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Sheriff’s Report
July 16: Fairbury Sheriff’s Dept. assisted Fairbury Police Dept. with a suicidal male in Fairbury, Taser deployed in the 700 block of A St.
July 17: Fairbury Sheriff’s Dept. assisted Lancaster Co. Sheriff with investigation in the 200 block of Endicott St, in Plymouth.
July 18: Noise complaint in rural Fairbury.
July 18: Gilbert Beadle of Fairbury was driving westbound on Hwy. 8 east of Steele City when a deer collided with the front of the vehicle.
July 19: Report of a vehicle speeding to avoid arrest. Pursuit in rural Daykin.
July 20: Report of phone harassment in Jansen.
July 21: Suspicious activity in Jansen, unfounded.
 
Police Report
July 14: Report of a theft in the 1000 block of Ash St.
July 16: Report of an open door in the 800 block of C St.
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Letters to the Editor

Murder Victim’s Sister 
Weighs In On Death Penalty
 
Editor:
I just wanted to follow up on the article about obtaining votes to return the death penalty to Nebraska. I wanted your readers to hear what it is like living with the death penalty.
My baby brother Jim was tortured and murdered in 1985 by Michael Ryan.
And after decades of the false promises that come with the death penalty – that Ryan would be executed -- he died of natural causes on death row a few months ago.
Three days later, the Nebraska Legislature repealed the death penalty -- and I shed tears of joy.
Ending the death penalty means that no other families of murder victims will go through the horrible process mine endured. No family would be promised a sentence that the state can’t carry out in a reasonable timeframe -- if ever.
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Political Discontent & Donald Trump Are A Perfect Match

I’d love to sit down and have coffee with Donald Trump. I may ultimately want to ultimately put him in a choke hold as arrogance and I don’t mix very well. But for the first five minutes I think he would be really interesting to talk to. 
 The GOP Presidential candidate is an enigma. On one hand he is about as abrasive as an S.O.S. pad. On the other he has a level of appeal. Several weeks ago I made a comment regarding Trump’s stance on illegal immigration that I didn’t entirely disagree with. It earned me semi-scathing backlash from a local person. 
 In chatting with various people from different social and economic backgrounds, it seems that there are a lot of people who, at least at this point, are in favor of a Trump For President campaign. I was told he is the “reform candidate,” to quote Pappy O’Daniel.  Politics being a very fickle beast, the winds of change can, however, blow at a moment’s notice.
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Local Comments Show Death Penalty Still Controversial Topic

We said it once and we stick by our guns, some people just deserve to die. There are crimes so heinous that capital punishment is the only proper action. 
 Since making that statement some weeks ago the pages of the Journal-News have had a non-stop litany of people writing in either supporting our opinion, or re-affirming their opposition to the death penalty. This week is no exception. Most, will remember the horrendous killings years ago by cult leader Mike Ryan in Rulo, Neb. The sister of one of those murdered by Ryan has a letter to the editor in today’s paper voicing her opposition to the death penalty. It is compelling reading.
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Fairbury Youth Tackle Football

Fairbury Youth Tackle Football Parent Meeting, August 3 at 6pm, American Lutheran Church, K Street, Fairbury Ne 68352.

Date: 
Monday, August 3, 2015 - 6:00pm
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Plymouth Chicken BBQ and Dance

Plymouth Chicken BBQ and Dance Saturday, August 15, fun run, car show, sand volleyball, dance, parade and tractor pull.

Date: 
Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 7:00am
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Schmidt Reunion

The descendants of Wilhelm, & Mariah Schmidt will hold the 78th annual family reunion on Sunday August 2nd, 2015. At the Dewitt Community Center, and drinks will be furnished.

Date: 
Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 12:00pm
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Progressive Ag Day

The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 4, from 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Fairbury. Grades K-7 encouraged to attend. Registration forms will be available at Nebraska Extension-Jefferson County, 517 F St., or JCHC, for more information call (402) 729-3487, or Coordinator Lana Likens at 729-5792. 

Date: 
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 8:15am
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National Night Out

Tuesday August 4th, at 6 pm to 8 pm at the City Park in Fairbury. Come join the areas First Responders to celebrate this event. 
 
Date: 
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 6:00pm
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Western Little Tuggers Tractor Pull Winners

Western Old Settlers Tractor Pull winners: age 4, girls: first Kyla Lyons, second Maci Lyons, third Braelynn Black; boys: first Trent Schultz, second Fenton Paul, third Landon Thomas; age 5, girls: first Hailey Schwisow; boys: first Jayton Jones, second Wyatt Paul, third Phillip Zoubek; age 6, girls: first Mya Morton; boys: first Alex Zielke, second Kaleb Bonar, third Camden Meza; age 7, girls: first Monica Zoubek, second Kelsey Zoubek, boys: first Zac Strein, second James Bonar, third Justin Bartels; age 8, girls: first Emma Walker; boys first Rhett Paul RJ; age 9 girls: first Schyler Schwisow, second Abbie Morton, third Bailey Gronenthal; boys: first Evan Stevens; age 10, girls: first Alyssa Haake, second Megan Schmidt, third Kenzie Strein; age 11, girls: first Kylee Martinez; boys: first Tyler Morton; age 12, girls: first Mackenzie Rau; boys first Coren Paul.

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