Fairbury Man Sits In Jail, Believe Connected With Rash Of Burglaries

 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.

Nebraska won't allow counties to decide own marriage license fee

By Kelli Rollin, Nebraska News Service



LINCOLN--State senators wrangled over a bill Jan. 30 that was proposed to raise Nebraska marriage license fees from $15 to $50.

LB88, introduced by Sen. Kathy Campbell of Lincoln, faced numerous floor amendments that were proposed for alternatives to the increase.


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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.
110 YEARS AGO, 1905
The Jefferson County Journal 

Beatrice Swimmers Sweep Columbus

In its lone dual last week, the Beatrice-Norris-Fairbury-Freeman girls and boys swimming and diving teams came away with a sweep against Columbus in a home meet held at the Beatrice YMCA.
BNFF won the girls dual over the Lady Discoverers by a score of 124-58.
In the boys dual, BNFF defeated the Discoverers, 120-59.
Fairbury swimmers placing in their respective events were Keanna Kroeker, fourth, 200 free, 2:32.26, and Shaye Stall, fourth, 100 butterfly in a time of 1:21.96.
Junior Lindsay Lee finished second in the girls one-meter diving competition with a score of 137.15 points.

Dorchester Slides Past Meridian In OT

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.

Third Quarter Run Elevates Sutton Past Fairbury

Big things have small beginnings.
Holding a one-point lead starting the third quarter, Sutton got on 9-0 run helped by five straight empty possessions by Fairbury.
As result the Mustangs bumped their lead to double digits enroute to a 42-30 win last Thursday against the Jeffs on their home court.
The game was tale of two halves for both squads.
Fairbury began the game with a productive start building a 9-5 lead paced by the scoring of five players.
In the second quarter, the Jeffs shot out to their largest lead of the game at 14-5 capped off by a two-point hoop by Cody Huss.
With under :25 seconds in the first half, Sutton pieced together two straight plays including two free throws from Garrett Clark, and a two-point basket by Nicholas Hohensee to open a 17-14 cushion.
A last-second layup by Brett Wanamaker drew Fairbury within a point, 17-16 at half.

Sutton Wins Over Lady Jeffs

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.

Lady Griffins Blast Southern, Griffins Squeeze By Raiders

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.

Lady Jeffs, Jeffs Fall Against York

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.