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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Oct. 3

Jefferson County will once again be hosting a household hazardous waste collection Thursday, Oct. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The collection point will be at the County Road Shop at Jefferson County Fairbury

Location: County Shop 1415 A St

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 from 5:00 PM 7:00 PM

Contact is Michael Dux 402-729-5706

The items that will be accepted include cleaning products, lawn and garden chemicals, paint, used oil, florescent light bulbs and other hazardous household items. The site will also be accepting antifreeze.

The public is asked to please bring materials in disposable containers no larger than five gallons or 50 pounds. The containers will not be returned once emptied.

The items that will not be accepted include tires, appliances, science lab chemicals, items containing asbestos, wood preservatives, PCBs, explosives or items in commercial quantities.

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Endicott Village Life Visit #4

The Nebraska State Gazetteer and Business Directory of 1890 reports the village of Endicott boasted a population of about 200 people.

The village is situated in the southern part of Jefferson County, five miles southeast from Fairbury, the seat of justice. It is also the junction of the St. Joseph and Grand Island division of the Union Pacific Railway and of the Republican valley Division of the Burlington and Missouri Railroad.

A large quantity of grain and livestock are annually shipped from this place. The Little Blue River flows near the village, and along its banks a superior quality of stone is found which is suitable for building purposes. The Beatrice Building and Paving Companys clay pits are located here.

The Methodists, Presbyterians and United Brethren have churches at this location.

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Tri County FFA Attends Husker Harvest Days

Photo caption: Courtesy PhotoTri County FFA members, starting left, Sarah Wollenburg, Elsie Hermsmeier, Thomas Waldo, Caitlyn Lijewski, Wyatt Kowalski, Shelby Cammack, Brayden Schultis, Kate Likens, Shane Vorderstrasse and Megann Freese attended the 2013 Husker Harvest Days on Sept. 10 in Grand Island.

Ten Tri County FFA members attended the 2013 Husker Harvest Days on Sept. 10 in Grand Island.

Members who attended were Shelby Cammack, Caitlyn Lijweski, Kate Likens, Tom Waldo, Sarah Wollenburg, Megann Freese, Elsie Hermsmeier, Wyatt Kowalski, Brayden Schultis, and Shane Vorderstrasse. The ten individuals were able to look at updated farming technology, college options in the Agricultural field, many seed companies, and also enjoy a delicious meal.

The Heartland United Way allowed students to get in free if they donated at least three canned food items. This was the fifth annual Americas Farmers Food Drive. It was sponsored by Monsa

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Local Student Qualifies for Honors Program at UNK

Locally Dietrich Brinegar from Thayer Central majoring in Biology will be participating in the honors program.

Ninety-eight students have been admitted into University of Nebraska at Kearneys Honors Program. The Honors Program offers exceptional students the opportunity to excel in academic, leadership and personal development during their undergraduate career.

This four-year program enriches and supplements all academic majors at the university through special classes, an Honors learning community, research projects, study abroad, leadership development, and service learning, according to Honors Program Director John Falconer.

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Blue Valley Strengthens Counseling Services

Photo caption: Stephanie Hager

Blue Valley Behavior Health in Fairbury has added Stephanie Hager, a Licensed Mental Health Therapist, to their staff one day each week.

Hagar will have office hours each Tuesday from 9 to 5 in Fairbury as well as work in Beatrice for Blue Valley on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Hager is also a Licensed Addictions Councilor.

With a lot of the rural areas we still have very high rates of depression, disconnection and a lot of people that are coming in and needing evaluations as well as medications. They really do need counseling and they need a therapist to talk to. More people are coming forward from rural communities from their isolation and are requesting these services, Hager said.

Hager said she helps a lot of people with addictions.

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Sept. 18, 2013

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Colton Schoenrock

Colton Schoenrock

Colton Josheph Schoenrock was born Jan. 26, 1990 at Fairbury, to Brad and Lurri Schoenrock.

He graduated from Fairbury SR. High in 2008. Baptism occurred when Colton was a teen at the First Baptist Church summer youth bible camp trip.

Throughout high school Colton was always a hard worker, he worked at Griffeys, the hospital in the kitchen and for his uncle at Rowdys Steakhouse and his work ethic never changed as he graduated high school at midterm and went to Louisiana to join his parents in the industrial construction field.

At the age of 19 while working in Port Arthur, Texas, Colton took his NCCER accreditation to become a journey man iron worker Rod buster and scored HIGHER than his foreman. We all had to laugh! As he wore his score on his hardhat. He was the youngest rod buster in the United States as you usually one have to be at least 22 to test. He was so proud of that.

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18
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Looking Back

Photo caption: FAIRBURYS LIBRARY in 1908 on the corner of 7th & F Sts.

120 Years Ago

1893

The Journal

Pastures were drying up and late corn yields cut by dry weather. Many farmers sold grain stocks they had on hand when prices jumped by 20 cents a bushel.

The Jefferson County Bank of Daykin advertised that it had been the first in the area to resume loans, after the nationwide money panic.

110 Years Ago

1903

The Fairbury Journal

The Rev. R.N. Orrill was assigned to the Fairbury Methodist pastorate. Former pastor, D. Balch, was appointed at Pawnee City. The Rev. Orrill later served six years as district superintendent, with headquarters here.

An electrical system was being planned at Plymouth, with several new homes included as customers.

100 Years Ago

1913

The Fairbury Journal

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Real Estate

Aug. 30: Paul Q. Ward and Tera L. Ward to R & F Dux Family Trust: L8, B1 of Wunder Heights Addition to Fairbury.

Aug. 30: John Lee Everly and Marla Oconnell Everly to Shawna M. Taylor: S1/2 of L7, and all of L8, B10 of Gross Heirs Addition to Fairbury, with exceptions.

Aug. 30: Clinton VanWinkle and Sandra VanWinkle to Jeffrey S. VanWinkle and Shauna L. VanWinkle: A tract of land in the E1/2 SE1/4 of 24-4-4.

Aug. 30: Jared B. James to Jenny M. Shelley: Tax lot 1 of L6, B1 of Champlins Addition to Fairbury, with exceptions.

Sept. 3: State of Nebraska to Vandelay Investments, LLC: N82 of L1, B10 of W.G. McDowells First Addition to the City of Fairbury.

Sept. 3: Susie K. Patton to Joshua J. Jantzen: L1, and the S5 of L2, B2 of Knoches Addition to the Village of Plymouth, with exceptions.

Sept. 3: Janet L. Walburn to Robert B. James and Beverly J. James: L1-6, B21 of First Addition to the Town of Endicott.

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Dissolutions

Mark R. Hays and Karla K. Hays.

Donna L. Fields and Daniel S. Fields.

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