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Wed
25
Feb

Pottery Class


POTTERY CLASS STUDENTS learn the art of making clay mugs this past weekend at the Stagecoach Mall in Fairbury. Lucky Stradley workshop presenter shows Samantha Bedlan how to put finishing touches on a mug. Photos by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News
Wed
25
Feb

Fairbury Man Has Sex Trial Set For May 26

Dwain G. Junker of rural Fairbury is scheduled to go to trail on May 26 for one count of sexual assault of a minor and two counts of forcible sexual assault. Junker's pre-trial hearing was held in Jefferson County District Court on Feb. 19.
According to court records, a female reported in March 2014 that Junker sexually assaulted her from 2011 through 2013. Court documents say that Junker, now age 57, "digitally penetrated her," put his penis in her mouth and took his belt and put it around her neck on six or seven occasions, which made it difficult to breath, while he "penetrated her anally" or attempted to penetrate her anally, among other allegations.
Wed
25
Feb

Storm Spotter Public Training Set For March 17

The Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency is hosting  a storm spotter, public training session on Tuesday March 17 at the Homestead National Monument Educational Center. The session is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
According to Jefferson County EM director John McKee the seminar is designed for Jefferson and Gage County.
“Training will be provided by Gage County Emergency Management, Jefferson County Emergency Management and the National Weather Service, Omaha/Valley office,” he said.
McKee added procedures for storm spotting, communications and other information will be discussed. Interested persons need to RSVP by March 13 by calling 402-729-3602 or 402-223-1305. Attendees need to bring a county issued ID or a valid driver’s license.
“We want you to be familiar with what we will required if you respond to a disaster,” he said.
Wed
25
Feb

March First Friday

Fairbury’s First Friday event is scheduled for March 6th in downtown Fairbury. Beginning at 5 p.m., visitors can enjoy many art forms, including photography, paintings, sculpture and pottery created by local artists and two of Fairbury’s graduates, Taylor Miller and Ashley Hattle.
The first stop on the art walk is the Jefferson County Art Guild is located at 511 5th Street, across the street from the Campbell Bros Circus Mural. March’s featured artist is Taylor Miller, daughter of Jerry and Heidi Miller of Fairbury. 
Located at 515 4th Street, New Earth Clay Pottery features locally made stoneware pottery by Bill Robbins of Fairbury and is Fairbury’s only working pottery. New Earth Clay Pottery’s gallery features works from many talented Nebraska artists.
Wed
25
Feb

Fairbury FBLA


Fairbury FBLA Chapter hosted a pink out at the home basketball game between the Fairbury Jeffs and the Schuyler Warriors. During the weeks leading up to the game Fairbury FBLA members went around to local businesses and asked for sponsorships. The members got 25 businesses to sponsor the game and raised $1250 for sponsorships. Pink t-shirts that said “Knock-out Cancer” on the front and listed the sponsors on the back were sold at the games and worn by all Fairbury Jeff basketball players as warm-ups. The sales for the t-shirts reached a total of $1796. During the varsity games there was a bucket that was being passed around collecting donations for cancer research. That collected a total of $101.01. After all expenses, the Fairbury FBLA chapter and the towns of Fairbury and Schuyler donated $2076.01 to cancer research. Contributed Photo
Tue
24
Feb

Donna V. Kulp

Donna V. Kulp, 74 of Fairbury, died February 20, 2015 at Heritage Care Center. She was born on November 29, 1940 at Powell, NE.

Survivors are husband, Dale of Fairbury: sons, Randy of Manhattan, KS; and Ronald of Greenleaf, KS; sister, Janice (Marvin) Scheuler of Hebron, NE; and numerous nieces & nephews.

Tue
24
Feb

Donna V. Kulp

Donna V. Kulp, 74 of Fairbury, died February 20, 2015 at Heritage Care Center. She was born on November 29, 1940 at Powell, NE.

Survivors are husband, Dale of Fairbury: sons, Randy of Manhattan, KS; and Ronald of Greenleaf, KS; sister, Janice (Marvin) Scheuler of Hebron, NE; and numerous nieces & nephews.

Mon
23
Feb

Plymouth News

St. Paul’s Ladies’ Aid Meets

The St. Paul’s Lutheran of Plymouth Ladies’ Aid met February 19th. The opening hymn was “ O Lord in Prayer You Spent the Night”. Following an opening prayer Pastor Berger led the study of Ephesians, Chapter 6. We were given a list of four choices of what we would like to study next. “What Luther Says” received the most votes.

President LaVon Wasserman called the meeting to order. Sharon Schroeder was welcomes as a guest and has agreed to become a member. Secretary Angie Zulauf read the minutes of the previous meeting which were approved. Treasurer Mary Hueske gave the treasury balance. Birthday treasurer Kay Weichel gave the birthday treasury balance.

Mon
23
Feb

Narka News

Melvin and Estel Edwards, Jim and Kelley Edwards, Trudy Beam, Donna Svoboda, and Betty Edwards of Narka and Tim and Peggy Galloway of Mahaska enjoyed an evening out on Sat. with supper and a show at Mayberrys in Washington. The music was "The Homestead Pickers" from Branson, MO. They treated the crowd to some wonderful old mountain and country gospel music.
Fri
20
Feb

Waldron D. Fritz

Waldron D. Fritz, 93 of Fairbury, NE., passed away February 19, 2015 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. He was born December 28, 1921 at Silver Lake, KS. He was a WWII Marine Veteran. Survivors are daughter, Barbara Schmidt and husband, Dwight of Fairbury; sons, Monroe Fritz and wife, Sandy of Bloomington, IN.; Robert Fritz and wife, Gayle of Dallas, TX.; 8 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday February 23, 2015 at the First Baptist Church Chapel in Fairbury, with Darlene Novotny officiating. Cremation has taken place. Burial at a later date. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge of arrangements.

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