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Jul

School lunch menu 7-11 to 15

All children 1-18 eat lunch FREE. Lunch served from 11:30 am to 12:30 p.m. at Central School. Menu are subject to change.
 
Monday, July 11-Mini Calzones, Marinara Sauce, Lettuce Salad, Fruit, Milk.
Tuesday, July 12-Oven Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Dinner Roll, Fruit, Milk.
Wednesday, July 13-Spaghetti Sauce, w/Rotini, Green Beans, Breadstick, Fruit / Milk.
Thursday, July 14-Popcorn Chicken, Baked Beans, Bread
Fruit, Milk.
Friday, July 15-Beef Pizza, Corn, Fruit, Frozen Fruit Treats, Milk.
Wed
06
Jul

Ruth Seibolt

 
The family of Ruth Seibolt would like to honor her with a card shower for her 80th birthday on July 13.
Send cards to Heritage Care Center, 909 17th Street, Fairbury, NE. 68352.
Wed
06
Jul

Al and Carol Isaac

 
Al and Carol Isaac are celebrating 50 years of marriage. Please join them at an open house on July 16 from 2-4 p.m. at the VFW Club, 243 South 9th St., Seward, Neb.
Hosting the open house are their children Deb (Isaac) and Lynn Mohling; Doug and (Tonya) Isaac and Dan and (Samantha) Isaac, along with their grandchildren Jarod, Ashley, Jordan and Savannah Mohling; Chris, Anthony and Aaron Isaac; and Haley, Carson and Colby Isaac.
If you are unable to attend you are welcome to send a note to them at 661 N. 4th St., Seward, NE 68434.         15-16p
 
Wed
06
Jul

7-6-16

Real Estate
June 14: Jayme Atkins and David Atkins, wife and husband, to Jayme Atkins and David Atkins as joint tenants; a part of the SW ¼ Section 19, Township 2 North, Range 1 East of the 6th P.M., Jefferson County.
June 14: Elsie Jane Graves and Tracy Graves, wife and husband, to Elsie Jane Graves and Tracy Graves, wife and husband as joint tenants; a part of the SW ¼ Section 19, Township 2 North, Range 1 East of the 6th P.M., Jefferson County.
June 15: Duston N. Clauson and Misty Clauson, husband and wife, to Broken Arrow Rental, Inc.; Lot 15, Block 5, Huber’s Addition to the City of Fairbury, Jefferson County.
June 16: Janet L. Place, a single person, to Jacqueline May, Mary Lou Place, and Dean Joseph Place; Lot 3, Northgate First Addition to the City of Fairbury, Jefferson County.
Wed
06
Jul

Declaring My Independence

On Sunday, I went to the flea market with my niece and her husband. I had never been before. It was held at the City Park, and I was surprised by the size of the operation. At one point, we got separated and my niece called me on my cell phone to ask me where I was. I said I didn’t know. She asked me if I was on the east side of the park and I said I didn’t know. It was quite a cloudy day and I couldn’t see the sun, so the whole “rises in the east and sets in the west” thing didn’t help me much. At one point, a couple of walked past me. One of them was looking for something. I heard her walking companion declare, “Oh, that’s way over on the east side.”
I still didn’t know where I was but I called my niece back and told her, “I’m pretty sure I’m not on the east side.”
Items for sale ran the gamut from unmitigated junk to fine art.
Wed
06
Jul

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,
 
Obama oversteps with his presidential order on imagination. Supreme Court has to fix president’s mess. The justice department lawyers lied to the Judge. The judge has to take steps to correct Obama’s justice department.
Benghazi  attracted Obama, not present, at important meeting. Hillary makes up cover story about movie. Hillary’s failure to act, over 600 request for security aid. Hillary misleads and spins the story not only to the American people but, she lies to the families who lost their brave family member. Hillary lies and blames a YouTube movie.
Hillary was concerned about American military wearing US. Military uniforms while going to save American lives in Benghazi. Our military never even got the chance to go to Benghazi to try. Hillary was so busy trying to come up with a big spin lie.
Wed
06
Jul

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:
Thank you for the coverage of the groundbreaking ceremony for the Bonham Theatre Project on June 27, 2016.  The headline, “Bonham Moves Forward” is accurate; the renovation of the Bonham Theatre is progressing. However, it was brought to my attention that the reporting of various numbers created some confusion. 
I offer the following as clarification and I hope it is helpful:
Net income Oct. 2012-May 2016/funds available to complete Phase 1:
Donations (individuals and businesses)     $353,029
Grants (awarded and received)         81,956
Net fundraising activities         29,983
Wed
06
Jul

Flea Market Is a Chance for Growth

This was the first Fourth of July Flea Market my wife and I have been to in many, many years. My kids have never been to one and my wife put it best: “I was ill prepared for the magnitude of such an event.”
She had to go three different times to see everything, juggle the kids and haul items she bought back to the van.
Vendors changed daily, the sights, smells and bargains were a lot to take in at once. There were thousands of people in the park and the community in general.
Where my wife saw a bustling event, I saw an opportunity. The flea market is definitely what Fairbury needs: A drawing point to the community.
Having a purpose to head to a community is vital to the economic growth of that town. Wilber has Czech Days. You go for the food, parades, history, culture, pageants and just plain fun for all ages.
Wed
06
Jul

Is Works Program a Solution?

Sometimes random things get written down on my notepad. Maybe not items quite worthy of a full-blown, dedicated column, but things I would like to note just the same. This is the week to share some of those.
This past Sunday, I watched a segment on “CBS Sunday Morning” that spotlighted President FDR’s Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The program, which was in existence from 1933 to 1942, taught skills and provided jobs to men ages 17-28.
The program, which planted nearly 3 billion trees, also constructed more than 800 parks nationwide; upgraded most national parks; and constructed a network of service buildings and public roads. In its nine-year run, the CCC taught skills to more than 3 million men who had difficulty finding jobs. Listed as a principal benefit was “improved physical condition, heightened morale and increased employability.”
Wed
06
Jul

Commissioners Approve Shop Work, Request Bridge Info

Jefferson County Commissioners have approved two contractors to perform work at the highway department’s county shop building. Highway supervisor Jason Eyer presented cost estimates for new floor tile and a new door at the shop.
“We could put carpeting in, and it would be cheaper,” said Commissioner Michael Dux during the board’s regular Tuesday meeting. “But it won’t stay clean. The tiles won’t stay clean, either, with highway workers coming into the shop in the winter with muddy shoes.”
However, the chairman said, the tile will be easier to maintain in the long-run.
Commissioners passed the motion 2-0 to hire Barber Furniture Co. to do the tile work and Fairbury Glass to replace the doors. Commissioner Mark Schoenrock was absent The total cost of the project will be about $6,000, commissioners said. Commissioners also said that these repairs do not have to be put out for bids.

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