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Kelso Arraigned for Vehicle Theft

Michael Kelso was arraigned Monday morning in Jefferson County Court on a charge of motor vehicle theft, a class III felony that is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and/or a $25,000 fine.

Kelso appeared via video teleconference from the Jefferson County Jail and asked Judge Patrick McArdle for a court-appointed defense attorney. During testimony Kelso said he was not working at this time and is on workers comp right now as he lost all of his toes recently while working at the Fairbury Cemetery.

McArdle appointed the Jefferson County Public Defenders to represent him and then looked at his bond.

Kelso was being held in the county jail without bond and McArdle established Kelsos bond at $250,000, 10-percent cash as he is considered a habitual criminal due to numerous drug-related convictions in California.

Kelso is scheduled to appear again in county court on Sept. 25.

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Chinn Completes Giant Mural for Virginia Childrens Hospital

Photo caption: Cindy Chinn, of Chester, has completed the largest canvas mural of her career. Measuring 17x48 feet, her underwater mural will adorn the ceiling of a Virginia childrens hospital. AT RIGHT: Chinn stands below her massive mural. Chinns mural will be on view Sunday, Sept. 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. at her studio in Chester.

Chester artist Cindy Chinn has completed the largest mural of her career and you have an opportunity to see it locally before it gets installed next month.

Chinns underwater ceiling mural is 48 by 17 feet and will be installed in the entry hall of the newly remodeled Childrens Hospital of the Kings Daughters in Norfolk, Virg.

Chinns mural will be on view Sunday, Sept. 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. at her studio, the former Chester Public School Building, located at 210 Hebron St. in Chester. The display will be in the gym and visitors are instructed to enter through the playground in back.

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Amundson Saves Drowning Victim at Harlan County Lake

Photo caption: Caleb Amundson

Caleb Amundson, of Fairbury, doesnt consider himself a hero, but others do and they told him so.

Amundson, an 18 year-old student studying heavy equipment operation at NCK Tech, saved a man from drowning Labor Day Weekend at Harlan County Lake in south-central Nebraska.

I went home and decided to visit family at the lake and do some jet skiing and fishing, he said, recalling the events of that day. I had just loaded up my jet ski and this guy was backing in a 35-foot pontoon boat next to me.

Amundson remembers thinking at the time what a big boat the man had.

Amundson said everything seemed routine until he heard the brakes on the mans truck begin to give and chirp. The pickup truck and boat trailer jack-knifed and in a flash the trailer snapped. The sudden crash sent the pickup truck, boat and trailer with the man still inside careening down the boat ramp and into the water.

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Fairbury Homecoming Royalty

Photo caption: the 2013 Fairbury High School Homecoming Class Representatives are, from left, juniors Cole Bauer (son of Randy and Linda Bauer) and Megan Siebe (daughter of Mitch and Julie Siebe), sophomores Trevin Likens (son of Tony and Lana Likens) and Paige Eden (daughter of Nicole and Darin Grummert) and freshmen Patrick Ondrak (son of Jeff and Julie Ondrak) and Lilibeth Estrada (daughter of Antonio Sanchez and Maria Estrada).

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Plymouth News -- Angie Zulauf

Dan and DeAnn Huls of Fairbury celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary at the home of her mother, Angie Zulauf on Labor day. Others attending the carry in dinner were Kelly and Tommi Mitchell, Casey Hunt and daughters, Brooklyn and Avery, Bob and Vicki Frerking, Brad and Cindy Drake, Jeremy, Amanda, Tyler, and Brianna Connelly, Bryce Buggi, Shelley Owens, Apollo and Logann Buggi, Angela Frerking, Arlyce Albert, and John Gandara.

The Plymouth Silver Circle met Sept. 3 with ten present. The pledge to the flag was recited. The minutes of the two previous meetings were read. The treasurers report was given. A card was signed for the Lavina Vordestrasse family. Ten point Call for your Pitcher pitch was played with Vernelle Hueske having the high score and Lois Bessler was second high. Rolls were served at the close of the afternoon.

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Annual School Picnic

The annual school picnic was held at The Berkley family center on Sunday, Sept. 8. It was originally the District 53 picnic and was expanded to include Districts 37, 44, 12, 101, and 78. Any of those that attended or graduated, descendents of, or neighbors of, or friends of those that did are welcome to attend. Dinner-not lunch. Lunch is something you get in the field at about 5 in the afternoon-was potluck. Something homemade is the first choice. Picnic dinners have always originated from home. Not from a drive-thru.

This is a place for your favorite recipe. And its a place to explore history and current events of a unique area of the county. After a potluck dinner and visiting for awhile, we played a few rounds of Bingo. Bingo prizes were provided by the hosts, Jan and Marvin Scheuler and Marvin called the Bingo games. Its possible next year we could add lottery tickets to the prize table.

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Jim Durflinger Field

So Cool and So Hot!

On a night when the temperature seemed as hot as the grills smoking nearby a huge crowd clapped and cheered as a sign was unveiled proclaiming Meridians Football Field as the Jim Durflinger Field.

Jim was a long time (43 years) custodian and groundskeeper for Meridian School who kept the field in pristine condition. Jim retired July 1 of this year.

The aforementioned grills were manned by members of the Meridian Foundation who decided that this year their annual tailgate fundraiser would be held on the first home football Friday, Aug. 30 in conjunction with the unveiling of the archway to the football field.

When Jim pulled down the tarp to reveal the sign a young man in the crowd expressed everyones sentiment by loudly exclaiming That Sign is SO Cool!

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Chase Larry Schultz

Matthew J. and Melissa Ann (Karenbauer) Schultz of Fairbury, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Chase Larry Schultz, born Aug. 27, 2013, weighing 6.14 pounds. He was welcomed home by brother Tripp Jack Schultz. Grandparents are Larry and Jodie Schultz of Superior, and Jan Karenbauer (Jack Karenbauer, deceased). Great-grandparent is Edwin Schultz of Superior.

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Keaton Douglas Effle

EFFLE Doug and Jessica Joe Effle of Lincoln, announce the birth of their second son, Keaton Douglas Effle, born Aug. 31, weighing 8 pounds and 1 ounce. Welcoming him home is big brother, Kyson, 21 months. Grandparents are Larry and Theo Joe of Fairbury, and Dave and Dianne Effle of Lincoln. Great-grandmothers are Leona Silvester of Fairbury, and Glorine Joe of Alexandria.

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Caysen John Stanton

STANTON Brittany Talbot and Brent Stanton are proud to announce the birth of their son, Caysen John Stanton on Aug. 12, 2013, weighing 7 pounds, 6 ounces. He was born at Jefferson Community Health Center. Grandparents are Doug Talbot of Endicott; Kathy and Larry Lange of Endicott; and James and Debbie Stanton of Morrowville, Kan. Great-grandparents are Jerry and Wanda Talbot of Endicott; Oleta Zenger of Haddam, Kan.; and Alice Stanton of Morrowville, Kan.

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