LINCOLN The Jefferson County Sheriffs Office is being awarded a highway safety grant to assist in obtaining one mobile radar unit. According to the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety Administrator, Fred Zwonechek, The Jefferson County Sheriffs Office has been awarded the funding to help prevent traffic crashes, injuries, and fatalities at various locations throughout the area.
The mobile radar speed detection equipment provides the agency with a state-of-the-art system that will enhance speed control efforts. The Nebraska Office of Highway Safety has awarded $900.00 to the Jefferson County Sheriffs Office toward the purchase of the new unit.
The Redbird, Endicott, Nebraska, Volume IV, Number 5, October 6, 1937 Continued.
Published each week by the English IV Class of Endicott High School.
THE STAFF. Humor - Arthur Achtemeier. Sports - Jack DeBusk. Advertising - Doris Hendrickson. Activities - Ruth Achtemeier. Classes - WarrenTroxel. Typists - Lucille Kkulhanek, Opal Compton. Advisor - H. Nickel.
INTERMEDIATE ROOM NEWS. Pupils of the Intermediate Room and the Junior High are very busily engaged outside of school this week. They plan to call on each school patron for the purpose of securing members for the P. T. A. At present the Intermediate Room has sixteen members and the Junior High sixteen.
ALL IN FUN. Alberta: "Can you drive with one Hand?" Delmar: "You bet I can!" Alberta: "Have an apple."
Warren: "Hey, that wasnt the tooth I wanted pulled!" Dentist: "Calm yourself, Im coming to it."
During National Hospital Week, May 11-17, Jefferson Community Health Center thanks the many individuals who contribute to the excellence of health care in our community.
Jefferson Community Health Center, in its 51st year of providing health care to residents of Jefferson County and the surrounding area, is one of Jefferson Countys largest employers with nearly 200 full- and part-time employees. Annual payroll of the health center is about $6.5 million. JCHC employs staff from Jefferson County and all of the surrounding counties.
JCHC appreciates the community support which is shown through use of its services, as well as donations to the non-profit charity.
JCHC provides a wide range of health care services, including emergency, inpatient, outpatient, surgical, obstetric, home health and long-term care services. In fiscal 2013, JCHC provided more than $162,000 in charity care to area residents.
The Fairbury School Board reviewed and then approved administrator salaries Monday evening with one board member casting the lone nay vote across the board.
Richard Zimmerman said nay to an average of 2.9 percent salary increase for Fairbury School Administrators.
Enough is enough, Zimmerman said. Farmers cant continue to pay the majority of the bill for schools with the way the markets are going.
Zimmerman said that he has done some research and right now 65 percent of the revenue that supports the schools is coming from taxes from agricultural land. The taxes on ag land in Jefferson County has increased an average of 18 percent. The farmers income has not shown the same increase. Over the past two years there has been a 37 percent drop in the price of corn, that is a pretty significant chunk of money for the local farmers to have to deal with.
Tuesday was a good night for county commissioner incumbents during the Jefferson County primary election.
Both commissioners Mike Dux of rural Fairbury and Art Craig of Diller staved off challenges to retain their seats for another four years. Dux, who represents Third District, defeated Delayne Pfingsten 240-146. Craig, from the First District, beat challengers Matt McCord and Robert Crome. Craig retained his seat with 223 votes compared to McCord with 114 votes and Crome with 104.
Because there were no Democratic challengers there will be no Fall ballot for the commissioner seats.
In the election's most sought after seat, four candidates vied for the position of Clerk of The District Court. None were incumbents.
Shawna Taylor won the position with 476 votes. She was followed by Julie Earhart with 380 votes, Dee Jordening with 376 votes and Sherry Joubert with 80 votes.
There will be additional staff changes for the upcoming year in the Fairbury School system as several support staff tendered their resignation for the 2014-2015 school year at Mondays Fairbury School Board Meeting.
Brenton Roby, vocal teacher at the high school level has also resigned.
The board also approved three new teachers for the upcoming 2014-2015 year: Katherine Peace as High School English Teacher, she has had a year of previous teaching experience at Diller/Odell; Cassandra Horky who was previously a para in the Fairbury School system and will be an elementary teacher; and Anna Spilker as High School Vocal Teacher.
The proposed $12,975,000 Thayer Central Community Schools bond election was dangling precariously close late Tuesday night; May 13th, with 597 citizens voting in favor of additions and renovations to the existing buildings in Hebron, but 627 citizens voted against the plan; as of the 10:00pm vote count Tuesday night. While these statistics were unofficial results with Thayer County voters running neck and neck regarding proposed changes to the school and the special tax on all taxable property in the district, the Superintendent of Schools acknowledged they lost by about 30 votes.
A Fairbury man was arrested early Saturday morning in connection with a burglary at a rural Steele City House.
Kyler Pfingsten, age 18, was apprehended at his residence after he had been identified as entering a residence and attempting to take items out of a gun cabinet at the Steele City residence.
According to a press release issued by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office a call was received of a burglary in progress at a residence outside of Steele City. The reporting party advised that someone had entered the house but was scared off by the home owner.
Sheriff's department officers responded to the scene and searched for the suspect. There was no one located at the scene. During the investigation a suspect was developed and identified as Pfingsten.
Fairbury's second jury trial within a month was over before it even began.
On Monday jury selection began and was completed for Dylan Nippert, 26, of Diller who had been charged with multiple counts of sexual misconduct with a minor. However, before the trial was set to begin later that same day a hearing began without the jury present, presided over by Judge Paul Korsland.
Nippert entered a plea of 'no contest' to two of six counts of third degree sexual assault of a child. Each count carries a penalty of up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. The prison sentence can run consecutively or concurrent. Two counts of first degree sexual assault had been dropped in exchange for the plea.
Nippert will be sentenced on July 3 in Jefferson County District Court. He is currently being held in the Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center.