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Hanover Fireworks 2014

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News in Brief

Pilger Donations

The Fairbury Journal-News, Canning Truck and the Thayer County Sheriff's Office are teaming up to collect and deliver items for the tornado-ravaged community of Pilger.

Donations will be collected through the end of this week. Items needed include: sunscreen, bug spray, anti-itch creams, Kleenex, paper towels, disposable razors, packing tapes, sports drinks and telescoping magnetic pick up tools.

Items not needed are water and clothing.

Canning Truck will be delivering the relief items late next week.

Wet Weather

To Continue

The recent wet weather pattern that has enveloped much of southeast Nebraska is predicted to continue.

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Fairbury Woman Held On Assault, Terroristic Threats Charge

Photo caption: Aida Tello

A thirty-eight year old Fairbury woman is in custody following an incident last Saturday involving a knife.

Aida C. Tello was arrested for a series of alleged charges including 3rd degree domestic assault; terroristic threats; use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony; possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person; disturbing the peace and criminal mischief.

According to a press release issued by Fairbury Chief of Police Chad Sprunk, at approximately 2:30 in the afternoon last Saturday a 911 call of disturbing the police was received for a residence in the 900 block of fifth street.

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Pink Out

Photo caption: VIEW FROM THE DUGOUT Fairbury Senior Baseball Players dressed for last Wednesdays Pink Out game against Malcolm. Watching pre-game festivities at Quinn Field. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News, more photos on www.fairburyjournalnews.com

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Blue River Archery Finds a New Home

Photo caption: GREG GILL IS PROUD OF PERSONALIZED SERVICE that he and his wife Marty are able to give to the customers of Blue River Archery. They recently moved their store, Blue River Archery, to the downtown location and are feeling right at home as they help serve the archery needs of their customers. Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky/Fairbury Journal News

Blue River Archery, in Fairbury, began in a small corner of the Greg and Marty Gills butcher shop back in 1992. They operated their small shop in a building next to their home. Even then they were pulling in customers from the surrounding states.

Both of the Gills competed in a 10-12 state-wide area. Marty shot in professional competitions and became known nationally as one of the best women in archery. Greg also competed on the semi professional level. These competitions filled about every weekend. While building a name for themselves as they met other archers they became known in the field of archery.

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Steele Flats Wind Energy Center has Dedication

Photo caption: GOVERNOR DAVE HEINEMAN at the Steele Flats Wind Energy Center official dedication ceremony Thursday, June 19. He reminds those attending that Nebraska is a state that should pride itself on the leadership role it is taking in utilizing wind energy as an alternate energy source. Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky/Fairbury Journal News

Approximately three miles south of Diller, Jefferson and Gage county residents gathered along with NextEra and Norris Public Power District (NPPD) officials and Nebraskas governor, Dave Heineman, to dedicate the wind farm Thursday, June 19.

Steele Flats Wind Energy Center consists of 40 wind turbines generating 75 megawatts of energy. This is enough energy to power more than 19,000 homes. The project has helped bring NPPD to within 22 megawatts of its renewable output goal.

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Tractor Relay

Photo caption: TRACTOR ENTHUSIASTS GATHERED FOR TRACTOR RELAY Sunday, June 22. Nineteen tractors gathered at the VFW and began their trek around the county. The relay started at nine in the morning and they returned to the VFW after four that afternoon. This was an opportunity for people who love tractors to get together and share their pride for their tractors. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal News

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Relay for Life Fairbury Chapter

Photo caption: THE FAIRBURY CHAPTER FOR RELAY FOR LIFE held their ninth annual walk commemorating the end of this years fund raising. Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky/Fairbury Journal News

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Pony Express Re-Ride

Photo caption: THE PONY EXPRESS TRAVELED ALONG THE OREGON TRAIL bringing the pony express riders through Rock Creek Station. The 2014 re-ride followed the same trail beginning in California and traveling through Rock Creek Station on its way to Missouri. Above Pony Express Riders Kara Riggle and Jacob Hughes exchange the mochila as they re-enact the ride that the young riders took in the late 1800s. Holding the horses is Jeff Barger. Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky/Fairbury Journal News

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