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Real Estate

Real Estate

Feb. 6: LeIla K. Niederklein to Wendy S. Mussman: An undivided one-half interest in the NW1/4 NW1/4 of 6-4-1.

Feb. 6: Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, to Village of Diller: L1-2, B11 of Original Town of Diller.

Feb. 6: Willard Endorf to Kwint, Inc.: L8 of platted L8-10 of SW1/4 SE1/4 of 10-4-1, with exceptions.

Feb. 7: Vernon D. Klaus and Eleanor G. Klaus to Amy J. Hasselbring: L2, B2 of Ashby and Freemans Addition to Fairbury.

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20
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District Court

District Court

Sentenced

Thomas A. Phillips, of Fairbury: Attempt of a class 3 felony, class 4 felony; theft - shoplifting $201-$499, class 1 misdemeanor, pleaded no contest, found guilty, sentenced to 36 months of probation and 24 months of probation respectively, which is to be served concurrently, and ordered to pay $529.37 in restitution plus fees and court costs. A third charge was dropped.

Michael R. Melroy, of Bellevue: Attempt of a class 2 felony, class 3 felony, pleaded not guilty, found guilty, sentenced to 40 hours of community service, 48 months of intensive supervised probation plus fees and court costs, and Melroy must register as a sex offender.

Scott A. Troxel, of Fairbury: Assault - third degree, class 1 misdemeanor, pleaded no contest, found guilty, fined $500.

Dismissed

Michael Kelso, of Fairbury: Theft - unlawful taking more than $1,500, class 3 felony, dismissed without prejudice at states costs.

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County Court

County Court

Traffic

Schuyler D. Hill, of Fairbury: Speeding 11-15 miles an hour over the speed limit, infraction; no operators license, class 3 misdemeanor, pleaded guilty, $75 fine.

Jillian M. Wiest, of Omaha: Failure to display proper number of plates, class 3 misdemeanor, pleaded no contest, found guilty, $25 fine.

Gene D. Slama, of Dorchester: Speeding 11-15 miles an hour over the speed limit, infraction, pleaded guilty, $75 fine.

Sean L. King, of Plymouth: No valid registration, class 3 misdemeanor; no operators license, class 3 misdemeanor, pleaded guilty, $100 in fines.

Shelbi A. Stone, of Beatrice: Speeding 21-35 miles an hour over the speed limit, infraction, pleaded guilty, $200 fine.

Todd P. Peters, of Lincoln: Speeding 6-10 miles an hour over the speed limit, infraction, $25 fine.

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Jefferson Co. Sheriffs Report

Jefferson Co. Sheriffs Report

Feb. 8: Report of an alarm on industrial drive.

Feb. 10: Report of a civil complaint in the 200 block of Washington Ave. in Plymouth.

Feb. 10: Report of a male arrested in the 200 block of 7th Street on an outstanding Jefferson County warrant for seven counts of issuing bad checks less than $200 in Fairbury.

Feb. 11: Report of the Sheriffs Office assisting Jefferson County Ambulance with a call in rural Fairbury.

Feb. 11: Vicki L. Nolte, of Fairbury, was driving a 1998 Jeep west on Highway 8 about 1.5 miles west of Highway 15 when the vehicle collided with a deer. Damages were estimated at $3,500.

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Fairbury Police Report

Fairbury Police Report

Feb. 5: Report of a theft in the 1200 block of Elm Street.

Feb. 7: Report of a theft in the 900 block of K Street.

Feb. 7: Report of a disturbance in the 1000 block of 4th Street.

Feb. 7: Report of a found juvenile in the 500 block of C Street.

Feb. 9: Report of a female arrested in the 300 block of 4th Street for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Feb. 9: Report of a theft in the 1100 block of A Street.

Feb. 10: Report of threats in the 1200 block of Oak Street.

Feb. 10: Report of an assault at the Junior/Senior High School.

Feb. 11: Report of juvenile bullying in the 1000 block of I Street.

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Junior High Students of Month

Photo caption: Contributed photo

Students of the month of January for Fairbury Jr. High are L-R: 7th Graders, Mikasa Lierman, daughter of Rich & Deanna Lierman; Dillon Weichel, son of Kirk & Cindy Weichel. 8th Graders include: Jesse Graves, son of Tracy & Elise Graves; Miranda Heidemann, daughter of Matt & Renae Heidemann.

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JCHC Has Annual Meeting

FAIRBURY The Jefferson Community Health Center Board of Directors held the organizations annual membership meeting on Monday, Jan. 13.

New board members elected were Brian Blobaum, Linda Bauer and Dr. Ted Tucker. They replace board members Julie Knigge and Ryan Parker, who each served a four-year term on the board; and Dr. Craig Shumard, who served two four-year terms.

Board members are elected from among the membership of the Jefferson Community Health Center Corporation. Anyone who has donated a cumulative $100 becomes a member of the corporation and is eligible to serve on the board, attend annual meetings, and participate in the election of board members.

2013 Board Chairman Dick Hoppe thanked the administration, staff, board members and physicians for their work.

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When Did Saluting the Flag Fall Out of Fashion?

As we journey through life, we have to take the good with the bad but occasionally something really gets under your skin and you need to discuss it.

I am at that point.

Recently, as I was covering a basketball game, the Fairbury High School Band began to play the Star Spangled Banner and the crowd became silent.

The band played on and I began to scan the crowd as I often do.

One thing I noticed was the large number of people who took the time to at least stand silently but they did not salute the flag by placing their hand over their heart.

When did that become okay?

I was really alarmed when I spotted a school administrator standing in the crowd without the proper salute of their hand over their heart.

Really? Thats not okay with me.

Wed
19
Feb
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Looking Back: What About the Car Saga First?

What About the Car Saga First?

Editor,

Didnt Dwaine Friesen have a good letter in letters to the editor?

He was sure right. Only he forgot the money we are wasting fixing up our old relic of a courthouse. Our city fathers in Fairbury never cease to amaze me. They dont think the people of Fairbury are smart enough to know the final saga of Police Car Stolen but they thought they are smart enough to answer questioneers about the swimming pool. Do the city fathers think the people have selective smarts?

Henry Klee

Endicott

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Feb
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The Curse of Katies Car Would be a Great TV Show

I really dont watch a lot of television. But there area few shows I like, most of them on The History Channel, PBS or one of the old movie channels.

Admittedly one of my favorite new watches is a show called, The Curse Of Oak Island.

For those who dont know, Oak Island off Nova Scotia is the purported site of a great cache of some sort of treasure; treasure that has been cleverly hidden and defended by a series of traps and rouses designed to keep searchers out.

The TV shows pretense involves two brothers, Rick and Marty Lagina, who are searching for the treasure. But every time they get close to finding something they are led to yet another seemingly endless mystery.

So it is with my daughters car.

Last weekend my daughter Katie came home from college. I decided that I would be nice and give her car a quick cleaning out. I soon found out there was no such thing as quick.

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