Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:58pm
With its cross country season heading into the home stretch, Tri County hosted the Southern Nebraska Conference Cross Country Meet Oct. 9 which was run on the course at the Homestead National Monument near Beatrice.
For the Trojans, freshman Ethan Paxton placed 37th out of 45 runners in the 5k race in a time of 22:43.7, and senior William Stokebrand finished 39th with a time 23:56.9.
Ty Masco of Milford was the conference champion for the boys posting a time of 17:02.4.
Milford won the conference championship with a score of 24 points with Fillmore Central runner-up with a total of 32 points.
On the girls side, Wilber-Clatonia claimed the conference title with a score of 24 points.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:56pm
FAIRBURY SENIOR CONNOR LIVINGSTON, No.53, dives to try and make a tackle on a Wilber-Clatonia ball carrier Friday night in the Jeffs’ home game versus the Wolverines. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News
Not playing mistake-free football hampered Fairbury Friday night in its home contest against Class C-1 state-rated Wilber-Clatonia.
The Jeffs were able to move the ball, however penalties and tunrovers disrupted any type of consistency on offense, which allowed Wilber-Clatonia to come away with a 42-7 win.
Wilber-Clatonia improves to 7-0 on the season, and 3-0 in the C1-5 District.
Fairbury drops to 3-4 on the year, while its record in district play stands at 1-2.
The Wolverines gained 520 yards of total offense with 457 yards picked up rushing on its way to scoring six touchdowns, while Fairbury manufactured 170 yards of offense, including 131 yards through the air.
Fairbury’s lone touchdown was scored in the fourth quarter on a seven-yard pass from Dalton Hinrichs to Brent Hirsch.
Submitted by Trevor Gill on Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:54pm
My four year old has given me quite a few good laughs in the past few weeks. He is finally at the age where he is able to articulate things as he sees them, which is often quite funny. Rarely does a day go by that he doesn’t share some piece of wisdom that makes me smile or laugh. I have started writing down my favorites.
A couple weeks ago the boys were riding with me in the pickup as I drove the pickup and empty stock trailer a few miles down the road to meet up with Michael at a pasture. The dirt roads are quite bumpy and there are a variety of washout spots. The empty stock trailer bounced along behind me and inspired my favorite bit of wisdom from Kane that day:
“Be careful, Mommy, we don’t want the trailer to come unhooked from the pickup,” he said.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:53pm
Jansen Woman Says Ebke Misses Mark
On Health Care
Don’t you think we as voters should be more concerned aout the issues than who is stealing each others signs?
I think both of our candidates, Laura Ebke and Phil Hardenburger have better things to do and neither would stoop so low.
I don’t understand why Laura Ebke is opposed to the Obamacare exchange? The affordable health care exchange allows people without health insurance to shop for private or cooperative health insurance but also helps them determine if they qualify for a health care subsidy.
It is not government health care. Government health care medicare or medicaid, is available only to those 65 or over, or the very poor. We should support the health care exchange for all Nebraskans needing healthcare. Be an informed citizen before you vote.