April 22: Report of phone harassment in the 700 block of 3rd Street.
April 22: Report of child abuse in the 700 block of B Street.
April 24: Report of a disturbance in the 900 block of 5th Street.
April 24: Report of suspicious activity in the 1300 block of A Street.
April 24: Report of a hit-and-run in the alley of the 400 block of D Street.
April 25: Report of a dog running loose in the 700 block of 8th Street.
April 25: Report of credit card fraud in the 900 block of H Street.
April 25: Report of a suspicious person in the 2200 block of H Street.
April 25: Dillion G. Barnett, of Fairbury, was backing a 1997 Ford owned by Diana J. Barnett, of Fairbury, from a parking stall in the 1400 block of K Street when the vehicle collided with a parked 1999 Chevrolet owned by Todd Henry, of Fairbury. Damages to each vehicle were estimated at $500.
Photo caption: This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.com Photo by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-NewsFrom left, Kathy Helmink RN CDE, LiveWell coordinator
One Jefferson County individual was a medalist and one team won a plaque in the statewide LiveWell Team Challenge.
Janet Ahl earned a silver medal in the first flight for individual weight loss, with a loss of 15.08 percent.
She had the second highest weight loss of all participants in the statewide program.
The Jefferson County team Drop It Like Its Hot won a third place plaque in the second flight of the weight loss category. The team includes Matt Johnson PTA, Amy Martin MPT, Jasmine Schwisow, Travis Kostal PT, DPT, and Barb Bleich OT.
Jefferson County participants as a group were fifth overall in the state for activity logged throughout the program.
A total of 8 teams and 35 individuals participated in Jefferson Countys group for the LiveWell Challenge series.
In what seems like an entirely different life, what I did when I lived in Wyoming still affects me today but in a good way.
Life in Wyoming was grand as the mountains often called my photographic soul into the back country. I took some of the best images of my life while living in Wyoming.
During my travels I often stopped by local junk and antiques stores in my quest for old cameras and photographs. Some call me The Camera Picker.
One day, I was travelling through Sheridan, Wyo. and located a small antique store that was about to close for the night. I had a total of seven minutes to look through the store before the impatient owner threw me out on that dark winters day.
I didnt find anything in a quick walk through and was headed out the door. I thanked the man who owned the store for letting me in and I suddenly looked at the floor behind him.
Anyone who knows me very well knows that I have an affinity for drinking Alka-Seltzer.
Maybe its my natural tendencies toward stress or perhaps its the nervous stomach that goes along with those stresses.
Whatever the reason I can sit and sip a glass of Alka-Seltzer on a whim. While others may have a glass of ice tea at the water cooler, a cup of coffee for break or a can of pop at their desk, I similarly can sip a glass of the fizzy bubbly stuff.
Some people look at me funny. The girls at the office accept it for what it is. I think it may be a little like drinking beer; its an acquired taste.
Journal-News reporter Sandy Zab gave me an Internet listing last week of something I didnt know about Alka-Setlzer.
Other than being a treatment for indigestion and (in my case) a somewhat recreational beverage, it has other uses. In fact she provided me a list of varying things the stuff can be used for.
First of all, thank you for making the time to seek elected office.
The commitment you are willing to make whether you are seeking a national, statewide or local/area position is not to be taken lightly. The fact that you have signed your name as a candidate shows you are willing to make at least a certain level of sacrifice.
On the local/area level a big heartfelt thank you for keeping it positive or at the very least not heading down the path of negativity. You have conducted your campaigns with a fair nature. Whether incumbent or challenger you have not bashed those running against you.
We need more people like you and more choices like you at the ballot box. It is too bad however there arent more of you. Far too many races are uncontested and the voters should always have a choice of candidate A or candidate B.
Photo caption: Contributed PhotoHillary Christ, of Threes Pieces, presents a check for $250 to Mrs. Shinns 3rd grade students at Jefferson Intermediate. The donation will cover the cost of building a Buddy Bench for the playground.)
Gary L. Traeger, 64, of Fairbury, passed away April 27, 2014. He was born April 5, 1950 in Fairbury, to Deyo and Velma (Mooren) Traeger.
He graduated from Fairbury High School in 1968 and from UNL in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. He was a member of the Farmers Co-op Elevator Board, the Extension Board, and the 4-H Council. He was an FFA American Farmer, and Nebraska S. E. District Holstein Officer as well as State FFA Vice President.
Survivors are son, Dana Traeger of Gilead, Neb.; brother, Dennis Traeger of Fairbury. Preceded by his parents.
Services were held Friday May 2, 2014 at the Presbyterian Church in Fairbury, with Pastor Gail Cross officiating. Burial was at the Fairbury Cemetery, Fairbury. Memorials to The Presbyterian Church.
Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.