Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:47pm
JEFFERSON COUNTY RESPONDERS--Pictured above are Matt Schultz with Jefferson County Sherrif’s Dept, Chad Sprunk, Fairbury Chief of Police, Joe Grubbs, Manager of Ambulance District #33, Mark Meints with Nebraska Department of Roads and John McKee, Emergency Manager. Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky/Fairbury Journal News
Several first responders in the Jefferson County area attended the National Traffic Incident Management Responder Course. The purpose of the class was to provide information and lifesaving tips when handling emergency scenes. Each department that had members attend and complete the course earned $700 worth of equipment.
Equipment that was sent from the Nebraska Department of Roads include a warning sign that there is an accident ahead, six safety vests, and six collapsible cones. Agencies that participated in the training include emergency management, Fairbury Police Department, Ambulance District #33, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Fairbury City Fire, Fairbury Rural Fire, Diller Fire and Rescue and Plymouth Fire and Rescue.
Submitted by Trevor Gill on Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:45pm
Shortly after Michael and I began dating I discovered that he has friends all over the place. It is rare that we can go anywhere where someone doesn’t recognize him and stop to chat. I’ll never forget the day we went to the Nebraska State Fair and we couldn’t walk 100 yards without someone stopping him and chatting. I started to get mad and eventually walked away so I could actually see the fair before closing time.
So I shouldn’t have been surprised when Michael and I took a little vacation all the way to the Bahamas last week and the first person we ran into is a friend of Michael’s.
We had arrived at our hotel in the Bahamas and were collecting our bags when a doorman walked over to Michael and said, “Do I know you?”
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:45pm
I am sending this in regard to a situation that has taken place within the past few weeks that just chapped my backside.
I have placed a few political signs on a few properties of which I own, those for support of Mrs. Laura Ebke for State Legislature. One afternoon I received a phone call from an individual who stated that he witnessed someone walk up on my property and take the sign and get into a vehicle and go a block away and place a sign in a yard for Hardenburger who is Laura Ebke’s opponent.
While spending time with this gentleman who witnessed this action another person drove up and told me that they saw the same situation take place at another property I have up the street, the same culprit taking a sign from my property and placing a Hardenburger sign in another yard. Really?
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:44pm
There is the making of a great novel in here somewhere.
A corporation manufactures a sought after product that people regularly clamor to get. But somewhere between delivery and payment, the product disappears without a trace. There are no suspects. No clues. No witnesses.
What’s happened? Were international secrets stolen? A large stock swindle on Wall Street? Maybe an arms cartel absconded with the latest military technology.
Nope. None of these.
Copies of the Fairbury Journal-News are regularly being stolen without payment. That’s right....the local newspaper, the weekly wipe, small-town news, the rant & rag. This newspaper.
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:44pm
It’s difficult to understand why people, most especially politicians, let a lack of common sense get in the way of a good thing.
During the final leg of a tour of the proposed route of the Keystone XL Pipeline on Friday, members of the United states Chamber of Commerce rightfully expressed their frustration at a lack of movement on the project. Matt Koch, vice-president for the U.S. Chamber said it all boils down to this Fall’s election.
He said that everyone wants to be perceived as being on the “winning side” when a final ruling is issued. No one wants to put their jobs at risk.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:43pm
The Fairbury Baseball Association
will be conducting the 2014 Annual Meeting on Sunday, October 5th. at 5:00 p.m. at the American Lutheran Church. All parents and coaches please plan to attend. Any questions, please contact Dean Schmidt at 402-239-5365.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:42pm
The Dux/Kriesel Family Reunion will be Sunday, October 12 at Zion Fellowship Hall/ Gladstone with carry-in Dinner at 12:15pm. Drinks provided. Please bring a family memento for the “Show and Share” table.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:13pm
Having enough water is an increasingly important issue for Nebraska farmers and city dwellers alike, but regulating water use is not something new for state policymakers.Nebraska has a long history of water law, and with the complex interplay of water rights, recent droughts and continued legal pressure from Kansas over the Republican River, state water laws have gone through many changes, with an increased emphasis on local control of water management.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:08pm
The third annual Fall Festival of Favorites has been set for 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Gardenside, Cedarwood and Jefferson Community Health Center in Fairbury. The Fall Festival of Favorites is a fund-raiser for Relay for Life. For more information on the Fall Festival of Favorites, contact Deb Sutton RN or Melissa Bennet RN at 402-729-5220, or find the vendor registration form on the JCHC website at www.jchc.us.