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Local Farmer Contributes $2,500 to Fairbury Rural Fire Department

Photo caption: Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky/Fairbury Journal NewsVerl Schoenrock awards Fairbury Rural Fire Department with $2,500, which he won through a drawing, Americas Farmers Grow Communities. Standing from left to right on Monday, Feb. 24, are Verl Schoenrock, Judd Stewart, Jesse Lugenbeel and Rural Fire Chief Kenny Krause.

Jefferson County Farmer, Verl Schoenrock has directed $2,500 that he was awarded from the Grow America Fund to go towards Fairbury Rural Fire Department on Monday, Feb. 24.

Schoenrock visited a booth that had been set up by Monsanto during Husker Harvest Days. They had a sign-up sheet there for a drawing to win the $2,500 to be donated to a nonprofit organization his of choice.

Well that was a no brainer for me, Schoenrock said. I immediately put down the volunteer fire department. That way I knew exactly what the money would be going for and it would be put to good use.

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New Filings for Office

New Filings for Office

As of Wednesday morning, Robert Cromer has filed for the District 2 position of County Commissioner and Mary Banahan has filed for Jefferson County Tax Assessor. Linda Schwisow has filed for the two-year open position for the Fairbury School Board.

The Fairbury Journal-News will update a list of those who file for elected offices every week.

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Spring Expo, Bridging Business and Community

The Fairbury Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the upcoming Spring Expo Show on Saturday, March 29. This will be the eighth year for this continuing successful event. It will be held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Fairbury and it will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The committee is excited to be celebrating eight years of this well- attended show and will be adding many new activities for the day. There will be something for everyone in attendance. We are very excited about the wide array of booths that will be set up for this day, as well as new entertainment, said Lana Likens,co-chair of the event. For example, Loveland Products will be featuring a Safety Fair along withJeffersonCommunityHealthCenteroffering Health Fair booths.

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Endicott Village Life Visit # 22 - The Redbird

The Feb. 1, 1957 issue of the Redbird carried news of a former Endicott High School student. Two very welcome callers at Endicott were Charles and Bill Lange, both former students. Bill was an outstanding athlete participating in both track and basketball. In 1933 he won the mile race at the State Track Meet in Lincoln.

Vaughns Store was advertising Fresh Peaches 2 lbs. 29c.

At the end of the summer vacation school re-convened and the high school classes organized for the 1957-1958 school year.

During an activity period the first week of school the classes met to elect officers and select their sponsors. The seniors chose President Connie Mewes, Vice President Joan Riggle, Secretary Donna Walck, Treasurer Terry Gramm er, Sgt-at-arms Loren Specht and Class Sponsor Miss Wallace.

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Bryson Joe

Bryson Joe

Bryson Joe, son of Tyler and Brandy Joe, celebrated his third birthday on Feb. 16 at his grandparents house, Larry and Theo Joe of Fairbury.

Lunch was served and he also had a Team Umizoomi cake.

Also attending were his big brother Dominic, Great grandmothers Glorine Joe of Alexandria, and Leona Silvester of Fairbury. Grandparents Monte Casner and Amy Casner of Lincoln, Doug, Jessica, Kyson and Keaton Effle, all of Lincoln, Sara Joe of Central City, Serena, Tavian, and Elaina Schacht, Dustin, Macalla, and Wyatt Calson and Zeb Zimmerman, all of Fairbury.

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Real Estate:

Real Estate:

Feb. 13: Linda L. Baker, Successor Trustee to Keith & Leona Baker Trust to Linda L. Baker: NE of NW of SW of SE of 32-1-1.

Feb. 13: Linda L. Baker to Linda L. Baker, Trustee; Linda Leah Baker Trust: NE of NW of SW of SE : 32-1-1.

Feb. 13: Robert G. Smith, and Betty K. Smith to Village of Alexandria: Part of SE of NW and Part of SW of 12-3-1, and Part of E of NW of 12-3-1.

Feb. 18: Tyler J. Greek to Seth M. Lange: Lot 1 in Block 1, Better Homes Addition of Hebron, Thayer County, Nebraska.

Feb. 18: Harold L. Gerberding to Steaven Sedlachek, and Hannah Blackburn, and Robin Sedlachek: Lot 9 and part of Lot 8 in Block 6, Eitzmanns Addition of Deshler, Thayer County, Nebraska.

Feb. 19: Jack Hunt to J.D. Lowe: Lot 13, 14, and 15 in Block 12, original town of Alexandria, Thayer County, Nebraska.

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Marriage license:

Marriage license:

Steven Ray Berggren, 53, of Cameron, Missouri and Kimberlin June Bailey, 51, of Cameron, Missouri married Feb. 14, in Omaha.

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Traffic:

Traffic:

Kelly E. Goddard, of Wichita, Kan.: Failure to stop and weigh, $50 fine.

Stephen Michael Baston, of Fort Worth, Texas: Violation of permit rules and regulations, $200 fine.

David A. Wells, of Splendora, Texas: Violation of a commercial motor vehicle/lights inoperable, $25 fine, and failure to stop and weigh, $50 fine, and violation of a commercial motor vehicle/marking, $50 fine.

Jorge Alberto Arreola, of Garden City, Kan: Improper stopping or parking, $10 fine, and violation of a commercial motor vehicle/log book, $100 fine.

Robert Anthony Barbosa, of Houston, Texas: Speeding 16-20mph over speed limit, $125 fine, and failure to yield ROW (right of way)/Emergency vehicle, $100 fine.

Larry Grant Pickens, of Oklahoma City, Okla.: Overweight axle, $150 fine, and overweight axle, $150 fine, and overweight capacity plates, $100 fine.

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Thayer Co. Sheriffs Report:

Thayer Co. Sheriffs Report:

Feb. 12: A cattle/vehicle accident occurred near Hebron. A red 1999 Dodge full-size van, driven by Richard L. Boatman, of Hebron, was eastbound on River Road; a half mile west of County Road 6500 near Hebron, when he observed animals entering the roadway from the north ditch. The cattle ran into the front left corner of Boatmans vehicle. An animal (cow) was injured upon impact, but not killed. The van was damaged but able to be driven home by the owner. Damage/injury to the yearling cow, owned by Rodney Phelps of Hebron, was estimated at $1,200 and damage to Boatmans vehicle was estimated at $1,500

Feb. 13: A deer/vehicle accident occurred two miles west of the town of Gilead. A brown 2005 Jeep RNG driven by Juli A. Durflinger, of Alexandria, was westbound on Highway 136; about 160-feet west of Road 6900 near Gilead, when the driver hit a deer near the tower road. No damage was listed on the Sheriffs report.

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Majestic Theater Lobby Renovation Progressing

Now that The Majestic Theaters concession area and lobby in Hebron have been gutted, affixed with new sheetrock, mopped and painted, theres great anticipation about the imminent new look. Volunteers also continue eagerly increasing in multitude, to help expedite the renovation, which will feature a contemporary design that the lobby and concession area will soon offer with sleek, black lines.

During a late February morning in downtown Hebron, volunteers were intently scraping the tile off the floor that leads from the lobby to the cinema; preparing for the forthcoming carpeting, as well as painting the walls anew.

Movies are still being shown, as usual, and patrons are urged to be patient with the in-transition lobby and concession area.

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