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Revitalizing Rural Communities Through Power of Entrepreneurship

Revitalizing rural communities through the power of entrepreneurshipis the latest topic in the Thayer County Economic Development Alliance (TCEDA) speaker series, and will be held Thursday, March 20th at The Majestic Theater in Hebron.

A social will be offered at 5:30 p.m., with the presentation beginning at 6 p.m. The theater is located at North 5th Street and Lincoln Avenue, at the northeast edge of downtown Hebron.

The key issues to be covered are the challenges of traditional economic development and the potential of entrepreneurship economic development in connection with assisting with growth in small and rural communities.

It is a great and efficient program especially for the small, cash strapped towns. It uses the organizations, businesses, and policy makers already in place to foster entrepreneurism, and thus, betters their economic base, said Jeremy Voss, Executive Director of TCEDA.

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Worlds Largest Porch Swing Getting a Porch

The Worlds Largest Porch Swing in Hebron is about to get a real porch.

The swing, located at Roosevelt Park on the northeast edge of downtown Hebron, is a part of a major facelift planned for the park.

People have been saying, since its a porch swingwhere is the porch? We want to make it more reflective of a real porch swing, said Kurk Wiedel, a member of the Hebron Revitalization committee and Hebron city councilman. The Revitalization Committee has selected Roosevelt Park as a starting point for community projects.

We want Hebron to become a destination point, and Roosevelt Park and the swing are a great attraction for us, said Lori Werner, another member of the committee. Our hope is to involve the citizens of Hebron in the planning and revitalization of Hebrons business districts and entrances into Hebron.

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Hebrons Great Opportunity

An exciting opportunity is brewing for Hebron and Thayer County to be showcased on national television.

Additionally, the program thats been invited to air on the Altitude TV Network highlighting tourism attractions in Thayer County, would be shown nearly 10 times over a two-year period.

Thayer County officials expect to hear back any day now, regarding their grant application to cover the $11,400 price tag.

We applied for a Nebraska Tourism Grant that would cover $10,000 of the cost in February, and will probably hear within the next couple of weeks, said Jeremy Voss, Executive Director of Thayer County Economic Development Alliance, known as TCEDA.

Voss is excited about featuring Thayer County attractions, including the Worlds Largest Porch Swing, the Whistle Stop Train Depot adjacent to the Thayer County Museum in Belvidere and other locations.

Taping is expected to begin over the upcoming Fathers Day weekend this June.

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Looking Back

Photo caption: CAMPBELL BROS CIRCUS at Dayton, Washington, Aug. 28, 1903.

120 Years Ago

1894

The Fairbury Journal

W.M. Gilmore of Jefferson County took a first prize on wheat at the Worlds Fair.

An examiner ordered the Pickering State Bank at Steele City closed. Charles Rice, a lawyer, was operating another bank in the town.

A. Reynolds school teacher, M.F. Stimson, listed these honor pupils: Don Bastian, Lula Collett, Charles Hiatt, Charles and Willet Hicks, Duane and Grace Hunt, Soll Mackey, Bryant Moore, Maude Rothrock, Grace Stephenson and Nellie Wolcott.

Mentioned in a report from School District 5--- Mt. Vernon (five miles south of Endicott) were Bessie Banner, Edward Coatney, Birdie and Earl Goodall, Ella Kelley, Bertha Kulhanek, Cora, Emma and Maude Morrison, Paul and Rose Palmer, Floy Russell, Ora and Roy Southwick and Otis Swett. J.Z. Schell was teacher.

110 Years Ago

1904

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Real Estate

Real Estate

March 6: Nancy Lillie to Joel B. Wooton and Vicki L. Wooton: L17-18, B2 of First Addition to Diller.

March 6: Robert D. Grammer and Colleen K. Grammer to Julie L. Siefers and Lana K. Rempel: L4-6, B10 of First Addition to Endicott.

March 7: Clifton W. Tracy and Debie R. Tracy to Blue Valley Community Action, Inc.: L7 and the W1/2 L8, B15 of Original Town of Fairbury.

March 10: Thomas C. Drake to Randall L. Brown Trust: N230 of E209 of NE1/4 of 18-2-3.

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District Court

District Court

Sentenced

Misty J. Frost, of Fairbury: Attempt of a class 3A or class 4 felony, class 1 misdemeanor; assault - third degree, class 1 misdemeanor; pleaded guilty, sentenced to 12 months in jail with credit for 45 days served.

Anthony D. Hackler, of Filley: Terroristic threats, class 4 felony; domestic assault intentionally causing bodily injury, class 1 misdemeanor, pleaded no contest, found guilty, sentenced to 48 months of intensive supervision and probation. Two counts were dropped.

David G. Stenson, of Fairbury: Attempt of a class 2 felony, class 3 felony, pleaded no contest, found guilty, sentenced to 36 months probation. Three counts were dropped.

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Marriage license

Marriage license

Feb. 20: Todd Alan Miller, 52, of Fairbury, and Angela Marie Taylor, 45, of Fairbury.

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Jefferson County Court

Jefferson County Court

Traffic

Duffy A. Craig, of Deshler: No valid registration, class 3 misdemeanor; unlawful/fictitious display of plates, class 3 misdemeanor, $250 in fines.

Samantha J. Osienger, of Hebron: No valid registration, $25 fine.

Brian D. Kier, of Beatrice: Speeding 11-15 miles an hour over the speed limit, $75 fine.

Johnny R. Rogers, of Plymouth: Speeding 16-20 miles an hour over the speed limit, $125 fine.

Lea D. Meece, of Wymore: Speeding 11-15 miles an hour over the speed limit, $75 fine.

Trey A. Forney, of Endicott: Stop or yield sign violation, $75 fine.

James L. Jameson, of Beatrice: Speeding 6-10 miles an hour over the speed limit, $25 fine.

Jim D. Maahs, of Eagle: Speeding 11-15 miles an hour over the speed limit, $75 fine.

Shane P. Lowrey, of Lincoln: Speeding 16-20 miles an hour over the speed limit; failure to use child restraint, $150 in fines.

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Jefferson Co. Sheriffs Report

Jefferson Co. Sheriffs Report

March 5: Report of male who had not returned to his home in rural Fairbury after traveling to Arizona. He returned home the next day.

March 7: William L. Welch, of Fairbury, was driving a 2012 Chevrolet west on 716 Road near his house when the vehicle collided with a deer. Damages were estimated at $1,500.

March 8: Aaron A. Hasselbring, of Fairbury, was driving a 2006 Chevrolet on P.W.F. just west of 575 Ave. when the vehicle collided with a deer. Damages were estimated at $1,500.

March 10: Report of a theft in Steele City.

March 11: Jimmy L. Roeser, of Fairbury, was driving a 1999 Buick west on Highway 8 near the edge of Fairbury when the vehicle collided with a deer. Damages were estimated at $4,000.

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Fairbury Police Report

Fairbury Police Report

March 4: Report of a male who was issued a citation for driving under suspension.

March 5: Report of a truck parked in a no-parking zone in the 900 block of E Street. The owner moved the vehicle when the tow truck arrived.

March 5: Report of BB gun damage to a window in the 1300 block of 7th Street.

March 7: Report of a disturbance in the 2000 block of K Street.

March 7: Report of a theft in the 300 block of 8th Street.

March 7: Report of fraud in the 900 block of 5th Street.

March 8: Report of a disturbance in the 1500 block of F Street.

March 9: Report of theft in the 800 block of C Street.

March 10: Report of criminal mischief at Crystal Springs Park.

March 10: Report of underage drinking in the 200 block of 7th Street.

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