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New infection control recommendations could make white coats obsolete

In a move to reduce health care associated infections, certain attire for health care professionals, including the traditional white coat, could become a thing of the past.

White coats, neckties, and wrist watches can become contaminated and may potentially serve as vehicles to carry germs from one patient to another, said Mark Rupp, M.D., chief of the division of infectious diseases at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and one of the authors of recommendations issuedMondayby the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA),one of the worlds top infection control organizations.

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Fairbury Council Approves Plan For Former Grocery Store Building

Photo caption: These Photos Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.com Photos by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-NewsThe Fairbury City Council approved a plan to transform the former Schroeders Family Foods building into a new home for M&D Auto Service.

From meeting Fairburys grocery needs to meeting their automotive needs the former Schroders Family Foods grocery store building has found new life.

On Tuesday,members of the Fairbury City Council approved a conditional use permit to Fairbury businessman Mitch Heidemann to operate an automotive machine and repair shop at the former grocery store located at 610 C Street. Heidemann is owner of M & D Auto Service in Fairbury.

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Former UNK health director honored

Former UNK health director honored

KEARNEY Longtime nurse and former student health director Gloria G. Tye of Kearney has been honored with a named gift to support health science education at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

The Robert C. Rosenlof Foundation and Pratt-Heins Foundation together made a $100,000 gift commitment to the University of Nebraska Foundation to establish the Gloria G. Tye Health Science Excellence Fund.

The fund will be used by UNK toward construction of the Health Science Education Complex to be built on the west side of campus.

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Election Filings

Filings are beginning to come into the County Clerks office.

Filing on the Federal level are:

U.S. Senator are: Larry Marvin (Democrat) from Fremont and Clifton Johnson (Republican) from Fort Calhoun.

U.S. Congress, District 3: Mark Sullivan (Democrat) from Doniphan and Tom Brewer (Republican) from Beatrice.

Filing at the state level are:

Governor: Mark Elworth Jr., of Omaha, State Senator Tom Carlson of Holdrege, Charlie Jansen of Fremont, Beau McCoy of Omaha, and State Auditor Mike Foley, all on the Republican, filing on the Democrat side is former University of Nebraska Regent Chuck Hasselbrook of Lyons and State Senator Annette Dubas of Fullerton.

John A. Gale has filed for Secretary of State.

Laura Ebke has filed for member of Legislative District 32.

At the County level filings are also beginning to come in.

M. Cynthia Newman of Fairbury has filed for County Clerk.

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Western Benefits From Young Mans Determination

Photo caption: Courtesy PhotoMalachai Darling saw a need and even though it was a going to be a challenge he went for it. Now the village of Westerns library has new carpeting due to his efforts.

Pick a goal and realize that it may take two or three years to achieve and start to work towards that goal anyway.

Hard enough for an adult to do but imagine yourself a 14-year-old Boy Scout.

That is exactly what Malachai Darling did.

I love reading and I have spent a lot of time at the library, Darling said. In fact Im not sure which is more important to me, scouting or reading.

Darling starting thinking about this project when he was 14, he is 17 now. He knew that he wanted to do something special for his Eagle Scout rank and he knew that he wanted it to benefit his small hometown, Western.

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County Commissioners Decide on Architect

After much deliberation the County Commissioners have come to a decision regarding the renovation of the Jefferson County Courthouse.

It was decided at the Tuesday, Jan. 22, meeting that the county would work with Berggren Architects. Jerry Berggren of Berggren Architects has worked with Jefferson County in the past.

The many projects that he has completed include the remodeling of the Health and Human Services offices, putting in the handicapped exit/entrances. He has also built the elevator, supervised the rebuilding of the steps as well as the bell tower and the beam that was collapsing over the district courtroom. Berggren is also responsible for designing the utility shelter that is used by maintenance to store equipment and supplies. He is aware that the courthouse itself is part of the Historical Registry and the special needs that this presents.

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Two Businesses Seek Inclusion Into City Limits

Two Fairbury area businesses have asked for inclusion into the corporate city limits with their request now being advanced on to the Jefferson County Commissioners for review.

On Mondaythe Fairbury Planning and Zoning board heard requests from Runza Restaurant and McBattas Packaging & Printing that they be allowed to join the corporate city limits as part of a proposed annexation plan.

According to Donald Everett Jr., president of Runza national, said he is pleased to be taken into the city limits.

We are committed to doing business in the city of Fairbury and would like to be annexed into the city limits of Fairbury, he said.

Fred Arnold, owner of McBattas Packaging and Printing said he too was glad to be part of a proactive annexation program.

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Lady Jeff Fans Grow Giant Heads

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

Fairbury Lady Jeff basketball fans have a new twist in their playbook as they cheer for their favorite team Friday night against Auburn - giant heads of their favorite players. The Lady Jeffs knocked off Columbus Lakeview Saturday to go 14-0 for the season. For more see Sports, Page B1.

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Blues Festival To Benefit Bonham Theatre

Blues Festival To Benefit Bonham Theatre

Da Blues is comin to Fairbury.

Thats according to musician Howlin Steve Howell, one of the three acts scheduled to play at the inaugural Winter Blues Festival, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 25, in The Tasting Room in downtown Fairbury.

The festival will begin at4 p.m.and will feature three shows, each spotlighting musicians who regularly play blues shows around the region.

Tickets for the festival are $25 per person and include all three shows and the meal.

The Winter Blues Festival is a fundraiser for the Bonham Theatre Project, whose mission is to renovate and reopen the historic theatre in downtown Fairbury as a movie house and entertainment venue.

Beer and wine will be served from4 to 10 p.m.

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Narka News

Mark and Laura Fincham, Ankeny, Iowa, announce the birth of their daughter, Emery Paige Fincham, born Jan. 4, 2014. She weighed 7 pounds and 9 ounces, and was 21 inches long. She is welcomed home by a brother, Jaxon, 5 and a sister, Afton, 3. Grandparents are Frank and Lynette Shoemaker and Don and Nancy Fincham of Marysville. Great-grandparents are Marvin and Donna Shoemaker, Narka, Wayne and Betty Fincham and Lorene and the late Leonard Berger, Marysville, and Dorothy and the late John Schirmang, Minneapolis, Minn.

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