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No One Reads The Paper? Just Make A Mistake...

Mistakes are the things that make those of us in the newspaper business cringe. We can write, read and then re-read a story for accuracy. Accuracy of information and things like spelling, punctuation and grammar. “It looks good. Send it up on the hill to be plated.” People in the ctp (computer to plate) room look at the pages-green light. Pressmen plate up and start rolling again looking at pages (though to be fair to them they look mostly for color and ink coverages) againgreen light. First sheet off the press: a glaring typo on the front page.

 

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Fairbury Needs To Refocus City Manager’s Position

With the recent release of Joe Parker from the Fairbury City Manager’s position, discussion now turns to “what’s next?” Some such as Fairbury Mayor Homer Ward are speculating that the position will again be fi lled. Others have openly questioned whether or not the job should be fi lled, favoring instead saving the salary. There is no doubt that the City Manager’s position is the most important job within a municipal hierarchy. He or she is the person who coordinates, facilitates and manages the day-to-day operations of the city. With increasing rules, regulations department heads within a city/community cannot adequately do the job. The Journal-News is highly supportive of retaining that position.

 

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Verna Arlene Haase

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Betty Hobbs

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Creta M. Vorderstrasse

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Larry Lee Peratt

Born in Fairbury, Neb. on February 12, 1933, passed away at age 81 at his home in Denver on July 4, 2014. He was a Navy Vet, retired from University Hospital and a dedicated art collector. An avid golfer, tennis player and bowler with a special group of friends, “The Old Timers”. Survived by his wife, Mary Jane; his two children Dirk (Cindy); and Eric (Maryann)her four children Rocky, Mike, Wendi and Ted (Jolene); 14 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren. Terrance Peratt brother preceded him in death. Memorial Service was held in Denver. 20b

 

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Tillie (Sasek) Slepicka

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Sheriff Says County Forced To Make Do With Dangerous, Small Jail

By Cynthia Scheer
 
Sponsored by the Plymouth Volunteer Fire Dept. Saturday, August 16th Main Street Plymouth, NE
6:15 am - Fun Run
7:30 am - Breakfast - Community Bldg
8-12 pm - Car Show
9-? pm - Sand Volleyball Tourn.
5-8pm - Chicken Dinner
5:00 pm - Parade “Cruising Hwy 4”
7:00 pm - Kids Tractor Pull
9pm - 1am - Dance - Repeat Offenders
Chicken BBQ & Street Dance Fairbury's nearly 40-yearold jail is unsafe and often fi lled to capacity, said Jefferson County Sheriff Nels Sorensen, and he is concerned about the safety of the public when inmates are transported to the courthouse for court. He would like to see new facilities built to accommodate the jail's needs, he said, but voters and county commissioners do not share his vision.

 

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Residents To Vote On Half-Percent Sales Tax Hike

By Fred Arnold
 
The Fairbury City Council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday to place a measure on the Fall general election ballot that would increase the city’s sales tax a half of one percent. The vote comes on the heels of recent discussions by city leaders of how to pay for improvements to Fairbury’s aging infrastructure.
 
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4-H Ice Cream Contest At Relay for Life

By Sandy Zabokrtsky
 
The Thayer County 4-H Ice Cream Contest was held in conjunction with the Relay For Life on Friday, July 25th, at the Thayer Central High School track in Hebron. This activity was not only part of the Relay for Life event but also served as a pre-fair event for the Thayer County 4-H. 4-H youth gathered, brought their recipes, ingredients to make ice cream in tin cans. There was no limits on flavors, the sky is the limit.
 

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