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The Army Cop of Engineers were instrumental in helping to shore up dams and waterways in the area during times of flooding. Their knowledge and manpower were a welcome sight during crisis times. Contributed Photo
120 Years Ago
1894
The Jefferson County Journal 
 
One thing that started the Populist party was the greed of men who handled the farmers’ products. Corn was sold at that time at the Omaha stockyards for $1 a bushel, while farmers were getting only 18 to 20 cents on the grain market.
Loss was estimated at $500, when 1,500 gallons of sorghum molasses belonging to H.B. Fairchild, located three miles south of Diller, was damaged by fire.
The Rev. John Gallagher, Ph.D., was appointed Fairbury Methodist pastor.
The Republican Boys Club organized by Cyrus Bailey with 40 members, marched to the depot to welcome William McKinley on his 10-minute stop in Fairbury.
 
110 Years Ago
1904
The Jefferson County Journal 
 
Wed
10
Sep

Wilber-Clatonia Scores Early, Often In 42-12 Win Over Trojans

By Jim Phelps
 
In their annual back yard rivalry, Wilber-Clatonia scored in each quarter last Friday night against Tri County to come away with a 42-12 win on the Trojans’ home field.
The Wolverines’ defense scored the first points of the game as Nick Maschman tackled Tri County quarterback Wyatt Kowalski in the endzone for a safety.
Tri County had to free kick to Wilber-Clatonia following the safety and Carter Zlab ran the ball back 73 yards for touchdown.
After the successful PAT kick, Wilber-Clatonia held a 9-0 lead after one quarter.
Wilber-Clatonia’s offense took over in the second quarter scoring three touchdowns to secure a 29-0 halftime lead.
Alec Munro scored the first touchdown on a five-yard run.
Zlab accounted for the Wolverines next two scores on runs of 16 and 20 yards.
Wed
10
Sep

Lady Jeffs Netters Swept By Auburn

By Jim Phelps
 
Tough serving by Auburn coupled with miscues by the Lady Jeffs proved too much for Fairbury in its season-opening three set loss last Thursday night to Auburn.
The Lady Bulldogs won the match on their home floor by scores of 25-17, 25-16, 25-11.
“The first 1 ½ sets the team played pretty well, and then the last 1 ½ sets we didn’t. In the second set we were ahead, 15-14, and then Auburn went on a 12-1 run. We can’t let teams go on big runs and expect to win,” Lady Jeffs coach Ryan Evans said.
“When Auburn went on its 12-1 run in the second set it wasn’t anything different they were doing. We were the ones causing the issues by making mistakes trying to do difficult things when we should have continued to go out and play volleyball which got us to 15 in the first place” Evans remarked.
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10
Sep

High School Upcoming Games Week of Sept. 10

Fairbury Jeffs
Jeffs Football - Sept. 12 at Auburn
Lady Jeffs Volleyball - Sept. 11, 13 @ Malcolm Invite; Sept. 16 Lakeview
Lady Jeffs Golf - Sept. 15 Fairbury Invite
Lady Jeffs Softball - Sept. 11 @ Johnson Co. Central Triangular, 
  Sept. 13 @ Falls City Tourney
Jeffs Cross Country- Sept. 11 Fairbury Invite
 
Tri County
Trojans Football - Sept. 12 Sutton
Lady Trojans Volleyball - Sept. 11 @ Fillmore Central
  Sept. 15 Friend
Lady Trojans Golf - Sept. 11 @ hastings St. Cecilia Invite
  Sept. 15 @Fairbury Invite
Trojans Cross Country - Sept. 11 @ Fairbury Invite
 
Diller-Odell Griffins
Griffins Football - Sept. 12 BYE
Lady Griffins Volleyball - Sept. 11 @ Lewiston
  Sept. 15-18 Mudecas Tourney @ SCC Beatrice
 
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10
Sep

Diller-Odell Goes 2-2 At Freeman Invite

By Jim Phelps
 
Diller-Odell began its volleyball season winning a pair of games in four matches played at the two-day Freeman Invite.
The Lady Griffins opened their 2014 campaign last Thursday by defeating Pawnee City, 25-16, 25-23.
Josie Vitosh led Diller-Odell in points scored with seven on 10-10 serving with two aces.
Madison Jurgens and Theresa Zarybnicky tallied six points apiece on 10-10 and 9-10 serving.
Madison Hajek paced all Lady Griffins’ hitters with seven kills, and she had three solo blocks.
Jurgens handed out 11 set assists on 61-63 setting for Diller-Odell.
In its second match on Thursday, Diller-Odell lost in straight sets, 25-19, 25-13 to Elmwood-Murdock.
Jurgens paced Diller-Odell hitters in the match with seven kills, while Vitosh and Hajek each had three kills.
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10
Sep

Sacred Heart Takes Care Of Meridian

By Jim Phelps
 
After an impressive season-opening home win last week versus Osceola, Meridian had to make the 2 ½ drive to Falls City last Friday night to face Class D2 power Sacred Heart.
Meridian grabbed the initial lead in the game, but had no answer in slowing down Sacred Heart’s potent offense the remainder of the game.
As a result, the Irish handed the Mustangs a 58-12 loss.
A three-play drive by the Mustangs on their first possession resulted in a 43-yard touchdown run by quarterback Ty Brakhage with 10:46 on the clock in the first quarter giving Meridian a 6-0 lead.
Falls City Sacred Heart answered back on its first possession piecing together a six-play drive which was capped off on a 20-yard touchdown pass from Austin Malone to Zavan Kirkendall tying the game at 6.
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10
Sep

Meridian Sweeps Silver Lake To Open Season

In its first match of the new season, Meridian earned a three set home win last Thursday evening against Silver Lake.
The Lady Mustangs were victorious by scores of 25-18, 25-22, and 25-18.
Senior Blair Hofstetter led the Lady Mustangs in hitting at the net slamming down 14 kills, and she added six ace serves.
Allison Klipp chipped in nine kills, while Riley Pieper contributed eight kills.
Erin Johnson was 16-16 serving with two aces, and Ashli Soukup had two aces on 16-17 serving in the match.
Johnson dished out 30 set assists on 83-84 setting for the 1-0 Lady Mustangs.
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10
Sep

Fairbury Linksters Take Part At York Invite

By Jim Phelps
 
A slightly smaller Fairbury Lady Jeffs golf team competed last Thursday in the 11-team York Invitational played on the York Country Club golf course.
Senior Shyanne Adams led the Lady Jeffs placing 24th out of 48 golfers with an 18-hole score of 123.
Sophomore Madison Black finished 37th individually shooting an 18-hole total of 135.
Aurora won the team championship with a score of 405 with O’Neill runner-up firing a 448.
“Since we are so young I had just two girls compete in this tournament at York. I didn’t take everybody because I feel York is a course that the way the tournament is setup that  it would be a detriment to our younger less experienced golfers,” Lady Jeffs coach Jed Martin replied.
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10
Sep

FHS Runners Secure Medals At Superior

By Jim Phelps
 
Fairbury’s cross country teams began their seasons with strong showings last Thursday at the Superior Elks Invite ran on the Superior Country Club golf course.
The Lady Jeffs came away with four individual medalists enroute to a third place finish with a score of 45 points in the nine-team field.
Harvard was the team champion with a score of 34 points, while Thayer Central was second with a total of 45 points.
Junior Anna Schouboe led the way for the Lady Jeffs placing sixth in the 5K race in a time of 24:17.0.
Hannah Yantz finished 12th out of 61 runners with a time of 25:06.0, Shaye Stall was 13th at 25:19.0, and Lilibeth Estrada completed the list of medalists for Fairbury finishing 14th in 25:31.0.
Makayla Fletcher came away placing 25th with a time of 28:09.0.

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