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Things aren't getting any better for the US Postal System

(Reuters) - The United States Postal Service ended its second quarter with a net loss of $1.9 billion, as first-class mail volumes continued to tumble and the government was unable to provide relief, the agency said on Friday.

Its net loss for the fiscal second quarter ended March 31 surpassed the first-quarter's loss of $354 million, but it remained flat from the year-ago quarter. It was the 20th of the last 22 quarters that the agency has posted a loss, USPS said.

The Postal Service's most profitable product, first-class mail, fell by 4.1 percent in the second quarter as more Americans opted to communicate and pay bills via the Internet.

Liabilities totaling $64 billion exceeded current assets by $42 billion, adding to its dire financial situation, the agency said in a statement.

In the meantime, its shipping and packaging business remained a bright spot.

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Fairbury Man Arrested On Thayer County Warrant

Fairbury businessman Dennis Brown was arrested early Friday on a burglary warrant issued by the Thayer County Sheriff's Department. Officers from the Fairbury Police Department apprehended Brown without incident and remanded him to the Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center.

The Fairbury Journal-News contacted the Thayer County Sheriff's Department for further details regarding the arrest and is awaiting a press release. No further details were available.

Brown posted bail later in the day Friday.

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Diller-Odell's track and field teams will participate May 14

Diller-Odell's track and field teams will participate May 14 in the D-1 District Track and Field Meet held at Bulldog Stadium in Auburn starting with field events at 11a.m., while running events are to begin at 2 p.m.

Meridian's track teams will take part in the D-6 District Track and Field Meet on May 14 at Friend High School. Field events will start at 9:30 a.m. with running events set for 1 p.m.

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May 7, 2014

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May 7, 2014

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May 7, 2014

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Nebraska County Officials Award Scholarship

Nebraska County Officials Award Scholarship

Kara Riggle, a senior at Fairbury Junior-Senior High School, has been selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship awarded by the Nebraska Association of County Officials (NACO). Twelve $1,000 scholarships were awarded to the children and stepchildren of Nebraska county officials and employees.

The scholarship may be used for any costs associated with continuing education including, but not limited to, tuition, books, fees, and room and board. Recipients of the scholarship were selected through an examination of achievements in academics, co-curricular activities and life activities, as well as the submission of an essay entitled The Importance of County Government in Nebraska. Recipients must attend a post-high school educational institution located within the state of Nebraska.

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Fairbury Skills Compete at State Conference

Photo caption: Jared Herman

On April 16, 17 and 18, the local Fairbury Skills USA chapter took part in the annual Skills USA leadership Conference that was held in Omaha.

This year 12 boys competed and entered various Skills related events.

This year the following boys took part in a 3 day conference and competed with other area schools all over the state of Nebraska.: Bryce Schouboe, Aaron Williams, Zach Snyder, Jared Herman, Gabe Dux, Kyle Bauer, Brett Wanamaker, Aiden Burkitt, Dalton Hinrichs, Chris Fisher, Alxzandr Allsman, and Zach Pearce.

Competitions entered this year included Bryce Schoube with Health Knowledge Bowl and mouse trap vehicle, Reed Williams with bridge building and Mobile Robotics, Zach Snyder in Mobile Robotics, Jared Herman with Power Equipment Technology placing 3rd in the state of Nebraska in engines and mouse trap vehicles.

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Sex Offenders Accounted for During U.S. Marshals Operation

LINCOLN The U.S. Marshals Metro Fugitive Task Force, along with state and local law enforcement officers, joined together Wednesday to account for 94 registered sex offenders in Custer, Sherman, Valley, Nance, Boone, Howard and Greeley counties. Participating agencies included the seven counties previously listed, the MFTF and the Nebraska State Patrol.

The goal was to ensure the states sex offenders are living and working where they are reporting and to gain compliance or arrest any who were not in compliance. The teams also focused their attention on arresting any violent fugitives living in the communities.

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Diller Picnic Planned on July 4-6

Fast & Furious is this years theme for the Diller Picnic and it is going to be a huge celebration in Diller!

So mark your calendars for the 118thAnnual Diller Picnic to take place July 4 to 6. Plan to attend.

Its a family affair with events like the tractor pull, carnival, mud drags, kids one mile fun run and so much more.

Kick off the Fourth of July weekend on Thursday and bring your kids to the Midway by Thomas D. Thomas Shows. Also, starting at 7 p.m., will be the Nebraska Bush Pullers Tractor Pull located at the south end of Diller. This high action event is guaranteed to be a thrill for the family. There will be beverages and food available on the grounds.

Come back on Friday night at 7 p.m. for a new entertaining and comedic event, the Redneck Farm Olympics. This event is sponsored by the Field Sports Bar of Diller and will consist of Co-ed teams comprised of three men and three women.

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