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Rich Kapke

The family of Rich Kapke would like to honor him with a retirement open house.

Family and friends are invited to attend the open house on Sunday, March 20, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Union Bank Hospitality Room. No gifts, please.

Kapke has worked 23 years a OK Tire and over 22 years at Farmers Coop Tire Sales and Services.

Cards may be sent to 1113 H St., Fairbury, NE 68352.

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DEXTER

Brad and Janelle Dexter of Omaha are parents of a son, Colin Asher Dexter born March 10, 2011, weighing 7 pounds and 9 ounces. He was welcomed home by a brother, Christian, 4. Grandparents are Jon and Sharon Dexter of Fairbury, Gaylen and Nancy Kamrath of Rising City. Great-grandparents are Art Smith of Jansen, Betty Nosal of Columbus and LaRue Kamrath of David City.

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DRAKE

Andy and Jamie Drake of Omaha would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Molly Margaret Drake, born March 8, 2011 at Omaha Medical Center in Omaha, weighing 7 pounds and 5 ounces. She was welcomed home by a sister, Carly, 3. Grandparents are Rob and Margie Lehr of Pleasant Dale, Brad and Cindy Drake of Wilber. Great-grandparents are Kate Martin of David City, Leon and Renee Lehr of Lincoln and Angie Zulauf of Plymouth.

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Club News

Valentine's Dinner

Held Feb. 17

The annual Valentines Dinner was held Feb. 17 at the Arend Community Center located at the Fairbury '23 Apartments, 720 J Street.

The event was hosted by the '23 Preservation Foundation and catered by Sweet Creations. Heidi Fredrickson organized this year's event.

Present were Lloyd Scarrow, Board President, and several board members and their spouses, management, and tenants.

Following dinner, Bingo was played with prizes awarded. Bingo was called by Mike Slater.

The tenants gather for coffee on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 9 a.m. They play cards on Wednesday evenings and various other times throughout the week. Bingo is also enjoyed on some evenings.

The tenants meeting is held the first Friday of the month during morning coffee.

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Fairbury Concert Association Presents River City 6

Fairbury Concert Association is presenting the magnetic, hilarious River City 6, which will appear at the Burkley Fine Arts Center on Tuesday, March 22, 7:30 p.m.

The River City 6 is a Pittsburgh-based brass ensemble composed of six dynamic performers from the famed River City Brass Band. You will experience all of the excitement of a Brass Band combined with intimate setting of a small but magnetic and hilarious quintet of six members. The largest brass quintet of six members instead of five. With two trumpets, French horn, tuba and trombone and percussionist.

All members of RC6 are expressive musical artists with personality and wit and play a wide variety of musical styles with high-octane energy. They will engage the audience with music you know such as Sousa March, a suite from West Side Story, Irving Berlin medley and more.

Admission is by season ticket membership.

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American Legion Birthday Will Be Held This Month

Ila Burger and Lillian Freese attended the District No. 11 American Legion/Auxiliary convention in Exeter on Feb. 20.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 243 of Plymouth met for a short meeting following the Jefferson County meeting on Feb. 25 held in Plymouth. Nine members were present. Three applications were received from the Tri County junior girls interested in attending Girls State in Lincoln in June 2011.

Auxiliary members were asked to donate pies for the Legion baseball dinner to be held in Plymouth March 6 at noon.

March is Legion Birthday Month and the Auxiliary will honor the Legion for their birthday on March 29 with a potluck supper at 6:30 p.m.

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Court & Cops

Police Report

March 6: Report of possible gun shots on the east side of the square.

March 3: Report of a theft from a grocery store.

March 2: Report of a theft from Radio Shack.

March 10: Report of criminal mischief in the 1200 block of A Street.

March 9: Report of criminal mischief in the 1000 block of A Street.

March 10: Report of criminal mischief in the 600 block of B Street.

Sheriff's Report

March 3: Assisted Nebraska State Patrol with search warrant.

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Maintaining quality education in Nebraska's schools By Steven Cain, Nebraska News Service

LINCOLN--Trying to help struggling schools get back on track without the government becoming too involved in the schools is a tough balance to strike, said Sen. Greg Adams of York.

On March 15, the Nebraska Legislature's Education Committee heard testimony on a plan to provide struggling Nebraska schools with assistance to get back on track.

The bill, introduced by Adams, a former high school teacher and chairman of the committee, calls for a new classification system to determine which schools are struggling, as well as introducing measures to help those schools.

Although Adams does not expect his bill to pass this year he said he introduced it to prompt discussion.

Nebraska's school rating system needs to take multiple measurements into account, Adams said, rather than just a simple snapshot of graduation rates.

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Arrest Made in Fairbury Homicide

(Fairbury, NE)- Investigator's with the Nebraska State Patrol in conjunction with the Jefferson County Attorney, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and the Lincoln Police Department have arrested a Fairbury woman in the death of her husband.

Susan Dejong, 54, Fairbury, is lodged in the Jefferson County Jail on a charge of 1st Degree Murder for the Friday, March 11, 2011 death of her husband, Thomas Dejong, 52, Fairbury.

Just before 4:00 p.m., Friday, Fairbury Rescue responded to a 911 call from a female requesting medical assistance for an unresponsive male at 55930 Highway 136, approximately nine miles west of Fairbury. The male, Thomas Dejong, 52, Fairbury was transported by ambulance to Fairbury Community Health Center. He was then transferred by ambulance to Bryan LGH-West in Lincoln.

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Week in review By Krista Vogel, Nebraska News Service

LINCOLN - Senators decided to set aside one controversial issue - immigration - until next year, but they debated and passed several other bills from March 7 through 11.

LB 185: The Transportation and Telecommunications Committee heard testimony March 7 for a bill that would eliminate front license plates. Sen. Tony Fulton of Lincoln introduced the bill and said he feels that a rear license plate is adequate for law enforcement reasons.

LB 105: On March 9, senators advanced a bill introduced by Sen. Ken Schilz of Ogallala that would require boat and watercraft operators to complete a boating safety course. Under this bill, any person born after December 31, 1985, would be required to complete the course to operate a boat; the current law states that boat operators under 18 must take the course.

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