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William Sand

William “Bill” D. Sand, 89, Friend, long-time newspaper publisher, died Dec. 4, 2015, in Fairmont.  
He was born in Odell and was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII and later in the Korean Conflict.  Publisher and editor for many Nebraska newspapers including the Odell Oracle, Wymore Arbor State, York Republican, O’Neil Frontier, Fairbury Journal-News, Beatrice Times, Blue Valley Blade, Fillmore Co. News and the Friend Sentinel.  Received 50 year service award from the NE Press Association in 1998.  
Survivors: son, Richard “Rick” Sand, Huntsville, Al.; daughter, son-in-law, Lisa and Shawn St. Louis, Friend; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Bob Sand, Hanover, Kan, Dallas Shafer, Holyoke, Colo; sister, Jackie Jones, Gretna, Neb; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.
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Dale Dahlheimer

Dale F. Dahlheimer
Dale F. Dahlheimer, 78, of Fairbury, passed away Dec. 10, 2015 at Valley View Senior Living at Junction City, Kan. He was born April 13, 1937 at Crawford, Neb.
Survivors are Daughters: Peggy (Doug) Marston of Chapman, Kan., Debra (Steven) Davis of Lincoln;  two grandchildren, one great-grandchild; sister: Donna Mae (Willis) Hoffman of Crawford, Neb. 
Services were Dec. 14, 2015 at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home Chapel in Fairbury, with Pastor Charles Schmidt officiating. Burial was at the Crawford Cemetery-Crawford, Neb. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge of arrangements.                
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Blue Valley Seeking Help During Holidays

During the holidays, Blue Valley Community Action (BVCA) is seeking help from people who are willing to donate their time by ringing bells for the Salvation Army at Wal-Mart.
Ryan Bailey, family and community services manager at BVCA, explained that the majority of the money that is raised by the donations made to the Salvation Army kettle at Wal-Mart stay in the community.
“The money that we get from the Salvation Army that we collect in the kettle, is kept here locally,” said Bailey. “I think there’s a lot of misunderstanding, that we send this money to corporate headquarters. It’s not sent there. It stays local. Ninety cents of every dollar stays here.”
The money that is raised will be used to fund some of the programs and services that are offered by BVCA. Bailey explained that this is important because the money that is received helps to sustain these programs throughout the year.
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Santa Stopping In Daykin This Saturday

Santa Claus will be stopping in Daykin at the Jefferson County Bank, 306 Jefferson, on Saturday from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Date: 
Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 9:30am
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Town Hall Rescheduled

The town hall meeting slated for Dec. 15 with Sen. Laura Ebke has been re-scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Jefferson Community Health Center in Fairbury.

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Journal-News To Be Closed For Holidays

The Fairbury Journal-News will be closed next week on Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25 for the Christmas holiday. The office will re-open on Monday, Dec. 28 at 8 a.m.
All deadlines for copy, advertising, classifieds and legals for the Dec. 30 issue will be Monday, Dec. 28 at 5 p.m.
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Christmas, Depot Style


Cindy Lou Who (Giselle Kruse) helps Garrett Roelfs finish an ornament at the Christmas at the Depot event in Fairbury on Dec. 12-13.
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Zimmerman Resigns After 31 Years

At the District 8 School Board meeting on Monday night, Board Member Richard Zimmerman tendered his resignation, citing health reasons.
Zimmerman, who has served on the board for 31 years, decided it was time to step down from the board in order to focus on his health as well as his family. At the meeting, he explained his decision and offered his ideas about education.
“Today was kind of like I was writing my own obituary,” said Zimmerman. “It’s my last board meeting and it’s kind of rough on me. I’m resigning because of health issues, my age and my oldest daughter’s serious illness. It’s more than I can handle. 
“I’ll miss the board meetings,” Zimmerman continued. “My philosophy all through the years was that education is the best industry in this community.”
Throughout his time served on the board, Zimmerman has seen many changes within the school district. He recounted his time during Monday’s meeting.
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Bridge Repairs Facing A Challenge


Barricaded --This bridge in northern Jefferson County on 577 Ave. has been closed since September out of concerns for the safety of people who travel on this road. It is one of two bridges that are closed near Plymouth. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Two bridges that have been closed in northeastern Jefferson County, near Plymouth, are beginning to affect the way people do business, which is effecting a rise in the demand to repair the damaged structures.
  At the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners Meeting last Tuesday, Eugene Kisling and Aaron Freese, both of whom have been affected by the closures, expressed their concerns about the bridges to the commissioners.
“I’ve got a fairly extensive bin site there in section 30 and,” said Freese, “especially without the bridge between section 19 and section 30, I’ve got semis meeting on the road. I can’t make a circle and bring my empties over the bridge, since it’s not there anymore. The same is happening between section five and section six. It’s hard for me to engage in commerce safely without those bridges.”
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Bond Raised After Search Finds Drugs

After a major discovery on Wednesday, Dec. 9 pertaining to their case, the bond for Andrew Santiago and Ameretta Trusler were raised by Judge Linda Bauer on Friday, Dec. 11. 
Santiago, who is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver (methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver (marijuana), possession of money related to drugs, escape, theft by unlawful taking, all of which are felony charges, fugitive from justice and various traffic offenses, had his bond raised to $100,000, 10 percent. 
Prior to Friday, his bond was set at $50,000, 10 percent. On Thursday, a news release was issued by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office to explain that on Wednesday, a search warrant was served on the vehicle Santiago and Trusler were in.

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