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Lady Jeffs Toppled in Season Opener FHS Spikers Play Well In Loss to Auburn

Photo caption: These Photos Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.com Photos by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-NewsFairbury Senior Paige Husa digs a spike Sept. 5 against Auburn in the home opener.

Despite coming up short on the scoreboard, Fairbury Lady Jeffs volleyball coach Ryan Evans was pleased with how the team competed.

Auburn outlasted Fairbury in four sets, 24-26, 25-18, 25-23, and 25-18 in the season-opener for both teams played last Thursday night on the Lady Jeffs home court.

Overall for the first game I thought the team played pretty well. I thought we played better than last years first game versus Auburn, Evans said. I told the girls at the end of the match that they fought hard and played very well. The only thing that I would have liked to seen different was where we were in the win loss column.

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Market Volatility Drives Demand for Variable Cash Rents in Nebraska

The use of variable cash rents is at an all-time high thanks to current commodity market volatility. Farmland owners in Nebraska are struggling to determine fair yet profitable cash rent levels for their operations as they move into 2014.

Variable rate cash rents, which provide market performance flexibility, have become more prevalent due to fluctuations, according to Farmers National Company, the largest farm management and farmland real estate company in the country. The deadline to terminate current leases in Nebraska is prior to Sept. 1.

Local farm management experts from Farmers National Company estimate a range from 30 to 40 percent of farmland cash rent agreements in Nebraska, depending on location, now use variable leases. Many local operators and land owners are finding this option provides the best scenario for achieving results for each party.

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Changing Hands For Changing Hearts Plan FREE Garage Sale!

The First Baptist Church of Fairbury, at 901 F Street, is holding a FREE garage sale on Sept. 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The motto of the First Baptist Church of Fairbury is Do What Jesus Did, Pastor Joel Hahn said. And what he did was freely give everything to us including forgiveness and a relationship with God.

Therefore, we would like to extend that spirit of giving to our community.

Members of the church are planning on bringing things from home that either they dont need or use any more and will be giving them away to anyone who can use them. The setup will begin at 9 a.m. on the 14th and people are allowed to browse the items from 9-11 a.m. The church is asking that no items be taken until 11 a.m.

Everyone is invited to partake, whether you are a member of the church or not. You can bring your items that day, browse to see if there is something you can use and can stay to enjoy the FREE hotdog lunch that will be served.

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Fairbury Walk to End Alzheimers Successful

This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.com Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky/Fairbury Journal-News

Fairburys Walk to End Alzheimers, held Sunday, Sept. 8, was successful, said organizer Lana Likens.

This years walk raised more than $3,800 for the Alzheimers Association. Proceeds included donations gathered by walkers, T-shirt sponsorships, and other sponsorships. A total of 19 walkers participated in the Memory Walk, held in the Fairbury City Park. Local businesses served as walk sponsors.

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Endicott Village Life, Visit #3

During the 1840s, 50s and 60s the travelers to the Great Plains continued on their way to California and Oregon. After all, the Great Plains was the great American desert, or so most everyone thought.

By the 1870s some travelers began to see the potential of the tall grass big blue stem prairie and decided to stop off and put down roots. Others, dissatisfied with what they found out west came back along the Oregon California Trail and found what turned out to be the beginning of their great American dream.

Endicott was founded in the early 1880s and began to take root. Within a few years the Nebraska State Gazetteer and Business compiled by J. M. Wolfe, of Omaha, reported the beginnings of the village.

He writes that Endicott is a town of 200 inhabitants at the part of Jefferson County about five miles southeast of Fairbury, the county seat.

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UNK Receives 12.6 Million Dollar Gift

The estate of longtime Kearney resident and philanthropist Carol Cope has made a $12.6 million gift to the University of Nebraska Foundation to provide permanently endowed support for students, faculty and programs at the University of Nebraska at Kearney andUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln.

This is the largest single gift in the history of the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and we are truly grateful for the generosity of the Copes, said UNK Chancellor Doug Kristensen. This gift will forever change this institution.

The gift establishes multiple permanently endowed funds that will generate annual support for student scholarships, faculty awards, academic programs and more. Of the total gift, $11.6 million benefits UNK, and $1 million is directed to UNL for endowed faculty professorships.

This gift is a blend of generosity and vision that will significantly impact students for decades to come, Kristensen said.

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Vetter Health Services Presents Comprehensive Dementia Care Training

Omaha, Nebraska Vetter Health Services team members completed Comprehensive Dementia Care Training at the Embassy Suites on August 5-6, 2013, featuring Erin Bonitto, Founder and Lead Coach at Gemini Consulting, Inc.

Vetter Health Services is proud to provide this advanced training to its communities. This marks the beginning of a comprehensive program for all team members, designed to enhance Quality Life and Quality Care for residents with Alzheimers and other forms of dementia.

For more details about this event, or to schedule your tour of Heritage Care Center, please contact Lisa Siebolt at (402) 729-2289.

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Looking Back

Photo caption: RODEO ROUNDUP A rodeo held south of Fairbury at the site of the current Jefferson County Fairgrounds, drew a crowd at the Fourth of July celebration in 1926. (photo submitted by: Rose Schainost)

120 Years Ago

1893

The Fairbury Gazette

A new school building was needed at Thompson, which had over 70 pupils.

Good cultivation was credited by Peter Jansen to an estimated corn yield of 50 bushels per acre on 600-acres of listed corn.

110 Years Ago

1903

The Fairbury Gazette

Frost came early, on Sept. 15.

Residents of Fairbury were to have free delivery of mail, with three carriers.

100 Years Ago

1913

The Fairbury Journal

High ratings among Poland China swine exhibitors at the Nebraska State Fair went to Phil Dawson of Endicott, W.E. Filley and 19-year-old Floyd Taylor of Steele City and W.E. Epley of Diller.

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Real Estate

Aug. 28: Kim Wienke and Anita Wienke to Kathryn Denny: A parcel of land in the SW corner of L3 of Hansens Addition to Fairbury.

Aug. 29: Carolyn J. Tate and Ralph H. Tate III to All Things Natural Land Holdings, LLC: SW1/4 of 14-2-1.

Aug. 29: Vickie Spitsnogle and Ronald Spitsnogle to J. Christopher Connell: L5 of Northgate 4th Addition, an addition to the NW1/4 NW1/4 of 2-2-2.

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Marriage License

Sept. 3: Timothy Allen Maschman, 29, of Daykin, and Virginia Rose Searing, 33, of Daykin.

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