Fairbury will be getting a new 37-room hotel.
After several months of jockeying, developers of a planned hotel, with indoor swimming pool and conference room, received the news they had hoped for: they will be awarded $160,000 in LB840 grant funds to help with the project.
Members of the Fairbury City Council cast a unanimous vote in support of the planned facility, which will be constructed in the old Wal-Mart parking lot, now the site of Prairie Pointe Plaza near the intersection of Highways 15 and 136.
According to project co-partner Stan Buckow, ground breaking could occur within 30 days.
"We hope to have the project completed by the end of the year," he said.