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Schlick Arrested In Endicott

Last night in Endicott a 30-year-old man was taken into custody on an assortment of charges.

At approximately 7:45 p.m. Tuesday evening officers with the Nebraska Law Enforcement Intelligence Network and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant at 200 N. Scribner in Endicott.

"Arrested at the residence was Christopher L. Schlick," Sheriff Nels Sorensen, said. "During the course of the search numerous drugs and drug related items were located and seized. Also located was a cross bow and explosive material."

According to Sorensen, Schlick could be facing possible charges of felon in possession of a firearm, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, manufacturing marijuana, possession of marijuana, less than one ounce, felon in possession of a deadly weapon, unlawful possession of explosive material and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Following His Father's Bootprints Not So Bad

By Sandy Zabokrtsky, FJN reporter

Luke Katz, a Jansen resident and Fairbury graduate, presently serving in Afghanistan is a remarkable young man. When asked, Luke's parents, Tammy and Lyle, readily say that they always knew that Luke was going into the military. His Dad said that even when he was a child he was always drawing pictures of planes and military vehicles.

"I suppose I had something to do with that being I was 27 years in the military" said Lyle.

When Luke had graduated they had discussed what branch and Lyle said that he strongly recommended the National Guard.

"The Guard does take care of their own, it is like a family," Lyle said.

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23 Dogs Seized From Steele City Residence Available For Immediate Adoption

Last Wednesday the Sheriff's Office received a report of a possible animal neglect situation in Steele City. Deputies of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office responded to check on the complaint.

"Upon arrival deputies found a large number of dogs in the residence," Sheriff Nels Sorensen said. "The conditions were unfit for the animals and for the resident of the house. The resident found other accommodations and the Capital Humane Society in Lincoln and the Nebraska Humane Society in Omaha were contacted to make arrangements to take the dogs."

On Friday morning the Capital Humane Society and the Nebraska Humane Society arrived in Steele City and took possession of 18 Labrador and mixed Labrador dogs.

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CASA Seeks To Expand Into Jefferson County

As money grows tighter and tighter for the government they are passing more and more responsibility onto the state. In most cases the states are having as difficult a time making ends meet and again the problems roll down hill. This means agencies that once were making their budgets through grants and federal funding are now turning to the counties for additional help, Jefferson County is no different.

This makes it difficult when a new program presents itself to the county. Even if the new program that could be of strong benefit to the county, it makes decisions difficult. This was the case at the May 24th County Commissioners' meeting.

They were presented with a proposal by the organization- Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), seeking to expand into Jefferson County. Presently they have been in Seward County for 15 years with tremendous success.

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A Step Into The Present

Jefferson County District Court gets ready to step into the 21st century. Rose Wiegert, Clerk of the County Court reported to the County Commissioners of the desperate need to update technology for the District Court.

Currently when evidence is presented during court session it is physically passed through both attorneys, the jury as well as the judge. This method is time consuming and there are better methods. Judge Paul Korslund had made a recommendation that the court consider purchasing an ELMO document camera.

This is the technologically updated version of the old time overhead projector. Document Cameras have become primary presentation tools in business and Industry, all levels of education, legal and Law Practice, medical applications, and military briefings.

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Five Day Training Well Worth It

Granted we can hope violence like Ft. Hood or Columbine will never occur in our backyard. The best lessons learned from these tragedies was the need for greater preparedness on the part of the basic patrol officer, meaning less carnage. Pre-Columbine the street officer was expected to hold the situation and wait for the SWAT team. Post-Columbine, law enforcement has come to realize that it may very well be the first officer on the scene who could be making the difference between life and death for the people involved.

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Camp Jefferson

Can you help? Will you help?

Camp Jefferson served over 2,200 persons last year, including church groups, scouts, 4-H, extension programs, schools and families. The camp was established in 1921. It has been operated frugally, and few demands have been made for financial support over the years.

"Now we need your help," Ron Schwab, Camp Jefferson Board of Directors President, said. "As you may be aware, the Camp Jefferson Board of Directors has embarked on a campaign to raise funds for construction of a new food service building (mess hall) at the camp. Plans include a craft room and safe room for storm protection. The Board determined that bringing the existing facility up to minimum standards and in full compliance with federal and state regulations would cost more than 60 percent of the amount of a new structure and still would not include a safe room."

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Have You Been Touched By BVCA? Do You Have A Story?

As BVCA Partnership celebrates 45 years of "Helping People, Changing Lives" the organization is seeking stories from individuals who have been touched by BVCA. Has BVCA helped you change your life? If so, we would like to hear your story! Please email your story to stories@bvca.net or mail to: BVCA Partnership, My Story, PO Box 273, Fairbury NE 68352-0273.

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Father's Day June 19

What Sort of a Father Are You?

What sort of a father are you to your boy?

Do you know if your standing is good?

Do you ever take stock of yourself and check up

Your accounts with your boy as you should?

Do you ever reflect on your conduct with him?

Are you all that a father should be?

Do you send him away when you're anxious to read

Or let him climb on your knee?

Have you time to bestow on the boy when he comes

With his questions -- to tell him the truth?

Or do you neglect him, and leave him alone

To work out the problems of youth?

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Officers Elected for FJS Safe Kids

Officers have been elected for Fillmore Jefferson Saline Safe Kids. President will be Sharon Vandegrift RN; vice president, Lori Ohlde RN; secretary, Lana Likens; and treasurer is Debbie Hellbusch RN.

FJS Safe Kids seeks to address child safety issues and concerns in Fillmore, Jefferson and Saline counties. The Fillmore, Jefferson, Saline Safe Kids Chapter was officially welcomed as a chapter of the Nebraska Safe Kids program in February.

Partnering agencies to begin the chapter include Jefferson Community Health Center, Jefferson Family Home Care, Blue Valley Community Action, Public Health Solutions District Health Department, Fairbury Fire Department and Fairbury Police Department. FJS Safe Kids welcomes additional organizational or individual participants which would like to join the goal of promoting and improving child safety.

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