Submitted by Fred Arnold on Tue, 02/03/2015 - 2:38pm
Trenton Slama, age 18 of Fairbury is under arrest in the Saline County Jail in Wilber in connection with a rash of area burglaries.
According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office they were notified on Sunday by law enforcement officials in Wilber that Slama was under arrest in connection with a burglary in Saline County. In a news release issued by Jefferson County Sheriff Nels Sorensen Slama is believed to be the suspect for three burglaries that have occurred in rural Jefferson County.
Over the past several days county law enforcement has responded to burglary calls at The Field Sports Bar in Diller, the Daykin Pub and Jansen Coop.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:52pm
KGMT Radio Station located at the corner of Hwy. 8 and Roode’s Feedlot. Seated behind his desk is Don Trimm in 1968. Contributed photo/more like these in the Fairbury Pictorial Book. To purchase a book call Fairbury Journal-News, 402-729-6141.
120 YEARS AGO, 1895
The Jefferson County Journal
Bob Hacker had put up over 3,500 tons of ice at Fairbury, in addition to hauling mail.
Jim Crawford was the first drayman to get to the fire hall and pull the hose cart after a fire alarm. Due to a mixed-up alarm, he hauled the cart all over town before it was discovered the fire was already out. The Journal doesn’t say whether he collected the $1 fee.
On a week’s hunting trip to Colorado were L.W. Goodrich, John Heidelk, John Heasty and Fred Ridder, looking for deer and bear.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:48pm
Dorchester used an 8-5 scoring advantage in overtime to slip past Meridian, 56-53 on Saturday in first-round play in the Crossroads Conference Boys Basketball Tournament held at the York City Auditorium.
The Longhorns held a 33-19 lead on Meridian at half only to have the Mustangs rally outscoring Dorchester, 29-15 in the second half.
Jake VanWesten hit a game-tying basket for Meridian with seven seconds left in regulation sending the game to overtime tied at 48.
In the four-minute overtime, Dorchester was able to claim the victory relying on the scoring of Anthony Cordova and Tim Havlat to seal the win.
Meridian (2-15) was paced in scoring by Ty Brakhage with 15 points, Michael Groves and VanWesten, 10 points each, Cesar Nunez, nine points, Dylan Brown, five points, and Tyler Nolte chalked up four points.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:47pm
In a game where both teams played hard and gave everything they had, Sutton senior Delaney Lemkau drained a last-second game-winning basket lifting the Class C-2 state-rated Lady Fillies to a 44-42 win over Fairbury played Thursday night on the Lady Jeffs’ home floor.
The Lady Jeffs built a 14-6 lead on Sutton after one quarter, sparked by by the scoring of Tiffani Bonsal, Shelby Pollman, and Josey Zabokrtsky each with three points.
In a back-and-forth second quarter, Sutton scored the last five points to seize a 20-18 lead at half.
Midway through the third quarter, Fairbury took its largest lead of 28-24 behind two free throws by Halle Knigge and a two-point hoop from Sidney Pollman.
Advancing to the fourth quarter, Fairbury maintained a 30-28 advantage.
The fourth quarter featured seven lead changes and four ties with final deadlock at 42-all with 1:31 left in the game.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:47pm
FAIRBURY SENIOR SIDNEY POLLMAN, No. 32, releases a jump shot over the out stretched hand of a Sutton defender in last Thursday’s home contest against the Class C-2 state-rated Lady Fillies. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
Spearheaded by a potent offense and smothering defense, Diller-Odell stormed past Southern, 58-28 in girls action played last Tuesday at Diller-Odell High School.
Diller-Odell took command in the opening quarter soaring out to a 15-4 lead.
The Lady Griffins’ aggressive offense and defense didn’t let up in the second quarter sparking the home team to limit the Lady Raiders’ to single digit scoring for the second straight quarter.
At halftime, Diller-Odell maintained a 32-9 lead.
For the third consecutive quarter, Diller-Odell’s strong defense held the Lady Raiders’ offense to single digits leaving the Lady Griffins in the driver’s seat at 46-18 advancing to the fourth quarter.
In the final quarter, Diller-Odell outscored Southern, 12-10 to close out the 30-point victory.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:46pm
Both the Fairbury Lady Jeffs and Jeffs came up on the short end of the scoreboard dropping a pair of Central Conference road games Friday night at York.
A good first quarter of play went by the wayside for the Lady Jeffs, as the Class B state-rated Lady Dukes (12-2) came away with a 65-41 win.
Tiffani Bonsal topped the Lady Jeffs (9-7) with 15 points, Shelby Pollman, nine points, Halle Knigge and Sidney Pollman, five points each, Regan Schmidt, three points, while Sydney Miller and Josey Zabokrtsky scored two points apiece.
One bad quarter for Fairbury proved costly for the Jeffs in their 65-42 loss against the Dukes.
At halftime, Fairbury trailed, 32-23, but were limited to just eight third quarter points, as the game got away from the Jeffs.
The other three quarters, Fairbury tallied double digit scoring.