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Griffins Win Pair Of Thrillers

In a span of three days, Diller-Odell was pushed to the limit twice, but the Griffins were able to secure a pair of one-point wins.
Friday evening, the Griffins held a 22-12 halftime lead on Friend; however, the Bulldogs responded with a hot hand on offense in the second half, outscoring Diller-Odell, 29-19 forcing overtime tied at 41.
Diller-Odell made just enough shots both from the field and at the line in overtime to pull out a 51-50 victory.
Tybor Smith topped the (10-11) Griffins in scoring with 19 points, Bladen Ahl, 13 points, Reese Hennerberg, 11 points, Peyton Mohr, five points, Dylan Wolbert, two points, and Christian McCown put in one point.
In its final road game of the regular season last Tuesday, Diller-Odell survived a game-winning shot attempt at the buzzer to slip past College View Academy, 56-55 on the Eagles' home floor in Lincoln.
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Feb

Swimmers Edge Omaha Squad

The Beatrice/Norris/Fairbury/Freeman swimming and diving teams concluded its duel season with a road win Tuesday night over River Cities Conference member Omaha Brownell-Talbot/Omaha Concordia/Omaha Roncalli/Omaha Mercy.
In the girls duel, BNFF was victorious by a score of 60-46, while the boys earned a 67-46 win.
Fairbury swimmers placing in individual events were Mikasa Lierman first girls 200 IM, 2:35.00, and she was first in the girls 100 Butterfly, 1:13.03, Colton Starck, third boys 50 Free, 26.07, and he finished third in the boys 500 Free, 6:15.47, RJ Suey, fourth boys 100 Butterfly, 1:16.20, and Chika Miyamoto was sixth in the girls 100 Breaststroke with a time of 2:03.16.
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Feb

Thank you Taylor

If you haven’t been living under a rock the past week, you’ve probably heard about the recent riff between Kanye West and Taylor Swift.  
I’ll give a rundown; in not so subtle terms, Kanye says that he is the reason Taylor is so famous. Taylor had been quiet over the past few days, but at the Grammy’s she let loose in her speech in a very classy way. In short she said don’t ever let anyone take anything away from you.
What a great message to send to the youth and kids of today. No matter what stage in life you’re at, no matter where you rank, there will always be nay-sayers. Lately, it seems like we have been so caught up in trying not to hurt feelings, trying to accommodate everyone, to step back and realize that’s not how the real world works.  
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Feb

FHS Sending Seven Wrestlers To State

ALL BUSINESS-Fairbury sophomore Jacob Johnson applies pressure to force Milford/Dorchester’s Marty Schildt face into the mat Saturday afternoon in the first place match at 170 pounds in the B-3 District Wrestling Tournament held at York High School. Johnson won the match in overtime by a score of 4-2. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

After a grueling, high intensity, and emotionally filled two-day B-3 District Wrestling Tournament held last weekend at York High School, Fairbury put it all together and came away with seven wrestlers qualifying for this week’s 2016 NSAA State Wrestling Championships in Omaha.
State qualifiers for Fairbury include sophomore Logan Slater, fourth, 132 pounds; junior Anthony Moyer, second, 145 pounds; senior Justyn Franklin, district champion, 152 pounds; junior Damian Green, third, 160 pounds; sophomore Jacob Johnson, district champion, 170 pounds; junior Patrick Ondrak, second, 182 pounds, and junior Paul Mach, fourth at 285 pounds.
The seven state qualifiers by Fairbury ties the school record for most qualifiers to state in one season set in 2013.
Justyn Franklin won his first place match at 152 pounds in sudden victory in overtime, 4-2 over Columbus Scotus’s Alec Foltz.
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Feb

Membership Meeting Feb. 27

Descendants of the American Revolution. Daughters of the American Revolution membership/lineage workshop meeting, Feb. 27, 2016 at noon, Cobblestone Hotel, 1503 K Street, Fairbury. 
For more information contact Connie Turner (402-729-5771) or Connie Plettner (402-429-3655).
Date: 
Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 12:30pm
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Feb

Celebrate at the Senior Center

February is National Heart Month and the Fairbury Senior Center, 601 City Park Road, will be celebrating with an Open House on Thursday, Feb. 25 from 12:30-2:00 p.m.
The public is invited to visit the Center, learn about the new Automated External Defibrillator (AED) that was recently placed in the Center.
Date: 
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 12:30pm
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Feb

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church VBS

Easter for Kids! A one-day VBS. We’ll teach your kids the Easter story, do Easter crafts, sing songs, have snacks and have an Easter egg hunt.
Saturday March 12, 8:45 a.m.-Noon for children age 3-6th grade. Call 656-4465 and pre-register your child(ren).
 
Date: 
Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 8:45am
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Feb

Tri County Bloodmobile

The Tri County Area Community will be holding a bloodmobile on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 at the DeWitt Community Center from noon until 6 p.m.

Date: 
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 12:45am
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17
Feb

Benefit for Laurie Bessler

 
 
Sunday, Feb. 21 in the Plymouth Community Center to help defray medical expenses, serving pulled pork sandwich meal from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. free will offering.
Date: 
Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 11:00am
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Feb

Two Boards Meet To Address Water Issue, No Decision Made

Questions Answered--Ralph Broadston, Board Member for the Steele City Village Board, was one of the many who attended a joint meeting between the village boards of Steele City and Endicott to discuss possible solutions to Steele City’s nitrate issue. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

The fate of Steele City’s water supply rests in the hands of the village board members of Steele City and Endicott as their decision is influenced by a joint informational meeting last Thursday at which no decision on the issue was made.
The meeting was hosted at the Endicott Town Hall and served as a way to discuss the proposal to link Steele City to Endicott’s water supply as a way to resolve the issue of Steele City’s water supply having high levels of nitrates; levels that exceed the limit set by the EPA.
Since 2007, Steele City’s water supply has had elevated nitrate levels. The village has been under administrative order from the Department of Health and Human Services to resolve the issue since 2009.
Marty Norton, State Engineer for USDA Rural Development, explained at the meeting that having the villages work together on this issue would be the only option that the USDA fully supports.

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