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Looking Back

120 Years Ago

1894

The Fairbury Gazette

Five-year membership in the Fairbury fire department earned exemption from poll taxes for V.E. Bailey, George Gibbs, L.A. Hart, C.C. And E.E. Howell and Charles Wyatt.

August and Ferdinand Fett and families arrived in this county from Germany.

Total enrollment of the Endicott schools was 145.

Pupils praised by Nettie Paden, teacher in District No. 78, (one mile east and 1 miles south of Thompson) included Fred and Joe Cawdrey, Alec, Clyde and Samuel Long, Grace and Kittie Quinn and Gertie Rhode.

The widow of Dr. Eaton of Fairbury turned over to the state museum his collection of fossils and Indian relics.

110 Years Ago

1904

The Jefferson County Journal

Dr. Dodge was elected Fairbury mayor over Dr. Dawes by 26 votes as the high license party won.

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Real Estate

Real Estate

March 19: Harold Roker to David W. Holes: NE1/2 of SW1/4 and NW1/4 of SE1/4 of 10-2-2.

March 19: Joyce Clauson to Alan Danner: L2, B18 of McDowells First Addition to the CIty of Fairbury.

March 19: Denise E. Wentz and Carol A. Wentz to Joe Novotny and VIckie L. Novotny: N80 of W169.65 of L5 of the subdivision of the SE1/4 of the SW1/4 of 11-2-2.

March 20: Ronald L. Schwab to Donald W. Call and Michael B. Call: L12-13, B4 of Mendenhalls Addition to Fairbury, with exceptions.

March 20: Joyce C. Clauson to Jason Hatfield and Tara Hatfield: L14 and the N1/2 L15, B2 of Kings Second Addition to Fairbury.

March 24: Alissa Andersen and Damian Andersen to Keith N. Craig: W1/2 of L15 and all of L16, B2 of First Addition to Diller.

March 25: Randall M. Smith and Linda L. Smith to Chantell M. Koenig: L9-10, B1 of Kesterson and Buchanans Addition to Fairbury.

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Jefferson County Court

Jefferson County Court

Traffic

Zackery J. Youngs, of Fairbury: No operators license, $75 fine.

Kory S. Wehling, of Diller: No registration in vehicle; stop or yield sign violation, $100 in fines.

Sharon M. Oliver, of Fairbury: Failure to use turn signal, $25 fine.

Darlene C. Long, of Hebron: Speeding, $75 fine.

Derrick W. Grabowski, of Jansen: Speeding, $75 fine.

Mandra Lueker, of Fairbury: No license on person; failure to display proper number of plates; unlawful/fictitous display of plates, $100 fine.

Kay L. Lange, of Carleton: Speeding, $25 fine.

Jason R. Hatfield, of Fairbury: Speeding, $25 fine.

April N. Nelson, of Fairbury: Speeding, $125 fine.

Karsten T. Reilly, of Benton: Speeding, $25 fine.

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District #33 Ambulance News

District #33 Ambulance News

Ambulance calls from March 1 - March 31

17 - Interfacility medical transfers from JCHC to Lincoln

4 - Interfacility medical transfers from BCH to Lincoln

2 - Interfacility medical transfers from TCH to Lincoln

23- Medical/Trauma calls transported to JCHC

1 - Medical/Trauma call transported to TCH

7 - Medical/Trauma refusal of transports

2 - Medical Tiering with Daykin Ambulance

1 - Medical Tiering with Western Ambulance

1 - Medical Tiering with Diller Ambulance

2 - Motor Vehicle Accidents

2 - Transports to nursing home/home

7 - Stand-by at Fairbury City Fire Calls

3 - Stand-by at Fairbury Rural Fire Calls

6 - Stand-by at Jansen Fire Calls

2 - Stand-by at Steel City Calls

81 Totals calls

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Jefferson Co. Sheriffs Report

Jefferson Co. Sheriffs Report

March 19: Report of a disturbing phone call in rural Plymouth.

March 20: Report of a horse running loose on Highway 136 east of Fairbury.

March 20: Report of a vehicle hitting a vaccum and air line at Plymouth Country Store and then leaving.

March 21: Report of a disturbance in the 400 block of East Main Street in Steele City.

March 24: Report of suspicious activity in rural Fairbury.

March 24: Report of a male arrested during a traffic stop in the 600 block of K Street in Fairbury on an outstanding Jefferson County warrant.

March 24: Report of items missing from an abandoned farmstead east of Daykin.

March 26: Report of a traffic stop in rural Reynolds that resulted in charges of minor in possession of alcohol, possession of marijuana less than an ounce and use of drug praphernalia.

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Fairbury Police Report

Fairbury Police Report

March 20: Report of a disturbance in the 1000 block of J Street.

March 21: Report of drugs at the Fairbury Junior/Senior High School.

March 21: Report of a disturbance in the 1300 block of 4th Street.

March 21: Report of a disturbance in the 800 block of H Street in Fairbury.

March 22: Report of a suicidal person in Fairbury.

March 22: Report of drug paraphernalia and marijuana less than an ounce in the 1100 block of 4th Street.

March 22: Report of a disturbance in the 100 block of 5th Street.

March 22: Report of an assault in the Fairbury City Park.

March 23: Report of a driver cited for driving under suspension at 3rd and K Streets.

March 23: Report of a verbal disturbance in the 700 block of H Street.

March 24: Report of an open door in the 500 block of E Street.

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Campaign Signs Dont Belong on Highway Right-of-Way

The Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) is reminding Nebraskans that it is against the law to erect political campaign signs, or any signs, on state highway right-of-way. Various sizes of signs often appear along roadsides around national and local election time.

NDOR maintenance crews will remove signs that are improperly placed within the state highway rights-of-way. These signs will be stored for a brief period of time in NDOR maintenance yards across the state, where they can be reclaimed by the owners.

This state right-of-way reminder applies to any errant plantings or harvesting operations, parked equipment or salvage items, commercial sales, private business stands, garage sale signs, and debris.

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Food Pantry Receives Early Christmas Present

Photo caption: Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky/Fairbury Journal NewsFarmers Cooperative has donated $1,400 to the Blue Valley Community Action food pantry Monday. The Cooperative donation is matched by the Land OLakes Foundations, one of the agricultural suppliers for the Farmers Cooperative, which will bring final total donation to $2,900. Above is Dennis Kenning, Sales and Marketing Manager (left), Ryan Bailey, Family and Community Services Manager with BVCA, and Eric Bartels, Fairburys Tire Branch Manager.

Christmas comes to Blue Valley Community Action (BVCA) food pantry early this year with a donation that will ultimately amount to $1,400 from Farmers Cooperative. There will be an additional $1,500 in matching funds arriving soon from the Land OLakes Foundation with $100 of the money from Farm Credit Services.

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Letter to the Editor:Geeze Fred, Use a Camera

Geeze Fred,

Use a Camera

To the Editor:

In the paper, Fred Arnold was fuming about somebody using his dumpster. Why didnt he keep his mouth shut put up a game camera print the interesting pictures on the front page of his newspaper?

There shouldnt be a law against putting pictures of your own property in the paper. Do you remember when they put a camera on the gas barrel at the cemetery?

Henry Klee

Endicott

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Letter to the Editor:Price Fixing and Consumer Gouging

Price Fixing and

Consumer Gouging

To the Editor,

I am writing in response to your editorial published on March 13 in the Fairbury Journal, more specifically in response to your statement regarding price fixing and consumer gouging.

While I cannot speak to why the owner of the Fairbury Journal decided to no longer provide health insurance coverage to you and the other newspaper employees, I can speak on behalf of the Nebraska Hospital Association (NHA) and its 90 member hospitals when I say hospitals are NOT in cahoots with each other nor with the insurance companies to gouge patients for the care they receive. Your assertion is not only unfounded, it is irresponsible to make such an outrageous contention. Additionally, as a resident of Fairbury, I am offended by your intent to mislead your readers.

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