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A counterfeit $20.00 bill found in Fairbury

A counterfeit $20.00 bill was discovered in a merchants deposit. It is believed it was presented to the merchant sometime on or just before January 4, 2014. The color of the bill was darker than normal and there was no visible magnetic strip. Be alert as there could be others.

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Looking Back

Photo caption: The Fairbury Journal News Staff ready to print the paper in 1910.

120 Years Ago

1894

The Fairbury Journal

Farmers had been plowing in the springlike weather of January.

Frank Gage of the Bower community added a stream engine, corn sheller and several wood saws to his equipment.

Pupils cited in district No. 38 (2 miles east and one south of Plymouth) were Agatha, August and Lucy Brott, Daisy and Henry Moneypenny, Henry Thesle and Mary Ware.

Practicing for their speeches to be given at high school commencement, at the Maude Tunnell home, were Edger M. Cramb, Guy and Roy Daggett, Robert Davis, Lela Ehrett, Gertrude Hansen, Jessie Herren, George Jacques and Bernice Welton. Topics included Charles Dickens, Napoleon, Cicero, Pericles, Abraham Lincoln, Caesar, Joan of Arc, the French Empress Eugenie and Society Women of Today.

110 Years Ago

1904

The Fairbury Journal

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Plymouth News-Angie Zulauf

Pastor David Schultz from Faith Lutheran in Rising City teaches a course each year on Islam. He will be at St. Pauls Tuesday, Jan. 14 beginning at 7 p.m., for an hour and a half presentation on the background of the religion, some of their distinctive teachings, and its affect on our nation. There will be a potluck meal preceding the presentation beginning at 6:15 p.m. The meal and presentation will be held in the school. The public is invited to attend.

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You Drink You Drive You Lose

You Drink You Drive You Lose

The Fairbury Police Department participated in the nationwide You Drink You Drive You Lose campaign, which ran from Dec. 13 through Jan. 1.

During that time period there was increased patrol.

The extra patrol time was possible through a grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS). This grant allowed officers to work extra time in order to increase the enforcement of traffic laws and specifically increase patrol for alcohol violations. The extra time worked by officers will be paid for by the NOHS.

During the enforcement dates 12 citations were issued in Fairbury.

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SCC offering 12-week Aviation Ground School class

Southeast Community Colleges Continuing Education Division is offering a 12-week Aviation Ground School course.

The class, which will be taught by Dr. Dean Doyle, begins Jan. 14 and ends April 1. The class will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays in Room 334 of the Kennedy Center on SCCs Beatrice Campus, 4771 W. Scott Road.

The 12-week course prepares students for the FAA written exam which is necessary for gaining a Visual Flight Rules pilots license.

Course objectives include the fundamentals of flight, flight operations, aviation weather, performance and navigation, and integrating pilot knowledge and skills.

Required textbook and supplies are included in the cost. Doyle has been an FAA-certified flight instructor since 1977 and has experience as a commercial pilot.

For more information or to enroll, contact Kelly Morgan at 402-228-8244 or email kmorgan@southeast.edu.

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Jefferson County Art Guild News

Jefferson County Art Guild held a gift-wrapping event for anyone needing gifts wrapped-for free! Dec. 9 and 10 and Dec. 13 and 14 found the Art Guild Studio filled with paper, ribbons, boxes and tags all waiting to be used for guests who needed help in wrapping their gifts. Santas helpers, (wearing red hats and cheery smiles) stood ready to pack and wrap. Those helpers were: President Lacey Searing, Jeanette Bangert, Vicki Christ, Audrey Dawes, and Daisy. We will probably do this again next Christmas. In the meantime Monday workshops will resume in January where members work on various types of art. Stop in at the Studio from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Or better yet, bring YOUR Art and join us that day.

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Siebrandt Receives Masters Degree

On Sunday, Dec. 15, Brittany N. Siebrandt (Weichel) walked in Doane Colleges Winter commencement celebration, held in the George and Sally Haddix Recreation and Athletic Center on Doane campus. Siebrandt received her Masters Degree of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and an endorsement in Early Childhood development from Doane in the summer of 2013.

Siebrandt is employed by Southern Public Schools and is currently in her third year of teaching Elementary Special Education.

Brittany was honored by her family with a brunch at Valentinos in Beatrice before commencement. Present were Shad Siebrandt, Lonnie and Cindy Weichel, Jill and Jamie Kuzelka, Dave and Pam Siebrandt, Taylor, Natasha and Chance Siebrandt, Cody, Laura, and Alana Wheelock.

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Shinn News

Shinn News

Gary, Cyndi, Johanna and Jarrod Shinn, Everett and Marilyn Shinn, Terry Shinn and Becky Lamb were Christmas guests of Paul, Ryan, Logan, and Wyatt Deike of Omaha.

Shirley and Melvin Bodtke of Beatrice were supper guests of Everett and Marilyn Shinn Saturday evening.

Mrs. Esther Kroeker of North Newton, Kan., was dinner guest Monday of Everett and Marilyn Shinn.

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HYNEK birth

HYNEK Ryan and Andrea (Klaus) Hynek of Fairbury, are proud to announce the birth of their baby, Rorie Jo Hynek, born Dec. 10, 2013, weighing 5 pounds and 12 ounces. Sisters are Aubrie and Blaikley. Grandparents are Ron and Jan Klaus, and Mick and Tammy Suey all of Fairbury. Great-grandparents are Joe and Sue Hynek, Harold Oltman, Vern and Eleanor Klaus all of Fairbury, Lillie and Allen Henk of Beatrice, Roger and Nancy Suey of Fremont.

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SCHNUELLE Birth

SCHNUELLE Caleb, Claire and Carsten Schnuelle would like to announce the arrival of their baby sister, Charity Grace who was born on Dec. 9, 2013 at Bryan Health in Lincoln. She weighed 7 pounds, on 1 ounce, and was 19 inches long. Parents are Ben and Connie Schnuelle of DeWitt, Neb. Grandparents are Dr. Roy and Karen Smith of DeWitt, Dave Schnuelle of Jansen, and Pam Schnuelle of Beatrice. Great-grandmother is Elnor Krehbiel of Dighton, Kan.

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