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Oct
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Irish Overpower Mustangs Game Played With Just One Goalpost

Photo caption: Meridian quarterback Ty Brakhage, a junior, pitches the ball to junior I-Back Brandon Jackson.

Class D-2 state-rated Falls City Sacred Heart put forth a solid rushing and passing attack to remain undefeated (5-0) posting a 49-6 win Friday evening against Meridian played on the Mustangs home field.

While it might not have looked like this was a historic game based on the score, it actually was because they played with only one goalpost. The south goalpost was knocked down by a strong storm on Friday afternoon.

It is unknown if a football game has ever taken place in Nebraska with only one goal post.

All extra points could only take place on the north end of the field.

The Irish got their offense rolling early striking for three first quarter touchdowns to open a 21-0 lead.

Sawyer Kean opened the scoring for Sacred Heart on a 10-yard run completing a seven-play drive.

Tue
08
Oct
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Eagle Scout Project

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Patricia Schwan of Western, Secretary of the Alpha Gamma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, presents Malachi Darling of Western with a check for $1,000 to help with his Eagle Scout project of re-carpeting the Western Public Library. Schwan applied in the name of the Alpha Gamma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa to receive funding from Norris Public Powers Goodwill Fund. Money in this fund comes from patrons voluntarily rounding up their electric bills to the next highest dollar amount.

Tue
08
Oct
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Members of the Peru State Misty Blues Show Choir Selected

(Peru State College today announced the members of the 2013-14 Misty Blues Show Choir following competitive auditions.

The Show Choir will be accompanied this year by a band of trumpets, trombones, saxophones, guitar, bass guitar, percussion and two keyboards.

The groups first performance will be during the all High School Show Choir Festival on campus Tuesday, Oct. 22 and Wednesday, Oct. 23 in the College Theatre, located at the south end of Hoyt Science Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Tue
08
Oct
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Elks Teens of the Month

The Fairbury Elks Lodge #1203 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elk USA announced their teens of the month based on character, leadership, community service, citizenship and scholastic achievement.

Madison Reece, who attends Thayer Central Community School, is the daughter of Dale and Christine Reece.

She has received both the Bronze and Silver Award through Girl Scouts and was awarded Academic All-State for 2012-2013 year. She has maintained honor roll status since seventh grade, is a Junior Law Cadet Academy member as well as a member of the Class C All-State Band.

Tue
08
Oct
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Looking Back

Photo caption: Contributed Photo1910 South side of Court house facing east of the square. Fourth building from Jenkins store was Uhley & Diller Clothing store. In 1931 my father Dale Gates and Ray Livingston purchased the store. It was known as Livingston and Gates until 1953 when both men retired. Virgil Richardson purchased the store. It is now vacant, but the Rock Creek Quilt shop was the last business in the building. Marlene Gates Houtwed

120 Years Ago

1893

The Fairbury Gazette

S.E. Swartz had made 500 fallons of sorghum syrup.

Honor pupils in District No. 25 (five miles north and mile west of Reynolds) were Ross Gibson, Norman Kind, Charley Payne, Amelia and John Schrader. Frank C. Carmony was teacher.

110 Years Ago

1903

The Fairbury Journal

Fairburys public library was moved from the courthouse basement to the office of the district court clerk.

Thu
03
Oct
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Margaret Reese

Margaret J. Reese, 86, of Fairbury, passed away Oct. 3, 2013 at Gardenside LTC in Fairbury.

Survivors are son, Larry Kotas and wife, Sondra of Diller; daughters, Marcia Sivley and husband, John of Bowling Green, Ky., Vicki Check and husband, Ralph of Endicott; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 at Faith Lutheran Church in Fairbury, with Pastor Ken Hart officiating.

Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.

Thu
03
Oct
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Severe Weather Possible

Stay tuned to a media source this afternoon into the late evening today 10/3/2013.

Areas south of I-80 have a risk of severe storms. All modes of severe weather are possible even tornados. The picture below shows the area at a better risk of tornados. It is hard to see but our county is in the 5% risk area. Even if we dont have a tornado there is a higher risk of hail 2 and larger and damaging winds. Also after last night we have a risk of flooding with storm motion being slow. The area received from 1 to 5 last night. There is a flood warning right now on the Little Blue river in Clay, Adams and Nuckolls county areas. This will take about a day and a half to two days to get here. So all depends on what we may get tonight and tomorrow.

Friday at this time the higher severe weather risk looks to be east of Jefferson county. So if you plan to travel to areas east of a Beatrice to Lincoln line tomorrow you will need to plan ahead and listen for changing weather.

Thu
03
Oct
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Thayer Central Community School Homecoming

Photo caption: Contributed picture: Thayer Central Community School Homecoming King and Queen along with their court. Pictured from left to right are: Trev Mumm, Bailey Linton, Lukas Kroll,(Crown bearer) Allison Tietjen( Queen) Cole Harris(King) Halle Johnson(crown bearer) Megan Bulin, Jared Marsh, Maddy Reece, Jacob Kniep

Thu
03
Oct
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UMW Bazaar

Fall Into Christmas Shopping

The UMW Bazaar will be Friday, Oct. 11 from 3-6 p.m., pie and coffee served; and Saturday, Oct. 12 from 8 a.m.-12 noon, rolls and coffee available, at the United Methodist Church, 605 E Street, Fairbury. Crafts, baked goods, gifts, paper products, jewelry, more! Food, fun, and fellowship.

Thu
03
Oct
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Faith Lutheran Church Sunday School Classes to Begin

Faith Lutheran Church Sunday School Classes to Begin

Sept. 1, 2013 from 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Classes available are, Nursery (3 years of age)-Adult Bible Study. Confirmation classes are available for 7th grade and older.

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