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Nov

Fairbury Spikers Come Up Short To Falls City

Competing in their final regular game last Tuesday evening, Fairbury played well despite losing in straight sets to (20-8) Falls City on the Lady Tigers’ home floor.
Falls City defeated Fairbury, 25-16, 25-21, 25-23.
Even with the loss, Fairbury Lady Jeffs volleyball coach Ryan Evans felt the team played pretty well overall.
“In the second set we had a bad stretch where our serve receiving was a little shaky. Once we got that  solved we started to make a run and just came up four points short,” Evan said.
“The girls played quite well in the third set. We were down, 24-19, and the girls fought hard saving four match points, before Falls City final got the ball to fall in for match point,” Evans replied.
Wed
05
Nov

State-Rated Kenesaw Explodes Past Meridian


MERIDIAN SENIOR TY BRAKHAGE, No. 2, scrambles out of the pocket to get away from the pursuit of Kenesaw defenders Jake Brunk, No. 25, Zach Edwards, No. 57, and Wyatt Woodman, No. 82, in first half action last Thursday night in the D-2 state football playoff game hosted by Kenesaw. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News
Meridian got off to a good start in its Class D-2 state football playoff game, but an early second quarter blocked punt shifted the momentum in Kenesaw’s favor.
As a result, the Class D-2 state-rated Blue Devils broke the game open outcoring Meridian in the second and third quarters, 36-0 to cruise to a 54-26 victory in first round play in the Class D-2 state football playoffs played last Thursday night on the Blue Devils’ home field.
Meridian went right to work in the opening quarter scoring on a 54-yard touchdown run by Brandon Jackson just :35 seconds into the game.
The PAT kick by Jackson was no good leaving the Mustangs with a 6-0 lead.
On the following possession, Kenesaw answered back, as Blue Devil I-back Preston Schnitzler got free on a 52-yard run for a touchdown.
Kenesaw’s two-point conversion run was no good leaving the game tied at 6.
Wed
05
Nov

Lady Jeffs Season Ends With Improved Play At Subdistrict


FAIRBURY SENIOR SHELBY POLLMAN, No. 11, leaps high at the net to send a kill over the outstretched hands of Auburn's Jayla Powell, No. 15, in action Monday evening in the C1-1 Subdistrict Volleyball Tournament played at Beatrice High School. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
Fairbury’s Lady Jeffs volleyball season may have come to a close Monday evening but it wasn’t due to a lack of aggressive play and hustle.
The Lady Jeffs put forth a solid effort in two sets and had opportunities to win, but came up short in a 24-26, 11-25, 23-25 loss to Auburn in first round play in the C1-1 Subdistrict Volleyball Tournament played at the O Zone at Beatrice High School.
Fairbury opened its season on Sept. 4 losing to Auburn in three sets on the Lady Bulldogs’ court.
In the opening set, Fairbury started out slow trailing, 5-0, before chipping away at the deficit slicing Auburn’s lead to 12-10 on back-to-back ace serves from senior Cheza Troxel.
Two straight kills by Auburn’s Rachel Walker and Jayla Powell bumped the Lady Bulldogs lead to 19-14 forcing Fairbury to call its first time out.
Wed
05
Nov

Meridian Sweeps Giltner, Deshler To Close Out Season

In their final tune-up prior to subdistrict volleyball play, Meridian swept a pair of matches last Tuesday at the Deshler Quadrangular.
The two wins helped the Class D-2 state-rated Lady Mustangs improve their record to 21-6 on the season.
In its first match, Meridian topped Class D-2 state-rated Giltner by scores of 25-20, 25-14.
Senior Blair Hofstetter hammered down a team-leading 14 kills on the Lady Hornets, and she also led the squad with three ace serves.
Ashli Soukup contributed nine kills in the match, while on defense she had 10 digs.
As a team, Meridian was 49-52 serving from behind the service line.
Erin Johnson led the team with 20 assists, while recording a pair of ace serves.
Hofstetter and Johnson were 1-2 with digs on defense with 12 and 11.
Meridian came out victorious in its second match against Deshler in straight sets, 25-17, 25-14.
Wed
05
Nov

Diller-Odell Overcomes Slow Start To Beat County Rival

Class D-1 state-rated Diller-Odell responded after an ugly beginning to earn a straight sets 25-18, 25-14, 25-12 victory last Tuesday night versus Wymore Southern on Seniors Night.
This is the first match since the Lady Griffins won their first Pioneer Conference Volleyball Tournament on Oct. 24.
Both squads struggled in the opening set with their serving.
Each team traded one point leads, before a Southern service error tied the score at 7.
After Southern tied the set at 8, the Lady Raiders stretched their advantage to 11-8 sparked by a tip, a Diller-Odell hitting error, and an ace serve from Alexis Dorn.
Despite its struggle with its hitting at times, Diller-Odell regrouped grabbing a 13-11 lead on back-to-back kills.
Following an ace serve by Madison Jurgens giving the Lady Griffins a 17-13 lead, Southern called its first timeout of the set.
Wed
05
Nov

Diller-Odell Turns In Complete Game Against High Plains


DILLER-ODELL SENIOR BRADY MCMURRAY, No. 21, cuts up field on a first half carry in last Thursday’s D-1 state football playoff game at Diller against High Plains. McMurray rushed for 64 yards and kicked a 41-yard field goal in the Griffins’ 67-30 win over the Storm. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
Diller-Odell’s second season got off to an impressive start last Thursday evening on the Griffins’ home field in Diller.
The Griffins played a complete game scoring nine touchdowns, including a pair of pick six interception returns enroute to a 67-30 home win over High Plains in first round action of the Class D-1 state football playoffs.
The start was a little bumpy for the Griffins, as on the game’s first play quarterback Austin Vitosh was intercepted by defensive lineman Gavin Swanson who returned the ball 14 yards for High Plains first touchdown.
With just :10 seconds off the clock High Plains lead, 6-0.
That would be High Plains only lead of the game.
After the Griffins were forced to punt on their next drive their defense came up with its first turnover, as Vitosh recovered a High Plains’ fumble on the Griffins’ 25-yard line.
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05
Nov

11-5-14


LONNIE DAVIS with his Arrow Sport Biplane Skeleton in 1964. Contributed Photo
120 YEARS AGO, 1894
The Jefferson County Journal
A Sunday School convention for Richland Precinct was at the Zion Church.  Charles York and A.H. Olzon were officers:  the Rev. J.O. Cramb spoke in the afternoon session.  The Rock Island offered a $5 excursion rate to California.
 
110 YEARS AGO, 1904
The Jefferson County Journal
Henry Jacobs, father of William Jacobs of Daykin, died.  He was a Union army veteran, although born in Germany.  Daykin market prices included 15 cents per dozen for eggs, 11 cents a pound for butter, $4.30 and $4.50 a hundred pounds for hogs, 99 cents a bushel for wheat, 39 cents for corn, and 22 cents for oats.
 
A CENTURY AGO, 1914
The Fairbury Journal
Wed
05
Nov

11-5-14

Police Report 
Oct. 21: Paxton M. Veatch, of Fairbury, was driving through a parking lot at 1501 9th Street in a 1999 Dodge pickup truck owned by Michael Veatch, of Fairbury, when the driver said the vehicle in front of him, a 2004 Pontiac driven by Delainey S. Stewart and owned by Judd Stewart, of Fairbury, stopped suddenly, and he was unable to stop in time to avoid a collision. Damages to Stewart’s vehicle were estimated at $2,000. There was no estimate for Veatch’s vehicle. 
Oct. 24: Report of a disturbance in the 900 block of K Street. 
Oct. 24: Kimberly A. Bush, of Fairbury, was backing from a driveway in a 2010 bus owned by Blue Rivers Area Agency on Aging, of Beatrice, when the bus collided with a parked 2009 Chevrolet pickup truck at 1015 H Street, which was owned by Jeffrey C. McDaniel, of Fairbury. Damages to the bus were estimated at $900. Damages to McDaniel’s vehicle were estimated at $500. 
Wed
05
Nov

FRFD


FAIRBURY RURAL FIRE DEPT. Annual Fundraiser this past weekend served over 500 people. Money raised will go back to support the department. Attending the fryers are left, Jared Warnke and right, Chris Parker. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News
Wed
05
Nov

Randy Brown family gives to Jefferson County K9 Unit


JEFFERSON COUNTY K9 UNIT is being presented a check for $5,000 from Capri Motel/Randy Brown and Family. Pictured from left to right are Officer Cody Barry, Nick Niemand, Officer John Davis, Sharon Priefert, Shirley Brown, Katelyn Niemand, Officer Matt Schultz and Jake Niemand. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News

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