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Kenning Card Shower

The family of Herman Kenning, would like to honor him with a card shower on his 90th birthday on March 13. Cards may be sent to the: Heritage Care Center, Box 667, Room #101, Fairbury, NE 68352.

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Luebcke Card Shower

Friends of Joann Luebcke would like to honor her with a card shower for her 80th birthday on March 13. Cards may be sent to her at P.O. Box 1, Jansen, NE 68377.

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Mar

Schipper Anniversary

Happy 50th Anniversary to George and Lois Schipper who were married on March 14, 1965 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Daykin NE. Anniversary wishes may be sent to 1522 E. Skyline Drive, North Platte NE 69101.

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Howard

Adrian 'Eric' and Jessie Howard of Fairbury are excited to announce the birth of their son Adrian 'Corbin' born February 19, 2015 at Beatrice Community Hospital. He weighed 6 lbs 15 oz and 19 inches. Grandparents are Todd and Robin Jordening of Fairbury, Adrian 'Craig' and Regina Howard of Lexington, and Scott and Laurie Nierman of Lexington. Great grandparents are Dallas and Ruby Niederklein of Tobias, Phyllis Jordening of Fairbury, Adrian 'Wayne' and Judy Howard of Cozad, Jerry and Janet Schroeder of Lexington, Esther Nierman of Lexington, and John Snider of Lexington. Great great-grandma is Jane Snider of Lexington.

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Canham

Nathan and Jami Canham proudly announce the birth of their son, Grant Christian Canham. He was born February 4, 2015, weighing 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and 21“ long. He was welcomed home by his big sister’s, Gracyn and Emma. Grandparents are Mike & Faye Francis of Fairbury, Tracy & Vickie Arntt of Endicott. Great-grandparents are Nioma Francis of Fairbury, Elville Arntt of Steele city and Bill & Ellen Canham of Rockham, SD.

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Austin Birth

Shea & Johnna Austin proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Andi JiKell Austin. She was born February 21, 2015 at Beatrice Community Hospital in Beatrice, NE, weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and 19.25“ long. Grandparents are Jim & Kelli Jeffries and Joel & Glenda Austin. Great-grandparents are Janet Benson and Delma Houchin.

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3-11-15

Police report
Feb. 23: Report of a stolen vehicle from Fairbury.
Feb. 23: Report of an assault at Fairbury High School.
Feb. 23: Report of phone harassment in the 1300 block of D Street.
Feb. 24: Report of a welfare check in the 1100 block of B Street because children weren’t attending school. The children were sick.
Feb. 26: Report of harassment in the 1300 block of 7th Street.
Feb. 26: Report of a theft in the 200 block of West 3rd Street.
Feb. 26: Report of a theft in the 100 block of 11th Street.
Feb. 27: Report of a disturbance in the 1400 block of K Street.
Feb. 27: Maureen M. Beck, of Fairbury, was backing a 2004 Dodge from a parking stall in the 900 block of K Street when the vehicle collided with a parked 2004 Pontiac owned by Judd Stewart, of Fairbury.
Feb. 27: Report of an alarm at Wal-Mart. Unfounded.
Feb. 27: Report of disturbing the peace in the 1400 block of K Street.

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Mar

Half-Marathons Build Character

In last week’s column I began the story of my first half-marathon. It has been on my bucket list for about seven years since a college friend of mine posted a picture on Facebook with this giant, really pretty medal. I wanted one. I would run 13 miles to get one if I had to.
I went on my first run late one August evening. I jogged the quarter-of-a-mile from my house to the dirt road intersection and back, which is slightly uphill. I was so tired and out of breath that I decided that was enough for one day. I didn’t want to have a heart attack out there. After a few days I jogged that stretch twice before calling it a day. I had a long way to go before I was ready for 13 miles.
By November I was running four miles at a time, and it seemed easy. I was amazed how easy it was.
Fast-forward to January when I managed to hurt myself, and then to February when I decided I was going to find a way to finish that 10K and half-marathon because I wanted those medals.

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Mar

Letters to the Editor

Another Liberty Lost
Editor:
I have a brief comment on the Obama executive order banning civilians from having .223 ammunition.
The power of a totalitarian state is manifest in the states’ ability to kill its own citizens.
The power of a free state is manifest in the citizens’ ability to fight back.
There is one more thing we should ask ourselves. Do we feel safe talking openly and freely on the telephone?
Mark Scheetz
Endicott, NE

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Mar

Go Ahead Have Another Cup (Or Two Or Three) Of Joe

Any morning begins like every morning for me at work: coffee. java. cup o joe.
Before my day begins I do the ‘java jive baby.’
Everyone at work knows to leave me be until I have my first cup of coffee. Building on fire? Hacked off reader? Treasury agent at the front counter inquiring about counterfeit $20 bills? (This actually happened by the way.) They will all have to wait until after I’ve had my first cup of coffee.
People say I drink too much coffee. Through endless staff meetings, sales calls, e-mails, customer complaints and other related activities my coffee cup is never far from my grasp. At work we usually have the stuff brewing all day. On weekends I can drain the pot. Well as it turns out the stuff that I thought bad for me may actually be good for me or at least not bad.

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