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Sheriff's Report:
April 27: Report of a possible scam in rural Fairbury.
May 5: Subject arrested for domestic assault.
May 5: Vandalism in Plymouth.
 
Police Report:
April 18: Juvenile complaint
April 24: Report of a theft in the 1400 block of K Street.
April 25: Report of criminal mischief in the 1100 block of Fifth Street.
April 28: Report of vandalism in the 800 block of 22nd Street.
April 28: Check welfare in the 900 block of F Street.
April 29: Report of possible stolen property.
April 29: Vehicle was towed in the 1500 block of L Street.
April 30: Report of a disturbance in the 300 block of H Street.
April 30: Report of a burglary in the 800 block of H Street.
May 1: Found property in Fairbury.
May 1: Welfare check in Fairbury.
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Quick Quips

• The journalism industry lost one of the great ones with the passing of Jane White.
Jane was simply one of the best sports writers and photographers this state has ever produced, period. She would cover multiple contests in a week, often several in a day.
Her talent was unmatched and she never boasted or bragged about having that much talent. She simply loved what she did and did what she loved.
I did not know Jane all that well personally, but knew she was always around, at games and at events. In sports terms, when it was fourth and goal and whatever paper she was working for needed a touchdown to meet the deadline, Jane was automatic. Just give her the ball and she’d run with it, get the job done and it would look fantastic.
Not only did the industry lose someone special, but the community lost someone special. God Speed, Jane.

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What An Interesting Night

Last night, I had the chance to witness something cool; something that completely changed my point of view. Last night, I saw democracy in action.
By now, many people surely know that politics is a topic about which I am truly passionate. I graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a minor in political science, and a wealth of knowledge passed on to me by my professors. However, my love for politics goes well beyond that.
When I was just a freshman in high school, I was invited by Judith Kluge to attend the fall banquet for the Jefferson County Democrats. Honestly, I wasn’t sure what to expect.
While I was nervous, I gladly took part in the event. I am grateful to Kluge for giving me that opportunity that ignited a lifelong interest in politics and the political system.

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Write It, Sign It, Mean It

Having an opinion, a voice in this nation, has always been important to me. Having that voice be heard in the local newspaper has also been equally important to me.
There have been letters to the editor about politicians, situations in town, and, yes, hemorrhoids, in this publication. Everyone writing about those points of view have written their names at the bottom of their letters or had verifiable signatures and addresses.
Two letters came across my desk the other day that had some very valid points. The letters were written by people that felt passionate about a topic and felt the need to want to warn the public. They felt passionate, but not enough to sign their name.
One letter concerned a political race, term limits and some other issues facing this great land. For the life of me, however, I cannot find “A Concerned Nebraska Voter,” in the phone book, nor can I find the city “Nebraska Voter” on the map.

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So Even Insurance Companies Aren’t Making Money On Health Insurance Now?

Every month when I pay my health insurance premium I grimace. Yes I am in pain, but nothing physical; it’s more of a “pain in the ass” kind of pain.
Regular readers of this column know I make no qualms when it comes to giving my opinion of The Affordable Care Act. In case you have forgotten or are a first-timer here it is: people who used to be able to afford heath insurance no longer can, those who couldn’t afford it before still probably cannot.
I wholeheartedly respect the opinions of those folks who “take the other side” and feel that Obamacare is a good deal. Many of these people are my friends and I really do think having two opinions is what makes the world go around.
But as for me, my insurance went up over 25% last year. I did get pregnancy and prenatal added to my policy though. Ummmm?

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Garden Assistance

Seeds of Hope Youth Garden: Volunteers are needed to assist with a gardening project. The Fairbury Elks Lodge is partnering with the FYI Center Youth Garden and the location is south 6th Street between D and C Streets (the old Trindel Service Station).
The project is geared to teach youth to prepare, plant, maintain, harvest, preserve and store the fruits and vegetables grown over the summer.

Date: 
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 9:30am
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Volunteer Day

Volunteer Day for the Jefferson County Historical Society. We will work in Steele City on Saturday, May 14, beginning at 1 p.m. Meet at the Tractor Shed.

Date: 
Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 10:30am
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Farmers Market

Fairbury Farmers Market is Moving to Cornerstone Community Center (old Walmart Parking lot) for Wednesday’s Market starting June 8 at 4:30 p.m. to sellout.
No Market on Saturdays.

Date: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 10:30am
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Happy Birthday

A block party was held last Thursday as Blue Valley Community Action celebrated 50 years of service to the community. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

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“It’s Only Make Believe”

A dance recital by Studio 3 was held May 7 in Fairbury with two shows delighting audiences with a variety of dance styles and music. Age ranges for dancers included pre-school to high school seniors. (Photo by Trevor Gill/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

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