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24
Sep

U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Team Stops At Steele City, Casts Support to Keystone XL Project


Matt Koch, left, of the united states chamber of commerce spoke to a group of approximately 50 people last week at the transcanada pipeline near steele city. The U.S Chamber has come out in support of the keystone XL which would see an additional pump station near steele city. Photos by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News
The only way you can sum it up is political gridlock.
That is the view of Matt Koch, vice-president of the United State Chamber of Commerce from Washington, D.C. Koch, along with other members of the U.S. Chamber were in Steele City Friday touring the TransCanada pump station and weighing in on the fate of the proposed Keystone XL project.
The long-debated project Koch said is entirely in the hands of the President of the United states and other Democrats who are waiting to either push it forward or stop it depending on how the Fall elections go, he said.
"Where we are standing right here today, is very important ground," Koch said. "Steele City, Nebraska is one of the most important places in the United States and is on virtually everyone's RADAR."
Wed
24
Sep

FHS Homecoming Candidates


Homecoming candidates for the 2014-2015 school year for Fairbury Jr/Sr High are: back row: Brett Wanamaker, Connor Livingston, Dalton Hinrichs, Spencer Feldkamp, Nathan Klaumann; front row: Megan Siebe, Taylor Schroeder, Emily Hill, Shyanne Adams, Madison Schlake. Contributed photo
Wed
24
Sep

Hope Crisis Begins Sign Campaign

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month.  Hope Crisis will be hosting several events to help not only draw support for victims of domestic violence but to help support the efforts of Hope Crisis.
Hope Crisis Center volunteers including youth from American Lutheran and United Methodist church will be going door to door to distribute yard signs to willing residents of Fairbury.
Wed
24
Sep

2nd Grade Class Makes Ads for NIE

The second graders at Central made the ads used in the first Newspapers In Education special section. They learned how advertising for local businesses is used in newspapers.

Wed
24
Sep

Staff Local Office Hours in Jefferson County

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) announced today that her staff will be holding local office hours in Beatrice, Fairbury, and Crete on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. These office hours serve as a more convenient opportunity for constituents to meet personally with staff regarding federal casework assistance or other issues at the federal level.
Sarah Skinner, Constituent Services Representative for Fischer, will be holding local office hours at the times and locations below:
FAIRBURY 
Burkley Family Center
509 E St., 11:30 am – 12:30 pm 
 
Wed
24
Sep

Attention All Veterans

The Fairbury Elks Lodge is working on a special project to honor  all veterans.  If you or a family member served or is serving in the United States military please submit photo or snapshot of individual in uniform (official military head shots preferred) to the B.P.O.E. (Elks Lodge), 525 G Street, Fairbury NE 68352.  Please include: name, branch of service, dates of service, location(s) of assignment.  If deceased, date of death. Date of birth is optional.   All pictures will be returned.
 Deadline for submission is October 24, 2014.
 For more information call 402-729-3350 or 402-797-4021
 
Wed
24
Sep

Fairbury City Fire Dept. Called to Casey's

Fairbury City Fire was called to Casey's General Store approximately 12:45 for a kitchen fire which was located in the oven. The kitchen automatic fire suppression system was activated. When the city firemen arrived they checked the premises to assure that all the systems had worked accordingly and the fire had been adequately extinguished.

Manager Tawnya Kuhn said that Casey's home office were immediately sending down a crew to check out their kitchen to assure that all the systems would be safe. She and her employees were beginning the clean up process.

“The kitchen will be out of service for a few hours but we will be operational as company technicians can arrive and clear out all dangers,” said Kuhn. “Unfortunately we can't give an exact amount of time that we will be out of service but I assure you we will open as soon as possible.”  

Mon
22
Sep

Inmate Dies In Custody in Prison in Lincoln

Michael Peterson assigned to the LincolnCorrectional Center in Lancaster County was found dead at 6:14 am on

Mon
22
Sep

Marcellan Siegel

Marcellan Siegel, 92, of Fairbury, NE. passed away September 20, 2014. She was born July 18, 1922 at Diller, NE. Survivors are son, Michael Siegel and wife, Paula of Gretna, NE.; daughter, Louise Siegel of Fairbury; Numerous Nieces & Nephews; sisters-in-law, Shirley Mees of Indianola, IA.; Mary Mees of Denver, CO.

Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Fairbury, with Father John Birkel officiating. Rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 23, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Fairbury. Burial will be at the Fairbury Cemetery.

Sat
20
Sep

The Nebraska Minimum Wage initiative

The Nebraska Minimum Wage initiative received enough petition signatures to qualify for inclusion on the
 
ballot for the November 4, 2014, election. If it receives voter approval it will incrementally increase the 
 
minimum wage in Nebraska from the present $7.25 to $8.00 by January 1, 2015, and $9.00 by January 1, 2016. 
 
The issue will be decided by a vote of the people and there are a couple of things to consider before casting 
 
your vote. The following data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics clearly demonstrates that increasing the 
 
minimum wage will not raise people out of poverty or contribute to economic growth.
 
 Only 2.9% of United States workers earn the minimum wage, over half are between the ages of 16 and 24, 
 

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