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Oct

Fairbury Drops Home Volleyball Triangular

The scores were respectable, but not in the Fairbury Lady Jeffs favor.
Hosting Central Conference foes Schuyler and Seward in triangular play Oct. 9th the outcome was not what the Lady Jeffs were looking for.
Fairbury was handed a pair of losses to close out its home schedule for the season.
In the opening match, Schuyler defeated Fairbury in two sets, 25-22, 25-17.
Fairbury began the first set in the driver’s seat forging a 8-2 lead off a kill by Shelby Shinn.
Two kills by Sidney Pollman sandwiched in between a attack error by the Lady Warriors increased Fairbury’s lead to 13-6.
Schuyler began to clip away at the deficit slicing Fairbury’s lead down to 18-16 following a Lady Jeffs’ hitting error.
Following a timeout by Fairbury, the Lady Jeffs pieced together a 5-0 run to extend their lead to 21-16.
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Oct

Mistakes Prove Costly In FHS Home Loss To W-C


FAIRBURY SENIOR CONNOR LIVINGSTON, No.53, dives to try and make a tackle on a Wilber-Clatonia ball carrier Friday night in the Jeffs’ home game versus the Wolverines. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News
Not playing mistake-free football hampered Fairbury Friday night in its home contest against Class C-1 state-rated Wilber-Clatonia.
The Jeffs were able to move the ball, however penalties and tunrovers disrupted any type of consistency on offense, which allowed Wilber-Clatonia to come away with a 42-7 win.
Wilber-Clatonia improves to 7-0 on the season, and 3-0 in the C1-5 District.
Fairbury drops to 3-4 on the year, while its record in district play stands at 1-2.
The Wolverines gained 520 yards of total offense with 457 yards picked up rushing on its way to scoring six touchdowns, while Fairbury manufactured 170 yards of offense, including 131 yards through the air.
Fairbury’s lone touchdown was scored in the fourth quarter on a seven-yard pass from Dalton Hinrichs to Brent Hirsch.
Justin Peterson was successful with the PAT kick.
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15
Oct

Oct. 15, 2014


PARK SCHOOL IN 1978 FIRST GRADE CLASS. Contributed Photo
120 Years Ago
1894
The Jefferson County Journal 
 
A Sunday School convention for Richland Precinct was at the Zion Church. Charles York and A.H. Olzon were officers; the Rev. J.O. Cramb spoke in the afternoon session.
The Rock Island offered a $5 excursion rate to California.
 
110 Years Ago
1904
The Jefferson County Journal 
 
Henry Jacobs, father of William Jacobs of Daykin, died. He was a Union army veteran, although born in Germany.
Daykin Market prices included 15 cents per dozen for eggs, 11 cents a pound for butter, $4.30 and $4.50 a hundred pounds for hogs, 99 cents a bushel for wheat, 39 cents for corn and 22 cents for oats.
 
100 Years Ago
1914
The Fairbury Journal
 
Wed
15
Oct

Words Of Wisdom From A Four-­year -old

My four year old has given me quite a few good laughs in the past few weeks. He is finally at the age where he is able to articulate things as he sees them, which is often quite funny. Rarely does a day go by that he doesn’t share some piece of wisdom that makes me smile or laugh. I have started writing down my favorites.
A couple weeks ago the boys were riding with me in the pickup as I drove the pickup and empty stock trailer a few miles down the road to meet up with Michael at a pasture. The dirt roads are quite bumpy and there are a variety of wash­out spots. The empty stock trailer bounced along behind me and inspired my favorite bit of wisdom from Kane that day:
“Be careful, Mommy, we don’t want the trailer to come unhooked from the pickup,” he said.
Wed
15
Oct

Letters to the Editor

Jansen Woman Says Ebke Misses Mark 
On Health Care
Editor:
Don’t you think we as voters should be more concerned aout the issues than who is stealing each others signs?
I think both of our candidates, Laura Ebke and Phil Hardenburger have better things to do and neither would stoop so low.
I don’t understand why Laura Ebke is opposed to the Obamacare exchange? The affordable health care exchange allows people without health insurance to shop for private or cooperative health insurance but  also helps them determine if they qualify for a health care subsidy.
It is not government health care. Government health care medicare or medicaid, is available only to those 65 or over, or the very poor. We should support the health care exchange for all Nebraskans needing healthcare. Be an informed citizen before you vote.
 
Joyce Heidemann
Jansen, NE
Wed
15
Oct

Doing A Favor For The Local City Council

 Over the course of 35 years of covering meetings and writing stories, I have regularly taken up the cause against anonymity. More especially against those people who feel the need to send things in to the paper voicing their opinion and demanding they be addressed.
 For the record...again...let me stress that unsigned opinions will never be published, we will not take up that cause, fight that fight, nor will we party to anything sent in anonymously demanding action.
 There is no courage in anonymity.
  To that end Fairbury City Council president Ed Friesen asked me, and I agreed to, get involved in this discussion from the City of Fairbury’s point of view. He says I have “a way of reaching people.” Cheesing them off may be truer to the point but call it what you will.
Wed
15
Oct

Saturday Event Brought Domestic Abuse Awareness Into The Spotlight

J-N Commentary   
 
And a good time was had by all.
   Saturday evening The Hope Crisis Center in Fairbury staged an event at the Fairbury Elks Lodge to heighten awareness of domestic assault/abuse, “one half of dueling pianos.”
   In keeping with the theme that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month it seemed rather odd that so many people got together and had a great time for something so serious as domestic violence. But what a great way it was to bring light to such an ominous topic! The room was crowded, the entertainment great and money was raised for this cause.
   The staff at the Local Hope Crisis Center is to be commended for coming up with this new way to get people interested in an event. Have fun AND raise awareness. So many times with local events it is “same old same old.” Have a walk, host a fun run, ask for donations.
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15
Oct

Sugar N Spice Club

Sugar N Spice Club
Sugar N Spice Club will meet Friday Oct. 17th, at Cedarwood for a noon luncheon; hostess Leona Bruns.
Date: 
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 12:00pm
Wed
15
Oct

NARVRE Unit 174

NARVRE Unit 174 
National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees will meet Wednesday, Oct. 22nd at 7 PM for their dinner meeting at Mary’s Cafe in Hebron. Anyone wishing to car pool be at the Rock Island Depot by 6PM.
Date: 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 7:00am
Wed
15
Oct

Grace Lutheran Church

Grace Lutheran Church 
Grace Lutheran Church is having a fish feed  for the Orphan Grain Train on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 from 11:30-1 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Free will offering. 
 
Date: 
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 11:30am

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