All

Wed
02
Oct
admin's picture

Lincoln Christian Makes Short Work Of Lady Trojans

Lincoln Christian made quick work of Tri County Thursday night on the Lady Trojans home court.

The Lady Crusaders posted a straight set 25-9, 25-9 and 25-8 win.

Tri County couldnt get any type of offense going after tying the first set at three off a kill by Josie Weise.

Lincoln Christian behind a 4-0 run opened a lead of 18-6.

A kill by Ashlyn Power helped the Lady Crusaders to string together the last five points to claim the opening set.

In the second set, Lincoln Christian raced out to a 10-0 lead and never looked back.

Aided by the front row attacks of Jenna Humphrey and the ace serving by Hannah Taylor and Hannah Olsen, the Lady Crusaders took control with an 11-2 lead in the third set.

A 3-0 run by Tri County sparked by a tip from Shalayna Niemeyer and kills by Sloane Holtmeier and Megann Freese sliced the deficit to 18-7.

Wed
02
Oct
admin's picture

BDS Outlasts Meridian In Four Sets

In a matchup of Crossroads Conference rivals, once beaten Bruning-Davenport-Shickley topped Meridian in four sets Thursday night on the Lady Eagles home court.

BDS (12-1) beat the Lady Mustangs by scores of 25-16, 21-25, 25-15 and 26-24.

The loss by Meridian snapped its three-game winning streak, as the team was coming off winning the MUDECAS B Division title on Sept. 19.

Blair Hofstetter was 16-16 serving in the match for the Lady Mustangs, Ashli Soukup was 16-19 serving with one ace and Allison Klipp contributed one ace off 15-16 serving.

As a team, the Lady Mustangs put down 43 kills led by Rebecca Taylor with a team-high 14 kills, Hofstetter delivered 11 kills and Miranda Johnson chipped in six kills.

Twenty-one set assists were put up by Hofstetter and Johnson handed out 20 set assists for the (4-5) Lady Mustangs.

Wed
02
Oct
admin's picture

Thayer Central Handed 42-13 Homecoming Loss

Photo caption: This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.com Photos by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-NewsThayer Central Quarterback Caleb Goedeken, 14, Friday night against Doniphan-Trumbull

Thayer Centrals homecoming game didnt turn out the way they would have hoped. The Titans were given the task of facing the undefeated Doniphan-Trumbull Cardinals, the 13th-ranked team in the state of Nebraska, Friday night as they fell 13-42 in Hebron.

I thought our boys played pretty well overall, Thayer Central coach Josh Lanik said. We knew coming into the game that Doniphan-Trumbull had a highly explosive offense that usually scores quickly and often.

After falling behind 0-20 in the second quarter, the Titans used a 23-yard pass from Jay Cottam to Connor Mumm to put points on the board.

Wed
02
Oct
admin's picture

FHS Spikers Dont Play Well Against Beatrice

Photo caption: Fairbury Lady Jeffs Megan Siebe, 3, and Shelby Pollman, 11, ready to block a tip at the net by Tori Sutter of Beatrice Sept. 26.

Beatrice was the more aggressive team on the court last Thursday, and it showed as the Lady Orange came to Fairbury and left with a straight sets 25-9, 25-16, 25-15 win.

Fairbury Lady Jeffs volleyball coach Ryan Evans felt the team didnt play for the entire match.

Overall the team just didnt play well. I cant really pinpoint it. It wasnt our passing, or our setting, or our hitting. Beatrice swung more at the net and were able to hit over and around our blocks, and put the ball where it needed to go, Evans said.

Wed
02
Oct
admin's picture

Jeffs Jammed for Homecoming

Photo caption: These Photos Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.com Photos by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-NewsFairbury Quarterback Dalton Hinrichs, 7, is surrounded by teammates, from left, Nate Klaumann, Tyler Theye and Dillion Barnett as he cocks back to throw a pass against Fillmore Central Friday night.

Even though Fairbury came up short on the scoreboard 56-34 in its Friday homecoming game against Fillmore Central, Fairbury Jeffs head football coach Derek Garfield was pleased with how the team performed.

I was very proud of the way our guys fought the entire game on Friday night. We were able to do some positive things on both sides of the ball. I was especially proud of the way we were able to move the football. Scoring five touchdowns was fantastic, Garfield said.

Wed
02
Oct
admin's picture

Rains Bring Sporadic Drought Relief

The flood waters coming from Colorado helped to lessen the drought conditions in the extreme southwestern corner of Nebraska but there is a long way to go.

Although we are greatly improved over last year, Al Dutcher, state climatologist said. We have not seen the extreme heat however the western two thirds of the state is in severe to extreme drought conditions.

The U.S. Department of Agricultures Office of the Chief Economist showed that for the week ending Sept 24, corn and soybeans in drought actually went down a percentage point. Cattle was at 51 percent and hay at 37 percent in drought and each decreased two percentage points. Forty percent of the U.S. Winter wheat production area was in drought on Sept. 24 which is down three percentage points from a week ago.

Wed
02
Oct
admin's picture

Delay in Health Insurance Expected for Nebraska

Vivianne Chaumont, Director of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Medicaid, was notified by the federal government that Nebraskans assessed as potentially Medicaid eligible when applying for health insurance through the Federally Facilitated Marketplace on Oct. 1, will experience about a one-month delay in transferring their application to Nebraska Medicaid.

This is further evidence that Obamacare is not ready for implementation, said Gov. Heineman. Obamacare is a deeply flawed law and its legacy is going to be missed deadlines, increased insurance premiums and higher health care costs.

The federal Department of Health and Human Services has informed Nebraska Medicaid that the federal government is unable to provide account transfer service between Nebraska Medicaid and the Federally Facilitated Marketplace on Oct. 1.

Wed
02
Oct
admin's picture

FFA Chapter Receives $500 Award

Photo caption: Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky Fairbury Journal News Local FFA Chapter receives award of $500 as well as one FFA Blue Jacket from the joint program between Farmers Cooperative and Syngenta. Pictured starting in back from left to right are Craig Nelson, Regional Representative for Syngenta, FFA officers Paige Husa, Adam Umland, Kara Riggle, and Mike McClain, Fairbury Agronomy Branch Manager. Pictured in the front is Samantha Hanson, Fairbury FFA advisor.

Syngenta and Farmers Cooperative donate $500 as well as a blue FFA Jacket to the Fairbury FFA Chapter.

Syngenta, a a global biotechnology and genomic research and development company that is ranked third in total seeds and biotech sales has teamed with the Farmers Cooperative in the Blue Jacket Program. The Blue Jacket Program is a community-centered program that awards $500 and a blue FFA jacket to local FFA chapters.

Wed
02
Oct
admin's picture

Some food stamp recipients could lose benefits

Food stamp recipients in Jefferson County could see changes in their benefits in the coming months if the members of the House of Representatives have their way.

The House voted 217-210 on Sept. 19 to cut nearly $40 billion of the food assistance program over the next 10 years.

According to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, 726 people in Jefferson County and 181,484 people statewide receive food stamps in August.

House Republicans said the cuts, which will be accomplished by ending employment waivers and requiring drug testing for recipients, among other things, will encourage people to enter the job market again now that the economy is improving.

House Republicans who voted in favor of the food stamp cuts said needy people will not lose their food stamps and families with children will still receive their benefits.

Wed
02
Oct
admin's picture

Kiwanis 2013 Board of Directors Installation

Photo caption: Contributed PhotoThe 2013 Kiwanis Members stand with their newly elected Board of Directors.President: Tiffany Pfaff, President-Elect: Bill Runge, Vice President: Nicole Durning, Secretary: Tammy Suey, Treasurer: Jim Bell, Past President: Jaime Lambert, Director '14: Sharon Priefert, Director '15: Brooke Schwab, Director '16: Danni Starck

120 Years Ago

1893

The Fairbury Journal

Part of the Daykin newspaper was printed in German. August Schiermeyer was publisher.

J.B. Douglas Shoes for Gentlemen were advertised at $3 pair in Fairbury.

Peoples Party county convention nominees included John Koenig treasurer (he refused), S.C. Ingraham judge, L.C. Church Schools Superintendent, J.B. Wright sheriff, F.M.W. Price surveyor, Dr. Jeffry coroner and J.W. Carmony commissioner.

110 Years Ago

1903

The Fairbury Journal

Pages