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Avoiding Sports Concussions, When Bubblewrap Isn't The Answer

There is not a 100% way to prevent sports concussions, short of wrapping your athlete in bubble wrap. But there are preventative measures that can help to insure the safety of the young athlete that the parents and coaches can take.

Granted, everyone wants their child to be the best athlete on the field. But it is best to let them grow at their pace and don't push them to do more than what they may be ready for. That is just setting them up to ignore injuries or go beyond reasonable limits. A young player failing to tell a coach about hurting in the neck or head area (just to keep playing) sets up a possibility of the coach not recognizing a head injury.

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What's For Lunch?

Fairbury Jefferson and Central Elementary Schools

Thursday, Sept. 15: Pizzawich, green peas or chef salad. Turkey sandwich pack. Yogurt pack.

Friday, Sept. 16: Hot dog on bun, baked beans or chef salad. Ham sandwich pack. Yogurt pack.

Monday, Sept. 19: No School. Planning Day.

Tuesday, Sept. 20: Chicken and noodles, cooked carrots or chef salad. PBJ sandwich pack. Cheese stick pack.

Wednesday, Sept. 21: Sloppy taco, cowboy beans or chef salad. Turkey wrap pack. Cheese stick pack.

Meals served with fruit/ vegetable/bread bar and milk.

High School

Thursday, Sept. 15: Pizzawich, green peas.

Friday, Sept. 16: Hot dog on bun, baked beans.

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Architectural Elements Contest Winner Announced

"Architectural Elements" - the beautiful and unique details that can be found on Fairbury's oldest buildings were the subject of Fairbury City Museum's focus for the months of July and August. To celebrate Fairbury's beautiful architecture and to raise awareness of the unique elements present in various buildings around the square and in the district, the Fairbury City Museum sponsored a contest in which citizens could view photographs of architectural details and match them to the buildings to which they belong.

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Correction On Accidental Shooting At Cub Creek

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said an error was made in the information provided to the Journal-News last week involving Bobbette Ackerman of Beatrice and an accidental shooting at Cub Creek near Jansen. The accidental gunshot wound to Ackerman's left leg was reported as a gun going off accidentally while in Ackerman's possession. The information should have stated that a family member accidentally discharged the gun hitting Ackerman in the left calf.

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Fairbury City Museum Pays Tribute To First Responders

It was a beautiful sunny day this past Saturday afternoon as more than 75 visitors attended a special program at the Fairbury City Museum honoring those who served and lost their lives during the September 11th terrorist attacks, ten years ago.

Law enforcement, fire and medical response personnel, along with citizens, parents and children participated in a short program which included a prayer by former Police Chief Brooks Bryan, the singing of the National Anthem by Dick Schlichtman and a demonstration featuring Ringo the Drug Dog by handler, John Davis of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.

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Darrell Bishop

Darrell Bishop was born June 7, 1934 in Fairbury, Neb. to Joe and Irene Bishop. He died Sept. 6, 2011 at Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, S.D. at the age of 77.

He grew up on the family farm milking cows and helping his father with day to day tasks. He was the first of four children in the Bishop family.

In 1953 he enlisted in the Army and was stationed in Tokyo, Japan for 2 ½ years. During his time in Japan, he wrote frequent letters to his first and only love, Diane Vondra. On May 8, 1954 he had his father propose to Diane on his behalf. Fortunately, she accepted and they continued with their engagement by writing many more letters. After he was discharged from the Army, he and Diane were united in marriage on March 25, 1956. They began their married life in Lincoln, where he used his GI Bill money to attend the University of Nebraska, eventually graduating with a bachelor's degree in Ag Engineering.

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Beulah Lucile (Hummel) Ditzler

Beulah Lucile (Hummel) Ditzler was born near Fairbury, Neb. on Nov. 21, 1918 and died peacefully surrounded by her family at Zilber Family Hospice in Wauwatosa, Wis. on July 23, 2011 at the age of 92.

Proceeded in death were her parents Edwin and Emma (Jarchow) Hummel; sisters, Bernice Knoble (Ralph), Phyllis Boeckner (Al), Delores Spilker (Charles) and brother Merle Hummel (Willene).

She is survived by her daughters, Jill Bennett and Jo Staley; grandchildren Chad Bennett (Karen Sumey), Rod Bennett, Samantha and Andrew Staley; nieces and nephews, Alvera Knobel Sturgeon, Ralph Knobel (Martha), Gail Hummel (Jimmy), Gene Hummel, Beverly Boeckner Zinnel, Bradley Boechner (Judith), Shari Spilker Klar, Kathy Spilker Haecker (Dennis), and Susan Spilker Nelsen.

Her remains were laid to rest on Sept. 10 in a private memorial at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Daykin.

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Marci Jo Stotler

Marci Jo Stotler, 63, of Fairbury, Neb., died Sept. 11, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Survivors include her children, Chester Stotler, Kathy Brown, Jeff Stotler and wife, Cindy, Tony Stotler; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Mike Bayless and wife, Nancy.

Cremation has taken place. Private family services will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at 1100 B St., Fairbury, NE 68352. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home, Fairbury, service.

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Velda Louise Schipper Wagner

Velda Louise Schipper Wagner, 82, of Fairbury, Neb., died Sept. 7, 2011.

Survivors include her son, Ray Wagner and wife, Gale; daughter, Gail Henry and Rod Henry; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother, Delven Schipper and wife, Jeanette; sisters-in-law, Cara Schipper and Dona Glenn; nieces and nephews.

Services were held Sept. 12, at Faith Lutheran Church in Fairbury with the Rev. Ken Hart officiating. Memorials to family's choice. Burial was in the Fairbury Cemetery, Fairbury. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home, Fairbury, service.

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Mary A. Zimmerman

Mary A. Zimmerman, 73, of Fairbury, Neb., died Sept. 12, 2011 in Fairbury.

Survivors include her husband, Richard; sons, Steve Zimmerman and wife, Judy of Fairbury, Randy Zimmerman and wife, Jackie of Lincoln; daughters, Brenda Kerns and husband, Steve of Hebron, Denise Wasserman and husband, Bruce of Fairbury; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Ivan Zimmerman and wife, Arlene of Fairbury; brothers, Donald Nun of Geneva, Russel Nun and wife, Barbara of Westminister, Colo.; aunts, Sadie Wedeking of Geneva, Bessie Wulf of Ohiowa.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairbury with the Rev. Charles Schmidt officiating. Family will greet friends on Thursday, Sept. 15, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Grace Lutheran Cemetery, rural Gladstone. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home, Fairbury, service.

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