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Looking Back

Photo caption: ADVERTISING AT ITS FINEST.

120 Years Ago

1894

The Fairbury Gazette

Dr. E.S. Hawes moved from Custer County to Fairbury to practice medicine.

The honor roll in District No. 83 (Reesman-Forest Grove---2 miles west and 3 south of Fairbury) included Amy and Willie Downey, Willie Hansen, Lyman Shutt, Charles and Laura Sweet and Ernest Swope. L.C. Church was teacher.

Two teachers had been named for the Fairbury city election. First filed was that slate of A.M. Berry for mayor, C.H. Denney for clerk, L.W. Goodrich for treasurer, C.C. Boyle for police judge, George H. Turner and N.B. Chambers for councilmen, W.H. McLucas, C.J. Bills and L.W. Eldrige for school board. On the Citizens Non-Partisan High-License (for saloons) ticket were John Gellatly for mayor, Jay McDowell for clerk, John McCoy for police judge, Joe Butterbaugh and Robert Brock for councilmen.

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Real Estate

Real Estate

Feb. 27: Estate of Randy G. Schroeder to Kendan R. Garber: L7, B9 or Original Town of Fairbury.

Feb. 27: H. Elizabeth Lehman and L. L. Jim Lehman to Richard A. Hirschler and W. Jean Hirschler, Andre Hirschler and Dancy Hirschler and Lenora R. Hirschler and Tobias A. Magatti: SE1/4 of 26-3-4.

Feb. 27: Daniel Cumro and Tiffini Cumro to Cumro Family Farms, LLC: E1/2 SE1/4 of Section 33, and the W1/2 SW1/4 of 34-1-4.

Feb. 27: Stephen Cumro and Kaye Cumro to Cumro Family Farms, LLC: E1/2 SE1/4 of Section 33, and W1/2 SW1/4 of 34-1-4.

Feb. 27: Kenneth Cumro to Cumro Family Farms: E1/2 SE1/4 of Section 33, and W1/2 SW1/4 of 34-1-4.

Feb. 27: Janelle Wolt and Mike Wolt to Cumro Family Farms, LLC: E1/2 SE1/4 of Section 33, and W1/2 SW1/4 of 34-1-4.

Feb. 27: Dennis Lee Cumro to Cumro Family Farms, LLC: E1/2 SE1/4 of Section 33, and W1/2 SW1/4 of 34-1-4.

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County Court

County Court

Traffic

Jennifer L. Rivera, of Fairbury: Speeding 11-15 miles an hour over the speed limit, $75 fine.

Alfonso W. Pacheco, of Beatrice: Stop or yield sign violation, $75 fine.

Jerry A. Junker, of Fairbury: No license on person, $25 fine.

Kovannia M. Dunn, of Guntersville, Ala.: No operators license, $75 fine.

Aida C. Tello, of Fairbury: No operators license, $75 fine.

Dale E. Schroeder, of Roseland: CMV violation - false log; no registration in vehicle, $125 in fines.

Sheila B. Bargman, of Beatrice: Speeding 16-20 miles an hour over the speed limit, $125 fine.

Grant M. Knoettgen, of Clifton, Kan.: Speeding 16-20 miles an hour over the speed limit, $125 fine.

Caelee A. Coyle, of Hebron: Unlawful/fictitious display of plates; no valid registration, $75 in fines.

Anita M. Arroyo, of Fairbury: Speeding 11-15 miles an hour over the speed limit, $75 fine.

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Jefferson Co. Sheriffs Report

Jefferson Co. Sheriffs Report

Feb. 27: A parked 2007 Chevrolet owned by Donald R. Larson, of Scribner, was in the parking lot in the 400 block of Hansen Street in Harbine when the vehicle was damaged by an unknown white pickup.

Feb. 27: Report of a hit and run in Harbine.

Feb. 28: Report of someone being harassed by telephone in rural Steele City.

March 2: Report of two runaway juveniles that were possibly at a residence in rural Plymouth.

March 5: Report of possible child neglect in rural Plymouth.

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Fairbury Police Report

Fairbury Police Report

Feb. 14: Report of shoplifting at Wal-Mart.

Feb. 27: Report of a disturbance in the 1300 block of Oak Street.

Feb. 28: Report of a driver arrested near 14th and A Streets for third offense driving under the influence of alcohol.

March 1: Report of an accident in the 1400 block of K Street.

March 2: Report of a vehicle driving through a yard in the 800 block of G Street.

March 2: Report of an overdose in the 900 block of D Street.

March 5: Report of an assault in the 1000 Block of 9th Street.

March 5: Report of a theft in the 2200 block of K Street.

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Diabetes Alert Day is March 25

American Diabetes Alert Day, set for Tuesday, March 25, is a one-day wake-up call asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

The Diabetes Risk Test asks individuals to answer simple questions about weight, age, family history and other potential risks for pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes. The Diabetes Alert day campaign continues for a full month from March 25 through April 25.

JCHC will be offering free blood sugar screenings for those who may be at risk at the Fairbury Chamber of Commerce Spring Expo on Saturday, March 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Copies of the risk test will be available at the Expo, and will also be available throughout the campaign at the Bob and Wauneta Burkley Wellness Center.

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Bitten by the Obamacare Bug

I thought I was not going to be effected by the Affordable Healthcare Act but I was incorrect.

Two weeks ago, I and the staff at the Journal-News were met with the bad news.

Due to the next-to-impossible to afford rise in healthcare insurance, we would no longer be offered coverage.

Not that our previous policy was something I would call acceptable due to its incredibly high annual deductible requirements. Basically, we already didnt have health insurance anyway as it has not paid out a single penny for my healthcare over the past year.

Thats right, not one red cent!

Still, I would like to have something I can call health insurance in the event I get sick.

But thanks to this nations wonderful governmental leaders, we are out of luck.

Now Im not blaming Fred or the company for abandoning us.

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Letter to the Editor:

I would like to give a newspaper high-fiveto the Lady Jeffs Basketball team on a great season. You know youve done something amazing when you replace the weather as the talk of the town. Your 23-3 record, your district title, and your state tournament appearance, are a tribute to the true character of the players, coaches and everyone involved in the school. Thanks most of all for being great role models for all the little girls sitting in the stands. Im sure you have given several of them new goals of playing great basketball when they get the chance. What a great season to build on! Congratulations! Whos excited for next year?

Trevor Steinmeyer

Marketing/Web/Commercial Production at KUTT/KGMT/KWBE Radio

Fairbury

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Apparently You Cant Block or Mark the Government As Spam

Ugh!

Its that time again time for political ads.

With the 2014 elections a scant eight months away candidates from Congress on down to Dog Catcher need to get that last little bid in for our votes. Seriously, eight months and we are being inundated with commercials already.

At least we have a choice, right?

At least we have the option to say no, Im, mad as hell and Im not going to take it anymore, huh? Well, not really or so it seems.

One would think it would be a conscious choice not to watch political advertisement on the tube, in the paper, through our telephones or on our computer screens, but one would only be partially correct.

I am an avid lover of my privacy. Im a live and let live kind of guy. If I need something I will let you know. As Ive written in the past Im sort of like Howard Hughes without the money and Kleenex boxes on my feet.

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Sorry Were Closed For The Girls Game

Fewer things unite a rural community more than their high school sporting teams.

What happened throughout the week and over the weekend is usually the main topic for discussion the following week in and about town. Wins. Losses. Individual performances and statistics. We all love to talk about the team.

And there is little doubt that this years Fairbury High School girls basketball team gave us a lot to talk about. It was with great euphoria that our Lady Jeffs qualified for the Class C-1 State Tournament as the number-four seed last week. But that roller coaster ride ended all too quickly as Fairbury fell in the opening round game to Platteview.

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