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Wed
10
Sep

Meridian Sweeps Silver Lake To Open Season

In its first match of the new season, Meridian earned a three set home win last Thursday evening against Silver Lake.
The Lady Mustangs were victorious by scores of 25-18, 25-22, and 25-18.
Senior Blair Hofstetter led the Lady Mustangs in hitting at the net slamming down 14 kills, and she added six ace serves.
Allison Klipp chipped in nine kills, while Riley Pieper contributed eight kills.
Erin Johnson was 16-16 serving with two aces, and Ashli Soukup had two aces on 16-17 serving in the match.
Johnson dished out 30 set assists on 83-84 setting for the 1-0 Lady Mustangs.
Wed
10
Sep

Fairbury Linksters Take Part At York Invite

By Jim Phelps
 
A slightly smaller Fairbury Lady Jeffs golf team competed last Thursday in the 11-team York Invitational played on the York Country Club golf course.
Senior Shyanne Adams led the Lady Jeffs placing 24th out of 48 golfers with an 18-hole score of 123.
Sophomore Madison Black finished 37th individually shooting an 18-hole total of 135.
Aurora won the team championship with a score of 405 with O’Neill runner-up firing a 448.
“Since we are so young I had just two girls compete in this tournament at York. I didn’t take everybody because I feel York is a course that the way the tournament is setup that  it would be a detriment to our younger less experienced golfers,” Lady Jeffs coach Jed Martin replied.
Wed
10
Sep

FHS Runners Secure Medals At Superior

By Jim Phelps
 
Fairbury’s cross country teams began their seasons with strong showings last Thursday at the Superior Elks Invite ran on the Superior Country Club golf course.
The Lady Jeffs came away with four individual medalists enroute to a third place finish with a score of 45 points in the nine-team field.
Harvard was the team champion with a score of 34 points, while Thayer Central was second with a total of 45 points.
Junior Anna Schouboe led the way for the Lady Jeffs placing sixth in the 5K race in a time of 24:17.0.
Hannah Yantz finished 12th out of 61 runners with a time of 25:06.0, Shaye Stall was 13th at 25:19.0, and Lilibeth Estrada completed the list of medalists for Fairbury finishing 14th in 25:31.0.
Makayla Fletcher came away placing 25th with a time of 28:09.0.
Wed
10
Sep

Falls City Runs Over Jeffs


TIME OUT TALK --Fairbury coach Derek Garfield talks to his players during Friday’s home opener against Falls City, Fairbury lost 52-20 to the Tigers. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News
By Jim Phelps
 
Friday’s home game for the Fairbury turned out to be a long night on the gridiron for the Jeffs, as Falls City ran wild on the ground racking up over 400 yards.
As the result, the Tigers scored five rushing touchdowns on their way to a 52-20 win.
The visitors struck for a pair of first quarter scores to open a 16-0 lead.
Stoller scored Falls City’s first touchdown on an 18-yard run. Witt ran in the two-point conversion with 5:59 left on the clock.
With under a minute in the first quarter, Witt scored from two yards out. The two-point pass play was successful closing out the scoring in the quarter.
In the 12 minute second quarter, the two teams offenses combined for 48 points with Falls City accounting for 36 points.
Jacob Johnson put Fairbury on the scoreboard with a nine-yard run to the endzone with 8:48 left in the first half.
Wed
10
Sep

A New NFL Season Unfolds

By Jim Phelps

Wed
10
Sep

Lady Jeffs Earn First Win Against Schuyler

By Jim Phelps

There was a bright moment on the diamond for the Fairbury/Thayer Central Lady Jeffs softball team last week, as the squad claimed their first win of the season on Thursday defeating winless Schuyler, 20-0 in 2 ½  innings.

Wed
10
Sep

Griffins Sprint Past Lourdes CC


DILLER-ODELL SENIOR AUSTIN VITOSH No. 23, works to break free from a tackle by Lourdes Central Catholic’s Alex Hogeland No. 58, on a first half carry Friday night on the Griffins’ home field in Diller. Diller-Odell improved to 2-0 on the season with a 49-20 win over the Knights. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
It didn’t take long for Diller-Odell to its get its offense in high gear at home on Friday night.
The Griffins scored on their second offensive possession and cruised to a 49-20 win against Lourdes Central Catholic.
Stetson Meyer got the home crowd revved up, as the Griffin senior defensive back intercepted a Central Catholic pass and returned the ball nine yards to the Knights’ 38-yard line.
Three plays later, Diller-Odell senior quarterback Austin Vitosh delivered a 23-yard touchdown pass to Ely Hroch. Vitosh ran in the two-point conversion for a quick 8-0 lead.
Later in the quarter, Diller-Odell found the endzone once again, as Vitosh broke through the line for a one-yard touchdown run.
An unsuccessful two-point run left the Griffins with a 14-0 lead after one quarter.
The second quarter was action-packed.
Tue
09
Sep

Plymouth News -- Angie Zulauf

Krause Family Reunion

The descendants of Herman and Friedericka Krause gathered at the Union Bank Community room in Fairbury for a noon meal on August 17 2014 for the 84th annual reunion. Forty two members of the families were present.

Of the original twelve brothers and sisters f the Krause family, nine families were represented.

Tue
09
Sep

The Steele City American Legion Post and Auxiliary

The Steele City American Legion Post and Auxiliary came to order September 2, with President

Tue
09
Sep

Jansen Trinity Ladie's Aid and LWML

The Jansen Trinity Ladie's Aid and LWML met Sept. 2 with six members present. The bible study “ Living with Pain – What about Healing” was led by Rev. Schmidt. The Business meeting was called to order by Jean Zabel. Several committees gave their reports. Installation of Officers were done With Rev. Schmidt. The Christian Life feature was a reading “The Old Oaken Bucket” given by Lou Ann Wurm. Lunch was served by Lou Ann Wurm.

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