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Fairbury Police Report

Fairbury Police Report

Feb. 5: Report of a theft in the 1200 block of Elm Street.

Feb. 7: Report of a theft in the 900 block of K Street.

Feb. 7: Report of a disturbance in the 1000 block of 4th Street.

Feb. 7: Report of a found juvenile in the 500 block of C Street.

Feb. 9: Report of a female arrested in the 300 block of 4th Street for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Feb. 9: Report of a theft in the 1100 block of A Street.

Feb. 10: Report of threats in the 1200 block of Oak Street.

Feb. 10: Report of an assault at the Junior/Senior High School.

Feb. 11: Report of juvenile bullying in the 1000 block of I Street.

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Junior High Students of Month

Photo caption: Contributed photo

Students of the month of January for Fairbury Jr. High are L-R: 7th Graders, Mikasa Lierman, daughter of Rich & Deanna Lierman; Dillon Weichel, son of Kirk & Cindy Weichel. 8th Graders include: Jesse Graves, son of Tracy & Elise Graves; Miranda Heidemann, daughter of Matt & Renae Heidemann.

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JCHC Has Annual Meeting

FAIRBURY The Jefferson Community Health Center Board of Directors held the organizations annual membership meeting on Monday, Jan. 13.

New board members elected were Brian Blobaum, Linda Bauer and Dr. Ted Tucker. They replace board members Julie Knigge and Ryan Parker, who each served a four-year term on the board; and Dr. Craig Shumard, who served two four-year terms.

Board members are elected from among the membership of the Jefferson Community Health Center Corporation. Anyone who has donated a cumulative $100 becomes a member of the corporation and is eligible to serve on the board, attend annual meetings, and participate in the election of board members.

2013 Board Chairman Dick Hoppe thanked the administration, staff, board members and physicians for their work.

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When Did Saluting the Flag Fall Out of Fashion?

As we journey through life, we have to take the good with the bad but occasionally something really gets under your skin and you need to discuss it.

I am at that point.

Recently, as I was covering a basketball game, the Fairbury High School Band began to play the Star Spangled Banner and the crowd became silent.

The band played on and I began to scan the crowd as I often do.

One thing I noticed was the large number of people who took the time to at least stand silently but they did not salute the flag by placing their hand over their heart.

When did that become okay?

I was really alarmed when I spotted a school administrator standing in the crowd without the proper salute of their hand over their heart.

Really? Thats not okay with me.

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Looking Back: What About the Car Saga First?

What About the Car Saga First?

Editor,

Didnt Dwaine Friesen have a good letter in letters to the editor?

He was sure right. Only he forgot the money we are wasting fixing up our old relic of a courthouse. Our city fathers in Fairbury never cease to amaze me. They dont think the people of Fairbury are smart enough to know the final saga of Police Car Stolen but they thought they are smart enough to answer questioneers about the swimming pool. Do the city fathers think the people have selective smarts?

Henry Klee

Endicott

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The Curse of Katies Car Would be a Great TV Show

I really dont watch a lot of television. But there area few shows I like, most of them on The History Channel, PBS or one of the old movie channels.

Admittedly one of my favorite new watches is a show called, The Curse Of Oak Island.

For those who dont know, Oak Island off Nova Scotia is the purported site of a great cache of some sort of treasure; treasure that has been cleverly hidden and defended by a series of traps and rouses designed to keep searchers out.

The TV shows pretense involves two brothers, Rick and Marty Lagina, who are searching for the treasure. But every time they get close to finding something they are led to yet another seemingly endless mystery.

So it is with my daughters car.

Last weekend my daughter Katie came home from college. I decided that I would be nice and give her car a quick cleaning out. I soon found out there was no such thing as quick.

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The Results Are In People Want A New Pool

Surveys are unscientific. So are opinion polls. But unscientific or not the people of Fairbury have said they want a new swimming pool to replace the current 1950s facility and whats more they are willing to dig into their pockets to pay for it.

During the month of January the City of Fairbury with the assistance of web sitesfairburyjournalnews.comandfairbury.comran a survey asking people what they thought about the topic. Of those who responded 75.22 percent said they favored building a new aquatic center. Of those supporting the measure, 78.45 percent said they would be in favor is using a bond issue (tax increase) to foot the bill.

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Catherine MacDonald

Catherine MacDonald

Catherine MacDonald, co-founder of Cliffs Notes, 94, died Sunday.

She was born Feb. 9, 1920.

She launched Cliffs Notes in 1958, with her then husband Cliff Hillegass. She typed an initial mailing to college stores of about 1,000 letters, hammering most of them out in a campground in Colo., because her three children wanted to go camping.

She operated the fledgling publishing company out o f the basement of the family home in Lincoln. In the first few years, she shipped over a million Cliffs Notes with a tiny staff including the couples children.

She was the daughter of Clarence James (C.J.) and Edna Galbraith. She was named Miss Fairbury at age 16. She paid her way through secretarial school at the Lincoln School of Commerce. After marrying Clifton K. Hillegass in 1939, she did clerical work in claims adjusting at a Lincoln insurance company.

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Dana Deger

Dana Deger

Dana William Deger died on Feb. 6, 2014 at the Omaha Medical Center of complications following surgery.

He was born on June 10, 1953 to Virginia Lea Deger and Everett C. Deger in Fairbury. He attended St. Michaels School through the eighth grade and graduated from Fairbury High School in 1971. He attended the University of Missouri in Columbia where he formed life-long friendships and subsequently completed a Bachelors Degree program at Kearney State College. Dana was married to Marcia Kotas on Dec. 28, 1974. Derek E. Lea Deger was born to the couple on Feb. 27, 1977. Dana married Teri Stang Starr on Nov. 24, 2006. They built a home together near Rock Creek Station, where he was living at the time of his death.

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Dana Deger

Dana Deger

Dana William Deger died on Feb. 6, 2014 at the Omaha Medical Center of complications following surgery.

He was born on June 10, 1953 to Virginia Lea Deger and Everett C. Deger in Fairbury. He attended St. Michaels School through the eighth grade and graduated from Fairbury High School in 1971. He attended the University of Missouri in Columbia where he formed life-long friendships and subsequently completed a Bachelors Degree program at Kearney State College. Dana was married to Marcia Kotas on Dec. 28, 1974. Derek E. Lea Deger was born to the couple on Feb. 27, 1977. Dana married Teri Stang Starr on Nov. 24, 2006. They built a home together near Rock Creek Station, where he was living at the time of his death.

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