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Community Celebrates Agriculture with Agri-Business Banquet

The 2011 Jefferson County Agri-Business Banquet was held Friday, March 18 at the Fairbury High School. The banquet was sponsored by area businesses and organized by the Fairbury FFA Alumni.

Toastmaster for the evening was FFA Alumni Vice-President Gary Shinn. The invocation was given by FFA Vice President Shalyse Ahl. The meal was provided by Ricky's Café of Hanover, KS. Entertainment for the meal was organized by band director Ted Luebbe. Entertainment included FFA members Katie Umland, Adam Umland, Karabeth Block, Gavin Ragland, and Craig Maschmann. FFA President Katie Umland introduced the guests and a welcome was given by Mayor Homer Ward.

After moving to the Fine Arts Center, the Fairbury American Legion presented the colors and led the pledge of allegiance. The Agricultural Issues Team presented their program about the construction of the Keystone Pipeline through Nebraska.

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Tri County Jr. Sr. High School 3rd Quarter Honor Roll 2010-2011 School Year Minimum 3.6 to be on Honor Roll Minimum 3.2 to be Honorable Mention *indicates straight A's


Samantha Bessler

Ann Bock*

Amber Colgrove*

Calvin Ebke

Jessica Gibbs*

Sara Grummert*

Amanda Kimmerling*

Emma Knust*

Emma Likens

Tyler Malchow

Bodie Moeller

Curtis Reynolds

Amber Scheele

Jenna Schultis

Tessa Thompson*

Bennet Weise*

Hayden Weishahn


Angie Bass*

Taylor Epp*

Rachel Genrich*

Samuel Hahn*

Maci Hicks*

Krystal Hicok*

Sydney Holtmeier

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Fairbury Jr.-Sr. High School Third Term Honor Roll


Miranda Barber

Hannah Bauer

Qin Chen

Margaret Ehle

Bethanie Fry

Pierce Griffin

Dylan Hinrichs

Kayla Lufkin

Naomi Lutze

Trenton McCown

Paige Miller

Amanda Osborne

Sydney Schroeder

Sheyenne Summers

Stormie Surrell

Nicholle Vernon


Shalyse Ahl

Amanda Bartels

Alison Buchli

William Ebke

Ashton Feldkamp

Rebecca Gasper

Samantha Henske

Jordan Lofing

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Heritage Highway 136 Announces Photography Contest Winners

The Heritage Highway - Byway 136 Organization would like to announce the winners of the 2010-2011 Heritage Highway Photo Contest. Participants in the contest photographed many attractions and events that can be experienced when one travels the historic Heritage Highway, one of Nebraska's nine scenic byways. A vast array of photographs were submitted, and have been on display at the Red Cloud Opera House since January.

The contest winners were selected by several well known photographers: Jorn Olsen, Jeff Haller, and Valerie Knobel. First place was awarded to the photo entitled, "Nuckolls County 68974," by Barbara Wiselogel of Red Cloud; second place went to "Pot of Gold," by Joan Classen of Hastings; and third place was awarded to "Orange Sulfur," by Bernadette Korslund of Beatrice.

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Josephine Doehring

The family of Josephine Doehring would like to honor her with a card shower for her 89th birthday, which is Wednesday, April 6.

Cards may be sent to 625 6th St., Apt. 1, Fairbury, NE 68352.

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Joyce Prince

The family of Joyce Prince would like to honor her with a card shower for her 80th birthday, which is Monday, April 11.

Cards may be sent to 2121 H St., Fairbury, NE 68352.

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Just Around The Corner

Community Baseball

Fairbury Community Baseball will have a Parents Meeting on Saturday, April 2, at the Fairbury Jr. - Sr. High School Commons Area at 7 p.m. This is for boys ages five to 15 years of age.

Preschool Learning Center

Preschool Learning Center Open Enrollment Open House will be held on Thursday, April 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church, 2310 H St., Fairbury. For more information contact Andrea Davis at 402-7749.

Relay For Life

Kick off supper/party for the Jefferson County Relay For Life is scheduled for Thursday, March 31, 5:30 p.m. at Union Bank Meeting Room (for this event only, the rest of the meetings will be back at the Burkley Family Center at the First National Bank, downtown Fairbury).

V.W Meeting

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Meat Of Bills Debated

The Legislature began all-day debate this week, allowing us to dig in to the substance of several priority bills.

Two of my bills, LB246 and LB532, advanced to the second round of debate as an amendment to a Retirement Systems Committee priority bill, LB509. LB246 allows benefits to continue to be paid to the surviving spouse of a deceased state patrol member, even if the spouse remarries. LB532 allows for the transfer of Department of Labor independent retirement plan members to the State Employees Retirement System if the independent retirement plan is terminated.

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What's For Lunch?

Fairbury Jefferson and Central Elementary Schools

Thursday, March 31: Jeff rib on bun, French fries, strawberries, cinnamon sticks. Ham sandwich pack. Yogurt/cheese pack.

Friday, April 1: Toasted cheese sandwich, rainbow vegetables. PBJ sandwich pack. Yogurt/cheese pack.

Monday, April 4: Breaded pork patty on bun, tator tots. Turkey sandwich pack. Turkey chef salad pack.

Tuesday, April 5: Roasted chicken sandwich, broccoli with cheese. Ham sandwich pack. Turkey chef salad pack.

Wednesday, April 6: Breaded beef sticks, baked beans. Jefferson: Pizza Hut Pork Pizza. Turkey sandwich pack. Turkey chef salad pack.

High School

Thursday, March 31: Jeff rib on bun, French fries.Friday, April 1: Toasted cheese sandwich, rainbow vegetables.

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A Cappella Choir Concludes Tour With Home Concert Christopher Tegtmeier Part Of Ensemble

Concordia University, Nebraska's A Cappella Choir will wrap up its spring tour with a home performance at St. John Lutheran Church in Seward on Sunday, April 10, at 3 p.m.

The choir will perform sacred and secular pieces including a work by Felix Mendelssohn, a Brazilian hymn and an American folk song, as well as a piece in Gaelic that was performed at the funeral of Princess Diana. The choir is conducted by Dr. Kurt von Kampen, professor of music.

The performance is free and the public is invited to attend.

Local senior Christopher Tegtmeier of Jansen is a member of the choir.