Submitted by Trevor Gill on Wed, 10/28/2015 - 12:45pm
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.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 10/28/2015 - 12:44pm
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.
Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 10/28/2015 - 12:39pm
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.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/28/2015 - 12:38pm
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)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/28/2015 - 12:36pm
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.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/28/2015 - 12:32pm
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
Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 10/28/2015 - 11:14am
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.