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Fairbury Author Presents Wonders Of Universe To Whet Interest On Creation

This week marks the nationwide release of “Scientific Creation With a Biblical Parallelism,” a thought-provoking new book by author James R. Frager.
In “Scientific Creation With a Biblical Parallelism,” Frager gives readers a peek into the many areas of the universe — fragments of a whole picture enough to make them stop to think about how things have undergone such a complex recreational development. The author hopes that after reading this book, the readers can acquire an inexhaustible interest in all areas of creation. He encourages them to continue to seek directions and answers to questions of life and existence.
Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore, or by visiting barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com.

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Stormspotter Public Training at Homestead Education Center


Brian Smith from the National Weather Service conducted the stormspotting training session at Homestead Education Center in Beatrice on Tuesday evening. He is showing how a storm can come together and act once it is formed. (Photo by Shaunte Dean/Fairbury Journal-News)

John McKee Director of Jefferson County Emergency Management and Tim Stutzman Director of Gage County Emergency Management conducted a Storm Spotter/ Public Training session in Beatrice at the Homestead Education Center Tuesday. The training was provided by the Jefferson and Gage County Emergency management groups and the National Weather Service of Omaha/Valley.
They went over the procedures for storm spotting and communication.
“So far in the US in the month of March there have been no tornados,” Brian Smith from the National Weather Service said. “The last time this happened was in 1969,” Smith said. May and June are the peak of the season for tornados, although we can have tornados well up into October. “Due to temperature and pressure changes the peak time of day for a tornado to happen is more likely to happen between the hours of 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.,” Smith said.

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Alene Emma Endorf

Alene Emma Endorf was born November 20, 1914 to John and Martha (Schilke) Jarchow near Daykin, NE. She passed away March 10, 2015 at Gardenside LTC, Fairbury, NE.
Alene grew up in the Daykin area and attended grade school at District 35. She attended high school in Daykin, participated in class plays, choir and band. She graduated in the class of 1931.
Shortly after graduating high school, Alene went to work for Dr. H. H. Humphrey. His practice was located in Daykin and she aided in all types of situations, including delivering babies in homes in town and surrounding areas.
Alene was a lifetime member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Daykin, being baptized, confirmed and married (Fred Endorf – February 2, 1936) there. She belonged to choir and several church organizations.

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Sprinkler System Malfunction at JCHC


At 11:45 a.m. Monday, March 16, fire trucks were dispatched to Jefferson Community Health Center because of the fire alarm being activated. Upon investigation, it was determined there was a malfunction in the sprinkler system which set off the fire alarm.
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Congressman Adrian Smith Visits MSA Brand Products At McBattas Printing


Pictured top left, Peggy Galloway, Business Development Manager of MSA Brand Products and Congressman Adrian Smith. Bottom photo is Congressman Adrian Smith and owner of McBattas Printing Fred Arnold. (Photos by Freddie Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News)

Adrian Smith, United States Representative for Nebraska’s third Congressional District, was in Fairbury to visit McBattas Packaging and Printing in Fairbury Friday, March 13 in support of the American-made movement.
The McBattas plant is one of only eight factories in the United States that produces American flags. McBattas, located in northern Fairbury, provides world-wide printing, packaging, screen printing and embroidery services.
Congressman Smith toured the McBattas campus with owner, Fred Arnold and MSA business development manager, Peggy Galloway. The group discussed the impact of over-seas competition, employment shortage and injurious unemployment incentives.
“This administration has done nothing to emphasize the dignity of work,” Congressman Smith said.
The United States imported $4.0 million worth of American flags in 2014 — of that, $3.9 million were imported from China.

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Busy Week For Firefighters In Rural Areas


RURAL DEPARTMENTS from Steele City, Fairbury, Diller, Washington, Hanover and Hollenburg responded to the call which burned more than 600 acres. (Photos by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News)
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Plans For Fairbury City Adm. Progress

The long vacant position of Fairbury City Administrator is taking steps toward being resolved, albeit tiny steps.
Fairbury Mayor Homer Ward told the Journal-News earlier this week that he has received several applications for the position which is being advertised nationwide. Ward said that while he isn't ready to make any of the applicants' names public, he added each is being reviewed.
"It looks like we have a wide array of people who have shown interest in the job," he said. "And as of right now the applicants will be reviewed by myself, and council members Ed Friesen and Doug Brown."
The position of city administrator has been vacant since last May when the contract of then administrator Joe Parker was not renewed. Ward said city leaders have made a concerted effort to fill the position, placing an emphasis on economic development.

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Mar

Second Annexation Reading Passes With No Comment

Two weeks ago a multitude of people attended the Fairbury City Council meeting to hear comment, ask questions and in some cases complain about a proposed annexation of properties along the northern city limits.
This week there was no one.
On Tuesday members of the local governing body gave second reading approval to a measure that would bring a series of properties into the corporate city limits which include: Countryside Vet Clinic, Scherbarth Ace Hardware, The Farmers Coop, the Fairbury Rural Fire Department, land owned by Northgate Development and the property more commonly known as the former Massey Ferguson building.
The measure was approved on a unanimous vote by the city council. No one from the community or those from the proposed affected areas were in attendance. The ordinance must be approved one more time before becoming law,

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Mar

Asst. Principal Leaving For Grand Island at Year’s End

Fairbury Jr., Sr. High School assistant principal and activities director, P.J. Smith, is resigning effective the end of the current school year. He will be accepting the assistant principal's job at Grand Island Northwest starting next Fall.
Prior to serving as assistant principal, activities director for the last three years, Smith had served as Math teacher, varsity wrestling head coach, assistant football coach for the Jeffs. He has worked in the Fairbury school system since 2004.
Smith said leaving Fairbury was a tough decision for him and his family but the Grand Island job allows him to be closer to his family. Smith hails originally from Burwell. He said he will be leaving Fairbury in July.

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FJN Is Second Largest Circulated Weekly

Readership and circulation for The Fairbury Journal-News continues to increase.
For 2015 the Fairbury-based newspaper has become the second largest non-daily newspaper in the state of Nebraska.
Audited figures from the Nebraska Press Association place weekly readership of the Journal-News at 8,835. Only the Ogallala Keith County News has a higher weekly readership in Nebraska.
Last year the Journal-news was ranked number three for non-daily readership statewide.

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