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Fairbury Police Report

Fairbury Police Report

March 4: Report of a male who was issued a citation for driving under suspension.

March 5: Report of a truck parked in a no-parking zone in the 900 block of E Street. The owner moved the vehicle when the tow truck arrived.

March 5: Report of BB gun damage to a window in the 1300 block of 7th Street.

March 7: Report of a disturbance in the 2000 block of K Street.

March 7: Report of a theft in the 300 block of 8th Street.

March 7: Report of fraud in the 900 block of 5th Street.

March 8: Report of a disturbance in the 1500 block of F Street.

March 9: Report of theft in the 800 block of C Street.

March 10: Report of criminal mischief at Crystal Springs Park.

March 10: Report of underage drinking in the 200 block of 7th Street.

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Dailey Joins JCHC Rehab and Sports Clinic

Photo caption: Contributed PhotoDanielle Dailey OTR/L, CLT, demonstrates lymphedema therapy technique on volunteer Corky Huss of Fairbury.

Danielle Dailey OTR/L, CLT, has joined Jefferson Community Health Centers Rehab and Sports Clinic as full-time occupational therapist.

Dailey has more than 19 years of experience in occupational therapy. She has special interest and emphasis in lymphedema therapy, pediatric therapy and hand therapy, but has experience in all types of occupational therapy with all ages of patients, including home health and hospice patients and nursing home residents.

Occupational therapy, often called OT, is the use of treatments to develop, recover or maintain the daily living and work skills of a patient with a physical or developmental condition.

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AARP Smart Driver Class April 2

An AARP Smart Driver Class (a defensive driving class) will be given Wednesday, April 2, from 8 a.m. to noon at Jefferson Community Health Centers downtown meeting room, 512 C St.

The course is being organized in Fairbury by Jefferson Community Health Centers Sterling Connection program.

Sterling Connection membership is not a requirement to participate.

The class is designed to give everyone the knowledge to be a Smart Driver.

The cost is $15 for AARP members, and $20 for non-AARP members.

Each participant will need to bring their AARP membership card and their drivers license to the class.

Pre-registration is required by March 26 by calling (402) 729-6855.

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Fairbury Slumlords beware, The City is Coming for You

Though I walk through the valley of filth, I will fear no slumlord for the city is with me.

For many years the city of Fairbury has been littered with abandoned and dangerous houses. These houses have simply been left to rot away and pollute the neighborhoods in which we live.

Neighbors call and complain, yet little, if anything, has been done to correct this serious economic disease that infects our town.

That is, until now.

The City of Fairbury Council and staff has had enough and theyre not going to take it anymore. They have put their foot down and started to make property owners clean up their ghetto-like buildings or they are being demolished.

Hurray!!!!

If you own one of these dilapidated buildings, I and the city will show you no mercy. Clean it up or it will be taken away from you.

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Another Mans Trash...Is Unwanted In my Dumpster

You know what they say about another mans trash being someone elses treasure. Well in my case another mans trash is just that; someone elses garbage.

By and large I tend to be a pretty mellow guy. A little on the OCD side but low-key just the same. There really isnt very much that gets me steamed. Building on fire: not a problem. Employee drama and crisis: the United Nations could learn a thing or two from my handling of the situation. Mad customers: I can make them leave feeling like family.

But a simple thing a little item. A small ingenuous act can really make my ears red. Like someone putting their trash in my dumpster.

Last weekend, I was at the Journal-News office emptying trash cleans, policing the area and the like. In addition to being owner/publisher I also get to be the janitor; something many of my college professors thought I wasnt even qualified to do.

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Decayed Housing Numbers Really No Surprise

Starting late last week the City of Fairbury has begun a process to raze houses in the communitywhich are blighted, substandard and frankly unlivable. Demolition procedures beganThursday and will continue until the seventh house is razed.

For the past couple of years Fairbury has been awarded funds through the state of Nebraska that help fund the tearing down of blighted properties. These properties in our community by some estimates number 100. While that amount of dilapidated structures may be surprising to some, the harsh reality is that these figures arent out of bounds at all.

Rural communities like Fairbury face many of the same problems.

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Endicott Village Life: Visit # 25 - The Redbird

Back in 1965 the Endicott High School Redbird noted that Ray Thomas Barber Shop was open for business with hours from9 am to 6 pmeach day. Open nights wereWednesdayand Saturday. Ray appreciated your patronage.

The April 15, 1966 Redbird contained a headline Endicott High To Discontinue. In a meeting, which was held in the high schoolon Tuesdayevening,April 12,it was decided to discontinue the Endicott High School after the present term.

The State Board of Education would permit the high school to operate the next year on probation along with 47 other small high schools in the state. However, since many of the points against Endicott would be physically impossible to correct it was thought that it would be to the students advantage to attend an accredited high school the next year.

It had not been decided where the Endicott students will got but they may attend any high school in the state.

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Robert G. Smith

Robert G. Smith

Robert G. Smith, 82, longtime resident of Alexandria, Nebraska, died March 11, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was born to Peter C. and Helen B. (Strelow) Smith on September 21, 1931 at home on the farmstead near Martell, Nebraska.

Robert served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He entered the US Navy December 3, 1951 and served until November 29, 1955. His assignments included service on the USS Epping Forest in San Francisco and the USS Porterfield in San Diego. He was chosen to be among the honorees on the 2014 Korean Veterans Honor Flight-Airlift, something he was looking forward to at the end of this month.

He married Betty K. Lee of Alexandria on October 9 1954 at St. Marys Catholic Church in Alexandria, Nebraska. To this union, seven children were born, Judy, Robert (died at birth,) Kevin, Nancy, Betty Jayne, Annette and Kerry.

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Lucille Rudkins

Lucille Rudkins

Lucille Rudkins, 94, died Monday, March 17, 2014 at Washington.

Survivors include daughter, Marlene (Willie) Iwert, Garden City, Kan.; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, Mar. 19, 2014 at Ward Funeral Home, Washington.

A funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Mar. 20, 2014 at Ward Funeral Home, Washington with, Pastor Judy Hill officiating.

Burial will be in Hollenberg Cemetery.

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Krista Medina

Krista Medina

Krista C. Medina, 7, of Fairbury, passed away at JCHC in Fairbury. She was born Dec. 5, 2006 in Fairbury, to Daniel Medina & Courtney Nicholson.

Survivors are Father, Daniel Medina of Fairbury; Mother, Courtney Nicholson of Fairbury; brother, Hayden Medina; half brothers, Adrian Nicholson, Shawn Enhaus; half sister, Natalie Medina; grandparents, Mike & Joyce Medina of Fairbury; Mark & Diana Busing of Fairbury; Aunt, Bobbi Troutner and husband Dallas of Fairbury.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday Mar. 21, 2014 at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Fairbury with, Father John Birkel officiating.

Memorials to the Familys Choice.

Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge of arrangements.

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