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Wed
24
Jun

New City Manager Hired

After more than two months of negotiations, the City of Fairbury finally landed the candidate they had sought from day one to serve as city manager.
 On Tuesday Fairbury Mayor Homer Ward conformed the hiring of Collin Bielser of Baldwin City, Kan. Bielser, who serves as assistant city manager for Baldwin City will start duties in Fairbury on July 27.
 "We found the right guy," Mayor Ward said. "It's taken quite a bit longer to get all of the contractuals ironed out than we would have liked, but this is a big move for both of us and we needed to make sure everything was done properly."
 Mayor Ward said he was very excited to land a candidate of this caliber and said Bielser would do an excellent job managing the day to day activities for Fairbury. The mayor said he was especially pleased that Bielser has an emphasis on economic development.
Wed
24
Jun

BVCA Awarded Nearly One Million Dollar Grant

Blue Valley Community Action (BVCA) Head Start in Fairbury was awarded an Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) grant worth $840,991. BVCA partnered up with two local child care centers, one being Kids Connection in Fairbury.
Elaine White, Interim Director for Kids Connection stated, because of the funds received from the grant they will be doing renovation on the facility and playground. 
“Some of the specific things we’re getting are new tile, an extra sink, new fire exit, four foot wall to separate rooms, new carpet, and much more,” White said.
Early Head Start provides services that benefit families, children, and teachers. Some of these services are health, development, and behavioral screenings.
“The grant has helped to get the program and the staff training going, we’ll have more slots open up and be taking applications to fill those slots soon,” White said.
Wed
24
Jun

More Problems For The Roads Dept.


while working on the roads in jefferson county this motorgrader sunk into the road between Fairbury and Gladstone on 562 Avenue due to undermining that occurred with the recent flooding . (Contributed Photo)
More roads have been closed since an incident happened on 562 Ave. north of highway 136 between Fairbury and Gladstone. To avoid further accidents, the roads are being worked on to ensure safe driving conditions.
Bryce Huss, an employee for the roads department was working on 562 Ave. attempting to repair the flood damaged road and the motor grader sunk into the road. 
The accident happened at the edge of a bridge where the road had been “undermined” giving way under the weight of the grader. Undermining is when a lower layer of the road is washed away during flooding, but the top layer is left, making the road look safe to drive on.
Bill Hansel, Highway Superintendent for Jefferson County stated, this is a good example of why we close and barricade the roads, it may look safe, but that is not always the case and someone could get seriously injured if they drive on a closed road. 
Wed
24
Jun

Bryan College Of Health Sciences Spring 2015 Term

 
 
Dean’s List is composed of students who were taking 12 credit hours or more and received a 3.5 GPA or higher.
 
Chelsea Sasse of Fairbury, daughter of Ron and Mindy Sasse of Diller is a freshman in nursing and is on the Dean’s List. 
Kylee Barber of Fairbury, daughter of Terry and Annette Barber of Fairbury is a freshman in nursing and is on the Dean’s List.
Wed
24
Jun

Lunch Menu 6-24-15

Fairbury Central 
Elementary Cafeteria
Free lunch for all children ages 1-18; Meals served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Monday, June 22: Jeff roll, carrots. 
Tuesday, June 23: Cheese stuffed sticks, marinara sauce, WG snack bar. 
Wednesday, June 24: Pork patty on bun, cowboy beans.
Thursday, June 25: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes w/ gravy, WG bread.
Friday, June 26:  Crispy chicken on bun, tator tots.
All meals served with fruit/fruit slush and milk.
 
Wed
24
Jun

Club News

Wed
24
Jun

Local Student Attends The Skillsusa National Leadership And Skills Conference

Local Student Attends 
The Skillsusa National 
Leadership And Skills Conference
 
One student, Jared Herman from Fairbury Public Schools is in Louisville, Kentucky June 22-27, as delegates and competitors attend the 51st National Leadership and Skills Conference sponsored by SkillsUSA.  Jared will compete in Power Equipment Technology (small engines)  and represent the entire state of Nebraska as he was a state winner at the State Leadership Conference where he won first place.  
During their stay, students participate as competitors or as voting delegates where they elect their national officers for the year and conduct the business of their organization. Students also meet with business and industry representatives and hear from government officials. And, they have fun, too. 
Wed
24
Jun

Meridian Reunion


Meridian Public School Alumni Class of 1995 reunion was held June 12 near Tobias. Nine of 19 classmates attend the BBQ and festivities. Pictured: Front Row Left-to-right, Troy Bartels, Ross Barton, Rhett Paul, Josh Slama, Back Row Left-to-right, Stacy Lutjemeyer, Jenni Mumford, Lecia Junker, Jason Bartels, Brian Rut. (Contributed Photo)
Wed
24
Jun

Vorderstrasse Reunion

The 85th annual Vorderstrasse reunion of the descendants of Karl W. and Anna llsebein Sundermeier Vorderstrasse was held at Gilead, NE, Pioneer Inn with 16 attending. The first reunion was held at Deshler, NE. city park with over 200 attending and has been held every year the second Sunday in June. Attending the June 14,2015 reunion were Dennis & Nancy Vorderstrasse of Hastings; Randy & Dianne Waldmeier of Belvidere; Verleen Vorderstrasse of Chester; Marvin & Helen Schmidt and Don & Mary Stelling of Deshler; Harriet Easton of Hebron; Kay Pavlicek and Rolla Heller of Fairbury; Keith Vorderstrasse and Cookie Parde of Barneston; Barbara Smith of Lincoln and Leoda Yost of Crete. Next years reunion will be June 12,2016 again at the Pioneer Inn, Gilead, NE.

Wed
24
Jun

Bales

The family of Dodie Bales would like to honor her with a card shower for her 85th birthday on July 6th cards maybe sent to 105 W. 5th St. Apt 105, Fairbury NE 68352. 

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