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Jefferson Co. Sheriffs Report

Jefferson Co. Sheriffs Report

Feb. 10: Steven R. Holliday, of Fairbury, was driving a 1997 Chevrolet north on 563 Ave. three miles southeast of Reynolds when the vehicle collided with a deer. Damages were estimated at $2,000.

Feb. 11: Report of a suspicious vehicle in rural Jansen.

Feb. 12: Report of indecent exposure at Tri-County Schools.

Feb. 13: Report of a male cited near Steele City on Highway 8 for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and failure to carry and exhibit drivers license.

Feb. 14: Lance M. Kruse, of Hanover, Kan., was driving a 2001 Chevrolet east on Highway 8 about a mile west of Highway 103 when the vehicle collided with a deer. The vehicle was totaled.

Feb. 14: Report of a possible drunk driver west on Highway 8 near the Gage County/Jefferson County line. The vehicle was stopped near Endicott, and the driver was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs.

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Fairbury Police Report

Fairbury Police Report

Feb. 12: Report of a male arrested in the 600 block of C Street on an outstanding Lancaster County warrant. He was also cited for driving under suspension.

Feb. 13: Report of a suicial female in Fairbury.

Feb. 13: Report of harassment in the 1500 block of K Street.

Feb. 14: Report of criminal impersonation in a mailed letter received in the 1200 block of Oak Street.

Feb. 14: Report of disturbing the peace in the 1200 block of Oak Street.

Feb. 16: Report of a civil matter in the 800 block of 5th Street.

Feb. 16: Report of a theft in the 200 block of 12th Street.

Feb. 16: Report of shoplifting at Wal-Mart.

Feb. 16: Report of disturbing the peace in the 800 block of Maple Street.

Feb. 16: Report of a dog running loose in the 900 block of B Street.

Feb. 17: Report of animal cruelty in the 1100 block of H Street.

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Gabarrete Imprisoned For 17-20 Years for Forcible Rape of Child

Feri Gabarrete was sentenced to serve 17 to 20 years imprisonment for attempted first degree sexual assault of a child, a class III felony, punishable by up to 50 years imprisonment, Feb. 20 in Jefferson County District Court. Gabarrete previously pleaded no contest to the charge as he was accused of forcing sex on his 13-year-old female relative in a vehicle while traveling back to Fairbury from Beatrice. He currently has an immigration hold placed on him as he is an illegal Honduran. Jefferson County Prosecutor Linda Bauer asked Judge Paul Korslund for a maximum sentence Thursday morning, as this incident was a violent and forcible rape according to Bauer. Joseph Casson, Gabarretes defense attorney, asked for a lenient sentence or even probation as Gabarrete would be immediately deported to Honduras. Through an interpreter, Gabarrete continued to maintain at the sentencing hearing that he did not commit the crime and there is no physical evidence that he did it.

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Remembering Nebraskas Outdoor Giant with Kindness

I grew up in the sleepy little city of Sidney, Nebraska.

Among my friends were the children of Dick and Mary Cabela. Of course you know them as the founders of Cabelas Sporting Goods but I knew them as Dick and Mary.

I look back for a moment as Dick Cabela died earlier this month and several memories surfaced from my past.

As a teenager there were many days spent at the Cabelas house as their children had a rock and roll band and they often practiced there.

Going to the Cabelas house was always a treat as their mother was very generous to us children. Lets face it, the Cabelas really wanted for nothing as their enterprise was already a big success in the late 1970s.

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Letter to the Editor

Hunting for Rosie the Riveter

Dear Editor,

We are sure that you must receive requests every day regarding public interest stories to be published in your Newspaper, but we hope you will feel that our request is a little different.

We are an organization of women who worked on the home front during WWII and we are trying to locate as many of these Greatest Generation women as we possibly can. These women are now in their late 80s and 90s and each has a story to tell which is of historical value. We are trying to put together a record of these stories.

Mabel W. Myrick, PO Box 188, Kimberly, AL 35091

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Oh Canada You Make Me Feel Good About the USPS

Think stamps are too high?

Think postal service has gone to the dogs and there isnt any value in the US Mail anymore?

Well if youre feeling pretty down about that, take a look north of the border and you just might feel a whole lot better.

Canada Post has unveiled a plan designed to help them save $90 million a year and return theagency to profitability by 2019.

Heres the skinny: home delivery will be phased out and the price of postage will increase a minimum of 35 percent and the postal workforce will be reduced by between 6,000 and 8,000 people.

Right now only about one-third of Canadian postal customers receive mail at home. The rest goes toa central location or cluster box. The goal is 100 percent no home delivery.

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New Laugh Laughable But Certainly Doesnt Go Far Enough

If youre in a strip club you can no longer use public assistance cards (one would suppose) to tip your waitress.

This new law enacted by the federal government falls under the Strange but true category as part of Congress passage of the Middle Class Tax Relief Act, which took effect Feb. 22.

The law is designed to prohibit those people who get benefits of financial assistance through U.S Bank ReliaCard systems through the Department of Health and Human Services from abusing how the card is used.

The law further states that recipients of Temporary Assistance for needy families (TANF) cannot use the benefits card in:

Liquor stores

Casinos, gambling casinos or gaming establishments, or

Any retain establishment which provides adult-oriented entertainment (performers who disrobe or perform unclothed.)

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Bonnie Sydow

Bonnie Sydow

Bonnie L. Sydow, 84, of Fairbury, passed away Feb. 1, 2014 in Fairbury.

She was born near Jansen, Neb., July 20, 1929 to William and Berle Pottinger Stegeman. Graduated from Fairbury High School in 1946 and taught eight grades in a one room school house. She married H.T. Sydow on Dec. 8, 1946. She was a member of Fairbury Presbyterian Church, where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday school. She was active in West Ward PTA, VFW Auxiliary, 23 Foundation and the Brotherhood Local Firemen and Engineers Auxiliary. Bonnie enjoyed cooking for family and friends, children, music, reading and playing cards with friends.

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Barbara Sell

Barbara Sell

Barbara Alene Sell, 68, formerly of Fairbury, Neb., died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas, Nev. She was born Oct. 25, 1945, in Beatrice to Alice and Glenn Fall. She was baptized in 1955 at the First Christian Church in Beatrice. She attended elementary school and country school in Beatrice, before graduating in 1963 from Fairbury High School.

On Sept. 8, 1963, she married Harold Weigert of Fairbury. The couple farmed for 20 years. They had two children. She was active with the Fairbury Hospital Candy Stripers, as well as the PTA. She worked at the Montgomery Ward catalog store in Fairbury and served as promotion director for the Nebraska Pork Producers Association for many years.

In 1984, the couple purchased Marvs Liquor in Fairbury and ran the business as Haps Liquor until 1990. She also owned and operated Professional Marketing Concepts in Beatrice.

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Harvey Rosenthal

Harvey Rosenthal

Harvey D. Rosenthal, 60, of Jansen, Neb., passed away Feb. 10, 2014 at Bryan East in Lincoln. He was born on Mar. 12, 1953 at Beatrice and graduated from Diller High School in 1971.

He worked for Sutherlands in Omaha and then farmed and raised pigs near Jansen. He married Sharon Kay Samland on Sept. 17, 1976 at Trinity Lutheran Church of Jansen. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of rural Harbine, Neb. where he sang in the church choir, was on the church council and the board of education. He enjoyed his grandchildren and fishing.

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