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Trick or Treat for Cans Wednesday, October 30th

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Trick or Treat for Cans Wednesday, October 30th

The Youth Group of American Lutheran Church collected canned food for Blue Valley Community Action around Fairbury on October 30, 2013. Many thanks to the generous folks of Fairbury and the dedication and care of the Youth!

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Wacky Day at Central and Jefferson Intermediate Schools

Photos by Sandy Zabokrtsky Fairbury Journal News

Central and Jefferson Intermediate Schools got into the holiday spirit early. Starting on Tuesday they had Wacky Day where they encouraged staff and students to come in their wackiest attire. Wednesday was pajama day and of course Thursday was Halloween. Above are a few examples of the wacky attire courtesy of Mrs. Comers classroom

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FAIRBURY JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL TERM 1 HONOR ROLL 3.33+

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2013 Fairbury Instructional Jr. Jeffs Volleyball Program

Photo caption: Forty-seven local girls in fourth-sixth grade, recently participated in the 2013 Fairbury Instructional Jr. Jeffs Volleyball Program. The girls worked on the fundamentals of the sport throughout their practices. Fifth and sixth graders played in several tournaments competing against teams from area schools. This years team were coached by Heidi Layton, Michele Patton and Kim Swanda.

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Thayer Central Loses To Hastings St. Cecilia In Playoffs

The Thayer Central Titans lost in the first-round of the C2 NSAA State Playoffs 0-16 to Hastings St. Cecilia. After losing to St. Cecilia 0-40 the week before, the Titans gave St. Cecilia all they could handle in their playoff-rematch, but was unable to muster any offence.

After a 0-0 halftime tie, the First score didnt come until a third quarter field goal. Down 0-3, the Titans were unable to find the spark to come from behind.

The Titans leading rusher, Caleb Goedeken was held to only 23-yards as the team rushed for 46-yards on 36 carries. The Titans averaged only 1.3 yards-per-carry.

Despite the lack of a run game, the Titans were able to find some production through the air. Titan quarterback, Jay Cottam threw for 150 yards.

On the defensive side of the ball the Titans had six takeaways as they recovered four fumbles and had two interceptions.

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Schmidt Signs with Concordia

This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.com Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News

SYDNIE SCHMIDT SIGNS WITH CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY - Fairbury senior Sydnie Schmidt is all smiles after she has completed signing a letter of intent to play softball next year for Concordia University in Seward, Neb. Attending last Thursdays signing were seated (starting left), Sydnies parents, Tammie and Dean Schmidt of Fairbury. Standing are Concordia University Lady Bulldogs softball coach Todd Lavelle, Concondia University coach Linnea Derrick and Fairbury Lady Jeffs head softball coach Taylor Biehl.

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Will Miami 3-Peat?

One week into the 2013-14 NBA regular season, the chase is on for 29 teams to see if any team can prevent the Miami Heat from winning a third straight NBA Championship.

As the eight-month season begins who has the best chance of dethroning the two-time World Champion Heat?

In the Eastern Conference several teams can be considered in the NBAs top tier.

The Chicago Bulls get the services back of All-Star and former MVP guard Derrick Rose as he returns after a year-and-a-half absence from a torn ACL.

The Brooklyn Nets acquired Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Jason Terry from the Boston Celtics on draft night last June, along with signing of Andrei Kirlenko for the mid-level exception of $3.2 million.

Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov is willing to have a payroll of $102 million this season plus trigger a luxury tax penalty of $87 million in order to have his franchise compete for its first NBA Championship.

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Meridian Splits Matches at Giltner Tourney

Meridians Lady Mustangs volleyball team concluded its regular season last week by splitting a pair of matches at the Giltner Tournament.

The Lady Mustangs opened play with a 13-25, 25-17, 25-15 and 25-19 victory against Red Cloud.

Meridian had a strong night of serving against the Lady Warriors.

As a team, Meridian connected on 95 percent of its serves with a trio of players a perfect 100 percent from behind the service line.

Allison Klipp was 27-27 serving with one ace and Ashli Soukup and Ann Endorf were both 12-12 serving.

Miranda Johnson and Blair Hofstetter led the Lady Mustangs with three aces apiece in the match.

In attacks, Meridian attempted 107 kills and were successful with 33 kills while committing 17 hitting errors.

Hofstetter paced all Meridian attackers with a team-leading 14 kills.

Soukup recorded seven kills, Klipp, five kills, and Kylee Stewart-Dietz had four kills.

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Lady Griffins Net Two Conference Tourney Wins

In its final tune-up prior to sub-district volleyball play, Diller-Odells Lady Griffins spikers recorded a pair of wins in three matches at last weeks Pioneer Conference Volleyball Tournament at the Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer High School.

Diller-Odell got off on the right foot earning a straight sets win Oct. 28 against Lewiston.

The Lady Griffins were victorious by scores of 25-9, 25-16.

As a team, the Lady Griffins accounted for 22 kills against the Lady Tigers.

Josie Vitosh led the way for the Diller-Odell attackers with five kills while Erin Saathoff chalked up four kills.

Kaitlyn Schultis topped all servers for the Lady Griffins with three aces with Madison Jurgens and Delanie Vitosh contributing two aces apiece.

Jurgens dished out 12 set assists on 31-33 setting and Josie Vitosh put up 10 set assists on 20-22 setting.

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Fairbury Closes Out Season With Flare

Photo caption: Rachel Bender, 5, and Shelby Shinn provide a solid defensive wall at the net.

With sub-district play just around the corner, Fairburys Lady Jeffs squad is playing some their best volleyball of the season.

That was the case last Tuesday evening, as the Lady Jeffs swept Falls City in their final home match of the season.

Fairbury took advantage of strong serving, solid passing, and excellent blocking to win by scores of 25-19, 25-20 and 25-23.

This was Fairburys second consecutive three-set home sweep in the past two weeks.

Fairbury was victorious over Crete on Oct. 22.

Serving was a strong suit for the Lady Jeffs as the team recorded 13 aces in the three-set match.

As a team, Fairbury was 74-80 serving for a 92.5 percent clip.

Sidney Pollman and Tiffani Bonsal each had three aces while Shelby Pollman and Josey Zabokrtsky contributed two aces each.

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