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Wed
31
Aug
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Returning Soldier Thanks His Coach

When P.J. Smith, teacher and coach at Fairbury Jr/Sr High went to work on Monday he had several things on his mind. His classes, the boys he was coaching in football, but he was not prepared for everything.

Sergeant Luke Katz, known to most everyone just as Luke had been lifting weights on a daily basis at the school. He called his former wrestling coach aside and very quietly gave him a surprise of his lifetime.

Luke presented Smith with a small plain cardboard box. When it was opened it contained a war weary flag and a certificate. The certificate stated that this flag of the United States of America was flown in the face of the enemy over Camp Phoenix in Kabul, Afghanistan. It was presented to the Fairbury Wrestling Program on behalf of Sergeant Luke Katz.

Wed
31
Aug
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Just Around The Corner

Carp Camp

The Alexandria Carp Camp Experience will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Alexandria State Recreation Area. Information to help clean and score carp, cooking and recipes, proper bait and techniques. Bring fishing poles, bait and archery supplies. Must have a valid fishing license and park entry permit. For more information contact Rock Creek Station State Historical Park at 402-729-5777.

Commodity Supplemental Food

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) distribution clinic will be held in Fairbury at 512 Third St. on Sept. 6. An appointment is suggested. To schedule an appointment or obtain information on how to qualify for CSFP, call Blue Valley Community Action at 402-729-2278.

Adult Education/GED

Wed
31
Aug
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Just Around The Corner

Carp Camp

The Alexandria Carp Camp Experience will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Alexandria State Recreation Area. Information to help clean and score carp, cooking and recipes, proper bait and techniques. Bring fishing poles, bait and archery supplies. Must have a valid fishing license and park entry permit. For more information contact Rock Creek Station State Historical Park at 402-729-5777.

Commodity Supplemental Food

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) distribution clinic will be held in Fairbury at 512 Third St. on Sept. 6. An appointment is suggested. To schedule an appointment or obtain information on how to qualify for CSFP, call Blue Valley Community Action at 402-729-2278.

Adult Education/GED

Wed
31
Aug
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Popular Camp Site Off Limits

Milford Lake, a popular camping site for area residents has been declared off limits due to algae bloom.

In Mid July the highest levels were at the north end of the lake, beginning in August it appears to be improving. However, with the increased heat and sun the entire lake is now placed on warning level.

This public health warning indicates that water conditions are unsafe. Direct contact with the water should be avoided at all costs. This means NO wading, swimming or skiing.

In addition, the water levels at the lake remain exceedingly high which could make camping even more difficult.

Tue
30
Aug
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Letters To The Editor

Libya Bombing

Is Alright,

How About England?

Editor:

Over in Libya where people are rioting other countries are going in and bombing government Army bases and other things to help the rioters out. Most people think that is okay.

How would they think if some foreign country bombed England when people were rioting there? What is the difference?

Henry Klee

Endicott, Neb.

Tue
30
Aug
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Court & Cops

Police Report

Aug. 17: Dawn M. May of Alexandria was driving a 1995 Ford pickup and pulled out of the east Pizza Hut lot entrance that opens onto 14th street. She turned right onto 14th street. May was traveling westbound in the inside lane . Deanna J. Lytle of Fairbury was driving a Ford and was also traveling westbound on 14th street in the outside lane and began to overtake the May vehicle. May decided to re-enter the outside lane and her vehicle came into contact with the Lytle vehicle. No injuries were reported. The May vehicle sustained $500 in damages. The Lytle vehicle sustained $3,500 in damages.

Tue
30
Aug
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Church News

Fairbury Churches

AMERICAN LUTHERAN

CHURCH

12th and K streets

Pastor John Brink

Sunday, Worship 9:30 a.m.

ASSEMBLY OF GOD

CHURCH

11th and D streets,

Pastor Randy Novotny

Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday

School for children and

adults; 10:30 a.m. Worship.

First Sunday of each

month a contemporary

service will be held at 7

p.m.

SAINT CHARLES

THE MARTYR

EPISCOPAL CHURCH

518 G St.

Sunday,

11:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist.

Tue
30
Aug
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Pfingsten Reunion

The descendants of the August and Mary Pfingsten met at Park View Manor in Fairbury in the activity room for a basket noon dinner.

Those attending were Eddie and Mary Pfingsten of Udall, Kan.; Marvel and Dianne Pfingsten of Mulvane, Kan.; Jed and Mary Plies and Ruth Kapke, all of Lincoln, Neb.; Delayne Pfingsten, Misty, Lacey, Tyler and James; Kent, Pam, Paige, Kyler, Keyton and Kaser Pfingsten; Delbert and Janice Pfingsten, all of Fairbury; Gerhard and DeLoris Onnen of Hebron.

The afternoon was spent taking pictures and visiting.

Tue
30
Aug
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Dawes Reunion

Members of the Dawes boys (Perry, Larry, Marvin, Dave and Lloyd) and their extended families met at Camp Jefferson on Aug. 5, for a weekend of fun and fellowship.

They came from Omaha, Lincoln, Kearney, California, Virginia, Kansas and Oklahoma.

Hosts for the weekend were Dave and Kathy Dawes from Lincoln. Their theme for the weekend was the "Great Dawes Cook-Off" and they had challenged the family to compete in a barbecue-sauce competition.

Table decorations, games and prizes were centered around "Pigs." There were 19 barbecue sauce recipes to sample and judged to determine the winners.

Winners were Karen Dawes, first place; Caitlyn Dawes, second and Grant Barron third. Their prizes were appropriately, a wooden pig cutting board, ceramic pig yard ornament and a huge pink piggy bank.

Tue
30
Aug
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Brouse Reunion

The 56th Brouse reunion was held at the Community Center in Mahaska, Kan. on Aug. 7 with a potluck dinner.

In attendance this year were Rod and Gerri Murray of North Apollo, Pa, Gene and Malvery Lott of Blue Rapids, Kan.; Ron and Barb Wurtz of Morrowville, Kan.; Pat Jensen, Donna Scacchi, Betty Wonderly, all of Omaha, Neb.; Ethal Peters, Jan and Jerry Alldredge, all of Washington; Beth Krogman of Topeka, Kan.; Eunice Clark of Holton, Kan.; Margye Bobbitt of Haddam, Kan.; Joy Schmidt of Scranton, Kan.; Ron, Vick, Jackson Huber and Jenny, Lee Huber, Kathy and Staci Hutchinson, all Lincoln Neb.; Mary Frances Kenney of Colombia, Mo.; Lyle Quinn, Jane Lewis and Peggy Carlson, all of Fairbury. It was decided to meet on the first Sunday of August 2012 at the Community Center in Mahaska.

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