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Wed
01
Apr

FHS Golfers Medal Two, Place Fourth At Seward Invite

Fairbury opened its 2015 golf season last Friday competing in the seven-team Seward Invitational.
The Jeffs started the invite playing in cool overcast conditions, and then were greeted with sunny  weather, before finishing the final holes with light snow falling.
Paced by a pair of medalists, the Jeffs placed fourth in the final team standings with a score of 346.
Beatrice won the team title firing a score of 313, while Lincoln Pius X was runner-up carding a team score of 321.
Fairbury sophomore Justin Peterson led the way for Fairbury earning the ninth place medal with an 18-hole score of 82, while freshman Zach Reikofski placed 12th shooting a score of 86.
Rounding out the scoring for Fairbury were Spencer Feldkamp with an 89, Nick Christiansen shot an 89, and Dalton Hinrichs finished with a 101.
Fairbury Jeffs head golf coach Jed Martin was pleased with how the team began the season.
Wed
01
Apr

Southern Neb Conference Selectees


SOUTHERN NEBRASKA CONFERENCE SELECTEES—Front (l-r) Haydyn Weise, and Megann Freese. Weise was chosen to first team, while Freese was an honorable mention recipient. Back (l-r) Wyatt Kowalski, and Keldon Barr. Kowalski was named to the second team, and Barr was tabbed honorable mention. (Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News)
Wed
01
Apr

Fairbury Track Teams Run Up Against Tough Competition


FAIRBURY SENIOR CHRIS FISHER takes the baton from teammate Brent Hirsch on the third exchange in the 3200-meter relay at Saturday’s Fairbury Invite. The Jeffs’ 3200-meter relay team posted a third place finish with a time of 8:53.88. (Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News)
Fairbury’s track and field teams got an early-season taste of fierce competition at Saturday’s nine-team Fairbury Invitational held at the Fairbury Athletic Complex.
Points were tough to score on both sides for the Jeffs and Lady Jeffs.
The Jeffs placed in four events to tally 18 points which settled Fairbury in seventh place overall.
Beatrice claimed the team championship by two points, 94-92 over Crete.
Sophomore Patrick Ondrak paced the Jeffs placing in the 1600 and 3200-meter runs.
Ondrak secured a third place finish in the 3200 recording a time of 10:55.36, while he was fifth with a time of 4:57.17 in the 1600.
Junior Greg Borch medaled in his second straight meet in the pole vault clearing the bar at 12’6” to place fourth.
Fairbury’s 3200-meter relay quartet of Ondrak, Brent Hirsch, Jacob Johnson, and Chris Fisher turned in a third place finish with a season-best time of 8:53.88.
Wed
01
Apr

Reading Classics

Wed
01
Apr

4-1-15

Police report
March 13: Report of drugs in the 800 block of D Street. 
March 16: Kimberly D. Tracy, of Fairbury, reported a hit-and-run by an unknown person and vehicle. Damages to her 2004 Chevrolet were estimated at $1,000.
March 18: Report of a theft in the 300 block of south K Street. 
March 19: Report of criminal mischief in the 1000 block of 5th Street. 
March 19: Report of unlawful possession of tobacco by a minor in the 400 block of D Street. 
March 19: Report of criminal mischief in the 400 block of 5th Street. 
March 19: Report of a theft in the 1000 block of A Street. 
March 19: Report of a disturbance in the 1000 block of A Street. 
March 20: Report of a well-being check in the 1000 block of A Street. 
March 20: Report of a disturbance in the 600 block of 12th Street. 
Wed
01
Apr

Letters to the Editor

Don’t Raise Term Limits

Wed
01
Apr

Do They Make Rehab For Pop Addicts?

I have had a slight pop addiction since my high school job at a convenience store where we could have all the free pop that we wanted. I got a better handle on my pop intake after the dentist showed me a baggie filled with sugar and said that’s what’s in one can of pop. It disturbed me. 
I almost never keep pop at home, and I try to drink diluted regular tea or water at work. But some days a can of pop calls to me. 
I have a true pop addiction and often can’t go more than 3-4 days without having a can. I try to limit my pop intake to a couple cans a week. My addiction is rather harmless, and I can indulge on occasion, but I can’t imagine how difficult it is for people with addictions to smoking or alcohol. 
I woke up this morning with a strong desire to purchase a 32 ounce fountain drink. I’m resisting the urge. But it’s fitting that I saw a CNN article this morning on the amounts of sugar in bottled beverages. 
Wed
01
Apr

People Are Starting To Take Notice, So What Comes Next?

 Which is worse, stray cats or stray people?
 In a letter to the editor from last week’s Journal-News, Fairbury resident John Gasper penned a short piece in a rather tongue and cheek manner questioning why so much discussion was taking place regarding a possible re-location of the local cat shelter to another in town site. Gasper, to paraphrase asked, “Which is worse, stray cats or stray people?”
  There is a behind the scenes message which should be obvious. Fairbury has a problem with people who don’t seem to do anything but mill around. Local law enforcement and the judicial system will corroborate that. For one reason or another there is an increasing amount of people within our community who do nothing.
Wed
01
Apr

Occasional Reader Adds His Two Cents On Taxes

 Apparently my disdain for people who abuse the system at the expense of the taxpaying public has not entirely fallen on deaf ears.
  Recently I received a note from Mr. Charlie Ough of Hebron. Mr. Ough writes, “I don’t subscribe to your paper but I have on occasion read your editorials. Thought you might enjoy this.”
 I did enjoy it, so much so that I thought I would share it with our readers. Enclosed was a picture of a man, wearing glasses halfway down the bridge of his nose. He is scratching his head and looking at a slip of paper from an adding machine. He says:
 “I just received an audit on my tax return for 2012 from the IRS. It puzzles me. They are questioning how many dependents I claimed. I guess it was in response to the question ‘list dependents?’
  I replied:
12 million illegal immigrants,
 3 million crack heads,
42 million unemployed people on food stamps,
Wed
01
Apr

Fairbury Girls Softball Association

Annual meeting for Fairbury Girls Softball Association will be held on Wed. April 15 at 7 p.m. in the Fairbury High School commons area. 

Date: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 7:00am

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