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Mon
17
Nov

Mollie C. Achterberg

Mollie C. Achterberg, 101 of Deshler, NE pased away on November 13,2014 at Herbon, NE. 

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 10 am at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hebron,NE. with burial in  Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday from noon – 8 pm at the Ahrendts Funeral Home, Deshler, NE.

Ahrendts Funeral Home in charge of Arrangement, 315 1st St., Deshler, NE 68340.

Fri
14
Nov

Low Pressure Systems Bring Precipitation, but Limited Drought Relief

Three low pressure systems brought cold weather and in some cases precipitation across the contiguous U.S. this week, including snow across the northern tier and rains in some areas of Texas, the latest U.S. Drought Monitor said.
 
Abnormally dry conditions, however, continued across the Mid-Atlantic. Streamflow deficits were noted in the region, and farther south, across Mississippi and Alabama.
 
Severe drought was introduced in some areas of southern Alabama, while moderate drought was expanded across western and north-central Alabama. Abnormally dry conditions were expanded across northern Louisiana and southern Alabama to reflect a lack of widespread precipitation.
 
Fri
14
Nov

Next "Vision for Education in Nebraska" hearing will discuss use of lottery funds

 An Education Committee hearing on Wednesday will consider the use of lottery funds for education, the last in a series of hearings at which Nebraskans have drawn similar conclusions as to how they would like to see that money be used in schools.

Thu
13
Nov

Fake IRS Phone Scam

IRS Warns of Pervasive Telephone Scam targeting taxpayers. Victims are told they own money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer If the victim refuses to cooperate, they are are then threatened with arrest or suspension of a business or dirver's license. 1. The IRS will not call you at home asking for personal information or payment, nor email you. If you get a call like this, report it at: 800-366-4484.

Wed
12
Nov

Early Miscues Cost Griffins In Loss To Friend


DILLER-ODELL SENIOR QUARTERBACK AUSTIN VITOSH No. 23, drops back to release a pass to an open receiver, as Friend defensive end Simon Sandberg, No. 9, applies pressure in first half action last Wednesday night in the D-1 State Football Playoffs second round game played in Friend. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
In the game of football one play can sometimes mean the difference between victory and defeat.
That was the case with Friend maintaining an 8-0 first quarter lead after recovering a Diller-Odell fumble at the Bulldogs’ three-yard line which swung the momentum in favor of Friend last Wednesday night in the second round of the Class D-1 State Football Playoffs played on the Bulldogs’ home field.
Friend never let Diller-Odell get closer than 11 points on its way to a 60-19 win.
Both squads defenses continued to play hard in the second quarter with the two teams combining to score just nine points.
Early in the second stanza, Friend increased its lead to 22-0 off an 11-yard run by Baptista.
Diller-Odell late in the quarter drove to the Bulldogs’ 30-yard line, but a 47-yard field goal attempt by Brady McMurray sailed wide-left.
Wed
12
Nov

Lady Mustangs Denied State Volleyball Bid

It wasn’t the way Meridian wanted the season to end.
The Meridian Lady Mustangs volleyball team posted a 1-1 mark last Monday night in the D2-1 Subdistrict Volleyball Tournament played at Friend High School.
In the subdistrict final which finished after 11 p.m., Meridian came up short to Exeter-Milligan losing in four sets, 22-25, 25-18, 17-25, 20-25.
Senior Blair Hofstetter led all Meridian attackers in the match with 25 kills, as the Lady Mustangs recorded 52 total kills.
Allison Klipp was second for Meridian in kills with 10 and Ashli Soukup contributed eight kills.
Erin Johnson dealt out 45 set assists, and she registered a pair of ace serves.
On defense, Rylee Pieper had a team-high two solo blocks.
In its opening round match, Meridian took down Dorchester in straight sets, 25-11, 25-11, 25-7.
Wed
12
Nov

Lady Griffins Overpower Friend, Earn Trip To State Volleyball Tournament


DILLER-ODELL SOPHOMORES MADISON JURGENS No.4, AND MADISON HAJEK, No. 10, leap high at the net for a block attempt against Friend’s Raeleigh Menke, No. 6, during action last Thursday evening in the D1-1 District Volleyball Final played at Tri County High School. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
Mission accomplished.
Sparked by exceptional team play in all facets of their game, Diller-Odell rebounded from a first set loss grinding out a four-set 23-25, 25-20, 25-19, 25-20 win against Friend in the D1-1 District Final played last Thursday night at Tri County High School.
A goal of the team from pre-season was to qualify for the state volleyball tournament.
This is the first time, Diller-Odell has qualified for the state volleyball tournament since becoming a consolidated school in 2000.
The last time at the state volleyball tournament for Diller was in 1993.
After dropping the first set to Friend, Diller-Odell shot out to a 16-9 lead in the second set, highlighted by two blocks from Katie Schultis and a pair of aces by Madison Jurgens.
Friend fought back stringing together a 7-0 run to tie the score at 16 off an ace by Lexi Ryan.
Wed
12
Nov

Good Luck at State


DISTRICT VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONS the Diller-Odell Lady Griffins volleyball team qualified for this week’s NSAA State Volleyball Tournament by winning the D1-1 District Volleyball Championship in four sets versus Friend played last Thursday night at Tri County High School. Team members are seated (l-r) Madison Jurgens, Josie Vitosh, Camille Hennerberg, and Paige Vitosh. Kneeling (l-r) Theresa Zarybnicky, Bailey Schroeder, and Katie Schultis. Standing (l-r) Assistant coach Corinna Vrbka, Hayley Denner, Paige Arnold, Katie Zarybnicky, Madison Hajek, and head coach Kandice Jurgens. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
Wed
12
Nov

11-12-14


GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH 1102 G Street in 1967. Contributed Photo
120 YEARS AGO, 1894
The Jefferson County Journal
As it had ten years earlier, the Republican local ticket carried Jefferson County, but Silas A. Holcomb, Populist, defeated Tom Majors for governor.
Wheat prices were the lowest at the farm since arrival of railroad transportation in the area.
The honor roll in district No. 9 included Fannie and Raymond Alsworth, Charles and Clara Coffin, Peter Isaac, Ray and Ruth Moler, Charles and Max Ruhnke, Emma Schindoll, Silas and Theodore Wadley, Mary Wendlandt and Clarence Wolfe.
 
110 YEARS AGO, 1904
The Jefferson County Journal
“Shore Acres” was the first play in the new Steele Opera house on the south side of the square.  The former opera house on the north side, in the old First National Bank Building, had been closed.
Fred Landkamer reported a yield of 80 bushels of corn per acre on a small tract near Powell.
Wed
12
Nov

National FFA Chorus


Madison Schlake and Ryan Umland
Madison Schlake and Ryan Umland, members of the Fairbury FFA chapter, were at the 2014 National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Ky.
 Madison is a Senior and the daughter of Kendall and Lola Schlake. Ryan is a Junior and the son of Matthew and Deb  Umland. They were selected to the National FFA Chorus.
 The National FFA Chorus performed several times during the 2014 National FFA Convention & Expo.
 Schlake and Umland were joined by fellow chorus members in Louisville.
 

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