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Mar

CANHAM

Nathan and Jami Canham proudly announce the birth of their son, Grant Christian Canham. He was born February 4, 2015, weighing 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and 21“ long. He was welcomed home by his big sister’s, Gracyn and Emma. Grandparents are Mike & Faye Francis of Fairbury, Tracy & Vickie Arntt of Endicott. Great-grandparents are Nioma Francis of Fairbury, Elville Arntt of Steele City and Bill & Ellen Canham of Rockham, SD.

Fri
06
Mar

William Keith Jacobs

William Keith Jacobs, 98, Lincoln, died February 26, 2015 at Eastmont Towers. Born April 10, 1916 on the family farm near Daykin, NE to Edwin and Lydia (Schilke) Jacobs. Graduate of Fairbury HS and Nebraska Wesleyan University. He had a long career in farming and feeding cattle. In 1941 married Gretchen Kelly in Vancouver, WA. They were married 68 years before Gretchen died in 2009. Upon retirement in 1977 they moved to Lincoln, NE. He enjoyed traveling, taking care of his yard, watching all sports, the stock market, and collecting coins. He was active in the Lutheran Church.
Keith is survived by his daughter, Jan and husband, Bob Sibal; nephews, Stephen, Robert, Douglas, Richard, and Gregory Johnson; nieces, Mary Johnson Meyer, Donna Hall, Patsy Peeler; and great granddaughter, Shelby Sibal. Also survived by numerous other relatives.
He was preceded in death by parents; wife; sister, Ruth and husband, Henry Johnson; grandson, Gregory Sibal; and son, John Edwin.

Wed
04
Mar

Beatrice Basketball Tournament


Beatrice Basketball Tournament Silver Division Champs--Fairbury 8th Grade, front row left to right: Tori Likens, Madison Gregory, McKenzie Layton and Janessa Swanda. Back row, left to right: Coach Nichole Grummert, Bryn Livingston, Jessa Eden and Mikasa Lierman, not pictured Kaylee Sipek. Contributed Photo
Wed
04
Mar

Sharp-Shooting Lady Crusaders End Lady Jeffs’ Season


FAIRBURY SENIOR SHELBY POLLMAN, No. 25, puts up a shot over a Lincoln Christian defender in first half action Friday evening in the C1-2 District Final held at the Haddix Recreation and Athletic Center on the campus of Doane College in Crete. Pollman led Fairbury in scoring with 13 points, as the Lady Jeffs were defeated by the Lady Crusaders, 57-35. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News

Fairbury’s Lady Jeffs basketball season came to a close due in part to a hot-shooting Lincoln Christian squad at last Friday’s C1-2 District Final played at the Haddix Recreation and Athletic Center on the campus of Doane College in Crete.
The Lady Crusaders (22-4) seized control right from the tip-off and sailed by the Lady Jeffs, 57-35.
Lincoln Christian vaulted out to a quick 8-0 lead spearheaded by eight straight points from sophomore Ashlyn Power, including a pair of treys.
Fairbury got on the board with 4:47 left in the opening quarter off a two-point field goal from Sidney Pollman.
A 7-4 scoring spree by Fairbury brought the Lady Jeffs within six points at 15-9 with 1:10 remaining in the first quarter.
The Lady Crusaders finished out the quarter on a 6-0 run behind the scoring of Power, Elizabeth Nunnally, and Taytem Coleman expanding their lead to 22-9.

Wed
04
Mar

Diller-Odell Guts Out Win Versus Pawnee City

The post-season began for both Diller-Odell and Pawnee City last Tuesday in the D1-1 Subdistrict Boys Basketball Tournament played at Southern High School in Wymore.
Diller-Odell relied on switching defenses in the game and timely free throw shooting in the final minutes to earn a 40-34 opening round victory over Pawnee City.
It took just :21 seconds into the game for Diller-Odell to score the first points on a two-point hoop from Bladen Ahl.
Connor Freeman tied the game at two off a two-point basket on Pawnee City’s next possession.
Following a trey by Diller-Odell’s Ely Hroch, Pawnee City put together five straight points for a 7-5 lead.
Two-point field goals by Hroch, Peyton Mohr, and Ahl stretched the Griffins’ advantage to 11-7 heading to the second quarter.
Midway through the second quarter, Pawnee City grabbed a 16-15 lead off a trifecta by Freeman.
Diller-Odell went back in front, 18-16 on a three-point hoop from Ahl.

Wed
04
Mar

Third Quarter Dooms Tri County In Subdistrict Loss

A cold third quarter of shooting proved too costly for Tri County to overcome in its 45-32 first round loss to Sutton Feb. 24 in the C2-3 Subdistrict Boys Basketball Tournament held at Fairbury Jr.-Sr. High School.
This was the second time this season that Tri County and Sutton faced each other on the hardwood with the Mustangs defeating the Trojans Jan. 17 by a score of 46-31.
Sutton entered the subdistrict game as the top seed with Tri County the fourth seed.
Tri County got off to a strong start as the team played with an abundance of energy vaulting out to a 10-5 lead after the first quarter.
Keldon Barr led the way for the Trojans scoring six of the squad’s 10 points.
In the second quarter, Sutton picked up its intensity on both sides of the ball holding Tri County to just five points scored, while the Mustangs’ offense awoke chalking up 15 points to walk off the court at half with a 20-15 lead.

Wed
04
Mar

Knights Win Thriller Over Diller-Odell


DILLER-ODELL SENIOR STETSON MEYER, No. 42, leaps high to release a shot in the lane over the outstretched hand of 6’8” Lourdes Central Catholic’s Noah Vasa, No. 22, during action in last Thursday’s D1-1 District Final played at Southern High School. The Griffins had their season come to an end falling, 33-32 to the Knights. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News

Sometimes the ball bounces your way, and other times the ball doesn’t.
That was the case, as Diller-Odell hung tough with a tall Lourdes Central Catholic squad last Thursday night, but were unable to hit on several shot attempts in the closing minute and suffered a heart-breaking, 33-32 loss in the D1-1 Subdistrict Boys Basketball Tournament final held at Southern High School.
Top seed Lourdes Central Catholic shot out to a quick 6-2 lead behind the three-point shooting of 6’8” Noah Vasa and Hayden Miller.
Second seed Diller-Odell fought back outscoring the Knights, 6-2 to forge an 8-all tie after one quarter.
The Knights got the upperhand in the second quarter outscoring the Griffins, 15-4 to open a 23-12 lead at half.
Sparked by the scoring of Austin Vitosh, Bladen Ahl, Ely Hroch, and Christian McCown, Diller-Odell rallied to cut the Knights’ lead to 32-16 after three quarters of play.

Wed
04
Mar

LWML Spring Workshop

LWML Spring Workshop Sunday, March 8th, at Faith Lutheran Church in Hebron beginning at 1:45 p.m. Faith Lutheran Church at 420 Charles Road in Hebron. For more information please contact Diane Molthan 402-768-6840.

Date: 
Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 1:45am
Wed
04
Mar

Fairbury Optimist Speech Contest

Fairbury Optimist Speech Contest will be held Sunday, March 8 at 4:00 p.m. in the Fairbury United Methodist Church, 605 E Street. The topic is “How my Optimism Will Help Me Press on to Greater Achievements of the Future”. Contestants cannot have turned 19 before Dec. 31, 2014. For more information contact Judith Conway Kluge at 402-797-4021 or jck1tophen4usa@yahoo.com.

Date: 
Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 4:00am
Wed
04
Mar

Fairbury American Legion

Fairbury American Legion will meet on Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the V.F.W. All veterans are invited to attend, along with wives and friends. Everyone welcome

Date: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 6:30am

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