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The Future of the Bonham Is At Hand Project Estimates Near $1 Million as Fire Marshal Changes Plan

Despite a lot of hard work and successful fund raising in the past year, saving Fairburys Bonham Theatre has hardly begun.

In the beginning, the Bonham Theatre Project set their fund-raising goal at $200,000 and that number is about to be reached but there is a problem a big problem. With the many design changes made during the projects eight preliminary proposals, mandates from the state fire marshals office have ballooned the project to nearly $1,000,000.

The Projects original figure of $200,000 looks like a drop in the bucket compared to what is needed to get Fairburys historic theater back open.

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Blazes Burn Across Jefferson County

Photo caption: These Photos Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.com Photos by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-NewsActing Fairbury City Fire Chief, Chris Goeking directs fire trucks along Fredrick Street March 26 as a large wildfire engulfed the woods along the Little Blue River area

Beginning last week Fairbury City and Rural as well as surrounding fire departments were called out repeatedly to fight one brush fire after another.

The Fairbury Rural Fire Department reports that they have tackled 11 fires just in their department over that past week.

I havent checked with all surrounding departments but it wouldnt be hard to estimate that together we have fought over 25 incidents or more, said Kenny Krause, Fire Chief for the Fairbury Rural Fire Department. It is definitely above normal, one of the more active seasons I have seen in 20 years with the department.

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Chemical Spill Closes PWF Road Saturday

Chemical Spill Closes PWF Road Saturday

A chemical spill on PWF Road Saturday, March 29, kept Jefferson County emergency personnel busy Saturday afternoon at approximately 2 p.m.

The spill of 800 gallons of total liquid product that was being transported by Roger Blobaum.

He had mixed three different chemicals to be applied on his bean fields. The tank that he was using apparently broke down, causing the spill that resulted in closing the PWF for three hours Saturday afternoon.

Emergency Manager, John McKee said that Farmers Cooperative was very helpful in supplying the MSDS information sheets that assisted responders in forming a plan of attack. Responding to the spills were Fairbury City and Rural Fire Department, Jefferson County Sheriff Office, Fairbury Police, Ambulance #33, Jefferson County Road Department as well as Jefferson County Emergency Management.

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Legals April 2, 2014

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April 2, 2014

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April 2, 2014

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Spring Sports 2014

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Cutting the Ribbon

Photo caption: This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.com Photo by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-News

Members of the Fairbury Chamber of Commerce joined with the owners of Dens Meat Distributing, Susie and Tim Patton, to cut the official ribbon on their new retail meat market facility in Fairbury. Above Tim Patton cuts the ribbon Friday standing next to his mother and the employees of Dens Meat Distributing.

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SCC hosts National History Day

Late last month Southeast Community College hosted National History Day for the eight-county Lincoln District.

More than 60 students from Beatrice and Crete middle schools, Lincoln East and Lincoln Southeast high schools, and Lincoln Christian competed by presenting either a historical exhibit, website, documentary, performance, or essay.

Winners in the Senior Division, high school:

Historical Paper: Kate Richerson, LSE, first; Jacob Pales, LSE, second.

Individual Documentary: Josiah Johnson, LSE, first.

Group Documentary: Avary Pansing Brooks and Peri Cuppens, LSE, first; Suvy Qin, Simon Ristow and Taylor Graham, LE, second; Stella Bernadt and Hannah Everett, LSE, third.

Individual Exhibit: Megan Nun, LSE, first; Annie Hua, LSE, second; Collin Blacksher, LSE, third.

Group Exhibit: Elle Hansen and Alexandra Lee, LSE, first; Rachel Van Cott and Lauren Cline, LC, second; Eyobe Mills and Jace Anderson, LSE, third.

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Tri County FFA Competes at District Event

On March 4, 2014, thirteen schools from FFA District 5 traveled to Southeast Community College in Beatrice to compete in this years District Career Development Events. Tri County is in the same district as Milford, Seward, Crete, Bruning Davenport, and other local schools. Tri County took 34 members including: seniors (Shelby Cammack, Caitlyn Lijweski, Kate Likens, Tom Waldo, Sarah Wollenburg, Cole Weise), juniors (Justin Epp, Megann Freese, Michael Friesen, Elsie Hermsmeier, Wyatt Kowalski, Jason Richards, Brayden Schultis, Rutger Sylier, Shane Vorderstrasse), sophomores (Tyler Connelly, Kelsey Crawford, Zach Eyer, Cheyenne Gerlach, Carson Hicks, Shane Jiskra, Shane Parker, Karlee Rademacher, Jack Spilker, Josie Weise), and freshmen (Sloane Holtmeier, Austin Johnson, Mary Schlicker, Reagan Schultis, Halle Weise, Haydyn Weise, Kendra Wollenburg).

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