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School lunch menu April 11-15

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Apr

Jefferson County Speech Contest Winners Announced

Jefferson County 4-H Speech Contest was held March 28, 2016.  
Fourteen total 4-H members participated.
Novice Division- First Purple- Brennan Schultis, Second Purple- Lauren Wanamaker
Junior Division- First Purple- Preston Engelman, Second Purple- Samantha Schmidt
Intermediate Division- First Purple- Allison Engelman, First Blue- Makenzie Mills, Second Blue- Megan Mees
Senior Division- First Purple- Taylea Mills, Second Purple- Alexis Gerritse
Intermediate Division PSA-  Purple- Jadyn Schultis, Blue- Kacy Starck
Senior Division PSA- Purple- Alexis Gerritse and Trevin Likens, Blue- Tori Likens
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06
Apr

Club News

Deshler Zone LWML Spring 
Workshop Saturday, April 9
 
“Renew, Refresh, Restore, Retreat” is the theme based on Matthew 11:28-30 for the Deshler Zone LWML Spring Workshop, Saturday, April 9 at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Ruskin with registration beginning at 1:45 p.m.  The Bible study will be led by Pastor Francik, Deshler Zone Pastoral Counselor. The ingathering for the day is a monetary donation to go to Orphan Grain Train to help with shipping cost. 
St. Mark Lutheran Church is located at 290 Main St. in Ruskin. All area women and girls are most welcome to come for a ‘renewing’, ‘refreshing,’ ‘restoring’ afternoon ‘retreat’ in the Lord.
 
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Apr

Diller Odell Honor Roll

High Honor Roll Seniors
Ahl, Bladen Keifer Klecan, Tyler Michael
Schroeder, Bailey Lynn
Schultis, Kaitlyn Elizabeth
Zarybnicky, Theresa Ann
Juniors
Arnold, Paige
Ebeling, Carson Rae
Hennerberg, Reese Brian Jurgens, Madison Cay
Lottman, Corina Ann
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Apr

Hueftle

Hueftle
Kevan and Nicole (Milius) Hueftle of Eustis, Neb. are proud parents of a son, Hayes Dean Hueftle, born on March 21, 2016 in Kearney, Neb. He was 7 lbs. 10 oz. and 20" long.  Hayes is welcomed home by his big sister, Chesley, 2. Grandparents are Dean and Deb Milius of Plymouth and Lee and Sherry Hueftle of Eustis. Great Grandparents are Eileen Bergmeier and Shirley Imes, both of Plymouth, Janice Hueftle and LaRaye and Sylvia Schurr of Eustis.
                          
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Apr

Donnabelle Gerhardt

The family of Donnabelle Gerhardt would like to honor her for her 85th Birthday on April 14. You may send birthday wishes and special memories to her at Cedarwood Assisted Living, Room 106, 828 22nd St., Fairbury NE 68352.

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Apr

Ruth Flagle

Happy 90th birthday to Ruth Flagle of Mahaska now residing at Cedarwood. Dewayne and JoAnn, Les and Marilyn, John and Linda and families.

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06
Apr

The Plastic Bag Forrest Will (Almost) Never Go Away

Here I go again.
While shopping at a local store last weekend I was again asked that all too common question, “paper or plastic?” I replied with the standard answer “paper please; there are far too many plastic sacks out blowing around.”
 I told the checker it was always good to push paper. She countered with “yes until we run out of trees.” I got on the ‘bag train’ again and pointed out that more trees were planted each year than were harvested and in fact forestation of the United States was at an all time high. It’s perfectly ok to use paper.
If I need to remind people just how bad plastic bags are for the environment and exactly why people should never, ever, ever get them from a store I would build my case by saying simply, drive out to Crystal Springs.
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06
Apr

Let’s Hear What You Have To Say

The President holds a State of the Union address each year. The City of Fairbury has been working on a State of the City meeting for quite some time now and things are getting more organized and definite dates and times should be released soon.
I implore everyone reading this to attend this meeting for the simple reason that anyone can be an armchair quarterback and tell everyone around them at the local watering hole how government should be run. This is the opportunity to be in the room with local officials and discuss what needs to be done with parks and recreation, the pool, streets and departments like water and electric.
Have a complaint? Come to the meeting. Have praise? Come to the meeting. Have a question? Come to the meeting. Have a solution? Come to the meeting.
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Apr

That Was Hard To Watch

So there I was, cowering behind my camera, trying to become a part of the wall I was leaning against, taking mental notes as stinging words ricocheted around the room, hitting their targets left and right.
Much like the suspended NBC reporter Brian Williams, I haven’t yet experienced war first hand—I sincerely hope that I never have to. The chaotic scene I described above did not take place on a battlefield. Rather, it took place at the Steele City village board meeting on Monday night. For a non-exaggerated account of what happened at the meeting, see the story that starts on the front page.

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