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Jim and Betty Williams Card Shower

60th Anniversary

Card Shower

The children of Jim and Betty Williams would like to honor them with a card shower for their 60th wedding anniversary which will be Feb. 20.

James Williams and Betty Dragoo were married Feb. 20, 1954 at St. Marys Catholic Church in Alexandria, Neb.

Their children are Christine and husband, Ivan of Lincoln, Mike and his wife, Cheri, Russell and his wife, Cindy all of Fairbury, Jim and Betty have six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Send cards to 70725 561st Ave, Fairbury, NE 68352.

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Winter Olympics Have Come a Long Way

The Winter Olympic Games has been a major international sporting event that is held every four years since the first Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France in 1924.

At the first Winter Olympics in 1924 only 258 competitors from just 16 countries competed in 18 events.

For the 2014 Winter Olympics an excess of 2,500 athletes will descend on Sochi, Russia for 17 days from Feb, 7 to 23.

Eighty-eight nations will participate in 15 winter sport disciplines held in two venues, an Olympic Park constructed in the Imeretinsky Valley on the coast of the Black Sea, with Fisht Olympic Stadium and the Games indoor venues located within walking distance with the snow events held at Krasnaya Polyana.

The record of 88 nations qualifying to compete beats the previous record of 82 countries set at the last Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada in 2010.

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Meridian Eliminated From CRC Tourney

For the third time in 11 days, the Meridian Lady Mustangs faced Exeter-Milligan on the hardwood.

This time it was in the Crossroads Conference Basketball Tournament played Jan. 28 at the York City Auditorium.

The results were not what Meridian was hoping for as the Lady Timberwolves dealt the Lady Mustangs a 51-41 loss.

Exeter-Milligan had twice earlier beaten Meridian in girls basketball action.

The Lady Timberwolves beat the Lady Mustangs in the MUDECAS Class B Girls Basketball Championship game 51-36 at the Beatrice City Auditorium on Jan. 17.

Meridian hosted Exeter-Milligan on Jan. 21 and were defeated 44-41.

In last Tuesdays contest, the Lady Timberwolves held a 12-11 first quarter lead before stretching their lead to 28-22 at intermission due in part to a 16-11 scoring advantage.

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Fourth Quarter Spurt Lifts Schuyler Past Fairbury Jeffs

Photo caption: This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.comFile Photo by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-NewsFairburys Nate Klaumann moves the basketball down the court earlier in the season when they hosted Tri County. Schuyler knocked the Jeffs out of the first round of the Central Conference Basketball Tournament at Schuyler High School.

A close game between Fairbury and Schuyler was blown apart by the Warriors with a 19-point fourth quarter last Monday evening in opening round play in Central Conference Basketball Tournament played at Schuyler High School.

With Schuyler maintaining a 32-29 lead after three quarters, the Warriors rode the scoring of Tuma with seven points and Kosik chipping in five points to expand their final margin to 16 points en route to a 51-35 win over the Jeffs.

Schuylers defense stymied the Jeffs offense in the final quarter allowing just three two-point field goals.

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Tri County Wrestlers Drop Dual to Beatrice

Tri County Wrestlers Drop Dual to Beatrice

In its final dual of the season, Tri County was handed a 67-12 loss to Beatrice Jan. 30 at the Ozone at Beatrice High School.

On the evening, Tri County won only two of the 14 matches contested with the Orangemen.

Earning mat victories for the Trojans were junior Ryan Legg winning by pin at 120 pounds while senior Cole Weise won by forfeit at 182 pounds.

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Slow Start Proves Far Too Costly For Tri County Lady Trojans

Points were tough to come by for the Tri County Lady Trojans in their Jan. 30 home game versus Southern Nebraska Conference opponent Heartland.

The Lady Trojans struggled with their shooting in the first half accounting for just seven points as the Lady Huskies took advantage and raced to a 49-31 win.

Heartlands defense held Tri County to just a single point scored in the opening quarter while the Lady Huskies tallied eight points.

In the second quarter Heartland kept up attacking the basket outscoring Tri County 15-6 to open a 23-7 lead at halftime.

Tri Countys offense heated up in the second half racking up 24 points including matching Heartland with 14 points scored in the fourth quarter.

The Lady Trojans were led in scoring by Sloane Holtmeier with eight points, Haydyn Weise, six points, Haley Staroscik, five points, Megann Freese and Josie Weise, four points each, while Miranda Vogt and Shalayna Niemeyer contributed two points apiece.

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Fairbury Matmen Compete In Area Tourneys

A large number of the Fairbury Matmen wrestlers competed at a pair of area tournaments.

On Jan. 25, twenty one wrestlers participated at the Crete Tournament.

First place winners were Landon McBride, Hayden Bear, Kazz Hyson, Zach Reikofski and Logan Slater.

Runner-up placers were Issiah Firmanik, Konrad Kuzelka, Korey Nippert, Dalton Vanlaningham, Dominic Hyson and Hektor Kuzelka.

Third place medalists included Isaiah Smith, Cooper Wolfe and Jayden Schmidt.

Claiming fourth place finishes were Danika Corbin, Welsey Koss, Connor Porthe, Tony Marschman, Marshall York, Peyton Grubbs and Autumn Branson.

The following day, 26 grapplers competed at Beatrice.

First place winners were Peyton Arner, Konrad Kuzelka, Garrett Roelfs, Kazz Hyson, Seth Firmanik, Zach Reikofski and Jacob Johnson.

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Fairbury Wrestlers Earn Six Medals at Own Invite

Photo caption: This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.comPhoto by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-NewsJONATHAN FLETCHER OF FAIRBURY wraps the shoulders to the mat of his second-round opponent Lincoln Southeast junior varsitys Anthony Erb during action in the 113-pound weight class at Fridays Fairbury Invite. Fletcher won by pin in the first period over Erb in a time of 1:14.

Facing stiff competition, the Fairbury Jeffs wrestling team overcame a slow start in the first round to bounce back and finish third out of eight teams at Fridays Fairbury Invitational.

Six wrestlers claimed medals, including a pair of individual champions, one runner-up, two thirds and a fourth place medal.

As a team, Fairbury racked up 112.50 points for a third place finish.

Lincoln Southeast junior varsity won the championship with a score of 205 points while Lincoln Southwest junior varsity finished second amassing 165 points.

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Meridian Mustangs Win Thayer Central Wrestling Invite

For the first time in school history, the Meridian Mustangs wrestling team captured the team title at the 10-team Thayer Central Invitational Jan. 24 at Hebron.

Meridian won the team championship scoring 125 points while South Central Unified placed second with a score of 123.50 points.

We have been coming to this tournament for a long time and weve either finished towards the end or somewhere in the middle, Meridian Mustangs wrestling coach Chris Placek said.

This feels great, as this was a total team effort. The kids have been improving all season long. This was a huge accomplishment with two kids out of the lineup. I told the guys that I was proud of them. I also told them, if we can do this without two guys, just think what we are capable of when our whole team gets back to being healthy, Placek said.

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Lady Griffins Roll Over Tri County, Griffins Slip By Trojans

The Class D-2 state-rated Diller-Odell Lady Griffins kept up their winning ways by coasting to a 65-21 home victory Jan. 28 against winless Tri County.

Diller-Odell flexed its muscles in the first half by storming out to a 20-11 first quarter lead.

The Lady Griffins defense bottled up Tri Countys offense in the second quarter allowing just four points, while their offense erupted for 21 points to shoot out to a 41-15 lead at halftime.

Diller-Odell continued to dominate on both sides of the ball in the second half chalking up 24 points while its defense handcuffed Tri County to score only six points the entire second half.

Diller-Odell (10-5) had four cagers score in double figures led by Erin Saathoff, 14 points, while Sarah Schmidt, Katie Zarybnicky and Mackenzie Gydesen scored 10 points each.

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