Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 12/10/2014 - 1:04pm
Bouncing back after a double-digit loss Friday against Dorchester, Meridian outscored Nebraska Lutheran in three quarters including a 10-point advantage in the fourth quarter to receive its first win of the season at home on Saturday over Nebraska Lutheran, 56-36.
Following a low-scoring first quarter which saw the Mustangs build a 9-5 lead, Meridian stretched its margin to double digits, 21-11 at half, sparked by five points scored by Ty Brakhage.
Both squads combined to score 14 points in the third quarter leaving the Mustangs with a 10-point lead at 35-25.
Meridian put the game out of reach in the decisive fourth quarter erupting for 21 points, including 12 points tallied from Brakhage.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 12/10/2014 - 1:03pm
The Diller-Odell Lady Griffins and Griffins came away with a pair of road wins in Thursday’s season opener at Pawnee City.
In the first game, the Lady Griffins used a 25-12 second half scoring outburst to claim a 47-29 win against the Lady Indians.
Madison Jurgens paced the Lady Griffins in scoring with a game-high 17 points, Madison Hajek, 15 points, Josie Vitosh, seven points, Mackenzie Gydesen, five points, Katie Schultis, two points, and Theresa Zarybnicky tallied one point.
Jurgens led Diller-Odell in rebounding pulling down 16 caroms, while Josie Vitosh grabbed nine boards.
Strong play in the first and third quarters lifted Diller-Odell to a 36-21 victory in the nightcap.
Diller-Odell raced out to an 11-0 first quarter lead and never looked back.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 12/10/2014 - 1:01pm
FAIRBURY FRESHMAN AUSTIN BARNTS applies a head lock on Grand Island Central Catholic’s Jayden Farias during action last Thursday evening in Fairbury’s home dual against the Crusaders. Barnts was victorious in the match at 113 pounds by pin in 1:18 over Farias. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
A young Fairbury wrestling team turned up the heat on the mat and came away with a 51-18 home dual win Thursday night Dec. 4 versus Grand Island Central Catholic.
“We thought we were going to have our hands full with a very good GICC team. We are very young and so to have our young kids step in with some of them competing in their first matches of their varsity careers was awesome to watch,” Fairbury Jeffs wrestling coach Derek Garfield said.
“We came away with five wins by pin which was great. Freshman Logan Slater set the tone for the team coming out with a pin in the opening match at 120 pounds. I told him that he had the opportunity to start this dual off right along with his career and he took full advantage of that,” Garfield said.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 12/10/2014 - 12:58pm
Nov. 22: Report of a welfare check on a woman and children. The family was located in Kansas.
Nov. 23: Report of a male who was arrested on a Montana warrant for escape.
Nov. 26: Report of a suspicious vehicle in the 1600 block of G Street.
Nov. 26: Report of sexual assault in the 600 block of 3rd Street.
Nov. 26: Michael R. Francis, of Fairbury, was driving south on F Street through the intersection at 6th Street in a 1998 Ford when the vehicle collided with a 2001 Dodge driven by Brandi M. Lines, of Fairbury. Damages to Francises' vehicle were estimated at $1,000. Damages to Lineses' vehicle were estimated at $2,000.
Nov. 27: Report of an assault at Wal-Mart.
Nov. 27: Report of someone getting into vehicles in the 1300 block of A Street.
Nov. 27: Report of an alarm in the 2000 block of K Street. Unfounded.
Submitted by Trevor Gill on Wed, 12/10/2014 - 12:57pm
There’s a reason people say, ‘Kids say the darndest things.’ It’s because it’s true. The boys are always saying something that makes me smile. There were some especially amusing discussions this past weekend.
We attended a fundraiser supper, and Santa was walking around taking food orders. A young man came to get our drink orders first, and before he could get a few words out Kane cut him off and said, “I’m here to see Santa.”
When Santa made his way to our table Kane promptly told him what he wants for Christmas: A train set and a camera. We know Kane loves trains, but he has maintained his desire for a camera with all of his visits to Santa the past week. He does love to take my cell phone or camera and take photos of his multiple stuffed elephants as they sit on various chairs and bar stools. I always have a lot of photos to delete when he’s done. Some are cute, and I keep them.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 12/10/2014 - 12:57pm
Church Pastor Says Articles
Have Re-Focused His Thoughts
The past few weeks you’ve published several letters and articles expressing distress at the decline of so-called Christian values in this country, the presence in this land of those ‘made in the image of God’ labeled “illegals,” and the presence in this community of human beings you compare (however obliquely) to cockroaches. At first these were a source of grief for me. Soon, however, these pieces became an opportunity to frame once again, in the midst of this anticipatory season, what Christmas means – God’s preferential option for the poor and senselessly astonishing choice to pitch God’s tent with the vulnerable and the desperate.
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 12/10/2014 - 12:54pm
There’s really no way to talk about some subjects without coming off wrong to a certain segment of the population. And the older I get the less likely I am to always find a way to be diplomatic. But as I enter the national stage just a bit I am really not inclined to tip toe about and risk not offending any segment of the population.
I have watched the last couple of weeks with keen interest on the topics of immigration reform and the riots in Ferguson, Missouri. I don’t understand.
Certainly I am not against any person or group of people who want to be in the United States, legally. Note the term “legally.” If people who are illegals want to become U.S. citizens and take the time to go through the work and tasks it takes that’s great.