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Double Retirement Leaves Thayer County Court Without Magistrate, Clerk

Photo caption: Photo by Amy HadachekAfter working together for the past 32-yearsin the Thayer County Judges Office in the Thayer County Courthouse in Hebron,County Court Assistant ClerkMarleen Walters (foreground) andCounty Court Clerk MagistrateDonna Fink will both retireat the end of this month.

After 32 years as the trusted, solid team in the Thayer County Judges office in Hebron, a double retirement is about to change the faces inside the Thayer County Courthouse second floor location.

As of Dec. 31, Donna Fink will retire as the Thayer County Court Clerk Magistrate. Fink has been the Magistrate for 32 years, although she worked in the Magistrates office for a total of 42 years.

Its just time. I have grandchildren out-of-state whom I want to spend time with, said Fink, who has lived in Hebron all her life, but is planning to relocate near family in Las Vegas, Nevada sometime in 2014.

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Republic County 56, Thayer Central 52

The Republic County Buffs were able to fend off a late Thayer Central rally as they edged the Titans 56-52 Thursday night in their season opener at home.

Up 42-35 heading into the final quarter, the Buffs held off a barrage of Titan 3-pointers, which brought them within three points. In the final 2:18, the Titans made four three-pointers. Despite their end-of-the-game efforts, the Titans werent able to spoil the Buffs home victory.

Republic County senior, Trevor Allen started the season just as well as anyone could have hoped. Coming off a torn meniscus and ACL which occurred during the football season, Allen recorded 20 points, nine rebounds, and three blocks.

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Switch in Defense Key to Lady Mustangs Win

Photo caption: Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-NewsBlair Hofstetter, No. 12, a junior for Meridian leaps in the lane to attempt a first half shot over a trio of Dorchester defenders in Fridays home game played on the Lady Mustangs home court.

Despite battling nerves Meridian got off to a decent start in its home opener Friday versus Dorchester.

A switch in defenses helped the Lady Mustangs gain momentum midway through the second quarter en route to a 48-27 victory.

After one quarter, Meridian held an 11-8 lead on the Lady Longhorns.

Meridian increased its lead to 17-11 midway through the second quarter behind the scoring of Blair Hofstetter and Tiffany Brown.

In the final 3:40 of the first half, the Lady Mustangs pieced together a 9-2 scoring outburst to stretch their lead to 26-13 at half.

Meridian switched its defense in the second quarter from a 1-1-3 to a 1-3-1 which gave Dorchester trouble on offense.

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Students of the Month

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8th Graders: Marah Shumard, daughter of Dr Craig & Stacy Shumard; Grant Snyder, son of Val & Matt Snyder. 7th graders: Ace York, son of Simon & Marci York; Michaela Buchli, daughter of Matt & Karie Buchli. Students are nominated by their teachers based on work ethic and character.

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Elks Teens of the Month

Photo caption: Ashley Lynn Meints

Chaysen Bednar, son of Scott and Dee Bednar was announced as Elks Boy December Teen of the Month. He attends Southern High School.

Chaysen is a member of the National Honor Society, S-Club, RAAD (a drug free group) Student Council, FBLA, and Band. He has participated in football, basketball and track.

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Whats For Lunch?

Fairbury Jefferson and Central Elementary Schools

Thursday, Dec. 12: Macho nacho, or ham and cheese wrap, refried beans.

Friday, Dec. 13: Mini corndogs, or turkey flatbread, broccoli w/cheese.

Monday, Dec. 16: Hamburger patty w/WG bun, or tuna salad sandwich, baked beans.

Tuesday, Dec. 17: Spaghetti meat sauce w/rotini noodles and breadstick, or ham and cheese flatbread, green beans.

Wednesday, Dec. 18: Chicken and cheese enchilada, corn.

High School

Thursday, Dec. 12: Macho nacho, or WG chicken wrap, refried beans.

Friday, Dec. 13: Mini corndogs, or hamburger on WG bun, broccoli w/cheese.

Monday, Dec. 16: Cheeseburger on WG bun, or jeff rib on WG bun, baked beans.

Tuesday, Dec. 17: Spaghetti meat sauce w/rotini noodles and WG breadsticks, or chicken/cheese flatbread, green beans.

Wednesday, Dec. 18: Chicken enchilada w/seasoned rice, or roasted chicken on WG bun, corn.

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Tri County PE

Photo caption: Ethan Knust, Kayden Parry and Hanna Taylor build up their leg muscles at the step station.

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MUSIC MAKING MERRIMENT

Students in Tri County Elementary School have been busy throughout the month of December preparing for the holiday programs on Monday, December 16th. Music programs are an enjoyable way for students to demonstrate their musical skills, and holiday programs are especially exciting for the students!

Students in Kindergarten are preparing several songs and poems, including one song in Spanish. Grades 1-2-3 are combined to perform a mini-musical, A Bugz Christmas which will feature several songs with choreography and a storyline presented by the 3rd grade students. Fourth graders will show off their newly acquired recorder playing skills. Boomwhackers, a fun musical instrument made out of colorful plastic tubes, will be featured in a song performed by the fifth grade, and sixth grade will show off their part-singing skills and choreography.

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Trojans Place Third At Palmyra Duals

Trojans Place Third At Palmyra Duals

In its opening night of wrestling, the Tri County Trojans finished third out of six teams at last Thursdays Palmyra Duals.

Wilber-Clatonia won the six-team dual meet with Nebraska Citys junior varsity runner-up.

In round one, Wilber-Clatonia defeated Tri County 57-24, round two Nebraska City junior varsity topped Tri County 45-24, round three Tri County beat Palmyra 54-16, round four Tri County defeated Freeman 54-18, and in round five Tri County toppled Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer, 60-17.

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Meridian Grapplers Medal Seven at Harvard

Meridian Grapplers Medal Seven at Harvard

Meridians wrestling team headed west on Saturday and brought home seven medals from the Harvard Invite.

Brandon Jackson earned the gold medal in the 170-pound weight class by going undefeated at 4-0. Three of his mat wins were by pin fall.

Jackson won by decision 3-1 in the finals over Suttons John Bitterman.

Senior Riley Noel claimed the gold in the 182-pound weight class with a record of 3-0.

Noel won in the finals by pin in 1:55 against McCool Junctions Jake Birt.

Bryce Schweer picked up a second place finish in the 220-pound weight class with a mark of 2-1.

In the finals, Schweer lost by pin in 1:41 to Shelton/Kenesaws Zach Oliver.

Liam Noel earned the silver medal in the 113-pound weight class with a record of 2-1.

Noel lost in the finals by pin in 3:24 to South Central Unifieds Dawson Messenger.

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