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Looking Back

Photo caption: Mustached even during high school-- Who can name this debonair young escort for one of the queen candidates in 1979. Notice that even then when they are suppose to be quiet there is talking going on.

120 Years Ago

1893

The Fairbury Journal

Part of the Daykin newspaper was printed in German. August Schiermeyer was publisher.

J.B. Douglas Shoes for Gentlemen were advertised at $3 pair in Fairbury.

Peoples Party county convention nominees included John Koenig treasurer (he refused), S.C. Ingraham judge, L.C. Church Schools Superintendent, J.B. Wright sheriff, F.M.W. Price surveyor, Dr. Jeffry coroner and J.W. Carmony commissioner.

110 Years Ago

1903

The Fairbury Journal

Brick from the former K.C.&O. Junction Railroad roundhouse was being used in the Morlan livery barn.

Edward Wolesensky of Crete was hired to teach FHS science classes.

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Real Estate

Sept. 18: Robbey E. Barnts and Alicia J. Barnts to Scott Jason Buss: L13, B9 of First Addition to Diller.

Sept. 20: Estate of Marvin W. Sasek to Scott M. Sasek: E1/2 NE1/4 of 3-4-2; E1/2 SE1/4 of 3-4-2; E1/2 NE1/4 of 10-4-2.

Sept. 23: Douglas L. Casey and Kathryn L. Casey to Laura K. Casey: A part of the SW1/4 of 33-3-4.

Sept. 23: Kevin J. Monfelt to Todd Klaus: L8, and the E12.5 of L9, B3 of Rives and Hansen Addition to Fairbury.

Sept. 24: Wilma J. Laue and William Laue to Deanna Jo Smith and Laura Kay Smith: SW1/4 of 33-1-4.

Sept. 24: Katherine Marie Hudson to Jimmie L. Morehead and Sherry A. Morehead: NE1/4 of NE1/4 of 13-1-2.

Sept. 25: Sidney E. Eilts to Gerald L. Campbell and Yvonne L. Campbell: L2, B10 of Champlins Addition to Fairbury.

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Marriage License

Sept. 20: Jeffrey Joseph Gaston, 26, of Fairbury, and Nicole Amber Claeys, 23, of Fairbury.

Sept. 26: Colby Ray Hynek, 27, of Hay Springs, and Jessica Marie Williams, 27, of Hay Springs.

District Court

Sentenced

Michael W. Capehart, of Fairbury: Theft - unlawful taking more than $1,500, class 3 felony; pleaded no contest, found guilty, sentenced to not less than four years and not more than 5 years under the Department of Correctional Services of the State of Nebraska.

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County Court Report

Filed

Douglas W. May Jr., no address listed: Burglary in Aug. 16 incident, class 3 felony; theft - receiving stolen property $500-$1,500, class 4 felony.

Tyler J. Dux, of Fairbury: Delivery or intent to deliver a controlled substance in Sept. 17 incident, class 3 felony; domestic assault intentionally causing bodily injury, class 1 misdemeanor.

Alexander J. Joubert, of Fairbury: Minor in possession in Aug. 10 incident, class 3 misdemeanor; aiding and abetting a class 2 misdemeanor, class 2 misdemeanor.

Cory A. Sevening, of Omaha: Operation of unregistered vehicle; class 3 misdemeanor; expired in-transit decal, class 5 misdemeanor, defendant faild to appear.

Ruth M. Dux, of Fairbury: Driving during revocation in Aug. 19 incident, class 2 misdemeanor.

Sentenced

Ricaonrdo Bravo, of Omaha: Hunting/fishing regulation violation, class 3 misdemeanor, pleaded guilty, $100 fine.

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Failed To Appear

Arthur B. Tice, of Morrowville, Kan.: Speeding 39-25, $25 fine.

Casey L. Paben, of Beatrice: Speeding 35-25, $25 fine.

Ray E. Cary, of Endicott: Speeding 36-25, $25 fine.

Angie A. Knapp, of Bellevue: Driving under suspension, class 3 misdemeanor; failure to appear or comply with citation, class 3 misdemeanor.

Thomas A. Phillips, of Fairbury: Assault - third degree in Sept. 18 incident, class 1 misdemeanor.

Zenia Y. M. Rodriguez, of Diller: Leaving the scene of accident on Aug. 14, class 2 misdemeanor; no operators license, class 3 misdemeanor.

Austin L. Packett, of Beatrice: Show cause hearing held, defendant failed to appear.

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Traffic Report

Skyler H. Sides, of Fairbury: Failure to yield, $25 fine.

Brett E. Rogers, of Fairbury: Overweight axles by 2,300 pounds, 6.8 percent, $75 fine.

Gregory L. Meints, of Plymouth: Stop sign violation, $75 fine.

Bobby L. Harms, of Beatrice: Speeding 70-60, $25 fine.

Brandon L. Kulhanek, of Fairbury: Speeding 37-25, $25 fine.

Trevor J. Burford, of Wichita, Kan.: Speeding 70-60, $25 fine.

James M. Dwerlkotte, of Alexandria: Speeding 73-60, $75 fine.

Ivan G. Martinez-Trejo, of Wichita, Kan.: Overweight axles by 5,400 pound, 15.9 percent, $325 fine.

Jacob B. Thiessen, of Burns, Kan.: Overweight axles by 5,400 pounds, eight percent, $75 fine.

Billy S. Potter, of Abilene, Texas: Speeding 79-60, $125 fine.

Leah K. Stephens, of Hebron: Speeding 76-60, $125 fine.

Krishnakant K. Trivedi, of Lincoln: Speeding 75-60, $75 fine.

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Sheriff's Report

Sept. 7: Report of burglary in Diller.

Sept. 19: Report of a two-vehicle injury accident caused by driving left of center in rural February.

Sept. 19: Orville E. Weichel, of Fairbury, was driving a 1991 Chevrolet north on Highway 15 when the vehicle crossed the center line and collided with a 2006 Dodge owned by Juan C. Morales, of Crete. A gravel truck went into the ditch to avoid collision with Weichels vehicle. Jefferson Community Ambulance transported Weichel, Morales, and Dalia Mendoza, of Crete, to Jefferson Community Health Center. Both Weichels vehicle and Morales vehicle were totaled.

Sept. 23: Report of criminal mischief in rural Jansen.

Sept. 24: Report of a deputy finding suspected drug paraphernalia in rural Plymouth.

Sept. 25: Report of a missing vehicle from Jansen. The vehicle was found.

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Police Report

Sept. 18: Report of trespassing in the 1300 block of C Street.

Sept. 18: Report of a three-wheeler going through yards.

Sept. 19: Report of a welfare check in the 1300 block of C Street.

Sept. 19: Report of a possible gun shot or fireworks near the 1400 block of 6th Street.

Sept. 20: Report of a welfare check in the 100 block of West 5th Street.

Sept. 20: Report of a civil disturbance in the 1200 block of A Street.

Sept. 21: Report of a driver arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in the 800 block of J Street.

Sept. 21: Report of a dog running loose in the 1000 block of 3rd Street.

Sept. 21: Report of kids playing in the street at 3rd and H Streets.

Sept. 21: Report of child neglect in the 1000 block of West Street.

Sept. 22: Report of harassment in the 1000 block of Fourth Street.

Sept. 22: Report of a hit-and-run accident on the west side of 12th and Elm Street.

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Fairbury First Friday to Celebrate Oktoberfest

Fairburys First Friday event is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 4 in downtown Fairbury.

Beginning at 5 p.m., visitors to downtown Fairbury can visit five stops and enjoy many art forms, including photography, paintings and pottery created by local artists.

Jefferson County Art Guild, located at 520 5th Street across from the Campbell Brothers Circus Mural, will feature a selection of art from guild members and live music by David Hunt on guitar. New Earth Clay Pottery, located at 515 4th street, will feature the works of potter Bill Robbins of Fairbury, who works exclusively with clay material from Endicott.

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Historys Largest Gold Robbery Happened in Nebraska

The biggest single robbery in the history of the Cornhusker State drew world-wide attention at the time and remains as the largest gold bullion heist in history.

It didnt happen in the big cities of Omaha or Lincoln.

Instead it occurred in my hometown of Sidney.

Back in 1880, Sidney was one of the most important cities in the entire nation. Gold was flowing out of Lead and Deadwood to travel south via guarded stagecoaches to meet Union Pacific Trains in Sidney.

There was rarely a lag between when the gold arrived by stage and when it was shipped out on the heavily guarded train.

Lets set the stage to March 9, 1880.

The sheriff in town from 1876 to 1877 was a man of questionable character named Cornelius Con McCarty. McCarty was not a very good sheriff but he was a very good crook.

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