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Marriage License

April 14: Lyle Robert Slama, 40, of Reynolds, and Glenda Lee Veatch, 39, of Reynolds.

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Traffic Report

Robert L. Eveleigh, of Great Bend, Kan.: Speeding, infraction, $200 fine.

Richard D. Pianalto, of Atwood, Kan.: Speeding, infraction, $75 fine.

Doyle A. Wolken, of Diller: Stop or yield sign violation, infraction, $75 fine.

Colt J. Heiden, of Lincoln: Stop or yield sign violation, infraction, $75 fine.

Jeffrey R. Rahe, of DeWitt: Speeding, infraction, $125 fine.

Michael R. Reiber, of Beatrice: Two counts of overweight axles, infractions, $175 in fines.

Dean A. Heideman, of Crab Orchard: Two counts of overweight axles, infractions, $300 in fines.

Eric J. Grams, of Diller: Exceeding posted load capacity on bridge; exceeding width limits; CMV-load securement violation, class 3 misdemeanors, $235 in fines.

Jerry W. Henderson, of Steele City: Stop or yield sign violation, infraction, $75 fine.

Tyson Q. Adams, of Fairbury: Stop or yield sign violation, infraction, $75 fine.

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Sheriff Report

April 8: Kathryn L. Bartak, of Lincoln, was driving a 2007 Saturn west on Highway 8 about a half mile east of Reynolds when the driver swerved to miss an object in the road and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle collided with a guard wire. The vehicle was totaled. Damages to the guard wire were estimated at $750.

April 11: Report of a possible drunk driver near Harbine. A traffic stop on Highway 136 resulted in the arrest of a male for driving under the influence of alcohol.

April 13: Report of a male who was stopped for a traffic infraction in Diller. The male was driving under the influence of alcohol and was arrested.

April 13: Report of a well-being check in rural Fairbury.

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Police Report

April 10: Report of an assault in the city park.

April 10: Report of an animal complaint in the 1200 block of 7th Street.

April 10: Report of vandalism to a vehicle in the 500 block of 5th Street.

April 11: Report of sexual assault of a child in March in Fairbury.

April 11: Report of theft of a grill in the 800 block of Ash Street.

April 12: Report of a welfare check in the 900 block of 5th Street.

April 12: Report of disturbing the peace in the 900 block of C Street.

April 12: Report of a disturbance in the 1100 block of A Street.

April 12: Report of a civil matter in the 700 block of 3rd Street.

April 13: Report of disturbing the peace in the 800 block of K Street.

April 14: Report of a suicidal person in Fairbury.

April 15: Report of an unwanted person at a residence in the 1100 block of 3rd Street.

April 15: Report of harassment in the 1300 block of B Street.

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Benefit at Faith Lutheran Church

Benefit at Faith Lutheran Church

The friends and family of Kim Hasbrouck is having a benefit luncheon at the Faith Lutheran Church at 1630 I Street. The luncheon will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 27. Food will include choice of BBQ sandwiches or ham salad sandwiches with a wide assortment of salads and desserts. Hasbrouck suffers from pulmonary hypertension, enlarged heart on the right side and subsequent kidney failure. Due to her medical diagnosis she has had multiple hospitalizations and is requiring continued kidney dialysis. All proceeds from this benefit will go to help defray medical expenses.

for her kidney dialysis and multiple hospitalizations.

Supplemental financing is available through Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

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Endicott Village Life Visit #30 - The Redbird

Volume IV, Number 5, October 6, 1937

PLANS DEVELOPING FOR COUNTY FALL FESTIVAL

The Endicott Schools will join other school of the county in helping to make the first Jefferson County Fall Festival. The Festival will be held in Fairbury,Friday, Oct. 15.

The first event of the day will be a Soap Box Derby. The Derby will start at9 a.m. Any boy or girl in the county between the ages of6 and 15 maytake part. The cars must be built by the drivers. There will be two classes and three prizes will be given in each class. The races will be run of the hill of 8thStreet between J and F. Entries closeOct. 12.

At11 a.m. will be a Childrens Parade. Prizes will be given for ponies, pets, decorated bicycles, best costumes, and doll buggies.

At12 oclock noonwill be the picnic dinner in the City Park. Each family should bring a basket lunch. Free coffee will be furnished. A band concert will be given during thenoonhour.

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Meridian Students Attending Boys and Girls State

Photo caption: Michael Groves

Meridian High students attending Boys and Girls State are:

Lupe Dimas is the son of Guadalupe and Gabriela Dimas of Ohiowa and a junior at Meridian Public School. Lupes school activities involve wrestling, football, track, drama, speech, band, and choir. He is a member of Thespians, National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, Student Council, Show Choir, and Quiz Bowl. His summer activities include Legion Baseball. Lupe has received several outstanding actor awards and qualified for State Speech this year placing 6th in Duet Acting. He has consistently been on the Honor Roll. Lupe is sponsored by the Ohiowa American Legion Post #193.

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Living in a Star Trek World

I think I might be watching too much Star Trek.

A few months ago, I gave up on television when I realized how much time I was wasting parked in front of the boob-tube watching idiotic shows that dont really matter.

Instead, I began programing what television I was watching by strictly diverting my viewing habits to DVDs and Internet steaming of my favorite must-watch shows.

Now, Im not rushing down to the local store to purchase hour after hour of movies on DVD, rather Im hitting the pawn shops where DVDs are $1. Its cheap viewing entertainment compared to cable television.

I discovered several seasons of Star Trek Deep Space Nine in my travels and brought them home for just a few bucks.

In all I have more than 90 hours of Deep Space Nine to watch and I skipped the series when it was first aired.

I was a huge Star Trek Next Generation fan and I also watched the Voyager series off Netflix about a year ago.

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Finding Reward from My Job in Quite a Different Place

Hey mister, whatcha doin?

The voice was ever so slight and faint. Maybe it wasnt even really a voice at all. Maybe it was just the wind.

Mister, what are you doin with those boxes?

I peered over the back end of the tailgate of my pickup last Thursday night as I unloaded boxes into the back door of the Journal-News to see a little girl. She was six, maybe seven years old and hanging onto a chain link fence around a house on the other side of the alley. I explained to her that I was unloading boxes.

Why? she asked.

I explained that I had a customer who depended on me to get them product when they needed it and I was putting boxes in the building so they could be delivered in the morning.

Is your job boring, it looks boring, she said. Before I could formulate an answered she then asked, Do you like your job?

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Its Hard to be InformedWhen Candidates are Mum

Who do you want to vote for?

Who should you vote for?

Do you know anything about any of the candidates?

Well, if youre looking at local races and who the best candidate might be, probably not.

Each election year the Journal-News sends out candidate packets. Candidates answer a slate of questions and they are all published in a special section the week prior to the election.

Its a chance for everyone running for a local office to tell voters a little bit about themselves, their philosophy and why they are seeking office. In short its an opportunity to do some pressin of the flesh in print, or courting the mass electorate, if you will.

But what if no one cared enough to let you the people care what they think?

Do they really want to be elected badly enough if they dont care enough to share their platform?

Even those candidates running unopposed need to let people know where they stand.

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