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Letters to the Editor

Area Will Miss Bob Brown of Western
Editor: 
History slowly passes into crevice with individuals and achievements quickly forgotten.
The history of Saline and Jefferson Counties was markedly effected by the recent demise of Bob Brown of Western. His mark was left indelibly on Western in many ways.
Bob Brown was part of historic grocery store operation in Western that still exists. He was responsible for getting geese for the American Legion goose feed in November and for the celebration Western has in July, he furnished the hamburger for the city stand. His activities included the American Legion, church activities and community projects.
Wed
15
Jul

Swimming Needs To Be Banned By Law At The Fairbury Dam

 Late last Sunday a member of our community lost his life while swimming at the Fairbury City Dam. As a community our thoughts and prayers go out to the Troxel family for this truly sad event. 
  Many in Fairbury are asking “why” and “how could this have happened?” The answers are very  painful to hear. The dam is a very dangerous place. The entire area is frought with perils: sunken trees and debris, pieces of concrete and rebar. Couple those with swirling currents and you have a recipe for disaster. Certainly the rash of floods Fairbury has experienced this year may also have had a hand in this tragic loss of life. 
 These kinds of things do not happen all that often in our community. But it has happened before. Moving ahead we need to make sure it does not happen again.
Wed
15
Jul

I Didn’t Realize That I Talked Funny

 Last week I was talking with a sales rep who I buy newsprint from in Canada. During the course of our small talk I made reference to lighting bugs and how I have seen more of them this year than I had for many years.
“Lighting bugs?” she asked.
She and I were both confused for a minute. “Don’t you have lightning bugs in Canada,?” I asked. What exactly is a lighting bug she wanted to know. I explained that technically they were considered a beetle but during the course of a summer evening you would see them swarming in trees and ditches, very noticeable by their on again, off again yellow glow.
“Ohhh, fire flies you mean,” she said. Then we both had a good laugh as she proceeded to tell me that people from the states have funny accents.
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15
Jul

July 15, 2015

Police Report
July 2: Report of a stolen motor vehicle in the 1000 block of K St.
July 2: Report of an assault on the 800 block of E St.
July 2: Report of a vicious dog on the 1300 block of 2nd St.
July 2: Report of a disturbance at Crystal Springs
July 2: Report of marijuana found at Ray’s Apple Market.
July 2: Recover of a stolen motor vehicle in the 1100 block of D St.
July 3: Report of suspicious activity in the 1300 block of G St.
July 3: Report of child abuse in the 1100 block of D St.
July 3: Juvenile complaint in City Park.
July 3: Search warrant that lead to a marijuana grow seizure. Two arrested in the 1100 block of D St.
July 3: Report of fireworks violation in the City Park.
July 4: Report of a dog bite in the 1100 block of B St.
Wed
15
Jul

Plymouth Tractor Pull


More photos on page 6A on E-edition or on facebook

Crowds estimated at more than a thousand were in Plymouth on Friday for a MATTPA sanctioned tractor and pickup pull. Modified vehicles competed against each other with entries numbering more than 70. Participants from across southern Nebraska and northern Kansas attended the show. As one local spectator noted, "We have positive things happening in Plymouth; this is just a plain old good time."

Wed
15
Jul

Minnie Terpening

  Minnie Mae Terpening, age 106, of Haddam, Kansas passed away on July 13, 2015 at Belleville Health Care Center in Belleville, Kansas.  She lived in Haddam, Kansas until June 7, 2012, then moved into Belleville Health Care Center. Minnie was born May 19, 1909 to Thomas and Emma Hackbarth Miller at their home north of Morrowville, Kansas.  Minnie was second oldest of a family of eleven.

Wed
15
Jul

Possible Severe Weather Today

As this morning’s showers move through the atmosphere will reload for a possible shot of all modes of severe weather in the area later this afternoon into the overnight. Large hail, damaging winds, heavy rain and a few tornados are possible. Tornados will be possible in the vicinity of the front and outflow boundaries that set up later. At this time it is not known where in the area this will be. The area of concern at this time is a row of counties above and below a Gage County to Harlan county line.

 

Remember the forecast can and will change.

 

Stay tuned to a media and/or weather service outlet for updated information as the day goes on.

Wed
15
Jul

Michael J. Oliva

Michael J. Oliva, 64 of Fairbury, NE passed away July 1, 2015 at his home. He was born on October 25, 1950 at Friend, NE.
He is survived by his cousin Alan Oliva of Lincoln, Ne.
No services are scheduled at this time. Gerdes Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.
Wed
15
Jul

Derek D. Moore

Derek D. Moore 35 of Fairbury, NE. passed away July 14, 2015 in Fairbury. He was born July 19, 1979 in Fairbury, NE.e. Survivors are Mother: Linda Moore of Fairbury, Sister & Brother-in-law: Terri & Don Day of Blue Rapids, KS., Nephew: Coty Woodside of Manhatton, KS., Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, & his faithful dog Hamlet.

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14
Jul

Terpening

Minnie Mae Terpening, age 106, of Haddam, Kansas passed away on July 13, 2015 at Belleville Health Care Center in Belleville, Kansas.

Funeral services are July 16 Thursday, 10:00am at the Haddam United Methodist Church with Pastor Randy Jellison-Knock officiating

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