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SCCs Transitions Lab receives national award

A lab at Southeast Community College designed to help students improve their academic and study skills and be more prepared for college-level coursework has won a national award.

The Transitions Lab at SCC has been named a winner of the National Council of Instructional Administrators Exemplary Initiatives competition in the Curricular and Program Innovation category.

The lab, an initiative of a Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant, is in the Library Resource Center on SCCs Lincoln Campus. It helps prepare students for success in college-level coursework by offering one noncredit Quick Start brush-up continuing education workshop and the opportunity to meet with a transition advisor.

Dr. Phip Ross, English instructor at SCC, will be attending the 25th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning in Florida in March to accept the award and present about SCCs Transitions Lab.

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County Spelling Bee Winners Announced

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Area fifth and sixth graders competed at the local Spelling Bee. Placing in the top ten were L-R front row fourth place Sara Huss of Fairbury, third-Keely Schramm of Fairbury; second-Josie Blatny of Fairbury; first-Bailey Waltke of Tri County. Back row L-R fifth-Halle Pribyl of Meridian; sixth-Brynn Novotny of Fairbury; seventh-MacKenzie Vitosh of Diller-Odell; eighth-Melina Kostal of Diller-Odell; ninth-Addison Heidemann of Diller-Odell; and tenth-Bonnie Jantzen of Tri-County. The top four places will go onto the District Spelling contest which will be held March 1, 2014 in Fairbury in the district courtroom in the courthouse.

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Bowls For Bonham Fundraiser Sunday

The Bonham Theatre Project is planning its next fundraiser Bowls For Bonham.

A soup and sandwich luncheon is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 16 at Stagecoach Mall Antiques & Tasting Room from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. located at 510 E Street in downtown Fairbury.

A variety of soups and sandwiches will be available and the public is invited to attend, said BTP president, Brooke Schwab.

New to this years event will be the addition of live music by Fairbury musician David Hunt, who will be singing and playing the guitar during the event.

Nationally-known artist Lucky Stradley conceived the idea as a way to support the Bonham Theatre Project and promote the arts in downtown Fairbury.

Bowls for Bonham is a way for people to get involved in a great cause and receive something back in return, said Stradley, who has created a series of pottery bowls specifically for the event. Each bowl is handmade, unique and can be used again and again.

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Dstrctd Drvng Premieres on NET Television Feb. 21

LINCOLN NET Television will premiere Dstrctd Drvng on NET1 onFriday, Feb. 21, at7 p.m. CT. The 30-minute documentary takes an in-depth look at distracted driving in an age of cell phones and other electronic devices, and what law enforcement, safety organizations, families and others are doing to raise awareness and increase safety.

Dstrctd Drvng premieres at a time when 30 states have outlawed texting and even talking on cell phones while driving. Nebraska is one of three states to make these secondary offenses, meaning a driver can be pulled over or cited only if another traffic violation is observed. Safety experts expect the danger to increase with 300 million wireless devices already in use in America.

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County Spelling Bee Winners Announced

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Top 10 placements for seventh and eighth grades. Front Row L-R First place Evie Schwab, Fairbury; second place Michaela Buchli, Fairbury; third place Jordan Ruhnke, Fairbury; fourth place Isaac Robertson, Fairbury, fifth place Noah Worster St. Paul Lutheran, Plymouth. Back Row L-R sixth place Cooper Smith, Tri County; seventh place Blanca Rosales, Diller-Odell; eighth place Frederick Kujath, Meridian; ninth place Riley Knust, Tri County and tenth place Chaney Ensz, Tri County. Top four placements will move on to District Spelling Bee held March 1 held at the Fairbury District Courtroom.

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Endicott Village Life Visit # 20 - The Redbird

The May 10, 1955 issue of the Redbird announced that the high school commencement exercises were planned forThursday May 19th. The Senior Class members were Janice Criner, Vilous Hoffman, Betty Schipper and Wayne Specht.

The Redbird also announced that the annual alumni banquet would honor the Endicott High School Class of 1905. The class members were May Banner Corn, Ella Wells Dysart, Edna Compton Fairchild, Barney Bill, Amy Dickinson Worth and deceased members Sam Fisher, Lana Stoltz and Charles Vaughn. The Superintendent was C. L. Cherry.

After enjoying a summer off from school the Sept. 16, 1955 issue of the Redbird listed the Freshman Class to be initiated into the Endicott High School. They included Carroll Kelley, Dianne Melander, Karen Ostrander, Kenneth Riggle, Sharon Swartz, Gordon Thorp and Lloyd Troxel. New Sophomore Class members to the district included Donna Walck and Junior Class member Jim Troxel.

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A Night at the Grammys

Photo caption: Brian Stark, left, was presented with the Volunteer of the Year Award and Jeff Meyer was presented with the Community Service Award Friday by the Fairbury Chamber of Commerce.

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Traffic:

Traffic:

Keith L. Motley, of Hebron: No valid registration in truck, $200 fine.

William M. Middleswart, of Gibbon: Failure to stop and weigh, $50 fine, and violation of a commercial motor vehicle/false log book, $100 fine.

Joshua L. Day, of Grant: Overweight axle, $75 fine.

Edward S. Pancucci, of Cedar Creek, Texas: Overweight axle, $75 fine.

Lakendrick K. Bennett, of Tuskegee, Ala.: Overweight axle, $75 fine.

Edwin A. Viera, of Garden City, Kan.: Overweight axle, $150 fine.

Paul Engelhart, of Watertown, S.D.: Speeding 6-10mph over speed limit, $25 fine.

Robert P. Cowan, of E. St. Paul, MB, Canada: Speeding 11-15mph over speed limit, $75 fine.

James A. Padgett, of Harrison, Mont.: UCR (Unified Carrier Registration) no registration, $100 fine, and overweight axle, $75 fine.

Chaudhry Irfan Sharif, of Houston, Texas: Failure to stop and weigh, $50 fine.

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Thayer Co. Sheriffs Report:

Thayer Co. Sheriffs Report:

Jan. 31: A black year 2000 Chevrolet MLS licensed to Justin Meyer, of Glenvil, was parked along the curb, facing south on Fir Street and just north of Sixth Street in Davenport, and was discovered to have been damaged. The driver exited the vehicle prior to 8am, and returned near 8pm, when he discovered the damage. The vehicle appeared to have been backed into, damaging the drivers side door and front fender. The owner contacted the Sheriffs Office Monday; 2/3/14 to report the incident. Damage was estimated at $1,500

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Real Estate:

Real Estate:

Jan. 30: David L. Gebers, A/K/A Dave Gebers, and Sherry A. Gebers, A/K/A Sherry Gebers to David L. Gebers, and Sherry Gebers, co-trustees of the David L. Gebers and Sherry Gebers Revocable Trust: Part of E. of the NE of 8-2-4 (an undivided interest,) and NE of 9-2-4 (an undivided interest,) and Part of N , S of NW of the SW of 31-3-4 (an undivided interest,) and NW of SW of 29-3-4 (an undivided interest,) SW of 32-3-4 (an undivided interest,) and Part of NW of 9-2-4 (an undivided interest.)

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