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Fairbury Walk to End Alzheimers Successful

This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.com Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky/Fairbury Journal-News

Fairburys Walk to End Alzheimers, held Sunday, Sept. 8, was successful, said organizer Lana Likens.

This years walk raised more than $3,800 for the Alzheimers Association. Proceeds included donations gathered by walkers, T-shirt sponsorships, and other sponsorships. A total of 19 walkers participated in the Memory Walk, held in the Fairbury City Park. Local businesses served as walk sponsors.

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Endicott Village Life, Visit #3

During the 1840s, 50s and 60s the travelers to the Great Plains continued on their way to California and Oregon. After all, the Great Plains was the great American desert, or so most everyone thought.

By the 1870s some travelers began to see the potential of the tall grass big blue stem prairie and decided to stop off and put down roots. Others, dissatisfied with what they found out west came back along the Oregon California Trail and found what turned out to be the beginning of their great American dream.

Endicott was founded in the early 1880s and began to take root. Within a few years the Nebraska State Gazetteer and Business compiled by J. M. Wolfe, of Omaha, reported the beginnings of the village.

He writes that Endicott is a town of 200 inhabitants at the part of Jefferson County about five miles southeast of Fairbury, the county seat.

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UNK Receives 12.6 Million Dollar Gift

The estate of longtime Kearney resident and philanthropist Carol Cope has made a $12.6 million gift to the University of Nebraska Foundation to provide permanently endowed support for students, faculty and programs at the University of Nebraska at Kearney andUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln.

This is the largest single gift in the history of the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and we are truly grateful for the generosity of the Copes, said UNK Chancellor Doug Kristensen. This gift will forever change this institution.

The gift establishes multiple permanently endowed funds that will generate annual support for student scholarships, faculty awards, academic programs and more. Of the total gift, $11.6 million benefits UNK, and $1 million is directed to UNL for endowed faculty professorships.

This gift is a blend of generosity and vision that will significantly impact students for decades to come, Kristensen said.

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Vetter Health Services Presents Comprehensive Dementia Care Training

Omaha, Nebraska Vetter Health Services team members completed Comprehensive Dementia Care Training at the Embassy Suites on August 5-6, 2013, featuring Erin Bonitto, Founder and Lead Coach at Gemini Consulting, Inc.

Vetter Health Services is proud to provide this advanced training to its communities. This marks the beginning of a comprehensive program for all team members, designed to enhance Quality Life and Quality Care for residents with Alzheimers and other forms of dementia.

For more details about this event, or to schedule your tour of Heritage Care Center, please contact Lisa Siebolt at (402) 729-2289.

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Looking Back

Photo caption: RODEO ROUNDUP A rodeo held south of Fairbury at the site of the current Jefferson County Fairgrounds, drew a crowd at the Fourth of July celebration in 1926. (photo submitted by: Rose Schainost)

120 Years Ago

1893

The Fairbury Gazette

A new school building was needed at Thompson, which had over 70 pupils.

Good cultivation was credited by Peter Jansen to an estimated corn yield of 50 bushels per acre on 600-acres of listed corn.

110 Years Ago

1903

The Fairbury Gazette

Frost came early, on Sept. 15.

Residents of Fairbury were to have free delivery of mail, with three carriers.

100 Years Ago

1913

The Fairbury Journal

High ratings among Poland China swine exhibitors at the Nebraska State Fair went to Phil Dawson of Endicott, W.E. Filley and 19-year-old Floyd Taylor of Steele City and W.E. Epley of Diller.

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Real Estate

Aug. 28: Kim Wienke and Anita Wienke to Kathryn Denny: A parcel of land in the SW corner of L3 of Hansens Addition to Fairbury.

Aug. 29: Carolyn J. Tate and Ralph H. Tate III to All Things Natural Land Holdings, LLC: SW1/4 of 14-2-1.

Aug. 29: Vickie Spitsnogle and Ronald Spitsnogle to J. Christopher Connell: L5 of Northgate 4th Addition, an addition to the NW1/4 NW1/4 of 2-2-2.

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Marriage License

Sept. 3: Timothy Allen Maschman, 29, of Daykin, and Virginia Rose Searing, 33, of Daykin.

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Court Report

Filed

Lindsay R. Pingel, of Lincoln: Three counts of committing child abuse negligently in July 2 incident, class 1 misdemeanor.

Amber C. Hyman, of Fairbury: Driving under suspension in July 23 incident, class 3 misdemeanor.

Tanner G. Dux, of Fairbury: Driving under suspension in Aug. 1 incident, class 3 misdemeanor; no proof of insurance, class 2 misdemeanor.

Sentenced

Danielle L. Aldrich, of Daykin: No proof of insurance, class 2 misdemeanor; no valid registration, class 3 misdemeanor, dismissed.

Mercedes M. Morrison, of Fairbury: No proof of insurance, class 2 misdemeanor; driving under suspension, class 3 misemeanor; unlawful/fictituous display of plates, class 3 misdemeanor; pleaded guilty, $250 in fines, license revoked for one year.

James C. Erickson, of Fairbury: Driving under suspension, class 3 misdemeanor, pleaded guilty, $100 fine.

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Traffic Report

Jason M. Miler, of Burns, Kan.: Overweight axle, $150 fine.

Joseph B. Hevelone, of Fairbury: Speeding 75-60, $75 fine.

Mindy M. Burns, of Wilber: Speeding 35-25, $25 fine.

Julia A. Stake, of Waverly: Stop sign violation, $75 fine.

Samuel R. Lingenfelter, of Gridley, Kan.: Speeding 80-60, $125 fine.

John B. Milligan, of Lincoln: Speeding 36-25, $75 fine.

Andrea A. Byrd, of Fairbury: Speeding 60-45, $75 fine.

James E. Hall, of Cleburne, Texas: Speeding 70-60, $25 fine.

Tyler J. Dux, of Fairbury: No operators license, $75 fine.

Melissa B. Barnes, of Lincoln: Speeding 41-25, $125 fine.

Richard D. Smith, of Fairbury: Speeding 42-25, $125 fine.

Brian D. Snook, of Fairbury: Stop sign violation, $75 fine.

Gregory J. Young, of Fairbury: Speeding 36-25, $75 fine.

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Sheriff's Report

Sept. 3: Report of a death investigation in rural Fairbury.

Sept. 4: Report of suspicious activity east of Fairbury.

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