Submitted by Fairbury1 on Fri, 01/09/2015 - 8:30am
Corlyn K. Cerveny, a former rural Nebraska school teacher, homemaker, and wife of the late Joe Cerveny, a Fairbury city mail carrier for many years, passed away surrounded by her family on December 31 in Orlando, Florida, at the age of 82. Corlyn graduated from Reynolds High School in 1949 and survived polio, which struck her and took the life of her older sister, Wanda. She married Joe Cerveny in 1954 and they were wed for 53 years. Corlyn served as a Fairbury election volunteer for a number of years.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Fri, 01/09/2015 - 8:26am
Freda C. Burkhart, 87, of Fairbury, formerly Daykin, NE died January 8, 2015 at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. She was born January 30, 1927 in Saline County, NE.
Survivors are daughters, Connie (Rod) Meier of Lincoln; Ronda (Gray D.) Wiebe of Papillion; sons, Ritchie (Rhonda) Burkhart of Alexandria; Craig (Shannon) Burkhart of Daykin; nine grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Schamp of Lincoln; Evelyn Carver of Youngstown, OH; and nieces and nephews.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 1:53pm
Tri County’s Lady Trojans basketball team lost a pair of hard-fought contests last week in their own holiday tournament held at Tri County High School.
In consolation action on Dec. 30, the Lady Trojans came up short against Southern by a score of 39-33.
The game was close for three quarters with the Lady Trojans maintaining a 25-22 lead on the Lady Raiders.
However the fourth quarter proved to be the key stretch of the game, as Southern outscored Tri County, 17-8 to pull away for its second win on the season.
Seven players scored for the (3-6) Lady Trojans led by Megann Freese with nine points, Haydyn Weise, seven points, Delaney Uher, six points, Haley Staroscik, four points, Shalayna Niemeyer, three points, and Sloane Holtmeier and Josie Weise chipped in two points apiece.
As a team, Tri County came away with 19 steals paced by Josie Weise with six.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 1:51pm
After opening tourney play with a double-digit win, Tri County could never get on track in last Tuesday’s championship game versus Wilber-Clatonia, as the Wolverines cruised to a 28-point victory, 50-22 in the Tri County Holiday Tournament.
The (5-1) Wolverines jumped out to a 12-3 first quarter lead fueled by a swarming defense which allowed just a last second three-point hoop to the Trojans.
Tri County’s offense had its best quarter of the game in the second scoring 11 points, but the Wolverines’ offense didn’t slow down tallyiing 16 points against the Trojans’ defense to open a 28-14 halftime lead.
The second half belonged to Wilber-Clatonia, as the Wolverines outscored the Trojans, 22-8.
Tri County began play on Dec. 29 defeating Weeping Water, 59-35 in first round action.
Early on following one quarter of play, Weeping Water maintained a 10-8 lead.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 1:51pm
Returning after five days off due to the NSAA moratorium, Fairbury’s Lady Jeffs basketball team didn’t miss a beat as the squad went 2-0 enroute to winning the Lincoln Lutheran Holiday Tournament played Dec. 29-30 in Lincoln.
Fairbury began play Monday evening claiming a 47-39 win against Lincoln Lutheran.
The Lady Jeffs vaulted out to an 18-10 first lead on the Lady Warriors, and stretched their lead to double digits at half, 30-19.
Lincoln Lutheran turned up its defensive intensity in the second half limiting Fairbury to single digits in both quarters.
In the fourth quarter, Fairbury made some key shots from the field along with several crucial free throws to pull out the win.
Sidney Pollman paced Fairbury with a game-high 26 points, Shelby Pollman, 11 points, Tiffani Bonsal, five points, Josey Zabokrtsky, three points, and Halle Knigge chalked up two points.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 1:50pm
The second half of the wrestling season got underway Friday evening for Fairbury, as the Jeffs traveled west to Shelton for a dual match.
Fairbury coming off a small break for the holidays earned a 48-18 victory against Shelton/Kenesaw.
In the dual, Fairbury picked up nine wins on the mats, including six matches won by pins.
Earning wins for the Jeffs were Austin Barnts, 113 pounds won by forfeit, Logan Slater, 120 pounds by decision, 12-6 over Dalton Kautz, Anthony Moyer, 132 pounds by pin in 3:07 over Brandon Mashburn, Damian Green, 145 pounds by pin in 1:38 against Jaison Andrist, Justyn Franklin, 152 pounds by pin in 4:39 over Stephen Duffy, Zach Reikofski, 160 pounds by pin against Jack Duffy in 4:29, Jacob Johnson, 170 pounds by pin in 3:10 over Daly Haller, Patrick Ondrak, 182 pounds by decision, 8-2 over Jake Brunk, and Paul Mach, 285 pounds by pin against Junior Sauceda in a time of 1:38.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 1:41pm
Tri County’s basketball teams came away with a split on Saturday night in a home doubleheader versus Superior.
In the opener, Superior benefited from a fast first quarter start and a quick third quarter spurt to hold off Tri County, 49-39.
The (8-2) Lady Wildcats shot out to a 15-7 first quarter lead on the Lady Trojans, and maintained a 20-16 advantage at half.
Superior’s offense broke free scoring 12 third quarter points while limiting the Lady Trojans to just six points expanding its lead to 32-22 after three quarters of play.
Each team tallied 17 points in the final quarter leaving Superior with the 10-point victory.
Haydyn Weise paced the (3-7) Lady Trojans in scoring with 14 points, Josie Weise, seven points, Sloane Holtmeier and Delaney Uher, four points each, Kailey Weichel, Shalayna Niemeyer, and Haley Staroscik, three points apiece, and Eryn Hummer chalked up one point.