Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:24am
Fairbury Public Library’s Summer Reading Programs begins May 1. Free program is for children ages 3 and older. Library card needed. Programs include Mark Schoenrock, Dan Lufkin. Dates for the programs are June 5th, June 12th, June 19th, and June 26th, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the 4-H Building. Children must register to attend. Call (402) 729-2843.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:23am
arbor day celebration. The mayor signed a proclamation urging all citizens to celebrate Arbor Day and he and the tree board planted a tree. This year three shumard oaks were planted south of the southwest softball field. Left to right in the picture are Ed Coatman, mayor Homer Ward and Teri Deger. Fairbury is a Tree City USA member. (Contributed Photo)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:21am
April 16: Report of a traffic stop on a speeding vehicle east of Jansen on Highway 136. The driver was driving under suspension. A citation was issued.
April 16: Report of a missing license plate.
April 16: Jennifer M. Camp, of Fairbury, was driving a 2007 Chevrolet east on 713 Road about a half mile east of Highway 15 when the vehicle went off the road, the driver overcorrected and the vehicle went into the ditch and rolled. Camp was taken by Jefferson County Ambulance to Jefferson Community Health Center. The vehicle was totaled.
April 18: Tobias G. Fritzen, of Diller, was driving a 1998 Buick west on Highway 136 when the driver attempted to turn onto Highway 103 and collided with a 1998 Jeep driven by Duane R. Bleich. Both drivers and Bleich’s passenger, Carrie Bleich, were taken by ambulance to Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center.
Submitted by Trevor Gill on Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:18am
I think my little family would have enjoyed growing up in the “old” days, the days before television and cell phones and computers. We had a rather old fashioned day of working outside recently, and we were all tired and dirty by day’s end. There were a few modern conveniences including animal crackers and Tonka trucks, but there was also a lot of mud, sticks and good ol’ walking in the pastures.
Michael is spending his days fixing fence and working cows, so the boys and I joined him. We drove the UTV to a pasture, and while Michael checked and fixed fence, the boys and I cut cedars. The pasture was relatively free of cedars, but there were still some small cedars here and there.
The boys were like coon dogs: They would run ahead searching for cedars and yell when they’d find one.
“It’s a big boy,” Reid would say even if the tree was only eight inches tall.