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Wed
02
Sep

Power plant helping community since 1910

By Shaun Friedrichsen
Although it is often overlooked and easily taken for granted, the power plant in Fairbury provides a great service to not only the citizens of Fairbury, but to surrounding communities as well.
Larry Naiman, Assistant Superintendent of Utilities, explained that the plant has an interesting history that shows the strength of the community. The utility was originally privately owned; however, through the determination of the local citizens, it became a publicly owned operation.
“The original electric utility was owned by private investors,” said Naiman. “In 1910, the citizens of Fairbury requested that the city council proceed to try to acquire or buy that electric utility from the investors, because there was a feeling among some of the citizens that the service wasn't good. Rates were high, and they didn't have a chance to have a say in what those rates were going to be.”
Wed
02
Sep

Fun Park Repairs


Above: Rhiannon Corbin and Jorge Deras work to replace old boards at the Frontier Fun Park. Right: Jason Garnt hammers in blocks of wood in order to fill the hole in one of the posts that supports the structure.
Wed
02
Sep

Diller resident arrested on abuse charges

A Diller resident has been arrested and charged with two felony counts of abuse of a vulnerable adult.
Shawn E. Ebeling, 36, was charged with knowingly and intentionally abusing a vulnerable adult on Aug. 9 and Aug. 21, causing him or her to be physically injured, unreasonably confined, exploited, cruelly punished or denied essential services, according to Gage County Court documents. 
Russ Reno, Public Information Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services stated that Ebeling was hired on Sept. 7, 2010 as a developmental technician, providing direct care to patients. On Oct. 20, 2014, he was promoted to developmental technician shift supervisor.
According to Reno, Ebeling is on investigatory suspension reassignment as of Aug. 2, 2015. 
Ebeling appeared in Gage County court on Aug. 28, where his bond was set at $5,000 with a 10 percent deposit. He is scheduled to next appear in court on Sept. 4.
Wed
02
Sep

Carpathon 2015


Ricky Ball, of the Nebraska Game and Parks, demonstrates how to clean a carp during Carpathon 2015, held at Alexandria State Lakes on Aug. 29. (Photo by Shaunte Dean/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Wed
02
Sep

USPS Retirement


Greg Koerwitz files mail for the last time as he prepares for retirement from the U.S. Postal Service. Koerwitz has worked at the Post Office for 29 years. He plans to continue working at his insurance business. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Tue
01
Sep

Mary Lou Sellenrick

Mary Lou Drexler Sellenrick, 91, of Fairbury/Plymouth area died on August 31, 2015 at Bryan East Hospital, Lincoln, NE.  Mary resided at the Kensington, Beatrice, NE prior to her death.
Survivors include son Douglas Sellenrick and wife Sharon of Plymouth, brother Freddie Drexler and wife Ruth of Fairbury,  3 Grandchildren Jonathan D. Sellenrick and wife Anne Marie of Bloomington, IL, Jacilyn A. Sellenrick and special friend Mike Lee of Alexandria, VA, and Shannon Skrivanek of Washington State, 2 Great-Grandchildren Harrison and Cason Sellenrick of Bloomington, IL, and several nieces and nephews. 
Private Family services will be held Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, rural Plymouth, NE with Pastor Marilyn Hasemann. Interment will be in the Peace Lutheran Cemetery, rural Plymouth, Nebraska.  Memorials will go to the Family’s Choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements. 
Tue
01
Sep

Robert Leonard

Robert E. Leonard, 77 of Reynolds, NE passed away August 28, 2015 at his home.  He was born July 27, 1938 at Brighton, CO. 
Survivors are wife Judy of Reynolds, son Earl (Debbie) Leonard of Reynolds, daughter Julie (Barton) Oestreich of Llano, TX, 5 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and sister Rose (Bob) Bartels of Sturgis, SD.
Services will be Friday, September 4, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Fairbury with Pastor Joel Hahn officiating.  Burial will be in Mahaska Cemetery, Mahaska, KS. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.
Tue
01
Sep

Marion Cacek

Marion J. Cacek 80 of Odell, NE. passed away August 30, 2015. He was born August 17, 1935 at Odell. He was in the Army National Guard. Survivors are Wife: Miriam Cacek of Odell, Daughter: Ruth (David) Pipes of Odell, Grandson: William Pipes. Services will be at 2:00 pm Thursday September 3, 2015 at Vance-Gerdes Funeral Home in Odell. Burial at the Odell Czech Cemetery-Odell, NE. Memorials to the Odell Fire & Rescue & Diller-Odell Public Schools. Vance-Gerdes Funeral Home in Odell are in charge of arrangements.

Wed
26
Aug

Canning Truck Surplus Sale

Surplus Equipment Sale
 
Canning Truck Service, Inc., in Fairbury has the following excess equipment for sale:
 
Date: 
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 4:45pm
Wed
26
Aug

8-26-15

Fairbury Jefferson and Central Elementary Schools
Monday  August 31: MINI CORNDOGS; tuna salad on bun. 
Tuesday September 1:OVEN ROASTED CHICKEN W/HMD WG BREAD; PBJ Sandwich, mashed potatoes, gravy. 
Wednesday September 2:CHEESE RAVIOLI W/ SPAGHETTI MEATSAUCE & GARLIC CHEESEBREAD; turkey/cheese sandwich, green beans.
Thursday September 3: CHICKEN TETRAZINNI W/ HMD WG BREAD;  ham/ cheese flatbred, mixed vegetables.
Friday September 4: PIZZAWICH; chicken wrap, corn. 
 
High School
Monday  August 31: FIESTADA PIZZA; ham/cheese flatbread.
Tuesday September 1:OVEN ROASTED CHICKEN W/HMD WG BREAD; hamburger on bun, mashed potatoes, gravy. 
Wednesday September 2:CHEESE RAVIOLI W/ SPAGHETTI MEATSAUCE & GARLIC CHEESEBREAD; Jeff rib on bun, green beans.

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