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Colton Schoenrock

Colton Schoenrock

Colton Josheph Schoenrock was born Jan. 26, 1990 at Fairbury, to Brad and Lurri Schoenrock.

He graduated from Fairbury SR. High in 2008. Baptism occurred when Colton was a teen at the First Baptist Church summer youth bible camp trip.

Throughout high school Colton was always a hard worker, he worked at Griffeys, the hospital in the kitchen and for his uncle at Rowdys Steakhouse and his work ethic never changed as he graduated high school at midterm and went to Louisiana to join his parents in the industrial construction field.

At the age of 19 while working in Port Arthur, Texas, Colton took his NCCER accreditation to become a journey man iron worker Rod buster and scored HIGHER than his foreman. We all had to laugh! As he wore his score on his hardhat. He was the youngest rod buster in the United States as you usually one have to be at least 22 to test. He was so proud of that.

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Looking Back

Photo caption: FAIRBURYS LIBRARY in 1908 on the corner of 7th & F Sts.

120 Years Ago

1893

The Journal

Pastures were drying up and late corn yields cut by dry weather. Many farmers sold grain stocks they had on hand when prices jumped by 20 cents a bushel.

The Jefferson County Bank of Daykin advertised that it had been the first in the area to resume loans, after the nationwide money panic.

110 Years Ago

1903

The Fairbury Journal

The Rev. R.N. Orrill was assigned to the Fairbury Methodist pastorate. Former pastor, D. Balch, was appointed at Pawnee City. The Rev. Orrill later served six years as district superintendent, with headquarters here.

An electrical system was being planned at Plymouth, with several new homes included as customers.

100 Years Ago

1913

The Fairbury Journal

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Real Estate

Aug. 30: Paul Q. Ward and Tera L. Ward to R & F Dux Family Trust: L8, B1 of Wunder Heights Addition to Fairbury.

Aug. 30: John Lee Everly and Marla Oconnell Everly to Shawna M. Taylor: S1/2 of L7, and all of L8, B10 of Gross Heirs Addition to Fairbury, with exceptions.

Aug. 30: Clinton VanWinkle and Sandra VanWinkle to Jeffrey S. VanWinkle and Shauna L. VanWinkle: A tract of land in the E1/2 SE1/4 of 24-4-4.

Aug. 30: Jared B. James to Jenny M. Shelley: Tax lot 1 of L6, B1 of Champlins Addition to Fairbury, with exceptions.

Sept. 3: State of Nebraska to Vandelay Investments, LLC: N82 of L1, B10 of W.G. McDowells First Addition to the City of Fairbury.

Sept. 3: Susie K. Patton to Joshua J. Jantzen: L1, and the S5 of L2, B2 of Knoches Addition to the Village of Plymouth, with exceptions.

Sept. 3: Janet L. Walburn to Robert B. James and Beverly J. James: L1-6, B21 of First Addition to the Town of Endicott.

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Dissolutions

Mark R. Hays and Karla K. Hays.

Donna L. Fields and Daniel S. Fields.

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Marriage License

Sept. 6: Jacob Dean Byrd, 25, of Butte, and Randii Lynn Endorf, 22, of Butte.

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County Court Report

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Jaime L. Higel, no address listed: Unauthorized use of a financial transaction device more than $1,500 in incidents between July 17-22, class 3 felony.

Jasmine M. Paul, no address listed: Burglary in Aug. 7 incident, class 3 felony; theft - unlawful taking over $1,500, class 3 felony.

Jon D. Blackburn, of Jansen: Driving under suspension in Aug. 2 incident, class 3 felony.

Kevin B. Jackson Jr., of Fairbury: Driving under suspension in July 27 incident, class 3 misdemeanor.

Justin L. Johnson, of Fairbury: Possession or use of drug paraphernalia in July 18 incident, infraction.

Robert L. Jones, of Fairbury: Theft - unlawful taking less than $200 in July 2 incident, class 2 misdemeanor; criminal mischief $200-$500, class 2 misdemeanor.

Brian E. Jurgens, of Beatrice: Burglary in April 26 incident, class 3 felony; theft - unlawful taking over $1,500, class 3 felony.

Sentenced

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Sheriff's Report

Aug. 28: Robert E. Schroeder, of Jansen, was driving a 2003 Chevrolet south on 578 Ave. north of 719 Road when the vehicle collided with a deer. Damages were estimated at $4,500.

Sept. 7: Report of a burglary in Diller.

Sept. 8: Report of information about a possible burglary of a storage shed in Jansen.

Sept. 8: Report of a civil disturbance in rural Endicott.

Sept. 9: Report of damaged and stolen items from a farmstead in rural Fairbury.

Sept. 9: Report of fraud in Fairbury.

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Police Report

Sept. 4: Report of a theft in the 800 block of F Street.

Sept. 4: Report of child neglect in the 800 block of F Street.

Sept. 4: Report of harassment and threats at 7th and D Streets.

Sept. 8: Report of a wallet found in the 1400 block of K Street.

Sept. 8: Report of a disturbance in the 1800 block of G Street.

Sept. 8: Report of a suicidal person in the 1400 block of D Street. The person was taken into emergency protective custody.

Sept. 9: Report of a juvenile complaint in the 1100 block of D Street.

Sept. 9: Report of an accidental death of a dog in the 100 block of West 3rd Street.

Sept. 10: Report of a theft of a dog in the 1300 block of Oak Street. The dog was returned.

Sept. 10: Report of barking dogs in the 1300 block of 8th Street.

Sept. 10: Report of dogs abandoned inside a residence in the 800 block of L Street.

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Life in a Small Town Isnt All That Bad

Living is a small American town is challenge sometimes.

We sit here and watch our cultural and entertainment options fade away daily. Small town America is suffering under a poor economy that seems to drive people to the cities. Its been doing this for well over 50 years.

As more and more Americans migrate from the countryside into the cities, or the suburbs, it has created a new set of problems that are worse than losing your local movie theater or bowling alley.

There is nothing that you can do in a major city that will not require you to stand in line and wait your turn. If you visit a city, waiting in a line to go into the stadium or to buy an ice cream cone really isnt all that taxing.

What happens is waiting for everything seems to add up and leaves the average human being lacking faith that the line is no longer moving or that you might miss your kids solo in the school performance.

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Letters To The Editor

Memories Of Displays, Local Black Smithing

Editor:

Does anyone remember an animated farm display mounted on a four wheeled trailer that was put on display at the Jefferson County Fair back in the 1950s and 1960s?

It consisted of animated threshing set up, animated haying operation of the hay being lifted from the hay rack and put in the barn with a hay lift, a farm house with an elderly lady sitting on the porch knitting while a kitten batted a ball of yarn between its paws.

I think there was a plowing scene but not sure.

This animated set up was also displayed one year at the Washington County Fair in Kansas.

Someone might even have a photo of it?

I see you did an editorial of the Steele City blacksmith shop. One of my ancestors (Mr. Peters) owned that shop and sold it to my uncle August Wollenberg who smithed there for several years and then moved his operation to Hanover, Kan.

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