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Sep

Lakeview’s Quick Offense Creates Problems For Fairbury

An athletic Columbus Lakeview volleyball team used its up-tempo offense to defeat Fairbury in three sets last Tuesday night in the Lady Jeffs’ home opener.
The Lady ViQueens were victorious by scores of 25-11, 25-19, 25-8.
Fairbury Lady Jeffs head coach Ryan Evans felt Lakeview’s quick up-tempo offense gave the Lady Jeffs trouble throughout the match.
“They run a very quick offense which caused us a lot of problems. With their quick and up-tempo offense they took us out of system,” Evans remarked.
“We were unable to get our blocks up at the net. Plus when we dug the ball we were already out of system. You can only dodge the bullet so many times before the point is scored,” Evans said.
Wed
24
Sep

Fairbury Spikers Go 1-2 In Own Invite


FAIRBURY SENIOR TIFFANI BONSAL No. 14, leaps at the net to tip the volleyball over the net past Falls City’s Libby Bauman’s block attempt in Saturday’s second pool play match of the Fairbury Volleyball Invitational. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
Fairbury’s Lady Jeffs volleyball team had a promising start in their six-team Fairbury Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, but couldn’t maintain their momentum and finished fifth place overall with a record of 1-2.
In its opening pool play match, Fairbury came up short against David City.
The Lady Scouts won the match by scores of 25-18, 19-25, 27-25.
Late in the first set, Fairbury was within three points, 21-18, however David City closed out the set scoring the last seven points, including an ace serve by Dahila Vodicka for the 25th point.
Fairbury jumped out to a 3-0 lead to begin the second set taking advantage of two David City hitting errors and a kill by Shelby Pollman.
David City fought back tying the score at 5, before a kill from Shelby Pollman and an ace serve by Shelby Shinn put Fairbury ahead by two points.
Wed
24
Sep

Mustangs Rolls Over Lewiston, 84-0

The tone was set early, as Meridian delivered a knockout punch to Lewiston.
Once the Mustangs got their offense in high gear, Lewiston had no answer.
Meridian steamrolled its way Friday night to an 84-0 road win against Lewiston.
“It was one of those deals where we played well, and Lewiston has been struggling. Our goys played hard and did some good things on offense, especially running the football,” Mustangs coach Clint Jones said.
Meridian erupted for 41 first quarter points and tacked on 35 second quarter points to leave the field at half with a commanding, 76-0 lead.
With a running clock in the second half due to the lead being greater than 35 points, Meridian scored eight fourth quarter points to conclude its offensive uprising.
Wed
24
Sep

Fairbury Posts 1-2 Mark At Falls City Tournament

Fairbury came away from the Sept. 13th Falls City Softball Tournament earning its second win of the season.
The Lady Jeffs began tournament play losing, 11-0 in 3 ½ innings to Falls City.
After limiting Fairbury to one baserunner in the top of the first inning, Falls City’s offense struck for four runs in the bottom of the first.
Fairbury was set down in order in the top of the second inning.
Ten batters came to the plate in the bottom of the second for the Lady Tigers, scoring seven runs advancing their lead to 11-0.
In the following two innings, Fairbury had just one batter reach base off a hit.
Emily Burkley had a double and a single to account for Fairbury’s hits in the game.
A second inning 1-0 lead by Fairbury went by the wayside in its second contest of the day, as the Lady Jeffs came up short to Conestoga, 11-6.
Wed
24
Sep

Meridian Repeats As MUDECAS Class B Champions


MUDECAS B DIVISION CHAMPIONS Meridian won its second straight MUDECAS B Division Volleyball Championship last Thursday evening defeating Palmyra in straight sets on the court at the Truman Center on the campus of SCC-Beatrice. Team members include seated (l-r) Kylee Stewart-Dietz, Mikayla Schafer, Blair Hofstetter, Ann Endorf, Ashli Soukup, and Josiee Sobotka, student manager. Kneeling (l-r) Jaicee Sobotka, Hailey Schafer, Erin Johnson, Rylee Pieper, Bridgette Jackson, McKehna Bartels, and Allison Klipp. Standing (l-r) Brynn Holtmeier, student manager, Bob VanWesten, head coach, Alexis Kibbon, assistant coach, and Halle Pribyl, student manager. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
Winning championships is sweet just ask the Meridian Lady Mustangs volleyball team.
After starting slow in the first set, Meridian got its offense rolling which led to a straight sets, 25-21, 25-13 win against Palmyra in the MUDECAS B Division Championship match played last Thursday evening at SCC-Beatrice’s Truman Center.
This is the second straight MUDECAS Class B Division title for Meridian, as the Lady Mustangs defeated HTRS last year in three sets.
The first set didn’t begin well for Meridian, as once beaten Palmyra raced out to a 5-1 lead.
Meridian regained the lead at 6-5 on a 5-0 run capped off by a block from Blair Hofstetter.
The Lady Panthers put together a 5-0 run capitalizing off four Lady Mustang hitting errors and a kill from Mariah Calfee for a 12-7 advantage.
Palmyra could not shake Meridian as the two squads continued to battle back and forth at the net.
Wed
24
Sep

Sept. 24, 2014


West Ward School in Fairbury. Library Hour 1915-1916. Contributed Photo
120 Years Ago
1894
The Jefferson County Journal 
 
A.M. Tunnell, longtime Fairbury hardware merchant, died. Choir leader at the Methodist Church, he also did considerable singing in his store.
Members of the Christian Church decided to continue their services in the Steele Hall until their new church edifice should be ready for dedication in November.
 
110 Years Ago
1904
The Jefferson County Journal 
 
The new Steele Opera House was completed. It had a seating capacity of 900. It’s the present Barber Furniture building.
Honor pupils in District No. 24 (seven miles north and two west of Fairbury), taught by Katharine Lambart, were Cordelia, Fern and Hester Helvey, Ella Howard, Fredrick Hathaway, Cressy Lakey, Raymond Moore, Fred Olson, Raymond Shaw and Anna and Edward Zimmerman.
Wed
24
Sep

Emergency Equipment Awarded to Area Responders


JEFFERSON COUNTY RESPONDERS--Pictured above are Matt Schultz with Jefferson County Sherrif’s Dept, Chad Sprunk, Fairbury Chief of Police, Joe Grubbs, Manager of Ambulance District #33, Mark Meints with Nebraska Department of Roads and John McKee, Emergency Manager. Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky/Fairbury Journal News
Several first responders in the Jefferson County area attended the National Traffic Incident Management Responder Course.  The purpose of the class was to provide information and lifesaving tips when handling emergency scenes.  Each department that had members attend and complete the course earned $700 worth of equipment.
Equipment that was sent from the Nebraska Department of Roads include a  warning sign that there is an accident ahead, six safety vests, and six collapsible cones.  Agencies that participated in the training include emergency management, Fairbury Police Department, Ambulance District #33, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Fairbury City Fire, Fairbury Rural Fire, Diller Fire and Rescue and Plymouth Fire and Rescue.
 
Wed
24
Sep

I Can’t Take My Husband Anywhere

Shortly after Michael and I began dating I discovered that he has friends all over the place. It is rare that we can go anywhere where someone doesn’t recognize him and stop to chat. I’ll never forget the day we went to the Nebraska State Fair and we couldn’t walk 100 yards without someone stopping him and chatting. I started to get mad and eventually walked away so I could actually see the fair before closing time.
So I shouldn’t have been surprised when Michael and I took a little vacation all the way to the Bahamas last week and the first person we ran into is a friend of Michael’s.
We had arrived at our hotel in the Bahamas and were collecting our bags when a doorman walked over to Michael and said, “Do I know you?”
Wed
24
Sep

Letter To The Editor

Editor:
I am sending this in regard to a situation that has taken place within the past few weeks that just chapped my backside. 
I have placed a few political signs on a few properties of which I own, those for support of Mrs. Laura Ebke for State Legislature. One afternoon I received a phone call from an individual who stated that he witnessed someone walk up on my property and take the sign and get into a vehicle and go a block away and place a sign in a yard for Hardenburger who is Laura Ebke’s opponent. 
While spending time with this gentleman who witnessed this action another person drove up and told me that they saw the same situation take place at another property I have up the street, the same culprit taking a sign from my property and placing a Hardenburger sign in another yard. Really?
Wed
24
Sep

I’m Happy People Want To Read The Journal-News But...

 There is the making of a great novel in here somewhere.
 A corporation manufactures a sought after product that people regularly clamor to get. But somewhere between delivery and payment, the product disappears without a trace. There are no suspects. No clues. No witnesses.
 What’s happened? Were international secrets stolen? A large stock swindle on Wall Street? Maybe an arms cartel absconded with the latest military technology.
   Nope. None of these.
 Copies of the Fairbury Journal-News are regularly being stolen without payment. That’s right....the local newspaper, the weekly wipe, small-town news, the rant & rag. This newspaper.

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