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Sheriff Says County Forced To Make Do With Dangerous, Small Jail

Photo caption: The Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center is full to the brim, especially on weekends. The situation worries Jefferson County Sheriff Nels Sorensen. Presently he and his deputies do a great deal of transportation between their jail and other counties to help even out the numbers and keep his jail under capacity. Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky/Fairbury Journal News

Fairbury's nearly 40-year-old jail is unsafe and often filled to capacity, said Jefferson County Sheriff Nels Sorensen, and he is concerned about the safety of the public when inmates are transported to the courthouse for court. He would like to see new facilities built to accommodate the jail's needs, he said, but voters and county commissioners do not share his vision.

We are what we are, he said. There isn't anything that I can see down the road where they are going to increase the bed space.

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The American Legion Riders chapter 180

Photo caption: The American Legion Riders chapter 180 took a fun ride on Sunday, July 27 to visit the Nursing and Assisted living homes in Hebron, Deshler, and Fairbury Ne. As you can see fun was had by all, as the residents loved sitting on the bikes and having their picture taken . This is an event they do every year and all look forward to it . The ALR riders support our Veterans and Familys and promote Americanism. Contributed Photo

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Commissioners Discuss Overgrown Ditches

Bill Hansel, Jefferson County Highway Superintendent told Jefferson County Commissioners that he has been receiving several complaints about overgrown ditches.

According to the state statutes if it is straight mowing that will take care of the problem the county can go ahead and mow and then assess the expense to the owner, Hansel said. But if we are dealing with brush in the ditches I have to send a letter to the Board notifying you about the need to cut the brush, then the county attorney needs to send a letter to the land owner stating what needs to be done and then giving a timeline for the work to be completed.

Hansel said that some of the ditches that have been complained about will only take straight mowing, however there were a couple of ditches that would involve cutting away brush. He said that he would feel more comfortable if the Board agreed to send a letter to all of the landowners involved.

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Council Oks Fertilizer Plant Expansion Projects

A new fertilizer plant within the Fairbury city limits has been given the go-ahead for operation.

Following a public hearing on Tuesday in which no testimony was heard, members of the Fairbury City Council gave the unanimous approval to the Aurora Cooperative to allow agricultural chemicals and fertilizer storage and distribution from their new location at 2222 L Street, located directly behind Canning Truck in Fairbury.

Included in the project will be the planned construction of five 30,000 gallon storage tanks. According to Aurora Coop officials the area was properly zoned for an anhydrous ammonia facility, but that plant will be located approximately six miles north and one half mile west of Fairbury.

Fourth ward councilman Phil Rogge said he supported the expansion noting that the project is safe and does meet all the criteria for an agricultural plant.

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Davis and Schmit To Recite Vows On October 4th.

Jade Davis and Justin Schmit will be united in marriage on October 4th, 2014 at Black Canyon Inn, Estes Park, Co.

Jade graduated in 2014 from Concordia, Ks as an R.N. She is employed at Heritage Care Center, Fairbury.

Justin is the Owner of JS Construction, Fairbury.

Parents of the couple are John and Tammi Davis and Robin and Chris Fuentez; Gail and Tammy Schmit of Beatrice and Bruce and Patty Schwartz of Fairbury.

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Narka News

Melvin Edwards, Narka, was honored guest at a supper party for his 75th Birthday on July 27th. Close to 100 family and friends brought Birthday wishes and enjoyed reminiscing and a good supper at the Hall in Narka. He is so thankful to all who came or sent birthday wishes on his special day.

With wheat harvest completed in this area, early Monday July 28, the local harvest crew pulled out of Narka heading for South Dakota for harvest in that area. We wish them a good harvest and a safe trip.

Just a note...... I received the paper and occasionally a small check for sending in the news, why doesnt Betty??

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Lindsley Family Reunion

The Lindsley Reunion was held in Fairbury, Sunday, July 20 with the family coming from different areas of Kansas and Nebraska represented. Visiting and looking thru the Ancestor Book was enjoyed. Next family reunion will be July 2015

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Plymouth News -- Angie Zulauf

Death

Viola E. Ollie Tegtmeier, Beatrice, formerly of Plymouth, died July 14, 2014. Services were July 18, 2014 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Beatrice with burial at Evergreen Home Cemetery in Beatrice.

St. Paul's Ladies Aid Meeting

The opening hymn was My Faith Looks Up To Thee. Pastor Kahrs then continued the study of ruth, covering chapter 3.

The meeting was called to order. The Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The treasurer's reports were given.

It was moved and seconded to pay Alverta for the supplies that she had purchased to make educational toys for the preschool.

Happy Birthday was sung for Alverta Wells. Seven members answered roll call.

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Aug
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Narka News

Melvin Edwards, Narka, was honored guest at a supper party for his 75th Birthday on July 27th. Close to 100 family and friends brought Birthday wishes and enjoyed reminiscing and a good supper at the Hall in Narka. He is so thankful to all who came or sent birthday wishes on his special day.

With wheat harvest completed in this area, early Monday July 28, the local harvest crew pulled out of Narka heading for South Dakota for harvest in that area. We wish them a good harvest and a safe trip.

Just a note...... I received the paper and occasionally a small check for sending in the news, why doesnt Betty??

Wed
06
Aug
admin's picture

Narka News

Melvin Edwards, Narka, was honored guest at a supper party for his 75th Birthday on July 27th. Close to 100 family and friends brought Birthday wishes and enjoyed reminiscing and a good supper at the Hall in Narka. He is so thankful to all who came or sent birthday wishes on his special day.

With wheat harvest completed in this area, early Monday July 28, the local harvest crew pulled out of Narka heading for South Dakota for harvest in that area. We wish them a good harvest and a safe trip.

Just a note...... I received the paper and occasionally a small check for sending in the news, why doesnt Betty??

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