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02
Mar

Jeffs Lose Tight Game

Numbers on the clock rolled off too quickly for Fairbury's liking.
Just a few more seconds on its final possession could have made the difference in Thursday's C1-1 Boys Subdistrict Final played at Beatrice High School.
With Wilber-Clatonia holding a 48-47 lead, Fairbury drove down court, but the Wolverines' defense rose up and stole the basketball with 0.7 seconds on the clock and Brice Broz hit one of two free throws to lift Wilber-Clatonia to a 49-47 win over the Jeffs and a berth in the C1-1 District Final versus Louisville.
Fairbury Jeffs head coach Adam Brill remarked that his team was in possession of the ball with intent to hit a basket or be fouled and go to the line to win the game, but Wilber-Clatonia came through a big time defensive strip to seal the outcome.
Wed
02
Mar

Fairbury Hoops

Fairbury Hoops Third Grade Girls--front row, (L to R), Avery Gillham, Samantha Starr, Elizabeth Ohlde and Regan Kapke. Back row, Coach John Ohlde, Lily Jeffries, Addison Marschman, Samantha Schmidt, Adeline Blatny, Karelin Deras, Lauren Wanamaker and Coach Loren Schmidt.(Contributed Photo)

Wed
02
Mar

3-2-16

Sheriff’s Report:
Feb. 12: Traffic stop resulted in the arrest of a male driver for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute for methamphetamine and marijuana.
Feb. 15: Jerold E. Ebke was southbound on Highway 15 in a 2001 Ford when a deer came out of the ditch and struck the vehicle, causing $2,800 of damage.
Feb. 16: Chelsea L. McCardle was traveling westbound on Highway 8 in a 2004 Ford when a deer ran out of the south ditch and collided with the vehicle, causing $3,500 of damage.
Feb. 16: Report of a theft in rural Daykin.
Feb. 20: Located Amber Alert suspect in rural Jefferson County.
Feb. 21: Report of a stolen vehicle with trailer in rural Fairbury.
Feb. 22: Report of a stolen license plate.
Feb. 23: Report of careless driving east of Jansen on Highway 136. The female driver was cited and released.
Wed
02
Mar

D-O Just Shy Of Making State

GOING FOR IT--Katie Zarybnicky (No. 22) drives right through two Friend players, Sidney Due (No. 20) and Maggie Lawver (No. 24) during sub-district action last week. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

Diller-Odell's hopes of advancing to the state basketball tournament for the first time in 12 years were put to rest Friday evening in the D1-1 Girls District Final played at Crete High School.
The Lady Griffins could not overcome a superb night of free-throw shooting (17-19) in the second half by Friend and were defeated, 47-33.
Maintaining a 33-27 lead with under six minutes to play, Friend bolstered its lead down the stretch by sinking 8-10 free throws to ensure the victory.
Diller-Odell Lady Griffins head coach John Mohr stated it was a challenge for either team to find any offense in the early going.
“It was a battle in the first quarter to establish any consistency on offense by either team. Nerves may have played a factor, as both teams went through long stretches without scoring,” said Mohr.
Wed
02
Mar

T.C. Drops To Lourdes

A deep and athletic Lourdes Central Catholic squad had just enough spurts to hold off Diller-Odell in Tuesday's semifinal of the D1-1 Boys Subdistrict Basketball game played at Freeman High School.
Diller-Odell battled hard against a much taller Knights squad and kept themselves in the game, but couldn't come up with a key scoring spurt in the fourth quarter falling to the top seed Knights, 54-43.
In the final eight minutes of play, both teams tallied 17 points, but the Griffins could never put together one final spurt in the fourth quarter that could give them a chance to pull out a win.
Diller-Odell Griffins head coach Eric McMurray was pleased with the effort put forth by the Griffins.
Wed
02
Mar

Meridian Shows Gumption In Loss

It wasn’t the way Meridian wanted to conclude its season.
After a positive start by the Mustangs, Exeter-Milligan took advantage of missed assignments in the second quarter by the Mustangs to go on top by eight at half.
The Timberwolves relied on their offense in the third quarter to spread the lead out enroute to a 55-34 win Tuesday evening in the D2-2 Boys Subdistrict semifinal played at Centennial High School.
Meridian Mustangs head coach Shawn Pohlmann had hoped for better results.
“I was hoping we would do a little better than we did. We came out in the first quarter and played quite well holding a two-point lead,” remarked Pohlmann.
Wed
02
Mar

Please Don’t Assume

On any given week, the staff at the Journal-News has a list of events, meetings, games, etc., to attend. It does make it difficult to make it to all of them. We all have families at home, and believe it or not, we do enjoy spending time with them (most of the time). But as a whole, we try our best to make an appearance at as many as we can. We may not hang around long, but there’s always somewhere to be.  This all leads me to my point this week: please don’t assume that just because we are the local newspaper, that we know about everything going on in the area.  
Wed
02
Mar

Gaining Ground

 A pair of Fairbury freshmen swimmers Mikasa Lierman and Colton Starck participated on a trio of relays that represented the Beatrice/Norris/Fairbury/Freeman swim teams this past weekend at the NSAA State Swim Meet held at the Bob Devaney Sports Center pool in Lincoln.

Wed
02
Mar

Plowing Bee

A Plowing Bee is planned for Sunday, March 6 at 1 p.m., 1 mile west of Steele City, along Hwy 8. The plowing bee will be on the Dennis Kenning farm and the field is on the north side of Hwy. 8 at culvert marker # 6147. Call 402-442-2261 in case of inclement weather.

Date: 
Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 1:00pm
Wed
02
Mar

District Spelling Contest is March 5

District Spelling Contest is being MOVED to the Burkley Fine Arts Center at the Fairbury Jr-Sr High School Building. Registration begins March 5, at 8:30 a.m. for grades 5-6 and 12:30 p.m. for grades 7-8. Spelling begins at 9 a.m. for grades 5-6 and 1 p.m. for grades 7-8.

Date: 
Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 12:00pm

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