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SCC to Resume Adult Education/GED classes in Area

The Beatrice Adult Education/GED program will be offering classes in Hebron starting Aug. 19. Hebron classes meet at the Public Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7:30p.m.

Southeast Community College in Beatrice sponsors the Adult Education program, a federal and state program that provides basic education skills to individuals who are 16 years of age and older and not enrolled in school. A $20 registration fee is due the first day of class.

The major components of Adult Education include GED preparation for those without a high school diploma; basic skills for those who need to improve in a specific area or enhance their life skills; English as a Second Language for residents who wish to learn to speak, read and write English; and citizenship classes for those wishing to become U.S. citizens.

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4-H Ice Cream Contest At Relay for Life

Photo caption: Mason Remmers, 4-H Junior, quickly gets additional ice to add to his tin can at the 4-H Ice Cream contest held Friday night, July 25. This is one of the events that is held as a precursor to the Thayer County Fair. Contributed photo

The Thayer County 4-H Ice Cream Contest was held in conjunction with the Relay For Life on Friday, July 25th, at the Thayer Central High School track in Hebron. This activity was not only part of the Relay for Life event but also served as a pre-fair event for the thayer county 4-H.

4-H youth gathered, brought their recipes, ingredients to make ice cream in tin cans. There was no limits on flavors, the sky is the limit.

This event really is a three fold event, Phyllis Shoenholtz, Thayer County Extention Educator said. We have a little fun, start rallying for the fair, and make a little money for Relay for Life.

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Local Athletes Do Well at Cornhusker State Games

Jefferson county residents left their mark at the Cornhusker State Games as it drew to a close July 27, 2014. Eight Jefferson resident athletes, young and and older brought home medals.

Those placing in Archery include Brynn Novotny, Gold in 3D Marked Yardage/Cub-Release; Kim Jordening, Silver in 3D Marked Yardage/Seniors-Release (Male) and a second silver in Target Events-Two Day Shoot/Male Senior-Bowhunter Freestyle; Randi Zimmerman-Silver in Target Events-One Day Shoot/Female Adult-Bowhunter Freestyle; Marty Gill-Gold in Target Events-One Day Shoot/Female Senior-Freestyle.

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The Crosswalkers

The Crosswalk is a group of walkers from Victory Faith Assembly of God Church in Concordia, Kansas are midway in completing a five day trek from Concordia to Lincoln bearing a cross the whole way. This is the fifth year that they have taken this mission to share the love of Jesus Christ as they walk a designated path, each year they go a different direction. Ten different walkers are sharing in carrying the cross. We get to chance to talk to different people and share Gods message, said Ashtyn Shepard, organizer of the walk. Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky/Fairbury Journal News

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Kids Connection Celebrates 25 Years

Photo caption: Evelynn Kapke, still young at heart as she tries out the fire truck that is in the toddler room at Kids Connection. She and her husband visited the Kids Connection Open House, Thursday, July 31. It was held to celebrate 25 years in business at this location. They currently have 45 children enrolled and have capacity for up to 95. Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky/Fairbury Journal News

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Real Estate

Real Estate

July 23: Nathan Schmidt and Lindsey Schmidt and Kevin Schmidt and Monica Schmidt to Brett Rogers and Amber Rogers: N183 of E100 of NW1/4 SE1/4 of 4-1-3.

July 23: Glenn R. Fischer and Twila M. Fischer Family Revocable Trust to Michael G. Fischer and Shari L. Fischer: W1/2 NW1/4 of 18-1-1.

July 23: Vernon Klaus and Eleanor Klaus to Aaron R. Au and Daron J. Au: N57 of L9 of Benedicts Addition to Fairbury.

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County Court

County Court

Traffic

Harvey N. Milton, of Friend: Stop or yield sign violation, $75 fine.

Jon D. Blackburn, of Jansen: No operators license, $75 fine.

Jessica A. Bassett, of Fairbury: Stop or yield sign violation; failure to use seat belt, $100 in fines.

Darrell D. Fett, of Fairbury: Stop or yield sign violation, $75 fine.

Tammy R. Schmidt, of Alexandria: Speeding, $25 fine.

Collin D. Sanders, of St. James, Mo.: Speeding, $125 fine.

Alfonso J. Canchola, of Wilber: Speeding, $25 fine.

Zebadiah W. Zimmerman, of Fairbury: Overweight axle, $75 fine.

Shad M. Siebrandt, of Jansen: Two counts of overweight axles, $175 in fines.

Dakota J. Voight, of Fairbury: No operators license, $75 fine.

Jenna M. Dubas, of Hebron: Speeding, $75 fine.

Candyce S. Nass, of Cortland: Speeding, $25 fine.

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Police Report

Police Report

July 24: Report of vandalism in Fairbury Fun Park.

July 24: Report of tires being slashed in the 1100 block of Elm Street.

July 24: Report of a missing dog in the 1200 block of 7th Street.

July 24: Report of disturbing the peace and child custody issues in the 800 block of H Street.

July 24: Report of a phone harassment complaint in the 1100 block of B Street.

July 25: Report of a disturbance at the city pool.

July 25: Report of a disturbance in the 800 block of D Street.

July 27: Report of a disturbance in the 700 block of C Street.

July 27: Report of a disturbance in the 800 block of C Street.

July 28: Report of a barking dog complaint in the 800 block of D Street.

July 29: Report of a dog running loose in the 800 block of 7th Street.

July 29: Report of reckless driving in the 300 block of 8th Street.

Sheriffs Report

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Just call me Betty Crocker

I greatly dislike cooking. Actually, cooking often makes me angry. Just ask my husband. He sometimes comes into the house while I am mid-meal, and I have the same look he has when hes working cattle.

I am always amazed when I hear of people who like to cook, or people who would rather cook than do laundry. Laundry is my favorite domestic chore; I find laundry therapeutic. I usually have to do laundry to get over the meal I just made.

Part of my frustration with cooking is that it often requires the dirtying of so many dishes. Sure, we have a dishwasher, but the making of one meal sometimes nearly fills a load if there are lots of bowls required.

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Where Did They All Go??

Editor,

When I was a kid, back in the 1930s and 1940s, there were honey bees, bumble bees, and even hornets in abundance. We lived on a farm, between Diller and Odell, and always has bee hives and honey. It has been a few years now since I have seen any honeybees flying around.

We had no problem in getting our limit when hunting pheasant and quail. I dont remember when I last saw a quail. I have seen one pheasant this year but it was dead along side the road.

Oh! There went a spray plane spraying a field just north of Diller.

Where are the butterflies??? I think I could count on two hands the number of butterflies we have had in our flower beds. Used to have all kinds of them. It was nice to watch then while we sat on our deck. We even put planters on the deck rail with flowers to attract them.

Oh! There went the spray plane again and this time southeast of Diller.

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