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Barbara Troxel

Barbara Troxel

Open House Pot Luck (Bring your favorite covered dish) and join Barbara (Betty) Troxel at noon on Feb. 22 at Endicott Town Hall for anyone who would like to come then.

There will be cake and coffee served at 2 p.m. Our mother wishes to enjoy the company of her friends and family before she starts hospice care.

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STEWART birth

STEWART - Tyler and Michelle Stewart of Fairbury are proud to announce the birth of their baby girl, Sophie Lynne Stewart, born Feb. 3, 2014, weighing at 8 pounds, 11.2 ounces. Grandparents are Roger and Terri Stewart, Fairbury; Diane Nelson, Bennet, Neb.; Lynn and Linda Nelson, MI.; Great-grandparents are Leonard And Marge unger. Baby Sophie was welcomed home by her big brother Paxton.

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FRANCIS birth

FRANCIS - Nate and Kim Francis of Fairbury, are proud to announce the birth of their baby boy, Brecken Michael Lon Francis, born Dec. 22, 2013, weighing eight pounds, seven ounces at Thayer County Health Services in Hebron. Grandparents are Mike and Faye Francis of Fairbury; and Jackie Gregory of Reynolds. Great-grandparents are Don and Marge Gregory of Reynolds; and Beverly Pitts of Hebron.

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Paige and Hutchison Recite Vows on Jan. 4

Sara (Munson) Hutchison and Jeremiah Paige of Fairbury, were married on Jan. 4, 2014.

The ceremony was held in Sioux Falls, S.D. with Dick Paige, father of the groom, officiating.

Parents of the bride are Edwin and Janice Baatz of Sioux Falls, S.D.

Parents of the groom are Dick and Vickie Paige of Mohall, N.D.

The bride was escorted by her daughter, Shelby Hutchison of Sioux Falls, S.D.

The groom was escorted by Sheridan Hutchison of Lincoln, son of the bride.

Musicians were Jubilee Paige, sister of the groom, and Ashley Kats, friend of the couple.

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Bartels and Criner To Recite Vows on June 21

Vaughn and Denise Bartels of Tobias, Neb., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Bartels to Andrew Criner, son of Dennis and Stacy Criner of Endicott, Neb.. They will marry June 21,2014.

Erin has attended Central community College in Hastings, Neb. where she received her Associates of Arts Degree in December of 2012. She currently attends the University of Nebraska at Kearney where she is majoring in speech and language pathology, and plans to graduate in the spring of 2015.

Andrew has attended Southeast Community College in Milford, Neb. where he received an associates Degree of applied Science in Non-Destructive Testing in August of 2010. He is currently works for granite Services International Inc. as a Technical Field Engineer.

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Paige and Hutchison Recite Vows on Jan. 4

Sara (Munson) Hutchison and Jeremiah Paige of Fairbury, were married on Jan. 4, 2014.

The ceremony was held in Sioux Falls, S.D. with Dick Paige, father of the groom, officiating.

Parents of the bride are Edwin and Janice Baatz of Sioux Falls, S.D.

Parents of the groom are Dick and Vickie Paige of Mohall, N.D.

The bride was escorted by her daughter, Shelby Hutchison of Sioux Falls, S.D.

The groom was escorted by Sheridan Hutchison of Lincoln, son of the bride.

Musicians were Jubilee Paige, sister of the groom, and Ashley Kats, friend of the couple.

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Mustangs Have Four Conference Champions

Wrestling in front of the home fans for the final time this season Feb. 6, Meridian came away with eight medalists and a third place finish in the four-team Crossroads Conference Wrestling Tournament.

Individual conference champions were Guadalupe Dimas, 120 pounds, Brandon Jackson, 170 pounds, Trenton Dunn, 195 pounds, and Jacob Duflinger, 220 pounds.

Dimas went 2-0 in his matches winning his finals match by decision 12-5 over Cross Countys Alex Dubas.

Jackson won both of his matches at 170 pounds by pin. In the finals, Jackson pinned High Plains Payton Stevens in a time of 1:12.

Dunn posted a pair of wins en route to his first place finish at 195 pounds.

In his finals match, Dunn won by decision 2-1 over Austin Melton of McCool Junction.

Durflinger accounted for 14 team points by winning the 220-pound weight class.

Each match Durflinger received a bye for his three wins.

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Tri County Takes Second at Doniphan-Trumbull

Taking part in its final invite prior to the Southern Nebraska Conference wrestling tournament, Tri County earned a runner-up finish in the 15-team Doniphan-Trumbull Invite on Feb. 1.

As a team, Tri County had 10 medalists en route to scoring 131.50 points.

Grand Island junior varsity won the team title amassing 190 points.

Runner-up medalists for the Trojans included Ryan Legg, 120 pounds, and Efrain Palacios, 170 pounds.

Legg lost his championship match by technical fall 24-11 to Tom Roach of Doniphan-Trumbull.

Palacios lost his title match by pin in 4:24 to Cambridges Taten Banzhaf.

Fourth place medalists were Kasey Mullen, 113 pounds, Colby Ensz, 138 pounds, and Sam Schmidt, 195 pounds.

Mullen lost his consolation final match by decision 18-5 to Hastings junior varsitys Jack Hunt.

Ensz lost his consolation final match by pin in 2:21 to Grand Island junior varsitys Chris Doty.

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BDS is Just Too Much for Meridian to Handle Feb. 6

Bruning-Davenport-Shickley had Meridians number as the Eagles swept a doubleheader Feb. 6 played at Bruning.

In the girls game, the Lady Eagles scored in double figures in each of the four quarters of action while their defense held Meridian to single digits scored in all four quarters.

As a result, Bruning-Davenport-Shickley defeated Meridian 64-28.

The Class D-1 state-rated Lady Eagles took charge right from the start building an 18-3 lead after one quarter of action.

Jill Schroeder paved the way for the Lady Eagles scoring nine points on a trio of three-point field goals.

BDS didnt slow down offensively in the second quarter outscoring Meridian 16-7 to expand its lead to 34-10 at half.

Sparked by the scoring of five players, BDS dominated the third quarter versus Meridian 19-9.

In the fourth quarter, BDS maintained an 11-9 scoring advantage to improve its record to 14-4 on the season.

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Lady Jeffs Win Emotional Game Over Beatrice,Husa Sinks Basket, Free Throw at End For Win

Photo caption: This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.comFile Photo by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-NewsFairburys Paige Husa shoots inside for a basket earlier in the season. Friday Husa sealed the win on a basket with 3.6 seconds left and a free throw against Beatrice.

Fans attending Fridays Fairbury-Beatrice rivalry were treated to an exciting high school basketball game.

The game came down to the squad who had the ball on its final possession.

Following a two-point hoop by Beatrices Kim Higgins with 6.7 seconds on the clock, the Lady Orange went ahead 55-54.

On the ensuing play, Fairbury center Paige Husa broke free ahead of all the Beatrice players and was hit in the hands with a perfectly thrown pass. She went up strong to the rim for a layup and was fouled with 3.6 seconds remaining in the game.

Husa sank the free throw giving Fairbury a 57-55 lead.

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