Jefferson County has had the imagery capabilities that has allowed officials to do a variety of tasks. This includes pulling up 3-D maps, locating well heads for different communities, as well as mapping out different properties, to name a few. Throughout the county the program is accessed on a daily basis.
The countys subscription to the company that is hosting this site expired the first of March. Although the county will not lose existing pictures, it does mean that data will not be updated. This places a potentially big handicap on Jefferson County officials.
Last year a Fairbury physician, Dr. Ted Tucker, went on a mission trip to Vietnam and plans to return this July for another.
He found last year he would have been better able to provide treatment for more patients for a longer period of time if he had more medication. To help assist in the efforts to provide needed medicine and treatment, there will be a fund raising effort on April 15th at the Presbyterian Church in Fairbury. This event will feature a slide presentation and commentary by Dr. Tucker of his 2011 trip. Following the presentation an auction will be held to raise money for the mission trip in order to purchase medication for patients in need in Vietnam.
Photo caption: CIRCUS PARADE---Campbell Brothers Circus announces its arrival home as it parades around Fairburys downtown square.
Who would want to winter in Fairbury, Neb? No one; people usually go south for the warmer weather. Well there is one circus that called Fairbury their home from 1885-1913 during the winter months, The Campbell Brothers Circus.
During the month of April the Fairbury City Museum will be highlighting their Campbell Brothers Circus memorabilia and artifacts. There are photos, programs and interesting pieces of information for the history buff to peruse.
The 2012 Home & Garden show was held this past Saturday at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Show attendees could choose from a variety of things to do. Just a few activities taking place at the annual show were chain saw carving, having your blood pressure taken, checking blood sugar levels, or even having your face painted like Brittany Kroeker (shown below). The Home & Garden Show was another success, according Sharon Priefert, Fairbury Chamber executive director. There were over 50 booths again this year, the weather was perfect especially for our outdoor booths and the L & R Chainsaw Artist, who was a great hit. The attendance was possibly down a little due to the nice weather, but I would say still around 500 attended again this year. The free face painting is always a hit with the kids along with Plinko with prizes and other games in the kids room. The Chamber is very pleased with another great year in attendance and booths!
*Linda Bauer, Jefferson County Attorney, presented Amendment #3 that had been presented by the insurance carrier at the last meeting with no action taken. Bauer pointed out that this amendment was to bring the Jefferson County Employee benefit Medical Plan in line with the employee handbook. It does not alter existing policies. A motion was made by Commissioner Marvin Yost to accept the amendment, seconded by Commissioner Arthur Craig, motion carried.
*It was pointed out by Sandra Stelling, Jefferson County Clerk, that part of the insurance amendment as it was written does not match the employee handbook although it does match what is current county policy. It does not state in the handbook that employees will be paying $10 of the insurance plan. Motion was made by Yost to change the handbook to reflect Jefferson County will share the cost of employee insurance, seconded by Commissioner Michael Dux, motion carried.
Public Health Solutions District Health Department, in partnership with the UNMC college of Dentistry will be providing free dental sealants to second and third grade students at Central Elementary and Jefferson Intermediate on April 4th and 5th.
Dental sealants are a common tool used by dentists to help prevent tooth decay. Sealants are safe, easy to apply by dental staff and have been used for decades to protect the tooth enamel from plaque and acid that may lead to decay. School-based dental sealant programs have been successfully offered across the country in an attempt to improve the dental health of young children.
The dental sealant project is made possible through the donation of time and resources from the UNMC College of Dentistry staff and students.
Four Fairbury basketball players received honors by being tabbed to the East Division of the Central Conference basketball teams. Seated (l-r), Clay Medina, second team, and Chad Medina, first team. Standing (l-r), Trent Simpson, first team, and Paige Husa, second team. (Journal-News photo by Jim Phelps)
Five Diller-Odell basketball players were selected by coaches to the Pioneer Conference basketball teams. Seated (l-r), Taylor Rupprecht, honorable mention, and Erin Saathoff, honorable mention. Standing (l-r), Sarah Schmidt, third team, and Conner Pahl, third team. Not pictured: Kolin Scheele, third team. (Journal-News photo by Jim Phelps)