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21st Annual Earth Festival

The 21st annual Earth Festival sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension and Natural Resources Conservation Service was attended by 370 fifth grade students from Jefferson, Gage and Saline counties. Students planted trees, played earth jeopardy and learned about earth quakes, wind power, safe pesticide use, rivers and presenting soil erosion. Above, UNL Extension Educator Randy Pryor shares one of nature's methods of pest control with a student. Left, future engineers attempt to construct a building that will withstand an earth quake. (Contributed photos)

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Steele City Village Life

It has been a few weeks since our last visit to Steele City. In the meantime I hope you enjoyed learning about some of our early residents who played an important role in the Steele City community as well as Jefferson County. Their stone cutting work lives on today as a reminder of the early day Bower families .

The ladies of the community were quite busy last Friday evening when seventy-five of them were present for the annual mother-daughter reception sponsored by the Missionary Society.

Mrs. Dottie Garrett directed the program which included musical numbers and readings from all groups. Mrs. Emma Ogle received a corsage because she was the oldest mother present. Helen Ebeling Zabokrtsky was the youngest mother and baby Jacquelin Payne was the youngest daughter. Mrs. Ila Bugbee was chairman of the serving committee.

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Diller-Odell Attends State FFA Convention

The Diller-Odell FFA Chapter attended the 83rdannual Nebraska State FFA Convention April 6th, 7th, and 8th. Four members earned their State Degrees. The degree is awarded based on total FFA involvement and the quality of the individual's supervised agricultural experience program. The members earning the degree were Andy Adam, Derrick Grabowski, Ashley Probst, and Ethan Weers. Andy was selected as a State Star finalist in Placement.

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ReinCoat, LLC, To Develop New Deshler Facility

ReinCoat, LLC, a division of Reinke Manufacturing, Inc., today announced plans for an addition to its production facilities that will include a new state-of-the-art galvanizing facility at Reinke headquarters in Deshler, Neb. An investment of approximately $10-million is being made for the development of this highly automated, environmentally-friendly facility, which is expected to add up to 30 jobs to the rural Thayer County are economy. Groundbreaking and construction on the 35,000 sq ft structure is set to begin this summer, with completion expected by year end.

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Diller-Odell Attends State FFA Convention

The Diller-Odell FFA Chapter attended the 83rdannual Nebraska State FFA Convention April 6th, 7th, and 8th. Four members earned their State Degrees. The degree is awarded based on total FFA involvement and the quality of the individual's supervised agricultural experience program. The members earning the degree were Andy Adam, Derrick Grabowski, Ashley Probst, and Ethan Weers. Andy was selected as a State Star finalist in Placement.

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May
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Diller-Odell Attends State FFA Convention

The Diller-Odell FFA Chapter attended the 83rdannual Nebraska State FFA Convention April 6th, 7th, and 8th. Four members earned their State Degrees. The degree is awarded based on total FFA involvement and the quality of the individual's supervised agricultural experience program. The members earning the degree were Andy Adam, Derrick Grabowski, Ashley Probst, and Ethan Weers. Andy was selected as a State Star finalist in Placement.

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Sen. Johanns, Congressman Smith Comment On The Death Of Osama Bin Laden

U.S. Senator Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) released the following statement on the death of Osama bin Laden:

"What rewarding news for our country, our Allies, and the ideals for which so many have fought and sacrificed. Let the death of Osama Bin Laden be the latest reminder that extremism and terrorism have no place in this world. The universal cause of freedom, tolerance, and democracy has a refreshed purpose today, and will never be deterred by violent extremists. I commend the men and women of our Armed Forces for their valiant efforts since September 11, 2001. The global fight against extremism will continue, but this is a significant hurdle in the long process of seeking justice for the atrocity of the greatest attack on American soil in our nation's history."

Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) Monday issued the following statement in reaction to the death of Osama bin Laden:

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Redistricting Maps

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Introducing King Trenton & Queen Hannah

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Hotel Project Debated, Council Awards $160,000

Fairbury will be getting a new 37-room hotel.

After several months of jockeying, developers of a planned hotel, with indoor swimming pool and conference room, received the news they had hoped for: they will be awarded $160,000 in LB840 grant funds to help with the project.

Members of the Fairbury City Council cast a unanimous vote in support of the planned facility, which will be constructed in the old Wal-Mart parking lot, now the site of Prairie Pointe Plaza near the intersection of Highways 15 and 136.

According to project co-partner Stan Buckow, ground breaking could occur within 30 days.

"We hope to have the project completed by the end of the year," he said.

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