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Fairbury Police Report

Fairbury Police Report

Jan. 29: Eileen M. Asche, of Hebron, was driving north near 7th and E Streets in a 2006 Chrysler owned by Ray L. Asche, of Hebron, when she failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a 1993 Chevrolet driven by Ashley R. Smith, of Fairbury, and owned by Kenneth Schlick, of Fairbury. Damages to Smiths vehicle were estimated at $1,000. Damages to Asches vehicle were estimated at $4,000.

Feb. 19: Report of a search warrant served in the 100 block of west 5th Street where a female was cited for a narcotics violation.

Feb. 21: Report of a dog running loose in the 1200 block of 7th Street.

Feb. 21: Report of a suicidal female in Fairbury.

Feb. 22: Report of a driver cited for driving under suspension in the 600 block of C Street.

Feb. 24: Report of an assault in the 700 block of K Street.

Feb. 24: Report of a dead dog in the 800 block of Ash Street.

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Honor Band Members Excel at Fairbury High School

Photo caption: Adam Umland was selected to participate in the Central Conference Honor Band to be held at Fairbury High School on Monday, March 24. Adam will join 67 other students from Aurora, Central City, Crete, Holdrege, Columbus Lakeview, Grand Island Northwest, Holdrege, Schuyler, Seward and York.

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Nebraska Helped Cause Americas Great Civil War

When we think of our great state of Nebraska, our thoughts often go to the greatest football team ever in college athletics, the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

But Nebraska was originally a hot bed of controversy in the furnace of our nation.

With the focus of slavery in his address, then U.S. Senator Abraham Lincoln was very concerned about Nebraska in his Famous House Divided speech of 1858 as he said, The new year of 1854 found slavery excluded from more than half the States by State Constitutions, and from most of the national territory by congressional prohibition.

Four days later, commenced the struggle, which ended in repealing that congressional prohibition.

This opened all the national territory to slavery, and was the first point gained.

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I Learned About Vietnam by Watching Television

When I was in school we learned about war.

The Revolutionary War. The Civil War. World War I and II and Korea.

Veering away from American history there were other The Crimea War. The Boarder War. The Boxer Rebellion, War of Roses, The Crusades and on and on.

But one war I never learned about, at least in school, was the Vietnam War.

People of my generation were tweeners.

The war in southeast Asia during my time in school was either gearing up, in full fledge or winding down. History books hadnt really recorded this war yet.

I recall, as a boy in grade school at St. Michaels in Fairbury, each morning after The Pledge of Allegiance was said and before class started we would say prayers for our servicemen in Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia that they might return home safely.

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Electric Rate Proposal Just A Matter Of Economics

In the winter time we want to stay warm and in the summertime cool. We like chilled food, hot water, light when its dark and for sure we want all of our electronic gadgets and gizmos to work when we hit the on button.

How does that happen? Electricity.

In just about every facet of our lives we need power to get us through our daily personal and professional lives, but having this convenience and necessity means paying a price.

Recently the Fairbury Board of Public Works and the local city council have been conducting joint meetings with regard of what to do about electric rates. Up for discussion are two 13.2 percent rate hikes over the next two years and annual smaller increases to follow.

The all too sad truth is that electricity is costing Fairbury more to buy or produce than what they are selling it for.

The result is shortfall. A big shortfall.

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Marjorie Pohlmann

Marjorie Pohlmann

Marjorie M. (Nispel) Pohlmann, 90, of Beatrice formerly of Plymouth died at Good Samaritan Society of Beatrice on Monday morning, Mar. 3, 2014.

She was born on Dec. 25, 1923 at rural Plymouth and graduated from Plymouth High School.

She attended Peru State Teachers College for one year and received her teaching certificate. She taught in rural schools west of Plymouth and then in Plymouth for three years.

She married Raymond Pohlmann on May 21, 1944 at St. Pauls Evangelical Lutheran Church of Plymouth and they lived and farmed in the Plymouth area most all of their lives. She served on the Board of Directors of Martin Luther Home/ Mosaic for several years and was an Avon representative for many years.

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Edna Hammer

Edna Hammer

Edna Anna (Oeltjen) Hammer, 92, of Fairbury passed away on Feb. 24, 2014.

She was born to John and Emilia (Heller) Oeltjen on Oct. 20, 1921.

She was baptized on Nov. 13, 1921, at St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Gilead, Neb. and confirmed on Apr. 5, 1936, at St. Pauls.

She was married to George Joseph Hammer on Apr. 11, 1944. To their union three children were born,

John, Dennis and Jolene.

She started playing the organ at St. Pauls Church when she was 15 years old. She was also an organist

for Grace Lutheran Church in Fairbury, Calvary Lutheran Church in Lincoln, and for the retirement

homes in Lincoln. She was a Sunday School teacher for many years and also member of Lutheran Womens League.

She was survived by her children, John and wife, Linda of Fairbury; Dennis of Fullerton, Neb. and Jolene

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Billie V. Everhart

Billie V. Everhart

Billie V. Everhart, 79, formerly of Fairbury, passed away Feb. 27, 2014 in Concordia, Kan.

She is survived by son, Blaine of Beatrice, Neb.; daughter, Roseanne Sigrist Fairbury; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Jim Nance of Buena Vista, Calif. and special friend, Anita Everhart of Fairbury.

Services where held Saturday, Mar. 1, 2014 at the Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery, Lincoln, Neb.

Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury, was in charge of arrangements.

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Runza Plans Fundraiser For Bonham Theatre Project

Runza Plans Fundraiser For Bonham

Theatre Project

The Fairbury Runza Restaurant will be hosting a fundraising event to benefit the Bonham Theatre Project on Tuesday, March 11. On that day, the Fairbury Runza Restaurant will donate 25 percent of sales to the Bonham Theatre Projects Capital Campaign to raise funds for the restoration of Fairburys historic movie theatre.

The Fairbury Runza Restaurant opens at 10:30 a.m.

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The Annual Parent Meeting of the Fairbury Community Girls Softball Association

The Annual Parent Meeting of the Fairbury Community Girls Softball Association

will be held at 1 p.m. On Sunday, Mar. 16 at the Commons Area at Fairbury High School. The meeting will include election of board members and information on the 2014 season. If you have not signed up for softball and wish to play this summer, or for more information, contact Lana Likens at llikens@hotmail.com or 729-5792.

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