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Drug Court-Serious Commitment All Around

by Sandy Zabokrtsky Fairbury Journal News Reporter

Jefferson County Commissioners signed the interlocal agreement with Gage, Saline, and Fillmore to once again assist in funding and to be included in the Southeast Adult Drug Court for the fourth straight year at last Tuesday's meeting.

When you hear Drug Court the first thought that comes to many people's mind is free ride. In all actuality this couldn't be further from the truth. Drug Court is a very serious commitment for everyone involved.

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Royal Court

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Roll Over Accident Injures Two

A one-vehicle accident early Saturday morning sent two people to the hospital.

According to the Sheriff's report, Kyle Wagner, 23, of Fairbury was driving a 2003 Jeep Wrangler eastbound on Hwy. 8 approximately one half mile west of Endicott at about 1:25 a.m.

According to the accident report, Wagner swerved to avoid colliding with a deer and went onto the right shoulder of the road.

When his vehicle reentered the highway, it skidded into the westbound lane, into the north ditch rolling once and coming to rest on its wheels.

Wagner and a passenger, Neil Wolford, 23, were both transported by private vehicle to the Jefferson Community Health Center for treatment of their injuries.

The vehicle was a total loss.

Wagner was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and has been released on bond.

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Commissioners' Meeting-7/19/11

*Discussed and then signed Federal Aid Transportation Fund Purchase-sale Agreement between the State of Nebraska, Department of Roads and Jefferson County.

*Alan Richard and Jim Frager from Five Rivers RC&D presented annual report. Due to loss of federal funding they are currently being funded by counties and NRDs. Last year requested $300, this year will be requesting $15,940 which figures to 20 cents per capita. Consideration will be given as the Commissioners draw up the budget.

*Sandy Morissey of Region V presented annual budget and asked for increase. No action taken, as commissioners will be working on budget.

*Rose Weigert, Clerk of the District Court, reported that the US Marshall had evaluated the District Court and made three suggestions on remodelling the district court room to provide the greatest amount of safety. Commissioners will take under advisement.

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"And Now, Another Episode In The Exciting Adventures Of A Hometown Hero!"

"Look over there! It's a nurse! It's a doctor! No, It's a Hometown Hero!" Faster than a speeding ambulance! More powerful than the Jaws of Life! Able to save lives in an hour!

With powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men, a Hometown Hero, can change the course of lives, bring hope to entire families; and who, disguised as a mild-mannered neighbor, family member, or friend, fights a never ending battle for health, happiness, and the gift of life." Not just in movies, but in real life, too, you can be a Hometown Hero. For the eighth time, the Nebraska Community Blood Bank is holding the Hometown Heroes (HH) campaign. Now through Labor Day, southeast Nebraska communities are encouraged to host a blood drive where in addition to saving lives; monetary awards will be given in the fall based on the success of the blood drive(s). All HH funds will help purchase equipment and training for the community's first responders.

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Fellowship, Food And People To Do Serving

Fellowship and food. In the midwest those two things are synonymous. There is a group of people here in Fairbury who has taken this a step further. Every Saturday a meal is prepared at the Methodist Church for anyone who wants to come. There is no charge and you get to meet a lot of different people.

There is no way that you can name the group of people who do this. It isn't like the Matt Talbot kitchen although in a lot of ways it was modelled after the same concept. Mary Glenn sets a schedule every month and different people volunteer to fix the meal and clean up afterwards.

"Basically you can call it an ad hoc committee." said Glenn. "Some of the churches volunteer at different times, but not all the churches, some of the business help, but not all the businesses."

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Bird Of A Different Feather...

This red winged black bird has been showing up to eat at the Dwaine Friesen farm south of Fairbury for awhile now.

"He is kind of a freak of nature, his upper beak is approximately three inches long," Friesen said. "He has a little bit of a tough time eating, but has adjusted. He's in good shape. He has been around our place since Spring and eats at our feeders."

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Local Emergency Registry Is Being Launched

If you have a disability or special health problems, the county emergency mangers in Gage, Fillmore, Jefferson, Saline and Thayer counties and Public Health Solutions District Health Department want you to register with S.N.A.P.

By enrolling in this registry, the emergency responders will have advance information about your special needs and be better able to help you along with the rest of the population.

S.N.A.P. is a voluntary disaster registry that provides search and rescue workers with the vital information they need to help individuals after a disaster.

Registry involves completing an enrollment form and release. These forms will be available from the county Emergency Manager, Public Health Solutions District Health Department, and will be distributed by many service agencies as well.

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Bell Honored For Academic Achievement

The 2011 University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration honored students for academic achievement recently at a honors convocation. Jacob Bell formerly of Fairbury was recognized as a first-year student with a GPA of 4.0.

Bell was also inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Societies at the University of Nebraska. Any first-year student with a GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale at the end of a full curricular period is eligible for membership, provided that student has taken normal academic coursework.

Bell of Aurora, formerly of Fairbury qualified for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Dean's List/Honor Roll for the spring semester of the 2010-2011 academic year with a 4.0 grade-point average.

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Trimm Family Raises Funds For Improvements To Shooting Range

The family of the late Don Trimm of Fairbury is raising funds in his memory to enhance public safety and benefit local law enforcement.

Trimm was with the Fairbury Police Department for 23 years, retiring as a Sergeant in 2002. Prior to that he served as a Deputy with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department and as Director of the Jefferson County Ambulance Service. He moved to Fairbury in 1961 and had a 13 year career as news director at KGMT. He was elected to the Fairbury City Council in both 1966 and 2006. Trimm passed away earlier this year after a bout with cancer.

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