Dept. of Roads Could Have Been A Little More Prepared For Meeting

 Last week there was a big meeting at the Community Building in Fairbury’s City Park. If you drive a car, truck, bicycle or anything else with wheels you should have been there.
  The two hour “open house” style meeting was conducted by the Nebraska Department of Roads as an informational session regarding replacement of the viaduct west of Fairbury on Highway 136. There were a lot of NDOR officials there with enough charts, graphs, leaflets and other related handouts to choke a cow. If you’re not quite sure of the scope of the project please read today’s front page, it explains everything.
  And while the State did have a lot of information, there was a lot they left out. Specifically for the people who live north on River Road there were more questions than answers. During  a portion of the project River Road from the south is going to be inaccessible. That’s going to inconvenience a whole lot of people.

No, Please, Not Another School Holiday

 I don’t know much about the Hindu religion. Ok, I don’t know anything about the Hindu religion.
 What I do know I learned from Google, which confirmed my understanding that Hindus believe in re-incarnation. That being said I am pretty sure Hindus, if they have any say-so in what happens to me “next” will insure I come back as a sand burr, a poop fly or something equally least to me.
 But the fact that Hindus are seeking, in the State of Kansas, that Diwali (the most popular Hindu holy day) be added as a school holiday stating next year frankly leaves me cold. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed said it was not fair for Hindu pupils and their families to attend school on their most popular holiday.

Meridian Jr./Sr. High 3rd Quarter Honor Roll

Tobias Bermann (foreign exchange)
Dylan Brown
Hannah Crijns (foreign exchange)
Guadalupe Dimas
Ann Endorf
Blair Hofstetter
Brandon Jackson
Mikayla Schafer
Brooke Massa
Joshua Traynor
Allison Klipp
Adeline Beals
Erin Johnson
Rylee Pieper
Jaicee Sobotka
8th Grade
Jacqueline Dimas
7th Grade
Halle Pribyl
Peyton VanWesten
HONOR ROLL – 93% - 100%
Ty Brakhage
Jerry Duke III
Christian Mattson
Liam Noel
Ricky Nunez
Brooke Rayburn
Ashli Soukup


Police report
March 26: Report of a theft in the 1400 block of Maple Street. 
March 27: Report of a disturbance in the 1200 block of Oak Street. 
March 27: Report of a vehicle accident at Crystal Springs park. 
March 28: Report of a disturbance in the 700 block of H Street. 
March 28: Report of a disturbance in the 1000 block of A Street. 
March 28: Report of a disturbance near 11th and A Streets. 
March 29: Report of an open door in the 1500 block of 9th Street. 
March 30: Report of an intoxicated person at McDonald’s. 
March 30: Report of a suicidal person who was determined to live in Kansas. 
March 30: Report of vandalism in the 800 block of H Street. 
March 30: Report of an assault in the 800 block of Ash Street. A male was arrested for third degree domestic assault and terroristic threats. 

The Fairbury American Legion

The Fairbury American Legion will meet on Tuesday. April 14th, at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW. All veterans are invited to attend, along with wives and friends. You don’t have to be a member to attend.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 4:30pm

A Race for the Cure Kentucky Derby Party

A Race for the Cure Kentucky Derby Party to support Relay for Life is planned for Saturday, May 2, at the Fairbury Country Club by the JCHC/Gardenside/Cedarwood Relay for Life team. To have a hat decorated or for more information contact Erin Starr at (402) 729-0495 or Deb Sutton at (402) 729-4085.

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 8:00am

Pork n Pints

The Fairbury Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring their annual Pork ‘n’ Pints Beer & Wine Tasting Festival on Saturday, April 11th at the VFW.  Beer & Wine Sampling from 6:00-9:00 p.m., D.J 6:00 p.m.-Midnight. Paid admission enjoy a meal of Smoked Shredded Pork from Totally Smoked BBQ with all the fixings.  A complimentary choice of a Pork ‘N’ Pints Mug or Swine ‘N’ Wine Stemless Wine Glass plus great music and entertainment throughout the night.  
Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 6:00pm

Heritage Care Center Selected As A Peer Coach And Mentor To Nebraska Nursing Homes

Heritage Care Center will serve as a ‘peer coach’ for other Nebraska nursing homes. To be eligible to serve as a peer coach, a nursing home must be identified as being in the top ten percent of homes; as reported by the National Nursing Home Quality Measure Composite Score provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The nursing home must also be a partner with their regional Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO). CIMRO of Nebraska, the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care, Quality Health Associates of North Dakota and South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care make up the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network, the QIN-QIO for the region.    
Heritage Care Center agreed to partner with Great Plains Quality Innovation Network as part of the Great Plains Quality Care Collaborative, an initiative to bolster quality improvement in nursing homes across the state.

school lunch menu 4-8-15

Fairbury Jefferson and Central 
Elementary Schools
Thursday, Apr. 9:  Spaghetti meatsauce, w/ rotini & garlic cheese bread; Chicken salad on bun, greenbeans.
Friday, Apr. 10:  Crispy chicken on bun; Ham & cheese flatbread, corn.
Monday, Apr. 13: Sausage links w/ pancakes, syrup; Tuna salad on bun, tater tots.
Tuesday, Apr. 14: Soft Shell taco; Chicken salad on bun, refried beans
Wednesday, Apr. 15: “J” PH Sausage pizza “C” Bbq Chicken on bun; Turkey sand. Broccoli w/ cheese
High School
Thursday, Apr. 9: Spaghetti meatsauce, w/ rotini & garlic bread; jeff rib on bun, green beans.
Friday, Apr. 10:  Crispy chicken on bun; Hamburger on bun, corn.
Monday, Apr. 13:  Sausage links w/ pancakes, syrup; Roasted chicken on bun, tater tots.
Tuesday, Apr. 14: Soft Shell taco; Chicken & cheese flatbread, refried beans. 

An Evening Band

THE BAND “An evening” takes the stage singing songs by John Denver as the entertainment Friday night at the Stagecoach Mall for the first Friday Art Walk for April. (Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News)