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Oct

Fairbury Runners Compete At UNK

A small group of runners for Fairbury competed Sept. 29th at the UNK Cross Country Invite held on the Kearney Country Club golf course.
The Lady Jeffs placed 10th out of 24 teams in Class C with a team score of 169 points.
Sidney won the Class C team title recording a score of 38 points.
No Fairbury runners placed in the top 20 in their respective races to earn a medal.
Sophomore Lilibeth Estrada was Fairbury’s top runner placing 34th out of 133 runners in the 5k run posting a time of 23:12.00.
Shaye Stall finished 35th at 23:13.90, Hannah Yantz was 49th in a time of 23:51.70, and MaKayla Fletcher finished 100th with a time of 27:31.70.
On the boys side, the Jeffs placed 20th out of 24 teams in Class C field amassing a team score of 338 points.
Columbus Scotus claimed the Class C team championship with a score of 58 points.
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08
Oct

Second Half Interception Sparks Fairburys’ Uprising In 53-6 Win Over Lincoln Lutheran

In most one-sided football games one play can be noted as the key turning point.
That was the case Friday night, as the Jeffs held a slim 13-6 halftime lead on the road at Lincoln Lutheran.
Senior defensive back Nate Klaumann sparked the Jeffs to a 53-6 win over the Warriors by returning an interception 98 yards for a touchdown early in the third quarter.
That play set the tone for the remainder of the game, as Fairbury struck for 40 second half points enroute to evening its overall record at 3-3 and its district mark at 1-1.
“We thought going into this game, that we were pretty evenly matched with Lincoln Lutheran. That proved to be true through what was a great first half with us taking the lead late in the second quarter,” Fairbury Jeffs football coach Derek Garfield said.
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08
Oct

Meridian Homecoming Court


MERIDIAN HOMECOMING COURT--From L to R, Back Row: Lupe Dimas, Brandon Jackson, Ty Brakhage, and Ricky Nuñez. Front Row: Mikayla Shafer, Kaylen Stewart-Dietz, Kylee Stewart-Dietz, and Ann Endorf. Contributed Photo
Wed
08
Oct

Fairbury Places Sixth At Crete Invite

It was a busy weekend on the diamond for the Fairbury/Thayer Central Lady Jeffs softball team.
The Lady Jeffs faced some solid competition in last Saturday’s eight-team Crete Invitational finishing in sixth place with a record of 1-2.
In their opener, the Lady Jeffs fell to Hastings, 13-0 in four innings.
The (19-8) Lady Tigers pushed across four first inning runs and never looked back.
Collecting hits for the Lady Jeffs were Marah Shumard, single, and Macy Ohlde, singled.
Fairbury/Thayer Central rebounded in its second contest defeating Centennial, 8-4.
After a slow start against the Lady Broncos, Fairbury/Thayer Central’s offense produced four runs in the fifth inning, and tallied a pair of sixth inning runs to seal the win.
Wed
08
Oct

Earl Edmond Schmidt

Earl Edmond Schmidt, the son of Emil and Elsie (Leavitt) Schmidt, was born at the family farm near Daykin, NE. on November 9, 1923. He died at Fairbury on October 2, 2014 at the age of 90.
He attended District 24 through his 8th grade, Helvey School until 10th and graduated from Fairbury High School in 1941. 
He married Ruth. E. Zabel on March 10, 1946 and they lived and farmed at his birthplace until November of 2008, when they moved to Fairbury.
Earl and Ruth were blessed with five children: Connie (who died in an accident in 1954), Eugene, Larry, Douglas and Roger. He was a member of the Helvey United Methodist Church until it closed in 1986. In 1987, he joined the Fairbury First Christian Church. 
He was a dedicated farmer and deeply appreciated the many hours of help provided by his sons and grandsons. 
Wed
08
Oct

Tri County Homecoming


TRI COUNTY HOMECOMING ROYALTY RILEY ENSZ AND JUSTIN EPP were chosen king and queen after last Friday night’s home game versus Shelby-Rising City. Ensz is the daughter of J’Nan and John Ensz. Epp is the son of Judy and Rodney Epp. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
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08
Oct

Explosion In Second Half Powers Trojans To Decisive Homecoming Win


TRI COUNTY SENIOR QUARTERBACK WYATT KOWALSKI, No. 14, fights to break free from Shelby-Rising City Raul Zuniga’s tackle on a first quarter carry in Friday’s homecoming game. Kowalski rushed for two touchdowns and threw scoring passes in Tri County’s 46-14 win. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
For almost 24 minutes in the second half Tri County could do little wrong on either side of the ball.
After going over a month without a win on the gridiron, Tri County put an end to a four-game losing streak blasting Shelby-Rising City, 46-14 in its homecoming game played on Trojan Field last Friday night.
Tri County’s offense played one of its best games of the season racing out to a 19-0 first quarter lead.
The Trojans first touchdown was scored on a 15-yard touchdown pass from Wyatt Kowalski to Carson Hicks with 8:15 on the clock.
Sophomore running back Colby Ensz tallied Tri County’s second touchdown of the first quarter on a one-yard run.
A three-play drive by the Trojans with 2:30 left in the opening quarter resulted in a 10-yard run by Kowalski.
Shelby-Rising City winless on the season dictated play in the second quarter.
Wed
08
Oct

Robert Lee Scherbarth

Robert Lee Scherbarth, 55, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014 at his home.      
Robert was born March 12, 1959 in Fairbury, NE. to Ted & Mary (Ahl) Scherbarth.  He graduated from Fairbury High School.  He grew up in Fairbury and moved to Hastings in 1982 to manage the Hastings location of the family business, Scherbarth Inc.  He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Southern Hills Golf Course and Knights of Pythias, past member of Hastings Optimist Club and Hastings Saddle Club.  Robert was a kind, warm, generous and caring man who loved his grandkids very much and was a friend to everyone.  He loved to travel and golf. 
Robert was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Scherbarth and granddaughter, Ellie Scherbarth.      
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08
Oct

Patricia Ann Rader

Patricia Ann Rader passed away on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury, NE. She was born on February 5, 1932 in Montgomery, Alabama to Glen and Alonzo Jackson.
Pat is survived by her children; son, Jon Mosley and partner, Paul Houlihan of Boston, MA; daughter Jenny and husband, Joe Buckley of Logan, IA; daughter, Karen Silvernale and partner, Lee McKinnon of Bellingham, WA; son, Barry Mosley and wife, Joanne of Lincoln, NE.; daughter, Kim Skeens and partner, Kent Higel of Fairbury; and step-children, Robin (Rader) Sassman and Russ Rader. Along with 7 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren.
She was a loving mother and dear friend to many. She loved her family, the sunshine, flowers, Nebraska football and her cherished cats.
A private family service will be held at a later date. Harman-Wright Mortuary, Beatrice . 
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08
Oct

Oct. 8, 2014

Police Report 
Sept. 24: Report of an assault near Jefferson School. 
Sept. 25: Report of a missing person in the 900 block of G Street. The person was located. 
Sept. 27: Report of an alarm in the 500 block of C Street. 
Sept. 27: Betty M. McMullen, of Fairbury, was driving a 2001 Buick west in the 200 block of West 3rd Street when she was watching a cat that had run onto the road and collided with a parked 2002 GMC owned by Gary W. Erks, of Beatrice. Damages to McMullen's vehicle were estimated at $2,000. Damages to Erks' vehicle were estimated at $2,500. 
Sept. 28: Report of phone harassment in the 100 block of West 3rd Street. 
Sept. 28: Report of theft of services in the 1300 block of D Street. 
Sept. 28: Report of a disturbance in the 900 block of 4th Street. 
Sept. 28: Report of a stolen three-wheeler in the 900 block of Maple Street. 

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