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Jan

Trojans, Mustangs Compete In Tri County Duals Tourney

In a field of stellar competition among 10 teams, Tri County came away placing third, and Meridian finished ninth in the two-day Tri County Duals Tournament.
The Trojans finished with a duals record of 7-2, while Meridian posted a duals mark of 2-7.
Fillmore Central won the duals tournament with Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer finishing second.
Four rounds were held on Friday with five rounds completed on Saturday.
Tri County’s dual wins were 49-27 over Nebraska City Junior Varsity, 48-27 against South Central, 46-30 over Pender, 42-29 versus Auburn, 33-31 over Meridian, 42-39 against Weeping Water, and 58-12 versus McCool Junction.
The Trojans fell short against Fillmore Central, 36-31, and Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer, 51-21.
Tri County Trojans head wrestling coach Jerod Spahr was pleased with how the team competed in the two-day tournament.
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WOODEN HORSE SWING in the Fairbury City Park. Pictured is Roe Meyer, Donna Melvin Meyer and Betty Meyer. Photos like this one and more in the Fairbury Pictorial History Books/Fairbury Journal-News.
120 YEARS AGO, 1895
The Jefferson County Journal 
J.E. Beachler was trying wintertime irrigation for his land along Rose Creek pumping water and hoping to soak to a depth of two or three feet.
Will McDonnell resigned his job at Fitton’s store, planning to move to Oklahoma.
 
110 YEARS AGO, 1905
The Jefferson County Journal 
Eight families were quarantined during a small pox scare at Jansen.
Dave Bennett, Fairbury, town marshal for many years, died at Endicott.  He’d come to this country in 1867.
 
A CENTURY AGO, 1915
The Fairbury Journal 
Temperatures were in a narrow range with 13 the low and 47 high for the week.  “Mild like California,” said The Journal.
The European War was credited with driving up grain prices.  Wheat reached $1.15 a bushel here and corn 65 cents.
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Jan

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Police Report 
Dec. 29: Report of a gas drive off at Maatsch’s. 
Dec. 30: Report of a male who was issued a citation for expired plates and no proof of insurance. 
Dec. 30: Report of a disturbance in the 1300 block of D Street. There was a verbal argument, and those involved were separated. 
Dec. 30: Report of a burglar alarm. Everything was fine. 
Dec. 30: Report of phone fraud in the 1100 block of K Street. 
Dec. 30: Report of a domestic disturbance in the 700 block of H Street. A male was arrested. 
Dec. 30: Report of a runaway in the 100 block of West 5th Street. The juvenile was located. 
Dec. 31: Report of an open door in the 500 block of E Street. 
Dec. 31: Report of criminal mischief in the 800 block of 5th Street. 
Dec. 31: Report of a domestic disturbance in the 900 block of C Street. 
Wed
14
Jan

Tri County Students Recognized


TRI COUNTY STUDENTS-Tri County Student Council recognized two students of the semester. Junior Tori Koos and seventh grader Cavan McCuistion were nominated by their teachers and selected to receive this award. Contributed Photo
Wed
14
Jan

Letters to the Editor

Print Shop Story Reminds Reader Of Printing Story

Wed
14
Jan

Cleaning Is A Waste Of Time In My House

I cannot figure out how so many people keep such clean houses. I’ve decided they must spend hours tidying up the house every single day after work. 
My house is frequently a disaster even after several hours of cleaning each week. I frequently wonder how bad it would look if I cleaned less often. 
Wed
14
Jan

If I Were King This Whole Tax Refund Business Would Change

My palms have been sweaty for about two weeks now. And they likely will be for about the next two months. It’s income tax time.
 Each year about this time I start digging through files, notes, spread sheets, the check book and endless forms as I try to make ready for my annual trip to the CPA. I can deal with budget shortfalls, no money to make payroll, or the looming threat of OSHA walking in the door at any given time. But filing income taxes gives me the willies.
 The one thing I don’t understand is refunds. How do people get them? I’m on a permanent payment plan to the IRS. Each year my accountant gives me the news that I owe taxes but have to go borrow money to pay them.
 Naturally when I hear stories of people getting thousands of dollars back....many thousands of dollars back...sometimes tens of thousands of dollars back I get dizzy.
Wed
14
Jan

Hospital’s Contribution To And Support For Community No Small Item

 A hospital in a community, even ours, is something that perhaps most people do not give a lot of thought to...until its services are needed. Even a facility as magnificent as Fairbury’s probably goes unnoticed by most.
     Fairbury by a lot of standards is not a very large community but it is without doubt home to one of the finest, most up to date, modern health care facilities anywhere in Nebraska. As we walk, bike or drive by Jefferson Community Health Center many of us have gotten used to the fact that something new seems to be always going on there. Another renovation. A new addition. Finalization of a remodeling processes both inside, (which includes a lot of new equipment and technology) and out. Our hospital is on the cutting edge of rural health care and most don’t even recognize that.....again, until its services are needed.
Wed
14
Jan

The Diller Community Foundation Fund meeting

The Diller Community Foundation Fund will be holding a complimentary meal along with their Granting Celebration and Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 18, 2015, at the Diller Community Building.  The meal and Annual Meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by the Granting Celebration.  They would like to invite the public to attend this celebration as they look forward to sharing the successes of 2014 and planning for 2015.  The event is sponsored in part by Diller Telephone Co. and C & C Processing of Diller and Beatrice

Date: 
Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 11:30am
Wed
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Jan

FAIRBURY JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OF THE MONTH


FAIRBURY JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OF THE MONTH--7th Graders: Dalton Petersen, son of Scott & Alyson Petersen; Jaelle Johnson, daughter of Jeff & MaryAnn Johnson. 8th Graders: Charly Lufkin, daughter of Carissa & Dan Lufkin; Brandon Hinrichs, son of Dan & Mary Hinrichs. Students were nominated by their teachers based on work ethic and behaviors in the classroom. Contributed Photo

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