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May

Election

 
On May 10, go vote in the primary. Check last week’s Journal-News edition for your polling places.
Date: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 12:15pm
Wed
04
May

Summer Mixed Bowling Leagues Starting Soon

Summer mixed bowling leagues will start May 16. To sign up contact Laurie Oaks at 402.587-2447.

Date: 
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 12:15pm
Wed
04
May

Friday Art Walk

 
 Beginning at 5 p.m., art walk attendees will enjoy an African-themed international art show and sale at the Old Library Gallery, located inside Big Bamboo Studios at 520 5th Street.
 Across the street at the Jefferson County Art Guild, Fairbury artist, Lois Welch, will be demonstrating a marbelizing technique on terra cotta pots at 6:30 p.m., followed by a flower arrangement demonstration to complete the pot by guild member, Lacey Schoenbeck.
Date: 
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 5:00pm
Wed
04
May

American Legion

 
 
The Fairbury American Legion will meet on Tuesday, May 10th, at 6:30 P.M. at the VFW. All veterans are invited to attend, along with wives and relatives. You don’t have to be a member.
Date: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 6:30pm
Wed
04
May

VA Support

 
 
Veterans and Families. The Outreach Division of the Veterans Administration will be in Fairbury the second Friday of every month, this month-May 13th, to answer your questions or concerns about VA support. No appointment is necessary. The VA Mobile Unit will be located at the VFW on HWY 15 (across from the water tower). Time: 1:00 P.M, until ?
Date: 
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 1:00pm
Wed
04
May

Give Blood

Giving blood is giving a gift of life. Nebraska Community Bloodbank is Jefferson Community Health Center’s bloodbank, and the two organizations partner to do blood drives in Fairbury to save lives.
The next blood drive will be held on Monday, May 23, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Nebraska Community Bloodbank bloodmobile in the JCHC parking lot (on the H street side of the building.) All types are needed – especially O negative (0-) and O positive (O+).
Date: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:00am
Wed
04
May

Class Reunion

Fairbury High School class of 1971 will hold a 45 year reunion on July 2, 2016, at 6 p.m. at the Fairbury VFW. For more information contact Pat Swett at 402-587-0753 or Kandi Buckley at 402-446-7349.

Date: 
Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 6:15pm
Wed
04
May

Guard Reunion

Guard Reunion
 
Anyone interested in coming to the reunion in August that hasn’t yet been contacted and that served from 1956 to 2001, call Roy Worm at 402-587-0404 or 402-729-5144.
Date: 
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 12:15pm
Wed
04
May

Mock Accident Hits Close To Home

FATALITY--Paramedics, fire department, deputies and mortuary officials complete the task of removing a body from the scene of an accident last week after two-vehicles collided in Fairbury. Alcohol was a factor in the accident. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

A multi-vehicle accident involving two carloads of teens resulted in a fatality and one arrest.
On April 27 at approximately 4:55 p.m., an accident occurred east of Sixth and F in Fairbury with multiple teens injured and one teen killed. All involved were from Fairbury.
Alcohol was a factor in the accident, according to police officials.
One female teen was arrested for DUI (Driving Under the Influence) and motor-vehicle homicide. Others in the vehicle were transported to area hospitals including Hebron, Beatrice and Fairbury with multiple injuries, some critical. The name of the teen killed had not been released as of press time.
“Until the investigation is complete, with this being a minor, we are not releasing any information at this time,” Fairbury Police Chief Chad Sprunk said.
Wed
04
May

Fby Council Pledges Renewed Economic Development Efforts

Calling it a very important first step, Fairbury Mayor Homer Ward said he was pleased the city will be entering a new phase of promoting economic development.
"We have had no economic development activity for more than a decade," he said. "None. Not a thing. So I think what we're doing now is a great first step."
 That first step referred to by Ward is the city's involvement in the state-sponsored Economic Development Certified Community Program. During Tuesday's meeting of the Fairbury city council, city administrator Collin Bielser explained more about the program.
 Bielser said presently there are 38 communities in Nebraska involved in the program, which is designed to foster business development and expansion with the assistance of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.

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