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Crete Invite Yields Three Medals For Jeffs, Two For Trojans

Fairburys young wrestling team continued to show improvement competing Saturday in the brutally tough 16-team Crete Invitational.

As a team, the Jeffs placed 13th overall as they scored 38 points.

Adams Central won the invite amassing 192.50 points with Syracuse runner-up with 188 points.

On the day, Fairbury had a trio of medalists.

Senior Jon Fletcher went 4-1 in his matches to place third in the 113-pound weight class.

Fletcher won his third place match by decision, 3-0 over Ashland-Greenwoods Dawson Grell.

Sophomore Greg Borch placed sixth in the 132-pound weight class with a record of 3-3.

Freshman Patrick Ondrak finished sixth in the 160-pound weight class posting a mark of 1-3.

Going into the Crete Invite I knew it was going to be tough. I felt the team did a lot of good things. We are a young team that makes some mistakes but we are getting better, Jeffs wrestling coach Cory Schweitzer said.

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Second Quarter Drought Hampers Lady Trojans

A positive start went by the wayside last Tuesday night as the Tri County Lady Trojans had a cold stretch of shooting in the second quarter which led to the squad suffering a 34-24 home loss against Pawnee City.

Tri County maintained an 8-6 lead after the first quarter, but its offense went ice cold in the second quarter producing just a single point.

While the Lady Trojans offense struggled in the second quarter, the Lady Indians offense caught fire scoring 10 points to open a 16-9 halftime lead.

The second half was pretty even with Pawnee City outscoring Tri County, 18-15 to earn the 10-point win.

A slow second quarter really hurt us tonight. Anytime you only put up one point in a quarter, youre putting yourself in a tough position for the rest of the game, Lady Trojans coach Bryce Simpson said. We again struggled from the free throw line and the field, which is something we will have to correct in a hurry.

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Tri County Trojans End Losing Streak

Photo caption: This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.comPhoto by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-News Tri Countys Wyatt Kowalski drives inside for a basket against Southern Dec. 13 in their 29-22 win.

The streak is finally over.

After going winless last season, and starting the 2013-14 season off with a loss, Tri County got to celebrate a win for the first time in its last 24 games.

Tri County broke its 23-game losing streak earning a hard-fought 29-22 home win Friday against Southern.

The Raiders coming into the contest with a 1-2 record built a 9-7 lead on the Trojans after one quarter of action.

Both squads had a hard time lighting up the scoreboard in the second quarter with Tri County out scoring Southern 5-2 for a 12-11 halftime lead.

Keldon Barr tallied four points while Justin Epp added one point at the charity stripe to account for Tri Countys second quarter scoring.

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Aggressive Play Powers Jeffs to Overtime Win

Photo caption: This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.comPhoto by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-News Fairburys Brent Wanamaker shoots for a basket inside against Thayer Centrals Cameron Asche and Jared Marsh.

Two key steals in overtime by Nate Klaumann resulted in a pair of two-point baskets propelling Fairbury to its first win of the season 45-41 against Superior last Tuesday evening on the Wildcats home court.

With the game deadlocked at 38 after regulation, Klaumann picked off a pair of passes which accounted for a pair of two-point layups and Dalton Hinrichs chipped in three points to send the Jeffs home with a four-point victory.

Aggressive play on both sides of the ball in the first quarter allowed the Jeffs to erupt for 23 points while limiting Superior to 13 points.

In the second quarter, Fairbury stopped being aggressive on offense and could only manage to score two points but did maintain a 25-20 lead at half.

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Lady Jeffs March Past Everyone

Photo caption: Jordan Johnson shoots for two points against Thayer Central in Fairburys 71-21 win on Saturday.

If Saturdays basketball game between Fairbury and Thayer Central was a title fight it would have been called after the first round.

The unbeaten Class C-1 state-rated Lady Jeffs delivered a knockout punch early to the Lady Titans going off for 28 first quarter points en route to a 71-21 win on the Lady Titans home floor.

Six cagers scored points for the Lady Jeffs in the 28-point first quarter uprising.

Fairbury senior 62 center Paige Husa paced the squad with nine points while Shelby Pollman contributed six points and Sydnie Schmdit racked up five points.

Thayer Central was limited to a pair of two-point field goals by Maddy Reece and Megan Bulin.

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Random Thoughts as the Holiday Nears

In the past couple weeks I have been reflecting back on my life and remembering some of the good times and some of the bad.

As I live alone, I often have time on my hands which allows my wild imagination to wonder.

I open with thoughts of Christmas past as my parents rounded all their children up to work down at Dads Jack and Jill grocery store.

When the Christmas vacation kicked in at school, you automatically became the property of my father and we all carried out groceries and stocked shelves down at Headleys Jack and Jill.

The holidays in a retail grocery store are so busy that it isnt even funny.

Twice a week a semi-truck full of groceries arrived and we were there at 4 a.m. unloading that dang truck on Mondays and Thursdays.

It was a badge of honor to clock a good 15-hour long day at the side of my hard-working father.

But there is more to Christmas than working.

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Mry Chstmas & Hpy Nw Yr..... Send

Technology is great and advancements in technology are equally as amazing, but sometimes I miss the old tried and true.

Take Christmas cards for example. How many have you sent this year? How many have you received? Ill wager not many on both accounts, or at the very least not nearly as many as you used to.

I was reminded how times have changed with respect to the tradition of sending and receiving Christmas cards last week. While opening up the mail one day, I noted a Christmas card from one of my venders; the people who sell us stuff to the Journal-News.

I thought, Ill give it to Aubrey (our receptionist) and she can put it with the rest on the bulletin board.

A quick glance toward the bulletin board left me aghast: no Christmas cards. Then it hit me. We havent been receiving any. Time was when we would get inundated with dozens upon dozens of cards at the office each, wishing us a Merry Christmas. The wall was filled with them.

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Emergency Personnel Show That Tax Dollars Are Well Spent

There is an oldtongue in cheek saying that goes when seconds count, emergency personnel are only minutes away.

This obviously is not a very flattering sentiment and is geared toward jabbing law enforcement or some other emergency personnel agency.

It occurs however, after Journal-News reporters spent hours on scene at last Saturdays house fire at 10th and E Street in Fairbury, that statement is not a representation of local response.

A situation that was bad enough could have been turned into something far worse than it ended up.

A fire, which was believed to have started in a fire place chimney, quickly went from smoke to full on flames in the upper levels of the three story house. While owners of the structure were upset in thinking emergency responders were slow to the scene, the fact of the matter is damage that was bad enough could have been a great deal worse.

The call went out shortly after5 p.m.

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Real Estate

Dec. 3: Schmidts, Inc. to Richard A. Blatny: L1, B34 of Original Town of Fairbury.

Dec. 3: Richard A. Blatny to Schmidts Inc.: Southwest corner of 12-2-2.

Dec. 5: Lavonne F. Powers to Bradley K. Schoenrock and Lurri L. Schoenrock and Kruz Schoenrock and Brurria S. Baker: L13, B6 of Bailey and Christians Subdivision to Fairbury.

Dec. 6: Harley Epp and Kathryn Epp to LaVere J. Hackbarth and Rita L. Hackbarth: L2 of Resurvey of B1, Knoche Addition to Plymouth.

Dec. 6: Emily J. Prellwitz and Eric Prellwitz to Tommy J. Rosener: An undivided one-fourth interest in NW1/4 of 7-4-1.

Dec. 10: Terese A. Itzen to Kurtis L. Itzen: NW1/4 of 16-2-1, with exceptions.

Dec. 10: Lloyd Garber and Geraldine Garber to Garbers, LLC: E675 of S1/2SE1/4 of 11-2-2.

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Marriage License

Marriage licenses

Dec. 5: Andrew Lyn Stanley, 42, of Fairbury, and Debra Williams, 51, of Fairbury.

Dec. 9: Dakota James Voight, 20, of Fairbury, and Britny Faye Hinz, 21, of Fairbury.

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