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Wed
10
Sep

A New NFL Season Unfolds

By Jim Phelps

Wed
10
Sep

Lady Jeffs Earn First Win Against Schuyler

By Jim Phelps

There was a bright moment on the diamond for the Fairbury/Thayer Central Lady Jeffs softball team last week, as the squad claimed their first win of the season on Thursday defeating winless Schuyler, 20-0 in 2 ½  innings.

Wed
10
Sep

Griffins Sprint Past Lourdes CC


DILLER-ODELL SENIOR AUSTIN VITOSH No. 23, works to break free from a tackle by Lourdes Central Catholic’s Alex Hogeland No. 58, on a first half carry Friday night on the Griffins’ home field in Diller. Diller-Odell improved to 2-0 on the season with a 49-20 win over the Knights. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
It didn’t take long for Diller-Odell to its get its offense in high gear at home on Friday night.
The Griffins scored on their second offensive possession and cruised to a 49-20 win against Lourdes Central Catholic.
Stetson Meyer got the home crowd revved up, as the Griffin senior defensive back intercepted a Central Catholic pass and returned the ball nine yards to the Knights’ 38-yard line.
Three plays later, Diller-Odell senior quarterback Austin Vitosh delivered a 23-yard touchdown pass to Ely Hroch. Vitosh ran in the two-point conversion for a quick 8-0 lead.
Later in the quarter, Diller-Odell found the endzone once again, as Vitosh broke through the line for a one-yard touchdown run.
An unsuccessful two-point run left the Griffins with a 14-0 lead after one quarter.
The second quarter was action-packed.
Tue
09
Sep

Plymouth News -- Angie Zulauf

Krause Family Reunion

The descendants of Herman and Friedericka Krause gathered at the Union Bank Community room in Fairbury for a noon meal on August 17 2014 for the 84th annual reunion. Forty two members of the families were present.

Of the original twelve brothers and sisters f the Krause family, nine families were represented.

Tue
09
Sep

The Steele City American Legion Post and Auxiliary

The Steele City American Legion Post and Auxiliary came to order September 2, with President

Tue
09
Sep

Jansen Trinity Ladie's Aid and LWML

The Jansen Trinity Ladie's Aid and LWML met Sept. 2 with six members present. The bible study “ Living with Pain – What about Healing” was led by Rev. Schmidt. The Business meeting was called to order by Jean Zabel. Several committees gave their reports. Installation of Officers were done With Rev. Schmidt. The Christian Life feature was a reading “The Old Oaken Bucket” given by Lou Ann Wurm. Lunch was served by Lou Ann Wurm.

Tue
09
Sep

Stafford Reunion

The Stafford Reunion was held in Hasting NE. Aug. 30, 2014. With Ted and Madge (Sands) Stafford children as host. Children was Louie Stafford from Trumbull, Dick and Detta ( Stafford) Wright from Hastings NE. Gene (Stafford) Wilson from Inland. Grandchildren Dennis wright Scott Wright, Mollie and Madison from Doniphan Shane and Melissa Wright, and Belle from Harvard, Amy Wright and Kalie and Cramedon wright Trumbull, Joyce (Stafford) and Freddie Vorderstrasse Bruse and Lois Welsh all from Fairbury.  

Tue
09
Sep

Haskell Attends State Workshop

Vicki Haskell, Jefferson County Assessor completed a three-day workshop conducted here August 25-28 for Nebraska county assessors.
The workshop, attended by approximately 130countyofficialsand employees, is part of a continuing education and leadership development series sponsored by the Nebraska Association of County Officials. The workshop updated county assessors and staff on recent changes in state laws and provided extensive training on the responsibilities of their respective office.
Tue
09
Sep

Robert Gibson

The family of Bob Gibson would like to help celebrate his 80th birthday on Sept. 20th with a card shower. Cards may be sent to: P.O. Box 62, Jansen, Ne 68377.

Tue
09
Sep

Bob and Idonna (Burkhart) Florell

Bob and Idonna (Burkhart) Florell of Lincoln recently celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary with an Open House at Christ Methodist Church. The couple was married on August 1, 1954 in the Fairbury Methodist Church by the late Rev. Arthur Johnson.

Their three children and spouses are David and Kerry Florell of Lincoln, Brenda and Craig Nelson of Omaha, and Scott and Amy Florell of Salt Lake City, Utah. The Florells have nine grandchildren—Ryan, Tyler, and Brandon Florell, of Lincoln, Elizabeth and Trevor Stewart of Austin, TX, Katie Nelson of Dallas, TX , Travis Nelson of Omaha, and Abigail, Anna, and Scotty Florell of Salt Lake City, UT. All were present for the weekend.

Former Fairburians who attended the open house were Bonnie (Schmoldt) Damkroger, Dr. and Mrs. Phil Gibson, Marilyn (Snyder) Hansen, and Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Meyer.

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