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Third Quarter Sinks Fairbury In Subdistrict Loss To Centennial


FAIRBURY JUNIOR NATHANIEL STAPAULES No. 54, looks to maneuver on a drive to the basket past Centennial’s Garrett Richters, No. 34, and another Centennial player during first half play Monday evening in the C1-4 Subdistrict Basketball Tournament played at Friend High School. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
A positive start by the Jeffs went by the wayside, as Fairbury couldn’t match Centennial in the second half in Monday’s 51-34 loss to the Broncos in bunny-bracket play of the C1-4 Subdistrict Boys Basketball Tournament played at Friend High School.
Fairbury started out strong with its shooting connecting on three of its first four three-point baskets to open a 9-2 lead midway through the first quarter.
Centennial finished out the quarter scoring three points at the charity stripe to close the deficit to 9-5.
The Broncos pieced together a 6-0 run in the first two minutes of the second quarter to grab their first lead at 11-9.
One of two free throws by Jesse Hartshorn kept Centennial in front at 12-10.
A trey from Connor Livingston gave Fairbury back a brief, 13-12 lead.
Tanner Barth’s three-point hoop lifted Centennial back on top on its next possession, 15-13.
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Feb

Fairbury Sweeps Through Subdistrict

Showing why they were the top seed, Fairbury polished off Milford and Wilber-Clatonia enroute to winning the C1-4 Subdistrict Girls Basketball Tournament played at Friend High School.
With four players scoring in double figures, Fairbury blew open a tied game at half on its way to a 56-38 win last Thursday evening over Wilber-Clatonia in the C1-4 Subdistrict final.
Spearheaded by the 1-2 scoring attack of the Lady Jeffs’ Shelby Pollman scoring eight points, and Josey Zabokrtsky sinking four points, the Lady Jeffs opened a 14-8 first quarter lead.
Wilber-Clatonia took advantage of foul trouble by Fairbury in the second quarter to forge a 21-all tie at halftime by outscoring the Lady Jeffs, 13-7.
At the start of the third quarter, Fairbury’s offense heated up connecting on three straight three-point hoops, and preceded to not let up outscoring the Lady Wolverines, 20-5 to seize a 41-26 advantage.
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Feb

Brandon Jackson Earns Bronze Medal At State Wrestling


MERIDIAN SENIOR BRANDON JACKSON is in control of Elkhorn Valley’s Chris Petersen in Saturday’s third place match in the Class D 182-pound weight class at the NSAA State Wrestling Championships. Jackson won in a tie breaker, 4-3 over Petersen. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
Meridian senior Brandon Jackson capped off an impressive wrestling career by winning the bronze medal on Saturday in the Class D 182-pound weight class at the NSAA State Wrestling Championships held at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha.
Jackson won his third place match by tiebreaker, 4-3 over Elkhorn Valley’s Chris Petersen to finish his season with a record of 43-2.
In his career, Jackson became a three-time state medalist for Meridian.
As a sophomore, Brandon placed fifth at 170 pounds, and last year, Jackson finished second in the Class D 170-pound weight class.
Friday evening, Jackosn lost in the Class D 182-pound semifinals by pinfall in 4:13 to Maxwell’s Jaylon Sturdivant (37-0).
Saturday morning, Jackson won his consolation semifinal match by pinfall in 1:53 over Sutherland’s Landan Fear.
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Feb

Green, Johnson Medal For Fairbury At State


FAIRBURY FRESHMAN JACOB JOHNSON wraps his arms around Juan Mendoza of West Point-Beemer during action in the Class B 160-pound quarterfinal match on Thursday evening at Omaha’s CenturyLink Center. Johnson won by fall against Mendoza in a time of 3:04. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
Fairbury’s wrestlers on the biggest stage of the season showcased their talents last weekend at the NSAA State Wrestling Championships held at Omaha’s CenturyLink Center.
Even though Fairbury sent just three wrestlers to the state tournament, two of those competitors brought home state medals.
Sophomore Damian Green (33-15) placed sixth in the Class B 145-pound weight class with a mark of 2-3.
Green earned a forfeit in his first round match on Thursday over Omaha Skutt’s Bailey Vanderpool.
In his quarterfinal match, Green won by decision, 6-5 over Plattsmouth’s Kole Gray.
Friday evening, Green lost in semifinal action by fall in 1:51 to Columbus Scotus’s Alec Foltz.
Saturday morning, Green lost in the consolation semifinals by fall in 1:47 to Grand Island Northwest’s Karson Sok.
Green faced Kole Gray of Plattsmouth in the fifth place match and lost by decision, 3-1.
Wed
25
Feb

There’s A Story Behind The Story In Plymouth

 I learned a lot just by taking a picture.
 Last Thursday evening I wet to Plymouth to take a picture. Area farmer Tom Brandt was donating $2,500 that he had been awarded by Monsanto  through the company’s ‘America’s Farmers Grow Communities’ program. The funds were transferred over to the Plymouth Improvement Association.
It was a really nice gesture. The FJN is always glad to come to any of the area towns we serve to note items such as this. But what I really didn’t realize was that there was a  story behind the story.
 The good folks from the PIA said they enjoy reading the Journal-News. It is a local newspaper and they like that. Thanks, guys I always appreciate the comments. But they also wanted me to know that there are a great many good things going on in Plymouth.
Wed
25
Feb

Guard Your Personal Information, Never Give It Out

 There is always someone out there trying to take what is yours. Your identity, your money, your personal information all are constantly at risk if you have it, “they” want it.
  Last week the Journal-News carried a story regarding two such cases in which someone was trying to take something that didn’t belong to them in the form of a scam.
   The first case involved someone purporting to be from the IRS claiming that unpaid taxes were owed and sought out payment or else the sheriff would come arrest them.
 The second incident surrounds a lightening rod scam where local people are being bilked out of thousands of dollars in fees for alleged warranty voidings.
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Feb

Bowls for Bonham Fundraiser


BOWLS FOR BONHAM THEATRE PROJECT fundraiser was held on Sunday, Feb. 22 at Stagecoach Mall in Fairbury. About $1,000 was raised. Photos by Shaunte Dean/Fairbury Journal-News
Wed
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Feb

Hebron Library Speaker

Hebron Library Speaker series  Death Zones and Darling Spies presented by Beverly Deepe Keever. At Hebron Courtyard Terrace Activity Room, March 9 at 2:00 P.M.

Date: 
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 2:00am
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Feb

Fairbury Agri Business Banquet

The Jefferson County Agribusiness Banquet will be held on Friday, March 20. Tickets will be available soon for an enjoyable evening of food, entertainment and awards. Please note this is a change in date from what was printed on the Fairbury High School calendar.
 
Date: 
Friday, March 20, 2015 - 6:00am
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25
Feb

Fairbury Rural Fire Dept. Prescribed Burning

Fairbury Rural Fire Department personnel will be available to write permits for prescribed burning from 6-8 p.m., at the fire station (3020 Industrial Avenue), every Monday in March. Please bring current copies of land maps, available at FSA office, to expedite process. Call Barry Schwab at 402-587-0738 with questions.

Date: 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 6:00am

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