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Camp Jefferson Dining Hall Project Receives Another Boost

Camp Jefferson's goal of constructing a new dining hall is one step closer to being met after a recent donation.

The Pfaff family, along with the First National Bank of Fairbury, has contributed $30,000 towards the project.

"The camp needs financial support from the Fairbury community," according to Vernon Pfaff, bank CEO.

He noted that the camp is not a money making venture and that volunteer boards do not have the ability to do major fundraising like other charitable organizations with a paid staff.

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Last Week's Questions Concerning Travel Costs Answered By County Clerk Stelling

Last week Commissioner Marvin Yost asked Jefferson County Clerk, Sandra Stelling, for justification and her budget for attendance to National meetings. This week Stelling replied to these inquiries.

"First of all as an Elected Official, the same as you the Board, I don't feel I should have to go over this again as last December I explained what the FIGA (Finance and Intergovernmental Affairs Steering Committee) Steering Committee and Advisory Board do," Stelling began.

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Aug
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Welcome To Fairbury

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17
Aug
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Jefferson County Sheriff Expresses Distaste Over Treatment Of Information Technician, Holle

There continues to be conflict over the Information Technology (IT) position in Jefferson County. Two weeks ago it was decided that the full time IT position, currently held by Tamera Holle, would be reduced to 25 hours a week at $25 an hour. The position would be solely at the Law Enforcement Center. However, the position was to remain full time until Sept. 19th.

The Jefferson County Clerk's office was having trouble with one of their computers last week, according to Sandy Stelling, County Clerk. When Holle was called, she informed Stelling that she was on vacation and would only come over if she charged extra money. The office sought alternative assistance.

Nels Sorensen, Jefferson County Sheriff defended Holle.

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Aug
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City Health Insurance Costs Raise Nearly 15%

The high cost of health care has reached the City of Fairbury and its employes.

Last night Dan Duren of Benefit Management of Lincoln, the firm which represents the local municipality for benefits, had some very sombre news: Fairbury will be paying 14.7% more for health insurance going in to the next fiscal year.

"This year we had a loss ratio that was 110% more than the amount of premiums we paid into the plan," he said. "There were three claims alone that were nearly $800,000; with most of that coming on just one claim."

The City, which is insured with Blue Cross & Blue Shield, had been facing a 16.7% hike in premium costs, but Duren said that rate was negotiated down by two percent.

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17
Aug
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First Day... Not Always Easy

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17
Aug
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Optimist T-Ball Season Ends

The Fairbury Optimist Club held an "End of the Season Picnic and Award Ceremony" for Optimist T-Ball players and their families on August 9th at the Fairbury City Park.

The evening began with the players being divided into teams and a regulation game was played, followed by a game with extremely modified rules against parents.

Optimist T-Ball Coaches, Amanda and Anthony Harris presented each player with a certificate and a neck medallion. Each player also received a team picture remembrance of the season.

According to Fairbury Optimist Club President, Lesa Phillips, " We had a very successful season with 45 youngsters registered for the 2011 Optimist T-Ball program, the participation was tremendous in spite of temperatures above ninty degrees on game nights."

Wed
17
Aug
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Optimist T-Ball Season Ends

The Fairbury Optimist Club held an "End of the Season Picnic and Award Ceremony" for Optimist T-Ball players and their families on August 9th at the Fairbury City Park.

The evening began with the players being divided into teams and a regulation game was played, followed by a game with extremely modified rules against parents.

Optimist T-Ball Coaches, Amanda and Anthony Harris presented each player with a certificate and a neck medallion. Each player also received a team picture remembrance of the season.

According to Fairbury Optimist Club President, Lesa Phillips, " We had a very successful season with 45 youngsters registered for the 2011 Optimist T-Ball program, the participation was tremendous in spite of temperatures above ninty degrees on game nights."

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17
Aug
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Practice Underway

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17
Aug
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Practice Underway

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