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Letters to the Editor

Nebraska Clerks of the

District Court Association

Editor:

On June 18th and 19th I had the privilege of hosting the Nebraska Clerks of the District Court Association for their Summer Meeting. I chose Fairbury for our meeting site and was not disappointed.

The Clerks were delighted with everything Fairbury had to offer them. I had numerous comments on how kind and friendly everyone treated them. Some are planning to bring their husband/wife and family back to Fairbury for a weekend getaway.

They brought business to motels, gas stations, restaurants and stores. They loved our city park, brick streets and beautiful buildings. They were very impressed with the tour of Endicott Clay. But most of all they enjoyed the people of Fairbury and the open welcome they received by all of you. Thank you, Fairbury!

Rose Wiegert, President

Nebraska CDC Association

Reader Thankful for

Effort By Council man

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To Me Soccer and Baseball Have A Lot Of Similarities

While the rest of the United States has been gripped to some ESPN station watching the World Cup Soccer championships from Brazil, I have been sitting back quietly not really getting all of the hub-bub.

I dont exactly consider myself a Renaissance Man but neither do I believe myself to be a Rube. I like to think of myself as learned, well-versed on a wide array of topics, excellent at current events and in short able to discuss just about any topic while out in a crowd. But like I said, when it comes to soccer I just dont get it.

I have been trying to watch some of the World Cup games with my son, who is well versed on everything sports. His explaining the game of soccer to me is akin to explaining all the ins and outs of an NFL game to a first-time viewer. Its more complicated than it appears.

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The Newspaper Is Just That Important To Some

Hardly a week goes by that we dont get a request for help.

Regular readers. Occasional readers. Even people who dont read the Journal-News will call, write or stop in asking for assistance. We even get pleas from people who dont live in our coverage area, asking that we get involved in solving certain situations or problems.

And its all very flattering. People just assume that since were from the newspaper we can fix what ever it is they deem to be broken. And admittedly through the local, state and national contacts that we have established over the years this publication has developed quite a Rolodex of contacts that we can call on to seek advice, input and assistance on a wide array of subjects. But that is the newspaper industry in general.

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The Fourth of July Eagle announces the beginning of the sale of fireworks for the fourth

Photo caption: The Fourth of July Eagle announces the beginning of the sale of fireworks for the fourth. The eagle is located at the corner of 14 and K street where the Optimists Fireworks are located. This year they are partnering with the Jefferson Intermediate Playground Committee. Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky Fairbury Journal News

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Distribution Centers over Capacity

Distribution canters in Wisner, Stanton, and Wakefield, Neb., have exceeded warehouse capacity, and center organizers respectfully ask that no additional donations be made, until such time as additional donations be made, until such time as additional specific needs are identified.

The centers have a wide variety of items including: food, personal hygiene, clothing, laundry supplies.

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Statewide Magazine Features Diller Picnic

The July/ August 2014 issue of Nebraska Life Magazine features a tour of Dillers granddaddy of Nebraska picnics and a listing for readers with recipes from the villages own picnic cookbook.

Over the five-page feature, Dillers Granddaddy of Picnics, Nebraska Life staff writer, Matthew Spencer, takes readers back to that first picnic on the banks of Indian Creek in 1897. The story also brings readers along for the show-stopping parade as 118 years of tradition proudly marches on by the Kansas border in Jefferson County.

Three summer recipes are featured from the cookbook A Taste of Diller. Generations of treasured family dishes are served up amid colorful photography, including Apricot Wraps, Mamas Salsa on Strip Sirloin, and Lemon 7-Up Salad.

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Fairbury Council Passes On Request To Aid Daycare Provider

Members of the board of directors for Kids Connection, a local not for profit daycare center in Fairbury, came before members of the local city council on Tuesday hoping for some financial assistance. What they came away with was empathy but no pledge of dollars.

City leaders offered moral support but no money for the struggling daycare center, which according to board vice-chair Carman Hinman, is running in the red. Hinman spoke on behalf of the board saying it is estimated that by year's end the daycare provider will be an estimated $5,000 in the red.

"We have done fundraisers and received some grants, but it just hasn't been enough," she said. "The money that we get from enrollment fees are our main source of income but most of that goes to salaries. We are struggling at the present time"

Hinman said the board would be grateful for what ever level of support the City could provide.

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New Drainage Tools To Help Run Off Problems At McNish

Photo caption: RENOVATIONS BEGIN AT MCNISH-Fairbury begins renovations at McNish to update the storm sewer system with new type of erosion mat as well as many other renovations. Contributed Photo

Growth is a good thing.

It is especially good for our community, unless the infrastructure is not growing along with the community. Such is the case at McNish Park in Fairbury.

McNish Park was established in 1920 and was originally known as Highland Park. During the depression, several WPA projects helped build McNish up to what it is today. The WPA projects included the Boy Scout cabin, the outdoor sanctuary as well as the totem pole fountain and rock waterfalls.

Over the years as Fairbury grew northward McNish became an important part of Fairburys storm water control structure. McNishs storm system was responsible for approximately 23 acres of drainage when the Fairbury storm sewers became overloaded.

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Livingston Enterprises To Expand

Livingston Enterprises of Mahaska is undergoing a major expansion to their swine producing facility.

The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (water division) is seeking written comments from the public regarding the DEQ's intention to approve the proposed plan which would allow the rural Mahaska, KS enterprise to construct two additional buildings and increase their swine capacity by 4,996 head. In addition to the new buildings new shallow pits with pull plugs will also be added.

Those wishing to submit comments have from July 2 through Aug. 1. Comments made should pertain solely to issues the DEQ has authority under the Livestock Waste Management Act. All comments should be sent to: Agriculture Section, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality. PO Box 98922, Lincoln, Ne., 9509.

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City Hires Rental Inspector

After nearly two years of trying to enforce ordinances for minimum housing standards but having no enforcement personnel, the Fairbury City Council voted Tuesday to hire Kelly Davis of Fairbury from Davis Home Inspections.

Davis will be responsible for certifying local residences for being up to code prior to occupancy. His contract with the City runs through July 2015.

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