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Dec

Dump Truck Paths In Straw Bedding And Water Tubs Filled With Rocks All Part Of The Teaching Process

I have had quite a bit of help in the lambing shed the past week. Sometimes it’s the wrong kind of help, but at least my two little helpers are involved, right? That’s what I’ve been telling myself as I take deep breaths. 
Four-year-old Kane really is pretty good help. Most of the time. He means to be good help, he just has to learn a few things about momma sheep and sheep herding. He will never learn if we never let him help.
I have spent an hour or two in the lambing barn every morning for the past week. It is prime lambing time, and without supervision the ewes will lamb outside in the cold, steal lambs or abandon a slow lamb. 
Wed
17
Dec

Give Military Personnel The Respect They Are Due

 I overheard something the other day that really bothered me.
 A group of us guys were sitting around draining the better portion of a coffee pot when the discussion for whatever reason turned to the military. It was noted by one in the group that his son had a friend who just returned from his fourth tour of duty in the Middle East. The treatment this individual received was less than complimentary.
 “This guy told me that he was spit at, called names and that the windows on his wife’s car were broken out,” was the statement made.
 This is abhorrent behavior. The only thing to be thankful for was that it did not happen in our immediate area. I’d like to think that we are better than that.
  Still, I was and am a little more than bothered by this. Ok, no one likes the fact that our military is actively engaged anywhere, any place in the world. But they are. I personally like the idea of a defensive military force better.
Wed
17
Dec

Local Service Clubs Need To Be Helped As Much As They Help

Have you ever given thought to who the people are that give to the community? Those people who: stage the annual Punt, Pass and Kick Contest; deliver Meals on Wheels; hand out youth scholarships and in general give back to the community.
 It is the service organizations. The Elks. The Kiwanis. The Optimist Club, Rotary Club and Masonic Lodge. Without these service organizations many of the great deeds they do in supporting youth and donating the improvement of our community would largely go un done.
 Can you imagine no Elks Hoop Shoot? No PP&K Contest. The end to countless scholarships for graduating seniors. How about ending assistance to aging veterans or funds drying up to help keep our park in tip top shape? All of this and more comes from service agencies.
Wed
17
Dec

12-17-14

Police Report 
Dec. 1: Report of a fight at the Fairbury library. A report was sent to the county attorney for terroristic threats and use of a weapon to commit a felony. 
Dec. 2: Report of a fight in the 1400 block of F Street. 
Dec. 5: Report of a welfare check on a mother and juvenile. Both are fine. 
Dec. 5: Report of a runaway on 11th Street. 
Dec. 5: Report of an open door in the 600 block of 4th Street. 
Dec. 6: Report of disturbing the peace in the 800 block of C Street. 
Dec. 7: Report of dog neglect in the 1200 block of 6th Street. 
Dec. 7: Report of threats in the 1300 block of 4th Street. 
Dec. 7: Report of criminal mischief in the 1300 block of D Street. 
Wed
17
Dec

Fairbury Elks Teens Of the Month

The Fairbury Elks Lodge #1203 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elk announced their teens of the month based on character, leadership, community service, citizenship, and scholastic achievement.
Erin Holtmeier, daughter of Lee and Stephanie Holtmeier was announced as Elks Teen of the Month. She attends Washington County Community Schools.
Erin is a member of FFA, FBLA, FCCLA, National Honor Society, Cheerleader, Scholars’ Bowl, Forensics, School Play, Band, Student council FCCLA representative, Foreign Language Club,  and Big brother and Big Sisters Program. sports-Cross Country for 3 years.
Community involvement includes 4-H for 12 years as President, Treasurer, Historian, Good Shepard Lutheran Church as Acolyte, Lector, Choir, Youth Group  and Church Council Youth Representative and various other actives.
Wed
17
Dec

Bowls for Backpacks


BOWLS FOR BACKPACKS--Saturday, a fundraiser was held at the Fairbury Jr/Sr. High School to provide meals to children and families. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News
Wed
17
Dec

School Lunch Menus 12-17-14

Fairbury Jefferson and Central Elementary Schools
Thursday, Dec. 18: BREADED PORK ON BUN; Chicken wrap and cowboy beans.
Friday, Dec. 19: CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP W/HMD BREAD; Ham sandwich, golden corn and carrots.
Monday, Dec. 22: MANDARIN CHICKEN W/HMD BREAD AND SEASONED RICE; Chicken salad on bun and oriental vegetables.
Tuesday, Dec. 23: HOT DOG ON BUN; PBJ Sandwich and fresh veggies.
Wednesday, Dec. 24: CHRISTMAS BREAK.
 
High School
Thursday, Dec. 18: BREADED PORK ON BUN; Hamburger on bun and cowboy beans.
Friday, Dec. 19: CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP W/HMD BREAD; Ham & cheese flatbread, golden corn and carrots.
Monday, Dec. 22: MANDARIN CHICKEN W/HMD BREAD AND SEASONED RICE, HMD BREAD; BBQ beef rib on bun and oriental vegetables.
Tuesday, Dec. 23: HOT DOG ON BUN; Cheeseburger on bun and fresh veggies.
Wed
17
Dec

Veteran Leadership Advisory Council Members Wanted

Local veterans are encouraged to contact BVCA to be apart of the organization. The objective is to find the needs of Veterans and  their families and find needed resources for them.
Contact BVCA at 620 5th St. or 402-729-2278.
Wed
17
Dec

Retirement Parties

Celebrate with Roseanna Wiegert and Vicki Haskell on Dec. 18 from 2:30-4:30pm in the District Courtroom and with Sandy Stelling on Dec. 19 from 3-5pm in the District Courtroom.

Wed
17
Dec

Newspapers Going Out On Dec. 23

The Fairbury Journal-News will be printed on Tuesday, Dec. 23 next week.
Deadlines are Monday at noon for ads and articles.
Carriers please make plans accordingly to pick up your newspapers. The following weeks paper will go out on regular schedule.

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