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Cub Scout Pack 303 Pinewood Derby

Photo caption: Pinewood Derby winners Kason Hauschel, Jacob Nippert, Chayton Diller

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New Virus in Dogs Could Be Deadly

Dog owners have been alerted to a new virus, canine circovirus with the warning that it could be deadly. Additional information advises owners that this alert may be overstated.

Initially it was stated the canine circovirus was the culprit that has been the cause of dog deaths in California, Ohio and Michigan. Further investigation has yielded different information that could put dog owners mind at ease.

Canine Circovirus was first discovered in June of 2012 during routine screening of dog fecal samplings for new viruses. In April 2013 a dog was presented at University of California Davis School of Veterinary with symptoms of vomiting with blood and diarrhea. The data suggested that this new virus either alone with additional types of infection was a contributing factor to the dogs death. It was not determined that it was the only factor. Later testing revealed that 2.9 percent of 204 dogs tested that were healthy also had the canine circovirus.

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Fry Arrested by Fairbury PD

Emily A. Fry, 40 of Fairbury, was arrested on Jan. 7 on a Jefferson County Warrant.

At 3:25 p.m. on Jan. 7, the Fairbury Police Department responded to 1009 Lindell Street to execute a misdemeanor arrest warrant on Emily A. Fry.

When officers arrived, they attempted to get Fry to answer the door but when she looked out and noticed the officers, she allegedly locked all the doors and barricaded herself in the residence.

Officers spent the next 45 minutes trying to get Fry to come out of the residence and give herself up but she refused to cooperate, according to police.

Officers were able to get ahold of a key to the residence and officers gained entry into the house and found Fry hiding underneath a sink in the bathroom.

Fry refused to come out from under the sink so officers had to force her out. She was then taken into custody without incident.

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Council OKs Street Repaving

The Fairbury City Council stamped the seal of approvalTuesdayon a measure to spend nearly $180,000 to repave a portion of local streets.

The official low bid of $179,620.60 by Constructors, Inc., of Lincoln was accepted to repave E Street from 12th to 13th Streets and Third Street from F to H.

According to Fourth Ward councilman Phil Rogge there were no local bidders for either paving project or the bid price turned in by Constructors, Inc., was more than $9,000 less than the next lowest bid.

In other action by the city councilon Tuesday:

Voted to authorize Mayor Homer Ward to sign an agreement with the Nebraska State Preservation Office. The action, according to assistant street and alley superintendent Laura Bedlan, would make it easier for certain projects within the city to qualify for grant funding.

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Elected Officials Receiving Raises

The Jefferson County Commissioners met Tuesday, Dec. 24.

A major part of their business for that day was to discuss and set the salaries for elected officials for the next four years starting in 2015.

A booklet was handed out to all county officials from the Nebraska Association of County Officials (NaCO) with salary recommendations for the 2015-2018 period. The salary recommendations from NaCO suggested that an increase of five percent for all elected officials.

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Real Estate

Real Estate

Dec. 23: Estate of Margaret I. Grotelueschen to Kay R. Onnen and Neal Onnen: E1/2SW1/4 and SE1/4 of 10-1-1.

Dec. 23: Marilyn J. Snyder to Steven J. Snyder and Patricia S. Snyder: E1/2 NE1/4 of 7-2-3.

Dec. 23: Marilyn J. Snyder to Sally K. Beckworth: An undivided 1/55 interest in SE1/4 of 30-3-3.

Dec. 23: Marilyn J. Snyder to Andrew W. Snyder and Toni A. Snyder: E1/2 SW1/4 and SE1/4 of 6-2-3, with exceptions.

Dec. 26: Victoria K. Buchanan to Robert W. Buchanan: L10, B5 of Champlins Addition to the City of Fairbury.

Dec. 26: Randall A. Fry to Nathan B. Lewis and Pauline J. Lewis: N1/2 of L11, and S32.75 of L12, B7 of Gross Heirs Addition to Fairbury.

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Jefferson County Sheriffs Report

Jefferson County Sheriffs Report

Dec. 28: Report of a male arrested on Scribner Street in Endicott for DUI.

Dec. 31: Report of an alarm in the 300 block of East Main Street in Plymouth.

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Police Report

Ambulance District #33

Dec 1 - Dec 31 Activity

13Interfacility transfers from JCHC to Lincoln

4Interfacility transfers from BCH to Lincoln and/or Omaha

1Interfacility transfer from Thayer County Hospital to Lincoln

1 Tiering with Diller Ambulance

26 Medical/trauma calls

15 Non-transport calls

Fairbury Police Report

Dec. 17: Report of credit card fraud in Fairbury.

Dec. 21: Report of shoplifting at Wal-Mart.

Dec. 24: Report of a burglary in the 200 block of C Street.

Dec. 26: Report of a juvenile runaway in the 900 block of K Street.

Dec. 26: Report of assisting the ambulance service with opening a door in the 800 block of Ash Street.

Dec. 27: Report of suspicious activity in the 1100 block of A Street.

Dec. 27: Report of a disturbance in the 900 block of C Street. A male was contacted at another location and arrested for DUI.

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Jefferson County Road Dept. Maintainer Burns in Barn Fire

Parking road patrols at home may be a costly mistake for one county employee.

On New Years Day, a barn fire occurred at county employee Ryan Strunks home.

The Strunks were not at home at the time so the fire was not immediately called in to authorities.

Fire devastated the barn and its contents as well as an important piece of equipment that was parked near the barn, as one of Jefferson Countys road maintainers was parked outside near the barn and, consequently, caught fire.

The maintainer was a 2006 and had roughly 5,200 hours of operation on it. Three years ago when bids went out for county maintainers the price that was accepted was $196,801. When a decision is made to purchase a maintainer the county will request bids so it is difficult to say what the present day price would be.

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Senate Passes Unemployment Extension

A bill that would extend long-term unemployment benefits for three months passed in the Senate with a 60-37 vote.

Although this is a major development in the push for unemployment benefits, the 1.3 million American citizens who lost their benefits will still have to wait for the bill to pass in the House of Representatives.

This proposed three month extension will require over $6 billion to fund it. This bill will provide, on average, $256 per week in benefits. It is up to Congress to pass legislation that would save another 1.9 million Americans from losing their benefits over the next six months.

People who oppose the extension do so because of the cost. Many are calling for a cut in other government programs in order to pay for the cost. While these issues are being debated, the unemployed are beginning to feel the negative effects of this loss.

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