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Praise And Pancakes Set For Sunday, April 3

The annual Praise and Pancakes celebration and fund-raiser for 5 Star Bible Camp will be held on Sunday, April 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the 4-H building on the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

Special guest speaker this year will be Ward Foley, known as Scarman. Foley was born with Arthrogryposis, a rare non-degenerative condition, and has persisted through numerous surgeries, disfigurement and pain. Now his mission is to empower others. Foley says every scar has a story behind it and is cherished by him as a part of the process that made him.

Foley will speak at 7 p.m., after talent performances from the participating churches and a live auction is held. A meal of pancakes, sausage and juice will be available for a freewill donation.

Wed
09
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Looking Back

120 YEARS AGO, 1891

The Fairbury Gazette

Five FHS graduates of the 1891 class weren't to be admitted to the University of Nebraska. A university official said the local course of study was lacking in one or two respects. The five were Adah Bailey, William F. Cramb, Carrie Jenkins, George Lucraft and May Whiting.

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110 YEARS AGO, 1901

The Fairbury Journal

Honor pupils in the Harbine school primary department were Nellie and Tussell Carpenter and Katie Lohman. Bernice Welton was teacher.

Wed
09
Mar
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Court & Cops

Police Report

Feb. 24: Report of an alarm in the 600 block of Fifth Street, alarm unfounded.

Feb. 24: Report of an out of control juvenile in the 1000 block of Fifth Street.

Feb. 26: False burglary alarm in the 800 block of C Street.

Feb. 25: Report of a civil dispute over property on J Street.

Feb. 25: Health and Human Services assist with a child abuse/neglect report in Fairbury.

Feb. 24: Report of child abuse/neglect in Fairbury.

March 1: Report of an assault in the 900 block of B Street.

Feb. 28: Report of a domestic disturbance in the 1200 block of F Street. A male was arrested.

March 2: Report of a suspicious person in the 1000 block alley between Fifth and Sixth Streets.

March 1: Report of a civil matter at Wal-Mart.

Mon
07
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Carl Waltke

Carl B. Waltke 77 of Fairbury, NE., passed away March 6, 2011 at Fairbury.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday March 11, 2011 at the First Baptist Church in Fairbury, with Pastor Robert Molby officiating. Memorials to The Children's Hospital. Burial at the Fairbury Cemetery - Fairbury, NE. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge.

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Jeanne Moreno

Jeanne E. Moreno 69 of Fairbury, NE., passed away March 4, 2011 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.

Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 11, 2011 at the Gerdes-Meyer Chapel in Fairbury, with Pastor Bill Jardine officiating. Cremation has taken place. No Viewing. Memorials to the Family's Choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.

Mon
07
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Bobby Eilts

Bobby Ray Eilts, 67, died March 3, 2011 at the Elizabeth Care Home in Elizabeth, Ill.

Services are pending.

Mon
07
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Darlene Frederick

Darlene V. Frederick age 87 of Fairbury passed away on March 5, 2011.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Fairbury with Pastor Ron Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Fairbury Cemetery. Memorials are to the American Cancer Society. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home of Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.

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04
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Legislative bill roundup By Krista Vogel, Nebraska News Service

Senators in the Nebraska Legislature heard several bills from Feb. 28 to March 4. Here's a look at a few of the week's highlights:

LB 48: Sen. Charlie Janssen of Fremont introduced an immigration bill similar to Arizona's controversial law to the Judiciary Committee on March 2. The Illegal Immigration Enforcement Act would require law enforcement officials to check immigration statuses during stops and arrests if the officer has reasonable suspicion to believe the person is not a legal citizen of the state. The bill's constitutionality has been questioned, and law enforcement officials are wary of the bill's potential high costs to police forces. However, Janssen said illegal citizens are a burden to taxpayers.

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03
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Flat rate income tax proposal draws cool response By Paige Yowell, Nebraska News Service

LINCOLN--The Revenue Committee of the Nebraska Legislature heard testimony March 2 on a bill that would impose a flat state income tax rate in 2014 and eliminate a number of widely used itemized tax credits and deductions.

LB 620, introduced by Sen. Tyson Larson of O'Neill, would tax all individual earners at a uniform rate of 3.5 percent.

Nebraska currently has a progressive tax system, which taxes individuals at a higher rate the more they earn.

The bill also would reduce the tax rate on corporations to a uniform 4.5 percent. The corporate rate would then decline by .1 percent every year until 2024, eventually reducing it to 3.5 percent.

The current corporate rates are 5.58 percent and 7.81 percent.

Along with reducing the tax rate for many individuals, LB 620 would eliminate several tax credits and change certain tax deductions.

Wed
02
Mar
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Four Sentenced In District Court

Four men were sentenced by Judge Paul W. Korslund in District Court last Thursday at the Jefferson County Courthouse.

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