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Lady Jeffs Basketball Camp

LADY JEFFS VOLLEYBALL, BASKETBALL CAMP for grades 5-8 was held May 28-30 at the Fairbury Jr.-Sr. High School gym. Competitors were seated (l-r) Michaela Buchli, Maycee Seibolt, Leah Mach, Brooke Schmidt, Jami Mans, Maggie Layton, and Josi Mans. Kneeling (l-r) Marissa Rogers, Brynn Novotny, Christina Hickey, Brittyn Wentz, Shelby Klaumann, Briaunna Knothe, Ellie Ohlde, and Marlee Biehl. Third row (l-r) Cora DeBoer, Toriann Likens, McKenzie Layton, Mallonee Biehl, Lauren Patton, Adriana Kroeker, and Karly McCord. Fourth row (l-r) Izze Schwab, Delaney Miller, Bryn Livingston, Sara Huss, and Jessa Eden. Not pictured: Josie Blatny, Claire Shumard, Kennedy DeBoer, Hannah Knigge, and Jaelle Johnson. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News

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What did we do before cell phones?

I got my first cell phone when I was a junior in high school. This would have been about 2003, and cell phones were relatively new back then. I think only about 10 of my classmates had phones, so we werent calling each other with them much.

I was involved in many sports and activities during school, so I, like many of my teammates, was using the phone to call my mom when the bus got back to the school so she would know I was on my way home. Before cell phones, several of us would have to use the schools office phone to call home so our parents knew to be watching for us. A few area towns were consolidated into the same school and many of us lived out in the country or in a neighboring town, so we had several miles to drive when we got back from games.

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I Think Some Guy Killed A Guy Here Or Something

How do you attract and keep a kids interest without using video games and at the same time give them a history lesson? The answer is simple: take them to a re-enactment were someone gets killed.

Last weekend while attending one of the many events at Rails & Trails Days I was fortunate enough to spend quite a bit of time at historic Rock Creek Station. Admittedly it has been quite a while since I made the trip to Rock Creek. Once there I frankly always wonder why I wait so long between visits.

As a watcher of people it is always fun for me to see how others react in various settings. What small children find interesting: small animals, mud clods and sticks dont necessarily interest adults. And what adults like, say historical items and related memorabilia may not interest teenagers.

Dude, I think some guy killed a guy or something here, I overheard. So it was last weekend.

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Nebraska Should Do More To Promote Rock Creek Station

Answer these questions quickly:

1. Where is The Haymarket Square? Easy...Lincoln.

2. Pinnacle Bank Arena? Easy again...Lincoln.

3. Mahoney State Park? Near Omaha...off I-80.

How about Memorial Stadium, The Lied Center for performing Arts or the Henry Doorly Zoo? The answers: Lincoln, Lincoln and Omaha. Do you detect a theme here?

Now answer this? Where is Rock Creek Station? If youre from this area you probably know the answer of where the station is and why its famous, as the location where Bill Hickok (Wild Bill) killed his first man. But if you live just about anywhere else, like most people, you probably havent a clue.

And why is that?

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Real Estate

Real Estate

May 27: Clarence Marschman and Mary Marschman to Jason Marschman and Nikole Marschman: A tract of land in the NE1/4 and NW1/4 of 30-3-4.

May 27: Janice M. Davis to Phyllis A. McCown: L2, B9 of Original Town of Fairbury.

May 27: Roger L. Gibson and Janice R. Gibson to Stephen C. Deger and Mary K. Deger: L3-4, B13 of Highland Addition to Fairbury.

May 28: Nolte Family Decendent's Trust to Bruce E. Nolte: N1/2 SW1/4 of 15-4-2.

May 28: Nolte Family Decendent's Trust to Belva Winters: S1/2 SE1/4 of 26-4-2.

May 28: Keith W. Richardson and Lorraine W. Richardson to Michael C. Backer and Joni R. Backer: N44' of L6, B2 of King's Second Addition to the City of Fairbury.

May 29: Estate of Opal Maxine Vesely to Brian K. Smith: L1, B4 of Mendenhall's Addition to the City of Fairbury.

May 29: Sheila C. Goldsberry to Kevan V. Goldsberry: SE1/4 of SE1/4 of Section 18 and NE1/4 NE1/4 of Section 19-1-4.

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Marriage License

Marriage licenses

May 30: Tyler Robert Davis, 23, of Fairbury, and Kayla Lyn Black, 23, of Fairbury.

June 2: Josiah Henry Cossel, 35, of Fairbury, and Joenalyn Paderes Tambong, 34, no address listed.

June 4: Kegan Adam Mitchell, 30, of Fairbury, and Dani Nicole Kenning, 25, of Steele City.

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Sheriff Report

Sheriff's Report

May 17: Report of criminal mischief in Steele City.

May 26: Report of a traffic stop at 14th and L Streets in Fairbury for speeding. The driver was cited for possession of marijuana less than an ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia.

May 29: Report of a disturbance in rural Harbine.

May 29: Warren E. Jantzen, of Plymouth, was driving a 1998 Buick east on Highway 4 about two miles east of Plymouth when the vehicle collided with a deer. Damages were estimated at $500.

May 30: Report of a traffic stop in Harbine that resulted in the arrest of a male for driving under the influence of alcohol.

May 30: Report of a civil problem in Jansen.

May 30: Michael J. Hammer, of Reynolds, was driving a 2002 Dodge west on Highway 8 about three miles east of Reynolds when the vehicle collided with a deer. Damages were estimated at $4,000.

May 31: Report of a theft in rural Fairbury.

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Police Report

May 28: Report of an attempted burglary in the 1500 block of 4th Street.

May 29: Report of a theft in the 1200 block of 7th Street.

May 29: Report of a traffic stop in the 200 block of West 3rd Street that resulted in the recovery of a stolen vehicle.

May 29: Report of an assault in the 2200 block of H Street.

May 29: Kristin M. Specht, of Fairbury, was driving west on 14th Street near Highway 136 in a 2000 Mitsubishi owned by Stacy S. Specht, of Fairbury, when the vehicle collided with the back of a 1990 Ford driven by Jacob L. Shadduck, of Fairbury, and owned by Kevin Shadduck, of Fairbury. Damages to Specht's vehicle were $2,500. Damages to Shadduck's vehicle were estimated at $300.

May 30: Report of a male who was arrested in the 900 block of Maple Street on a Jefferson County warrant.

May 30: Report of a theft in the 300 block of E Street.

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New Performer at Jefferson County Fair

New to the Jefferson County Fair will be ventriloquist Greg Claassen. He is scheduled for two performances on Friday, one at 6:30 and a second at 7:30 at two different locations.

Claassen has been an active entertainer since 1980, and a full time entertainer since 1998. He has been featured at the Silver Dollar City at Branson, Mo. He has performed at many different venues the include both entertainment as well at corporate functions.

Claassen was determined at a young age to learn to throw his voice to entertain family and friends. Initially it was a hobby that eventually grew into a full time profession. Six years into his ventriloquist career he was selected as a National Winner in the Bob Hope Search for the Top comedy competition. This has led to performing jobs at Disney World in Orlando FL as well as being featured as a corporate entertainer with regular appearances at places like Caesars Palace and the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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Fairbury Police Department Issues 23 Citations, Two Arrests

The Fairbury Police Department participated in the nationwide Click it or Ticket campaign which ran from May 19, 2014 through June 1, 2014. During that time period there was increased patrols. The extra patrol time was possible through a grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS). This grant allowed Officers to work extra time in order to increase the enforcement of traffic laws and specifically increase patrol for seat belt enforcement. The extra time worked by Officer will be paid for by the NOHS.

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