Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/10/2016 - 12:49pm
Second Semester Parent-Teacher Conferences for Grades 7-12 will be held in the Fairbury Jr-Sr High School classrooms on Thursday, Feb. 11, from 5-9 p.m. Assistant coaches will be available at 5:30 p.m. and the head coaches will be available at 6:00 p.m. If at all possible, please limit discussions to five minutes and focus on academics.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/10/2016 - 12:45pm
Feb. 1: Michael M. Hadcock was traveling westbound on Highway 8 in a 2006 Chevrolet when a deer came out of the south ditch and ran into the vehicle, causing $500 of damage.
Feb. 2: Protection order violation.
Feb. 4: Assist Fairbury PD with a protection violation.
Feb. 2: Schaun P. Schroeder was westbound on 14th Street in a 2004 Ford. Dennis S. Garton was westbound on 14th Street in a 2004 Dodge. Garton began to turn north onto Maple Street, and Schroeder drove off the road to the right. The driver's side of Schroeder's vehicle contacted the right, front corner of Garton's vehicle. Schroeder continued west, coming into collision with a stop sign and a street sign. There was $5,000 of damage to Schroeder's vehicle and $1,400 to Garton's.
Feb. 3: Report of fraud in the 600 Block of E Street.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:46am
Betty "Joyce" Fitzgerald, 72, Morrowville, died Feb. 3, 2016 at Bryan LGH in Lincoln, NE.
Services were Feb. 5, 2016 at the Morrowville Christian Church, Morrowville. Sheila Ouellette was organist and Ed Durst sang, "Go Rest High on that Mountain," Old Rugged Cross" and "Amazing Grace."
Joyce was born Dec. 19, 1943 to Marvin and Ruth (Wells) Ginn on a farm one mile south of the state line at rural Morrowville, Kan. She attended grade school at Albia Rural then transferred to Plainview Rural. Joyce graduated from Morrowville Rural High School in 1963.
In 1964, she was united in marriage to Chuck Fitzgerald at the catholic church in Fairbury, where she was also baptized. Chuck and Joyce lived in Jansen, where they owned and operated the Western Bar.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:42am
Elected officials continue to file for re-election before the Feb. 16 deadline.
Incumbents that have filed for Fairbury School Board include Jody Starr and Alan Stall. Richard Zimmerman’s replacement on the Fairbury School Board is Jacie Milius. She will fill out his term and be up for re-election this year and has until the Feb. 16 deadline to re-file.
For Meridian School Board, incumbent Re’ne Scheer has filed. Jay VanWeston and Larry Miller, both incumbents, have already re-filed for election.
Fairbury Mayor Homer Ward has filed for re-election.
Ed Friesen for Ward 3 in Fairbury for city council has re-filed. Roger Bailey, Ward 2 and Doug Brown, Ward 4, have yet to file as of press time. Kelly Davis, Ward 1 in Fairbury, has already signed up for re-election.
Kirk Holtmeier has filed for Tri County School Board as an incumbent, as has incumbent Doug Stokebrand.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:41am
The 2016 Fairbury High School Winter Formal dance will be held Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Elks Club. Winter Formal candidates are, front row, left to right, Paige Eden, Brooke Eisenhauer, Lindsay Lee, Anna Schouboe and Josey Zakokrtsky. Back row, Tyler Heidemann, Cody Huss, Mark Kroeker, Trevin Likens and Nathanial Stapaules. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:40am
A good time was had by all who were in attendance at the annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet on Friday night. The chamber celebrated its successes with a “Dancing with the Stars” themed event. TOP: Terry and Jill Likens dance to “Jackson” by Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. MIDDLE, LEFT: Ron Hilligas accepts the community service award, which he was given for his continued efforts to aid the community. MIDDLE, RIGHT: Trevor Steinmeyer, who hosted the event, had his services recognized with the volunteer of the year award. ABOVE: Justin Schultis discusses the precision dancers had during the Dancing With The Stars competition. Schultis, Hilligas and Tiffany Pfaff acted as judges for the competition. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:39am
Water Troubles--The Steele City Village Board will discuss potential solutions to a water issue that has affected the village since 2007 at a joint meeting in Endicott on Thursday night. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
With the issue of their village's water supply having high nitrates since 2007 hanging over their heads, members of the Steele City Village Board are researching viable options to resolve this issue and to remain in compliance with the federal guidelines that have been set to ensure that the water people drink is safe.
Since 2007, the nitrate levels in Steele City's water supply have fluctuated, but have not remained under the federal limit of 10 parts per million, which is being enforced by the Department of Health and Human Services. An administrative order was issued by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. According to information from Martin Norton, State Engineer for USDA Rural Development, who is working on the issue with the village board, the average nitrate level since 2007 has been 10.55 parts per million.