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Oct

Happy 93rd Birthday, Richard Meyer

The family of Richard Meyer would like to honor him with a card shower for his 93rd birthday which is October 17th. Cards may be sent to Heritage Care Center, 909 17th Street, Room 112, Fairbury NE 68352 

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MCGRATH - Birth Announcement

Eric and Dana McGrath of Olathe, KS. are the proud parents of a daughter, Rory Elsbeth McGrath. Born on Sept. 25, 2014 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. She weighed 7 lb and 1 ounces. Grandparents are Larry and Lois McGrath of Fairbury, NE, Lisa Merrigan of Bethany MO., and Steve Merrigan of Conception Junction, MO.

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Oct

BRANDT - Birth Announcement

Andrew and Stacy Brandt are proud parents of a son, Axton Steele Brandt born July 14, 2014 at Bryan East in Lincoln, weighing 6 pounds 9 ounces and was 19 ½  inches long. He was welcomed home by his big brothers, Addison and Stryder. Grandparents are Paul and Shari Bachle of Daykin, NE; Connie Brandt and great-grandparent Dorothy Brandt both of Western, NE.

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Oct

Happy 55th Anniversary, Leo and LaVeda Fry

Randall Fry, Bradley Fry and Pamela Rogge want to wish their parents, Leo and LaVeda Fry a Happy 55th Anniversary. Leo and LaVeda were married on October 9, 1959, at Grace Lutheran Church, Fairbury, by Pastor M. M. Matuchka.
Also sending wishes are five granddaughters, three great-granddaughter, and one great-grandson.
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08
Oct

William Stokebrand from DeWitt

Pictured is William Stokebrand from DeWitt, at the Ak-sar-ben 4-H Show in Omaha recently where he earned two purple ribbons, with two Boer goats he bred and raised.  In 4-H, William's personal goal has been to promote a blood line that proves to produce stock which stands square, strong and consistent with the desired traits of the Boer goat. The Ak-sar-ben  4-H Stock Show celebrates the region's heritage, and is open to 4-H members from Colorado, Illinois, Iowa,Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.  Contributed Photo

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Oct

Bvca Partnerships Announces Scholarship Opportunities

 Blue Valley Community Action (BVCA) Partnership is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 “BVCA Partnership Scholarship” and “BVCA Partnership Vocational Scholarship.”
  The “BVCA Partnership Scholarship” will be awarded to individuals planning to attend or currently attending a 4-year college.
  The “BVCA Partnership Vocational Scholarship” will be awarded to individuals planning to attend or currently attending a 2-year college.
  Scholarships will be in the amount of $500 and can be used for tuition, books and fees associated with enrollment.
Wed
08
Oct

New Twist On Seating In The Classroom


Exercise Balls in Classrooms-- Devin Wannamaker and Jason Hughes sit on the newly acquired exercise balls during Mrs. Winters’s science class. Winters said the balls have had a favorable effect on classroom performance. Contributed Photo
Remember what classrooms looked like when you were in school?  Mrs. Emily Winter’s seventh grade science class in Fairbury has made quite a jump by moving out all classroom chairs, in favor of fitness balls.
Research studies show that movement in the classroom improves mental focus, memory, and cognitive flexibility, all of which improve academic success, according to Winters.  
“In addition to the academic and health benefits, the new fitness balls also help our growing number of students in the classroom with ADHD as it provides a positive outlet to release energy,” she said.
 “The first day we used the balls I thought I had lost my mind,” Winters said.  “But once the newness wore off the positive effects of using the balls came through.”
 “I like that I can move more in class,” said 7th grader Hektor Kuzelka. Classmate Rileagh Meyers adds, “It’s more comfortable and helps me concentrate more.”
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Oct

Oct. 8, 2014


Rock Island Train Wreck of 1918 Contributed Photo
120 Years Ago 1894
The Jefferson County Journal 
 
William J. Bryan spoke to an audience of about 2,000 in Fairbury on the courthouse square. He was escorted by friends in a carriage parade from the depot to the Merchants Hotel, led by the band. He also spoke at the high school, drawing some local residents who visited the school for the first time. His appearance was followed by that of Thurston, with Republicans planning an even larger parade.
Fire destroyed the “old St. J. & G.I. Depot” and badly damaged the “old Ziegler Hotel building” on the north side of the square where Emahizer & Spenburg’s meat market was located, and also damaged the adjoining A.C. Laufer’s tailor shop. Editor C.Q. DeFrance of The Journal hoped a brick building would replace the hotel.
 
110 Years Ago 1904
The Jefferson County Journal 
 
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Oct

Diller Odell Homecoming Royalty


DILLER-ODELL HOMECOMING ROYALTY CAMILLE HENNERBERG AND STETSON MEYER were crowned queen and king Sept. 26th after the football game versus Pawnee City. Hennerberg is the daughter of Brian Hennerberg and Rondalin and Brett Wells. Meyer is the son of Shane and Alesha Meyer. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
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Oct

Penalties, Turnovers Doom Griffins In Loss At BDS

In a matchup of Class D-1 state-rated football teams, Diller-Odell’s offense was disrupted by first half penalties and crucial turnovers which proved costly in a 34-0 road loss Friday at Bruning.
The game matched the Griffins and the BDS Eagles each undefeated at 4-0 and 1-0 in D1-4 District play.
Both squads entered the game with a scoring average of 61.5 points per game.
Bruning-Davenport-Shickley’s quarterback Grant Norder had an excellent game rushing for 130 yards, while throwing for 181 yards.
Norder hooked up with Chris Rohr for the Eagles’ first score on a 32-yard touchdown pass in the opening quarter.
Norder scored the Eagles’ second touchdown of the first quarter on a 60-yard run. The two-point run was unsuccessful leaving BDS with a 12-0 lead after one quarter.
BDS scored the lone points of the second quarter off a 58-yard scoring strike from Norder to Riley Tegtmeier.

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