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Wed
15
Apr

Plow Day In Jefferson County


On Sunday local farmers got together for a Plow Day. There were tractors with pull behind plows, blacksmiths, and small engines. They plowed 32 acres. Kenneth Dodge said "We are out here to have some fun after our machines have sat in the sheds all winter." The event started around 12:30 p.m. and ended around 4 p.m. across from Roode’s Feedlot outside of Fairbury off of Hwy. 8. (Photos by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News)
Wed
15
Apr

Tree Voucher program

Tree Voucher program
 
The city of Fairbury is offering a Tree Voucher program to property owners that can pay for 50% of trees planted on private property adjacent to streets in the city limits, up to $100 per tree.  This is offered on a first come first serve basis until Arbor Day, April 24th, 2015.  Call the Public works department at 402-729-5261 or stop into the city offices for more information.
Wed
15
Apr

Fairbury Track Teams Place 11th, 12th At Waverly Invite

Both Fairbury track and field squads were not at full force last Friday due to other school functions during the week.
As a result, the Lady Jeffs and Jeffs finished 11th and 12th in their respective team races at the Waverly Invite.
The 12-team invite bolstered teams from Class A to Class C.
On the girls side, the Lady Jeffs placed in three events to account for 13 team points.
Class A Lincoln Pius X was the girls team champion with 166 points, while Waverly was runner-up scoring 106.50 points.
Sophomore Mary Lawrence had the top individual finish for Fairbury placing fourth in the discus with an effort of 97’5”. 
Freshman Destini Warnke earned seventh place in the discus with a mark of 83’9”.
One team point was scored by freshman Emily Burkley finishing eighth in the 800-meter run in a time of 2:44.14.
Wed
15
Apr

Fairbury Trap Takes First, Second at Nebraska City Trap Meet


On April 11, 2015 at Otoe County Wildlife Club, Nebraska City Trap Meet Sr. High medal winners. Scylar Roop 49/50 1st place handicap individual from 18 yards, Tyler Heidemann 43/50 2nd place 24-25 yard handicap. (Contributed Photo)
Sr. High scores
Nathaniel Stapaules  84/100
Brock Barton 78/100
Jacob Maschmann  78/100
Marshall Nichelson  83/100
Tyler Heidemann 90/100
Mark Kroeker 79/100
Logan Kunc 85/100
Tyler DeBoer 84/100
Scylar Roop 83/100
Lathan Block 75/100
Tyler Bray 71/100
Christian Lufkin 78/100
Colton Fangmeier 73/100
Chloe Brooks 72/100
Michael Lewis 72/100
Savannah Brockman  76/100
Autumn Deepe 67/100
Reed Williams 77/100
 
Jr. High Results
John Kerwood 45/50
Joe Melcher 40/50
Riley Stewart 40/50
Wed
15
Apr

Tri County Track Teams Fourth At Thunderbird Invite

Both Tri County track and field teams put together strong efforts at last Tuesday’s 11-team Thunderbird Invitational held on the Johnson County Central High School track in Tecumseh.
As a result, the Trojans and Lady Trojans earned fourth place finishes in their respective team races.
The Trojans placed in 11 events, including four first place finishes to tally 65 points.
Lincoln Lutheran was the team champion with 126 points, while Falls City Sacred Heart placed second racking up 76.50 points.
Senior Wyatt Kowalski won a pair of gold medals by finishing first in both the 1600 and 3200-meter runs with times of 5:03.60 and 10:52.62.
Junior Shane Jiskra swept both weight events winning the shotput with a mark of 49’11”, and he took the top spot in the discus with a throw of 122’10 1/2”.
Wed
15
Apr

FHS Junior High Track Squads Dominate At Thayer Central Invite

It was a total team effort by both squads, as Fairbury’s junior high boys and girls track and field teams won their respective team titles at last Tuesday’s Thayer Cental Invite held on the Randall Smith track in Hebron.
Fairbury’s junior high girls team chalked up 115.50 points to win the 11-team invite with Superior runner-up with 90.50 points.
First place performers were Mikasa Lierman winning the high jump, 4’4”, the 1200-meter run at 4:21.86, and the 800-meter run in 2:44.62, and Sara Huss with a time of 52.76 in the 300-meter low hurdles.
Registering second place finishes were Jessa Eden, shot put, 30’0”, Cora DeBoer, 100, 14.34, Jaelle Johnson, high jump, 4’2.01”, and Lierman, 400-meter dash in 1:08.37.
Huss picked up a third place finish in the high jump with an effort of 4’2”, while Eden was third in the discus with a throw of 75’10”.
Wed
15
Apr

PIONEER CONFERENCE SELECTIONS


PIONEER CONFERENCE SELECTIONS Six Diller-Odell basketball players were named by coaches to the Pioneer Conference basketball teams. Nominees were: seated (l-r) Josie Vitosh, third team, Madison Jurgens, second team, and Madison Hajek, honorable mention. Standing (l-r) Ely Hroch, second team, Austin Vitosh, third team, and Bladen Ahl, honorable mention. (Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News)
Wed
15
Apr

CENTRAL CONFERENCE RECIPIENTS


CENTRAL CONFERENCE RECIPIENTS Three Fairbury basketball players were chosen by coaches to the Central Conference East Division basketball teams. Seated (l-r) Shelby Pollman, first team, Dalton Hinrichs, second team, and Sidney Pollman, first team. (Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News)
Wed
15
Apr

FHS Golfers Step Up Their Play On Firethorn Course

Facing a challenging course along with a strong field of teams, Fairbury’s varsity golf team came away with a seventh place finish in last Monday’s 17-team Pius X Invite played on the Firethorn golf course in Lincoln.
As a team, Fairbury shot a score of 348 on a very demanding and difficult golf course.
Elkhorn South was the team champion on the day firing a score of 320, seven shots ahead of Beatrice and Omaha Skutt Catholic with scores of 327.
Junior Nick Christiansen was the lone medalist for the Jeffs placing eighth individually carding an 18-hole score of 79.
Rounding out the scores for Fairbury were Justin Peterson, 89, Zach Reikofski, 89, Spencer Feldkamp, 91, and Dalton Hinrichs with a 95.
Fairbury Jeffs head golf coach Jed Martin was pleased with the score shot by the team on a demanding course.
Wed
15
Apr

Diller-Odell, Meridian Compete At Cold, Windy Mustang Invite

Chilly winds, and persistent drizzle made for a less than ideal day for track and field athletes to compete at last Wednesday’s Meridian Mustang Invite held on the Friend High School track.
Drizzly and windy conditions lasted through the invite making it more challenging to run, throw, and jump in each event.
Points were tough to come by for Meridian, as the Lady Mustangs and Mustangs both finished in ninth place in their respective team races each scoring 24 points.
Giltner won the girls team championship in the 11-team invite racking up 94 points, while Hampton was second with 74 points.
McCool Junction claimed the team title for the boys with 95 points with High Plains runner-up scoring 89 points.
The top finish in the meet for the Lady Mustangs was their 400-meter relay placing second behind Giltner in a time of 55.90.

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