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Household Hazardous Waste Events Collect Over 12 Tons

With the help of over 30 volunteers, household hazardous waste (HHW) collection events in nine cities throughout the Five Rivers RC&D area Oct 1 through 4 were successful in collecting household paint, pesticides, acids, oil, batteries, solvents, and other miscellaneous chemicals. The volunteers and six members from the Red Willow County Hazardous Waste Collection Team collected materials from participants, opened cans, dumped chemicals in collection barrels, and disposed of unusable material. Red Willow County HHW hauled all the waste back to McCook for proper disposal.

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09
Oct
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Frustration Mounts Over Impounded Vehicle Fairbury Mayor: We Just Want Our Police Cruiser Back

Colby Now Being Held Without Bond

Its not uncommon for a law enforcement agency to seize evidence following an arrest as part of an investigation. But it is peculiar when that evidence belongs to another law enforcement agency and they wont give it back.

Nearly three weeks after Fairbury Police Officer Stanly Colby allegedly stole a Fairbury Police Department 2013 Ford Explorer, Lincoln County still has the cruiser in lockup.

He was apparently headed to the McCook area but Colby was arrested on Sept. 14 south of North Platte in full uniform. The vehicle had a cache of both department and private weapons. Following the arrest the vehicle was impounded as evidence.

Wed
09
Oct
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Husker Rehab Opening in Downtown Fairbury

Photo caption: This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.com Photo by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-NewsHusker Rehab is opening at the corner of 5th and E Streets in downtown Fairbury. It is the former location of Main Street Animal Clinic/Lambert Vet Supply. Greg Cromer M.S.P.T. said he hopes the full location is open by mid-November though he is already seeing patients in the backroom while construction continues.

Physical therapist Greg Cromer M.S.P.T. has come full circle and is opening a Husker Rehab Clinic at the corner of 5th and E Streets in Fairbury.

For many years, Cromer ran Husker Rehab at the local hospital, but his contract was not renewed recently. Instead Husker Rehab kept him busy with two locations in Lincoln and one in Beatrice.

Wed
09
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Hope Crisis Center There for Domestic and Sexual Assault Victims

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Hope Crisis Center has started out the month with a candlelight vigil on the steps of the Jefferson County Courthouse Wednesday, Oct. 2.

This vigil is the beginning of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, working to make the public aware of the needs of the population that they strive to serve. They have plans to do additional candlelight vigils and presentations throughout their service area throughout the month. In our area there will be the Stuff the Van event, held at WalMart in Fairbury on Saturday, Oct. 12.

The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) was passed in Nebraska in 1984. This was the first federal funding source for domestic violence programs and shelters. Currently, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services contracts with 21 non-profit entities to provide and operate 24 hour domestic violence and sexual assault hotlines.

Wed
09
Oct
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Crash on Little Blue River Bridge

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

At approximately 6 p.m. on Oct. 2 two vehicles collided on the Little Blue River Bridge on Hwy 15. Mable Gordon, 90 of Morrowville, Kan., was the driver of this 1988 Mercury Sable that collided with a 1998 GMC pickup driven by 49 year old Lyle Keilwitz of Gilead on the bridge. Gordon was transported to Jefferson Community Health Center by Jefferson County Ambulance, and was treated and released.

Wed
09
Oct
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Whos Still Taking a Paycheck?

As of Friday afternoon CNN reported that 43 senators are donating their paychecks to charity or back to the Treasury Department. Fifteen senators are not accepting a paycheck and four remain undecided.

However seven senators continue to keep their salary.

These senators are: Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma; Chris Murphy, D-Connecticut; Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa; Tom Harkin, D-Iowa; Roy Blunt, R-Missouri; Patty Murray, D-Washington.

Various reasons were cited for keeping paychecks from I am still working arent I to I am contributing and tithing as I normally would.

In the House of Representatives, 52 Members say they are donating their paychecks to charity while 81 are not accepting paycheck at all and four remain undecided.

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09
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SCC receives federal child care grant

Southeast Community College has been awarded the Child Care Assistance Means Parents in School grant of $95,488 per year for four years to help student-parents persist in college. By attaining a college degree, students are more likely to obtain higher quality employment and improve their familys financial status. The grant is provided by the U.S. Department of Education.

Receiving the CCAMPIS grant is extremely important to the student-parents attending SCC so they can continue on in their educational goals, said Julie Rohrs, grant coordinator. This means that the (SCC) Child Development Center is able to provide quality care and utilize extra resources that these children need to learn and grow. The CCAMPIS grant is instrumental in not only the success of the student-parents, but for the teachers and children at the Child Development Center in aiding their developmental needs.

Tue
08
Oct
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Second Place Finish Earned by Lady Griffins

Heading south of the border, the Diller-Odell Lady Griffins played some of their best volleyball of the season and were rewarded with a second place finish at the Axtell, Kan., Invite Sept. 28.

On the day, Diller-Odell posted a record of 4-1.

Diller-Odell defeated Frankfort, Kan., 25-18, 25-18, Blue Valley (Randolph, Kan.), 25-20, 25-21, Pawnee City, 20-25, 25-21, 27-25, Linn, Kan., 13-25, 25-18, 25-22, before losing in the championship match to Falls City Sacred Heart, 19-25, 18-25.

Erin Saathoff pounded down seven kills to pace all Diller-Odell attackers against Frankfort, Kan. while Kaitlyn Schultis contributed five kills.

Madison Jurgens put up a team-leading 13 set assists in the victory.

Josie Vitosh had the hot hand serving versus Blue Valley as she paced Diller-Odell servers with a team-high five aces.

Saathoff came through with a team-leading eight kills, while Jurgens manufactured five kills.

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08
Oct
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Lady Trojans Spikers Denied Home Win

Photo caption: This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.com Photo by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-NewsSarah Wollenburg, 7, a Tri County senior, moves in for a block against Centennial Oct. 3.

Playing its first match in a week, Tri Countys Lady Trojans volleyball team fell short on its home court last Thursday versus Centennial.

In the match of Southern Nebraska Conference opponents, the Lady Broncos swept the Lady Trojans in straight sets, 25-21, 25-12, 25-18.

Shelby Cammack led all Tri County servers with two aces in the match.

As a team, Tri County racked up 24 kills paced by Sarah Wollenburg with seven kills while Emily Thornburg and Josie Weise chipped in six kills each.

Eight set assists were put up by Megann Freese for the Lady Trojans, and Cammack dished out six set assists.

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Tri County Harriers Compete At UNK Invite

Tri County had six participants in the UNK Cross Country Invite Sept. 30 on the Kearney Country Club golf course.

Competing in Class D, Tri County had a pair of girls run in the 5,000-meter race.

Eryn Hummer placed 56th out of 144 runners in a time of 25:28.25, while Kate Likens finished 58th with a time of 25:36.17.

Bertrand was the Class D girls team champion with a score of 63 points.

On the boys side, Tri County placed 25th in the Class D field with a score of 410.

With a score of 69 points, Nebraska Christian won the boys team title with Kenesaw runner-up chalking up 73 points.

Senior Weston Edmond was the top finisher for the Trojans placing 72nd out of 188 runners with a time of 21:36.13.

Tyler Haake earned 103rd place at 22:54.38, William Stokebrand was 181st in a time of 30:02.15, and Hunter Ramer finished 187th at 37:10.27.

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