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Local Dogs Benefit from 11-Year-Olds Passion

Photo caption: Courtesy PhotoLauren Patton holds the book Oogy that inspired the Oogy Project. She is surrounded by some of the toys, food and blankets that her classmates donated and that Lauren will in turn pass onto a local animal shelter.

Most kids have dreams and goals while growing up but one sixth grader, Lauren Patton, the daughter of Tim and Michelle Patton, has already started taking action on her dreams.

Just before Christmas Lauren had read a book called Oogy and made a book report on it for Mrs. Duxs sixth grade class at Jefferson Intermediate. It was a story about an abused dog that had been left to die in an animal shelter but instead was adopted by a loving family. The story inspired her to the point that she started the Oogy Project.

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Looking Back

Photo caption: CHEERING ON THE TEAM A common sight at boys sporting events in the 1970s, Pep Club girls cheered on the basketball team at the state tournament held at Pershing Auditorium in Lincoln in 1971. The girls had plenty to yell about since the boys brought home Class B championships in 1971, 1973, and 1978.

120 Years Ago

1894

The Jefferson County Journal

The newspaper said Jefferson County had produced more bushels of corn than any two New England states, from an average one-fifth New Yorks and greater than any of the Pacific states. Trouble was, the price was low.

J. Hiner, living south of Fairbury, marketed a 1,780-pound cow.

The City of Fairbury issued regulation uniforms, caps and badges to Police Chief Judd Clark and his officers.

Honor pupils and district No. 88 (one mile east of Steele City) were Willie Downey, Flora Quinn, Frank Records, John Shutt, Charlie and Laura Swett and Ernest Swope.

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Real Estate

Jan. 2: Nichel A. Grubbs to Joseph C. Grubbs: L8, B5 of Fairview Addition to Fairbury.

Jan. 3: Reinke Family Trust to Dean Cerny and Carol Cerny: N106 of L1, and N106 of the E1/2 of L2, B2 of Kings Addition to Fairbury.

Jan. 3: Jerry L. Rosener and Cindy L. Rosener to Lisa L. Rosener: Undivided 9/40 interest in NE1/4 of 17-4-1.

Jan. 3: Marilyn J. Snyder to Andrew W. Snyder and Toni A. Snyder: An undivided 1/25 interest in E1/2 SW1/4 and SE1/4 of 6-2-3.

Jan. 3: Marilyn J. Snyder to Steven J. Snyder and Patricia S. Snyder: An undivided 2/25 interest in E1/2 NE1/4 of 7-2-3.

Jan. 3: Marilyn J. Snyder to Sally K. Beckworth: An undivided 1/55 interest in SE1/4 of 30-3-3.

Jan. 6: Wauneta E. Brown and Roberta M. Ayers to Sharon McDonald: L12, B1 of Lindell and Hansens Addition to Fairbury.

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County Court

County Court

Filed

Ashton G. Morrison, of Fairbury: DUI on Dec. 27, class W misdemeanor.

Tracy D. Rose, no address listed: Sexual assault/forcible on Nov. 24, class 2 felony; strangulation, class 4 felony; false imprisonment, class 3A felony; committing child abuse intentionally, class 3A felony; domestic assault intentionally causing bodily injury, class 1 misdemeanor.

Rebecca Snyder, of Omaha: Unauthorized use of a financial transaction device/$500-$1,500 between Nov. 17-18, class 4 felony.

Kurtis A. Wicks, no address listed: Using a firearm to commit a felony on Dec. 19, class 1C felony; four counts of terroristic threats, class 4 felony.

Bradley L. Fry, of Fairbury: DUI - .15+ or refusal on Dec. 7 , (two prior convictions) class 3A felony; refusal to submit to pretest, class 5 misdemeanor.

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Traffic

Traffic

Kevin W. Dunn, of Hebron: Stop or yield sign violation; failure to use seat belt, $148 in fines.

Lee L. Weidner, of Bellevue: No operators license on person, $73 fine.

Fausto M. Cifuentes, of Fairbury: No operators license, $123 fine.

Peggy D. Ballinger, of Fairbury: Expired in-transit decal, $98 fine.

Victor Cisneros, of Harbine: No operators license, $123 fine.

Joseph V. Petty, of Lincoln: Speeding 73-60, $123 fine.

Michael J. Harris, of Andover, Kan.: Speeding 77-60, $173 fine.

William D. Thompson, of Fairbury: Overtaking and passing a school bus, $548 fine.

Teresa L. Smith, of Fairbury: No operators license, $123 fine.

Kenneth E. Koch, of Beatrice: Speeding 70-60, $73 fine.

Daniel R. Cortez, of Fairbury: No operators license, $123 fine.

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Jefferson County Sheriffs Report

Jefferson County Sheriffs Report

Dec. 30: Report of a civil matter in the 100 block of West Maple Street in Plymouth.

Jan. 1: Report of 10-15 people fighting outside of the auditorium in Jansen. One male was arrested for third degree assault and disturbing the peace.

Jan. 3: Melinda L. Christen, of Filley, was driving east on Highway 136 about a half-mile west of Fairbury in a 2008 Chevrolet owned by Jerome L. Christen, of Filley, when the vehicle collided with a deer. No damage estimate available.

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Fairbury Police Report

Fairbury Police Report

Dec. 26: Report of a female arrested on a Lancaster County warrant in the 600 block of 7th Street and issued a citation for driving under suspension, possession of marijuana less than an ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jan. 2: Report of phone harassment in the 1200 block of Maple Street.

Jan. 3: Report of underage drinking in the 1300 block of 4th Street.

Jan. 4: Report of lost property in Fairbury.

Jan. 4: Report of a domestic disturbance in the 900 block of F Street.

Jan. 5: Report of a well being check in the 600 block of J Street.

Jan. 5: Report of theft of services in the 1500 block of K Street.

Jan. 6: Report of a dog running loose in the 1800 block of K Street.

Jan. 6: Report of fraud in the 800 block of I Street.

Jan. 6: Report of a suicidal female in the 900 block of 5th Street.

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Starck Resigns From Fairbury School Board

Photo caption: This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.comPhoto by Sandy Zabokrtsky/Fairbury Journal-News Fairbury School Superintendent Fred Helmink presents School Board Member Brian Starck with a plaque of appreciation for his many years of service. Starck regretfully tendered his resignation, saying that due to medical issues he felt he needed to concentrate more time on with his family and regaining his health.

The Fairbury School Board met Monday evening and covered several matters one of which was unpleasant for all board members.

The Board accepted the resignation of Brian Starck as board member.

Starck regretfully tendered his resignation, saying that due to medical issues he felt he needed to concentrate on more time with his family and regaining his health.

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So Whats The Story?

Editor:

I was reading the top ten stories in 2013 in your 1-8-14 paper. On the cop stealing the police car the public was left hanging as to what happened. It was a big stink covered up. I dont think a judge in Lincoln County could drop charges for what happened in Jefferson County. The theft didnt take place in his jurisdiction. What Id like to know:

Was what Fairbury paid to get their cruiser back just a bribe to get this all swept under a rug to cover it up?

Did Colbys mental evaluation show he wasnt fit to stand trial so to save money and embarrassment no trial was held?

Was this one of these Good Old Boy schemes where he is one of us, Just sweep it under the rug and forget it and hope not to much stink escapes?

Why dont your papers do like Paul Harvey and print the rest of the story?

Henry Klee

Endicott

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After 50 Years From Launching the War on Poverty: We Can Cut Poverty Again

50 years ago, on January 8, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson used his State of the Union address to call on our nation to launch an unconditional war on poverty, a national commitment resulting in programs like Medicare, Medicaid, Head Start, Pell Grants, expansions to Social Security, nutrition assistance and local self-directed efforts.

Some policymakers will claim that we launched this war, and poverty won, as our nation today still struggles with 46.5 million people under the federal poverty line, about $23,500 for a family of four.

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