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Milking Cows Is No Walk In The Park

There are several people whose occupations I respect: Sheep shearers (its hard on your back), engineers, doctors and veterinarians (how do they pass all of those advanced math and science college courses?) and dairy farmers. I was reminded of dairy farmers dedication when I interviewed Todd and Robin Jordening for our dairy month story.

I milked cows at a small dairy the summer after my sophomore year in college; I thought milking cows looked like fun. I worked the night shift by myself, which began at 11 p.m.

There are many memories from my nearly four-month job that I dont think Ill ever forget. I can still feel what it was like to step outside the milking parlor at 2 a.m. as I switched herds. I had to take the heavy-milking cows back to their pen and bring back the lighter milking cows to the milking barn. My 70-yards-or-so walk between the barns provided a calm, cool walk with an often-clear sky.

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Looking Back

Photo caption: This is believed to be the former Jr. High Building that is no longer standing. It has since been torn down and in its place is the Step Ahead Early Childhood school directly behind the Central School located at 808 F Street. Contributed Photo

120 Years Ago

1894

The Fairbury Gazette

Fairbury printers beat the lawyers in baseball, 48-24. Col. C.J. Bills was knocked out briefly when hit in the back of the head by a ball.

John Nebeker was running a hotel at Gladstone.

Sell Williams and Will Smirl made money on the Fourth of July with their Edison phonograph. Persons listening put rubber tubes to their ears after dropping a nickel in the slot.

Jefferson County Methodists planned for a camp meeting in Brawners grove.

David Burke was first and Charles Wyatt second in a five-mile bicycle race in Fairbury. Others in the race were Earl Green, Alva Kinnamon, Clyde McDowell and Forrest Thompson.

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Park View Begins Replanting Its Landscape

The Park View Apartments in Fairbury by city park suffered a loss of several trees last year during strong wind storms. Twila LEcuyer, manager at the Park View, decided that now was the time to slowly start filling those vacant spots with new trees.

Their neighbor, Steve Siefford, just happened to have just the tree to fill the need. He and his wife, Crystal, had gone to Florida and while there picked up some seeds from a bald cypress. Although the tree was native to the southern swamps, once it is in places like Nebraska it was able to thrive.

The seeds required some extra, tender loving care and Siefford was just the person to give them the attention. The seeds required incubation for six months in the refrigerator, then over the winter they seedlings were started and then nurtured. Siefford nurtured 20 seeds and has given them away to friends and family as far away as Kearney and Omaha as well as to people around here.

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Real Estate

June 3: David Courtright Lange to Chris Nunn and Heather Nunn: L3-4, B3 of Lindell and Hansens Addition to the City of Fairbury.

June 5: Paul H. Aden to Gregory J. and Ramona Young: L4 and the E1/2 of L5, B4 of McDowells Addition to Fairbury.

June 9: Donald E. Barber and Nancy J. Barber Revocable Trust to Justin Bennett and Kayla Bennett: A tract of land in the NW1/4 of 5-3-3.

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Dissolutions

Jaimie John Shelley and Jenny Marie Shelley

Jason Alan Blake and Amanda Kay Stiltz

Mindy L. Cary and Ray E. Cary

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County Court

Justin T. Johnson, of Salina, Kan.: Speeding, $25 fine.

Ronald L. Vonbehren, of Grand Island: Speeding, $75 fine.

Brianne R. Ukowich, of Brighton, Colo.: Speeding, $200 fine.

Jeremy R. Slama, of Wilber: Speeding, $125 fine.

Stephanie R. Chase, of Lincoln: No valid registration, $25 fine.

Lisa M. McKinney, of Fairbury: Speeding, $75 fine.

Spencer R. Baumbach, of Lincoln: Speeding, $75 fine.

Eva M. Morrell, of Westminster, Colo.: Speeding, $75 fine.

Steve Vuong, of Lincoln: Speeding, $75 fine.

Kim N. Osovski, of Nebraska City: Speeding, $200 fine.

Rodney D. Linsenmeyer, of Tulsa, Okla.: Speeding, $75 fine.

Gary L. Moeller, of Plymouth: Stop or yield sign violation; no license on person, $100 in fines.

Greggory S. McGlory, of Pitkin, La.: No operators license, $75 fine.

Nathaniel D. Gray, of Gallatin, Mo.: Speeding, $75 fine.

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Sheriff's Report

June 5: Report of a disturbance in rural Steele City.

June 6: Report of a disturbance in Steele City.

June 7: Report of a minor cited for minor in possession in rural Fairbury.

June 7: Report of a traffic stop in rural Fairbury that resulted in a citation for driving under suspension.

June 7: Report of a family disturbance in rural Fairbury.

June 8: Report of a traffic stop in Endicott that resulted in the arrest of a female for driving under the influence of alcoholic liquor.

June 10: Report of a dog bite in Steele City.

June 10: Marvin D. Saathoff, of Diller, was driving a 2008 Chevrolet east on Highway 8 two miles east of Endicott when the vehicle collided with a deer. Damages were estimated at $1,000.

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Police Report

June 1: Report of the Police Department assisting the Jefferson County Sheriffs Office with a stolen vehicle in the 300 block of E Street.

June 5: Report of a theft in the 400 block of 5th Street.

June 5: Report of suspicious activity in the 700 block of F Street.

June 6: Report of criminal mischief in the 400 and 500 blocks of E Street.

June 6: Report of disturbing the peace in the 1300 block of 4th Street.

June 6: Report of trespassing in the 1200 block of West 3rd Street.

June 6: Report of children entering an unoccupied residence in the 1200 block of F Street.

June 6: Report of a DUI in the 900 block of C Street.

June 7: Report of vandalism in the 100 block of West 3rd Street.

June 7: Report of shoplifting in the 1300 block of E Street.

June 7: Report of a dog running loose in the 1200 block of 4th Street.

June 8: Report of a theft in the 700 block of E Street.

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Hazardous Waste Collections Coming This Fall

Five Rivers RC&D, in a partnership with the Nemaha NRD, was awarded a three year grant in the amount of $122, 034 from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Qualitys Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grants Program.

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Annual Salad Festival Successful Fundraiser

A total of $1,200 was raised during the annual salad festival of the Jefferson Community Health Center Auxiliary on May 22 in Fairbury.

A total of 230 people were served at the festival, according to Lana Likens, director of public relations, marketing and development at Jefferson Community Health Center. This years attendance was about the same as last years, Likens said.

We were very pleased, Likens said.

The salad festival is the biggest fund-raiser for the auxiliary each year, and has a long tradition in Fairbury, she said. She has recently found evidence that the Salad Festival likely began in 1965, just a few years after the hospital opened as Jefferson County Memorial Hospital in 1963.

We plan to celebrate the 50thanniversary of the Salad Festival next year, Likens said.

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