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Tamerius Awarded Eighth Emmy For Quiz Show "Jeopardy"

Former Fairbury resident Steve Tamerius, a writer for the hit TV quiz show "Jeopardy", won his eighth Emmy award on Sunday, June 19, in a program televised live from Las Vegas. "Jeopardy" was named as Best Game/Audience Participation Show in the telecast and host Alex Trebek was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

A writer for "Jeopardy" wince 1988, Steve said, "Even though it's a cliched phrase, and everyone in the industry says it, it really is an honor just to be nominated. To win is icing on the cake. I've been very blessed this past quarter of a century to work at something I really enjoy. I had some great schoolteachers growing up in Fairbury....teachers who instilled in me a passion for learning and a love of reading."

It's believed that Tamerius, who's been nominated every year since 1991, holds the individual record for the most consecutive writing nominations in TV history with 21.

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Joplin Stories

We all have our own stories......

Cindy's daughter was to spend the day with her father. Before the storm had even hit a mother's instinct told Cindy she needed to bring her daughter home. When the storm hit Cindy, her daughter and another young girl huddled together in an interior bathroom. Although her home did sustain considerable damage, the house belonging to her ex-husband where her daughter had been just a short time earlier was destroyed. He had left and was also uninjured.

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Jefferson County Farm 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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Nebraska State College System Approves New Graduation Requirements

Nebraska State College System (NSCS) Chancellor Stan Carpenter announced recently that the NSCS Board of Trustees approved a board policy modification at its June meeting designed to improve students' ability to graduate in four years and reduce debt load.

The key changes are to reduce the number of credit hours needed to graduate from 125 to 120 and to reduce the number of credit hours required for general education. The policy will now require faculty and administrators at Chadron, Peru and Wayne State Colleges to design their undergraduate degree programs based on 120 credits with a maximum of 42 credit hours required in general education. The proposed policy changes have been widely discussed at the three colleges and the college presidents and chief academic officers were instrumental in designing the new requirements.

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Pastor Kramer Honored For 50 Years In Ministry

On Sunday June 19th, Trinity Lutheran Church in DeWitt, helped Pastor Kenneth Kramer celebrate his 50th anniversary of being an ordained ministry. A special service was conducted with children's and adult choirs performing and the service was led by a representative from the Nebraska Synod, Connie Stover, assistant to the bishop. A pot luck dinner followed.

Pastor Kramer has served numerous congregations in both Minnesota and Nebraska and one congregation in New Mexico. Locally Pastor Kramer has served Trinity Lutheran in DeWitt for the past 8 years and also Peace Lutheran Church of rural Plymouth between 1984-1991. Cards and donations were given by members during the service and also by former congregations Pastor Kramer served. The donations will go to a continuing education fund for seminary students to help out with education costs.

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Diller-Odell FFA Brings Home First Place

The Diller-Odell FFA Chapter won first place in the state agricultural mechanics contest held in Grand Island on June 14th. The contest consisted of four individual areas in concrete, machinery, livestock equipment, and electricity, combined with a team activity. Members of the team and their individual placing within the area they competed in were: Andy Adam, second; Colton Rupprecht, second; Kolin Scheele, third; and Jacob Ficke, third. The first place team placing qualified them to represent the state of Nebraska at the national contest to be held in Indianapolis, Indiana next October.

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Fairbury FFA Officers Attend Training

Fairbury FFA Chapter Officers attended the 2011 State Chapter Officer Leadership Training Camp. Chapter officers learned about the duties and responsibilities of their assigned office. Officers gained ideas about chapter activities, member recruitment, and issues facing agriculture. Chapter Officers also participated in the Open and Closing Ceremony contest, as well as outdoor recreation activities. The Officer team developed chapter goals, and setup a summer schedule. The Camp was held in late May at the Leadership Center in Aurora..

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Area Church Services

Fairbury Churches

AMERICAN LUTHERAN

CHURCH

Vacation Bible School

July 25-28

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

must pre-register

12th and K streets

Pastor John Brink

Sunday, Worship 9:30

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ASSEMBLY OF GOD

CHURCH

11th and D streets,

Pastor Randy Novotny

Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday

School for children and

adults; 10:30 a.m. Worship.

First Sunday of each

month a contemporary

service will be held at 7

p.m.

SAINT CHARLES

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Vacation Bible School Was Well Attended

Military Services at by the Cuba Legion members of the Cuba Legion of Cuba, Howard Killingbeck, Nick Day, Jim Burton, Randy Kauer, Ray Reynolds, Andy Massing, Cecil Keller, Steven Anderson, Randy Lawson, Jerome Kieffer, Joshua B. Zenger, Don Baxa, Melroy Kopsa, Larry Hadachek, Ben Holloway, Marion Lesovsky, Dewayne Kalivoda, traveled around the area on Sunday Morning paying tribute to their fellow comrades that have gone before. The Color Guard of the Legion pay full tribute with a prayer, 21 gun salute, and taps. The Narka Presbyterian Church joins them at the Maple Grove and Kasha/National Cemeteries by Narka with a welcome by Estel Edwards, opening prayer by Kathleen Marsicek, tribute by reading the names of all veterans buried at each cemetery and hymns by Loren and Sharon Mach. The guests are given brochures with all the names of the veterans.

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Steele City Village Life

Welcome back to Steele City. It has been a few weeks since we took a stroll about the village to see what has been happening. There has been quite a bit of activity at the church, organizations and school.

A pageant based on Steele City history was the feature of the all-school carnival Friday evening.

One of the largest, gayest crowed "in Steel City history" was present and a fine profit was realized by the student activity fund. Beverly Riddle won the door prize.

A museum containing pictures and articles from early days was a popular addition to the usual carnival attractions.

The entire affair was planned, written, costumed and staged by the students, under faculty direction. Steele City business men donated articles for an auction sale.

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