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Sep

HTRS Slips Past Tri County In Low-Scoring Game


TRI COUNTY JUNIOR Ryan Musil, No. 13 helps bring down a Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer ball carrier in first quarter action last Friday night in the season opener played on Trojan field. HTRS edged Tri County in a defensive battle, 8-7. (Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News,www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
It was one of those games that got away.
That was the case in Tri County’s hard-fought, 8-7 season-opening home loss Friday evening to Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer.
HTRS had several scoring opportunities in the first half to put points on the board, but Tri County’s defense was able to force the Titans to turn the ball over on downs on two drives inside the 10-yard line.
The third scoring drive for HTRS was derailed on a sack of the quarterback which ended the first half of play.
Tri County late in the third quarter started a drive at the Titans’ 35-yard line.
Several plays later on fourth down and four at the Titans’ four-yard line, senior Shane Jiskra found paydirt scoring on a four yard touchdown run with 11:26 on the clock left in the fourth quarter.
Steffen Hotes kicked the PAT giving Tri County a 7-0 lead.
Wed
02
Sep

Lady Jeffs Go 1-2 At Seward Invite Finishing Sixth


FAIRBURY FRESHMAN DELANEY MILLER fires a pitch toward the plate in the fourth inning of last Tuesday’s home game versus Fillmore Central/Exeter-Milligan. The Lady Jeffs came out earning an 11-8 win. (Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News,www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
It turned out to be a tough weekend for the Fairbury Lady Jeffs softball team, as the squad lost two of three games at the eight-team Seward Invite.
By going 1-2 in their three games, the Lady Jeffs finished sixth in the invite won by (7-0) York.
Fairbury began play in the invite facing off against undefeated York and fell 14-0 in three innings.
The Lady Jeffs offense produced only two singles by Marah Shumard and Caitlen Nimmich in the game.
“We knew we were going to have to play unbelievably well for York is that good and sound. However, we didn’t play that well so it ended up being even worse. We committed too many errors, which allowed them to score more runs than they really earned,”replied Lady Jeffs coach Taylor Biehl.
With the loss, Fairbury dropped down into the loser’s bracket and squared off against Centennial.
The Lady Jeffs came out victorious, 9-4.
Wed
02
Sep

Jeffs Overwhelm Superior


You can run, but you can’t hide-- Fairbury senior linebacker Tyler DeBoer (No. 44) speeds past Garrett Caldwell (No. 70) of Superior in pursuit of Superior quarterback Giacomo DePauli (No. 4). (Photo by Fred Arnold, Jr./www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
It took a few possessions for Fairbury to get the kinks out, but once they got on the same page the team got rolling Friday evening in its 2015 season home opener at the Fairbury Athletic Complex against Superior.
Fairbury used a balanced offensive attack to claim a 38-0 win over the Wildcats.
This was Fairbury’s first home win in four years.
Late in the first quarter, the Jeffs got on the board as quarterback Adam Wasserman completed a 59-yard scoring strike to Jacob Johnson for a 6-0 lead.
Fairbury chalked up its second touchdown in the second quarter with 8:10 on the clock, as Wasserman scored on a one-yard run. Wasserman ran in the two-point conversion for a 14-0 lead at intermission.
The third quarter belonged to Fairbury, as the Jeffs erupted for 24 points with three touchdowns.
Wed
02
Sep

Five hours of raking and I could have done more

By Cynthia Scheer
Michael’s been putting me to work on the farm lately. In the past week I’ve logged quite a few hours raking hay and moving bales. These are tasks I haven’t helped with much in the past.
I baled hay earlier this summer, so when Michael said he and I were going to rake and bale 35 acres of CRP, I told him I wanted to run the baler. I already knew how to run that tractor, after all. I had never raked hay before, but I had watched him, and there was far too much raising-of-the-rake for me.
No, Michael said, the rake is easier.
I’ve learned that the simplest tasks always go to me. I once asked him what the easiest job was during pasture burning. He said it was walking the drip torch. Hmmm, that’s the task I’m usually assigned.
Anyway, Michael gave me a tutorial on how to run the tractor hooked to the rake because I had never driven that tractor. And then off I went.
Wed
02
Sep

Letters to the Editor

Recycling important
Editor:
I was happy to read that The Fairbury Journal- News is now recycling materials that are accepted at the recycling center in Fairbury.
It is good to know there are businesses and centers who care about recycling. For example, the Heritage Care Center, the Jefferson Community Health Center, and also the American Lutheran Church-all recycle. It would be interesting to know if any other places in our community are recycling.
Are the public schools involved in recycling? It would be great if the cafeteria kitchens would recycle the large cans and plastic bottles used there. The high school lunchroom could provide a recycling bin for the student’s use. It would set a good example and provide an opportunity for the students to help the community.
Wed
02
Sep

The Official Dog Of Husker Nation Isn’t A Husker At All

I do a fair amount of travelling for my job. When asked “Where ya’ from?” I always reply, Fairbury, Nebraska. “Oh, that’s the place Fairbury hot dogs come from,” is a frequent response.
 Well, yes...and no. 
 Fairbury, Nebraska used to be the place where Fairbury Brand Hot Dogs came from. Several years ago the Roode family sold out to Weimers Meats of West Point, Nebraska. Fairbury Brand hot dogs, the hot dog of Husker nation proudly made in West Point. Confusing, eh?
 Well, it’s about to get a lot more confusing. Starting this year the nearly 100,000 Fairbury Brand hot dogs that will be consumed at Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium will be made in Munster, Indiana. That’s right...Hoosierland. Weimers, which bought the company and the recipe from the Roode family of Fairbury sold out to ‘Land O’ Frost’ meats of Indiana.
Wed
02
Sep

Seeing tomorrow can save today

In studying Edo-period Japanese culture, I came across a term called, “Seeing Tomorrow.”
In essence, it takes all information, no matter how minor, to apply to a plan. This was notably used in combat but also in an economic sense.
Having an autistic son, my wife and I have applied many of these rules to our parenting style as we monitor his diet, social interaction, sleep patterns and general behavior as a means of “Seeing Tomorrow.”
The Fairbury Public Schools Board, in particular Superintendent Grizzle, has begun “Seeing Tomorrow.” The group is putting away funds now to pay down on major projects in the future. Several years ago, the school district I was associated with in my prior position, Perkins County Public Schools, began saving up for a plan to either renovate their aging middle school, or put an addition on the high school to accommodate those students.
Wed
02
Sep

Football contest starts next week

Starting next week the annual Fairbury Journal-News football contest will be back with some new twists.
Every week for the next 10 weeks a selection of football games will be available for participants to choose. 
Participants pick which team they think will win and fill out the tie-breaker, a prediction of the score of a selected game. The winner is determined by the most correct answers. In case of a tie between most correct answers, the tie-breaker, whomever is closest to the actual score, will be the winner. If there is a draw between tie-breakers, a random drawing will determine that week’s winner.
The weekly winner will receive $5 in chamber cash and each weekly winner will be put into the final drawing for $150.
Wed
02
Sep

Gill named Social Media Editor

Trevor Gill, Chief Financial Officer at the Fairbury Journal-News, has been named Social Media Editor.
Gill, a Fairbury native, will be in charge of leading social media for the Journal-News through several aspects including Facebook and Twitter. Gill has previously been involved in social media for the Journal-News and will now be organizing and executing the new plan for keeping readers informed through various outlets.
“I am excited Trevor has an interest in keeping people involved through social media and I think he will do a great job,” Tim Linscott, Publisher of the Journal-News, said.
The Journal-News will be expanding its scope of social media outreach with the community through Tweets with local game stats and scores plus news and information concerning local entities such as the city council and civic groups.
Wed
02
Sep

Grone Family Reunion

Grone Family Reunion to be held Sept. 13
The Grone family reunion will be held Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015 at the Fairbury Community Building, with a carry-in dinner at 12:30 p.m.
Date: 
Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 12:30pm

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