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Fairbury Man Arrested On Burglary Charge

A Fairbury man was arrested early Saturday morning in connection with a burglary at a rural Steele City House.

Kyler Pfingsten, age 18, was apprehended at his residence after he had been identified as entering a residence and attempting to take items out of a gun cabinet at the Steele City residence.

According to a press release issued by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office a call was received of a burglary in progress at a residence outside of Steele City. The reporting party advised that someone had entered the house but was scared off by the home owner.

Sheriff's department officers responded to the scene and searched for the suspect. There was no one located at the scene. During the investigation a suspect was developed and identified as Pfingsten.

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Trial Over Before It Begins

Fairbury's second jury trial within a month was over before it even began.

On Monday jury selection began and was completed for Dylan Nippert, 26, of Diller who had been charged with multiple counts of sexual misconduct with a minor. However, before the trial was set to begin later that same day a hearing began without the jury present, presided over by Judge Paul Korsland.

Nippert entered a plea of 'no contest' to two of six counts of third degree sexual assault of a child. Each count carries a penalty of up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. The prison sentence can run consecutively or concurrent. Two counts of first degree sexual assault had been dropped in exchange for the plea.

Nippert will be sentenced on July 3 in Jefferson County District Court. He is currently being held in the Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center.

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Rollover accident early Tuesday morning

Photo caption: Uriah Cheatham

Uriah Cheatham Age 33 of Fairbury was arrested on May 13, 2014 for alleged 3rd Offense Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol above .150 (4 Felony), Driving During Revocation (2 Misdemeanor), Leaving the Scene of Property Damage Accident (2 Misdemeanor), Willful Reckless Driving (2 Misdemeanor).

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Omaha Man Apprehended After Stand Off In Reynolds

An Omaha man is in custody following a stand off in Reynolds after an armed altercation Sunday.

Terence L. Bartunek, Jr., of Omaha, formerly of Dewitt is currently being held at the Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center in Fairbury on charges of second degree assault, terroristic threats, possession of a controlled substance, use of a weapon to commit a felony and felony discharge of a weapon in a residence.

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office county communications received a call of shots fired in a mobile home in Reynolds. Upon arrival contact was made with the tenant of the residence who told officers that a male subject was still inside the mobile home and that he had access to numerous weapons.

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Beatrice Police Department Reports Burglary

This morning the Beatrice Area Chamber of Commerce received a phone call from the Beatrice Police Department that Buss Real Estate was broken into something during the night. A book of checks was taken from the property that it for Rental Management Trust Account, Buss Reality. The account is at First National Bank account number 253179 and the check numbers that were taken were numbers 3303 through 3310.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Beatrice Police Department, 402-223-4080.

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Ribbon Cutting for Dillers newest business: DSS, Definitive Software Solutions, LLC in Diller

The Diller Community Club will be hosting a Ribbon Cutting for Dillers newest business: DSS, Definitive Software Solutions, LLC in Diller, Nebraska located at Lottman Carpenter. The ribbon cutting will be this Thursday, May 15th at 10am.

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Click it or Ticket Campaign

The Fairbury Police Department will be participating in the nationwide Click It or Ticket Campaign which will be beginning on May 19, 2014 and ending on June 1, 2014. During the period, increased patrols will be made possible due to a grant through the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS). This grant will allow officers to work extra time in order to increase the enforcement of traffic laws and specifically increase patrol for seat belt violations. The extra time worked by officers will then be paid by the NOHS. With the goal of increasing seat belt enforcement, the Fairbury Police Department hopes to increase the number of people wearing seat belts.

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Maple Street Railroad Crossing Closed for Night

Photo caption: Fairbury Emergency Personnel were called to the railroad crossing on Maple street near tenth street. An asphalt truck has spilled hydraulic fuel at the crossing. Absorbent material was spread over the spill, however it was determined that the area would not be safe to drive over until Tuesday, May 13.

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How does Kissing a Goat and Type 1 Diabetes go together?

Photo caption: Kaylee Sipek

In, 2011, Kaylee Sipek was terribly sick. Unknown to her or her parents she was suffering from seriously high blood sugar. She was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and life for her and her family will never be the same. Kaylee was 10 years old and in the 5th grade, she is not the first Fairbury Public School student to get this diagnosis, in fact there are six students with Type 1 Diabetes.

So, what does kissing a goat have to do with Type 1 Diabetes? Kaylee and her mom Tami are raising money to support Tour de Cure sponsored by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Tour de Cure is held in 44 states nationwide. In 2013, 65,000 cyclists in 89 events raised more than $25 million to support the ADA mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

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habitat workshop being held at the Union Bank Meeting Room in Fairbury on Tuesday, May 20th

The Importance of CRP for Grassland Birds

Habitat Tour will highlight many of the positive effects CRP has on grassland bird populations

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