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Local FBLA Students Receive National Honors

Forty-seven Nebraska Future Business Leaders of America student recently received Top 10 Awards at the FBLA National leadership Conference in Orlando, Fl. Students placing first, second or third in state competition completed June 28 through July 1 at the national conference.

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. Curtis Reynolds and Jared Knust of Tri County High School placed eighth in Local Chapter Annual Business Report.

Receiving the Gold Seal Chapter Award of Merit were Fairbury High School and Tri County High School.

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Katie Jantzen On Dean's List

Katie Jantzen, a Senior in Environmental Sustainability (Environmental Concentration) major at Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va., was named to the spring semester dean's list. To qualify for the dean's list a student must achieve a semester grade point average of at least 3.75 or above and complete at least 12 semester hours of credit.

Eastern Mennonite University is a four-year, Christian liberal arts school guided by Mennonite principles.

Jantzen is the daughter of Vern and Delores Jantzen of Plymouth.

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The Is Mystery Solved!

The mystery is finally solved. June 22nd The Fairbury Journal-News printed a picture that had been taken of three ducks sitting on a bench out at Crystal Springs. There have been several inquiries as to what type of ducks they were.

Thanks to Ceres Henkel and a little research the breed has been identified. These white ducks with bright red on the heads are Muscovy Ducks.

They are large ducks native to Mexico, Central and South America. They can adapt to icy and snowy conditions down to 10 degrees Fahrenheit. Most Muscovy ducks have black or brown feathers with long white wing patches. However they have also been identified in lavender or all white.

The breed did not originate in the Russian area. However, Russian traders did bring these ducks to Europe. The traders were known as the Muscovy Company, hence the name Muscovy Ducks.

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Rabies Cases Reported In York County

Just recently it was reported that there were two domesticated cats that had been exposed to a rabid bat. This was reported on July 11th in York county, on the 13th another pet was exposed to a rabid bat in Lancaster county. So far one cat did have to be euthanized. Seems like a long way from here, but hold in mind bats are very mobile and are a very social animal within their own species. This can make for a very easy breeding ground for rabies. However, here in Nebraska it appears that the skunk is the greatest culprit. Out of the 21 current reports of rabies in Nebraska 13 list skunks as the species carrier.

What is rabies? It is a fatal disease that has been found to be recorded as early as the 23rd century B.C. It was fatal then and it continues to be fatal if infected and left untreated. It attacks the central nervous system of most warm blooded animals.

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Diller Businesses Collecting School Supplies

The employees at Diller Telephone and Diode Communications have teamed up to do a drive to collect schools supplies to be donated to Blue Valley Community Action in Jefferson and Gage Counties.

According to Jefferson County Coordinator, Ryan Bailey there is a huge need this year for all types of supplies. She did say that back packs would be very beneficial, even if they are gently used. There will be boxes at the Diode and DTC offices to drop off items. Employees have already started to bring in their donation of items and the collection will take place until August 5. So Diode and DTC invite community members to join in this process and bring your items in to help students in our area get a great start on their school year.

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Just Around The Corner

Benefit Luncheon

The Meridian Class of 1985 is holding a benefit for their classmate, Tim Bachle on Sunday, July 31, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Meridian High School by Daykin. A barbecue luncheon will be served. All proceeds will go to Tim Bachle who is fighting cancer.

Benefit Spaghetti Dinner

There will be a Spaghetti Dinner benefit for Rachael Richardson, who is fighting cancer. The benefit will be held Sunday, July 31, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, Fairbury. Thrivent Supplemented. Free will offering.

Alexandria Fun Day

The Alexandria Volunteer Fire Department and the Community Club is sponsoring the Alexandria Fun Day on Saturday, July 30 starting at 1 p.m. with events throughout the day. A fireworks display will be held at dusk.

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Strong Winds Cause Damage Sunday Evening

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Strong Winds Cause Damage Sunday Evening

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Jones, Parker, Lee Win Medals In Martial Arts At State Games

Adam Parker, Dustin Jones and Gerry Lee, have each won medals for Martial Arts in the Nebraska State Games. Adam Parker won a Gold Medal as first place competitor in the Men's All Ranks 17 & Over Super Heavy Wt. Division in Judo. Dustin Jones got a Silver Medal as second place competitor in the Men's All Ranks 17 & Over Heavy Wt. Division in Judo. Gerry Lee was awarded a Gold Medal for first place in the 184 lb Masters Division in Jiu-Jitsu.

All three men train at The Martial Arts Studio in Fairbury.

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Bauer Receives Gold Award

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