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Court Report

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Brittany L. Reed, of DeWitt: Speeding, $75 fine.

James R. Zidek, of Waterville, Kan.: Speeding, $25 fine.

Loren A. Morgan, of Diller: Stop or yield sign violation, $75 fine.

Andrew E. Tanner, of Spring, Texas: Speeding, $75 fine.

Leca L. Good, of Washington, Kan.: Speeding, $25 fine.

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Trevor S. Pingel, of Lincoln: Delivery or intent to deliver a controlled substance near a school on March 28, class 3 felony; contributing to the delinquency of a child, class 1 misdemeanor.

Michelle L. Villicano, no address listed: Committing child abuse intentionally/no injury, on March 28, class 3A felony; delivery or attempt to deliver a controlled substance on March 28, class 3 felony.

Breanne S. Burt, of Lincoln: Driving under suspension on March 19, class 3 misdemeanor.

Sentenced

Justin R. Cook, of Fairbury: Possession or use of drug paraphernalia, infraction, pleaded guilty, $100 fine.

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Sheriff Report

April 17: Report of suspicious activity in rural Endicott.

April 18: Report of a female cited for driving under suspension and two males cited for possession of open alcohol containers in the 1100 block of K Street.

April 22: Report of a missing young female in Plymouth. She was located.

April 23: Report of reckless driving on Highway 136 between Jansen and Fairbury. A traffic stop was initiated, and a male passenger was cited for having an open container of alcohol.

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Police Report

April 17: Report of a suicidal person in the 1400 block of D Street.

April 17: Report of a theft in the 1500 block of K Street.

April 17: Report of a complaint of adult abuse in the City Park.

April 18: Report of a suicidal person in the 400 block of 7th Street.

April 18: Report of loud music at Crystal Springs.

April 19: Report of a dog running loose in the 1000 block of 3rd Street.

April 19: Report of a dog running loose in the 1000 block of J Street.

April 20: Report of an intoxicated person in the 600 block of 7th Street.

April 20: Report of suspicious activity in the 800 block of Ash Street.

April 20: Report of a disturbance in the 1100 block of A Street.

April 21: Report of a found dog in the 1100 block of G Street.

April 21: Report of assaults at the City Park.

April 21: Report of a theft in the 2000 block of K Street.

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AseraCare Hospice Recognizes Busing

Sandra Busing of Fairbury was chosen as this years Volunteer of the Year for AseraCare Hospice of Beatrice.

Busing received an award and certificate at the Nebraska Hospice and Palliative Care Association annual conference in Lincoln on April 15, where she was honored with dinner and a special presentation.

She is married to Joe Busing and they reside in Fairbury.

They have two grown children and a grandson.

Sandra has been a volunteer for AseraCare Hospice since 2011.

Sandra said, My mother was on hospice in 2007 and I was so impressed with how much love and care my mother received. Ive always enjoyed working with the elderly so when I saw a request in our church bulletin for hospice volunteers I answered the call.

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Higher Food Prices are Coming Soon

There is little in this world that is easy to predict, but this one is rather obvious.

If you like food (and I know that you do), get ready to shell out a lot more cash just to eat.

No, thats is not good news but it is reality.

One of the states we lean on the most for food is California.

Right now, 100 percent of California is officially in a drought as the last .2 percent of the state that was listed in the abnormally dry category was reclassified in the moderate drought class last week.

It seems the Gold Rush State is bone dry.

Texas is also a major food producer and suffering a serious drought as well with 68.68 percent of the state listed in the drought category.

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Letter to the Editor

Scheets, Lunchroom Hero

To the Editor,

As a school lunch professional, I have read horror stories of children in other cities choking to death in the lunch room. Some are because no one noticed before it was too late. And others are even worse than going unnoticed, are when someone didnt want to get involved. Some are afraid of the consequences if they do something wrong. And some say its not my job and expect someone else to step up.

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One Random Act of Kindness Makes a Whole Day

Sometimes its the smallest of things.

Last Friday started out pretty much like every other day for me. I stayed in bed too long after the alarm went off. I was late getting in the shower. I stared into my closet and wondered which shirt to wear with what pair of pants. Shoes and socks on and out the door.

As usual there was no time to grab any breakfast at home. So, I decided to make a quick run through McDonalds and grab a bowl of oatmeal and orange juice. When I pulled up to the window thinking about which disaster to tackle first the woman at the window said, The guy ahead of you just bought your breakfast, would you like to do that for the person behind you?

I thought for a moment and said, Sure. Then I asked who was the person in front of me. The attendant replied, I dont know, he just did a good deed. Clearly, I didnt know the person in front of me. It was just some guy in a random maroon pickup.

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Good News Abounds This Time of Year

It is always a pleasure to be able to report the many accomplishments that our areas youth are recognized for each week in the pages of the Journal-News. For those people who say that nothing good ever happens in our community or kids today are nothing but trouble they really arent paying attention.

While there certainly are things that appear in print on the pages of this newspaper that we do not relish publishing, by and large there are many more news stories, photos and snippets highlighting the many good things that younger members of our community do.

At no time is that more evident than this time of year. As schools head toward winding down our mailbox and email folders are literally bursting at the seams with more good things that kids do than we have room to print in one edition. Its a problem we like having. And we can assure our readers that we will get them all in, each and every one, as space allows.

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Barbara Betty Troxel

Barbara Betty Troxel, 86, died April 22, 2014, in North Platte, Neb., formerly of Fairbury.

She was born July 9, 1927, in Ipswich, England, to Charles and Dora Isabella Bennett.

She became a war bride when she married Kermit Punk Troxel on April 25, 1945 in the Church of England in Ipswich. After WWII Betty and Kermit returned to the United States where they settled on a farm in Endicott. When she arrived in the US, she was unfamiliar with American style cooking. With the help of other women in her farming community, she quickly came up to speed. Once she learned, she became known for her cooking, especially her pies. While in Endicott, Betty became a member of the Endicott Womens Auxiliary and quilting clubs.

Betty enjoyed poetry, opera, and science fiction movies. She also loved to sing along to Elvis Presley gospel music.

In 2012, Betty was diagnosed with cancer and proclaimed, Ill fight it until the end! She fought a good, hard fight.

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Verneal D. Barber

Verneal D. Barber, 88, of Fairbury, formerly Diller, Neb., passed away April 23, 2014 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. She was born January 19, 1926 at rural Harbine, Neb. to Oscar and Ida (Engelman) Schnuelle.

Survivors are her husband, Charles Barber of Fairbury; son, Charles Barber and wife, Ardith of Diller; grandchildren, Marcy Barber of Lincoln, Neb.; Angie Clifford and husband Chris of Diller; Jeff Osterman and wife, Sandi of Lincoln; great-grandchildren, Cale and Samantha Clifford of Diller; sisters, Elaine Patras and husband, John of Elkhorn, Neb.; Joyce Neuman of DeWitt, Neb.; Janet Lawrence and husband Conrad of Henderson, Nev.; brother, Richard Schnuelle and wife, Jean of Jansen, Neb.; sisters-in-law, Arlene Wolter of Columbus; Loretta Barber of Beatrice; Carol Barber of Calif.; many nieces & nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; infant brother; sister, Arlene Nippert and husband Willard; brother-in-law, Herman Neuman.

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