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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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Fairbury Native Ordained A Roman Catholic Priest

Thomas Tynan, the son of Rosalie Tynan, was ordained to the priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, July 16 in Lacey, Washington. The Mass of Ordination took place at St. Martin's Abbey Church with the Archbishop J. Peter Sartain of Seattle presiding.

Thomas Tynan is a member of the monastic community at St. Martin's Abbey, in Lacey, WA. On entering the community he chose the religious name of Peter the Apostle and after his ordination will be addressed as Father Peter. Choosing a religious name is a centuries old tradition for men and women entering into monastic life.

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Just Around The Corner

Vacation Bible School

Faith Lutheran Church will be holding their Vacation Bible School "Facing the Giant- a story on David and Goliath" on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for children 4-years-old through the Sixth Grade. Pre-registration forms are available at the church 1610 I St, Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or call Arnola Mitchell, 402-729-6003.

Grummert Reunion

The annual Herman and Charlotte Grummert family reunion will be held on Sunday, July 24 at the Union Bank Hospitality Room with a carry in dinner.

Youth Tackle Football

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At Heritage Care Center 'It's Never Too Late' For Seniors To Go High Tech

Fairbury: High tech combines with high touch at Heritage Care Center, Fairbury, with the introduction of a new computer system designed specifically for seniors with the belief that it's never too late to join the digital revolution.

From using e-mail to connect with family and friends, to enjoying mind-stimulating activities, to improving hand-eye coordination as part of a rehabilitation program, elders with a wide range of physical and cognitive abilities, most of whom have never used a computer, are now enjoying technology using systems adapted especially for them.

The technology was developed by Colorado-based It's Never 2 Late (IN2L), a company founded in 1999 that specializes in connecting older adults and their caregivers to the benefits of computers and the internet. IN2L's picture-based, touch screen platform enables almost anyone to use a personal computer, even those with dementia.

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Local FBLA Students Receive National Award

Forty-seven Nebraska Future Business Leaders of America students received Top 10 Awards at the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Ryan Erskine and Bill Spilker of Tri County High School placed second in Computer Game and Simulation Programming. Curtis Reynolds of Tri County High School placed third in State Chapter Annual Business Report. Jared Knust of Tri County High School, placed fourth in FBLA Principles and Procedures. Calvin Ebke, Curtis Reynolds and Jared Knust place eighth in Local Chapter Annual Report.

Two local schools received the Gold Seal Chapter Award of Merit, Fairbury High School and Tri County High School.

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What's For Lunch?

Summer Food Program

Lunch is served from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Monday thru Friday at Jefferson Intermediate School, Fairbury. Kids one through 18 eat free.

Thursday, July 21: Pizza Hut Cheese pizza, green peas.

Friday, July 22: Hamburger on bun, tator tots, Elf crackers.

Monday, July 25: Pizza melt, (pizza flavored beef with cheese, wrapped in a warm bun), tossed salad.

Tuesday, July 26: Chicken strips, corn, bread sticks.

Wednesday, July 27: Country fried steak, mashed potato with gravy, dinner roll.

Thursday, July 28: Hot dog on bun, baked beans, dessert bar.

Friday, July 29: Chef choice, garlic toast.

Meals served with fruit/fruit slush and milk.

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Safety Day Set For Aug. 2

The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Fairbury. This year's Safety Day is the 14th annual event for the local chapter of Jefferson County Farm Safety 4 Just Kids.

Progressive Agriculture Safety Day is open to area children who will be entering Kindergarten through seventh grades in the fall. The registration deadline is July 22. Registration fee is $5 per child or $10 per family, and includes lunch, snacks, speakers, t-shirt and a goody bag. After the July 22 deadline, the registration will increase to $7 per child with no family discount.

Safety Day is not just for "farm kids," organizers said. Safety Day is designed to provide safety information that is agriculturally oriented as well as general safety information.

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Tri County Students In Beatrice Children's Theatre Production

The Beatrice Children's Theatre will present Alice in Wonderland, July 28 through July 31st. It is the story of Alice and her friends, with a twist as Mad as a "Hatter." In this adapted version, writer and director Paul Pearson brings Alice and her accomplices into the 21st century as she discovers fanciful friendships and terrifying trouble around every corner.

All productions are held at the Community Players Theatre, 412 Ella Street, Beatrice. Alice in Wonderland will be presented Thursday, July 28th and Friday, July 29th at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, July 30th at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, July 31st at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. When requesting tickets for Alice in Wonderland, please note that we have two casts, and request the production with your favorite young actors! You can do this by calling the box office at 228-1801 between 5:00 and 8:00 pm starting July 18th.

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Natalie Hammer Wins First Place In National Dance Competition

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