All

Wed
04
Feb

U.S. Flags Made In America Are a Rarity


U.S. Flags Made In Fairbury, NE. MSA Brand workers produce American Flags using all American made materials in their Fairbury plant inside the McBattas Packaging and Printing building. To order your flag go to: www.flagsmadeintheusa.com
 Last week a reporting crew from The Omaha World-Herald came to Fairbury. Their mission, according to reporter Cole Epley, was to find out what all the buzz about American flags was.
   “We were informed that there was a company in Fairbury making United States flags in a former sewing factory and thought it would be a good story,” he said. “You know...sewing jobs return to Fairbury, that sort of thing,” he added.
 Epley admitted what he and World-Herald photographer Sarah Hoffman found was much more impressive.
 “Apparently nearly every United States flag that is made is made outside of the United States,” he said. “It is very cool to see that someone in America actually makes them.”
Wed
04
Feb

Surprise Storm Dumps 8" On Fairbury, Shuts Down Major Roads


Weekend Snow Storm in Fairbury, NE. Photos by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News. Find more like these under the photos tab at: www.fairburyjournalnews.com.
 In the first major snow storm of the season, Fairbury and the surrounding area unofficially received eight inches of snow over the weekend.
   Heading in to last weekend National Weather Service officials lowered storm totals as the week went on. What originally had been predicted as a 1-3 inch snow-maker was downgraded to "flurries to one inch" as late as Friday evening. NWS officials had said the Journal-News coverage area would see primarily a rain-making event with precipitation changing to snow late Saturday night.
  That, however, was not the case.
Wed
04
Feb

Was There A Gas Leak Or Wasn't There?

Businesses along the Highways 136 and 15 corridor were evacuated mid afternoon on Tuesday as a natural gas leak was reported in the busy portion of Fairbury.
At approximately 3 p.m. representatives from Black Hills Energy requested that first responders seal off and vacate area businesses due to a natural gas leak. Businesses including the strip mall were emptied and traffic was re-routed around the area. By 3:45 p.m. it was back to business as usual.
 According to Fairbury chief of police Chad Sprunk he said Black Hills energy people said, "It wasn't as bad as they had thought." No further information on the purported incident was available and calls to Black Hills Energy officials went unanswered.
Wed
04
Feb

Excess LB840 Funds May Be Used For House Demolitions

Voters residing within the city of Fairbury have made a commitment to use extra sales tax dollars to benefit, in part, local economic development efforts through passage of the LB840 sales tax initiative.
 And according to Fairbury City Attorney David Bargen the term “economic development” and use for the LB840 funds could have a broader meaning than most people think. Bargen told members of the Fairbury City Council on Tuesday that it is possible those funds could be used to help demolish run down houses within Fairbury.
 “If you want to improve property by tearing down run down houses thereby making that property available for other uses, the case might be made that this is in essence economic development,” he said.
 Bargen said in some years when sales tax in excess is $185,000 is generated that money can be used for economic development.
Wed
04
Feb

Despite Weather, The Show Must Still Go On!


ENTERTAINMENT IN FAIRBURY SATURDAY EVENING--Jared Alberico, from Jared’s Good Time Blues Party of Lincoln was at the Tasting Room inside the Stagecoach Mall. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News
Wed
04
Feb

Mustangs Place Sixth At Freeman Invite

In their final invite prior to next week’s Crossroads Conference Wrestling Tournament, Meridian finished sixth in the 13-team Freeman Invite held Jan. 29 in Adams.
Yutan won the invitational with a score of 122.50 points, while Meridian racked up 74.50 points for sixth place.
Five wrestlers brought home medals for the Mustangs including a pair of individual medalists.
Senior Liam Noel won the 120-pound weight class with a mark of 2-0.
Noel won his championship match by pin fall in 3:32 over Nebraska City’s Juan Rico.
Senior Brandon Jackson was the individual champion in the 182-pound weight class posting a record of 4-0.
In his championship match, Jackson won by decision, 11-4 against Jacob Buhr of Freeman.
Runner-up medalists included Joshua Traynor, 138 pounds, and Triston Voight at 170 pounds.
Wed
04
Feb

Free Throw Shooting Boosts Freeman Past Griffins

Stellar free throw shooting carried Class C-2 state-rated Freeman (18-1) to a 51-41 road win Friday evening against Diller-Odell.
Diller-Odell stayed right on the Falcons’ heels trailing, 23-20 at halftime.
Following three quarters of play, the Griffins were down only by four points, 36-32.
In the decisive fourth quarter, Freeman pulled away for the win by outscoring the Griffins, 15-9.
Diller-Odell had a better night shooting from the field than Freeman connecting on 45 percent of their shot attempts compared to 42 percent for the Falcons.
On three-point shooting, Diller-Odell was 4-13 shooting, while Freeman was 1-7.
The key stat in the game was at the free throw line where Freeman was 26-33 for 78 percent, and Diller-Odell connected on 60 percent of its attempts at 9-15.
Wed
04
Feb

Tri County Drops Home Dual To Beatrice

Tri County’s wrestling team finished out its dual portion of its schedule Friday evening losing a home dual, 58-24 to Beatrice.
The dual between the Trojans and Orangemen began at 160 pounds.
On the night, Tri County earned four victories all by pinfalls.
Senior Tyler Haake claimed the Trojans first win on the mat with a pinfall in :51 seconds over Tucker Bassinger at 182 pounds.
Tri County freshman Ethan Paxton won by pinfall at 106 pounds against Bryson Fralin in :28 seconds.
Senior Brayden Schultis earned a pinfall in 3:02 over Carter Aden at 138 pounds.
In the final match of the dual at 152 pounds, sophomore Colby Ensz was victorious by pin in :50 seconds against Aaron Schumaker.
Wed
04
Feb

BNFF Swimmers Sweep North Star

Participating in its final dual in January, the Beatrice-Norris-Fairbury-Freeman swimming and diving teams swept a road dual on Jan. 29 versus Lincoln North Star.
The BNFF girls squad was victorious over the Lady Navigators, 121-64, while the boys squad won by a score of 92-59.
Fairbury competitors placing in individual events on the girls team were Keanna Kroeker, third, 200 Free, 2:30.33, Lindsay Lee, sixth, 200 Free, 2:50.82, Shaye Stall, fourth, 200 IM, 3:03.40, and Lee, third, one meter diving with a score of 281.31 points.

Pages