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Mike Georgi

Arnold Motor Supply, headquartered in Spencer, Iowa, recognized the 2015 top performers for the Retail Store Division of The Arnold Group of Companies, at the company’s Manager’s meeting held in Ankeny on Jan. 12, 2016. The Top 5 Awards recognize the top producers company-wide in both sales and the percentage increase of sales. 
Mike Georgi, manager of the Auto Value Parts Store in Fairbury, received the coveted Service is the Difference Award. Georgi received the award for exemplary effort going above and beyond the norm in customer service and satisfaction.  
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Douglas

DOUGLAS
Zach and Lauri Douglas of Burlington, Kan., would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Brinley Grace Douglas, born on Dec. 1, 2015 at the Coffey County Hospital in Burlington, Kan, weighing six pounds, 14 ounces and 20 inches long.
This is the couples first child.
Grandparents are Frank and Connie Durst of Morrowville, Kan.; Sheri Douglas of McPherson, Kan. and Larry Douglas of Emporia, Kan. great-grandparents are Shirley Hasbrouck of Fairbury, Duane Durst of Washington, Kan., Connie Lambertus of Wichita, Kan.
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Seeley

 
Seeley
Travis and Melissa Seeley of Lincoln are aproud parents of a baby boy, James Owen Seeley. James was born January 7, 2016, weighing 9.11 pounds and was 21.75” long. He was born at Bryan Memorial in Lincoln. This is the couple’s first child. Grandparents are Linda Seeley of Jansen and the late Alan Seeley, and Ron and Marilyn Robinson of Lincoln.
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Herman Fox

Herman Fox
The family of Herman Fox would like to honor him in the celebration of his 100th Birthday.  Please join us for an open house Saturday, Feb. 6, from 2-4 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 2625 H Street, Fairbury NE.
Cards may be sent to Herman Fox, 828 22nd Street, Apt. 108, Fairbury, NE 68352.                    44-45p
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Judson Gaston

The family of Judson Gaston would like to honor him with a card shower for his 103rd birthday on Jan. 28.  
Cards may be sent to Judson Gaston, Cedarwood Assisted Living, 828 22nd Street, Fairbury, NE 68352.
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Heitmann, Dorn Wed

Marcia K. Heitmann, of Fairbury, and Gale A. Dorn, Axtell exchanged wedding vows June 28, 2015, at American Lutheran Church in Fairbury. Pastor Brian Julin-McCleary performed the 4 p.m. ceremony.
Mothers of the couple are Delores Heitmann, Byron and Maye Dorn, Minden. Ushers Michael Ringen and Jerod Dorn escorted their grandmothers into the church. 
The bride was escorted down the aisle by her sons, Michael Ringen, Beatrice and Matthew Ringen, Omaha.
 The bride wore an ivory hi-low gown with embroidered tulle overlay over satin, fashioned with delicate gold thread, pearls, sequins, and lace, which cascaded from tea-length in the front to floor length in the back.  
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Coming Together


A benefit was held at Meridian School on Jan. 23 to help Billie Novotny with medical bills. A large crowd, estimated at between 400-500, came out for the silent and live auction that featured hundreds of items. Tammy Lintz, Novotny’s mother, explained the event was stupendous. “It was great that so many people came out on a cold January night to support Billie. I thank everyone that came out and donated items and just being there for my daughter,” Lintz said.
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Elks Teens Of The Month

The Fairbury Elks Lodge #1203 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elk USA announced their teens of the month based on character, leadership, community service, citizenship, and scholastic achievement. 
Jakub Donovon VanWesten, son of Jay and Staci VanWesten of Tobias, attends Meridian high school. Hobbies include hunting and going to the movies. Jakub has received CRC Leadership Summit award at the regional level his sophomore and junior years. Community service include People's City Mission. He is involved in football and was a three-year letter recipient, band and choir, Quiz Bowl, basketball with four-year letter recipient and 2015 Mudecas B all-tour honorable mention, show choir, FBLA, Stu-co, NHS and track with a one-letter recipient. Work experience includes summer help at Meridian High School, detasseling, and self-employed mowing service. Going to Wayne State to major in sports management and minor in business.
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Recapping This Legislative Session Thus Far

Bill introduction came to a close on Wednesday, the 20th. In the end, about 450 new bills were introduced, adding to the 664 that were introduced last session. Those 446 new bills (as well as a few proposals for state constitutional amendments) will receive hearings before one of the standing committees, and those committees will decide whether to advance them to the floor or not. 
Given the number of carryover bills (bills which were introduced last session, but never debated on the floor) the likelihood is that most of those 446 bills (as well as most of the carryover bills) will not see action this year. Some bills are introduced to keep discussions alive about particular issues, or to see who will come out and support or oppose a bill, so that a senator--looking ahead--can determine how to proceed on a particular issue into the future. 
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Dire Warnings Point To Higher Local Power Rates

Don’t kill the messenger. That should be the mentality that all customers of Fairbury’s electric utility should be reminding themselves of. Last week’s comment by Fairbury City Auditor Brian Blobaum that the light department is bleeding red ink is most unwelcome, yet not surprising news.
 Blobaum told members of the Fairbury City Council that the electric department lost more than one million dollars in 2015. This is the second consecutive annual loss of that nature for the Fairbury utility. The light department also finished more than a million dollars in the red in 2014 and nearly a half a million dollars the previous year.
 Again, don’t kill the messenger. The city auditor gets paid to compile numbers and give a financial “state of the community” assessment, if you will.

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