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East side of the square in downtown Fairbury in 1945. Notice the cars parked down the middle of the street. Contributed Photo/More like these in the Fairbury Pictorial Book/Fairbury Journal-News. If you want to purchase a pictorial book call 402-729-6141.
120 YEARS AGO, 1895
The Jefferson County Journal 
A.L.A. Schiermeyer was publishing The Herald at Daykin.
Business buildings of Dr. H.M. Hepperlin, Sloss and Sandman, D.H. Sloss and H.F. Brown were destroyed by fire at Harbine.
A school report from District No. 54 listed honor pupils Charles and Duria Henry, Arthur and Elsie Leavitt, Fred Meeske, Orval and Roy Meyers and Fred and Henry Vienop.
Representatives of Fairbury High School graduating classes beginning with 1884 met to form an alumni association.  First president was A.V. Pease ‘84; W.F. Cramb ‘91, vice president.  Other class representatives were Christie Bradshaw ‘85, Artie Speenberg ‘86, Alva Kinnamon ‘87, Genie Benedict ‘88, Gay Thompson ‘89, Edith Bailey ‘92 and Ollie Richardson ‘83.
 
110 YEARS AGO, 1905
The Jefferson County Journal 
Wed
21
Jan

Meridian Wrestlers Finish Sixth At Shelton/Kenesaw Invite

Meridian’s wrestling team went west on Saturday to participate in the 12-team Shelton/Kenesaw Invite.
Four grapplers brought home medals from their respective weight divisions.
Senior Brandon Jackson was the individual gold medalist in the 182-pound weight class going 3-0 to improve to 26-1 on the season.
In the finals, Jackson won by medical forfeit over Arapahoe’s Zack Kerner.
Senior Cody Lundholm placed second in the 195-pound weight class with a mark of 2-1.
Lundholm lost in the finals by pin in 1:06 to Doniphan-Trumbull’s Kalen Garrett.
Sophomores Baxter Beals and Jacob Durflinger each finished fourth in the 145 and 220-pound weight classes.
Junior varsity wrestler Joshua Traynor placed first in the 138-pound weight class recording a mark of 3-0.
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21
Jan

Norris Hands Tri County Dual Loss

In its first road dual of the new year last Tuesday, Tri County was defeated by Norris, 51-16.
Tri County came away winning three matches against the Titans.
Picking up victories for the Trojans were senior Kasey Mullen, 126 pounds by major decision, 12-2 over Dominic Jensen, senior Brayden Schultis, 138 pounds by pin in 1:14 against Jacob Anderson, and sophomore Travis Likens, 195 pounds by pin in 2:47 over Brandon Garza.
Norris won two matches by decision, one by major decision, one by technical fall, five by pins, and one by forfeit.
 
Wed
21
Jan

Lady Jeffs Show Improvement Rebounding In Home Win Over W-C

Improved play in a number of areas including out-rebounding their opponent helped the Fairbury Lady Jeffs come away with a 58-45 home victory Jan. 14 versus Wilber-Clatonia.
Behind the 1-2 scoring punch of Josey Zabokrtsky with seven points, and teammate Shelby Pollman chipping six points, Fairbury shot out to a commanding, 18-2 lead.
Fairbury continued its strong play in the second quarter outscoring the Lady Wolverines, 11-7 to extend its lead to 29-9 at half.
Sparked by 10 third quarter points from Tori Homolka, Wilber-Clatonia cut Fairbury’s lead down to 10 points midway through the quarter.
Fairbury answered the challenge in second part of the third quarter and fourth quarter weathering any further outbursts by Wilber-Clatonia to claim the win.
Fairbury Lady Jeffs head coach Amy Engle-Evans was pleased with the play of the girls.
Wed
21
Jan

TC Legion Baseball Signup

Tri County youth interested in playing Legion Baseball in 2015 can sign up at the Tri County High School office through January 30, 2015.
In 2015, competition is open to players born on or after January 1, 1998 for the Tri County Junior American Legion team. For Junior play, players born between Jan. 1, 1998 and Dec. 31, 2001 are eligible.
For the Tri County Senior American Legion players, competition in 2015 is open to players born on or after Jan. 1, 1996. For Seniors play, players born between Jan. 1, 1996 and Dec. 31, 1997 are eligible.
Students that attend Tri County Schools or St. Paul Lutheran at Plymouth or students that live in the Tri County District and attend Nebraska Lutheran School at Waco are eligible to play.
Please call Jeff Reynolds at 656-3036 if you have any questions.
Wed
21
Jan

TC Takes Part In Syracuse Pin Tourney

The competition on the mats was tough as Tri County managed to pick up three medals at Friday’s 10-team Syracuse Pin Tournament.
Points are awarded by pins each wrestler earns in the invite.
Freshman Peter Spilker finished second in 120-pound weight class with a mark of 2-1.
Spilker lost his first place match by pinfall in 1:12 to Wyatt Brauckmuller of Ashland-Greenwood.
Senior Ryan Legg placed third in the 132-pound weight class with a record of 5-1.
In the third place match, Legg won by pin in 1:00 over Wahoo’s Taylor Cuda.
Senior Kasey Mullen secured fourth place in the 126-pound weight class with a record of 2-2.
Ashland-Greenwood claimed the team title with a score of 35 points, Syracuse was runner-up scoring 33 points, and Tri County tied for eighth with Conestoga each racking up nine points.
 
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21
Jan

FHS Claims Tournament Championship At Centennial

It was a good day on the mats for the Fairbury Jeffs wrestling team at last Friday’s Centennial Duals Tournament.
The Jeffs came away as team champions in the six-team field.
Fairbury concluded the dual tournament with a record of 4-1.
In round one Fairbury lost to Adams Central by a score of 41-31, Fairbury defeated York, 57-24 in round two, Fairbury was victorious in round three over Bishop Neumann, 49-21, Fairbury topped Fillmore Central in round four, 51-27, and in round five Fairbury beat Centennial, 44-28.
 
Wed
21
Jan

Beatrice/Norris/Fairbury/Freeman Swim Teams Sweep South Sioux City

Competing at home for the first time in 2015, the Beatrice/Norris/Fairbury swimming and diving teams swept South Sioux City, but came up empty against Omaha Skutt Catholic/Mount Michael in a home triangular held Jan. 15 at the Beatrice YMCA.
Beatrice/Norris/Fairbury/Freeman won the girls dual over South Sioux City by a score of 112-51, while the Beatrice/Norris/Fairbury/Freeman boys were victorious against Sioux City, 98-38.
Omaha Skutt Catholic/Mount Michael won the girls dual versus BNFF, 90-80, and claimed the boys dual easily over BNFF, 106-28.
Fairbury diver Lindsay Lee finished second in the one-meter diving competition with a score of 130.05 points, and Shaye Stall placed fourth in the girls 500 free in a time of 7:06.65.
Wed
21
Jan

Griffins Drop MUDECAS Third Place Game In Overtime

A great start by Diller-Odell went by the wayside in Saturday’s MUDECAS Class B Division third place game versus Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer played at the Beatrice City Auditorium.
The Griffins had their way in the first half maintaining a 14-6 first quarter lead and a 24-11 halftime cushion on the Titans.
Despite being outscored, 12-9 in the third quarter, Diller-Odell still was up by 10 points, 33-23 advancing to the fourth quarter.
HTRS’s offense awoke in the final quarter while its defense clamped down on Diller-Odell’s offense.
The Titans erupted for 14 points, while limiting the Griffins to just four points which sent the contest to overtime tied at 37.
In the four-minute overtime, HTRS held the upperhand on both sides of the ball outscoring the Griffins, 8-2 enroute to the 45-39 victory.
Wed
21
Jan

Defensive Letdowns Spell Trouble For Jeffs

Fairbury’s offense played consistent for one half in both of its contests over the weekend, but scoring droughts and breakdowns on the defensive side proved too much for the Jeffs.
Friday evening, Fairbury strong play in the first half helped the Jeffs take a 32-28 lead on the Bulldogs in to half.
However in the second half, Fairbury’s offense struggled to score, and Auburn continued to shoot the basketball well pulling away from the Jeffs for a 62-44 win.
Connor Livingston paced Fairbury in scoring with 11 points, Blake Bauer, 10 points, Dalton Hinrichs, seven points, Nate Klaumann, five points, Cody Huss, four points, Spencer Feldkamp, three points, and Brent Hirsch and Nathaniel Stapaules scored two points each.
A lack of second half scoring and a letdown on defense hurt the Jeffs in their Saturday evening 42-35 home loss to Columbus Lakeview.

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