All

Mon
30
Dec
admin's picture

Flu impacts Southeast Nebraska

If you dont have the flu right now, it is likely you know someone who does.

Kim Plouzek, emergency and environmental health programs manager with Public Health Solutions in Crete, said local health departments surveillance programs monitor schools, long term care facilities, hospitals and doctors offices to monitor flu activity across the area and the nation.

As of Dec. 21, Nebraska was listed in the regional flu activity classification while influenza was in the widespread category in Kansas.

Most people with confirmed flu in the area are suffering with the H1N1 virus that caused more illness in children and young adults, compared to older adults, although severe illness was seen in all age groups in 2009.

Since Dec. 21, the influenza activity was steadily increasing. It is circulation throughout Nebraska, Poulzek said. We know its out there and the number of tests (performed) is increasing too.

Mon
30
Dec
admin's picture

Postage Goes Up 3 Cents Per Letter

Postage Goes Up 3 Cents Per Letter

As a new year breaks, so does an increase in your postal rates.

The United States Postal Service will implement price changes, including an increase in the price of a First-Class Mail single-piece letter from 46 cents to 49 cents.

The changes, which take effect Jan. 1, are intended to generate $2 billion in incremental annual revenue for the Postal Service.

Highlights of the new single-piece First-Class Mail pricing, effective Jan. 26, 2014 include:

Letters (1 oz.) 3-cent increase to 49 cents

Letters additional ounces 1-cent increase to 21 cents

Letters to all international destinations (1 oz.) $1.15

Postcards 1-cent increase to 34 cents

The Postal Service maintains that stamp prices have stayed consistent with the average annual rate of inflation of 4.2 percent since the Postal Service was formed in 1971.

Mon
30
Dec
admin's picture

Lady Jeffs Win Holiday Tourney

Fairburys Lady Jeffs got its eyes opened over the weekend as they were pushed in the title game by the Lady Warriors.

After starting slow in the first half, the Lady Jeffs put things together with a strong third quarter of play to remain undefeated claiming the championship in the Lincoln Lutheran Holiday Tournament with a 43-36 win over Lincoln Lutheran.

The game was not pretty for the Lady Jeffs as Lincoln Lutheran maintained a 20-19 lead at halftime.

The Lady Warriors 2-3 zone defense bottled up Lady Jeffs center Paige Husa in the first half allowing her to score just two points.

Coming back onto the court after halftime, the Lady Jeffs put on their game face after being pushed and battered around in the first half by the Lady Warriors.

Fairbury responded to the challenge in front of them, as the Lady Jeffs pieced together a strong third quarter of play outscoring the Lady Warriors 17-8.

Mon
30
Dec
admin's picture

Fairbury Secures Second Win

The Fairbury Jeffs got some much needed momentum heading into the new year by earning its second win of the season Saturday afternoon in the Lincoln Lutheran Holiday Tournament.

The Jeffs had its lowest turnover total of the season coupled with solid play defensively in the second half limiting Raymond Central to just 11 points en route to a 44-35 victory against the Mustangs in the third place game.

Fairburys win snaps a four-game losing streak.

Fairbury Jeffs head coach Justin Harris was very happy with the win to place third in the tournament.

It feels really good to get a win. The team had only 13 turnovers in the game, and we had 13 assists in the contest. That is a pretty good ratio for us. Im happy with how the boys played, Harris said.

Mon
30
Dec
admin's picture

Jan. 1, 2014

Mon
30
Dec
admin's picture

Real Estate

Dec. 18: James L. Stevens and Sylvia R. Stevens to Thomas L. Remmenga: S37.8 L13; W94 2/3 L14 and N6.6 of WW94 2/3 L15 all in B1 of Fairview Addition to Fairbury.

Dec. 19: Michael Tracy and Holly Tracy to Jason D. Trimm and Beulah A.B. Trimm: N47.25 of S190 of W150 B7 of W.G. McDowells Subdivision, an addition to the City of Fairbury.

Dec. 20: Alan Virus to Arlene Stewart: L10-11, B4 of Rochelle Place Addition to Fairbury.

Dec. 20: Mumby Family Trust to Shea N. Austin and Johnna J. Austin: W49.10 L14 and all of L15 of Northgate Second Addition to Fairbury.

Dec. 20: Shea Austin and Johnna J. Austin to Mumby Family Trust: E25 of W150 of S142 and W50 of E150 of S142 of B3 and S64.5 of E100 of S142 of B3, all in W.G. McDowells Subdivision in Fairbury.

Mon
30
Dec
admin's picture

Dissolutions

Dissolutions

Morris A. Oden and Diana R. Oden.

Michelle L. Wyatt and Andrew P. Wyatt

Mon
30
Dec
admin's picture

County Court Report

Filed

Matthew J. Field, of Hebron: Minor in possession on Nov. 18, class 3 misdemeanor.

Emily A. Fry, of Fairbury: Theft of services less than $200 between June 15 and June 28, class 2 misdemeanor.

Valerie C. Geihsler, of Fairbury: False reporting on Nov. 16, class 1 misdemeanor; no license on person, class 3 misdemeanor; improper/defective vehicle lighting, class 3 misdemeanor.

James D. Goar, of Hebron: False reporting on Nov. 3, class 1 misdemeanor; reckless driving, class 3 misdemeanor; no operators license, class 3 misdemeanor.

Jaimee D. Kleinbohl, of Fairbury: Theft by shoplifting less than $200 on Oct. 29, class 2 misdemeanor.

Joshua L. May, of Fairbury: Driving under suspension on Nov. 23, class 3 misdemeanor; speeding, infraction.

Thomas A. Phillips, of Fairbury: Minor in possesson on Nov. 25, class 3 misdemeanor.

Sentenced

Mon
30
Dec
admin's picture

Traffic Report

Marci K. Gillham, of Fairbury: Speeding 80-60, $173 fine.

Lindsey R. Leishman, of Beatrice: Speeding 73-60, $123 fine.

Mon
30
Dec
admin's picture

Sheriff's Report

Dec. 18: Report of a female found in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia in the 600 block of 3rd Street.

Dec. 20: Report of an alarm in Diller.

Dec. 21: Report of a male in violation of bond in Fairbury.

Dec. 22: Report of a suspicious vehicle parked by storage sheds in Plymouth.

Dec. 25: Elville L. Arntt, of Endicott, was driving a 2009 Ford west on Highway 8 two-and-a-half miles east of Fairbury when the vehicle collided with a deer. Damages were estimated at $500.

Dec. 25: Hayden E. Hemphill, of Endicott, was driving a 2006 Chevrolet west on Highway 8 just west of 573 Ave. when the vehicle collided with a deer. Damages were estimated at $3,500.

Dec. 25: Zachary A. Schacht, of Fairbury, was driving a 2004 Chevrolet south on Highway 15 near the River Bridge when the vehicle collided with the bridge railing. No damage estimate available.

Pages