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Mardee J Hughes

Mardee J. Hughes, 77, of Fairbury passed away at Gardenside Long Term Care on June 21, 2014.

She is survived by sons Larry Hughes of Washington, Kan.; Todd Hughes and wife, Cheryl of Washington; 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; brothers Bill Zabokrtsky and wife, Jackie of Burlington, Kan.; Mitch Zabokrtsky of Fairbury; Ted Zabokrtsky of Fairbury; Butch Zabokrtsky and wife, Patricia of Wynnewood, Okla.; Steve Zabokrtsky and wife, Christine of Endicott, Neb.; Jack Zabokrtsky and wife, Rebecca of Fairbury; Jerry Zabokrtsky of Steele City, Neb.; Doug Zabokrtsky and wife, Sandy of Endicott, Neb.; sisters, Judy Baldwin of Fairbury; Joleen Grammer and husband, Terry of Fairbury; Ronda Dickson and husband, Bill of Clyde, Kan.; Cindy Sawin and husband, Larry of Washington.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Gerdes-Meyer Chapel in Fairbury, with Lana Likens officiating. Burial will be in the Steele City Cemetery.

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Tello Arrested on Several Charges

Aida C. Tello Age 38 of Fairbury was arrested on June 21, 2014 for alleged 3rd Degree Domestic Assault (1Misdemeanor), Terroristic Threats (4Felony), Use of a Deadly Weapon to Commit a Felony (2 Felony), Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Prohibited Person (3 Felony), Disturbing the Peace (3 Misdemeanor), and Criminal Mischief (2 Misdemeanor).

On June 21, 2014 at approximately 1434 hours, the Fairbury Police Department received a 911 call of a Disturbance at a residence in the 900 block 5th Street. When officers arrived, the victim told police that Aida Tello came to her residence and began banging on her door and windows. Tello began threatening to do harm to the victim prior to leaving the residence. Shortly after officers responded to the 900 block 5th Street, officers were dispatched to 1212 F Street reference a female subject threatening a male subject with a knife.

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Tornado hits Coleridge Tuesday evening; Cleanup Efforts Continue in Pilger

After the confirmed EF4 tornado in Pilger, northeastern Nebraska has been hit with another tornado near Coleridge in Cedar County. One residence has been destroyed and lesser damage has been reported to other homes. One injury occurred and the individual has been released.

NEMA will continue to monitor the Coleridge area for damages.

Additional rainfall is forecasted in northeastern Nebraska and along the Missouri River. The National Weather Service warns that the Missouri River is reaching flood stages in the following cities: Blair, Omaha, Plattsmouth, Nebraska City, Brownville and Rulo. NEMA will continue to monitor river levels and participate in daily flood updates.

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Shirt Contest Winner

Photo caption: CONTEST WINNER Justin Schardt PT, DPT, director of JCHC Rehab and Sports Clinic, and Taylor Miller, design contest winner with shirts printed by MSA Promotions. Contributed photo

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Last Weekends Storms Damage Trees

Photo caption: LAST WEEKENDS STORMS left behind many broken trees down for the city to clean up. Photos by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News

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June 18, 2014

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Thayer County

Hebron/Thayer County, Nebraska: June 12.

Real Estate:

June 5: Christopher J. Engberg, and Danlynn D. Engberg to Christopher J. Engberg, and Danlynn D. Engberg: Irregular tract 118 of 18-4-4.

June 5: Glenn E. Anderson, and Glenn T. Anderson to Glenn E. Anderson: Lot 12 and Part of Lot 11 in Block 8, Talmadges Addition of Hebron, Thayer County, Nebraska.

June 5: Glenn E. Anderson, and Glenn T. Anderson to Glenn E. Anderson: Part of NW of 6-2-2 (irregular tract 144.)

June 6: Ryan C. Bird, and Jacie L. Bird to Jason R. Reinke, and Debra L. Reinke: Lot 1, 2 and Part of Lot 3 in Block 8, Voss Addition of Byron, Thayer County, Nebraska.

June 9: Zachary A. Haase, and Kelly Haase to Thomas Priefert, and Angela Priefert: Part of NW of SW of 4-3-2, Known as irregular tract NO. 26, Part of Block 1, original town of Belvidere, Thayer County, Nebraska.

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Belvidere Woman's National Honor

Photo caption: The Belvidere Womans Club, has been immersed in two projects

In a national honor, the Belvidere Womans Club has been notified that its club has placed among the Top 5 in the National Community Improvement Program award.

As part of the General Federation of Womens Clubs, affiliated clubs have been developing and establishing community projects since the 1950s. The Belvidere Womans Club, which was established 88-years ago, has been working on two projects; including its tireless work enhancing the Union Pacific Railroads Whistle Stop beautification station immediately north of the railroad track, the other, ongoing, support for the renovation of Belvideres Main Street; which continues past the railroad stop to the Thayer County Museum and Community Center. The Club continues beautifying both places; planting flowers in an antique farm wagon on the museum grounds, and maintaining the community center.

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Local Scout Earns Eagle Rank

Riley Noel, a member of Troop 270 out Friend was awarded his Eagle Scout Rank in a ceremony in of Tobias on Saturday, May 10th.

Noel, a 2014 Meridian graduate, earned the 22 merit badges now required for the Eagle rank along with 10 more merit badges.

A court of honor was held outside the Tobias Legion Post on Saturday morning with Troop 270 providing the honor guard and flags. Noel was escorted by Eagle scouts Malachai Darling, Jacob Noel, Brandon Yoder (all former members of Troop 270) and Dan Stalder.

The master of ceremonies for the court of honor was the Troop 270 Committee Chair Cynthia Cassel. Stalder was the guest speaker. Troop 270 Scoutmaster Craig Cassel gave the Eagle charge and also presented the Eagle pin and patch to Noels parents, Patrick and Elizabeth.

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Youth News

Ahl Named to Clarkson

College Deans List

Omaha, Neb., June 16, 2014: Clarkson College is pleased to announce Shalyse Ahl was named to the spring 2014 deans list.

Ahl is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She is the daughter of Dennis & Janet Ahl of Odell.

Local Student Named to CCCC Deans List

Robert Falos, of Fairbury, was named to the Cloud County Community College 2014 Academic Honor Roll. To be named to the honor roll, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours of college coursework and achieve a minimum 3.6 grade point average.

Local Student on Deans

List at Creighton

Miranda Barber of Fairbury, a junior in the College of Nursing, was named to the 2014 spring semester Deans List at Creighton University. Full-time students who earn a 3.5 grade-point average or better on a 4.0 scale are eligible for the Deans Honor Roll.

Fairbury Resident Named

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