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Mon
26
Jan

Pediatric oral health, pedal-pub liquor licenses and exemptions for minors with alcohol among introduced bills

by Kelli Rollin, Nebraska News Service

LINCOLN--Here is a summary of bills introduced during the third week of the 2015 legislative session:

LB453, introduced by Sen. Robert Hilkeman of Omaha, would allow for a refund of fees and taxes for vehicle registrations of unexpired months if someone sold a car with current and valid registration.

Fri
23
Jan

News From The Legislature Senator Laura Ebke, LD 32

The 104th Legislature convened on January 7, and included 18 freshman members, including myself. The historians of the Unicameral say that is the second largest class in history, following only the class that entered 8 years ago, which we were largely replacing.

 

Fri
23
Jan

Ricketts outlines 4-part plan for state

By Sophie Tatum and Kelli Rollin, Nebraska News Service

LINCOLN-- Senators and spectators gathered in the legislative chamber Thursdaymorning to hear newly elected Gov. Pete Ricketts outline his four major goals for Nebraska in the annual State of the State address.

 

Fri
23
Jan

Senators react to State of the State address

by Kelli Rollin and Sophie Tatum, Nebraska News Service

 

LINCOLN--Senators commented on Gov. Pete Ricketts' State of the State address on Jan. 22 after hearing the new governor's plans to grow Nebraska.

Though the speech only outlined a snippet of the governor's plans, senators seem hopeful for the session and eager to hear more specifics.  

"I was encouraged for the most part," Sen. Tanya Cook of Omaha said.

Fri
23
Jan

Public, senators talk guns in hearing

Sen. Ernie Chambers' blood pressure might have been higher than usual Thursday afternoon.

During the three hours of public hearings at the State Capitol, the Judiciary Committee of the Nebraska Legislature heard and discussed four bills about allowing or not allowing firearms in some fashion.

Chambers--an Omahan and outspoken opponent of guns for recreational and other purposes--dominated the conversation about each bill on the committee side of the room.  

The most heated and time consuming discussion focused on LB184 and LB60.

Wed
21
Jan

Bank girls Spaghetti Feed

Bank Girls Relay for Life Spaghetti Feed
Sunday, January 25, 11-1 p.m. at the VFW

Serving spaghetti with your choice of topping, garlic bread and assorted homemade desserts.

FREE WILL DONATION.

All proceeds go to Relay for Life.

Date: 
Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 11:00am
Wed
21
Jan

Fairbury Public Schools Begins Superintendent Search Process

Fairbury Public Schools Begins Superintendent Search Process with

McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C.

 

Wed
21
Jan

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East side of the square in downtown Fairbury in 1945. Notice the cars parked down the middle of the street. Contributed Photo/More like these in the Fairbury Pictorial Book/Fairbury Journal-News. If you want to purchase a pictorial book call 402-729-6141.
120 YEARS AGO, 1895
The Jefferson County Journal 
A.L.A. Schiermeyer was publishing The Herald at Daykin.
Business buildings of Dr. H.M. Hepperlin, Sloss and Sandman, D.H. Sloss and H.F. Brown were destroyed by fire at Harbine.
A school report from District No. 54 listed honor pupils Charles and Duria Henry, Arthur and Elsie Leavitt, Fred Meeske, Orval and Roy Meyers and Fred and Henry Vienop.
Representatives of Fairbury High School graduating classes beginning with 1884 met to form an alumni association.  First president was A.V. Pease ‘84; W.F. Cramb ‘91, vice president.  Other class representatives were Christie Bradshaw ‘85, Artie Speenberg ‘86, Alva Kinnamon ‘87, Genie Benedict ‘88, Gay Thompson ‘89, Edith Bailey ‘92 and Ollie Richardson ‘83.
 
110 YEARS AGO, 1905
The Jefferson County Journal 
Wed
21
Jan

Meridian Wrestlers Finish Sixth At Shelton/Kenesaw Invite

Meridian’s wrestling team went west on Saturday to participate in the 12-team Shelton/Kenesaw Invite.
Four grapplers brought home medals from their respective weight divisions.
Senior Brandon Jackson was the individual gold medalist in the 182-pound weight class going 3-0 to improve to 26-1 on the season.
In the finals, Jackson won by medical forfeit over Arapahoe’s Zack Kerner.
Senior Cody Lundholm placed second in the 195-pound weight class with a mark of 2-1.
Lundholm lost in the finals by pin in 1:06 to Doniphan-Trumbull’s Kalen Garrett.
Sophomores Baxter Beals and Jacob Durflinger each finished fourth in the 145 and 220-pound weight classes.
Junior varsity wrestler Joshua Traynor placed first in the 138-pound weight class recording a mark of 3-0.
Wed
21
Jan

Norris Hands Tri County Dual Loss

In its first road dual of the new year last Tuesday, Tri County was defeated by Norris, 51-16.
Tri County came away winning three matches against the Titans.
Picking up victories for the Trojans were senior Kasey Mullen, 126 pounds by major decision, 12-2 over Dominic Jensen, senior Brayden Schultis, 138 pounds by pin in 1:14 against Jacob Anderson, and sophomore Travis Likens, 195 pounds by pin in 2:47 over Brandon Garza.
Norris won two matches by decision, one by major decision, one by technical fall, five by pins, and one by forfeit.
 

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