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Dissolution

Dissolution

Tina J. Bonds and Thomas M. Bonds

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Marriage license

Marriage license

Jan. 29: Brian Alexander Taylor, 24, of Fairbury, and Ashley Faye Adams, 19, of Fairbury

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District Court

District Court

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Nicholas C. Thiemann, of Fairbury: Criminal mischief $1,500 or more, class 4 felony, pleaded no contest, found guilty, sentenced to a minimum of 20 months and a maximum of 54 months in jail with credit for 88 days served.

Joseph C. Hochstein, of Beatrice: Attempt of a class 3 felony, class 4 felony, pleaded no contest, found guilty, sentenced to a minimum of 20 months and a maximum of 60 months in jail with credit for 18 days served.

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County Court

County Court

Filed

Douglas C. Beu, of Lincoln: Operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest on Jan. 21, class 1 misdemeanor; driving under suspension, class 3 misdemeanor.

Myranda N. Parrish, no address listed: Theft by unlawful taking $201-$499 (a cell phone and sim cards) class 1 misdemeanor.

Justin R. Cook, of Fairbury: DUI - .15+ on Jan. 18, class W misdemeanor; possession of K2 or marijuana one ounce or less, infraction.

Hogan W. Higgins, of Fairbury: Assault - third degree on Dec. 19, class 1 misdemeanor.

Kegan A. Mitchell, of Fairbury: Assault - third degree on Dec. 15, class 1 misdemeanor; reckless driving, class 3 misdemeanor; leaving an accident - failure to furnish information, class 2 misdemeanor.

Ashton G. Morrison, of Fairbury: DUI, class W misdemeanor, pleaded no contest, found guilty, sentenced to 60 days in jail with credit for 11 days served, license revoked for six months, $500 fine.

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Traffic

Traffic

Nickalas Lutt, of Hebron: No valid registration, class 3 misdemeanor, $25 fine.

Cary L. Ward, of Lincoln: Speeding, infraction, $75 fine.

Blake R. Johnson, of Carrizo Springs, Texas: Speeding, infraction, $125 fine.

Thomas A. Phillips, of Fairbury: No operators license, class 3 misdemeanor, $75 fine.

Matthew D. Buchli, of Alexandria: No registration in vehicle, class 3 misdemeanor, $25 fine.

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Jefferson Co. Sheriffs Report

Jefferson Co. Sheriffs Report

Jan. 23: Report of deputies responding to the 2000 block of K Street for a burglar alarm.

Jan. 23: Report of road signs damaged by bullets in rural Plymouth.

Jan. 25: Report of a male cited for speeding and possession of marijuna less than an ounce in rural Jansen.

Jan. 26: Toby J. Forbes, of Palmer, was driving a 2005 Ford pickup truck west on 703 Ave. one mile south and one mile east of Steele City when the vehicle left the road, entered a wooded area, collided with an embankment, became airborn and landed on a river sand bar on its roof. The vehicle was totaled. Forbes, Marina A. Fentress, of Beatrice, and Halle D. Oliver, of Beatrice, were all transported to Jefferson Community Health Center with injuries.

Jan. 26: Report of trespassing and theft of a puppy in the 200 block of Commercial Street in Reynolds.

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Fairbury Police Report

Fairbury Police Report

Jan. 22: Report of a female falling down in the 100 block of West 5th Street.

Jan. 22: Report of a burglary in the 1300 block of C Street.

Jan. 23: Report of a disturbance in the 800 block of 5th Street.

Jan. 24: Report of criminal mischief in the 1400 block of 3rd Street.

Jan. 24: Report of a theft in the 600 block of 6th Street.

Jan. 24: Report of a disturbance in the 700 block of E Street.

Jan. 25: Report of an uncontrollable juvenile in the 1000 block of J Street.

Jan. 25: Report of dog bite in the 700 block of 5th Street.

Jan. 27: Report of a juvenile runaway in the 900 block of E Street.

Jan. 27: Report of a suspicious person in the 1000 block of 5th Street.

Jan. 28: Report of phone harassment in the 800 block of 3rd Street.

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There Are Good Teenagers Everywhere

Photo caption: Photo by By Sandy Zabokrtsky/Fairbury Journal-NewsFairbury High School Senior Jordan Johnson mentors students at Jefferson School as part of the new 40 assets Program.

Where are the teenagers that are doing good things?

There is a group from Fairbury Jr./Sr. High that believe actions speak louder than words. The actions are all good according to Jefferson Principal Randy Kort.

During the fall there was a region wide training with Clay Roberts, who discussed the 40 Assets. He worked all week with different levels of both students and teachers. His message concentrated on building a positive future with the youth of our community. He introduced a program, 40 assets, as a way for building positive self-esteem as well as building blocks for developing productive adults.

The presentation not only offered information but it also allowed the opportunity for students and teachers alike to ask, What next?

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The Day That Changed Everything

Looking back into history, some days clearly live forever as we remember what we were doing when it happened.

Sunday will be the 50th anniversary of such a day.

Since I was just one month shy of my second birthday, I dont really remember that day, Feb. 9, 1964.

What happened was the start of the British Invasion as The Beatles made their U.S. debut on The Ed Sullivan Show.

While I was just a wee lad that day didnt really change my life much at the time. But what did happen occurred years later as I discovered John, Paul, George and Ringo on my own.

While I Want to Hold Your Hand was the song that propelled the Fab Four into the spotlight, Hey Jude and the flip side Revolution was the 45 that forever changed my life.

I listened to that 45 record so much that I had to go out and get a second copy. Luckily my father sold records down at his grocery store so I was able to pick up a copy for free.

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Its Time To Tell My Jesse Graham Stories

I have been thinking quite a bit about the late Jesse Graham of Fairbury.

Most will remember that he was the longtime owner of J D Graham Paint & Wallpaper. He passed away in December.

As a personal friend to both me and my family I had been lamenting that I was unable to go to his funeral. An item that I had just thought about this pastMondayas a matter of fact. The last time I saw Jesse he was sitting in his pickup outside of the Journal-News office. Sadly, I was too busy (or so I thought) to go out and say hi.

Anyway I thought about this rather longinglyon Monday.

When I came back into the office after lunchMondayafternoon there was a cancelled check on my desk, written by Jesse, dated March 10, 1985. I went white. Journal-News advertising manager Susan Bartels stopped in my office and could see I was puzzled.

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