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Avenue of Flags

Avenue of Flags

Volunteers are needed to help put out the avenue of flags around the courthouse for the 4th of July, on July 3rd at 8am. They will be taken down on July 5th at 8am.

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Plymouth Flower and Photo / Art Show

Plymouth Flower and Photo / Art show will be held Saturday, July 12 th from 10 am 2 pm at the Plymouth Community Center. Bring your flower and garden produce. Enter your photo and art exhibits! Enjoy lunch at the Garden Cafe! Prize to be awarded. Free Admission. For further information contact Nancy at 402-656-4791 or Eileen 402-656-5485. Youth divisions for 12 years and under. Well have a division for almost anything!

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Former Resident Named FACS Teacher of the Year

Michelle (Fairley) Galles from Randolph Public Schools joined hundreds of other Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) teachers and other career educators recently at the 40th annual Nebraska Career Education Conference in Kearney, Nebraska. The annual professional development opportunity was held June 2-5 and is sponsored by the Nebraska Career Education department at Nebraska Department of Education.

One of the highlights is the annual Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers of Nebraska (FCSTN) banquet. Teachers across the state meet for an awards banquets to honor area partnerships and achievements. Michelle was nominated from other teachers for FCSTN 1-5 years teacher of the year. Michelle has taught for two years at Randolph Public Schools. During this time she has excelled in the classroom, had numerous FCCLA members qualify for State Leadership Conference, and had a state president, as well at being the District 7 advisor.

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Looking Back

Photo caption: LOOKING ONTO E STREET IN FAIRBURY between 5th & 6th Sts in the 1930s. Contributed Photo

120 Years Ago 1894

The Jefferson County Journal

Rain-making rights in two South Dakota counties sold for $1,500.

Frank Wallaces wheat east of Fairbury made 35 bushels an acre in the poor crop season. He got 50 cents a bushel for it. Taking part in a Sunday school program at District No. 26, 2 miles north and one east of Reynolds, were H.J. Bauer, D.E. Brown, Daisy, Mary and H.B. Cerveny, Jenny Diethelm, Etta French, Bessie, Eva and Roy Gregg, Verda and Zoe King, Harry Pearson, William B. Peterson, Bertha Pommer, Daisy and Mollie Glopansky, Winnie Torrey and Ernest, Freddie and Millie Witt.

110 Years Ago 1904

The Jefferson County Journal

A crowd of 2,000 people was reported at the Plymouth July Fourth celebration.

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Real Estate

June 10: Edward E. Brink to Kendan R. Garber: N62 of L12, B1 of Original Town of Fairbury.

June 12: Estate of Colton J. Schoenrock to Kruz Schoenrock and Brurria Baker: A portion of B11 of McDowells Subdivision of the SW1/4 of the NW1/4 of 14-2-2.

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Court Report

County Court

Filed

Gary E. Aldrich, no address listed: Operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest on June 1, class 4 felony; possession of a controlled substance, class 4 felony, bound over to district court.

Gary J. Morrison, no address listed: DUI - .15+ or refusal (two prior convictions) on June 6, class 3A felony; driving under suspension, class 3 misdemeanor.

Kristina L. Few, of Plymouth: Domestic assault -third degree on May 18, class 1 misdemeanor.

Christopher A. Manning, of Hebron: Possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person (a sword and throwing knives) on May 15, class 3 felony; carrying a concealed weapon (knives in a glove compartment), class 1 misdemeanor.

Joan G. Vculek, of Fairbury: Failure to license dog on April 26, misdemeanor.

Sentenced

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Sheriff Report

June 12: Report of a suspicious vehicle and occupants in rural Fairbury.

June 13: Report of investigation of a felony failure to appear in district court for completion of sentence.

June 14: Gerhardus C. Engelbrecht, of Fairbury, was driving a 2011 Kia west on PWF and Fairground Road when the vehicle sideswiped a fallen tree in the road. Damages were estimated at $2,000.

June 15: Report of an injury accident in rural Fairbury. One male was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol and minor in possession of alcohol. Another male was cited for minor in possession of alcohol. A third male was cited for minor in possession of alcohol and possession of drug paraphernalia.

County Court

Traffic

Ryan L. Nickel, of Fairbury: Speeding, $75 fine; littering, $100 fine.

Melvin L. Melander, of Fairbury: Disobeying traffic control device, $25 fine.

Randall S. Saathoff, of Diller: Speeding, $125 fine.

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Police Report

June 12: Report of a theft in the 800 block of G Street.

June 12: Report of possible gun shots in the area of 11th and I Streets.

June 12: Report of a vicious dog in the 1300 block of 5th Street.

June 12: Report of a disturbance in the 900 block of G Street.

June 13: Report of a neighbor dispute in the 800 block of Ash Street.

June 13: Report of harassment in the 1200 block of 7th Street.

June 13: Report of a vicious dog in the 800 block of E Streets. The dogs owner was issued a citation.

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Time Flies When Life Fills Up Your Days

Next week marks two years since I began writing for The Belleville Telescope and the Fairbury Journal-News. I remember very clearly that first insane week, and it seems crazy to me that it has been two whole years already.

I started work on July 2 (yes, July 2 is next week already) and interviewed and wrote my first feature story for both papers the story on native Kayla (Colgrove) Wilkinsons tryout for that summers Olympics in only a few hours because it had to be on the page about six or seven hours after I started my first day. It was insane.

Im always reminded of how quickly time goes by the school year. Since I began my newspaper career in 2006, I have always done the profiles of new teachers at the schools. I am always in disbelief every August when Im reminded that its time to profile those new teachers. School just got out, I always think.

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It Would Have Been Quicker To Walk From The Office

Working in the newspaper business certainly has its ups and downs. Here at the FJN we love to print good news, positive happenings in our community and coverage area. Business expansion, park clean up efforts, stories about youth doing amazing things. Its all good.

But sometimes we have to do things we dont like as well. Taking pictures at fires and noting the loss of property (and hopefully not loss of life) is a partial on that list. Last week there was a fire on K Street in Fairbury. Luckily it was only a garage and not someones home that was involved.

As I grabbed my camera and headed to the scene it first was obvious to me that this was THE place in town to be. Cars were everywhere. Parked cars. People in cars rubbernecking as the drove up K Street, down the side streets and through alleys. I parked four blocks away and walked. I think it would have been closer to walk from my office.

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