Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:38pm
Three generations of owners of Wells Implement-- photo taken in 1996, from left to right: Greg Wells, Mark Wells, Arthur P. (Junior) and Alverta Wells, Pam Hoge, Charlie Hoge, with Arthur B. Wells in front. Contributed Photo
120 Years Ago
The Jefferson County Journal
The Jefferson County Journal Publishing Co. incorporated. Eighty-one stockholders paid $2.50 each down and $7.50 in later payments. C.G. DeFrance was company secretary and editor.
The Fairbury Waterworks Co. was putting down new wells, as the drouth had created a water famine.
Honor pupils in District No. 13 (2 ½ miles east of Reynolds), were Frank Arthur, Henry, Howard and John Hansmire, Roy, Ivan and May Avery, Allie Cramb, Etta Eckhoff, Loay B. Elam, Mills Lauterbach, Charley Masters, Annie Smith and Annie Thompson. S.W. Elam was teacher.
110 Years Ago
The Jefferson County Journal
Theodore Roosevelt had a 3-1 lead in Jefferson County over Parker, and all state and county Republican candidates also won.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:35pm
PIONEER CONFERENCE VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONS the Diller-Odell Lady Griffins volleyball team captured their first conference title last Friday by defeating Johnson-Brock in the finals. Team members front (l-r) Head coach Kandice Jurgens, Josie Vitosh, Camille Hennerberg, and assistant coach Corinna Vrbka. Second row (l-r) Paige Vitosh, Katie Schultis, Bailey Schroeder, Theresa Zarybnicky, Katie Zarybnicky, and Madison Jurgens. Third row (l-r) Alexis Craw, Faith Novotny, Madison Hajek, Paige Arnold, Sarah Stanosheck, and Hayley Denner. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
Diller-Odell’s Lady Griffins volleyball team ran the tables at the Pioneer Conference Volleyball Tournament played at Lourdes Central Catholic High School in Nebraska City.
The Class D1 state-rated Lady Griffins were impressive with their play on the court during last week by going 3-0, while not losing one set to any of their opponents.
In the title match last Friday evening, Diller-Odell swept Johnson-Brock in three sets by scores of 25-11, 25-22, 25-20 to win their first ever Pioneer Conference Volleyball Championship.
“The girls played a great game from start to finish. They came out strong and took control early in the match,” Diller-Odell Lady Griffins head volleyball coach Kandice Jurgens said.
“The girls had a great conference tournament going 3-0 and not losing even a set to any of their opponents,” Jurgens remarked.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:33pm
FAIRBURY SOPHOMORE RUNNERS LILIBETH ESTRADA AND SHAYE STALL run side by side in the Class C girls 5k race Friday at the NSAA State Cross Country Championships run on the Kearney Country Club golf course. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
On a warm day with temperatures surpassing 80 degrees, Fairbury’s Lady Jeffs cross country team competed in the Class C Girls Championship held last Friday on the Kearney Country Club golf course.
The Lady Jeffs qualified for the State Cross Country Championships by placing third in their C-3 District meet held on the Elks Golf Course in Hastings on Oct. 16.
Sophomore Shaye Stall led the way for Fairbury placing 41st out of 88 runners covering the 5k course in a time of 22:53.3
Lilibeth Estrada finished 42nd posting a time of 22:56.2.
Junior Anna Schouboe earned 61st place with a time of 24:00.5, Hannah Yantz crossed the finish line in 73rd place in a time of 25:27.4, and MaKayla Fletcher placed 80th with a time of 26:59.2.
Mitchell sophomore Celeste Cardona was the individual gold medalist in the Class C girls race recording a time of 20:17.8.