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Jul

Political Discontent & Donald Trump Are A Perfect Match

I’d love to sit down and have coffee with Donald Trump. I may ultimately want to ultimately put him in a choke hold as arrogance and I don’t mix very well. But for the first five minutes I think he would be really interesting to talk to. 
 The GOP Presidential candidate is an enigma. On one hand he is about as abrasive as an S.O.S. pad. On the other he has a level of appeal. Several weeks ago I made a comment regarding Trump’s stance on illegal immigration that I didn’t entirely disagree with. It earned me semi-scathing backlash from a local person. 
 In chatting with various people from different social and economic backgrounds, it seems that there are a lot of people who, at least at this point, are in favor of a Trump For President campaign. I was told he is the “reform candidate,” to quote Pappy O’Daniel.  Politics being a very fickle beast, the winds of change can, however, blow at a moment’s notice.
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29
Jul

Local Comments Show Death Penalty Still Controversial Topic

We said it once and we stick by our guns, some people just deserve to die. There are crimes so heinous that capital punishment is the only proper action. 
 Since making that statement some weeks ago the pages of the Journal-News have had a non-stop litany of people writing in either supporting our opinion, or re-affirming their opposition to the death penalty. This week is no exception. Most, will remember the horrendous killings years ago by cult leader Mike Ryan in Rulo, Neb. The sister of one of those murdered by Ryan has a letter to the editor in today’s paper voicing her opposition to the death penalty. It is compelling reading.
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29
Jul

Fairbury Youth Tackle Football

Fairbury Youth Tackle Football Parent Meeting, August 3 at 6pm, American Lutheran Church, K Street, Fairbury Ne 68352.

Date: 
Monday, August 3, 2015 - 6:00pm
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29
Jul

Plymouth Chicken BBQ and Dance

Plymouth Chicken BBQ and Dance Saturday, August 15, fun run, car show, sand volleyball, dance, parade and tractor pull.

Date: 
Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 7:00am
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29
Jul

Schmidt Reunion

The descendants of Wilhelm, & Mariah Schmidt will hold the 78th annual family reunion on Sunday August 2nd, 2015. At the Dewitt Community Center, and drinks will be furnished.

Date: 
Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 12:00pm
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29
Jul

Progressive Ag Day

The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 4, from 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Fairbury. Grades K-7 encouraged to attend. Registration forms will be available at Nebraska Extension-Jefferson County, 517 F St., or JCHC, for more information call (402) 729-3487, or Coordinator Lana Likens at 729-5792. 

Date: 
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 8:15am
Wed
29
Jul

National Night Out

Tuesday August 4th, at 6 pm to 8 pm at the City Park in Fairbury. Come join the areas First Responders to celebrate this event. 
 
Date: 
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 6:00pm
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29
Jul

Western Little Tuggers Tractor Pull Winners

Western Old Settlers Tractor Pull winners: age 4, girls: first Kyla Lyons, second Maci Lyons, third Braelynn Black; boys: first Trent Schultz, second Fenton Paul, third Landon Thomas; age 5, girls: first Hailey Schwisow; boys: first Jayton Jones, second Wyatt Paul, third Phillip Zoubek; age 6, girls: first Mya Morton; boys: first Alex Zielke, second Kaleb Bonar, third Camden Meza; age 7, girls: first Monica Zoubek, second Kelsey Zoubek, boys: first Zac Strein, second James Bonar, third Justin Bartels; age 8, girls: first Emma Walker; boys first Rhett Paul RJ; age 9 girls: first Schyler Schwisow, second Abbie Morton, third Bailey Gronenthal; boys: first Evan Stevens; age 10, girls: first Alyssa Haake, second Megan Schmidt, third Kenzie Strein; age 11, girls: first Kylee Martinez; boys: first Tyler Morton; age 12, girls: first Mackenzie Rau; boys first Coren Paul.

Wed
29
Jul

Middle Paw Is Middle Man In Pet Rescue


THE MIDDLE PAW--Valerie Snyder and two of her children with three adoptable dogs.(Photo by Ashley Jensby/Fairbury Journal-News)
The Middle Paw, a small group in Fairbury, plays as a “middle man” between people and animal rescues. The group transports, fosters and finds forever homes for animals in need.
Valerie Snyder, proprietor of The Middle Paw, began her exploits in helping rescued pets by working first hand with a rescue. Snyder realized, that there was a major need for a group, that could help rescues adopt out and find foster homes more rapidly.
“I’ve always enjoyed caring for animals, so far we’ve helped 35 dogs, two raccoon babies and a small amount of cats,” Snyder said. “The way I look at it is, there is no bad dog, just bad owners and every dog deserves a chance at a good home.”
The Middle Paw hosts fundraisers to help fund the work they are doing with the rescue’s. One of these fundraisers is an online auction that will take place through their Facebook account. The auction will begin August 1 at 8am and continues through August 8.
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29
Jul

Westin Presents Check To BTP


Passing the check, Westin Packaged Meats of Fairbury delivered a $5,000 donation to the Bonham Theatre Project. People included in this photo are l-r: Diane Schutt, Sara Bundy, Debby Ebke, Ron Schacht, Brooke Schwab, Don Call and Jason Trimm. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/Fairbury Journal-News)
Bonham Theatre Project has once again benefitted from the generosity of a community business leader. Area Manager Ron Schacht of Westin Packaged Meats dba Feaster Foods presented a $5,000 check on behalf of the company to the non-profit in its continuing work to reopen the historic entertainment venue.  Cumulative support from Westin has topped $15,000.
“Bonham Theatre Project cannot thank people and companies like Ron and Westin Packaged Meats enough for their continued support toward reopening the theatre. This theatre has long been a part of the community and it will take the combined efforts of the community to reopen its doors. This kind of support is what it is all about,” BTP Board President Brooke Schwab said.

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