All

Wed
04
Dec
admin's picture

Getting Ready for The Festival of Trees

Wed
04
Dec
admin's picture

Whats For Lunch?

Fairbury Jefferson and Central Elementary Schools

Thursday, Dec. 5: Chicken Fajita, or turkey flatbread, refried beans, fajita style vegetables.

Friday, Dec. 6: NO SCHOOL; PLANNING DAY

Monday, Dec. 9: Chicken strips w/homemade WG bread, or ham and cheese wrap, cooked carrots.

Tuesday, Dec. 10: Homemade beef pizza, or tuna salad sandwich, corn.

Wednesday, Dec. 11: Warm WG chicken wrap, vegetable beef soup w/WG saltine crackers.

High School

Thursday, Dec. 5: Chicken Fajita w/seasoned rice, or jeff rib on WG bun, refried beans, fajita style vegetable.

Friday, Dec. 6: Individual cheese pizza, or WG chicken wrap, corn.

Monday, Dec. 9: Chicken strips w/homemade WG bread, or cheeseburger on bun, cooked carrots.

Tuesday, Dec. 10: Homemade beef pizza, or BBQ chicken on WG bun, corn.

Wednesday, Dec. 11: Ham and Cheese tortilla melt, or jeff rib on WG bun, chicken noodle soup,

Wed
04
Dec
admin's picture

Looking Back

Photo caption: WINTER PLAY TIME Eleanor Rasse Rennau and Miriam Rasse Rood, children of Lorenz S. and Eleanor Rasse, bundled up for a sled ride in January 1924.

120 Years Ago

1893

The Fairbury Journal

Rural correspondents of The Journal listed nearly everyone in their neighborhood as ill with lagrippe. Nowadays its the flu, and preventative shots.

The honor roll in School District No. 78 (one mile east and 1 south of Thompson) included Clifford, Ethel and Nellie Baker, Agnes and Josephine Krebeck, John and Keith Kirkwood and Agnes Ridder. Minnie Pease was teacher.

110 Years Ago

1903

The Fairbury Journal

George Buchli and Gregory discovered an attempt to burn the Big Sandy wagon bridge west of Powell.

The Eagles was a society in Fairbury.

Incorporators of the Plymouth Telephone Co., to have 400 shares of $25 each, were Fred Bockholdt, C. W. Harvey, Henry Heiliger and James Wrigley.

Wed
04
Dec
admin's picture

Voters Party Dissolves in Nebraska

Nearly 300 registered voters in Nebraska will receive notice from Secretary of State John Gale that their party has been dissolved. Party leadership for Americans Elect recently informed the office of its dissolution at both the state and national levels. There are approximately 275 registered voters of Americans Elect in Nebraska.

A non-partisan, non-profit organization, Americans Elect was launched as a national effort to conduct an online convention to nominate presidential and vice presidential candidates for the 2012 election ballot. As a result of a successful petition drive in March 2012, it became a recognized party in Nebraska.

However, the online nomination effort was not successful and no Americans Elect candidate ever appeared on any state presidential ballot in 2012.

Wed
04
Dec
admin's picture

Climatologist predicts cold winter ahead

The official, scientific prediction for winter in southern Nebraska is out, but it doesnt say much.

There is not a strong or reliable enough climate signal to favor one category over the others, so [there] is an equal chance for above-, near-, or below-normal temperatures and/or precipitation, NOAAs annual winter outlook for the area said.

But Nebraska state climatologist Al Dutcher has more specific thoughts.

I would conclude that December will have a strong tendency for below normal temperatures state-wide, he said. Precipitation right now looks to be on the light side as the main storm track will lie south of us. However, most of our precipitation during the past two months came in three events, each nearly producing a months worth of moisture with each event.

Dutcher said he thought a majority of the moisture that would fall this winter would come with the occasional big storm.

Wed
04
Dec
admin's picture

You Drink, You Drive, You Lose

The Fairbury Police Department will be participating in the nationwide You Drink & You Drive You Lose crackdown which will be beginning on Dec. 13 and ending on Jan. 1.

During the period, increased patrols will be made possible due to a grant through the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS). This grant will allow officers to work extra time in order to increase the enforcement of traffic laws and specifically increase patrol for DUI enforcement.

The extra time worked by officers will then be paid by the NOHS.

With the goal of increasing DUI enforcement, the Fairbury Police Department hopes to decrease the number of injury accidents which occur in the city.

The Police Department will be taking Zero-Tolerance stance on all alcohol violations during this time period.

Wed
04
Dec
admin's picture

Endicott Village Life Visit #14 - The Red Bird

The next few visits to the Village of Endicott will be excerpts from the printed words of the Endicott High Schools Newspaper, THE REDBIRD.

The Redbird, Sept., 23, 1934, The Staff. Sports, Francis Broaninan; Grade News, Dale Swartz; School Editor, Lloyd Price; Organizations, Hildreth Lange; Social, Kenneth Stover; Humor, LeRoy Youngblood.

This issue of the Redbird represents the first attempt to produce a newspaper which is devoted entirely to the happenings in the Endicott School system. Although the English IV class has taken over the task of putting out this paper, the entire student body would help in every way possible to make it their paper by trying to make it successful.

Freshman Initiation: Lucille Kulhanek, Doris, Hendrickson, Letha McCord, Dorothy Baruth, Opal Compton, Jack DeBusk, LeRoy McKay, Stanley Troxel and Warren Troxel. Other new students initiated were LeRoy Youngbood, Lucille McKay, Russell McCord and Loraine Walburn.

Wed
04
Dec
admin's picture

DecemBeard Kicks Off Second Year Grow a Beard to Help Stop Human Trafficking

Last year four local ministers took a stand against human trafficking and sexual assault.

Their innovating DecemBeard fundraiser was a huge success and it returns for a second year.

DecemBeard is already up and running both those who wish to join in and help the Ive Got a Name group can grow their beards to raise funds and awareness against human trafficking.

Last year we had the pastors in the lead and our same four pastors are all taking part in DecemBeard again, said project organizer Nathan Glaesemann.

The beard growing pastors are Ken Hart from Faith Lutheran, Joel Hahn from First Baptist, Brian Julin-McCleary from American Lutheran and Deb Valentine from Zion United Church of Christ and St. Johns in Jansen.

Wed
04
Dec
admin's picture

Roger and Judy Schoenrock Shinn Thanksgiving in Hebron, Neb.

There were 52 present: Chub Riddle, Robert Riddle, Roger Schoenrock and Judy, Darrell Fett and Ila, Carol Wakeman, Jennifer Wakeman and Kyle Urbanek, Dale and Marilyn Shinn, Everett and Marilyn Shinn, Darrell D. Fett, Jane Hergott, Robbie Wiedel, Caitlin Fett, Kylon Fett, Justine Reckly, Randy Fett, Dustin, Karen, Roger, Shelby, Taylor, Tanya, Mia Shinn, Douglas Schoenrock, Sheila Allen, Gary Cyndi, Johanna, and Jarrod Shinn, Ryan, Paul, Logan, and Wyatt Deike, Terry Shinn and Becky Lamb, Cindy, Levi and Lacy Judd, Shawna, Kelsie and Meigha Schmidt, Malik Pfingsten, Matt, Brandi, and Keller Larson, and Brian and Whitney Itzen.

Wed
04
Dec
admin's picture

Shoemaker Thanksgiving

Frank and Lynette Shoemaker, of Marysville, hosted the Shoemaker Thanksgiving. Guests were: Marvin and Donna Shoemaker, Narka; Mark and Laura Fincham, Jaxon and Afton, Ankeny, Iowa; Rex and Kaitlyn Shoemaker, Aaron and Mashea of Fountain, Colo.; Abe and Janet Fisher, Caleb, Connor and Creighton, Brookfield, Wis. This was the first Thanksgiving in seven years that all the family were able to attend.

Ten Pieces presented the cantata, Ill Be Home For Christmas Sunday afternoon for the residents and guests of Courtyard Terrace, Blue Valley Luthern Home in Hebron, Neb. They also presented the same contata and were guests for the evening meal at Meadowlark Heights assisted living in Deshler, Neb.

Members are: Loren and Sharon Mach, Charlene Nevitt, Marvin and Donna Shoemaker, Pam Gallion, Charles Joy, and Jan Thomas. Jan was accompened by her husband Keith.

Pages