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04
Feb

Fairbury Resident Arrested on Several Charges

 James R. McClain Age 20 of Fairbury was arrested on February 03, 2016 for Alleged Domestic Assault (1 Misdemeanor), Terroristic Threats (3A Felony), Use of a Deadly Weapon to Commit a Felony (3 Felony).

On February 03, 2016 at approximately 2039 hours, officers with the Fairbury Police Department were dispatch to a residence in the 1000 block J Street reference a verbal argument. While officers were enroute to the location, the verbal argument escalated and when the suspect, who was later identified as James R. McClain, heard law enforcement was coming, he took off running on foot. When officers arrived, they located McClain near McNish Park.

Wed
03
Feb

2-3-16

County Court:
Filed:
Elsie J. Graves, of Fairbury; Domestic assault, class 1 misdemeanor. Entry of plea is scheduled for Feb. 3.
Brian A. Taylor, of Fairbury; Drive under suspension, class 3 misdemeanor. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 24.
Brian A. Taylor, of Fairbury; No proof of insurance, class 2 misdemeanor; drive under suspension, class 3 misdemeanor; improper/defective vehicle lighting, class 3 misdemeanor. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 24.
 
Sentenced:
Tori L. Schultz, of Fairbury; Contribute to delinquency of child, class 1 misdemeanor. Found guilty; sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for four days served. 
James J. Rasmussen, of Fairbury; No proof of insurance, class 2 misdemeanor; no valid registration, class 3 misdemeanor; fail to appear, class 3 misdemeanor. Found guilty fined $150.
Wed
03
Feb

Meridian Loses To Osceola

A tough night shooting the basketball hampered the Meridian Lady Mustangs last Wednesday evening in its 51-36 first-round loss to Osceola in the Crossroads Conference Basketball Tournament played at the York City Auditorium.
Johnson topped the (9-8) Lady Mustangs in scoring with 11 points, Allison Klipp, 10 points, Bridgette Jackson, seven points, Hailey Schafer, four points, and Rylee Pieper and Jaicee Sobotka contributed two points apiece.
Klipp led Meridian on the boards grabbing a team-high nine rebounds, while Johnson handed out four assists, and she forced six steals.
Wed
03
Feb

T.C. Drops Duel To Orangemen

Tri County closed out its duel portion of its season losing Friday evening on the road at the Ozone against Beatrice by a score of 65-14.
The duel began at 195 pounds with Beatrice winning seven straight matches to grab a sizeable 41-0 lead.
Tri County picked up its first win of the duel at 132 pounds, as Peter Spilker won by major decision, 18-6 over Quintin Hartig.
Colby Ensz in his match at 145 pounds won by pinfall in 3:11 against Carter Aden.
Cooper Smith in the final match of the duel earned a 14-2 major decision over Jacob Adams at 182 pounds.
Wed
03
Feb

Lady Jeffs Dealt Loss By Schuyler

It was the same song for the Fairbury Lady Jeffs basketball team Saturday morning in consolation play of the Central Conference Girls Basketball Tournament played at Grand Island Northwest High School.
Fairbury started out decent in the first quarter, however after that point it was down hill, as Schuyler took advantage of a strong second quarter of play to hand the Lady Jeffs a 48-29 loss.
Following one quarter of play, Schuyler maintained a 7-5 lead.
The second quarter proved to be the key part of the game, as Schuyler doubled the scoring on the Lady Jeffs, 20-10.
Fairbury could not handle Schuyler’s 1-3-1 extended press and the squad struggled running its offense they had drawn up prior to tipoff.
As a result, the Lady Jeffs could never recover from the hole that they dug for themselves.
Wed
03
Feb

Calm, Cool Gains D-O Win

As the saying goes, it’s not how you start, but how you finish.
That describes the play put forth by the Griffins in the hard-fought battle with the Trojans.
Diller-Odell started out slow, but in crunchtime the Griffins showed superb composure and experience which they put to use rallying for a 51-47 home win last Tuesday night versus Tri County.
Ahl paced the Griffins in scoring with a game-high 23 points, Wolbert, 17 points, Smith, six points, Christian McCown, four points, and one point was put in by Peyton Mohr.
Niemeyer led the Trojans scoring 14 points, Knust and Carson Hicks, 10 points each, Jiskra, nine points, while Tyler Connelly and Musil chipped in two points apiece.
Wed
03
Feb

Pair Medal For Mustangs

Continuing to compete short handed, Meridian's wrestling team came away from Thursday's Freeman Invitational with a pair of medalists.
Senior Joshua Traynor went 4-1 in his matches to place third in the 152-pound weight class.
In his third place match, Traynor won by fall in 3:51 over Louisville's Ryan Lane.
Junior Jacob Durflinger recorded a mark of 3-2 in finish seventh in the 220-pound weight class.
Durflinger was victorious in his seventh place match by fall in a time of 2:30 against Zach Brant of Plattsmouth.
Freshman Micah Noel did not place in the 160-pound weight class going 1-2 in his matches.
Meridian placed 13th with a total of 23 points.
 
Wed
03
Feb

Christiansen Signs With Doane


Fairbury senior Nick Christiansen, center is all smiles as he prepares to sign a letter of intent to compete in golf next year for Doane College in Crete, Neb. Attending the signing earlier this month were seated (l-r) Jeremy Christiansen and Sheri Christiansen. Standing (l-r) Jed Martin, Fairbury Jeffs head golf coach and Myron Parsley Doane College men’s golf coach. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Wed
03
Feb

Turnovers Derail Lady Jeffs

A turnover-plagued second quarter played a key role in Fairbury’s quarterfinal 45-36 loss to Grand Island Northwest last Tuesday in the Central Conference Basketball Tournament held on the Vikings’ home floor.
Fairbury started out well securing a 9-8 first quarter lead, but then in the second quarter, the Jeffs battled through turnovers, and were not able to get their offense set, scoring just two points, while Grand Island Northwest knocked down 13 points to open a 21-11 lead at halftime.
In the second half, Fairbury attacked the basket and ran its offensive sets which allowed the Jeffs to outscore the Vikings, 25-24, but could only cut the deficit to nine points at the conclusion of the game.
Adam Wasserman paced Fairbury in scoring with a game-high 15 points, Blake Bauer, eight points, Cody Huss, four points, Tanner Novotny, three points, and Nathaniel Stapaules, Brent Hirsch, and Zach Holes chipped in two points apiece.
Wed
03
Feb

Jeffs vs. Bison, Brother vs. Brother

In a matchup of twin brother head coaches and Central Conference opponents, Fairbury stepped up their game and came away with a 47-30 road duel win last Tuesday evening against Central City.
Derek Garfield is the head wrestling coach for the Fairbury Jeffs, and his brother, Darin Garfield is the head wrestling coach for the Central City Bison.
Heading into the duel, Central City was rated fifth in Class C.
The duel started at 132 pounds, and the Jeffs built a 35-6 lead after the first seven contested duels.

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