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Oct

Griffins Punch Ticket To State

Diller-Odell continues to pick up steam at the right time of the season, as the Griffins cruised to a 45-6 road win Oct. 22 against winless McCool Junction.
The Griffins took charge early on punching in a pair of first quarter touchdowns.
Diller-Odell’s offense continued to click in the second quarter outscoring McCool Junction, 21-6 increasing its margin to 33-6 at half.
Ahl and Smith capped off Diller-Odell’s scoring with third quarter touchdowns on a 65-yard pass from Arnold and a three-yard run.
In the final stats, Diller-Odell rolled up 350 total yards of offense with 199 yards rushing and 151 yards passing.
McCool Junction recorded 185 yards of offense, including 169 yards on the ground.
Ahl was the Griffins’ top rusher with 95 yards on 12 carries, while Smith chipped in 64 yards off 14 carries.
Arnold was 6-9 passing for 110 yards with one touchdown.
Wed
28
Oct

Warning: Stats Ahead

It’s official; the area rushing title goes to Colby Ensz from Tri County. Jacob Johnson had a late push last week, tallying 271 yards, but it wasn’t enough to catch Ensz.  
Colby finished the regular season with 1,769 yards, ranking him third in the state, while Johnson ended with 1,503 yards, good enough for sixth in the state. Jacob edged Colby in the Total Points however, Jacob came out on top, 152 to 126, which put them third and eighth respectively in Nebraska. Total yards (all offensive yards) Ensz held his lead, even though Johnson tacked on 219 receiving yards.  
Johnson’s biggest game was his state record tieing seven TD performance against Johnson County Central, where he ran for 335 yards.  
For Ensz, his star performance came when the Trojans played Malcolm and he ran for 420 yards and found the endzone five times. Both Johnson and Ensz ran for 100 yards six times this season.  
Wed
28
Oct

Trojans Defend Home


NAME OF THE GAME--The Tri County Trojan defense shut down Centennial with hard-nosed play and takeaways to earn a playoff berth. Senior Houston Parker (No. 11) wraps up Reece Foreman of Centennial (No. 7) while Trevin Williams (No. 25) assists. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Tri County nailed down a district football title Friday evening on Trojan Field, and in the process earned a spot in this weekend’s Class C2 State Football Playoffs.
Tri County came away at the end of the game C2-3 District Champions securing a 14-0 win over the Broncos.
Following a scoreless first quarter, Tri County got on the board early in the second quarter.
The Trojans pieced together a drive highlighted by a 42-yard run by Colby Ensz setting up Tri County’s offense inside the Broncos’ 10-yard line.
Two plays later, Ensz scored on a four-yard run. Steffen Hotes kicked the PAT giving Tri County a 7-0 lead.
Centennial’s next possession began positively with a 40-yard pass from Wyatt Ehlers to Reece Foreman, but it came to a abrupt finish with a bad snap over the Broncos’ punter’s head.
Wed
28
Oct

Hardy to Celebrate 100th Birthday

On Sunday Nov. 1, Margaret Hardy (Naiman) will celebrate her 100th birthday, which is on Nov. 2, with a party at JCHC with her friends and family.
  Hardy was born to Margueritha Stierlen and John Leo Naiman at their home in Endicott in 1915. She was the youngest of two sisters and two brothers: Alma, Clara, Lawrence and Melvin.
  When she was a child, she would carry newspapers to the citizens of Endicott. Hardy would walk to the train station where the papers were dropped off. From there, she would walk throughout Endicott to deliver each of the papers.
  She happily shared her memories of babysitting with her sister Clara. Although she had some trouble with school because she was often sick, she was proud of the day she answered all of the questions correctly on a math test. She graduated from high school in 1934. 
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28
Oct

Joubert Shows Art in Marysville

Sherry Joubert, a member of Jefferson County Art Guild as well as the Beatrice Art Guild, is showing her work at the Lee Dam Center for Fine Art in Marysville, Kan. this month until October 29. (Contributed Photo)

Wed
28
Oct

Baysinger selected as member of National FFA Band

Isaac Baysinger, a freshmen at the Bruning-Davenport FFA chapter in Bruning will be on stage on Oct. 28-31 during the National FFA Convention  and Expo in Louisville, Ky.
Baysinger is the son of Jerry and Angela Baysinger and a student of Charline Bambauer of Fairbury. He has been selected to play trombone in the National FFA Band.
Wed
28
Oct

SCC Deans List

Southeast Community College in Nebraska has released its Dean’s List
 
Kitrik Haden Ahl, Lincoln, Paramedic; Joshua John Durflinger, Alexandria, Agriculture Business & Management Technology; Calvin John Hennerberg, Diller, Agriculture Business & Management Technology; Austin Jeffery Holliday, Fairbury, Agriculture Business & Management Technology; Tera C Kapke, Fairbury, Academic Transfer; Erin E Saathoff, Diller, Academic Transfer; Adam Matthew Umland, Jansen, Electrical Technology.     
Wed
28
Oct

Huss Named JCHC Caring Kind

Kris Huss has been named Jefferson Community Health Center’s Caring Kind recipient for 2015. Each year JCHC honors a staff member as its Caring Kind recipient for the year, through a program of the Nebraska Hospital Association. The program recognizes those who exemplify caring, compassion, teamwork and service excellence in their job responsibilities. This was the 36th year of the Caring Kind recognition program.
Huss, who has been employed at Jefferson Community Health Center for 18 years, works in social services and handles accounts payable.
Her nominators said:
Wed
28
Oct

Don and Sheila Crays

In celebration of Don R. and Sheila (Elznic) Crays’s 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 6, their family would like to honor them with a card shower.  Their family includes mother, Evelyn Elznic of Fairmont, Neb. and daughters, Stephanie and husband, Kirk Jensen of Courtland, Kan., Linda and husband, Grant McKay of Marysville, Kan. and Clara and husband, Tim Grace of Humboldt, S.D.; and eight grandchildren.  Cards of congratulations may be sent to  179 County Road S,  Tobias, NE  68453

Wed
28
Oct

Change Comes From Within

The greatest part about living in a small town, such as Fairbury, is that it affords many opportunities that larger cities can’t even begin to offer. Sure, I miss some of the culture and the restaurants that are found in cities like Kearney, Lincoln or Omaha.
Yet, Fairbury has a culture and history of its own that is often overlooked. Especially the history. As for the restaurants, Fairbury offers a selection of fine places to eat. In fact, I can often be found haunting the local restaurants.
The thing I believe we have taken for granted for far too long is that every business and every person has something to offer. It’s up to us to showcase that uniqueness. It truly does take a village—well, city in this case.

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