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Time for Spring Cleaning

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In recent weeks, Fairbury city employees have started spring cleanup, including mulching fall leaves in City Park. Above a parks employee runs a riding mower in the horseshoe pit in City Park.

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Endicott Town Players Prepare New Play, Love Thy Neighbor

The Endicott Town Hall Players have once again pulled together to present their ninth play. This year they will be performing Love Thy Neighbor.

The story about homeowner Leona Crump who is horrified to meet her new neighbors, an odd-ball family that is determined to turn her neighborhood upside down.

Leona armed with an attitude and binoculars is horrified as she watches her quiet cul-de-sac being taken over by obnoxious gum-chewing Gafina Humbefferschmidt, her hillbilly Maw, her simple-minded boyfriend Turner and her trampy sister Bambi.

Join in the laughter as the audience watches as ultimately, a flock of pink flamingos drives Leona over the edge and lands her in jail. Watch the shenanigans to find out who will claim the ultimate victory.

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Plymouth Taking Step Into Future

Plymouth Rural and Village Fire Board took a look around their fire hall this past year and realized that it was time to update. The need to update is going to require building a larger building to accommodate newer trucks and a better equipped fire hall for the volunteers.

For the good of everybody and not handcuff our firefighters with outdated equipment, Brian Weishahn, member of the Fire Board, said. It is important to stay up to date and that unfortunately will cost money.

The Plymouth Rural and Village Fire Board realized the importance of their fire hall to the area as they do cover 87 square miles as well as offer mutual aid to many of the surrounding communities such as Swanton, Jansen, Diller, and Beatrice.

Many of the trucks and other equipment that are used by Plymouth are 20 years and older. Repairs can only go so long before it is finally time to move on. This is exactly what Plymouth is planning to do.

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Condemned Building Cleanup Continues

Photo caption: Photo by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-NewsThe Second Abandoned House demolished under Fairburys new clean up efforts was located at 410 A Street, a fire-riddled house that has stood abandoned for more than a year.

Two weeks ago, City of Fairbury work crews began demolishing seven blighted houses in the citys new effort to get property owners to take care of their property or face the wrecking ball.

It is an undeclared war on blighted and substandard houses that litter the city, as an estimated 100 abandoned buildings exist inside city limits.

This week, the city is wrapping up their third in the opening round of seven demolitions as they finish tearing down a house at 200 West Third Street.

Things are going well, said Laura Bedlan, Fairbury Assistant Street Superintendent, on Monday. We are working on 200 West Third and I think the guys are going to have that polished off today or tomorrow.

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MMMM, Cotton Candy for a Cause

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Saturday night Tannor Neumiller, 6 of Fairbury, enjoys himself as he munches down on Cotton Candy at the Second Annual Light It Up Blue Gala at the Fairbury Elks Club. The event raises funds and awareness about autism. Fund raising totals are not yet available but about 350 children attended the event.

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Tegethoff Changes Plea

Tegethoff Changes Plea

Andrea Tegethoff, made a plea deal with prosecutors March 20 in Jefferson County District Court.

In exchange for her pleading guilty to felony theft, a class III felony, punishable by up to 20 years imprisonment and/or a $25,000 fine, a charge of forgery would be dropped against her. Judge Paul Korslund ordered a pre-sentence investigation. She will be sentenced on May 8 and a hearing will also be held on restitution on that day. Proscutor Lina Bauer said Tegethoff stole more than $20,000 in payments she forged to pay her personal credit cards using funds from her former employer, Fairbury Animal Clinic.

Jones Arraigned for 4 Burglaries

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Coordsen, Phillips 66 Make Donation to Bonham

Coordsen, Phillips 66 Make Donation to Bonham

Bonham Theatre Project is the recent beneficiary of a combined $5,000 donation from Brian and Sabina Coordsen and Phillips 66.

The Coordsens contributed $2,500, which was matched by Brians employer, Phillips 66.

My wife and I grew up in and around Fairbury and we went to many movies at the Bonham, said Brian. Weve also taken our kids to movies at the Bonham when back in Fairbury visiting family so they could enjoy it too. We gave because the project is a great cause.

According to Community Investments spokesperson Rhea King, Phillips 66 recognizes that its employees are the companys best liaisons with communities. Offering a lucrative matching gift program that allows employees and retirees to double the impact of their donations encourages support and involvement in nonprofit organizations, said King.

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Legals March 26, 2014

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