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Fairbury Optimists Sponsor Oratorical Contest

The Fairbury Optimist Club is encouraging area students to speak their minds about the topic of How My Passsions Impact the World as part of the Optimist International Oratorical Contest for 2014.

The Optimist Club will judge the local students speeches based on content and presentation to determine the top boy and girl winners, who will receive a neck medallion and advance to the district level in Grand Island onApril 12, for the opportunity to win $2,500, $600, or $300 college scholarships.

Students attending public, parochial, or home school under the age of 19 as of December 31, 2013 are eligible to participate. No minimum age requirement.

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Playing the Blues for the Bonham

This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.com Photo by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-News

Three Performers played Saturday at the Bonham Theatre Project Blues Festival fund raiser in downtown Fairbury including Howlin Steve Howell, Emily Bass of Lincoln and Jared Alberico of Lincoln.

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Commissioners Make Move to Clean Up Jefferson County

Jefferson County Commissioners make move to clean up the county.

Tuesday, the Jefferson County Commissioners discussed and decided on accepting a bid for a mower and tractor. The purpose of this equipment is to start cleaning out rural ditches around the county.

The bid went to Oregon Trail for the tractor which is a John Deere 6125M for $76,580. The mower will be purchased from Murphy Tractor for $45,367. The mower is 22 feet and is equipped to mow brush and small trees that have been growing in the ditches.

This is an issue we have had for some time, Commissioner Micheal Dux said. We have had landowners complain about their neighbors not cleaning ditches.

Dux went on to say that the existence of the brush in the ditches is a hazard for any traveler along country roads. There are drifts that form where it blocks wind during winter months and it is difficult to see animals that may be coming out of the brush.

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Traffic:

Traffic:

Eric Lee Schlicker, of Lincoln: Speeding 74-60 (11-15mph over speed limit,) $75 fine.

Dennis J. Herbek: Overweight axle, $75 fine.

Allen L. Middle: Overweight axle, $75 fine.

Dennis R. Nehring, of Williston, N.D.: Speeding 76-65 (11-15mph over speed limit,) $75 fine.

Joshua Paul Sherman: Overweight axle, $75 fine.

Gregory S. Kessler: Overweight axle, $150 fine.

Keith A. Neiswonger, of Wichita, Kan.: No brake lights/turn signals, $25 fine.

Gail L. St. Clair: Violation of a commercial motor vehicle/False log book, $100 fine.

Tyler Douglas Rasmussen: Overweight axle, $150 fine.

Justin D. Fisher: Overweight axle, $75 fine.

David K. Rogers, Belvidere: violation of deer regulations, $100 fine, and a second violation of deer regulations, $100, and liquidated damages for the deer, $250 fine.

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Thayer County Sheriffs Report:

Thayer County Sheriffs Report:

Jan. 9: A white 1998 Buick RIV driven by David L. Erington, of Hebron, was traveling west on Highway 136; 500-feet west of Gilead, when his vehicle struck a deer. The drivers headlight was broken, and the passenger side of the windshield was broken. The driver came to the Thayer County Sheriffs Department; there was no investigation on scene. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $5,000

Jan. 18: A white 2008 Chevrolet SK1 vehicle driven by Jared S. Marsh, of Belvidere, was backing up from the Thayer Central School parking lot; 200 feet east of the 9th Street exit, when his vehicle struck a vehicle behind him. That second vehicle involved; a white 2001 Chevrolet IMP sedan was driven by Lauren J. Edgecombe, of Hebron. Marshs vehicle sustained damage to the passenger side, estimated at $500, and Edgecombes vehicle had damage to the entire front of the vehicle, estimated at $1,000 Both were able to drive away.

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Real Estate:

Real Estate:

Jan. 21: Janice S. Baden; personal representative of the estate of Helen L. Hoops to Janice S. Baden; trustee of the Nicholas and Joshua Baden Trust: SW of 22-1-4.

Jan. 21: Mark A. Sittler, and Malissa E. Sittler to Malissa E. Sittler, and Mark A. Sittler: Lot 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and part of Lot 2 in Block 16, original town of Belvidere, Thayer County, Nebraska.

Jan. 22: Superior Deshler LLC to Crop Production Services, Inc.: Part of NW of the NW of 16-2-2.

Jan. 22: Superior Deshler LLC to Crop Production Services, Inc.: Part of SW of the SW of 27-1-4.

Jan. 22: Superior Deshler LLC to Crop Production Services, Inc.: Lot 16, 17, 18 in Block 19, original town of Gilead, Thayer County, Nebraska.

Jan. 22: Cynthia A. Holtan, A/K/A Cynthia Audsley, and Jeffrey M. Holtan to Harold L. Gerberding: Lot 9 and part of Lot 8 in Block 6, Eitzmanns Addition of Deshler, Thayer County, Nebraska.

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And in Sports...

Wrestling

The Thayer Central Titans hosted their annual ten-team wrestling invite Friday, and found their way in the middle of the pack after a strong start yet weak finish.

The Titans finished sixth place in the tournament with 97.5 points, only 27.5 points behind team champions Meridian.

I though the kids wrestled really well, Thayer Central coach Brett Larson said. We had a lot of freshman in and they kept us in first all day, but towards the end we ran out of pins.

The Titans were led by Jadyn Dightman (123) who finished his day first on the podium with two pins and a major decision under his belt.

Justin Criner (132) and Tyler Hergott (145) both finished with second place medals.

One Titan finished third, two finished fourth, and another fifth.

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Thayer County: Renovation of Majestic Lobby About to Begin

Its an exciting month for The Majestic Theater in Hebron.

As soon as the 2 p.m. movie ends this Sunday, Feb. 2, the old lobby will be torn out and completely replaced.

In addition to the lobby, the entire concession area will also have a whole new look; including a new countertop and new flooring, which is expected to be carpeting.

Well work really hard for about a week to get it done. Were hoping to show movies the next weekend, but be sure to check the website regarding the February showings, said Deb Cossaart, president of the Arts Council of Thayer County.

Cossaart told the Hebron-Thayer County edition of the Fairbury Journal-News, that two bathrooms at The Majestic have already been totally remodeled and upgraded to A.D.A. standards (American Disabilities Act.)

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Looking Back

Photo caption: 1941 - Football team.

120 Years Ago

1894

The Fairbury Gazette

Honor pupils in District No. 79 (2 ) miles west and one south of Fairbury) were James Adams, Joseph and Richard Burke, Frank and Joseph Cacak, Austin Cawdrey, Belle, Etta, John and Mary Deeter, Eli, John and Minnie Fike, Floyd and John Hamm, Louis Kilhoffer, Emma and Robert Parker, Cora and Ella Roman and Charles Sadil.

A fire at Steele City destroyed the Evans furniture store, a restaurant and other businesses, including the Carpenter saloon, where the fire started.

Cows at Charles Longs farm sale brought from $24 to $29.50 a head.

Fairbury public school had an enrollment of 739 pupils.

Within one month, eight farmers from Germany arrived to settle in Jefferson County.

110 Years Ago

1904

The Fairbury Journal

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Real Estate

Real Estate

Gerald D. Hansmire to Greg D. Hansmire and Teresa D. Hansmire: An undivided one-half interest in the NW1/4 of 1-1-1, with exceptions.

Jan. 15: Arthur E. Hansmire and Rachael A. Hansmire Family Trust to Greg D. Hansmire and Teresa D. Hansmire: An undivided one-half interest in NW1/4 of 1-1-1, with exceptions.

Jan. 16: Betty Shepherd Vaughn to Jed P. Vaughn and Margo I. DAngelo Compton: N46 of L13 and S14 of L14, B9 of Gross Heirs Addition to the City of Fairbury, with exceptions.

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