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Thu
21
Jan

Jerry H. Achtemeier

Jerry H. Achtemeier of Fairbury, NE. passed away Jan. 19, 2016 in Fairbury. He was born Jan. 7, 1945 in Fairbury.
 He was an Army Veteran. Survivors are Wife: Shirley Achtemeier,  Brother: Gary (Linda) Achtemeier,  Sister: Cheryl Zweifel all of Fairbury. Services will be at 10:30 am Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the Narka Presbyterian Church-Narka, KS. The family will greet friends Friday January 22nd from 6 to 8 pm at the Funeral Home in Fairbury. Burial will be at the National Cemetery-Narka, KS. Memorials to St. Jude’s Children Hospital. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.
Wed
20
Jan

Personal Best Marks Set

Hard work continues to pay off in the pool for the Beatrice/Norris/Fairbury/Freeman swim teams. The two squads finished with a number of personal bests in Thursday’s South Sioux City triangular.
First place relays included the boys 200 medley relay quartet of Schuchart, Barber, Wright, and Colton Starck in a time of 1:51.90. The same swimmers teamed up to place first in the boys 400 free relay recording a time of 3:48.35.
The girls 200 medley relay foursome of Wagner, Schiebur, Mikasa Lierman, and Larkins finished first with a time of 2:06.96.
Additional top three placing relays included girls 200 free team of Wagner, Larkins, Schiebur, and Lierman, second at 1:50.89, and the boys 200 free squad of RJ Suey, Miller, Gascon, and Hall with a third place time of 1:51.76.
Lierman claimed first place in the girls 200 free registering a time of 2:16.62.
Wed
20
Jan

Jeffs Pick Up OT Win Over W-C

Tuesday’s road contests resulted in a split of varsity games against Wilber-Clatonia.
In the opener, the Lady Jeffs did not play well in any aspect of their game, which allowed the Lady Wolverines to breeze to a 55-32 win.
Jessa Eden led the way for the Lady Jeffs scoring nine points, Halle Knigge and Macy Ohlde, six points each, Emily Burkley, four points, Regan Schmidt, three points, while Marah Shumard and Britney Scheetz tallied two points apiece.
Playing with a lot energy, the Jeffs gutted out a 45-42 overtime victory against the Wolverines.
Fairbury was paced in scoring by Nathaniel Stapaules with 16 points, Brent Hirsch, Adam Wasserman, and Cody Huss, six points apiece, Cayman DeBoer, five points, Blake Bauer, four points, and Zach Holes tossed in two points.
Wed
20
Jan

Wrestlers Finish Strong

After a slow start in its pool, Fairbury's wrestling team bounced back winning three of its next four duels to earn third place at Saturday's Nebraska City Duels Tournament.
Fairbury was topped in its first duel by Hastings, 48-24, but were victorious in its second duel over Southwest, 66-12.
In its third round duel of the pool, the Jeffs were defeated, 59-16 by Nebraska City.
Following its three duels in pool one, Fairbury finished the tournament out strong in the Silver Bracket blasting Elkhorn, 57-12, and concluding the meet with a convincing, 51-28 win over Seward to claim third place.
Fairbury Jeffs head wrestling coach Derek Garfield was for the most part happy with the team's performances at the Nebraska City duels.
Wed
20
Jan

Meridian, D-O Drop Openers

Both Meridian and Diller-Odell basketball teams were dealt first-round losses last Tuesday evening in the MUDECAS Boys Class B Division held at the Truman Center on the campus of SCC-Beatrice.
Eighth seed Meridian came up short losing to top seed Sterling by a score of 60-19.
Jakub VanWesten topped the Mustangs in scoring with nine points, Isaiah Ellis and Garrett Klipp, four points apiece, while two points were put in by Connor Paul.
Fifth seed Diller-Odell dropped a hard-fought, 53-48 contest versus fourth seed Palmyra.
The Griffins were paced in scoring by Bladen Ahl with 13 points, Tybor Smith, 12 points, Dylan Wolbert, 10 points, Patrick Meyer, six points, Christian McCown, five points, while Peyton Mohr chalked up two points.
Ahl dished out a team-high five assists, while he and Smith each pulled down a team-leading seven rebounds.
Wed
20
Jan

Meridian, D-O Drop Openers

Both Meridian and Diller-Odell basketball teams were dealt first-round losses last Tuesday evening in the MUDECAS Boys Class B Division held at the Truman Center on the campus of SCC-Beatrice.
Eighth seed Meridian came up short losing to top seed Sterling by a score of 60-19.
Jakub VanWesten topped the Mustangs in scoring with nine points, Isaiah Ellis and Garrett Klipp, four points apiece, while two points were put in by Connor Paul.
Fifth seed Diller-Odell dropped a hard-fought, 53-48 contest versus fourth seed Palmyra.
The Griffins were paced in scoring by Bladen Ahl with 13 points, Tybor Smith, 12 points, Dylan Wolbert, 10 points, Patrick Meyer, six points, Christian McCown, five points, while Peyton Mohr chalked up two points.
Ahl dished out a team-high five assists, while he and Smith each pulled down a team-leading seven rebounds.
Wed
20
Jan

Jeffs Win At Home

FHS senior Cody Huss (No. 44), right, stares down Taten Minton of Auburn during varsity action Friday night in Fairbury. The Jeffs won 61-44. On Saturday the Jeffs lost on the road to Lakeview, 51-36. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

Wed
20
Jan

Lady Trojans Split Games

It was a weekend of mixed results on the home hardwood for the Tri County Lady Trojans.
Friday evening, the Lady Trojans snapped a two-game losing streak coming away with a 47-37 win over Milford.
Nine players scored for Tri County led by Haydyn Weise and Josie Weise with 12 points each, Miranda Vogt, seven points, Madison Freese, six points, and two points were put in by Sloane Holtmeier, Eryn Husband, Shalayna Niemeyer, Halle Weise, and Shae Wattjes.
Wattjes grabbed a team-leading five rebounds, while Haydyn Weise blocked three shots, and Josie Weise topped the squad in steals with four.
Cold shooting and double-digit turnovers proved too much for Tri County to overcome in Saturday’s 45-11 loss to (11-3) Sutton.
Tri County (8-6) was topped in scoring by Haydyn Weise and Josie Weise with three points apiece, Kailey Weichel and Holtmeier, two points each, while Wattjes tallied one point.
Wed
20
Jan

Griffins Win Over Mustangs

It wasn't pretty at times, but Diller-Odell turned up its play in the second half on both sides on the ball on Saturday to secure a 48-33 win against Meridian in the MUDECAS Boys Class B Division consolation game played at SCC-Beatrice's Truman Center.
At halftime, Diller-Odell maintained a slim 19-16 lead.
Two minutes into the third quarter, the Griffins upped their lead to 22-18 only to have Meridian draw even at 22 on back-to-back hoops by Jakub VanWesten and Fred Kujath.
With its five lead, Diller-Odell caught fire on offense erupting for 17 points sparked by Tybor Smith tossing in six points, while Bladen Ahl chipped in five points.
Diller-Odell Griffins head coach Eric McMurray felt the play of the team in the second half was the key to their victory.
“I thought late in the third quarter and throughout the fourth quarter our guys played really well on both sides of the ball,”said McMurray.
Wed
20
Jan

D-O Players Receive Honors

HONOREES--Diller-Odell juniors Madison Hajek, left, and Madison Jurgens, right, with Lady Griffins head volleyball coach Kandice Jurgens. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

Displaying a drive to win and a want to be challenged formed Diller-Odell juniors, Madison Jurgens and Madison Hajek in to all-around superb volleyball players.
Through their exceptional athletic ability displayed on the court, the pair received numerous post-season volleyball honors.
Madison Jurgens, a 5’10” setter/outside hitter was named Super State second team by the Lincoln Journal Star, and she was chosen first team all-state in Class D-1 by the Lincoln Journal Star.
Jurgens was also tabbed first team all-state in Class D-1 by the Omaha World-Herald.
Last year, Jurgens received first team all-state honors by both the Lincoln Journal Star and the Omaha World-Herald.
Besides being selected all-state in volleyball for the second straight year, Jurgens was named Player of the Year in Class D-1 by Nebraska Prep Volleyball.

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