Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:27pm
DILLER-ODELL SENIOR ELY HROCH, No. 27, gets sandwiched by a pair of McCool Junction defenders on a one-yard second quarter carry to the end zone in Thursday’s home game in Diller. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
What a difference a week makes.
Diller-Odell bounced back from a 40-22 loss to Class D1 state-rated Friend on Oct. 17th by rolling up 317 yards of offense enroute to a 56-18 victory Thursday evening versus McCool Junction.
The Griffins reached into their bag of tricks for a designed trick play to help set up their first score.
Quarterback Austin Vitosh pitched the ball to Brady McMurray who then tossed the ball to Ely Hroch who fired a 32-yard pass to Vitosh who was tackled at the Mustangs’ eight yard line.
On the following play, Hroch scored on an eight-yard run.
Vitosh hooked up with Hroch on the two-point pass conversion giving Diller-Odell an 8-0 lead.
Diller-Odell’s defense setup its second touchdown of the opening quarter, as McMurray intercepted a McCool Junction pass at the Mustangs’ 26-yard line.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:26pm
Oct. 14: Report of identity theft at Wal-Mart.
Oct. 16: Report of a juvenile complaint in the 800 block of E Street.
Oct. 17: Report of vandalism in the 600 block of 4th Street.
Oct. 17: Report of an attacking dog in the 1200 block of 7th Street.
Oct. 17: Report of a disturbance in the 500 block of 7th Street.
Oct. 17: Report of a protection order violation in the 200 block of West 3rd Street.
Oct. 18: Report of a disturbance in the 1000 block of 5th Street.
Oct. 18: Report of a suicidal female in Fairbury.
Oct. 18: Tamara L. Theye, of Fairbury, was driving a 1998 Mazda west through the Ray’s Apple Market parking lot when the sun was in her eyes and she failed to see a pole protecting a fire hydrant and the vehicle collided with the pole. The vehicle was totaled. There was no damage to the pole.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:25pm
Students of the month starting from left are: 8th Graders: Taylea Mills, daughter of Nicki & Ben Mills, Jared Engelman, son of Jeff & Stephanie Engelman; 7th Graders: Sara Huss, daughter of Bryce & Kris Huss, Bret Cole, son of Neil & Christina Cole. Students are nominated by their teachers based on respectfulness, helpfulness, and work ethic. Contributed photo
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:24pm
KIWANIS MEMBERS INSTALL NEW OFFICERS--Members and officers pictured above are: left to right: Marv Engel, Secretary Tammy Suey, President Tiffany Pfaff, Treasurer Jim Bell, Sharon Priefert, Byron Ray from Beatrice conducting the installation, President-elect Bill Runge, Danni Starck, Jason Grant, Jamie McDaniel, Vice President Brooke Schwab. Contributed Photo
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:23pm
The Fairbury Public Library has a new Children’s Librarian on staff. Beth McCracken started September 22 and says that she was excited to be offered this job as she was ready to get back into the library.
McCracken comes to Fairbury from Red Cloud, Nebraska. Prior to coming to town she worked seven years as an English teacher and has completed her masters in school library media.
McCracken said the original draw for her to Fairbury was the Frisbee golf course. She goes on to say that is is really a pleasure to work in a town that has such an appreciation for history. She and her husband, Ron, have also done some camping at Rock Creek Station, so her family was familiar with some of the history of the area.
“Finding positions as a librarian is very difficult,” McCracken said. “But just being able to work in such a historic and beautiful building with such a well developed library is a real treat.”
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:20pm
Gender Specific Words Going Away
Not that long ago I submitted a letter to the editor warning of a homosexual agenda being pushed by way of the public school system. The Journal-News printed the letter but with the dubious banner: Same Sex Attitudes Showing Up In Schools?
Take note that in the Lincoln public school system gender specific words like “boys” and “girls” are no longer to be used by the teachers or administration to spare the feelings of those who are gender confused. It makes little sense that because one kid is “confused” we should try to confuse the rest with the nonsense of the Homosexual agenda.
Submitted by Trevor Gill on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:18pm
I’ve only been grocery shopping, and cooking, for a few years, and I still have a lot to learn. In college, and for a year or two afterward, I hated going to the store because it meant spending money on food instead of something more exciting. I bought the bare necessities – milk, bread, Ramen noodles, peanut butter – and got out of there.
I have gotten immune to spending money at the store by now, and although I still dislike going to the store and do it only when necessary, spending money on food doesn’t hurt me like it once did.
But my lack of grocery education has led to a lot of incorrect food purchases, and unlike shoes, I can’t really take back a tub of frozen yogurt and exchange it for ice cream. Or at least I haven’t tried to do it yet.
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:17pm
I remember when my daughter Katie was perhaps two years old. We were travelling through the Phoenix, Arizona airport and she threw herself on the floor in the middle of a crowded terminal and threw a bloody fit because I wouldn't get her some candy. This was no minor fit. Think the pea soup from the movie The Exorcist kind of fit.
Elections do that to me. Or more especially election candidates.
The season starts slowly every two years on even years. It usually starts somewhat quietly with a candidate announcement, followed by a "meet and greet" in our community. Then fervor builds as letters to the editor begin to roll in, personal visits increase, and requests for newspaper support.
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:17pm
There are two very important local issues on this Fall’s general election ballot: a measure in which the county is seeking to pass an $8 million bond to repair 30 miles of roads; an initiative that would increase the sales tax for Fairbury by one-half percent with proceeds used to repair city roadways.
Both issues are significant issues and will affect every resident of Jefferson County. Everyone who owns property would pay for the road repairs. Anyone who buys in anything in Fairbury would pay more in sales tax.
Everyone pays. Everyone cares. Right? Well, maybe not on both counts. Apathy is running high as local and area residents are shamefully not taking the time to get informed on either issue.