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Tue
04
Nov

Edward L. Svajgr

Edward L. Svajgr, 96.  died on October 11, 2014 at the Gardenside Long Term Care Center in Fairbury, NE. He was born on May 26, 1918 near Milligan, NE. He was the youngest of six children born to Vaclav and Mary (Trynner) Svajgr. 
He attended grade school at District 83 in Saline County and graduated from Milligan High School in 1935. On August 8, 1939 he married Bessie Novotny of Diller, NE. at Fairbury, NE.
Hebecame an SPF swine producer in 1960 and sold breeding stock to hog producers in many states. They moved to Fairbury in 1980 but continued to farm and raise livestock until 1984. He was Chairman of the Democratic Party in Jefferson County for many years. 
He is preceded in death by his wife, Bessie of 68 years; daughter, Joyce; infant son, Stanley; brothers, Joseph and James; sisters, Sophia and Martha; and daughter-in-law, Judy Svajgr.
Tue
04
Nov

Darrell Cook

March 1, 1954 – Oct 22, 2014
Darrell Cook grew up in Fairbury, NE, on his father’s and grandfather’s farm. He attended school in a one-room schoolhouse, where he was the only student until his brothers were old enough to join him. He graduated from Fairbury High School (go Jeffs!) and went to the University of Nebraska at Curtis. He graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Agriculture.
He always wanted to live near the mountains, and moved to Colorado in 1983. He met his wife there and was married in 1990. They made their home in Lafayette.
Darrell worked a variety of jobs, but came into his own when he started market farming in 2009. He rented acreage from a local farmer and from the Boulder County Open Space program. He built Ginger Cat Farm, which grew with the Longmont Farmer’s Market. Darrell loved his return to farming, as well as interacting with the people at the market.
Tue
04
Nov

Jeffrey Scott Paneitz

Jeffrey Scott Paneitz, 58 died Saturday, November 1, 2014 in Anchorage, Alaska. He was born Feb. 28, 1956 in Fairbury NE. He is survived by his parents, Vernon and Jean Paneitz, Beatrice, NE; brother, Douglas (Gigi) Zoubek , Ninilchik, Alaska; sister Tammy (Jim) Sylvester, Clay Center, KS; nieces, Zizi ( Eric) Hanson, Ninilchik, Alaska; Jacelle Zoubek, Soldotna, Alaska; Amanda Matherly, Loving, New Mexico; Sidney Zoubek, Soldotna, Alaska; and nephew Christopher Reed, Loving, New Mexico.
Interment at later date.
Tue
04
Nov

Eavon M. Zimmerman

Eavon M. Zimmerman, 90 of Fairbury, passed away November 3, 2014 at her home. She was born on January 22, 1924 at Ragan, NE.

Survivors are son, Doug and wife, JoAnne of Fairbury; daughter, Debra and husband, Douglas DeWald of Gretna, NE; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; half-brother, Gary Littrell and wife, Dodie of Arkansas.

Mon
03
Nov

Gun Shots Fired

On October 31, 2014 at approximately 11:31 P.M., the Fairbury Police Department was dispatched to the 100 block of West A Street reference an argument.  While officers were heading to the location, they were informed that gunshots were heard coming from the area and a small dark colored pickup was seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed. 

When officers arrived, they spoke with several witnesses who indicated that there was a lot yelling and then they heard what appeared to be 4 gun shots fired.  Officers searched the area and located 4 empty hand gun casings located in the yard of a residence in the area.  Officers searched the area for any damage or victims but were not able to locate any.  At this time, there have not been any reports of injuries from the incident. 

The Fairbury Police Department is asking for any information related to this incident.  Citizens are encouraged to call 402-729-3355 with any information. 

Fri
31
Oct

Grand Jury Concludes Gibbons Case

 
 
On October 31, under the supervision of Judge Paul Korslund, the grand jury  in the case of Keylee Gibbons completed its deliberations the same day with Jeffrey Goltz, Deputy Jefferson County Attorney presenting evidence regarding the death. The grand jury concluded that there had been no criminal conduct on the part of any individual that caused or contributed to the death of Keylee Gibbons. The grand jury returned a “No True Bill” which has been filed with the Clerk of the District Court.
Thu
30
Oct

Regents race marked by big spending, borrowing

Candidates for the one contested seat on the University of Nebraska Board of Regents had spent well over a half-million dollars by 10 days before the Nov. 4election, and both reported significant personal loans to their campaigns.

Wed
29
Oct

Environmental Protection Agency

 Environmental Protection Agency personnel conducted inspections in northeastern Kansas in December, 2013.  As a result of one of the inspections, the owner of a beef feedlot, Winifred Feed Lot, LLC, has agreed to pay a $16,150 civil penalty to settle alleged violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA), according to a proposed consent agreement.

 

The EPA inspection documented pollutant discharges from production areas of the 2,200-head facility to Perkins Creek, a perennial stream that has been listed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) as impaired because of high levels of phosphorus and total suspended solids.

 

Wed
29
Oct

Accident off of Hwy. 8 Tuesday

Tuesday afternoon approximately 4:45 pm a one vehicle rollover accident off of Hwy. 8 and 580 Ave between Diller and Steele City. Driver refused care. Non injury accident. 

Wed
29
Oct

Fairbury Public Library

Fairbury Public Library 
will host a presentation on Filing for Social Security: Thursday evening, November 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the library. RSVP is requested either to the library at 402-729-2843 or Liz at 402-729-3065.
Date: 
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:00am

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