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Jefferson Co. Sheriffs Report

Jefferson Co. Sheriffs Report

March 25: Report of child neglect in rural Steele City.

March 28: Larry G. Schwan, of Western, was driving a 2004 Mazda south on Highway 15 near 716 Road when the vehicle collided with a deer. Damages were estimated at $2,500.

March 28: Report of someone in possession of a prescription bottle that was not theirs in Fairbury.

March 30: Report of a driver being cited for operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol after the vehicle was seen speeding. Passengers in the vehicle were all under age 21 and were released to their parents.

March 30: Report of an ATV accident in rural Plymouth. No injuries were reported.

March 31: Report of a driver cited and released in Fairbury for driving under suspension.

April 1: Report of the Fairbury Police Department assisting with the arrest of a male on a Gage County felony warrant.

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Fairbury Police Report

Fairbury Police Report

March 27: Report of vandalism to a vehicle in the 1100 block of B Street.

March 27: Report of financial fraud of an elderly person in the 400 block of 5th Street.

March 27: Report of a student walking away from Jefferson Intermediate School without permission. The child was located and taken back to the school.

March 27: Report of a male arrested in the 100 block of 5th Street for terroristic threats, use of a firearm to commit a felony, possession of marijuana less than an ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia.

March 28: Report of people selling magazines without a permit. Two males were arrested on outstanding Kansas and Nebraska warrants.

March 28: Report of a male arrested for DUI during a traffic stop in the 1300 block of E Street.

March 28: Report of criminal mischief in the 800 block of F Street.

March 29: Report of a fire burning in the 1200 block of 7th Street.

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Zimmerman Receives Outstanding Board Member Award

Photo caption: Contributed PhotoRichard Zimmerman was recently awarded Outstanding Board Member at the 2014 NRCSA convention. He was given the award for his many quality years of service not only locally to the school board but also statewide. He was pleasantly surprised when his family entered from the wings to help honor him for the award.

He has a wealth of wisdom and knowledge and I often lean on him for good advice and the perspective of a hard-working, rural patron of our district.

- Fairbury Superintendent Fred Helmink

Richard Zimmerman, longtime member of the Fairbury School Board was awarded with the 2014 NRCSA Outstanding Board Member Award at the recent state convention in Kearney.

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Letter to the editor: Gee Klee

Gee Klee

Dear Editor

Henry Klee had a good idea in last weeks letter to the editor. Just put a camera up down at Dirty Biz Laundry. I have a rather expensive, state of the art, surveillance system that I dont use as much as I could. It would be nice to find out who thinks I want or need old, broken laundry baskets, and half full bottles of detergent. Folks, I really dont need that stuff, as it just adds to the clutter, and makes your laundromat look like a trash dump. If you really dont want it and it wont fit in our trash cans, I have a depository about 75 feet south of the front door. But getting back to the cameras, I guess if I knew who was responsible, I could just take the stuff back to them , and say no thanks. Womens clothes on the other hand, can be placed in the lost and found box where theyll eventually be washed, and donated to the Hope Crises Center.

Doug Bristol

Dirty Biz Laundry

Fairbury

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Letter to the Editor: I Love Fairbury

I Love Fairbury

Hello,

I love Fairbury and had many wonderful summers visiting my relatives there over the last 50 plus years, and I have contributed to the Bonham Theatre restoration project. My last living uncle, Irvin Junker, still lives in town and I just returned from visiting him.

I could read your paper online but I still enjoy sitting and reading a printed newspaper and having coffee!

Dianna Anderson

Fairmont, Minnesota

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NSAA Director Oversteps Boundaries

Last week Rhonda Blanford-Green, the executive director of the Nebraska State Activities Association, overstepped her authority by attempting to ban Michael Barth, a senior from Gordon-Rushville High School, from reading his Class C1 poetry division winning poem for an upcoming television program Best of the Best on Nebraska Educational Television (NET).

This is just the latest in the Blanford-Green saga as she flexes her muscles to show the entire state of Nebraska just how important she is.

Blanford-Green is serving in her first year as the NSAA director and she has done little but aggravate and frustrate the people of the state of Nebraska.

She has placed unreasonable and unfair rules and regulations on all media members and seems to rule the NSAA with the iron fist of a dictator.

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Tiny Steele City Makes National News

I must confess that on Sundays I am a CBSSundayMorning kind of guy.

Have been for years.

But this pastSundayI was excited to get up and watch Meet The Press on NBC. One of the topics that was to be discussed during the national news show regarded how the community of Steele City, Nebraska would be affected by the installation (or not) of The Keystone XL Pipeline.

What a way to get a town noticed.

By and large I found it a good segment.

NBC interviewers spoke to the towns Mayor, Bill Scheele and Margo DAngelo, owner of The Salty Dog Saloon. Both gave informative perspectives on how not only Steele City but the surrounding area would and could benefit economically from construction of the pipeline that is designed to carry tar sand oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

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Its Put Up Or Shut Up Time For The Bonham Theater

Put quite simply if you ever want to go to the theater to a movie in Fairbury again, its do or die time.

For the past few months we really havent written too much about the plight of the Bonham Theater in Fairbury.

Not because we didnt want to. Not because we didnt have any information on the pending local project. And certainly not because we dont care.

We care deeply.

Having a viable, operational movie theater in our community is an important part of keeping Fairbury vibrant and appealing to families and people of all ages.

Rather we have sat on the Bonham story hoping for better news.

You see for several months now we have been privy to information noting that the State Fire Marshals Office wanted to put the hammer down on the group trying to renovate the Bonham.

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SFC Justin R. Williams

SFC Justin R. Williams

SFC Justin Ross Williams, 31, died Mar. 30, 2014 as a result of a motorcycle accident in Wyandotte County, Kan.

He was born on Jan. 16, 1983 in New Orleans, La. to Adrian and Anita (Bowser) Williams.

He was raised in South Texas. He received his diploma in 2000. He worked for Wardcraft Homes for several years then enlisted in the United States Army in 2003.

SFC Justin Williams served tours in South Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan. He was stationed at Fort Carson, Colo., Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Fort Benning, Ga, Fort Riley, Kan. and most recently again at Fort Leavenworth.

He married Martha Ann Rempel on Sept. 6, 2005.

He enjoyed fishing, target practicing, hunting, riding his Harley, old cars and spending time with his family.

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Kathy Harms Knoche

Kathy Harms Knoche

Kathy Harms Knoche, 64, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, April 6, 2014 after a courageous battle with leukemia. She was an amazing wife and mother and devoted daughter, she held family and friends close to her heart.

She will be greatly missed by her husband, Jerry; daughters, Lori, Lisa and boyfriend, Chris Lutz; mother, Beth Harms; brother and sister-in-law, Gilbert and Nancy Harms of Fairbury; sisters-in-law, Melvin and Barb Molzer of Cary, Ill.; Joe and Joyce Knoche of Geneva; many nieces, nephews and extended family; and countless other friends.

Celebration of life memorial service was held on Wednesday, April 9, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Lincoln, Neb.

Interment was at Lincoln Memorial Park following service.

Memorials may be given to the family for a special donation in Kathys memory at a later date.

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