Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/21/2015 - 1:12pm
BIG TIME RUSH--Cody Ensz of Tri County has had a monster season for the Trojans. He set the rushing mark for a single season rushing total as well as the career totals. (Photo courtesy Tyler Ellyson/Columbus Telegraph)
It was all business Friday night by the Tri County Trojans.
In workman-like style Tri County picked up its fourth straight district win on the gridiron cruising to a 49-16 road victory over Thayer Central.
The win kept Tri County on top of the C2-3 District with a mark of 4-0.
In the process of their fifth win on the season, Tri County had two athletes break season and school rushing and kicking records.
Junior running back Colby Ensz rushed for 269 yards on 21 carries setting a new single season rushing record with 1,560 yards.
Ensz also eclipsed the career rushing mark set by Jesse Gronemeyer at 2,445 yards, as Colby's total stands at 2,468 yards.
Kicker Steffen Hotes continued his record setting season for PATS, as he went 7-7 on extra points to stretch his total to 28 made PATS.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/21/2015 - 1:10pm
N.A.R.V.R.E. Unit 174 will meet Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 at 7 p.m. at Mary’s Cafe in Hebron. Meet at the Fairbury Depot at 6 p.m. all current and former railroad employees are invited. Come see why it is important to protect your pension.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/21/2015 - 1:07pm
Fairbury Rural Fire Department’s annual Mountain Oyster and Burger Fry will be Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Fairbury VFW Club on North Hwy. 15 All proceeds benefit FRFD equipment fund.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/21/2015 - 1:03pm
U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) announced that her staff will be holding local office hours in Jefferson and Gage counties on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. These office hours serve as a convenient opportunity for constituents to meet personally with Senator Fischer’s staff to receive help with casework and other issues at the federal level.
Sarah Skinner, Senator Fischer’s constituent services and outreach representative, will be holding local office hours at the time and location below:
Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 10/21/2015 - 12:58pm
COMING SOON--Plans are moving forward to bring Bonham Theatre back soon.
The Bonham Theatre Project committee has made the decision to examine the renovation project closely in order to implement cost-saving measures to reduce the cost of the overall project, which, by doing so, will help the project to begin.
Debby Ebke, member of the Bonham Theater Project committee and Brooke Schwab, president of the group, explained that the group vying to reopen the Bonham Theatre has been active in seeking bids for the project. They stated that in June the group began the bidding process, but found that those bids carried too high of a price tag for the project's current budget.
Schwab explained that the project wasn't the only factor that effected the increased amount of the bids.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/21/2015 - 12:57pm
On Monday evening, the Fairbury Rural Fire Department and the Daykin Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a fire in a field near the intersection of 562 Avenue and 715 Road. The land was owned by Fred Kujath and Ed Hattle. Crews had the fire contained within 45 minutes and stayed another 45 minutes to monitor hot-spots. A total of 35 acres were burned. To see video of the blaze, visit www.fairburytv.com. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/21/2015 - 12:56pm
Jarrett Willet uses his skills in blacksmithing during the last Living History Weekend of the year at Rock Creek Station. Willet used the hammer and anvil, cornerstone tools of blacksmithing, to delight curious crowds with his skill in the age-old art of using metal tools and fire to craft beautiful works of art and useful items. (Photos by Fred Arnold/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)