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Jesse Graham

Jesse Graham

Jesse D. Graham, passed away peacefully Dec. 23, 2013.

He was a World War II Veteran he proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946.

He is survived by Doris E. Graham; his three daughters, Beverly Jo and husband, Joseph Thomas Nitti, Jessie Jane Javorsky, and Kathleen Marie Graham; four grandchildren, Yvette Maureen Nitti, Michael Anthony Nitti, Jeffrey Ryan Javorsky and wife, Brandi Javorsky, and Douglas Edward Graham and wife, Natasha Ann Graham; and five great-grandchildren, Chandler Michael Gaspar, Penelope Lane Lee Nitti, Bentley Ryan Javorsky, Zoie Sophia Graham, Makenzi Leigh Graham, and Jett Douglas Graham.

Services will be Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Fairbury, with Pastor Lana Likens officiating. The family will greet friends on Thursday, Dec. 26, from 7-9 p.m. at the Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home.

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Elaine Johnson

Elaine Johnson

Elaine Dorthea Johnson of Fairbury, loving wife to Vernon B. Johnson for 72 years, passed away on Monday, Dec. 23 at the Heritage of Fairbury.

She is survived by her husband Vernon; son, Gene and wife, Jackie of Beatrice; son, Jerry and wife, Deb of Omaha; and daughter, Jody of David City, Neb.; grandson, Justin Johnson and wife, Maggie and great-grandchildren, David and Nell of Hebron; grandson, Jarod Johnson and wife, Kate of Chicago, Ill.; grandson, Nate Johnson of Chicago, Ill.; granddaughter, Carrie and husband, Dave Bushnell of Seattle, Wash.; grandson, Brice Volker and wife, Emily of Auburn, Neb.; granddaughter, Stephanie Estes and husband, Gabriel; and great-grandchildren, Jeromy, Jacob and Genesis of Manhattan, Kan., Colin Volker and special friend, Courtney Metcalf of Lincoln.

Services will be held at the First Christian Church of Fairbury on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Gail Cross officiating.

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Endicott Village Life: Visit # 16 - The Redbird

The following are excerpts from the Endicott High School Newspaper, The Redbird.

On May 16, 1947 the Seniors are listed as Keith Compton, Merle Lange, Robert Shelburne, Dale Everett and Delores Oltrogge.

With the new school year opening in the Fall the September 17, 1948 issue listed Dorothy Strain as Superintendent, Florence Milne as high school teacher, Belva Hewitt as elementary teacher and Elvera Hewitt as elementary teacher. The Senior class was Vernie Kalumann, Doris Clark, Marvene Specht, Dale Lange, Mervin Knocke, Wendell Hughes, Patricia Everet, Nancy Hardy and Ross Smith.

A week later it was noted that the OK Mattress Works began an expansion project. The building which will be located on Main Street, will be 40 x 60 feet and combine the site of the present building and the space directly south of the mattress factory.

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Tri-County Superintendent Receives 2013 Distinguished Service Award

Photo caption: Courtesy PhotoRandy Schlueter (left) receives his award from John Osgood, the state coordinator for NSASSP. Schlueter is currently the Tri-County School Superintendent.

The Nebraska State Association of Secondary School Principals is proud to recognize Randy Schlueter, Superintendent of Tri County Public Schools, as the Distinguished Service Award winner for 2013.

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Real Estate

Dec. 12: Ausra Garrett to Nathan M. Lintz: S67 of L5 of Harriet Bushs Subdivision to the City of Fairbury.

Dec. 12: Edward L. Crocker, Phyllis Brunow Ebke and Orville Ebke and Phillip D. Brunow and Yvonne Brunow to Brian W. Stewart and Christine L. Stewart: N45 of L6-7, B1 of Wilcoxens Addition to the City of Fairbury.

Dec. 16: Joyce L. Ude and Crystal L. Stall and Alan G. Stall to Jason D. Trimm and Beulah A. B. Trimm: N47.25 of S190 of W150B7 of W.G. McDowells Subdivision, an Addition to the City of Fairbury.

Dec. 16: Rita L. Ude to Jason D. Trimm and Beulah A.B. Trimm: N47.25 of S190 of W150B7 of W.G. McDowells Subdivision, an Addition to the City of Fairbury.

Dec. 16: Clifford Vetch to Dallas I. Troutner: L2-3, and the E40 of L4, B12 of Champlins Addition to Fairbury.

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County Court Report

Filed

Sonja A. Norman, of Beatrice: Driving under suspension on Nov. 14, class 3 misdemeanor; speeding, infraction.

Nathan D. Rogers, of Boelus, Neb.: Deer regulation violation on Nov. 22, class 2 misdemeanor.

Sentenced

George W. Busing, of Fairbury: No proof of insurance, class 2 misdemeanor, pleaded no contest, found guilty, ordered to pay $75 fine.

Rick E. Rosenthal, of Lincoln: Deer regulation violation, class 2 misdemeanor, pleaded guilty, $100 fine.

Lonnie L. Ribblett, of Central City: Shooting wildlife from a highway or roadway, class 3 misdemeanor, pleaded guilty, $100 fine.

Daniel P. Burke, of Clarks: Shooting wildlife from a highway or roadway, class 3 misdemeanor, pleaded guilty, $100 fine plus $1,000 in liquidated damages.

Donnie L. Meyer, of Wymore: Misuse of public property/abandon vehicle, class 5 misdemeanor, pleaded guilty, $25 fine.

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Traffic Report

Marlen M. Alba, of Wymore: Speeding 70-60; no operators license, $148 in fines.

Sandra L. Zabokrtsky, of Endicott: Speeding 50-35, $123 in fines.

Kayla A. Luedke, of Lincoln: Speeding 77-60, $173 fine.

Nathan C. Saint, of Jewell, Kan.: Speeding 76-60, $173 fine.

Robin R. Hughes, of Fairbury: Speeding 48-25, $248 fine.

Stephen G. Frayser, of San Marcos, Texas: Speeding 65-45, $173 fine.

Britny F. Hinz, of Fairbury: Operation of an unregistered vehicle, $73 fine.

Christopher D. Drees, of Daykin: Speeding 73-60, $123 fine.

Ronda S. Homolka, of Daykin: Speeding 74-60, $123 fine.

Michael A. Jennings, of Firth: Speeding 64-45, $173 in fines.

Aiysha M. Johnson, of Western: Speeding 70-60, $73 fine.

Darcy K. Kapke, of Fairbury: Speeding 72-60, $123 fine.

Benjamin T. McBride, of Fairbury: Following too closely, $98 fine.

Jill P. McCord, of Fairbury: Speeding 76-60, $173 fine.

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Sheriff's Report

Dec. 12: Sidney E. Eilts, of Fairbury, was driving a 2004 Ford south on 578 Road between 718 and 719 Avenue when the vehicle collided with a deer. No damage estimate available.

Dec. 13: Paul D. Gropp, of Milford, was driving a 2010 Dodge north on Highway 15 south of Highway 4 when the vehicle collided with a deer. Damages were estimated at $1,500.

Dec. 14: Elsie Jane C. Graves, of Fairbury, was driving a 2001 Chevrolet south on 560 Avenue one-half mile south of Reynolds when the vehicle collided with a deer. Damages were estimated at $1,000.

Dec. 16: Rebecca J. Rollins, of Fairbury, was driving east on Highway 136 west of 566 Avenue when a tire blew, which caused the vehicle to go into a ditch. The vehicle collided with a mailbox owned by Richard H. Newton, of Fairbury. Damages to Newtons property were estimated at $110.

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Police Report

Dec. 2: Report of a burglary in the 800 block of H Street.

Dec. 2: Report of possible identity fraud in the 700 block of W. 4th Street.

Dec. 2: Report of phone harassment in the 1300 block of F Street.

Dec. 8: Report of a complaint between roomates over a car in the 1300 block of Oak Street.

Dec. 11: Report of a fight between students at the Fairbury Junior/Senior High School.

Dec. 11: Report of an assault in the 1000 block of A Street.

Dec. 11: Vicki A. Kroll, of Fairbury, was driving a 1995 Chevrolet in the 1000 block of A Street when the vehicle collided with a parked 2007 GMC owned by John C. Connell, of Fairbury. Kroll said she didnt realize she had collided with the parked vehicle. Matching damage was found on her vehicle. Damages to each vehicle were estimated at $1,000.

Dec. 13: Report of suspicious people in the 800 block of 3rd Street.

Dec. 13: Report of a theft in the 1500 block of 4th Street.

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The Day the Dirtbags Got Me

A week ago I received a chilling phone call from the fraud protection division of my bank.

No one ever wants to hear from the fraud protection division of your bank, even if they just want to wish you a Merry Christmas.

A nice woman on the phone asked me if I had used my debit card that day and I replied, Well no, Why?

She then asked me if I had done business with some company named Awale in England and of course I had not.

I thought that this might be a fraud, she said.

After reassuring me that the charges would be stopped and my card numbers cancelled, she informed me to go to my local bank and apply for another debit card as mine had just been hot-carded.

After determining the amount of damage to my account, I raced over to my bank.

The ladies there were so nice to me and helped me despite my grouchiness.

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