Fairbury boys' track team spearheads bottled water drive for Peru, other communities in need

FAIRBURY - Zane Grizzle had some down time this past weekend. He was playing Xbox at home on Sunday, but none of his friends were online. He was bored. So, he thought about the rest of his d... Read More

Thayer County deputy recovers stolen vehicle at 81 Express in Hebron Saturday

HEBRON, NE -  A Thayer County Sheriff's Deputy recovered a stolen vehicle Saturday during a response to suspicious activity at 81 Express in Hebron. The Thayer County Sheriff's office shared the news via Facebook on Monday. 81 Express managem... Read More

Work to begin soon on Swan Creek Bridge south of Western on Highway 15

WESTERN, NE - Weather permitting, work will begin April 1 on the Swan Creek Bridge on Highway 15, south of Western, according to a press release by the Nebraska Department of Transportation. AM Cohron & Son, Inc., of Atlantic, IA has the $1.3... Read More

Peru State students, community volunteer in flood relief effort Friday

PERU, NE - Community members, Peru State students, faculty and staff filled sandbags during the day Friday as the Missouri River continues to rise. More than 120 students and a total of 160 volunteers contributed to the effort. "We were jus... Read More

Fairbury girls win indoor track and field meet at Concordia Thursday

SEWARD, NE - The Fairbury girls' track and field team opened the 2019 season with a bang Thursday, taking first at the Concordia University Indoor Track and Field Invite. The Lady Jeffs took first with 114 total team points. Seward came in second ... Read More

Many area rivers, streams at or near minor flood stage, Turkey Creek at De Witt especially high

_informq.push(); FAIRBURY, NE -  The Little Blue River through Fairbury has risen quickly over the last day or so. By Thursday evening, it could reach flood stage at about 18.5 feet before falling back below flood stage Friday. "It's basica... Read More

Fairbury man dies from injuries suffered in SUV, semi accident on Highway 15 Tuesday

FAIRBURY, NE - 33-year-old Clayton Brandt of Fairbury, the driver of an SUV that collided with a semi on Highway 15 Tuesday, has died at Bryan Medical West Campus in Lincoln, according to multiple social media posts Wednesday evening. The time of... Read More

Reinke's Electrogator Robotics Team prepping for nationwide competition in Detroit next month

_informq.push(); DESHLER, NE - Six students from Deshler have spent more than six months perfecting a homemade robot. This small, but diligent group are the Electrogator Robotics team - a group assembled and sponsored by Reinke Manufacturing... Read More

Fairbury school board votes to cease early outs on Fridays until end of school year

FAIRBURY, NE - Fairbury Public Schools has had six snow days this year, but the 2018-19 calendar only included five free days. The lost time will be made up. On Monday, the Fairbury school board voted to discontinue early outs on Fridays for the ... Read More

Fairbury Rural Fire begins handing out permits for controlled burns

FAIRBURY, NE - The ground won't be dry enough for a while yet, but prescribed burning season is right around the corner. With that, the Fairbury Rural Fire Department personnel are making themselves available every Monday night for the next month ... Read More

Crete seeking new superintendent after Mike Waters' resignation

CRETE, NE - Crete Public Schools superintendent Mike Waters recently submitted his resignation to the school board at a late-February meeting. The board accepted Waters’ resignation, which is effective at the end of the 2018-2019 school year, a... Read More