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Real Estate

Real Estate

Dec. 23: Estate of Margaret I. Grotelueschen to Kay R. Onnen and Neal Onnen: E1/2SW1/4 and SE1/4 of 10-1-1.

Dec. 23: Marilyn J. Snyder to Steven J. Snyder and Patricia S. Snyder: E1/2 NE1/4 of 7-2-3.

Dec. 23: Marilyn J. Snyder to Sally K. Beckworth: An undivided 1/55 interest in SE1/4 of 30-3-3.

Dec. 23: Marilyn J. Snyder to Andrew W. Snyder and Toni A. Snyder: E1/2 SW1/4 and SE1/4 of 6-2-3, with exceptions.

Dec. 26: Victoria K. Buchanan to Robert W. Buchanan: L10, B5 of Champlins Addition to the City of Fairbury.

Dec. 26: Randall A. Fry to Nathan B. Lewis and Pauline J. Lewis: N1/2 of L11, and S32.75 of L12, B7 of Gross Heirs Addition to Fairbury.

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Jefferson County Sheriffs Report

Jefferson County Sheriffs Report

Dec. 28: Report of a male arrested on Scribner Street in Endicott for DUI.

Dec. 31: Report of an alarm in the 300 block of East Main Street in Plymouth.

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Police Report

Ambulance District #33

Dec 1 - Dec 31 Activity

13Interfacility transfers from JCHC to Lincoln

4Interfacility transfers from BCH to Lincoln and/or Omaha

1Interfacility transfer from Thayer County Hospital to Lincoln

1 Tiering with Diller Ambulance

26 Medical/trauma calls

15 Non-transport calls

Fairbury Police Report

Dec. 17: Report of credit card fraud in Fairbury.

Dec. 21: Report of shoplifting at Wal-Mart.

Dec. 24: Report of a burglary in the 200 block of C Street.

Dec. 26: Report of a juvenile runaway in the 900 block of K Street.

Dec. 26: Report of assisting the ambulance service with opening a door in the 800 block of Ash Street.

Dec. 27: Report of suspicious activity in the 1100 block of A Street.

Dec. 27: Report of a disturbance in the 900 block of C Street. A male was contacted at another location and arrested for DUI.

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Jefferson County Road Dept. Maintainer Burns in Barn Fire

Parking road patrols at home may be a costly mistake for one county employee.

On New Years Day, a barn fire occurred at county employee Ryan Strunks home.

The Strunks were not at home at the time so the fire was not immediately called in to authorities.

Fire devastated the barn and its contents as well as an important piece of equipment that was parked near the barn, as one of Jefferson Countys road maintainers was parked outside near the barn and, consequently, caught fire.

The maintainer was a 2006 and had roughly 5,200 hours of operation on it. Three years ago when bids went out for county maintainers the price that was accepted was $196,801. When a decision is made to purchase a maintainer the county will request bids so it is difficult to say what the present day price would be.

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Senate Passes Unemployment Extension

A bill that would extend long-term unemployment benefits for three months passed in the Senate with a 60-37 vote.

Although this is a major development in the push for unemployment benefits, the 1.3 million American citizens who lost their benefits will still have to wait for the bill to pass in the House of Representatives.

This proposed three month extension will require over $6 billion to fund it. This bill will provide, on average, $256 per week in benefits. It is up to Congress to pass legislation that would save another 1.9 million Americans from losing their benefits over the next six months.

People who oppose the extension do so because of the cost. Many are calling for a cut in other government programs in order to pay for the cost. While these issues are being debated, the unemployed are beginning to feel the negative effects of this loss.

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New Years Day Changes Everything NOT!

The concept of New Years Day actually escapes me.

At one moment in time, midnight on Dec. 31, a magical line is drawn. The old year is on one side and a new year has dawned on the other.

That magical line means that all of the old things (that were considered bad) are in the past and everything is new.

Good riddance 2013! Welcome to a new life in 2014 post after post on Facebook reads on New Years morning.

To me this is nothing but some sort of superstition.

For some reason, as humans, we believe the New Year marks a fresh beginning and all the bad things that happened last year cant get us now.

Its like a flu shot against bad Karma.

Neener, neener bad luck you cant get me now because its 2014.

Really? If I remember correctly werent the same people declaring that 2013 was going to change everything? Wasnt 2012, 2011 and 2010 also some years that we left lying in the dust when a new year dawned?

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If You Want a Job Act Like You Want A Job

Last weekend I went to Salina, Kan. to visit my sister Debbie and her extended family.

During the course of one of the many conversations that were going on my great-niece Reagan asked her father what she should put on a resume.

She was seeking a clerical job at a local dry cleaners.

My nephew said, Ask Fred, he looks at a lot of resumes.

Which I indeed do.

My advice to her was two-fold: 1. make sure everything on the resume is spelled correctly and 2. Dont B.S. people as they see right through that stuff. Hopefully it works out for Reagan.

This Monday,I was coincidentally going through some resumes at work. I am in fact engaged in doing some hiring at several of my businesses. What jumped out at me in virtually every resume I looked at was: spelling errors, grandiose paragraphs on self-importance or simply not paying attention to instructions.

A couple of examples:

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Will Higher Postage Rates Mean Better Service?

In a little more than two weeks postage rates will be headed upward for all classes of mail. The change most noticed will be that of a First Class stamp increasing three cents from 46 to 49 cents.

While this increase should come as no surprise to anyone given the financial plight of the USPS, what people should be wondering is that by paying more money will they get better service? The price hike for all intents and purposes is six percent; double the current rate of inflation.

As consumers we are rightful to ask, If I am paying six percent more, will I get six percent better service. Will my mail be delivered one day quicker, or will it be the same?

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A Voice for Companions

Life is a lot easier when you can speak for yourself but what about those members of society that dont have that voice, most of them have four legs?

There is one lady in southeast Nebraska who has made it her mission to be that voice.

Gayla Hausman is a red-haired lady who started Voice for Companion Animals (VCA).

VCA is a grassroots organization whose mission is to improve the lives of companion animals. But VCA is not her first endeavor into providing support for pets.

Hausman began by doing volunteer work at the Beatrice Humane Society.

She did everything from cleaning to walking dogs. She then went into providing rescue for chained and penned dogs.

Mostly the dogs I helped were very large-breed dogs and it became difficult for me to handle them as I got older and had more health problems, Hausman said. I eventually had to give it up.

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Come See The Waffle Man

Come See The

Waffle Man

Tri County Educational Foundation Fundraiser, at Tri County High School, DeWitt, Neb., on Friday, Jan. 24 from 5-8 p.m. $6-adults; $4-students; Preschool-Free. Big 9 Belgian Waffles (all you can eat), Scrumptious sausages, and 5 different flavored syrups and whipped cream. 41p

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