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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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Letters To The Editor

Idaho Reader Notes Poor Mail Service Delivery

Dear Editor,

I have a few comments to make to you. I know you have no control over the USPS.

On Dec. 10, 2013, I received my Journal-News Paper of Nov. 27, 2013.

Today Dec. 11, 2013, I received my Journal-News Paper of Nov. 20, 2013. Only front page and page 10A. Nothing else of the paper.

I know we get our paper always a week or 10 days after its published. I dont mind as I enjoy your paper and articles.

I dont understand missing a whole section. A long time ago they came in a brown sleeve, then for while it was stapled.

I know mail service isnt like it once was.

Anyway, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Sincerely, Alvin Kujath

Pocatello, Idaho

Some Young People are Excellent!

Editor:

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Memories of Santa from Long Ago

Each year at this time memories come flooding back into my head of Christmases past.

They are thoughts of years gone by, remembrances of being young or when the kids were small.

I usually think of family and friends relatives from so many years ago, who I either have lost track of overtime or who are no longer with us.

Ah, The Fairbury of my youth.

They are all happy thoughts.

For whatever reason lately, I have been thinking of Santa Claus.

Thats right, the big guy himself. I have seen Santa, met Santa and had many experiences with St. Nick as a kid.

Aside from the typical going to see Santa at the red hut on the north side of the downtown square, Santa used to peek in the window at my house located at 903 7th Street.He Would always knock on the big picture window, peek in at me and ask me if I had been a good boy. He called me by name, Feller.

It was an astonishment to me.

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New Years Resolutions: Where Do We Go From Here?

With the start of another new year scant more than a week away now is usually the time that people make new years resolutions...if youre one of those who head down that road.

And,with 2014 just around the corner lets say you are one of those who want to do something different. What should that different be? Lose weight, be healthier? Thats always a biggie. Work harder? Take more time off? Cases can be made both ways. How about save more than you spend? Thats always a good idea.

But resolutions can be made simple and easy. They dont have to be some lofty goal that probably will just get broken anyway.

How about: be nicer.

Take a look around you. Watch the news, read the paper, listen to the radio. We are hearing about way too much violence.

Way too much crime!

The news coming out of places as close as Lincoln is ghastly. Everyday someone gets robbed, beaten, shot, abused and on and on.

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