The Fairbury City Museum will be hosting an art show this Sunday, March 18th from 1 - 4 p.m. Members of the Jefferson County Art Guild will have on display for show and sale, a variety of works ranging from oils, acrylics, pencil drawings, beadwork and handmade paper.
Visitors to the museum will also enjoy the many artifacts on display depicting the history of Fairbury and Jefferson County. Visitors are encouraged to bring their families and enjoy refreshments, courtesy of museum board members. "Spending the afternoon at the museum is a great family activity and the art show is an opportunity to showcase local talent," according to curator, Art Korte.
The Fairbury City Museum is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and is located at 1128 Elm Street, just two blocks off Highway 136, Nebraska's Heritage Highway.
The District 8 board of education filled three recently announced vacancies, created by retirements, at Monday's board meeting.
Approved by unanimous votes were: Maureen Beck of Wilber as instrumental music teacher; Michelle Rutz of Waukeen, Iowa as elementary special education teacher and Thomas Scott of Fairbury as industrial arts teacher. All teachers will begin duties during the Fall 2012 school year.
Also during Monday's meeting the board heard a report from superintendent Fred Helmink regarding the upcoming kindergarten round-up, which is scheduled for Tuesday, March 27, beginning at 6:00 p.m,
Helmink said in recent years kindergarten numbers have increased dramatically and that the administration will have to see if that trend continues.
The annual parent meeting of the Fairbury Community Girls Softball Association will be held at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, at the Fairbury Community Building. For more information, contact president Greg Cromer at email@example.com or (402) 587-0175; or secretary Lana Likens at firstname.lastname@example.org or (402) 729-5792.
Girls who plan to play summer ball and have not yet registered, are asked to Please get registration forms in on or before March 15. Forms are available in the Fairbury school offices, the Bob and Wauneta Burkley Wellness Center, or by contacting Lana Likens.
The meeting will include election of board members and information on the 2012 season.
Pioneer's Inn in Gilead has gotten a new lease on life. Their Grand Re-Opening was this past Thursday. The usual lunch special as well as what is fast becoming her famous Hamburger Thursday was on menu. But for the citizens of Gilead that was more than enough.
Back in November owners, Karen and Lyle Keilwitz, had decided that maybe it was time to retire from the restaurant business. The economy wasn't good, their building needed repairs and the heating bill looked to be out of this world. They had enjoyed a successful 25 years of business and their little restaurant had served not just as a place to eat but a gathering place for people to meet, visit and share.
Decisions are difficult to make when it will affect the whole county. This is what the Planning and Zoning Committee faced last Thursday evening. They had received an application from Livingston Enterprise, Inc. to build a 9,000 head nursery facility and were to make a decision Thursday.
Jefferson County citizens turned out in force to express their opinions on why the facility should or should not be built. Committee members listened carefully to all points of view, and there were many.
However, when it came down to it the decision to grant a permit there were seven points the committee considered. The seven points are the same points that are considered each time a permit to build is presented to the committee. As Randy Welsch (chairman of Planning and Zoning) went through the seven points he reviewed the thought process behind the decision.
Reminder-Voter registration, party change, and name change in the County Clerk's office continues until May 4, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. If doing so by mail or agent it must be done by April 27, 2012 and received in County Clerk's office by April 30, 2012.
Deadlines to file with all villages is: Incumbent July 16, 2012, Non Incumbent August 1, 2012.