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Fri
19
Dec

Donald R. Gregory

Donald R. Gregory, 80, of Reynolds, passed away December 14th at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.
Don was born March 20, 1934, in Belleville, KS to Walter and Marion Brennenstuhl Gregory. He attended school at District 44 until the family moved to Reynolds where he finished his education and graduated high school there.
He married Marjorie Prellwitz on September 8, 1956. To them, five children were born.
He was drafted into the army in 1956 and he and Marge moved to Fort Smith, AR. He attained the rank of Sergeant Specialist Fourth Class.
Fri
19
Dec

12-17-14


GAMBLES ON THE SQUARE--Downtown Fairbury in 1966. Contributed Photo
120 YEARS AGO, 1894
The Jefferson County Journal 
Mentioned in a report from District No. 78 (1 mile east  and 1 ½ south of Thompson), by Nettie Paden, teacher, were Emma and Lee Adkins, Fred and Joe Cawdrey, Bessie, Edith and George Dopp, John Drake, Millie and Roy Fickett, Artie and Eddie Grinstead, Daisy Hughes, Wallace Quinn, Gertie Rhode, Frank and Nellie Sampson, Martha Thompson, Arthur Wagner and George Wheeler.
Ed Waples sold his north side restaurant and bakery to J.B. Lewis of Washington, Kan.  On the west side, Martin Oerter planned a two-story building to be rented to Jack Fitton.
Endicott vicinity residents had rousing “literaries” each Friday evening at the Mount Vernon school south of town.
 
110 YEARS AGO, 1904
The Jefferson County Journal 
Thu
18
Dec

Church Directory

Fairbury Churches
 
AMERICAN LUTHERAN
CHURCH
Fairbury
Sunday Morning Worship - 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School - 10:45 a.m.
J.A.M. (Jesus and Me) pre-school - 6th Grade
     Crossroads -  Junior/Senior High
     Adult Class
 
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
CHURCH
11th and D streets,
Pastor Randy Novotny
Saturday, Worship service, 6 p.m.; Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for children and
adults; 10:30 a.m. Worship.
First Sunday of each month a contemporary service will be held at 7 p.m.
 
FAITH LUTHERAN
CHURCH-AFLC
1630 I St.
Rev. Ken Hart
Sunday 9 a.m. Worship;
10:15 a.m. Classes.
 
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
901 F St.
Thu
18
Dec

Santa will be visiting the Orscheln Store on Saturday from 1-3pm for pictures.

Santa will be visiting the Orscheln Store on Saturday from 1-3pm for pictures.

Wed
17
Dec

Diller-Odell Knocks Off Sterling

It took some work, but Diller-Odell responded late to post a 50-43 road win Friday night over (1-3) Sterling.
The Jets and Griffins battled back-and-forth in the opening quarter before Sterling managed to cling to a 10-9 lead after eight minutes of play.
In a tightly contested second quarter, the Griffins pushed ahead at half, 26-25, thanks to a 17-15 scoring advantage.
Diller-Odell kept increasing its lead to 39-35 through three quarters, before falling behind early in the fourth quarter.
Ely Hroch lead the (3-1) Griffins in scoring with a game-high 16 points, Bladen Ahl, 13 points, Austin Vitosh, 11 points, Stetson Meyer, five points, Brady McMurray, four points, and Zach Rash chalked up one point.
Meyer topped Diller-Odell on the boards grabbing a team-high 10 boards, and Ahl had a team-leading four steals.
Wed
17
Dec

Turnovers Hinder Jeffs In Loss To Milford

A combination of turnovers by the Jeffs and hot shooting by Milford proved disastrous for Fairbury in Friday’s 69-39 road loss to the Eagles.
Milford grabbed control in the opening quarter shooting out to a double-digit lead of 15-4.
Fairbury improved its scoring in the second quarter with 15 points, but the Jeffs’ defense couldn’t slow down Milford, as the home team netted 22 points stretching its halftime lead to 37-19.
Milford continued to control the game in the second half outscoring the Jeffs, 32-20.
Fairbury was paced in scoring by Connor Livingston with 16 points, Dalton Hinrichs, six points, Blake Bauer, Nate Klaumann, Spencer Feldkamp, and Bryce Schouboe, four points each, and Chris Fisher accounted for one point.
Wed
17
Dec

Quick Start Propels Lady Jeffs Past Milford

A fast start proved the key for the Fairbury Lady Jeffs to earn a 46-31 road win Friday against Milford.
The Lady Jeffs jumped out to a 14-5 first quarter advantage and never looked back in squaring its season mark at 2-2.
Shelby Pollman topped the Lady Jeffs in scoring with a game-high 21 points, Sydney Miller, seven points, Sidney Pollman, six points, Halle Knigge and Tiffani Bonsal, four points apiece, Marah Shumard, two points, while one point each was scored by Regan Schmidt and Britney Scheetz.
Wed
17
Dec

Jeffs Post First Win, Lady Jeffs Come Up Short

In its first home game of the season, the Fairbury Lady Jeffs didn’t have things go their way in a 44-37 setback to Superior.
Superior jumped out to an 18-9 first quarter lead sparked by the 1-2 scoring punch of Jaysa Hoins and Leah Meyer combining for 11 of the Lady Wildcats’ points.
Fairbury senior Shelby Pollman did her part to keep the Lady Jeffs in the game in the first half scoring 17 points.
Pollman scored all nine points for Fairbury in the second quarter keeping the Lady Jeffs within 10 points, 28-18 at halftime.
Fairbury went stagnant on offense in the final eight minutes of action, and Superior took charge tallying 13 points, including six from Meyer to seal the win.
Fairbury was led in scoring by Shelby Pollman with 19 points, Sidney Pollman, 10 points, Halle Knigge, six points, and Sydney Miller tossed in two points.
Wed
17
Dec

Meridian Lady Mustangs, Mustangs Fall To Deshler

Not enough offensive firepower for both Meridian basketball teams proved the difference in last Tuesday’s doubleheader home loss against Deshler.
Meridian’s Lady Mustangs cagers offensively were limited to single digit points in all four quarters resulting in a 41-29 loss to the Lady Dragons.
Deshler forged out to a 15-7 lead after one quarter of play paced by the 1-2 scoring punch of Lauren Schmidt and Laeh Werner.
Meridian seized the momentum in the second quarter, outscoring Deshler, 8-3 led by Blair Hofstetter scoring six points to inch back within three points, 18-15 at half.
Schmidt had the hot hand for the Lady Dragons in the third quarter, scoring five of her team’s 11 points to help the visitors expand their lead to 29-21.
Wed
17
Dec

Fourth Quarter Surge Lifts Lady Mustangs Past Cross County

The Lady Mustangs offense awoke in the fourth quarter torching the Lady Cougars’ defense for 21 points, as Meridian rallied from a double-digit deficit to come away with a 54-51 victory.
Both squads had the hot hand in the opening quarter, as the two teams combined to score 24 points leaving Cross County with a slim, 13-11 lead.
Cross County continued its strong offensive outburst in the second quarter tallying 18 points, while Meridian netted 14 points, led by the 1-2 scoring punch of Blair Hofstetter with six points, and Erin Johnson scoring four points to keep the Lady Mustangs within six points, 31-25 at half.
A 12-point third quarter by the Lady Cougars increased their lead to 43-33 heading to the pivotal fourth quarter.
The fourth quarter belonged to Meridian, as the trio of Hailey Schafer, Hofstetter, and Johnson combined for 21 points, led by Schafer with eight points, including two key three-point hoops.

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