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Two Killed In Roll-Over Accident

Two people were killed early this morning in a one vehicle roll-over accident two miles east of Fairbury on Hwy. 8.

"At approximately 7:30 a.m. this morning a person reported a vehicle in the ditch on Hwy. 8 east of Fairbury," Sheriff Nels Sorensen said. "The reporting party stated that they did not see anyone around the vehicle."

The Sheriff's Office responded to the scene and upon arrival found a single vehicle in a field north of the Highway. The vehicle had received extensive damage.

"Law Enforcement located two subjects that had been ejected from the vehicle and were dead at the scene," Sorensen said. "From the investigation it was determined that the crash occurred at approximately 1 a.m this morning."

The vehicle was a 2003 Infiniti G35 coupe and had been eastbound on Highway 8.

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Stricter Rules For City Wide Clean-up

Warm weather brings out all sorts of interesting things, flowers, migrating birds, and bugs. Maybe the biggest bug of all is the spring cleaning bug.

City wide clean-up will begin on April 23rd. This is the time to rummage through your house, garage or attic and pull out all that old stuff that has been sitting around and collecting dust. The one advantage is that you don't have wipe off the dust to get rid of the items.

A major difference this year will be the stricter guidelines. The city asks that no trash be placed out at the designated pick up routes before April 16th. If the materials are at these points the city will pick up but the resident and/or property owner will be billed for this service.

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Scams Are Non-Stop, Sheriff Said Use Common Sense

Unfortunately, there are scam artists across the country and around the world trying to defraud Nebraskans and others everyday and according to Jefferson County Sheriff Nels Sorensen, Jefferson County residents are frequently hit.

"We get calls every week about scams over the phone, in the mail, or over the internet," Sorensen said. "It is constant. Just got a call recently from a lady who said she got a call from a young man who was imitating her grandson and said he was in Mexico, got in a bind, needed money to get out of Mexico, and when she stated that he did not sound much like her grandson, well then he hung up."

According to Sorensen, people with good nature are prayed on all the time.

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County Commmissioners' Meeting

**Correction from last week's Commissioners' meeting notes, the cost of the traffic counter should have been reported as $1,295 not $12,950.**

General Business

*A question was raised by Commissioner Michael Dux on whether funds had been transferred from the General Fund into the Department of Roads and into the Weed Authority. Sandra Stelling stated that the resolution that she was told to write has not been approved giving her direction to transfer funds. The resolution will be placed on the agenda next week for consideration and funds will be transferred then.

*Board of Equalization was held, LeRoy Bast, Jefferson County Treasurer presented an exemption for Baptist Church for a 2005 Dodge van. Moved by Commissioner Marvin Yost, seconded by Commissioner Art Craig, motion carried with no nays.

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Fairbury Companies Awarded Training Grant Funds

Three Fairbury businesses have been awarded grants from the Nebraska Department of Labor through the Worker Training Program.

Canning Trucking Company has been awarded $1,020 for software conversion training, McBattas Packaging and Printing has been awarded $1,895 for new equipment training and MSA Promotions has been awarded $800, also for new equipment training.

The Worker Training Program is a business incentive program to support the retraining and upgrading of Nebraska's current workforce.

Nebraska companies chosen to participate in the grant program, are awarded funds for training projects that help build productivity, enhance earning capacity and job security.

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Commissioners Learn About Communication Tower

Jefferson county just went through severe weather week, testing the sirens, making sure that all sirens in the county worked. But it is important to realize that the information that goes out to all parts of the county isn't just generated from the law enforcement center. It is actually a very complicated communication system that serves not only our county but can reach out across the state.

There is a 740 foot tower on the outskirts of Fairbury that plays a major role in helping to assure that Jefferson County and the surrounding area is safe. The tower is a source that can strengthen signals, assure that hand held communication functions just as well as the stronger radio systems that come out of the law enforcement center, among other functions such as receive information from the National Weather System.

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"First Friday" Art Walk Planned For Friday, April 6th

Downtown Fairbury's art galleries and specialty shops will once again be open for "First Friday" coming up the first Friday evening of April, the 6th. They will be opening their doors to visitors from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. as part of the "First Friday Art Walk" in historic downtown Fairbury. Some cities hold "art walks", in which a number of the town's art galleries or artists' studios will open their doors into Friday evening. The idea is that galleries will attract people to the downtown and enrich the art community by pooling their openings together into one monthly evening.

This month's featured artist - Deb Monfelt

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Two Killed In Roll-Over Accident

Two people were killed early this morning in a one vehicle roll-over accident two miles east of Fairbury on Hwy. 8.

"At approximately 7:30 a.m. this morning a person reported a vehicle in the ditch on Hwy. 8 east of Fairbury," Sheriff Nels Sorensen said. "The reporting party stated that they did not see anyone around the vehicle."

The Sheriff's Office responded to the scene and upon arrival found a single vehicle in a field north of the Highway. The vehicle had received extensive damage.

"Law Enforcement located two subjects that had been ejected from the vehicle and were dead at the scene," Sorensen said. "From the investigation it was determined that the crash occurred at approximately 1 a.m this morning."

The vehicle was a 2003 Infiniti G35 coupe and had been eastbound on Highway 8.

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Eat Out at Runza Day

Please support your local TeamMates Mentoring Program by eating at Fairbury's

RUNZA Restaurant on Tuesday, April 3.

Ten percent of all proceeds that day will be donated to Fairbury TeamMates Scholarship Fund.

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Pirates Invade Fine Arts Center

Tuesday evening the Fairbury Jefferson Intermediate fifth grade students entertained parents and friends with their annual spring program. They presented the musical "Pirates The Musical". The stage exploded not only with color but with the exuberance of and talent of these young performers. "I have enjoyed this class's fearlessness and joy while working on this program," Brenton Roby, fifth grade vocal music instructor told the audience. Judging from the laughs throughout the musical and applause at the end of the play, the audience also agreed with Roby. Go to: fairburyjournalnews.com for video of performance and pictures. (Journal-News photos by Sandy Zabokrtsky)

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