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Randy Brown family gives to Jefferson County K9 Unit


JEFFERSON COUNTY K9 UNIT is being presented a check for $5,000 from Capri Motel/Randy Brown and Family. Pictured from left to right are Officer Cody Barry, Nick Niemand, Officer John Davis, Sharon Priefert, Shirley Brown, Katelyn Niemand, Officer Matt Schultz and Jake Niemand. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News
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Nov

Out with Halloween, in with Christmas

I have never been a big fan of Halloween. I know of several people who say it is their favorite holiday; I could skip it altogether. I used to skip it until I had children. 
As a child I participated in the school’s costume parade, and my siblings and I would race around town in our costumes on Halloween night collecting as much candy as we could. It wasn’t because we wanted lots of candy. It was just a sport to see how many houses we could collect from before the porch lights went out. 
Since my candy collecting days I have never had the desire to dress up on Halloween, and even now that we take the boys trick-or-treating, I still don’t dress up. I’m lucky to find hand-me-down costumes for the boys so that I don’t have to spend a fortune on new costumes or make them myself. My cooking skills are poor, but my crafting skills are far worse. 
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Nov

Letter To The Editor

Swanton Reader Says Tax Just “Passing The Hat”

Editor:
I read in this week’s paper on  the front page, the article about the proposed increase in city sales tax. Also, your article on page four about it.
I have mixed feelings on this. I live about 18 miles north of Fairbury. I am close to do business with Scherbarth’s, Walmart, Orschelns, Maatsch’s, Countryside Vet, Stanton, and other places when we need something. I see Fairbury’s need for the money to repair streets, etc. Currently we are updating a project on the farm, as we need to repair, update, and maintain equipment, etc. What good would it do me to come to Fairbury and pass the hat asking for $ help?
Thank you for listing to me.
Milo Pesek, Jr.
Swanton, NE
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05
Nov

Metabolism. What Metabolism? I Ain’t Got No Stinking Metabolism

 A funny thing happened to me while taking pictures at last weekend’s Trunk or Treat Halloween event in downtown Fairbury. My boss from many a decades ago at Fairbury Lumber, Warner Krumme, came up to me.
 “Not getting any free hotdogs and candy, Fred?” he asked. “No, I replied.” “I have to stay away from that stuff. Even being near it puts weight on me.”
   Warner and I both agreed that some 35 years removed from out work at the lumber yard had seen us both grow a bit long in the tooth and a little less spry. “My metabolism isn’t what it used to be,” he told me.
  Then I thought about it. I’m not sure I even have a metabolism any more. I related to Warner how when I was young over the course of a winter I would put on 15 pounds. When the weather warmed, like the snow the weight would always melt off of me.
  But something odd started to happen. 
 One winter I put on 15 pounds and took off 10 in the spring.
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Nov

Donation By Randy Brown Evokes The Best Of “Community”

 “Its a program that we’ve got to keep.”
 Fairbury businessman Randy Brown replied simply when asked why he was donating $5,000 to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office toward helping purchase a new K-9 dog last weekend during Trunk or Treat on the downtown square.
  Brown is a true believer in the importance of carrying on the ‘drug dog program’ following the recent death of the department’s dog, “Ringo.”
 “I remember what Fairbury was and see what it is becoming,” Brown told the Journal-News. “I’m hoping we can also get some walk throughs in our schools,” he added.
   Whether we as a community like to admit it or not, the Fairbury businessman is right on target. Sheriff Nels Sorensen is quick to point out that ‘We don’t live in Mayberry anymore and Otis the drunk isn’t representative of the type of people in our jail.”
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Nov

Fairbury American Legion

Fairbury American Legion-The Fairbury American Legion will meet on Tuesday, November 11, at 6:30 P.M. at the VFW. All veterans are invited to attend, along with wives and friends. You don’t have to be a member to attend.
 
Date: 
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 6:30am
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Nov

Plymouth Community Veteran’s Day program

Plymouth Community Veteran’s Day program will be held on Saturday Nov. 8th starting at 10:45 am at the Plymouth Community Center. Guest speaker will be Fred Meyer and other scheduled events to follow with lunch being served at noon.
 
Date: 
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 10:45am
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Nov

Meridian National Honor Society will again be hosting the Veteran’s Day Program at Meridian School

National Honor Society-The Meridian National Honor Society will again be hosting the Veteran’s Day Program at Meridian School on Tuesday, November 11th, starting at 10 am in conjunction with the Daykin Legion Post # 198.
 
Date: 
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 10:00am
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Nov

Veterans Day Program at Fairbury VFW

Veterans Day Program-Fairbury VFW  Veterans Day program will be held on Monday, November 10th with soup and sandwiches being served at 5:45pm. Program will start at 7pm with guest speaker Barbara Mohrman talking about her father and three uncles being in WWII and what it was like on the home front. Sponsored by the American Legion, VFW and Elks.

Date: 
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 5:45am
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Nov

Avenue of Flags

Avenue of Flags will be put out on Sunday, November 9th at 1 pm and will be taken down on Veterans day November 11th at 1 pm. 

Date: 
Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 1:00am

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