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Looking Back

Photo caption: The home of the Journal News, at one time Fairbury had two daily papers, The Journal News and The Fairbury Daily News. As time went on the two papers consolidated to form the Fairbury Journal News. Contributed Photo

120 Years Ago


The Fairbury Journal

Professor E. Herbst returned to Fairbury from Chicago, to resume teaching music.

The Commercial Hotel in Fairbury changed its name to the Merchants Hotelon the west side of D Street between third and Fourth streets.

Oats were being plowed up and replaced by millet, wheat by corn, due to the drouth.

M. Zweifel went from Fairbury to visit his native Switzerland. In New York he met Simon Matson, a former tailor here, en rout to Sweden.

110 Years Ago


The Fairbury Journal

Mentioned in a report from School District No. 98 were John Gottschlag, Fred Knoche, Albert and Rosa Koenig and Blanche Robinson. John Zink was teacher.

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Jefferson Intermediate School Honor Roll

5th Grade

Fourth Quarter Honor Roll (2013-2014)

*Denotes 4.0 Honor Roll Students

Leland Abbott

*Taryn Arnold

Chayton Baloun-Diller

Mallonee Biehl

*Marlee Biehl

Harlie Blas

Phoenix Cervantes

Rebecca Dayhuff

Nikolas Dunsing

Dylan Durning

Payton Firmanik

Jenik Green

Kyle Gregory

Taylor Gustafson

Konnor Hasselbring

Christina Hickey

Andrew Johnson

*Abigail Judd

Shelby Klaumann

Briaunna Knothe

*Maggie Layton

Samantha Lee

Mikwena Lierman

Leah Mach

*Josi Mans

Mo'Nae Moody

*Leah Moyer

Xavier Munoz

Hailie Nicholson

*Page Nippert

Andrew Novotny

Austin Novotny

*Brynn Novotny

Ellie Ohlde

Addison Parrack

Jadyn Rasmussen

Joshua Robertson

Keely Schramm

*Kacy Starck

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Fairbury Jr.Sr High Honor Roll


Kaitlin Bush

Chris Cloyd Jr.

Anya Colburn

Francesca Coluccio

Gabriel Dux

Trey Forney

Samuel Netherton

Sydnie Schmidt

Austin Schwisow

Michele Snyder

Bryce Taylor

Tyler Theye

Adam Umland

Grayson Vaughn


Tiffani Bonsal

Kailoni Bray

Austen Fisbeck

Keanna Kroeker

Marshall Nichelson

Alexander Plummer

Shelby Pollman

Sidney Pollman

Bryce Schouboe

Shelby Shinn

Megan Siebe

Shianne Thompson

Brett Wanamaker


Tyler Bray

Clorissa Brooks

Nicholas Christiansen

Tyler DeBoer

Stephen Engelman

Seth Hart

Tyler Heidemann

Cody Huss

Trevin Likens

LaNae Morales

Christina Netherton

Anna Schouboe

Kelsey Snyder

Nathaniel Stapaules

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Jefferson County Farm Bureau Awards Scholarship to Riggle

Kara Riggle is the winner of a $500 Scholarship given by the Jefferson County Farm Bureau. She is the daughter of Kevin and Kris Riggle. She is planning on attaining a bachelors degree from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. Once completing the prerequisites for Veterinary School, she will start applying to Graduate Veterinary School at Kansas State University.

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Fairbury Swim Team

Photo caption: AND THE WINNER IS---The Fairbury Swim Team has been using the Burkley Wellness Center pool until warmer weather rolled around. On their final day the teams fastest swimmer, Mikasa Lierman challenged Craig Bontrager to a race, Coach Rich Lierman declares the winner. The team will host two meets this summer with the first one being this weekend. Fifty nine swimmers, 18 of them new make up the team. Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky/Fairbury Journal News

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Diller Village Life Visit # 1

Visit # 1 - The Beginning

The Otoe Missouri Indians had long inhabited the land in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas. Beginning in 1834 the Otoe began ceding land to the United States Government. The treaties of 1854 and 1855 ceded all of their land west of the Missouri River excepting sixteen thousand acres lying in the Big Blue River Valley in Kansas and Nebraska. Diller lies along the northern border of the Otoe Indian Reservation.

In the treaty of 1879 the Otoe sold their lands to the U. S. Government and receved an allotment of land in the Indian Territory, now the State of Oklahoma. Many of the Otoe moved to Oklahoma and within a few years the reservation land was sold and settled.

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Student-Athletes Receive NCPA Academic All-State Awards

The Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) is proud to announce the student recipients for the Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association (NCPA) Academic All-State Awards.

Thirty area high school student-athletes have earned the 2014 Spring Academic All-State Award.

The following leadership and scholarship guidelines apply to all of the students receiving this honor.

A nominated student must be a varsity player or organizational leader who has played a significant role on the team or in the organizational activity this season.

Nominated student-athletes must have a minimum cumulative grade point average in all curricular subjects of 93 percent or A (3.7 on a 4.0-point scale or the equivalent).

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We Meet Again

Following an 82 game regular season and repeating as their respective conference champions by winning their finals in six games, the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs will meet in a rematch of last years spectacular NBA Finals.

This is the first repeat Finals matchup since the 1998 Finals when the Chicago Bulls defeated the Utah Jazz for the second straight year in six games.

Miami is trying to be the first team to three-peat as champions since the Los Angeles Lakers from 2000-2002.

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Lack Of Hits, Errors Prove Costly For Fairbury

Last Fridays home game for the Fairbury Seniors was one of those contests where the squad got good pitching, but their offense and defense let them down in a 5-3 loss to Adams.

On the night, Fairbury left nine baserunners on base and were held scoreless until the bottom of the sixth scoring one run. Fairbury tacked on two unearned runs in the bottom of the seventh.

None of the runs scored by either team in the game were earned.

Adams scored one run in the third off a throwing error, and added another single run in the fourth on a hit batsman, a stolen base, and two throwing errors.

In the sixth inning, Adams plated a pair of runs off of two throwing errors, and concluded its scoring in the seventh scoring once off an error and a fielders choice.

It came down to a lack of hitting on our part. We just couldnt get any timely hits which hurt us in this game, Fairbury Seniors coach Bob Hinrichs remarked.

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Fairbury Seniors Go 1-1 At Falls City Tournament

Competing in their first Seniors tournament of the season, Fairbury posted a .500 record at Saturdays Falls City Tournament.

In their opening contest, Fairbury lost a hard-fought, 3-2 game to Falls City.

The game was scoreless through five innings before Fairbury broke through in the top of the sixth scoring a pair of runs.

Brett Wanamaker walked, and Zach Edson singled advancing Wanamaker to third. Dalton Hinrichs followed with a sacrifice fly scoring Wanamaker.

Connor Livingston reached base on an error, and Nate Klaumann delivered an RBI single scoring Edson.

Falls City answered back in the bottom of the sixth plating two runs off an error, a hit batsman and two singles.

Fairbury left the bases loaded in the top of the seventh inning.

In the bottom of the seventh, Falls City scored one run for the win with two outs on two singles.