All

Wed
18
Mar

Fun With Cows And Kids

My two boys are keeping me smiling. They make me laugh everyday, and sometimes I forget to write the funny things that they say down.
We were out unrolling a bale of hay for the cows when Kane saw the Hereford bull. As we passed the bull Kane said, “That bull has big toenails and big feet.”
I asked Kane if the bull had big feet like Daddy, and Kane said farmers don’t have big feet. Just bulls.
Later in the day Kane and I went out to check a cow that was calving in the bottom lot. I told Kane that soon all of the cows in the bottom lot would have babies. As we were walking back to the house Kane said, “By next year all of these cows will have babies.”

Wed
18
Mar

The Old Man Still Makes Rookie Mistakes

My son holds me in high esteem. He says I am a legend in Nebraska community journalism and to follow in my footsteps would be nearly impossible.
Personally I never have seen myself in that light. I just work hard. But if I ever got to feeling that way all I need to do is rewind to last Saturday.
By all accounts it was a busy day full of photos and story ideas. A small portion of my day was dedicated to covering the annual Fairbury Chamber of Commerce “Shamrock Shuffle.” The event is a lot of fun; people in crazy St. Patrick’s Day garb, running, walking, shuffling and in short having a great time.
It’s always a wonderful opportunity for some great feature photos to be used now in the paper and later in one of the many promotional products we publish.
I was on my game, let me tell you. Cute photos of children, candid shots of participants and those there just for fun. Some of the best stuff for the paper in a long time......or so I thought.

Wed
18
Mar

Rural Fire Departments Provide Essential Services To Our Area

When most of us think about a rural fire department we probably tend to think about those guys (and gals) who host hamburger feeds, nut frys and other fundraising events, along with providing equipment for whatever fun day or parade might be going on in our local communities.
But think again. Rural volunteer fire departments are much more than that.
This was never more evident last weekend when a fire broke out in rural Jefferson County southwest of Steele City. Rural departments from; Fairbury, Diller, Steele City, Hanover (Ks), Washington (KS) and Hollenberg (KS) were all dispatched to a scene where a large grass fire had gotten out of control. Buildings, timber and many acres of pasture ground were put at risk. The departments spent the better part of Saturday afternoon and evening getting the blaze under control. All with little fanfare we might add.

Wed
18
Mar

Fairbury Booster Club

The Fairbury Booster Club will hold it’s annual meeting on April 1, 2015 beginning at 6:00 pm at Wally’s. The public is welcome to attend.

Date: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 6:00am
Wed
18
Mar

Easter For Kids one-day Vacation Bible School,

Easter For Kids one-day Vacation Bible School, Saturday, April 4, 8:45-noon, ages 3-6th grade, call 402-656-4465 and pre-register. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church & School, Plymouth

Date: 
Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 8:45am
Wed
18
Mar

COPACABANA REHEARSAL

COPACABANA REHEARSAL in preparation for performances on Saturday, March 21. Practicing are left to back: Paige Patton, Madison Neuerburg, Garret Ragland, Anthony Moyer, middle, Gabby Weatherl, front right to back, Madison Schlake, Paige Eden and Zach Holes. (Contributed Photo)

Copacabana Schedule
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Meal 5:00-6:30p.m.
Show 6:30p.m.-9:00p.m.

6:30p.m. Crimson Elite Show Choir
6:47p.m. Tyler Bray “Radioactive” Alto Saxophone Solo
6:52p.m. 7th Grade Choir
7:04p.m. 8th Grade Choir
7:16p.m. Isaac Robertson “Don’t Stop Believin” Piano Solo
7:22p.m. High School Choir
7:36p.m. Madison Black “American Honey” Vocal Solo
7:42p.m. Paige Patton and Madison Schlake “Someone Like
You” Vocal and Piano Duet
7:49p.m. Brooke Eisenhauer “Brand New Key” Vocal Solo
7:55 p.m. Intermission (15 minutes)
8:10p.m. Jazz Band
8:17p.m. Paul Mach “Haven’t Met You Yet” Vocal Solo
8:23p.m. Emily Hill “Who I Am” Vocal Solo
8:30p.m. Madison Schlake “Fix You” Vocal/Guitar Solo
8:36p.m. Nate Klaumann “Mean to Me” Vocal Solo
8:42p.m. OKTABA Vocal Trio
8:48p.m. Clogging Ensemble
8:53p.m. Junior High Band
9:00p.m. High School Band

Wed
18
Mar

school lunch menu 3-15-15

Fairbury Jefferson and Central Elementary Schools
Thursday, Mar. 19: TACO SOUP W/TORTILLA CHIPS & CORNBREAD; Cheeseburger on bun, fresh veggies.
Friday, Mar. 20: CHEESE FRITATTA W/HMD CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFIN; PBJ sandwich, Tater tots.
Monday, Mar. 23: CHICKEN NUGGETS; Turkey sandwich, macaroni & cheese, mixed vegetables.
Tuesday, Mar. Mar. 24: TURKEY WRAP; Ham & cheese flatbread, chicken noodle soup w/crackers.
Wednesday, Mar. 25: FIESTADA PIZZA; Chicken wrap,cowboy beans, apple crisp.

Wed
18
Mar

Heritage Drive Thru Lunch

Heritage Care Center in Fairbury had their Drive Thru Soup Lunch on March 11. Ruth Orth and Chelsea McCardle serve Dennis Nippert. All Proceeds from this event went to American Cancer Society Relay for Life, they raised about $430. (Photo by Shaunte Dean/Fairbury Journal-News)

Wed
18
Mar

Fairbury Author Presents Wonders Of Universe To Whet Interest On Creation

This week marks the nationwide release of “Scientific Creation With a Biblical Parallelism,” a thought-provoking new book by author James R. Frager.
In “Scientific Creation With a Biblical Parallelism,” Frager gives readers a peek into the many areas of the universe — fragments of a whole picture enough to make them stop to think about how things have undergone such a complex recreational development. The author hopes that after reading this book, the readers can acquire an inexhaustible interest in all areas of creation. He encourages them to continue to seek directions and answers to questions of life and existence.
Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore, or by visiting barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com.

Wed
18
Mar

Stormspotter Public Training at Homestead Education Center

Brian Smith from the National Weather Service conducted the stormspotting training session at Homestead Education Center in Beatrice on Tuesday evening. He is showing how a storm can come together and act once it is formed. (Photo by Shaunte Dean/Fairbury Journal-News)

John McKee Director of Jefferson County Emergency Management and Tim Stutzman Director of Gage County Emergency Management conducted a Storm Spotter/ Public Training session in Beatrice at the Homestead Education Center Tuesday. The training was provided by the Jefferson and Gage County Emergency management groups and the National Weather Service of Omaha/Valley.
They went over the procedures for storm spotting and communication.
“So far in the US in the month of March there have been no tornados,” Brian Smith from the National Weather Service said. “The last time this happened was in 1969,” Smith said. May and June are the peak of the season for tornados, although we can have tornados well up into October. “Due to temperature and pressure changes the peak time of day for a tornado to happen is more likely to happen between the hours of 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.,” Smith said.

Pages