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Betty Hobbs

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Creta M. Vorderstrasse

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Larry Lee Peratt

Born in Fairbury, Neb. on February 12, 1933, passed away at age 81 at his home in Denver on July 4, 2014. He was a Navy Vet, retired from University Hospital and a dedicated art collector. An avid golfer, tennis player and bowler with a special group of friends, “The Old Timers”. Survived by his wife, Mary Jane; his two children Dirk (Cindy); and Eric (Maryann)her four children Rocky, Mike, Wendi and Ted (Jolene); 14 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren. Terrance Peratt brother preceded him in death. Memorial Service was held in Denver. 20b

 

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Tillie (Sasek) Slepicka

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

By Cynthia Scheer
 
Sponsored by the Plymouth Volunteer Fire Dept. Saturday, August 16th Main Street Plymouth, NE
6:15 am - Fun Run
7:30 am - Breakfast - Community Bldg
8-12 pm - Car Show
9-? pm - Sand Volleyball Tourn.
5-8pm - Chicken Dinner
5:00 pm - Parade “Cruising Hwy 4”
7:00 pm - Kids Tractor Pull
9pm - 1am - Dance - Repeat Offenders
Chicken BBQ & Street Dance Fairbury's nearly 40-yearold jail is unsafe and often fi lled 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.

 

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Residents To Vote On Half-Percent Sales Tax Hike

By Fred Arnold
 
The Fairbury City Council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday to place a measure on the Fall general election ballot that would increase the city’s sales tax a half of one percent. The vote comes on the heels of recent discussions by city leaders of how to pay for improvements to Fairbury’s aging infrastructure.
 
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4-H Ice Cream Contest At Relay for Life

By Sandy Zabokrtsky
 
The Thayer County 4-H Ice Cream Contest was held in conjunction with the Relay For Life on Friday, July 25th, at the Thayer Central High School track in Hebron. This activity was not only part of the Relay for Life event but also served as a pre-fair event for the Thayer County 4-H. 4-H youth gathered, brought their recipes, ingredients to make ice cream in tin cans. There was no limits on flavors, the sky is the limit.
 
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Shop Local: Some People Just Don’t Understand It

Head to Beatrice and what do you see? A lot of Fairbury people fi lling up their vehicles with purchases. Go a few more miles up the road to Lincoln and it’s the same thing. Thirty-three county vehicles out spending money. Spend a Saturday or Sunday around Fairbury (Jefferson County’s main trade center) and you see... mostly empty streets with few people in any of the stores. Same for Wal-Mart, by and large locals do not shop at home. And to be fair a lot of traffi c at Wal-Mart is from...out of town.
 
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Dana Lynn Raney

Dana Lynn Raney 26 of Alexandria, Nebraska passed away April 13, 2014 at her home. She was born December 17, 1987. Surviving her death are her parents David and Linda Raney of Alexandria; brother, Ed Raney and wife, Kim; nieces, Gabrielle Jeannette and Karina Marie of Wahoo, Neb.; sister, Leann Obermeier and husband, Ryan of Annandale, Va.; grandparents, Duane and Mel Raney of Osborne, Kan.; aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous dear friends. Services will be August 9, 2014 with a Rosary held at 9:00 a.m. followed by Funeral Mass at 10:00 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alexandria, Neb., with Father John Birkel officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery at Alexandria. Memorials have been established to ALS in the Heartland and St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alexandria for the cemetery and fence funds. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of the arrangements.
 
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Jefferson County Participates in Bomb Squad Training

What would happen if a bomb was found in Jefferson County? Tuesday emergency personnel attended training given by the Lincoln Bomb Squad to find out what to do in that what if situation.

Lincoln Bomb Squad trainer Don Gross spent the day in Fairbury conducting explosives training. He first met with Jefferson Community Health Center and Heritage Long Term Care Center during the afternoon and then during the evening he met with emergency responders.

The training was funded through Homeland Security as the Planning Exercise Training. The purpose was to assure that all emergency responders in the area are aware of the dangers of various explosives and potential situations are handled appropriately.

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