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Junior High Students of Month

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September Junior High Students of the Month include: 8th graders: Trenton Sokolik, son of Niki Sokolik and Rich Sokolik; Emily Ford, daughter of Lisa Trisler. 7th graders: Destiny Brown, daughter of Levi Garcia and Jennifer Brown; Jayson Klaumann, son of Tammy and Jeff Klaumann. Students are nominated by their teachers based on their work ethic, behavior in class and how they treat others.

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Endicott Village Life

Photo caption: Sketch of Endicott 1885 School House. Drawn by Pearl F. Rickeyfor Mrs. Vernon Casper, Endicott.

Early settler were concerned about the establishments of churches and schools even before villages were formally organized. We know that Endicott did not come into being until after the Burlington Railroad arrived in the early 1880s.

Yet, Charles Dawson reports in his book. Pioneer Tales of the Oregon Trail and of Jefferson County, 1912, The first school taught on Rock Creek was in a log house which stood near the present Burlington deport at Endicott in1866. Miss Emma Thompson, mother of Mr. W. E. Lea, of the Fairbury Mill, was the teacher. She boarded at the Rock creek ranch and rode at distance of three of three miles to her school each day. The children of D. C. Jenkins and the McCanless attended the school.

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Governmental Terminology Cracks Me Up

Last week I was examining some political articles and something hit me as I read the words.

If you are in the House of Representatives, youre a member. like it is some sort of club or something.

Perhaps this is where all those Members Only jackets from the 1970s came from. Every time I see one of those jackets I have to ask the person wearing it, if they are, the only member.

Then I thought about what a large group of Baboons is called you got it a Congress. Thats perfect.

If you look at our two political parties in the United States we have fat elephants and messed-up donkeys wearing hats. One is a fat-cat living high on the hog, while the other, well folks to be blunt, is a Jack Ass.

Who makes their symbol a Jack Ass?

Wed
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Oct
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Letters to the Editor:

Wheres My Check?

Editor:

Last week you had quite an article about our government shut down. What do you mean non essential help laid off? There is nobody there to write my C.R.P. check or stake terraces. They are essential.

Congress voted to pay these laid off help for their missed time. Thats stupid. They are just on paid vacation. Figure it up: 800,000 laid off; 8 hours day + $20 hour pay = $128,000,000 day wasted and me no C.R.P. check.

How do we get a constitutional amendment that the next time our government shuts down in two weeks we have an election once everybody in congress and the president comes up for re-election.

I really dont know what we need. Either 50 less Tea Party members so our government can work, or 200 more members, and give our government some fiscal common sense.

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Oct
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Controlling the Uncontrollable is a Maddening Job

In the world of business you have to deal with things.

It has been my experience over nearly 35 years that when you deal with things it usually isnt much fun.

Those things that one deals with in the business world might range anywhere from payroll or employee problems, to supply chain breaks, ever-rising costs or even a leaky roof.

The newspaper business is no exception.

On a daily basis, staff and management of the Journal-News deals with a myriad of things. Our crew are experts at dealing with printing schedules, writing stories, taking photos, selling ads, handling budgets, dealing with suppliers and little old ladies who did not get their social news in print in a timely manner. We do not like to deal with problems or issues but doggone it that is part of our job, we are pretty good at it and we arehere to help.

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Oct
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Give the Patrol Car Back Please

The Lincoln County Sheriffs Department will not return one of Fairburys most important assets, a nearly new Ford Explorer Police Cruiser.

The police cruiser was allegedly stolen by Fairbury Police Officer Stanly Colby on Sept. 14 and he was arrested in Lincoln County.

The rogue officer took the vehicle without the consent of the leadership of the Fairbury Police Department and it should be processed and returned for duty in Fairbury.

Fairbury paid for the cruiser and it belongs in the service of the citizens of Fairbury, not sitting in some Lincoln County impound lot collecting dust.

I know the police chief is frustrated and I sure as heck am too, Fairbury Mayor Homer Ward said. This is our newest vehicle in the fleet and to not be able to have it in service really puts us in a big bind. We are effectively down a unit.

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Oct
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Real Estate

Sept. 30: Estate of Martha M. Sasse to Douglas A. Lottman and Cindy M. Lottman: S1/2 of L1-2, B3 of First Addition to the Town of Diller.

Sept. 30: Fairbury Care Group, Inc. to Tibbetts Bros., Inc.: S5 of L15 and all of L14 of McLucas Sub division of NW1/4 of 11-2-2, with exceptions.

Oct. 1: Norman E. Stewart to Brian W. Stewart: SW1/4 of 25-2-2, with exceptions.

Oct. 1: Ronald D. Starr ad Teresa J. Starr to Reid D. Starr and Lacey L. Starr: L7, B1 of Sunny slope Addition to the City of Fairbury, with exceptions.

Oct. 1: Cindy M. Lottman and Douglas Lottman to Shawn D. Lottman: A tract of land in the E1/2 NE1/4 of 35-2-4.

Oct. 4: Edith E. Hahn, Scott B. Hahn and Cynthia Hahn, and Leta K. Mau to James Goosman and Brandee Goosman: A tract of land in the SE1/4 of 29-3-3.

Oct. 4: Luke Bennett and Melissa Bennett to Angela Marie Lambert: L9, B15 of Highland Addition to Fairbury.

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Oct
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Marriage License

David Earl Upchurch, 47, of Beatrice, and Dana Sue Bergmeier, 34, of Beatrice.

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Oct
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County Court Report

Lynn R. Gruis, of Beatrice: Speeding, infraction.

Jerry A. Junker, of Fairbury: No license on person, infraction.

Juan C. Morales, of Crete: Speeding, infraction; no valid registration, class 3 misdemeanor.

Dustin R. Schroeder, of Omaha: Speeding, infraction.

Dustin W. Strohm, of Lawson, Mo.: Speeding, infraction.

Cheryl C. Zahourek, of Glen Elder, Kan.: Speeding, infraction.

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Oct
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Traffic Report

Larry D. Duvaul, of Wichita: Speeding 74-60, $75 fine.

Roel Moreno Jr., of Houston, Texas: Speeding 80-60, $125 fine.

Jody L. Swartz, of Jansen: Speeding 67-55, $75 fine.

Casey L. Paben, of Beatrice: Speeding 35-25, $25 fine.

Kreg R. Kluge, of Louisville, Ky.: Speeding 70-60, $25 fine.

Ryan K. Baines, of Hebron: Speeding 81-60, $200 fine.

Jaye K. Curtis, of Lincoln: Speeding 70-60, $25 fine.

Thomas L. Remmenga, of Fairbury: Speeding 76-60, $125 fine.

John C. Scheuler, of Diller: No operators license, $75 fine.

Annette R. Weise, of Jansen: Speeding 65-55, $25 fine.

Terry L. Petersen, of Fremont: Overweight axles by 1,400 pounds, 4.1 percent, $25 fine.

Daryl Drewes, of Plymouth: Speeding 65-55, $25 fine.

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