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Maintenance Work On Spur S-76C Near Western

Weather permitting, a fog seal project will begin July 11 on Spur S-76C, according to the Nebraska Department of Roads.

State maintenance forces will be doing a fog seal at MP 0 at Western east to Highway 15. The work is anticipated to take one day.

One-lane traffic will occur with the use of a pilot car and flaggers. Motorists should expect to see delays.

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Meridian Class Of 1985 Plans Benefit For Classmate

The Meridian Class of 1985 is coordinating a benefit for fellow classmate Tim Bachle, who was diagnosed on March 10th, with a malignant stage four glioblastoma brain tumor.

The benefit will be held at the Meridian Public School on July 31 starting at 11 and running thru 2:00. A silent auction will be held with bidding closing at 2:00.

"When soliciting items for the auction we recognized the need from the donors for a live auction so that will follow the silent auction," Classmate Deb (Endorf) DeWald, said. "We have been very fortunate with our donations and should have a wonderful benefit for the Bachle family. A roast beef sandwich meal will be served. We are having salads, chips and desserts which are being donated by local churches, mothers of the class and then some of the Grand Island ball clubs and the Catholic church where the Bachle family is active. Larry and Deb Junker donated the roast beef for the meal."

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Man Drowns At Lovewell Over The Weekend

A 23-year-old man has drowned over the weekend at Lovewell Lake near Superior.

According to authorities, Jason Cross, 23, of Jamestown, Kan. was boating with family members when the incident occurred.

Jewell County Sheriff, Plainville Rescue Squad dive team, Wildlife and Parks, and other agencies helped with the search.

The body was recovered shortly before noon Sunday.

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Education, The First Line Of Prevention

Hope Crisis Center, mention that word in this area and people immediately think of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. However, there is a lot more to this non profit organization than just serving these victims.

Granted they supply a 24-hour crisis Line, Emergency Shelter, Emergency Assistance, Client/Legal/Medical Advocacy to name a few of their services. One service that isn't readily recognized is their mission to educate.

"Education is our first line of defense" states Carmen Hinman, Executive Director of Hope Crisis Center. This doesn't just mean going to the civic groups with presentations. It means reaching out to all of the community starting with the school aged children, pre-school on up.

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Fairboard Spotlights Local Hand-made Products As Horse Arena Prizes This Year

There is nothing like taking first place in an event in the horse arena and this year, the prizes are definitely worth fighting over.

The Jefferson County Fairboard chose to give out hand-made horse breast collars and belt buckles made by Cabin Country Leather of Steele City. These prizes highlight true hometown quality craftsmanship.

Breast collars will be awarded for the winners of the calf roping, header and healer; and team penning. The belt buckles will be awarded for all four divisions of the bull-riding, FFA, youth, men's and women's.

The breast collars are on display in the windows of The Fairbury Chamber of Commerce at 518 E St or Main Street Animal Clinic at the corner of Fifth and E Streets.

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Softball Tourney To Raise Funds For Smoke Detectors

Summer and softball kind of goes hand-in-hand doesn't it? Now add the Fairbury City Fire Department to the mix and you have got yourself a "fun" fundraiser. The Fairbury City Fire Department will be hosting a coed softball tournament on July 23-24 at the softball complex in the Fairbury City Park. They are raising funds to purchase and distribute smoke detectors to Fairbury homes.

Start getting your teams together. There is a $100 buy-in per team and cash prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place winners. Players must be 17 years of age or older to participate. The deadline to sign up teams is July 20.

"We are hoping to have some fun and help out the community at the same time," Fairbury City Fire Department member Torrick Friels said. "Also, some of the local Girl Scouts will be helping us at the tournament and to deliver smoke detectors once they are purchased."

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Just Around The Corner

Kid's Fishing Clinic

There will be a Mini Fishing Clinic and Family Day on Saturday, July 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Alexandria State Lakes. The event is free except a State Park Permit is required and Kids 16 and older will need a fishing license.

Fairbury Optimist T-ball

Optimist T-ball for boys and girls ages four and over will be held on Tuesday evenings beginning July 12 through Aug. 9. A picnic will be held Aug. 9. Registration forms will be available at the Chamber of Commerce or Starr Buckow Insurance Agency. For more information, contact coaches Amanda and Anthony Harris, (402)881-5973, Optimist Club President, Lesa Phillips, (402)587-0833 or Kluges, (402)729-6370.

American Red Cross Bloodmobile

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Letters To The Editor

Ignorance

Or

Disrespect?

Editor:

I attended the 4th of July parade and quite frankly was saddened and sickened by the lack of respect for the United States Flag.

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Court & Cops

Police Report

June 22: Marvin J. Snyder Sr. of Fairbury was driving a 1978 Chevrolet pickup northbound in the 2100 block of K Street when the vehicle left the roadway on the right side of the road. The driver was attempting to get the vehicle back on the road and as he did he struck a mailbox at the intersection of 22nd and K Streets. No injuries were reported. The vehicle sustained $1,000 in damages.

June 23: Female issued citation for driving under suspension and failure to yield right of way.

June 23: Male issued a citation for possession of marijuana, one ounce or less.

June 24: A 2004 Pontiac owned by Maria C. Burkley of Fairbury was parked in Wally's parking lot when an unknown vehicle collided with it causing $2,000 in damages. The vehicle left the scene without reporting the accident.

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Rosener Puts Degree To Use Locally

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