Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:05pm
1912 Note that Korbel Drug, Starr Buckow Ins and all the building in between are still around. The elaborate Eastlake facade, where the spa is now, had its facade changed in the 30’s. Contributed Photo
120 Years Ago 1894
The Jefferson County Journal
As it had 10 years earlier, the Republican local ticket carried Jefferson County, but Silas A. Holcomb, Populist, defeated Tom Majors for governor.
Wheat prices were the lowest at the farm since arrival of railroad transportation in the area.
The honor roll in district No. 9 included Fannie and Raymond Alsworth, Charles and Clara Coffin, Peter Isaac, Ray and Ruth Moler, Charles and Max Ruhnke, Emma Schindoll, Silas and Theodore Wadley, Mary Wendlandt and Clarence Wolfe.
110 Years Ago 1904
The Jefferson County Journal
“Shore Acres” was the first play in the new Steele Opera house on the south side of the square. The former opera house on the north side, in the old First National Bank Building, had been closed.
Fred Landkamer reported a yield of 80 bushels of corn per acre on a small tract near Powell.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:04pm
It was a busy week for the Fairbury Lady Jeffs volleyball team, as the team played six matches including three matches to place sixth in the eight-team Falls City Volleyball Tournament played Oct. 11th at Falls City High and Middle Schools.
Fairbury opened play taking on Palmyra losing in three sets, 17-25, 25-18, 25-18 to the Lady Panthers.
Shelby Pollman paced Fairbury’s attacks with a team-high 12 kills, and Sidney Pollman hammered home nine kills.
For the match, the Lady Jeffs racked up 29 kills.
Senior Tiffani Bonsal handed out 26 assists on 88-93 setting.
Sidney Pollman topped the Lady Jeffs with four blocks, with Bailey Klaumann registering 30 digs on defense.
Fairbury dropped into the loser’s bracket with its opening round loss.
The Lady Jeffs came away with its fifth win of the season posting a three-set victory against Sterling by the scores of 16-25, 25-18, 26-24.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:02pm
TRI COUNTY FRESHMAN ETHAN PAXTON keeps up a steady pace in the 5k race at last Thursday’s D-2 District Cross Country Meet run on the Hidden Hills Golf Course in Geneva. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
Tri County took part in their final meet of the season last Thursday afternoon in the D-2 District Cross Country Meet run on the Hidden Hills Golf Course in Geneva.
Freshman Ethan Paxton and senior William Stokebrand ran the 5K race along with 70 other runners on a warm and pleasant day.
Paxton finished 68th out of 72 runners in a time of 23:41.5, and Stokebrand finished 71st crossing the finish line in a time of 25:05.0.
The top three teams on the boys side that qualified for the state cross country meet were district champion, Nebraska Christian with a score of 19 points, district runner-up Doniphan-Trumbull amassing 56 points, and Fillmore Central was third with a score of 63 points.
The top 15 individuals in the race qualify for the state cross country meet in Kearney on Oct. 24.
District medalist was Aquinas Catholic’s Elijah Frasher covering the course in a time of 16:54.85.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:00pm
Alright be honest how many people would have thought or believed that 110th World Series would have a matchup featuring the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals.
The Royals haven’t been to the postseason in 29 years, while the Giants look to win their eighth title in franchise history.
Kansas City is the first team ever to start a postseason winning eight straight games, while the Giants will be playing in their third World Series in five years.
The two teams are both wild card teams from their respective leagues. This is the first time since the 2002 World Series pitting the San Francisco Ginats against the Anaheim Angels that both teams were wild card teams. That series was won in seven games by the Angels.
The two squads played a three-game interleague series in Kansas City this past August with the Royals earning a sweep.