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Feb

Guard Your Personal Information, Never Give It Out

 There is always someone out there trying to take what is yours. Your identity, your money, your personal information all are constantly at risk if you have it, “they” want it.
  Last week the Journal-News carried a story regarding two such cases in which someone was trying to take something that didn’t belong to them in the form of a scam.
   The first case involved someone purporting to be from the IRS claiming that unpaid taxes were owed and sought out payment or else the sheriff would come arrest them.
 The second incident surrounds a lightening rod scam where local people are being bilked out of thousands of dollars in fees for alleged warranty voidings.
Wed
25
Feb

Bowls for Bonham Fundraiser


BOWLS FOR BONHAM THEATRE PROJECT fundraiser was held on Sunday, Feb. 22 at Stagecoach Mall in Fairbury. About $1,000 was raised. Photos by Shaunte Dean/Fairbury Journal-News
Wed
25
Feb

Hebron Library Speaker

Hebron Library Speaker series  Death Zones and Darling Spies presented by Beverly Deepe Keever. At Hebron Courtyard Terrace Activity Room, March 9 at 2:00 P.M.

Date: 
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 2:00am
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25
Feb

Fairbury Agri Business Banquet

The Jefferson County Agribusiness Banquet will be held on Friday, March 20. Tickets will be available soon for an enjoyable evening of food, entertainment and awards. Please note this is a change in date from what was printed on the Fairbury High School calendar.
 
Date: 
Friday, March 20, 2015 - 6:00am
Wed
25
Feb

Fairbury Rural Fire Dept. Prescribed Burning

Fairbury Rural Fire Department personnel will be available to write permits for prescribed burning from 6-8 p.m., at the fire station (3020 Industrial Avenue), every Monday in March. Please bring current copies of land maps, available at FSA office, to expedite process. Call Barry Schwab at 402-587-0738 with questions.

Date: 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 6:00am
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25
Feb

2-25-15

Police report
Feb. 12: Report of a false fire alarm in the 400 block of 7th Street. 
Feb. 12: Report of shoplifting at Ray’s Apple Market. 
Feb. 13: Report of a theft from a vehicle in the 1200 block of D Street. 
Feb. 13: Report of a 911 hang-up in the 800 block of 11th Street. 
Feb. 13: Report of a male arrested at Wal-Mart on a warrant. 
Feb. 13: Report of unauthorized use of a financial transaction device that occurred out of state. 
Feb. 13: Report of drugs found at Wal-Mart. 
Feb. 14: Report of a protection order violation in Fairbury. 
Feb. 14: Report of shoplifting in the 1300 block of E Street. 
Feb. 14: Report of a noise complaint in the 1300 block of Maple Street. 
Feb. 14: Report of a burglary alarm in the 600 block of E Street. 
Wed
25
Feb

"We Want To Spend All Of Our Money In The 68424 Zip Code"


Area farmer Tom Brandt donates $2,500 that he had been awarded by Monsanto through the company’s ‘America’s Farmers Grow Communities’ program. The funds were transferred over to the Plymouth Improvement Association. Pictured are a Monsanto representative from Missouri, Tom Brandt, Marvin Yost and Dallas Christ of Plymouth. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News
Jefferson county farmer Tom Brandt is proud of Plymouth, a town he enthusiastically calls "his home town." Last Thursday Brandt backed up his sentiment by giving $2,500 to the Plymouth Improvement Association.
Earlier this year Brandt was notified by Monsanto that he had been named a winner in 'america's Farmers Grow Communities' program sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The program enrolls farmers in a chance to win $2,500 which is then donated top the farmer's nonprofit of their choice.
  Brandt chose the PIA.
 "For a little community we do it pretty well," Brandt said. "As a group we (the PIA) realize that if you're going to do something and have something you're probably going to have to do it yourself."
Wed
25
Feb

Pottery Class


POTTERY CLASS STUDENTS learn the art of making clay mugs this past weekend at the Stagecoach Mall in Fairbury. Lucky Stradley workshop presenter shows Samantha Bedlan how to put finishing touches on a mug. Photos by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News
Wed
25
Feb

Fairbury Man Has Sex Trial Set For May 26

Dwain G. Junker of rural Fairbury is scheduled to go to trail on May 26 for one count of sexual assault of a minor and two counts of forcible sexual assault. Junker's pre-trial hearing was held in Jefferson County District Court on Feb. 19.
According to court records, a female reported in March 2014 that Junker sexually assaulted her from 2011 through 2013. Court documents say that Junker, now age 57, "digitally penetrated her," put his penis in her mouth and took his belt and put it around her neck on six or seven occasions, which made it difficult to breath, while he "penetrated her anally" or attempted to penetrate her anally, among other allegations.
Wed
25
Feb

Storm Spotter Public Training Set For March 17

The Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency is hosting  a storm spotter, public training session on Tuesday March 17 at the Homestead National Monument Educational Center. The session is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
According to Jefferson County EM director John McKee the seminar is designed for Jefferson and Gage County.
“Training will be provided by Gage County Emergency Management, Jefferson County Emergency Management and the National Weather Service, Omaha/Valley office,” he said.
McKee added procedures for storm spotting, communications and other information will be discussed. Interested persons need to RSVP by March 13 by calling 402-729-3602 or 402-223-1305. Attendees need to bring a county issued ID or a valid driver’s license.
“We want you to be familiar with what we will required if you respond to a disaster,” he said.

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