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Wed
13
May

Crystal Springs Closed,City Park Is Open

 As of this weekend people wanting to use some or all of the City of Fairbury's recreational facilities have a 50-50 chance of finding them open. Last week's flooding of The Little Blue River decimated public parks and trails.
 According to Laura Bedlan from the City of Fairbury Crystal Springs campground was the hardest hit. She said the area which encompasses three lakes and a campground is completely flooded and inaccessible.
 "It is closed," Bedlan said. "Everything was under water and the main road to Crystal has been washed out. We don't know when that area will be open again, there is a lot of damage to assess and repairs to be done." She also said the walking trail from the Fairbury Dam to Frederick Street is closed. “It was totally washed out and is going to need to be completely rebuilt.” Bedlan said.
Wed
13
May

Residents impacted by flood waters are encouraged to get tetanus booster

Immunization Clinics Set for Jefferson, Saline & Thayer Counties

 

Residents impacted by flood waters are encouraged to get tetanus booster

Wed
13
May

Coach Thanks Senior Athletes For Their Contributions

Tri County girls golf and boys basketball coach Cory Jensen wanted to express his thanks for what all his senior athletes have done in their respective programs at Tri County High School.
As the girls golf coach and boys basketball at Tri County High School, I have been blessed with a great group of individuals this year.
Due to the severe flooding that DeWitt endured last week, Tri County was not able to hold its annual Athletic Banquet.
“I want to give a special thanks to the parents, youth, coaches, booster club, coaching staff, and all those who have helped the programs over the last year,” said Jensen.
“Justin Epp, Wyatt Kowalski, Keldon Barr, Cody McCain, and Riley Ensz have been instrumental in the successes of Tri County throughout their high school careers. Each one of these individuals has qualities that will serve them well in the future,” remarked Jensen.
Wed
13
May

District Track, Golf Times Set

With most school’s having just a week or so left in the school year, track and field and golf teams are closing in on the home stretch of their seasons with district meets planned for this week.
Diller-Odell and Meridian’s track and field teams will compete in the D-1 District Track and Field Meet held today (Wednesday) at Bulldog Stadium in Auburn beginning with field events at 11 a.m., while running events are set to start at 2 p.m.
Fairbury’s track and field teams will participate May 14 in the B-3 District Track and Field Meet to be held at Concordia University in Seward. Field events get underway at 10 a.m., while running events will start at 2 p.m.
Tri County’s track and field teams will compete May 14 in the C-4 District Track and Field Meet hosted by Thayer Central High School in Hebron. Field events start off at 10 a.m., and running events will begin at 1 p.m.
Wed
13
May

Fairbury Trap Team Finishes Season At Cornhusker Nationals

The Fairbury Trap Team finished it's season at Cornhusker Nationals otherwise known as State Trap in Doniphan NE  May 1-3.  There were a record high 1,585 Sr. High and 947 Jr. High participants from all over the state: Omaha to Scottsbluff and in between.
Fairbury Sr. High Team 1 with a score of 357x375 tied for 6th place with Millard West in 16's. There were 274 teams competing. Team members are Nathaniel Stapaules 69x75, Tyler Heidemann 72x75, Marshall Nichelson 70x75, Brock Barton 73x75, Jacob Maschmann 73x75.
Mark Kroeker 3rd place 18-19 yard handicap 66x75 and 10x10 in shoot off
The Sr. High shot 75 at 16 yards on Friday and 75 handicaps on Saturday
These are their results overall:
Brock Barton 141x150
Jacob Maschmann 136x150
Logan Kunc 135x150
Tyler Bray 135x150
Tyler Heidemann 134x150
Scylar Roop 133x150
Nathaniel Stapaules 129x150
Wed
13
May

Peterson Medals, Fairbury Places Sixth At Conference Golf

It was a disappointing day on the links last Friday for the Fairbury Jeffs golf team at the Central Conference golf invite held on the Schuyler golf course.
Fairbury came through with a sixth place finish in the 10-team field with a score of 369.
Aurora won the Central Conference golf title shooting a score of 336, while Seward was runner-up carding a 342.
Sophomore Justin Peterson led the way for the Jeffs placing sixth individually firing a 18-hole score of 85.
Additional varsity scores for Fairbury included Nick Christiansen with a 88, Zach Reikofski shot a 94, Spencer Feldkamp turned in a 102, and Dalton Hinrichs had a 111.
Fairbury Jeffs golf coach Jed Martin felt it was a disappointing time for the team.
Wed
13
May

Points Tough For Fairbury At Conference Track Meet

After facing teams from Crete, Seward, and York in their previous meets, the competition got tougher last Saturday, as both Fairbury track and field teams took part against a stellar field in the Central 10 Championships held on the Bison track at Central City High School.
For the Jeffs, the squad tallied 12 points to finish eighth out of 10 teams.
Crete finished as Central Conference champions amassing 110 points, with Seward second chalking up 92 points.
As a team, Fairbury scored in three events on the day.
Sophomore Patrick Ondrak had the highest individual finish for the Jeffs placing third in the 3200-meter run with a time of 10:33.03.
Two points were picked up by sophomore Brent Hirsch finishing fifth in the triple jump with a leap of 40-02.00.
The Jeffs’ 3200-meter relay team of Chris Fisher, Hirsch, Ondrak, and Jacob Johnson placed fourth recording a time of 8:53.41.
Wed
13
May

Fairbury Junior High Boys, Girls Dominate Own Invite

Fairbury’s seventh grade girls and eighth boys track and field teams won its own team titles at the Fairbury Invitational held April 27th.
The seventh grade girls scored 106 points to win the five-team invite.
First place individual champions were Izze Schwab winning the discus and the shot put with marks of 67’0” and 22’ 8.50”, Sara Huss, 195-meter high hurdles, 31.42, and the 400-meter relay in a time of 59.2.
Second place finishes were turned in by Jillian Caroon, discus, 64’8”, Jaelle Johsnon, high jump, 4’0”, and Claire Shumard, long jump, 15’10”, triple jump, 28’2”, and the 400 in 1:12.02.
Scoring points with third place finishes included Huss, discus, 63’11”, and 55-meter hurdles, 10.20, Caroon, shot put, 20’11”, Schwab, triple jump, 25’ 11.50”, Cora DeBoer, 100, 14.10, and the 200 at 29.41, Hannah Knigge, 800, 2:54.80, and the 1600-meter relay with a time of 5:07.43.
Wed
13
May

Diller-Odell Finishes Second, Third, Tri County Places Third, Fourth At Freeman Invite


DILLER-ODELL SOPHOMORE CORINA LOTTMAN sails over a hurdle in her lane during the running of the 100-meter high hurdles at last Tuesday’s Freeman Invite held in Adams. Lottman placed third in the 100-high hurdles with a time of 17.8, and she finished first in the 300-meter low hurdles later in the day in a time of 51.6. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
After competing in their respective rugged conference track meets on May 2nd, Diller-Odell and Tri County squared off against stellar competition at last Tuesday’s 12-team Freeman Invite held on the Falcons track in Adams.
With tough competition in both the boys and girls divisions every point scored proved key in a pair of tightly contested team races.
In the boys team race, Deshler came out as team champion scoring 67 points, while Diller-Odell was runner-up with 59 points, and Tri County finished third chalking up 57 points.
For the Griffins, the squad scored in 12 events, including one first place individual event, and one first place relay.
Senior Stetson Meyer won the high jump with an effort of 6’2”, and the Griffins’ 1600-meter relay foursome of Jordan Herbst, Christian McCown, Austin Vitosh, and Meyer won the race turning in its fastest time of the season at 3:36.50.
Wed
13
May

Letters to the Editor

Editor:
“Incredible!”  Webster’s dictionary defines incredible as “too extraordinary and improbable to be believed.”  
Incredible is the word that comes to mind to describe what took place in the Tri County school district starting Thursday morning, May 7th.  
First, how incredible what one small rain drop can do when it is combined with so many more.  The devastation of the flooding of the communities and crop land in the district had an adverse effect on lives of the families affected by those raindrops.  How incredible are raindrops?  
Secondly, how incredible is the Tri County staff and Tri County community?  As people from the communities, who were displaced from their homes, arrived at Tri County Public Schools, staff members demonstrated their incredible concern for people.  Staff members left their classroom to tend to children, adults, and the elderly who were in need.  

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