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PTA Working Towards New Playground Equipment for Jefferson

After 25 years, the Jefferson School playground will be getting a facelift.

At least that is what several parents have suggested to the Parents Teachers Association (PTA). Over the past several years the PTA has had many fundraisers. Much of the money has gone towards funding the educational learning experiences that have come into the schools for the elementary age students.

Many of these projects have ranged from having an artist in residence to having many programs on personal safety that are presented by professional organizations. Everything that is funded by the PTA is for the betterment of the students and finding alternative ways to support the teachers as they educate the communitys students.

The PTA has also been saving money for a special project that they knew they would eventually be called upon to help build. This year seems to be the year that they would be able to offer the help to betterment of the Fairbury Public Schools.

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Thayer County

Hebron/Thayer County Compiled April 24.

Real Estate:

April 17: First United Methodist Church of Hebron, NE to Wendy K. Voss, and Benjamin C. Voss: Lot 4 in Block 1, KC Nelsens 2nd Addition of Hebron, Thayer County, Nebraska.

April 18: Kent E. Tietjen, and Susan K. Tietjen to Byron Community Building District of Thayer: Lot 15 in Block 5, original town of Byron, Thayer County, Nebraska.

April 18: Byron State Bank to Byron Community Building District of Thayer: Lot 14 in Block 5, original town of Byron, Thayer County, Nebraska.

April 18: Richard A. Edzards, and Nancy Edzards to Janice A. Fintel, and Douglas R. Fintel: NE of NW of 15-4-2.

April 18: Larry A. Edzards, and Elizabeth J. Edzards to Douglas R. Fintel, and Janice A. Fintel: NE of NW of 15-4-2.

April 23: Donald L. Day, and Phyllis F. Day to Ryan Luttrell, and Jamie Luttrell: Part of Lot 7, 10 in Block 10, original town of Hebron, Thayer County, Nebraska.

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Alexandria State Park Reopens

The magnificent Alexandria State Park, as well as other Nebraska State Parks, have officially re-opened after being closed for about seven months; since mid-September 2013 to conduct park upgrades.

The state parks reopened on April 18. They were closed in September with a scheduled reopening on May 1. However, due to the fact we accomplished our goal of constructing rest room facilities ahead of schedule, we were able to reopen parks on April 18. Not all the state parks were closed during this time. We closed 29 park areas, there were still 52 park areas that remained open all year, said Roger Kuhn, Division Administrator, for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

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Color Run to Raise Funds for Relay for Life

A Color Run is being planned for Friday, May 30, to raise funds for the Cedarwood/Gardenside/JCHC Relay for Life team.

A Color Run splashes participants with a washable colored powder at various places throughout the course. Registration fee is $25 for adults or $15 for children under 12. Registration includes a shirt and a sack lunch.

Participants have the option of a 10K run, a 5K run or walk, and a 2-mile Fun Run/Walk.

Pre-registration is required by May 16 for a shirt.

Registration forms are available from Cedarwood assisted living, Gardenside long-term care, Jefferson Community Health Center, the Bob and Wauneta Burkley Wellness Center, Globe Rexall Pharmacy, and First National Bank.

The event is sponsored by the Cedarwood/Gardenside/JCHC Relay for Life team. All proceeds will go to Relay for Life.

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Important Primary Election Dates Announced

On May 13, Nebraska voters will go to the polls for the 2014 Primary Election.

Here are a list of important dates related to the upcoming Primary from the Nebraska Secretary of States office.

April 25 Last day mail-in voter registrations can be postmarked.

April 25 Last day voter registrations can be completed at DMV or county/state agencies or departments.

May 2 Last day for in person voter registration. County election offices will remain open until6 p.m.

May 7 (4 p.m.) Last day county election officials can receive an application for early voting ballot(s) to be mailed to a specific address.

May 12 Last day for early voting in-person at the county clerk or election commissioner office.

May 13 Polls open8 a.m.Central Time/7 a.m. Mountain Time. Stay open until8 p.m.Central/7 p.m. Mountain. First results to be released at that time.

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Fairbury First Friday Art Walk This Friday

This time of year high school seniors are anxiously awaiting to hear back from the different scholarships that they have applied for.

One Fairbury senior recently got some very good news about a scholarship he had applied for. Bryce Taylor was recently notified that he is one of 1,000 recipients of the Gates Millennium Scholarships (GMS).

I really wanted this scholarship, Taylor said. But after I got the letter I never realized exactly how steep the competition was.

The acceptance letter that was sent to Taylor said that he was one in 1,000 recipients but those 1,000 were chosen from a field of 52,000. He was told in the acceptance letter that this year was one of the most competitive candidate groups in the programs history.

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Fairbury First Friday Art Walk This Friday

Fairbury First Friday Art Walk is scheduled for Friday, May 2nd in downtown Fairbury. The art walk, which is free to the public, begins at 5 p.m. There will be four stops on the art walk featuring the works of several local and regional artists. Punch cards can be downloaded at www.Fairbury.com or picked up at any stop. Completed cards will be turned in at Stagecoach Mall and receive a free wine charm, according to organizer, Julie Katz.

The Jefferson County Art Guild, located at 511 5th Street will be featuring the works of artist Judy Holliger, one of the guest artists, from Diller, NE. Holliger has created a unique art form she calls Beach Junk Art. Her novel creatures are composed entirely of objects found on the beach of the Gulf Coast in Texas. Also at the Art Guild, local musician David Hunt will be singing and playing guitar, entertaining art walk attendees from 5 8 pm.

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Looking Back

Photo caption: Contributed PhotoInterior View of Fairbury Plumbing and Heating Co.

120 Years Ago

1894

The Fairbury Gazette

Stanley Matthews was appointed Jefferson County clerk of the district court to succeed his father, who had died in office.

R.B. Enslow bought the newspaper equipment of The Fairbury Fairplay and started The Argus at Alexandria.

Honor pupils in District No. 96, Achtemeier School (1 miles west and one south of Harbine), were Freddie and Willie Schmemeier, reported Della Pearson, teacher; in District No. 69, Welton, later Farmstead school (1 miles southeast of Fairbury), were Nathan Bales, Gracie and Willie Deeter and Rebecca Payne. Sarah Traum was teacher.

110 Years Ago

1904

The Fairbury Journal

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Eenhuis Guilty Only of Resisting Arrest

Eenhuis Guilty Only of Resisting Arrest

A Jefferson County District Court jury needed little time to reach a verdict Wednesday in the case against Jason Eenhuis, 29, of Fairbury.

The trial against Eenhuis began Tuesday with three charges but after a full day of testimony, Wednesday morning the court dismissed the felony assault of an officer charge and overruled a motion to dismiss counts two and three, felony domestic assault and misdemeanor resisting arrest.

Wednesday at the jury went to lunch and returned with a verdict just a few minutes after eating at 12:30 p.m. They found Eenhuis guilty of misdemeanor resisting arrest and not guilty with prejudice of the felony domestic assault charge.

District Judge Paul Korslund ordered a pre-sentence investigation and Eenhuis will be sentenced for the misdemeanor charge by Korslund on June 26 at 1 p.m.

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Real Estate

April 16: Lucille F. Roland to Laverne Bauer and Selma Bauer: L3-4, B10 of Champlins Addition to the City of Fairbury.

April 16: Vernon L. Parker and Janice K. Parker to Weers M & J Farms, Inc.: A fraction of the SE1/4 of 13-2-3.

April 18: Estate of Edwin D. Schmidt to Ronald E. Schmidt and Dennis D. Schmidt: W1/2 SW1/4 and NE1/4 SW1/4 of 11-2-4.

April 18: Estate of Edwin D. Schmidt to Ronald E. Schmidt and Douglas G. Schmidt: NE1/4 of 12-2-4; NW1/4 of 13-2-4.

April 18: Robert J. Milius and Donna J. Milius to Mark Niederklein and Peggy Niederklein: SW1/4 NE1/4 of 16-3-1.

April 18: Roger L. Blobaum and Marjorie Blobaum to Steve W. Knigge and Julie A. Knigge: A tract of land in the SE1/4 of 23-2-3.

April 18: Gary G. Pingel and Audrey L. Pingel to Randall S. Saathoff: S1/2 NW1/4 and SW1/4 of 32-1-4.

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