Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:29pm
Jefferson Community Health Center is sponsoring “Medicare ABCs,” a free, educational workshop presented by certified Medicare counselor, Lori DeBoer. The program will be held on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, at 10 a.m. at 2200 H Street at Jefferson Community Health Center.
Reservations are not required but appreciated. For more information or reservations, call (402) 729-3351.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:24pm
Alzheimer’s Caregivers Su-pport Group will meet on Monday, August 31, at 6:30 pm in the JCHC Small Conference Room. Easiest access will be by parking in the H Street parking and enter through the JCHC main entrance. Follow the lobby signage to “Hospital.”
The meeting rooms will be to the left, small conference room is the second door. For more information call Lana at 402-729-6855.
Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:23pm
SPECIAL GUEST-- Governor Pete Ricketts, center, cuts the ribbon on the newly dedicated Jefferson Community Health Center (JCHC). Joining Ricketts were, from left to right, Bill Welch, former CEO of JCHC; Carmen Hinman, board member; JCHC CEO Chad Jurgens, Mike Steele, board member; Gov. Ricketts; Brian Scheele, JCHC board vice chairman; Dick Hoppe, JCHC board chairman; Lymon Hamm, JCHC board secretary/treasurer; Lana Likens, JCHC public relations director; Sandy Bauer, Human Resources director for JCHC and Mary Glenn, board member. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/Fairbury Journal-News)
The JCHC open house on Saturday, Aug. 22, which gave people the opportunity to experience the new Jefferson Community Health Center, attracted an estimated 700 people, including Governor Pete Ricketts and Senator Laura Ebke.
This event was planned in order to bring attention to the renovations at JCHC and to emphasize the importance of having this resource in Jefferson County.
Some of the changes that were made to the hospital include a new layout to help patients and staff to access parts of the hospital more easily. Also, patient rooms were redesigned to make them larger and to include showers in each room. JCHC Board Chairman Dick Hoppe, in his speech at the event, acknowledged the dedication of the staff and the support of the community.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:22pm
PASSING THE TORCH--Fred Arnold, left, welcomes Tim Linscott back to the Journal-News as publisher on Aug. 24. Arnold announced on Monday that he was naming Linscott publisher and would still be involved in certain aspects of the Journal-News. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/Fairbury Journal-News)
After nearly 25 years, Fairbury Journal-News owner Fred Arnold has turned over publishing duties to Timothy Linscott of Grant.
Arnold made the announcement on Monday that Linscott, a former editor at the Journal-News, would be taking over the publisher duties.
Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:22pm
PRESENTING A TOKEN OF REMEMBRANCE-- Pastor Charles Schmidt, right, gives a cross made by the congregation to Rev. Richard Snow, Nebraska District President of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Senate. For more on this story, turn to Page 2. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/Fairbury Journal-News)
Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:21pm
Recently, the Fairbury Journal-News began recycling materials that are accepted at Fairbury’s recycle center.
Laura Bedlan, Zoning Administrator of the City of Fairbury, provided the Journal-News with information about the center. According to that information, the center has been collecting recyclable materials, such as paper and certain types of plastic, since 1990.
In its 25 years of operation, use of the recycle center has fluctuated. In 2009, the center collected 140 tons of material over the course of that year. The collection of recyclable material generates revenue for the City of Fairbury.
According to the information provided by Bedlan, the 140 tons of material collected in 2009 provided approximately $3,500 for the city. This revenue helped to save the city in tipping fees, which, as Bedlan explained, are the fees the city has to pay for dumping trash.