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UNKs Xi Phi Chapter Inducts 27 to Mortor Board

KEARNEY The Xi Phi Chapter of Mortar Board at the University of Nebraska at Kearney has named 27 new members who will be initiated in a ceremony April 11 at the Museum of Nebraska Art.

Mortar Board is a national honor society that recognizes college seniors for their exemplary scholarship, leadership and service. New members will be involved in the chapter during the 2014-15 school year.

UNKs Xi Phi Chapter is regularly recognized at the annual Mortar Board national conference as one of the most active and successful chapters in the country, said Advisor Amber Messersmith.

Locally Sarah Maginnis of Odell is a new member.

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Jed, Randy Weise to be Presented Heartsaver Hero Awards

Jed Weise and Randy Weise will receive the Heartsaver Hero Award from the American Heart Association on Saturday, March 29, at a ceremony at 9:30 a.m. at the Fairbury Chamber of Commerce Spring Expo.

On Aug. 18, the Weises were instrumental in providing immediate CPR for Leland Ruhnke at St. Pauls United Church of Christ Cub Creek, near Jansen. Ruhnke has had a full recovery.

The Heartsaver Hero award is presented by the American Heart Association based on nominations from communities. The award is designed to recognize acts that advance the mission of the American Heart Association and Emergency Cardiovascular Care through a courageous act in an effort to save a life.

The public is encouraged to attend this presentation, which will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 29, in the 4-H building at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

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Newly Required Training for Caregivers of Children

Does your child, grandchild, niece, nephew or family friend attend day care?

New regulations require mandatory child passenger safety training for child care centers in Nebraska that transport children.

The transportation training being provided is titled Safe Kids Nebraska Childcare Transportation Training.

The new regulations already took effect May 20, 2013. The requirements are:

New employees have 90 days to complete the transportation training

Existing employees have 1 year to complete the transportation training

Employees will have to complete the training every 5 years

Only employees who are drivers of the children, not every employee, will need to take the training.

It is 3-4 hours of training with a pass/fail hands on component. Home child cares are not required to take the training.

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Fairbury Cycling Tour Set for Saturday, May 3

The 6th Annual Fairbury Cycling Tour will take place on Saturday, May 3, beginning at the Bob and Wauneta Burkley Wellness Center in Fairbury. This is a fun-filled bicycle ride through Jefferson County.

Registration will be at the wellness center from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. The ride begins at 8 a.m.

Tour fee is $30 per single rider if postmarked by April 21 and will include the cycling tour T-shirt.

Fee will be $35 per single rider after April 21 and will not include a shirt. All ages are welcome.

Riders under age 18 must ride with a parent or guardian. Children age 12 and under ride free. No refunds or rain dates.

Distances offered will be 12, 25, 48, 60, and 70 miles.

There will be rest stops along all routes along with a roving SAG vehicle.

Rest stops and SAG vehicles will have water, food, and bike supplies.

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Having Fun at the Gala

Photo caption: This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.com Photo by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-News

Torri Carbonneau, 6 of Fairbury, gets her face painted by Jenik Davis at the Second Annual Light It Up Blue Gala at the Fairbury Elks Club Saturday evening.

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Thayer County Court

Thayer County Court

Filed

Mathew D. Koss, of Hebron: Driving during revocation on Jan. 31, class 2 misdemeanor.

Justin L. Schlesener, of Chester: Issuing bad check on Feb. 23, class 4 felony.

Sentenced

Rickey L. Love, of Little Elm, Texas: Failure to stop and weigh on Dec. 13, 2013, class 3 misdemeanor, pleaded guilty, $50 fine.

Jessie D. Payne, of Hubbell: Motor vehicle homicide on Oct. 4, 2013, class 1 misdemeanor, pleaded no contest, found guilty, sentenced to 24 months of probation, 120 hours of community service.

Show cause hearing

Laura D. Worley, of Hebron: Show cause hearing held for June 24, 2013, sentencing for DUI - second offense, and careless driving. Defendant failed to appear.

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Traffic:

Traffic:

Enrique Polanco, of Killdeer, N.D.: Violate permit rules/regulations, $25 fine, and Exceed width limits, $55 fine, and Exceed length limits, $445 fine, and overweight axle, $150 fine, and overweight axle, $150 fine, and overweight axle, $1,150 fine.

George L. Liss, of Westminster, Colo.: No registration in vehicle, $25 fine, and overweight axle, $750 fine, and overweight capacity plates, $200 fine.

Brian J. Snyder, of Winona, Kan.: Overweight axle, $75 fine.

Allan D. Reetz, of Jamestown, Kan.: Failure to stop and weigh, $50 fine, and reciprocity-expired OOS Reg, $35 fine, and Overweight axle, $75 fine, and violation of a commercial motor vehicle/brakes, $50 fine, and UCR-no registration/payment, $100 fine, and overweight axle, $25 fine.

Noe A. Martinez, of Houston, Texas: overweight axle, $75 fine.

Kevin Whitfield, of Chicago, Ill.: Failure to stop and weigh, $50 fine.

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Thayer Co. Sheriffs Report:

Thayer Co. Sheriffs Report:

March 2: Over-correcting a vehicle, reportedly led to an accident near Deshler. Reports state that a red 1996 Saturn four door sedan driven by Margaret L. Reed, of Lebanon, Kan., was eastbound on Highway 136; west of County Road 5700 east of Deshler, when the vehicle drifted off the roadway. Reed reportedly over-corrected, then lost control; causing the vehicle to enter the south ditch and run through a fence. No injuries were reported. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $3,000 and damage to four fence posts - was estimated at $200.

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Real Estate:

Real Estate:

March 17: Angeline K. Naiman; personal representative of the Estate of Mary Naiman, deceased, to Eva Marie Naiman, and Angeline K. Naiman: Part of SE of SE of 11-2-1.

March 17: Angeline K. Naiman; personal representative of the Estate of Mary Naiman, deceased, to John J. Naiman: N 1/2 , SW 1/4 , Part of SE of SE of 11-2-1.

March 17: Angeline K. Naiman; personal representative of the Estate of Mary Naiman, deceased, to Angeline K. Naiman, and Leslie B. Naiman: E , Part of NW , SW of NE of 22-2-1 (an undivided interest.)

March 17: Angeline K. Naiman; personal representative of the Estate of Mary Naiman, deceased, to Leslie B. Naiman: NW of 23-2-1 (an undivided interest.)

March 17: Angeline K. Naiman; personal representative of the Estate of Mary Naiman, deceased, to Eva Marie Naiman: NE of 11-2-1 (an undivided interest.)

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Marriage license:

Marriage license:

Bobby Dean Stewart Jr, 22, of Hebron, and Destiny Dawn Eilers, 22 of Hebron were married March 14th in Hebron.

Briar Lee Templin, 22 of Hebron, and McKenzie Kay Hall, 22 of Hebron were married March 15th in Hebron.

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