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Card Shower-Menke

The family of Steve and Wendy Menke would like to honor them with a card shower for their 25th wedding anniversary, which was June 28. They were married at the American Lutheran Church in Fairbury. They have two sons, Brent and Trevor Menke, both of Lincoln. Their parents are Floyd and Karen Scheele and Phyllis Menke, all of Fairbury. Cards may be sent to 1513 N 19th St., Beatrice, NE 68310.

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Card Shower-Kroeker

Ike Kroeker

The family of Ike Kroeker would like to honor him with a card shower for his birthday, which is Wednesday, July 13.

Cards may be sent to 418 N St., Fairbury, NE 63352.

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Card Shower-Sipek

June Sipek

The grandchildren and great-grandchildren would like to honor June Sipek with a card shower for her birthday, which was on June 24.

Cards may be sent to 1302 D St., Fairbury, NE 68352.

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ELY

Brooklyn Christine Ely

Casey Hunt and Evan Ely, both of Lincoln would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Brooklyn Christine Ely, born June 15, 2011 at St. Elizabeth's Regional Medical Center in Lincoln, weighing, 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches long. She has a brother, Owen, 6. Grandparents are Dan and DeAnn Huls, Tom and Iryne Hunt, all of Fairbury, Becky Ely and Randy Trauernicht and Doug Ely, all of Lincoln. Great-grandparents are Angie Zulauf of Plymouth, Esther and LaVerne Parde of Beatrice, Steve and Shirley Black of Fairbury, Jim and Marilyn Noonan, Judy and Frank Griebe, all of Lincoln.

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Summer Reading Program Held

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People

Ramona Schoenrock, Fairbury native, who graduated from Fairbury High School in 1975, was elected president-elect of the National Business Education Association (NBEA). She will begin her term as NBEA president-elect in July and serve as the organization's president in 2012-2013. The National Business Education Association (NBEA) is the nation's leading professional organization devoted exclusively to serving secondary and post-secondary business teachers. Currently is a business teacher at Columbus High School, Columbus. She has held various NBEA leadership positions at the state, regional, and national level. She has also been an adjunct instructor at Central Community College, Platte Campus-Columbus. She holds degrees from Southeast Community College-Fairbury Campus and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She is the daughter of Ben and Jean Schoenrock of Fairbury.

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Letters To The Editor

Price Of Corn

Has Little Impact

On Food Prices

Editor:

While recently shopping at a local grocery store I heard a complaint about the high price of food due to the rising price of corn.

The price of corn has little impact on the price of food. The high price of food is directly impacted by the same thing that is eating your personal budget... high oil & energy prices!

Only about 20 percent of every dollar you spend for food at the grocery store pays for the raw materials grown on the farm. Transportation and energy prices make up 44% of your food price. The remaining share is marketing, labor, and packaging.

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Court & Cops

Police Report

June 16: Gary R. Haddan of Fairbury was pulling out of his business across from his residence at 404 West 14th Street in a 2008 Chevrolet pickup and stated he pulled into the inside lane of the two eastbound lanes and was turning wide into his driveway at his residence when Melissa A. Bulin, of Bruning, who was driving a 2002 Chevrolet in the outside eastbound lane collided with the side of his pickup. Officer stated that from the description of the accident the Bulin vehicle would have been in the blind spot of the Haddan pickup when it was attempting to make a wide turn into the driveway. No injuries were reported. The Bulin vehicle sustained $1,500 in damages and the Haddan vehicle sustained $2,000 in damages.

June 18: Report of an unknown person dumping ashes on the property of the Rock Creek Train Depot.

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Short Shots

Therapy can come in many forms. A friend. The family dog. Partaking in a certain chore or activity. In my case, the latter.

Monday was not a red-letter, banner day for me. It was one of "those" days. You know the kind. It was a sometimes your the hammer, sometimes your the nail kind of day. I was the nail. I kind of had a Wile E. Coyote stretch: standing there in the middle of the road with a rock hurling from above at my head.

Five o'clock couldn't come fast enough.

After a quick supper I spent most of the evening out in the yard working. More especially I was in the garden weeding the zinnias, rose moss, impatiens and black-eyed Sues. And I felt pretty good about it.

No, wait. I don't like to weed the garden. Umm, yes, I apparently do. Weeding the garden was the best thing I had done all day. How about that?

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Looking Back

120 YEARS AGO, 1891

The Fairbury Gazette

C.C. Callaway reported he had a potato plant that had self planted for three consecutive years.

Implement dealers had sold 74 binders, all they could get.

A heavy yield of apples and peaches was in sight. Al Hammond, Gazette reporter, boasted of this area as a wonderful fruit country.

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110 YEARS AGO, 1901

The Fairbury Journal

A temperature reading of 109 was recorded, as vegetation wilted.

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