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Rains Bring Sporadic Drought Relief

The flood waters coming from Colorado helped to lessen the drought conditions in the extreme southwestern corner of Nebraska but there is a long way to go.

Although we are greatly improved over last year, Al Dutcher, state climatologist said. We have not seen the extreme heat however the western two thirds of the state is in severe to extreme drought conditions.

The U.S. Department of Agricultures Office of the Chief Economist showed that for the week ending Sept 24, corn and soybeans in drought actually went down a percentage point. Cattle was at 51 percent and hay at 37 percent in drought and each decreased two percentage points. Forty percent of the U.S. Winter wheat production area was in drought on Sept. 24 which is down three percentage points from a week ago.

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Delay in Health Insurance Expected for Nebraska

Vivianne Chaumont, Director of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Medicaid, was notified by the federal government that Nebraskans assessed as potentially Medicaid eligible when applying for health insurance through the Federally Facilitated Marketplace on Oct. 1, will experience about a one-month delay in transferring their application to Nebraska Medicaid.

This is further evidence that Obamacare is not ready for implementation, said Gov. Heineman. Obamacare is a deeply flawed law and its legacy is going to be missed deadlines, increased insurance premiums and higher health care costs.

The federal Department of Health and Human Services has informed Nebraska Medicaid that the federal government is unable to provide account transfer service between Nebraska Medicaid and the Federally Facilitated Marketplace on Oct. 1.

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Oct
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FFA Chapter Receives $500 Award

Photo caption: Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky Fairbury Journal News Local FFA Chapter receives award of $500 as well as one FFA Blue Jacket from the joint program between Farmers Cooperative and Syngenta. Pictured starting in back from left to right are Craig Nelson, Regional Representative for Syngenta, FFA officers Paige Husa, Adam Umland, Kara Riggle, and Mike McClain, Fairbury Agronomy Branch Manager. Pictured in the front is Samantha Hanson, Fairbury FFA advisor.

Syngenta and Farmers Cooperative donate $500 as well as a blue FFA Jacket to the Fairbury FFA Chapter.

Syngenta, a a global biotechnology and genomic research and development company that is ranked third in total seeds and biotech sales has teamed with the Farmers Cooperative in the Blue Jacket Program. The Blue Jacket Program is a community-centered program that awards $500 and a blue FFA jacket to local FFA chapters.

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Some food stamp recipients could lose benefits

Food stamp recipients in Jefferson County could see changes in their benefits in the coming months if the members of the House of Representatives have their way.

The House voted 217-210 on Sept. 19 to cut nearly $40 billion of the food assistance program over the next 10 years.

According to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, 726 people in Jefferson County and 181,484 people statewide receive food stamps in August.

House Republicans said the cuts, which will be accomplished by ending employment waivers and requiring drug testing for recipients, among other things, will encourage people to enter the job market again now that the economy is improving.

House Republicans who voted in favor of the food stamp cuts said needy people will not lose their food stamps and families with children will still receive their benefits.

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Kiwanis 2013 Board of Directors Installation

Photo caption: Contributed PhotoThe 2013 Kiwanis Members stand with their newly elected Board of Directors.President: Tiffany Pfaff, President-Elect: Bill Runge, Vice President: Nicole Durning, Secretary: Tammy Suey, Treasurer: Jim Bell, Past President: Jaime Lambert, Director '14: Sharon Priefert, Director '15: Brooke Schwab, Director '16: Danni Starck

120 Years Ago

1893

The Fairbury Journal

Part of the Daykin newspaper was printed in German. August Schiermeyer was publisher.

J.B. Douglas Shoes for Gentlemen were advertised at $3 pair in Fairbury.

Peoples Party county convention nominees included John Koenig treasurer (he refused), S.C. Ingraham judge, L.C. Church Schools Superintendent, J.B. Wright sheriff, F.M.W. Price surveyor, Dr. Jeffry coroner and J.W. Carmony commissioner.

110 Years Ago

1903

The Fairbury Journal

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Looking Back

Photo caption: Mustached even during high school-- Who can name this debonair young escort for one of the queen candidates in 1979. Notice that even then when they are suppose to be quiet there is talking going on.

120 Years Ago

1893

The Fairbury Journal

Part of the Daykin newspaper was printed in German. August Schiermeyer was publisher.

J.B. Douglas Shoes for Gentlemen were advertised at $3 pair in Fairbury.

Peoples Party county convention nominees included John Koenig treasurer (he refused), S.C. Ingraham judge, L.C. Church Schools Superintendent, J.B. Wright sheriff, F.M.W. Price surveyor, Dr. Jeffry coroner and J.W. Carmony commissioner.

110 Years Ago

1903

The Fairbury Journal

Brick from the former K.C.&O. Junction Railroad roundhouse was being used in the Morlan livery barn.

Edward Wolesensky of Crete was hired to teach FHS science classes.

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02
Oct
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Real Estate

Sept. 18: Robbey E. Barnts and Alicia J. Barnts to Scott Jason Buss: L13, B9 of First Addition to Diller.

Sept. 20: Estate of Marvin W. Sasek to Scott M. Sasek: E1/2 NE1/4 of 3-4-2; E1/2 SE1/4 of 3-4-2; E1/2 NE1/4 of 10-4-2.

Sept. 23: Douglas L. Casey and Kathryn L. Casey to Laura K. Casey: A part of the SW1/4 of 33-3-4.

Sept. 23: Kevin J. Monfelt to Todd Klaus: L8, and the E12.5 of L9, B3 of Rives and Hansen Addition to Fairbury.

Sept. 24: Wilma J. Laue and William Laue to Deanna Jo Smith and Laura Kay Smith: SW1/4 of 33-1-4.

Sept. 24: Katherine Marie Hudson to Jimmie L. Morehead and Sherry A. Morehead: NE1/4 of NE1/4 of 13-1-2.

Sept. 25: Sidney E. Eilts to Gerald L. Campbell and Yvonne L. Campbell: L2, B10 of Champlins Addition to Fairbury.

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Marriage License

Sept. 20: Jeffrey Joseph Gaston, 26, of Fairbury, and Nicole Amber Claeys, 23, of Fairbury.

Sept. 26: Colby Ray Hynek, 27, of Hay Springs, and Jessica Marie Williams, 27, of Hay Springs.

District Court

Sentenced

Michael W. Capehart, of Fairbury: Theft - unlawful taking more than $1,500, class 3 felony; pleaded no contest, found guilty, sentenced to not less than four years and not more than 5 years under the Department of Correctional Services of the State of Nebraska.

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Oct
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County Court Report

Filed

Douglas W. May Jr., no address listed: Burglary in Aug. 16 incident, class 3 felony; theft - receiving stolen property $500-$1,500, class 4 felony.

Tyler J. Dux, of Fairbury: Delivery or intent to deliver a controlled substance in Sept. 17 incident, class 3 felony; domestic assault intentionally causing bodily injury, class 1 misdemeanor.

Alexander J. Joubert, of Fairbury: Minor in possession in Aug. 10 incident, class 3 misdemeanor; aiding and abetting a class 2 misdemeanor, class 2 misdemeanor.

Cory A. Sevening, of Omaha: Operation of unregistered vehicle; class 3 misdemeanor; expired in-transit decal, class 5 misdemeanor, defendant faild to appear.

Ruth M. Dux, of Fairbury: Driving during revocation in Aug. 19 incident, class 2 misdemeanor.

Sentenced

Ricaonrdo Bravo, of Omaha: Hunting/fishing regulation violation, class 3 misdemeanor, pleaded guilty, $100 fine.

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Failed To Appear

Arthur B. Tice, of Morrowville, Kan.: Speeding 39-25, $25 fine.

Casey L. Paben, of Beatrice: Speeding 35-25, $25 fine.

Ray E. Cary, of Endicott: Speeding 36-25, $25 fine.

Angie A. Knapp, of Bellevue: Driving under suspension, class 3 misdemeanor; failure to appear or comply with citation, class 3 misdemeanor.

Thomas A. Phillips, of Fairbury: Assault - third degree in Sept. 18 incident, class 1 misdemeanor.

Zenia Y. M. Rodriguez, of Diller: Leaving the scene of accident on Aug. 14, class 2 misdemeanor; no operators license, class 3 misdemeanor.

Austin L. Packett, of Beatrice: Show cause hearing held, defendant failed to appear.

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