At approximately 0151 the 26th of July 2014 Jefferson County Communications received a call of a pedestrian that had been struck by a west bound empty Union Pacific Rail Road coal train on Main Street in Steele City, NE. Emergency Services were dispatched to the scene. Upon their arrival a female victim was located laying on the tracks beneath the train. Star Care medical helicopter was requested and came to the scene. Paramedics and Rescue worked to stabilize the victim.
The victim was identified as Mandy L. Horvath 21 yoa white female from Manhattan, Ks. Horvath was flown from the scene to a hospital in Lincoln, Ne for treatment of live threatening injuries. At the time of this release she was in critical condition. Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in this incident.
Charlie J. Barber 90, formerly of Diller, passed away July 24, 2014 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. He was born on March 25, 1924.
He is survived by his son, Charles Barber and, wife Ardith of Diller; grandchildren, Marcy Barber of Diller; Angie Clifford and husband, Chris of Diller; Jeff Barber and significant other, Sandi of Lincoln, NE.; great-grandchildren, Samantha and Cale Clifford of Diller; sister, Arlene Wolter of Columbus, NE.; sisters-in-law, Loretta Barber of Beatrice; Carol Barber of California; Elaine Patras and husband, John of Elkhorn, NE.; Joyce Neumann of DeWitt, NE.; Janet Lawrence and husband, Conrad of Henderson, Nev.; brother-in-law, Richard Schnuelle and wife, Jean of Jansen, NE.; and many nieces & nephews.
Gov. Dave Heineman was notified that his request for a federal disaster declaration for Public Assistance in 12 counties was approved by President Barack Obama as a result of wide spread storm damage the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred June 14-21.
We appreciate the approval of the disaster declaration for Public Assistance, said Gov. Heineman. The federal government and local entities have been good partners working with the State as we assessed the severe and extensive damage that occurred throughout Nebraska. I am proud of Nebraskans for coming together and helping each other in challenging times.
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Heritage Highway "Trail of Treasures" Event Scheduled for Oct 3-5
Tourism promoters along Nebraskas Heritage Highway 136 in southern Nebraska are planning a third flea market event along the byway, scheduled for October 3-5. The 2014 event will be the third year and is really gaining momentum, according to coordinator, Julie Katz of Fairbury. Several corridor communities along Highway 8 in eastern Nebraska, Highway 14 in the central region and Highways 6 & 34 in the west will also be participating in the event.
Photo caption: Mark Hintz, coach for Hebron youth for the past 28 years gives a signal to one of his players during a game with the Senior Legion team. Contributed Photo
Coaching young childrens summer sports often falls to parents who want to support their children and their friends. Mark Hintz of Hebron began coaching 28 years ago for a completely different reason.
Hintz started out coaching as a Senior Legion coach and then when his children began with T-Ball he began coaching their teams and followed them back up to Senior Legion ball. When all the years were added up it totals 28 years.
I started coaching because I wanted to give back to the community, Hintz said, to the Thayer county edition of The Fairbury Journal-News. When I was growing up I felt very supported (by Hebron) and it really meant a lot to me so I felt it was only right that I do something to return that support.
Fairbury out hit Seward, 12-10, but left eight runners on base, as the team couldnt come up with that key hit which led to a 10-5 loss Saturday afternoon in second round play in the B4 American Legion Seniors Baseball Tournament held at Levitt Stadium in York.
Seward the top seed in the seven-team tournament came through with clutch hits early on and in its final at-bat to break open a close game in the middle innings.
In the top of the first, Seward plated three runs off RBI sacrifice flies by Reid Karel and Brady Fitzke, and one Fairbury fielding error.
After Seward had tacked on two additional runs in the top of the second, and one run in the third, Fairbury got on the board in the bottom of the third on a RBI single off the bat of Connor Livingston.