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Fairbury City Museum Announces Summer Feature, Contest

"Architectural Elements" - the beautiful and unique details that can be found on Fairbury's oldest buildings are the subject of Fairbury City Museum's focus for the months of July and August. For the remainder of the summer tourism season, there will be special emphasis on Fairbury's downtown historic district and the various architectural styles employed by builders during downtown Fairbury's various stages of growth and prosperity. The largest amount of construction in the historic district took place between 1900 and 1929.

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Fundraising Continues For Girl Scout Cabin

Have you ever wanted to dunk a girl scout? This weekend you will have your chance. Girls of Girl Scout Troop #476 are holding a fundraiser on July 3 and 4 to benefit the Girl Scout Cabin.

The girls will be hosting a dunking booth, selling food items and subscriptions to Nebraska Life magazine throughout the flea market.

The troop has taken on the project of repairing the cabin and have been working tirelessly to accomplish their goals. Painting, replacing screens and some light construction work are some of the things that have been accomplished so far.

The fundraiser will be during the annual Flea Market on July 3 and 4 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Girl Scout Cabin located on the north west side of the Fairbury City Park.

So if you have never had a chance to dunk a girl scout, make sure to stop by the cabin and see how accurate your throw is.

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Still Smiling, 125 Miles Down, 284 To Go

The 24th Annual Tour de Nebraska adventure bicyclists arrived in Fairbury, Friday, June 24, starting at around noon. The ride was full with 275 riders and 10 staff. They camped in the Fairbury City Park, around the Community Building. These riders will travel an estimated total of 306 miles over five days.

Tour de Nebraska hosts and organizers Rich and Susan Rodenburg take the time to plan all routes. Routes are on paved roads that are selected for safety and lower traffic counts. They supply daily maps and itineraries so that each biker is able to be as comfortable as possible at each location.

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Tamerius Awarded Eighth Emmy For Quiz Show "Jeopardy"

Former Fairbury resident Steve Tamerius, a writer for the hit TV quiz show "Jeopardy", won his eighth Emmy award on Sunday, June 19, in a program televised live from Las Vegas. "Jeopardy" was named as Best Game/Audience Participation Show in the telecast and host Alex Trebek was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

A writer for "Jeopardy" wince 1988, Steve said, "Even though it's a cliched phrase, and everyone in the industry says it, it really is an honor just to be nominated. To win is icing on the cake. I've been very blessed this past quarter of a century to work at something I really enjoy. I had some great schoolteachers growing up in Fairbury....teachers who instilled in me a passion for learning and a love of reading."

It's believed that Tamerius, who's been nominated every year since 1991, holds the individual record for the most consecutive writing nominations in TV history with 21.

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Joplin Stories

We all have our own stories......

Cindy's daughter was to spend the day with her father. Before the storm had even hit a mother's instinct told Cindy she needed to bring her daughter home. When the storm hit Cindy, her daughter and another young girl huddled together in an interior bathroom. Although her home did sustain considerable damage, the house belonging to her ex-husband where her daughter had been just a short time earlier was destroyed. He had left and was also uninjured.

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Jefferson County Farm Safety Day Set For Aug. 2

The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Fairbury. This year's Safety Day is the 14th annual event for the local chapter of Jefferson County Farm Safety 4 Just Kids.

Progressive Agriculture Safety Day is open to area children who will be entering Kindergarten through seventh grades in the fall. The registration deadline is July 22. Registration fee is $5 per child or $10 per family, and includes lunch, snacks, speakers, t-shirt and a goody bag. After the July 22 deadline, the registration will increase to $7 per child with no family discount.

Safety Day is not just for "farm kids," organizers said. Safety Day is designed to provide safety information that is agriculturally oriented as well as general safety information.

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Nebraska State College System Approves New Graduation Requirements

Nebraska State College System (NSCS) Chancellor Stan Carpenter announced recently that the NSCS Board of Trustees approved a board policy modification at its June meeting designed to improve students' ability to graduate in four years and reduce debt load.

The key changes are to reduce the number of credit hours needed to graduate from 125 to 120 and to reduce the number of credit hours required for general education. The policy will now require faculty and administrators at Chadron, Peru and Wayne State Colleges to design their undergraduate degree programs based on 120 credits with a maximum of 42 credit hours required in general education. The proposed policy changes have been widely discussed at the three colleges and the college presidents and chief academic officers were instrumental in designing the new requirements.

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Pastor Kramer Honored For 50 Years In Ministry

On Sunday June 19th, Trinity Lutheran Church in DeWitt, helped Pastor Kenneth Kramer celebrate his 50th anniversary of being an ordained ministry. A special service was conducted with children's and adult choirs performing and the service was led by a representative from the Nebraska Synod, Connie Stover, assistant to the bishop. A pot luck dinner followed.

Pastor Kramer has served numerous congregations in both Minnesota and Nebraska and one congregation in New Mexico. Locally Pastor Kramer has served Trinity Lutheran in DeWitt for the past 8 years and also Peace Lutheran Church of rural Plymouth between 1984-1991. Cards and donations were given by members during the service and also by former congregations Pastor Kramer served. The donations will go to a continuing education fund for seminary students to help out with education costs.

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Diller-Odell FFA Brings Home First Place

The Diller-Odell FFA Chapter won first place in the state agricultural mechanics contest held in Grand Island on June 14th. The contest consisted of four individual areas in concrete, machinery, livestock equipment, and electricity, combined with a team activity. Members of the team and their individual placing within the area they competed in were: Andy Adam, second; Colton Rupprecht, second; Kolin Scheele, third; and Jacob Ficke, third. The first place team placing qualified them to represent the state of Nebraska at the national contest to be held in Indianapolis, Indiana next October.

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