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Real Estate

Oct. 25: Nancy A. Alfs to The Ronald W. Lichty Revocable Trust: NW1/4 of 31-4-1.

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County Court Report

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Shawn M. Huffman, no address listed: Burglary in Aug. 7 incident, class 3 felony.

Jerry Achtemeir, of Fairbury: Assault - third degree in Sept. 30 incident, class 1 misdemeanor.

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Jerremy L. Hulsey, no address lsited: Theft by receiving stolen property $500-$1,500, class 4 felony, bound over to district court.

Kacy T. Garber, of Fairbury: Leaving the scene of an accident-failing to furnish information, class 2 misdemeanor, pleaded guilty, $50 fine.

Michael Kelso, of Fairbury: Theft by unlawful taking more than $1,500, class 3 felony, bound over to district court.

Shawn R. Erpelding, of Steele City: Delivery-intent to deliver exceptionally hazardous drug, class 2 felony; possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person, class 3 felony, bound over to district court.

Jason E. Watson, of Jansen: Reckless driving, class 3 misdemeanor, pleaded no contest, found guilty, $250 fine.

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Traffic Report

Clayton Anderson, of Auburn: Speeding 70-60, $73 fine.

Eric T. Krupicka, of Hebron: Speeding 80-60, $173 fine.

Lawrence L. Fossler, of Beatrice: Stop or yield sign violation, $123 fine.

Jimmie L. Barger Jr., of Lincoln: Speeding 67-60, $73 fine.

Geoffrey M. Doctoroff, of Centennial, Colo.: Speeding 71-60, $123 fine.

Cedric D. Holmes, of Fort Worth, Texas: Speeding 80-60, $173 fine.

Kathleen Y. Rachow, of Hebron: Speeding 74-60, $123 fine.

Jill N. Faxon, of Beatrice: Speeding 74-60, $123 fine.

Thomas L. Wineinger, of Council Bluffs, Iowa: Speeding 36-25, $123 fine.

Dale M. Buessing, of Beattie, Kan.: Overweight axle by 1,200 pounds, 3.5 percent; overweight axle by 1,700 pounds, five percent, $98 in fines.

Michael D. Banahan, of Diller: Overweight axle by 3,800 pounds, 11.2 percent, $198 fine.

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Sheriff's Report

Oct. 23: Report of a theft from a business in Diller.

Oct. 25: Report of a vehicle complaint in rural Fairbury.

Oct. 25: Dustin R. Vana, of Wilber, was driving west on 718 Road about one-fourth of a mile west of 577 Road in a 2013 Chevrolet pickup truck owned by Randal R. Vana, of Wilber, when the vehicle collided with bridge railing. Damage to the railing, owned by Jefferson County, was estimated at $500. The pickup was totaled.

Oct. 25: Report of an attempted suicide near Plymouth. The victim was transported by air ambulance to Bryan West in Lincoln.

Oct. 25: Report of a vehicle passing a stopped school bus in rural Fairbury.

Oct. 26: Report of a suspicious vehicle south of Diller.

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Police Report

Oct. 10: Report of an unlicensed vehicle on a public street in the 800 block of 4th Street. The vehicle was tagged.

Oct. 10: Report of a trailer parked on the street in the 400 block of L Street past parking time limit. The vehicle was tagged and later removed by the owner.

Oct. 23: Report of a residence that is unsafe to live in. Paperwork was filed to condemn the residence and remove occupants.

Oct. 25: Report of a vehicle close to the railroad tracks south of 3rd and D Street Crossing. A male was arrested for DUI, refusal to submit to preliminary breath test, and refusal to submit to chemical test.

Oct. 26: Report of a disturbance in the 700 block of 7th Street. A male was arrested.

Oct. 27: Report of trespassing in the 1300 block of Tilden Street.

Oct. 28: Report of a female cited for driving under suspension in the 500 block of 5th Street.

Oct. 28: Report of a dog loose in the 1500 block of D Street.

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Six Vie For Fairbury Chamber Board

Representatives from six local businesses are seeking three open positions on the board of directors for the Fairbury Chamber of Commerce. Those elected will serve a three year term on the board beginning in January, 2014.

Those nominated are: Ryan Stapaules of Black Hills Energy; Dani Kettelhut of Fairbury Dental Associates; Tyler Rosener of Kettelhut Real Estate; Kim Swanda of Mane Change Salon (running for a second term); Lacey Starr of Tatro Chiropractic and Sara Bundy of Westin Packaged Meats.

Ballots for the election of board members will be mailed to Chamber members and must be returned to the Chamber office by5 p.m. Nov. 29.

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Fairbury Native Kicks Off CandidacyFor Dist. 32 Legislative Seat

Photo caption: This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.com Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News Laura Ebke of Crete who is seeking to become the state senator representing Jefferson, Saline, Thayer and Fillmore Counties, visited Fairbury last week as she officially kicked off her campaign to replace state senator Russ Karpisek of Wilber who has term limited out.

Smaller government and less taxes.

Its a phrase freely thrown about by politicians seeking to attain elected office. But for one candidate vying for the 32nd Legislative seat that mantra has a more personal meaning.

Government has not done a good job. Government has not been the solution. Government has been the problem, those are the thoughts of Laura Ebke of Crete who is seeking to become the state senator representing Jefferson, Saline, Thayer and Fillmore Counties.

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Tom, Somehow Weve Become Old Men?

Last Sunday I learned of the death of one of my close childhood friends, Ernie.

Ernie was the lead guitarist in a local band growing up in my hometown. I was the sound guy for another band across town.

We all knew each other pretty well and were rather close as we performed gigs with and against each other but Ernie and I grew deeper as years passed.

I even photographed their band as a young shutterbug and Ernie became a professional chef as adulthood arrived. He was a great chef.

I was able to catch up with Ernie once and a while when Id travel back though our hometown as he still lived there. He was a busy man who was totally dedicated to his family, especially his grandchildren.

What is really strange about his death is the morning of the day he died he posted photographs of his family standing next to his daughters grave.

His daughters grave is just down the row from my sons and she died two years after my son.

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Time Change Is a Pain I Can Do Without

By now we are all in the throngs of the first week of adjusting to Standard Time.

For some that means the benefit of an hours extra sleep each night. Or so were led to believe. For morning people thatincludes the promise of having that first cup of Joe and being able to see outside.

Personally, I doubt the validity of actually getting to sleep longer.For me abandoning Daylight Saving time means trying not to turn into something you might see on AMCs The Walking Dead.

I cannot seem to adjust. I want to go to sleep for the night at9 p.m.and Im wide awake at 5 the next morning. Its still dark when I go to bed and still dark when I get up. I grab a nap atnoonat home in the recliner.I never feel more rested.

Thanks Ben Franklin. Thanks a lot.

For those who dont know the concept of dual time was conceived by Founding Father Ben Franklin as a means to give farmers more light in the evening prior to the days of electricity.

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Letters To The Editor

It Was A Great Halloween

Editor:

I want to apologize to the trick or treaters. I ran out of treats on Halloween night.

I usually plan on 25 and have some left over. I did plan on 35, but I ran out of treats and all my dollar bills. I had to close up at 8:30 p.m.

I want to congratulate all the children and parents who came to my house. It was a treat for me to see so many well behaved goblins and their disguises. One wicked witch put the fear of God in me.

I was the man with the green face.

Carmon Wheatcraft

Fairbury

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