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Foreign Exchange Student Program Looking For Host Families In The Area

Foreign exchange student organizations are searching for volunteer host families in Jefferson County. Programs such as Ayusa and the International Student Exchange, Great Plains Region work with various families, who are interested in hosting an exchange student.
“Participating in an exchange student program opens so many doors, it's an amazing experience that allows a family to learn about another culture and gain lifelong friendships,” Michaela Call, Jefferson County exchange student representative and past host parent said.
Hosting an exchange student can be rewarding for people of all ages. Families with children, military families, retirees and single people are all welcome to participate in the program. For young children in a family they'll gain an older sibling and teens will benefit from having a new friend/sibling that they can learn from. 
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Aug

Strange Pregnancy Side Effects

I’ve been counting down to my late-September due date since my nausea began in week three clear back in late January.
For more than four months I lived with nausea nearly every waking moment, and it was during the peak of that nausea that I told Michael we were absolutely, positively finished having children after this one.
Funny thing about it, though, is that now that the nausea is gone, I see all of these cute, tiny babies and think, “Maybe, in three or four years, I will have the courage to do it again.”
Four kids would be a lot, though, but I’ve now gone from absolutely being finished with this third little edition to being open to the possibility of a fourth one, one day.
It’s like the old saying that you forget how terrible the labor is once you hold the baby, only in my case, I forget how horrible the nausea is when it finally passes somewhere after 20 weeks.
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Aug

Letters to the Editor

There Is No Easy Ride Withy Marxism
Editor: 
Marxist Theory 101 Revisited: Karl Marx envisioned a time when the state would own all means of production. To most this seemed to imply state ownership of the mines, mills, factories, assembly lines, farms and all business’ normally owned privately.
But a closer look will reveal to the mind that those things just mentioned are not the means of production, but rather the places where things are produced. The true means of production are the people that work and operate those places. So in the truest sense the state owns the people and regards people as property.
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Aug

Absence Of Community Festival Is A Black Mark For The Fairbury Community

 A new family relocating to Fairbury stopped by the Journal-News office to find out more about our community. Among the questions asked was “What kind of town festival do you have here?” An uncomfortable “none” was the answer. “You’d think a town this big would have something like that,” was the response.
  Yes, you’d think.
 As we look at communities all around Fairbury, larger and smaller, it is obvious that most of them have some sort of town celebration. A parade. A car show. A street dance. Something. And while Fairbury does have a smattering of each of these through separate activities and events throughout the year put on by various groups, it is painfully obvious that we as a community are lacking in ‘a day,’ an event that brings people to town and hold their attention all day long.
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Aug

Are E-Mails And Pork Chops On A Stick Really The Issue

Okay, so it’s early in the 2016 bid for The White House. Way early. In fact it’s so early I think we all will be sick of (Insert name) For President by the time another calendar year rolls around.
   But so far to date what are we seeing and hearing on the presidential stage? I am frankly sick of whether Hillary conducted government business by sending e-mails from her personal phone. And I don’t find it the least bit newsworthy that Donald Trump was photographed wearing a red hat and eating a pork chop on a stick at the Iowa Caucuses. And whether Rick Santorum will again break out the 2012 ‘red sweater’ has nothing to do with him as a candidate.
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Aug

8-19-15

Police Report
Aug. 3: Trailer towed from a residential street in the 1100 block of 16th St.
Aug. 4: Report of a uncontrollable juvenile in the 1100 block of 15th St.
Aug. 4: Report of intrusion alarm. Alarm set off accidentally.
Aug. 4: Report of ATV driving recklessly southside of Fairbury. Male juvenile arrested for ATV violation, obstructing a police officer, no operator’s license and careless driving.
Aug. 6: Report of suspicious people in the 800 block of D St.
Aug. 7: Report of a theft from a vehicle in the 800 block of B St.
Aug. 7: Report of a residential alarm in the 1000 block of I St.
Aug. 7: Report of Criminal Mischief in the 1500 block of K St.
Aug. 7: Wellbeing check in the 800 block of 10th St.
Aug. 7: Report of a non injury accident in the 1000 block of 9th St
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Aug

Cheryl Pearson

Cheryl E. (Neihart) Pearson, 71 years of age, of Jansen, passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at her home. She was born on July 9, 1944 in Omaha to Harold and Francis (Gottula) Neihart.
Cheryl is survived by a daughter, Donata Whitmore and husband Russell of Pickrell; two sons, Don Hotchkiss and wife Liz of Murray, Terry Hotchkiss and wife Jodi of Fairbury; seven grandchildren, Nathan Imes, Colter Imes and wife Ashley, Michaella and Miranda Imes, Sierra Hotchkiss, Trinity and Tristen Hotchkiss; six great grandchildren; brother, Roger Neihart and wife Sally of New Hampshire; step-father, Frank Beck and wife Betty of Maryville, Missouri; many nieces and nephews; a horse, Pegasus; and a dog, Hondo. She was preceded in death by her parents.
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Aug

Wilma Laue

On a cool, fall day in October 1940, a little girl was born to Paul and Margaret (Wulff) Lohse, in Odell, Nebraska. They named her Wilma Jean and she celebrated her birthday each year on October 29. When she was a young child, she was baptized into the Lutheran faith and was confirmed at the Stateline Zion Lutheran Church. Her faith was important to her and helped her through her many trials in life.
 Wilma began Kindergarten at the “Sunflower” school east of Hollenberg, Kansas and then transferred to Hollenberg Schools where she graduated with three other girls in the class of 1958.
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Arthur Craig

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Janet Brown

Janet F. (Ross) Brown passed away peacefully in her home July 28, 2015.  She was born to Henry and Jane (Bevington) Ross January 8, 1934 near Narka, Kansas.
 She married Robert M. Brown on December 22, 1953 in Western, Nebraska.  They had three children; Robert Jr., Sheri and Jeff.  Janet lost her husband of over 61 years May 20, 2015.  For 42 years she worked alongside husband Bob at Brown’s Store in Western. Janet had a great laugh and smile, and simply enjoyed being with people.
 Janet was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, always making everyone feel loved and special. Her favorite pastimes were reading, doing crossword puzzles and watching sports.  She loved the Cornhuskers and supported all the University athletic programs. She and Bob enjoyed meeting family and friends at Fonner Park or Aksarben for an afternoon of fun.

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