Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:16pm
Veterans and Families. The Outreach Division of the Veterans Administration will be in Fairbury the second Friday of every month, this month-May 13th, to answer your questions or concerns about VA support. No appointment is necessary. The VA Mobile Unit will be located at the VFW on HWY 15 (across from the water tower). Time: 1:00 P.M, until ?
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:16pm
Giving blood is giving a gift of life. Nebraska Community Bloodbank is Jefferson Community Health Center’s bloodbank, and the two organizations partner to do blood drives in Fairbury to save lives.
The next blood drive will be held on Monday, May 23, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Nebraska Community Bloodbank bloodmobile in the JCHC parking lot (on the H street side of the building.) All types are needed – especially O negative (0-) and O positive (O+).
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:13pm
FATALITY--Paramedics, fire department, deputies and mortuary officials complete the task of removing a body from the scene of an accident last week after two-vehicles collided in Fairbury. Alcohol was a factor in the accident. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
A multi-vehicle accident involving two carloads of teens resulted in a fatality and one arrest.
On April 27 at approximately 4:55 p.m., an accident occurred east of Sixth and F in Fairbury with multiple teens injured and one teen killed. All involved were from Fairbury.
Alcohol was a factor in the accident, according to police officials.
One female teen was arrested for DUI (Driving Under the Influence) and motor-vehicle homicide. Others in the vehicle were transported to area hospitals including Hebron, Beatrice and Fairbury with multiple injuries, some critical. The name of the teen killed had not been released as of press time.
“Until the investigation is complete, with this being a minor, we are not releasing any information at this time,” Fairbury Police Chief Chad Sprunk said.
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:12pm
Calling it a very important first step, Fairbury Mayor Homer Ward said he was pleased the city will be entering a new phase of promoting economic development.
"We have had no economic development activity for more than a decade," he said. "None. Not a thing. So I think what we're doing now is a great first step."
That first step referred to by Ward is the city's involvement in the state-sponsored Economic Development Certified Community Program. During Tuesday's meeting of the Fairbury city council, city administrator Collin Bielser explained more about the program.
Bielser said presently there are 38 communities in Nebraska involved in the program, which is designed to foster business development and expansion with the assistance of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.
Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:11pm
In an effort to not disturb the bats that reside in the trees along the road during the PWF Construction Project, the county was advised that it only has until May 30 to clear the trees and brush that would interfere with the construction.
Tim Farmer of Speece Lewis Engineers, who is serving as the interim highway superintendent, explained that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers listed that condition in the permit for the project.
“In the mail yesterday (Monday), we did receive the corps permit for the PWF Road, and it did have the restriction I was afraid of on the removing trees from June 1 to July 30,” said Farmer. “We’re talking with the contractor, and I told him ‘whichever culverts you’re going to work on, go get those sites cleared in that time frame.’”
Commissioner Mark Schoenrock asked what the significance of those dates are, and Farmer responded.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:11pm
On Friday, April 29, Fairbury Mayor Homer Ward, center, marked Arbor Day by helping plant a tree in McNish Park and signing a proclamation. Helping Ward plant the tree was Laura Bedlan, City Zoning Administrator, left, and Collin Bielser, City Administrator. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/04/2016 - 12:07pm
Recently, it was announced that Fairbury’s application to join the Southern Nebraska Conference was approved.
In the coming years, Fairbury will be competing against the other Southern Nebraska Conference Schools: Centennial, David City, Fillmore, Heartland, Milford, Sandy Creek, Superior, Sutton, Thayer Central and Wilber-Clatonia.
Fairbury applied to join the conference earlier this year as an effort to even the playing field. Athletic Director Nicholas Kroon provided an overview of the events since the application was submitted.
“Since the last time, they voted us in,” said Kroon. “I never did hear a final vote, but I was guess that, after the last time, they didn’t have a quorum, so it went to another meeting. So, we’ve kind of been in limbo, waiting. But now, they voted us in.”
Now that the application has been approved, Kroon stated that he is working to organize the schedule with some more games.