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Apr

Arbor Day Celebration


arbor day celebration. The mayor signed a proclamation urging all citizens to celebrate Arbor Day and he and the tree board planted a tree. This year three shumard oaks were planted south of the southwest softball field. Left to right in the picture are Ed Coatman, mayor Homer Ward and Teri Deger. Fairbury is a Tree City USA member. (Contributed Photo)
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Apr

School lunch menu 4-29-15

Fairbury Jefferson and Central 
Elementary Schools
Thursday, Apr. 30: Chicken Tetrazinni w/HMD bread; turkey sand., mixed veggies. 
Friday, May 1: Mini Cheese Calzone; PBJ Sandwich, Marinara Sauce.
Monday, May 4: Crispy Chicken on bun; Turkey sandwich, Baked Beans.
Tuesday,  May 5: Oven Roasted Chicken w/ HMD Bread; PBJ sandwich, Mashed Potatoes.
Wednesday,  May 6:Pepperoni Pizza; Tuna Salad on bun, Corn.
 
High School
Thursday, Apr. 30: 
Friday, May 1: Mini Cheese Calzone; Cheeseburger on bun, Marinara Sauce.
Monday, May 4: Crispy Chicken on bun; Ham & Cheese  flatbread, Baked Beans.
Tuesday,  May 5: Oven Roasted Chicken w/ HMD Bread; Hamburger on bun, Mashed Potatoes.
Wednesday,  May 6:Pizza Hut Pepperoni Pizza; Chicken/ Cheese Wrap, Corn.
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Apr

4-29-15

Sheriff’s report
April 16: Report of a traffic stop on a speeding vehicle east of Jansen on Highway 136. The driver was driving under suspension. A citation was issued. 
April 16: Report of a missing license plate.
April 16: Jennifer M. Camp, of Fairbury, was driving a 2007 Chevrolet east on 713 Road about a half mile east of Highway 15 when the vehicle went off the road, the driver overcorrected and the vehicle went into the ditch and rolled. Camp was taken by Jefferson County Ambulance to Jefferson Community Health Center. The vehicle was totaled. 
April 18: Tobias G. Fritzen, of Diller, was driving a 1998 Buick west on Highway 136 when the driver attempted to turn onto Highway 103 and collided with a 1998 Jeep driven by Duane R. Bleich. Both drivers and Bleich’s passenger, Carrie Bleich, were taken by ambulance to Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center. 
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Apr

Letters to the Editor

Islam Is Exterminating All Christians

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Apr

Farm Work Is Just Good, Old-Fashioned Fun

I think my little family would have enjoyed growing up in the “old” days, the days before television and cell phones and computers. We had a rather old fashioned day of working outside recently, and we were all tired and dirty by day’s end. There were a few modern conveniences including animal crackers and Tonka trucks, but there was also a lot of mud, sticks and good ol’ walking in the pastures. 
Michael is spending his days fixing fence and working cows, so the boys and I joined him. We drove the UTV to a pasture, and while Michael checked and fixed fence, the boys and I cut cedars. The pasture was relatively free of cedars, but there were still some small cedars here and there. 
The boys were like coon dogs: They would run ahead searching for cedars and yell when they’d find one. 
“It’s a big boy,” Reid would say even if the tree was only eight inches tall. 
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29
Apr

In My World Bruce Jenner Isn’t News Anymore

A lot of cool things happened in 1976. Not the least of them at least in my world was when Bruce Jenner, representing the United States of America, won a gold medal in the Decathlon at the Summer Olympics in Montreal.
While I never really was much of a Wheaties fan before, or after for that matter, Jenner’s winning of a gold medal turned me in to a Wheaties eating machine. The Captain Crunch got put away and Wheaties was the fare of choice.  Those of us old enough to remember his picture with arms raised in victory on the cereal box remember it as a sight to behold. Every young red-blooded teen boy wanted to be that guy.
Now that was news.
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Apr

City Manager Search Long But Hopefully Worth The Wait

 Last week’s news that the City of Fairbury finally has a city manager candidate set in their sights was a most welcome revelation. The city is currently working out preliminary contract negotiations with Collin Bielser of Baldwin City, Kansas. Fairbury Mayor Homer Ward says he hopes now of a more final nature can be reveled to the public on May 5.
  Let’s hope so too.
 For nearly a year our community has been without what is probably the single most important position any municipality can have. Upon the non renewing for former city manager Joe Parker’s contract Fairbury leaders have been hesitant to test the waters and quickly fill the position. Quickly is not a term we would use for Fairbury’s action.
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Apr

Art Guild

 Jefferson County Art Guild met on Monday, April 27th at The Studio.

Date: 
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 5:00pm
Wed
29
Apr

Evangel University Concert Choir


Evangel University Concert Choir will perform at the Fairbury Foursquare Church (6th and H Street) Monday, May 4th, 7:00 pm. The Evangel Concert Choir under the direction of Dr. Sharon Wilkins has performed in 48 states and 18 other countries. Their repertoire ranges from classical to contemporary sacred. Their program is as varied and energetic as the 23 member choral ensemble. (Contributed Photo)
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28
Apr

Ronald Kostal

 
Ronald J. Kostal, 86 of Odell, NE, passed away April 27, 2015 at Bryan LGH-East in Lincoln.  He was born January 12, 1929.  Survivors are Wife: JoAnn (Weaver) Kostal, Sons: Dennis (Eileen) Kostal, Donald (Terri) Kostal, Douglas (LaRae) Kostal, Grandchildren: Andrea (Jeff) Humphreys, Alissa (Damian) Andersen, Brent (Abigail) Kostal, Derek (Morgan) Kostal, Travis Kostal, Brandon Kostal, Joshua Kostal, Great Grandchildren: Ashtyn, Braeden, Peyton Humphreys, Dalton & Devin Andersen, Preston & Austin Kostal, Easton & Adalynne Kostal, & two more on the way, Sisters-in-law: Mary Kostal, Barbara Kostal, & Shirley Kostal, Many Nieces, Nephews, Family & Friends.

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