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Sep

Trail of Treasures

The Bonham Theatre Project is organizing a garage sale during this year’s Trail of Treasures and will be accepting donations September 25th and 29th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bonham in downtown Fairbury.

Wed
17
Sep

Lady Jeffs Home Opener


THE Lady Jeffs opened up their 2014 HOME Volleyball season by hosting Columbus-Lakeview. Pictured is Cheza Troxel. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News
Wed
17
Sep

TransCanada To Host Tour of Pump Station Friday

TransCanada will be hosting a tour of their pump station straight east of Steele City on Sept. 19 at 8:30 a.m. The US Chamber of Commerce will be present for the tour. TransCanada. The public is invited to attend.

Wed
17
Sep

NIE Program Starting

The Fairbury Journal-News will be participating in the NIE Program again this year. Starting with Fairbury Schools. We will have a special monthly tab with a different school featured each month with students making ads for the local businesses and students writing stories.  
If you haven’t yet been contacted or we have inadvertently missed you and you would like to be a sponsor or have an ad in the tab, please contact the Journal-News office at 402-729-6141.
Wed
17
Sep

Agrium Officials ‘Promise” Bonus For Workers To Stay On Through Closure

Workers for the 'dry side' fertilizer plant at Agrium Technologies have allegedly been told they will be offered a bonus and severance package if they agree to stay on through the plant's closure later this Fall. Last week the company announced it would be shutting down a large part of the facility with between 33 and 50 workers losing their jobs.
  A worker at the plant who wished to remain anonymous said the plant is completing existing orders but no new fertilizer orders will be taken.
"We have been promised a severance package but I don't have a lot of faith in the type of package they are offering," he said. "We have also been promised bonuses if we stay and help close the plant down. But again I don't have a lot of faith in them (management)."
Wed
17
Sep

BVCA Officials Outraged at Break-in

Blue Valley Community Action (BVCA) supervisors received a surprise call from Fairbury Police Department Saturday evening.  Two windows in the window wells on the west side of the building had been broken and the building had been entered.
According to Rick Nation, CEO of BVCA, it appears that person or persons entered the building after breaking out two lower windows.  
“They definitely had a good time for themselves,” Nation said.
Wed
17
Sep

City Ok’s Grant Application For Bonham Theatre

 The Fairbury City Council on Tuesday gave a thumbs up to a measure which would open the door for the Bonham Theatre Project to seek $225,000 in Community Development Block Grant funding.
 According to Dave Taladay from the Southeast Nebraska Development District (SENDD), the grant funding, if approved by the State of Nebraska Department of Economic Development, would be used in the Phase I renovation process.
“These monies which would come from State tourism dollars would be used generally to remove material and architectural barriers that would otherwise hinder elderly or disabled persons from using the theatre,” he said.
 Bonham board member Deb Ebke told city leaders the renovations group was generally pleased with how the project had been going to restore the theatre. She said the overall scope of the project had been scaled back from a two theatre complex to one screen and using the original lobby.
Wed
17
Sep

Domina stops in Fairbury


Dave Domina, democratic candidate for U.S. Senate spoke at a town hall meeting held at the VFW in Fairbury on Sept. 12. Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky/Fairbury Journal News
Wed
17
Sep

Fairbury Council Approves Salaries For Supervisors, Department Heads

 After more than a year of negotiating with union representatives, the Fairbury City Council on Tuesday approved the new salary structure for supervisor and department heads.
 The new hourly rate paid bi-weekly will be:
 Library director, not less than $18.10 nor more than $22.15 per hour.
Assistant Superintendent of Utilities, not less that $26.12  nor more than $33.14 per hour.
Plant Superintendent, not less than $26.12 nor more than $33.14 per hour.
Water Superintendent, not less than $26.12, nor more than $33.14 per hour.
Electrical Distribution Superintendent, not less than $26.12, nor more than $33.14 per hour.
Waste Water Treatment Superintendent, not less than $23.10, nor more than $29.67 per hour.
 The new salaried rate paid bi-weekly will be:
Superintendent of Utilities, not less than $2,676, nor more than $3,284.
Wed
17
Sep

44th Annual Flea Market In Steele City Sept. 20-21, 2014

The 44th annual Steele City Flea Market and Antique Farm Machinery Show is set for this weekend, Sept. 20 and 21, in historic Steele City, Neb.,
The flea market will feature antique and craft vendors, as well as food and historic demonstrations, according to JCHS President Jim Cunningham, and there is no admission charge to get into the show.
“We invite everyone to come down and see all of the tractors as well as taking tours of our historic buildings,” Cunningham said. “We’re celebrating 44 years of the flea market, which started with about four tables and a lot of enthusiasm to raise money for the historical society.”
An antique tractor pull is scheduled for Saturday on the old Steele City School grounds with weigh-in by 11 a.m. and pulling to begin at noon. A scenic tractor drive will begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday from downtown. Both events are open to the public.

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