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28
Jan

Juveniles caught for recent vehicle break-ins

Wed
27
Jan

Senator Laura Ebke at Town Hall in Hebron on Saturday morning (

Senator Laura Ebke at Town Hall  in Hebron on Saturday morning (assuming no bad weather surprises).

Date: 
Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 10:15am
Wed
27
Jan

Jefferson County American Legion and Auxiliary meeting will be held on Feb. 7

Meeting
 The Jefferson County American Legion and Auxiliary meeting will be held on Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. at the Daykin Legion Hall in Daykin, NE.
 
Date: 
Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 2:00pm
Wed
27
Jan

Shrimp Feed at Diller Opera house on Feb. 6

Shrimp, Beef Fries, Ham
All you can eat shrimp Feed on Feb. 6, serving from 5-8 p.m. at Diller Opera House.
 
Date: 
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 12:15pm
Wed
27
Jan

Fairbury Community Concert on Feb. 12

The next Fairbury Community Concert (Southeast Alaskan Odyssey) will be on Friday, Feb. 12. This is a change of date.
 
Date: 
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 12:00pm
Wed
27
Jan

Judge Korslund To Retire

Lawyer, county judge, district judge, mayor and now Paul Korslund can add retiree to his list of many titles.
Korslund announced this week he is stepping down as the district court judge to pursue other interests.
“I have loved working with the people in Jefferson County, the clerk’s office, the sheriff’s deputies that do security and the attorney’s over the years,” Korslund said.
He remembers fondly working with Linda Bauer for many years when she was county attorney. She is now Judge Bauer.
“Jeff Goltz is doing a fine job as her successor. I was so pleased to see Linda Bauer become Judge Bauer,” Korslund said.
Korslund noted that Jefferson County is a busy county and he notices an uptick in drug cases over the last few years.
“I think law enforcement does a very good job and that can make a difference as to how many cases come into court,” Korslund said.
Wed
27
Jan

Blues, Brews and Barbecue Event Benefits Bonham


JANUARY BLUES--Carolyn Oleson and David Epp, of the duo Enigma, let the Blues wail as part of the third annual Winter Blues Festival to help raise money for the Bonham Theatre Project. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
The third annual Winter Blues Festival at Stagecoach Mall helped to raise money for the Bonham Theatre Project on Saturday by attracting a crowd of approximately 120 people to partake in the festivities.
Brooke Schwab, President of the Bonham Theatre Project, was pleased with the turnout at the event. She explained that the total amount raised during the event is still being calculated, but she is optimistic  about the results.
“We don’t have any actual numbers yet, but it was good,” said Schwab. “We had a good turnout; we were close to sell-out numbers. It was a great night! We had a wonderful party with a lot of people. I think it was just a good time had by all.”
Wed
27
Jan

Citizens Asked To Register For Updated Emergency Alert System

With the updates complete on the Jefferson County 911 Citizen Alert, people who live in Jefferson County are requested to register to receive emergency alerts via phone call, email and text by visiting the registration website at https://jeffco911.onthealert.com, or by clicking the link on the Jefferson County website.
This new alert system will send out messages whenever public safety is determined to be at risk. It will be used to notify the public situations such as flood evacuations, snow emergencies, chemical spills and law enforcement issues in which there is a threat posed to the public. 
However, Jefferson County Emergency Manager John McKee explained that this is only meant to be another tool to help keep people informed. He encourages them to stay up to date with other tools such as media outlets, weather radios and certified social media sites.
Wed
27
Jan

Foundation Awards $18,800 In Grants


Strengthening the community--Beth Roelfs, Chairperson for the Diller Community Foundation Fund, announced that the fund is giving approximately $18,000 in grants to help groups in the community of Diller to prosper. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
At their annual meeting on Sunday, Jan. 17, the Diller Community Foundation Fund awarded approximately $18,800 in grants to local organizations to help them complete projects to improve the community of Diller to prepare for its future.
Beth Roelfs, Chairperson of the Diller Community Foundation Fund, explained that the efforts of the community over the years are coming to fruition, and that the fund is just one example of the way people are being proactive in helping their town grow.
“The fund was established nearly 20 years ago,” said Roelfs. “The purpose of it was to build a financial resource that could support the vision of the community for the future. Many times small communities have to rely on, at the moment, fund raising to react to needs. 
Wed
27
Jan

college grads

Bryan College of Health Sciences announces the Dean’s list for Fall 2015 term. Dean’s list is 12 credit hours and received 3.5 GPA or higher.
Chelsea Sasse of Fairbury, graduated from Fairbury Jr/Sr. High School. Her parents are Ron and Mindy Sasse of Diller. Chelsea is a sophomore at Bryan College in Lincoln and is enrolled in the Nursing program and is on the Dean’s List.
Kylee Barber of Fairbury, a sophomore in the nursing program and graduate of Fairbury Jr/Sr. high school is on the President’s List. 
Kylee is the daughter of Terry and Annette Barber of Fairbury.
Kaden Henry, a senior, and Fairbury native, made the Dean’s list. Henry is the son of Rodney Henry and Gail Henry, both of Fairbury.
 
Dakota State University President’s Academic Honors List for Fall 2015 Semester: Derek Kerner of Fairbury.
 

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