Submitted by Fairbury1 on Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:28pm
November's election ballot will include a number of big decisions for Nebraskans. In addition to electing federal, state and local office holders, voters will decide on Nov. 4 whether to increase Nebraska's minimum wage.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:03am
Nebraska Third on USDA’s List of Top 100 Ag Co-ops
Nebraska is home to nine of the U.S. top 100 agricultural cooperatives, third in the nation behind Iowa and Minnesota, according to recently released USDA data. The number of top 100 co-ops in Iowa, 16, is up from 11 a decade ago. Minnesota has 13 co-ops in the top 100.
These statistics underscore what most Midwesterners already know – Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska are extremely important to the nation’s agricultural economy, according to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Farmer-owned co-ops play a major role in making it an agricultural powerhouse.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:07pm
After losing its first game last week to BDS, Diller-Odell got back on the winning side, as its offense erupted for nine touchdowns enroute to a 73-0 home win Friday evening over Nebraska Lutheran.
Diller-Odell took command right from the kickoff scoring 22 first quarter points.
Touchdowns scored for the Griffins were Brady McMurray 25-yard pass to Stetson Meyer, McMurray one-yard run, and Marcus Eickmann scored on a fumble recovery in the end zone.
McMurray and Christian McCown added a pair of two-point conversion runs after the first and third touchdowns.
Diller-Odell continued to slice up the Knights’ defense striking for 28 second quarter points.
Scoring touchdowns for the Griffins in the second quarter included McMurray, one-yard run, McMurray 24-yard pass to Meyer, and Eickmann scored on runs of 41 and 62 yards extending Diller-Odell’s lead to 50-0 at half.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:06pm
FAIRBURY FRESHMAN REGAN SCHMIDT follows through and connects with a pitch in last Thursday’s first round game versus Norris in the B-1 District Softball Tournament played at Hannibal Park in Beatrice. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
Entering the B-1 District Softball Tournament last Thursday at Hannibal Park in Beatrice, as the sixth seed Fairbury/Thayer Central pieced together a 1-2 record on the day.
In its opener, the Lady Jeffs faced third seed Norris (18-9) and the Lady Titans came away with a 16-1 win in three innings.
The Lady Jeffs scored first in the game plating a run in the top of the first.
Norris regrouped and tallied five runs in the bottom of the first with RBI hits collected by Madison Behrends, Halle Hayhurst, and Lindsey Pressler.
Fairbury loaded the bases in the top of the second on a walk, an error, and a hit by Marah Shumard, but could not push across any runs off Lady Titans’ pitcher Lindsey Pressler.
Norris scratched out a pair of runs in the bottom of the second to widen its lead to 7-0.
Fairbury was retired in order in the top of the third.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:04pm
MERIDIAN SENIORS BRANDON JACKSON, No. 35, AND DYLAN BROWN, No.89, combine to make a tackle on Lawrence-Nelson’s quarterback Colton Biltoft, No. 15, in first half action Friday evening on the Mustangs’ home field. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
In a battle between district teams with matching 3-2 records, Lawrence-Nelson was able to slow down Meridian’s stellar rushing attack.
As a result, Meridian did not run the ball consistently and its defense couldn’t stop the Raiders’ running game at crucial times in the game played on Jim Durflinger Field which allowed Lawrence-Nelson to slip past Meridian Friday night by a score of 28-24.
Lawrence-Nelson’s defense setup its initial score in the first quarter, as Dillon Menke recovered a fumble on the Mustangs’ 35-yard line.
On the ensuing play, Menke broke loose on a 35-yard run to the end zone.
Cody Byers ran in the two-point conversion giving the Raiders an 8-0 lead with 7:31 on the clock.
Meridian answered back with a five-play drive which culminated in a 39-yard touchdown run by Brandon Jackson.
The PAT kick was blocked leaving Lawrence-Nelson ahead, 8-6 after one quarter.