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Wed
20
Jan

Quick Start Fades For Lady Jeffs

BATTLE--Emily Burkley, left, and Jessa Eden (No. 55) of Fairbury battle for a loose ball from Chelsea Shelton of Auburn on Friday night in Fairbury. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

A positive start went by the wayside for Fairbury, as the Lady Jeffs got good looks at the basket, but struggled with their shooting the remainder of the game.
Auburn took advantage of Fairbury’s cold shooting along with chalking up points off of Fairbury turnovers to post a 47-23 win Friday night on the Lady Jeffs’ home floor.
Fairbury (4-9) was led in scoring by Sydney Miller with six points, Emily Burkley, five points, Britney Scheetz and Macy Ohlde, four points apiece, while Regan Schmidt and Marah Shumard accounted for two points each.
Following Friday’s home game versus York, the Lady Jeffs will host Grand Island Nortwest in first round play of the Central Conference Girls Basketball Tournament on Monday, Jan. 25 with tip-off at 6 p.m.
Wed
20
Jan

Three Medal at Shelton/Kenesaw

Meridian’s wrestling team traveled west on Saturday and came home with a trio of medalists from the Shelton/Kenesaw Invite.
Meridian’s five grapplers combined to score 35 points good for 10th place out of 13 teams.
Junior Jacob Durflinger had the top finish for the Mustangs earning the silver medal in the 220-pound weight class going 1-1.
Junior Baxter Beals placed fourth in the 160-pound weight class with a record of 2-2, while freshman Micah Noel was fourth in the 170-pound weight class.
Wed
20
Jan

T.C. Drops After Fast Start

It started out well for the Trojans in their Friday home matchup with Class C-1 state-rated (10-1) Milford.
Tri County hung with the Eagles after one quarter trailing, 16-15; however a poor second quarter put the Trojans in a hole they could not recover from.
As a result, Milford cruised to a 72-41 win.
Shane Jiskra led the (4-9) Trojans in scoring with 17 points, Niemeyer, 13 points, Carson Hicks, three points, and Riley Knust, Ryan Musil, Shane Parker, and Connelly tallied two points each.
Wed
20
Jan

T.C. Earns Two Medals At Syracuse

Tri County earned two medals at the Syracuse Pin Tournament on Friday.
Junior Colby Ensz and junior Travis Likens claimed fourth place medals in the 145 and 195-pound weight classes.
In the final team standings, Tri County placed 10th, while Wahoo won the team championship, and Ashland-Greenwood finished runner-up.
Wed
20
Jan

Warning Signs

This past week, Husker Nation lost a great.  
In a pure football respect, Lawrence Phillips was one of the best to ever suit up for the Big Red, it would be hard to argue that.  
In his time at the university, he set records, and was ahead of his time in his running style and instincts for the game.  
However, he was far more troubled than anyone at that time really knew.  Whether or not it was Osborne’s influence that kept him in check for those years, or whether he hadn’t quite hit that wall yet, after he left the Huskers, it was all downhill.
There’s little doubt to me that if he had been able to keep his head on his shoulders, he could have been a great back in the NFL for years. 
Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for him to start his downward spiral. After several arrests, he landed in prison. Then, at the age of just 40, he took his own life in prison.
Wed
20
Jan

MUDECAS Champs

CHAMPIONS--Meridian’s Lady Mustangs basketball team captured the MUDECAS GIRLS B DIVISION Championship Friday night defeating Johnson-Brock, 45-30 at the Beatrice City Auditorium. Team members include seated (l-r) Erin Johnson, Crystal Nunez, Bridgette Jackson, Allison Klipp, and Jaicee Sobotka. Kneeling (l-r) Ulma Garcia de Leon, Hailey Schafer, Breanna Miller, Addie Beals, Andi Kort, and Silvia Danieli. Standing (l-r) Shianne Mattson, assistant coach Lorrie Hofstetter, Rylee Pieper, Sophie Ellis, Sara Most, and head coach Robert Schropfer. blah (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

For the first time in four years, Meridian can lay claim to the name of champions.
Friday evening, the Lady Mustangs relied on intense play coupled with superb boxing out on the boards to defeat Johnson-Brock, 45-30 for the MUDECAS Girls B Division Championship played at the Beatrice City Auditorium.
Johnson-Brock won the tip to begin the game, but Meridian held the upperhand securing a 13-10 lead after one quarter.
Both squads battled through sluggish play and cold shooting in the second quarter combining to score only nine points leaving Meridian with an 18-14 halftime lead.
Meridian came out on fire in the third quarter attacking Johnson-Brock’s man-to-man defense.
An old-fashioned three-point play by Erin Johnson followed by a three-point hoop from Hailey Schafer increased Meridian’s lead to 24-16 midway through the third quarter.
Wed
20
Jan

School lunch menu 1-25 to 1-29

Fairbury Jefferson and Central 
Elementary Schools
Monday,  Jan. 25, Chicken strips, bread or tuna salad sandwich or chef salad, broccoli w/cheese
Tuesday, Jan.  26, Homemade cheese pizza or ham and cheese flatbread or chef salad, corn
Wednesday,  Jan. 27, Chicken stir fry, seasoned rice and egg roll or turkey sandwich or chef salad, fresh veggies
Thursday, Jan. 28, Chili w/cinn roll, chicken salad sandwich, chef salad, fresh veggies
Friday,  Jan. 29, Hot dog on bun or PBJ sandwich or chef salad, baked beans
High School
Monday,  Jan. 25, Chicken strips w/bread or Jeff rib on bun, broccoli w/cheese
Tuesday, Jan.  26, Homemade cheese pizza or chicken and cheese wrap, corn
Wednesday,  Jan. 27, Chicken stir fry, w/seasoned rice and egg roll or ham and cheese flatbread, fresh veggies
Wed
20
Jan

Red Cross Blood Mobile Donors

Donors responded to the urgent need of blood at the Red Cross Blood Mobile held Tuesday, January 12. Goal was exceeded. Donors giving double red were; Joel Austin,Kendra Weers, Greg Roesler and Carol Carpenter. Joining the life­ saving program for the first time was Linda Harris.
Over 30 volunteers were responsible for the successful day. They served as telephone  recruiters, greeters,  registrars, escorts, timers and canteen helpers.
Sharon Kettelhut,canteen coordinator, reported these individuals or groups furnished cookies; Phyllis Kriesel,Plymouth American Legion Auxiliary and Steele City Presbyterian Ladies. Assisting Kettelhut were; Sandy Busing, Phyllis Krieset LaVon Wasserman,Lois Meints, Dot Swett,Karen Banahan and Julie Ondrak. A first-time volunteer was Eleanor Harling. Thrivant Action was the food sponsor and also provided t-shirts for a donors’ drawing.
Wed
20
Jan

SCC Dean’s List Released

Southeast Community College in Nebraska has released its Dean’s List for the quarter recently completed on the Beatrice, Lincoln and Milford campuses.
To be recognized on SCC’s Dean’s List, a student must complete at least six quarter credit hours of the term with a minimum grade-point average of 3.5. Classes with a grade of “P” (Pass) do not count toward the six-hour minimum.
Following is a list of students who requested that a release be sent to your newspaper. Students are listed in alphabetical order by hometown.
Wed
20
Jan

Diller Native Retires From Navy

JILL HOLLIGER of Diller, graduate of Odell Public School of 1991, has retired from the U.S. Navy after 24 years of service which took her across the world on assignments. During her Navy Retirement ceremony, Chief Petty Officer Holliger received the Navy Commendation Medal and several letters of appreciation from the current and former presidents of the United States, the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy as well as from Governor Pete Ricketts. In this photo she is presented with a letter of appreciation from the President of the United States by Captain James Lins, Chief of Staff for Strike Group Eleven. (contributed photo)

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