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American Red Cross is Calling for Nominations for the Heroes Game

Whos your Hero?

Do you know someone who has performed an extraordinary act of courage or dedicated countless hours to a special cause?We are looking for the common citizens, the unheralded and unselfish pillars of our community.

A hero from both Iowa and Nebraska will be honored before a sold out crowd at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, NE when the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Iowa Hawkeyes play the Heroes Game, presented by Hy-Vee onFriday, November 29, 2013.Go towww.hy-vee.comor visit your local

Hy-Vee Store to nominate your hero today.

There are Heroes walking among us every daythe people who put others above themselvesand it is ourpleasure to work with Hy-Vee, the University of Nebraska and the University of Iowa again to recognize Heroes across Iowa and Nebraska, said Tina Labellarte, Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross Nebraska/SW Iowa Region.

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Real Estate

Sept. 26: Janet Waring to Darrell R. Waring: L12, and the N35 of L13, B3 of Kings Second Addition to Fairbury.

Sept. 27: Arlene M. Sillman to Luke Bennett and Melissa Bennett: L9, and the S31.5 of L10, B2, of Gross Heirs Addition to the city of Fairbury.

Sept. 27: Kermit O. Cook to Brian and Traci Livingston Trust: W 1/2-SW 1/4 of 10-1-1.

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County Court Report

Sentenced

Tracy A. Shinn, of Beatrice: Resisting arrest, class 1 misdemeanor, pleaded not guilty, dismissed.

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Traffic Report

Jessie V. Pena, of Fairbury: Operation of an unregistered vehicle, $25 fine.

Craig A. Bowman, of Geneva: Speeding 75-60, $75 fine.

Kristen M. McGee, of Lawton, Okla.: Stop sign violation; no child restraints, $100 in fines.

Kristen M. McGee, of Lawton, Okla.: Speeding 69-60, $25 fine.

Dennis R. Toalson, of Daykin; Speeding 74-60, $75 fine.

Ian J. Shada, of Fairbury; Speeding 75-60, $75 fine.

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Sheriff's Report

Sept. 14: Tucker K. Goldsberry, of Steele City, was driving a 1997 Chevrolet east on Highway 8 near 48A Spur when the vehicle collided with a deer. The vehicle was totaled.

Sept. 17: Report of an inmate damaging jail property.

Sept. 19: Kathleen M. Empfield, of Fairbury, was driving a 2006 Pontiac east on Highway 8 near 710 Road when it collided with a deer. Damages were estimated at $4,000.

Sept. 23: Dwight E. Graham, of Beatrice, was driving a 2009 Chevrolet south on Highway 103 near 715 Road when he began to pass a truck that he thought was turning right at the intersection. The truck turned left, and Graham swerved to miss the truck and collided with a fence. Gloria Graham, of Beatrice, was transported to Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center by the Diller Rescue Unit. Damages to the vehicle were estimated at $5,000. Damage to a fence owned by John H. Hirschler, of Jansen, was estimated at $500.

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Police Report

Sept. 22: Kacy T. Garber, of Fairbury, was driving south on Elm Street onto west 12th Street in a 1997 Pontiac owned by Kent Garber and Cindy Garber, of Fairbury, when the vehicle collided with a parked 2001 Chrysler owned by Schultz Auto Recycling and Auto Sales, of Fairbury. Garber left the scene and was contacted later at another location. Damages to Garbers vehicle were estimated at $1,600. Damages to the Schultz vehicle were estimated at $1,500.

Sept. 24: Report of property damage from a hit and run accident in the 1500 block of K Street.

Sept. 24: Report of an alarm in the 600 block of 5th Street.

Sept. 24: Report of a dog running loose in the 100 block of West 3rd Street.

Sept. 25: Report of a hit and run in the 1000 block of A Street.

Sept. 25: Report of child abuse at Central School.

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Three Automobile Crashes Take Place in Jefferson County

Wednesday and Thursday were active days for area first responders as they were called to three separate vehicle crashes in Jefferson County.

Little Blue River Bridge on Highway 15 South of Fairbury

At approximately 6:00 p.m. the 2nd of October 2013 two vehicles collided on the Little Blue River Bridge on Hwy 15.

Vehicle #1 was a 1988 Mercury Sable 4dr driven by 90 year old Mable Gordon of Morrowville, Ks. Vehicle #2 was a 1998 GMC pickup driven by 49 year old Lyle Keilwitz of Gilead, Ne.

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Letters To The Editor

Traffic in Beatrice

Editor:

Has anyone else noticed that the people in Beatrice drive like a bunch of illiterate cross eyed bats? For crying out loud, they live in that town yet drive as if they awoke on a different planet that very morning. Seriously, watching them drive is like seeing a rerun of an episode of Lost in Space. All they need is that stupid robot waving its arms and yelling, Warning, warning.

Mark Scheetz

Endicott

A Matter of Time Until Someone Dies

Editor:

The number of trains through town has continued to increase over time and are becoming longer.

It is just a matter of time until someone dies or a house burns downs on the west side because this town refuses to install a 24/7 crossing or create a no whistle zone.

I am not one to stir up trouble, I just believe that these things are badly needed for a better Fairbury.

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So Whats Been Shutdown in the Shutdown? Are You Home, Grooving on the Good Life?

Its more than a week later and were all still alive.

While many adopted the sky is falling mentality early in the Federal Government Shutdown of 2013, really about the only ones truly affected are the 800,000 non-essential federal employees who were sent home on furlough without pay after Oct. 1, when the shutdown officially became reality.

The term furloughed without pay is actually misleading, as these faithful but non-essential employees will likely get paid just the same as if they were on the job when this thing is over.

So why not make them show up for work just like normal. Theyre going to get paid, they just wont receive their paychecks until after this travesty is over.

I think the most insulting aspect of this shutdown is that we have 800,000 non-essential employees. Why does this nation, in a time of economic crisis, have 800,000 employees who really dont matter?

There is something seriously wrong with this concept.

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Who Reads The Newspaper? My Kids Do!

This week as we are in the throngs of National Newspaper Week, I am reminded of my kids Freddie and Katie and how newspapers have been first an unknowing but important part of their lives and are now a regular part of their lives.

When the kids were growing up I dont think they gave much thought to newspapers and what their Dad did for a living as publisher of the Journal-News as well as numerous other newspapers located across southeast Nebraska.

It seems like I was always either working at or on the paper.I went to meetings, a lot of meetings. I used to take the kids along with me so we could spend time together. I used to even take them down to the paper with me nights and weekends when I was writing or laying up a special project. They would draw and make mock-up newspapers of their own or just run across the rolls of newsprint I had stored in the back warehouse.

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