Tuesday, August 9, 2016
NEWS ROUNDUP: Pleasant Hill Man Arrested In Kidnapping Of Toddler
Pleasant Hill Man Arrested For Attempted Kidnapping: The Lincoln newspaper reports that Fairbury police arrested 66-year-old George R. Buhr of Pleasant Hill last week on suspicion of trying to kidnap a 4-year-old. Our records indicate that Buhr lives at 856 County Road 1625, Dorchester -- in the former Pleasant Hill country schoolhouse. Police got a call early Wednesday afternoon that a man took the little girl out of a shopping cart at the Fairbury Wal-Mart and told her he was a kidnapper. The girl's father grabbed her back, and Buhr ran from the store and drove off in a white Dodge pickup with Saline County plates, police said. About an hour later, a deputy with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department saw the truck at the Rock Creek Campground southeast of Fairbury and confirmed with Buhr that he was the suspect. Deputies and Fairbury police officers arrested Buhr, who said he was kidding when he told the little girl he was a babynapper. He is out of jail on $50,000 bond.
Local Farm Families Honored: Back in June, the AKSARBEN Foundation, along with the Nebraska Farm Bureau and the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers, announced honorees for the 2016 Nebraska Pioneer Farm and Nebraska Heritage Farm Awards. The awards recognize Nebraska farm families who have consecutively held ownership of land in the same family for at least a 100 years (Pioneer) or 150 years (Heritage), respectively. Local recipients included Dan and Joan Nerud, Dorchester, as well as Diana Pomajzl, Crete; John and Francis Siedhoff, Crete; Edward and Darlene Slama, Crete; and LaVern and Dorothy Novak, Milligan.
Ex-Saline County Court Clerk Gets Jail, Probation: The news wire is reporting that a former Saline County Court assistant clerk has been given probation and some jail time for stealing thousands of dollars from the office. Court records say 42-year-old Jodi Rezabek was sentenced Monday to three years of probation and 90 days in jail. Rezabek had pleaded guilty to felony theft and attempted forgery. The Nebraska State Auditor's office says that when confronted with a $15,500 discrepancy in the county court's financial books, Rezabek admitted that she had taken the money to pay a contractor who did work at her home. An audit also said Rezabek had drawn a cashier's check for more than $62,000 from the account in May 2015 and then deposited it a month later. Court records say Rezabek already has paid restitution.