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Wed
26
Aug

JCHC Showcases Latest Expansion


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.
Wed
26
Aug

New Publisher named at Journal-News


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.
Wed
26
Aug

Dedication


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)
Wed
26
Aug

Public Works Series Kicking Off

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.
Wed
26
Aug

Local FFA members help clean up community


KEEPING IT CLEAN-- Ryan Umland, left, and Althea Esteller of the Fairbury FFA finish walking through a stretch of Highway 136 near Fairbury. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/Fairbury Journal-News)
Twenty members of Fairbury FFA dedicated part of their day on Saturday, Aug. 22, to cleaning up a three-mile stretch of Highway 136. 
Thomas Dux, head of the FFA program at Fairbury Jr./Sr. High School, emphasized that this project is a great way to get teens involved in their community.
“This is a great way for the students to help out the surrounding community of Fairbury and also a great way for students to be stewards of the land and take care of the environment,” said Dux. 
When the project was completed, Dux cooked hot dogs for the students involved. Althea Esteller, FFA member, explained that she took part in this project in order to help keep Fairbury clean. Ryan Umland, another member of FFA, explained that the clean-up project is a great way to connect with the community by helping to clean it up.
Wed
26
Aug

Deadline to fill vacant commission seat Sept. 11

Those with a willingness to serve the public and a desire to direct the county are urged to apply for the vacant county commissioner’s seat to replace the late Arthur “Butch” Craig.
Craig, of Diller, was a county commissioner in Jefferson County since 2011 and was re-elected in November of last year.
According to Jefferson County Clerk Cynthia Newman, only one person has applied for the position as of Monday morning.
The county clerk, treasurer and attorney will make up the committee that will interview candidates and appoint the new commissioner.
Applicants have until 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11 to hand in a resume at the courthouse, 411 Fourth Street, or mail to Jefferson County Clerk’s Office, 411 Fourth Street, Fairbury, NE, 68352.
Interviews for the top candidates will be held on Sept. 17-18 with specific times to be posted at a later date. 
Wed
26
Aug

Quilt auction considered a success


SHOWCASING--Karen Fox displays a quilt at the Rock Creek Quilt Guild auction on Aug. 23. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/Fairbury Journal-News)
The Rock Creek Quilt Guild hosted a quilt auction on Sunday, Aug. 23, which roughly 80 people attended, in order to raise funds for future projects.
Former President of the Rock Creek Quilt Guild, Barb Schmidt, explained that she was grateful to see so many people in attendance at the event. 
Although the total amount of money raised is still being determined, the event has been deemed a success. Schmidt extended an invitation for people to attend events hosted by the guild in the future.
Tue
25
Aug

Titan Beef Booster Kick-Off event

Thayer Central Jr./Sr. High School Gym
 
930 Eads Avenue
 
Hebron, NE 
 
Please RSVP by August 24 to Susan Dishman, Director of Food Service:
 
susan.dishman@thayercentral.org or (402) 768-6117, Ext. 1309
Date: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 10:30am
Tue
25
Aug

Donna Mulkey

Donna Jean Lyree Mulkey 93 formerly of Fairbury, NE. passed away August 23, 2015 at Crestview Care Center in Milford, NE. She was born May 19, 1922 at Endicott, NE. to John & Emma (Allen) Schell. Survivors are Daughters: Mary Smith & Husband Kimball of Omaha, Pam Slama & Husband John of Milford, 4 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren, Sister: Helen Rossmiller & Husband Harv of Buffalo City, Iowa. Services will be at 11:00 am Thursday August 27, 2015 at the Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home Chapel in Fairbury. Memorials to the Family’s Choice. Burial at the Fairbury Cemetery – Fairbury, NE. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.

Thu
20
Aug

Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste Collections this Saturday, August 22nd

12pm-2:30pm, County Shop, 1415 A St., Fairbury.  See attachment for details

on items accepted.



$5 donation per household requested.

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