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Tri County Drops Two Tournament Games

Turnovers and single digit scoring in six of eight quarters proved costly for the Tri County Lady Trojans in a pair of losses at the Wilber-Clatonia Holiday Basketball Tournament Dec. 27-28.

In its opener on Friday, the Lady Trojans shot over 50 percent from the field but were handcuffed with over 40 turnovers in their 52-27 loss to Southern.

Southern raced out to a 19-2 first quarter lead and were never threatened the rest of the game.

Tri County had its best quarter of the game in the second tallying 12 points closing the deficit to 28-14 at half.

The Lady Raiders continued to force Tri County into turnovers in the second half limiting the Lady Trojans offense to just 13 points.

Southerns offense continued to click racking up 24 points including a 15-point third quarter.

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Mustangs Place Sixth At Fillmore Central

Taking to the mats for first time in nearly two weeks, Meridians wrestling team finished sixth out of 17 squads on Jan. 3 at the Fillmore Central Holiday Wrestling Tournament.

The Mustangs had eight wrestlers score points and earn medals in their respective weight classes as the team amassed 94 points.

York won the team title racking up 212.50 points with Southern Valley runner-up with 160.50 points.

Second place medalists for Meridian were Brandon Jackson, 170 pounds, and Riley Noel, 182 pounds.

Jackson went 4-1 in his matches losing in the championship match by decision 3-1 to Palmers Kordell Glause.

Brandon picked up wins by pins over Superiors Logan Christiancy and Hastings St. Cecilias Aaron Gonzalez, and won by decision, 7-1 over Yorks Ethan Cradick, while earning a major decision win, 14-0 over Elm Creeks Isaac Cure in the championship bracket.

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Nebraska Shows Poise in Gator Bowl Win

What a great way to begin a new year.

After an up-and-down season, Nebraska made a key statement by outplaying Southeastern Conference foe, Georgia to win the Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl played before a half-filled EverBank Field crowd Jan. 1 in Jacksonville, Fla.

Nebraskas maligned defense showed guts in a tension-filled fourth quarter to persevere a 24-19 win over the 23rd rated Bulldogs.

The Big Reds victory was their first bowl win since defeating Arizona 33-0 in the Holiday Bowl played Dec. 30, 2009 in San Diego, Calif.

It wasnt a great day to play football as rain fell for all four quarters making the field slick and torn up in places.

The key play of the contest came with Nebraska leading, 17-12 with under five minutes on the clock in the third quarter.

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Winners Advance In Elks Hoop Shoot

Photo caption: Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-NewsELKS HOOP SHOOT GIRLS WINNERSLocal winners in the Elks Hoop Shoot held Dec. 28 were front (l-r), Kennedy DeBoer, second ages 12-13, Teagan Bade, first ages 10-11, and Addison Heidemann, second ages 10-11. Back (l-r), Karli Heidemann, first ages 8-9, Lindsey Thiele, first ages 12-13, and Eliza Kroeker, second ages 8-9. Photos by Jim Phelps

Twenty eight participants competed in the 2013-2014 Elks Hoop Shoot held Dec. 28 at the Fairbury Jr.-Sr. High gymnasium.

First place winners in each age division advance to the District Elks Hoop Shoot held Jan. 25 in Lincoln.

First and second place winners in the boys ages 8-9 division were Jax Biehl, 16x25, and Auggie Judd, 13x25.

First and second place winners for the boys ages 10-11 division were Quin Zabokrtsky, 18x25, and Ethan Knust, 12x25.

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FJN Top Sports Stories For 2013

With the holidays over and a New Year unfolding, it is time to look back at some of the top local sports stories of 2013.

Three High School Wrestlers Medal at State

Fairbury seniors Dylan Knigge and Joshua Moody competing in the NSAA State Wrestling Championships held at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha brought home medallions last February in their respective weight classes.

Knigge competing in the Class B 160-pound weight class turned in a record of 3-2 en route to earning the fifth place medal.

For Knigge winning a state medal was something quite special.

Im very pleased to have earned a state medal. My dad is happy and so is my grandfather. It means a lot to them and to me, Knigge said. It felt great to have that medal around my neck on the awards stand.

Moody became a two-time state medalist for the Jeffs by placing sixth in the Class B 126-pound weight class with a record of 3-3.

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Chamber Elects New Board Members

The Fairbury Chamber of Commerce new board of directors for 2014 are Tiffany Pfaff, president, Justin Schultis, vice president, Brooke Schwab, treasurer, and board members Jill Davis, Sara Forsgren, Beth Weishahn, Kim Swanda, Ryan Stapaules and Tyler Rosener.

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New Year Brings Chance for Change

The New Year has ushered in a wave of resolutions. Many people are determined to change certain aspects of their lives. The main hurdle they face is the ability to stick with the process of making those changes that will improve the quality of life.

Losing weight is at the top of the list of resolutions that people make.

Kenny Krause has made this his goal for 2014.

Im going to try to lose some weight for the first time in my life. Ive never had a weight problem and now I think Ive reached the point where I need to lose weight. Its something new for me, said Krause.

However, some people shy away from the traditional resolutions and focus on other aspects of life. April Shadduck has made it her goal to publish another book.

I want to keep following my dream and publish another book, said Shadduck. Ive got two books out now. Im working on the third one in the series now.

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Cub Scout Pack 303 Pinewood Derby

Photo caption: Pinewood Derby winners Kason Hauschel, Jacob Nippert, Chayton Diller

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New Virus in Dogs Could Be Deadly

Dog owners have been alerted to a new virus, canine circovirus with the warning that it could be deadly. Additional information advises owners that this alert may be overstated.

Initially it was stated the canine circovirus was the culprit that has been the cause of dog deaths in California, Ohio and Michigan. Further investigation has yielded different information that could put dog owners mind at ease.

Canine Circovirus was first discovered in June of 2012 during routine screening of dog fecal samplings for new viruses. In April 2013 a dog was presented at University of California Davis School of Veterinary with symptoms of vomiting with blood and diarrhea. The data suggested that this new virus either alone with additional types of infection was a contributing factor to the dogs death. It was not determined that it was the only factor. Later testing revealed that 2.9 percent of 204 dogs tested that were healthy also had the canine circovirus.

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Fry Arrested by Fairbury PD

Emily A. Fry, 40 of Fairbury, was arrested on Jan. 7 on a Jefferson County Warrant.

At 3:25 p.m. on Jan. 7, the Fairbury Police Department responded to 1009 Lindell Street to execute a misdemeanor arrest warrant on Emily A. Fry.

When officers arrived, they attempted to get Fry to answer the door but when she looked out and noticed the officers, she allegedly locked all the doors and barricaded herself in the residence.

Officers spent the next 45 minutes trying to get Fry to come out of the residence and give herself up but she refused to cooperate, according to police.

Officers were able to get ahold of a key to the residence and officers gained entry into the house and found Fry hiding underneath a sink in the bathroom.

Fry refused to come out from under the sink so officers had to force her out. She was then taken into custody without incident.

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