Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:16pm
Despite not hitting the ball that hard at the plate, Seward found its stride scoring eight runs in the fourth inning to cruise past Fairbury, 10-0 last Tuesday evening on the Lady Bluejays’ home diamond.
Fairbury Lady Jeffs coach Taylor Biehl felt that even though the team lost it didn’t feel like being beaten, 10-0.
“Heading into the bottom of the fourth inning we were only down, 2-0. And then it ended up being 10-0. After the completion of the game I felt it didn’t feel like a 10-0 ballgame to me.. It was not like Seward was hitting the heck out of the ball. Some of their hits were just on the edge of the grass between our infielders and outfielders. They probably had three powerful hits in the game,” Biehl said.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:15pm
FAIRBURY SENIOR TIFFANI BONSAL No. 14, leaps at the net to tip the volleyball over the net past Falls City’s Libby Bauman’s block attempt in Saturday’s second pool play match of the Fairbury Volleyball Invitational. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
Fairbury’s Lady Jeffs volleyball team had a promising start in their six-team Fairbury Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, but couldn’t maintain their momentum and finished fifth place overall with a record of 1-2.
In its opening pool play match, Fairbury came up short against David City.
The Lady Scouts won the match by scores of 25-18, 19-25, 27-25.
Late in the first set, Fairbury was within three points, 21-18, however David City closed out the set scoring the last seven points, including an ace serve by Dahila Vodicka for the 25th point.
Fairbury jumped out to a 3-0 lead to begin the second set taking advantage of two David City hitting errors and a kill by Shelby Pollman.
David City fought back tying the score at 5, before a kill from Shelby Pollman and an ace serve by Shelby Shinn put Fairbury ahead by two points.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:12pm
The tone was set early, as Meridian delivered a knockout punch to Lewiston.
Once the Mustangs got their offense in high gear, Lewiston had no answer.
Meridian steamrolled its way Friday night to an 84-0 road win against Lewiston.
“It was one of those deals where we played well, and Lewiston has been struggling. Our goys played hard and did some good things on offense, especially running the football,” Mustangs coach Clint Jones said.
Meridian erupted for 41 first quarter points and tacked on 35 second quarter points to leave the field at half with a commanding, 76-0 lead.
With a running clock in the second half due to the lead being greater than 35 points, Meridian scored eight fourth quarter points to conclude its offensive uprising.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:11pm
MUDECAS B DIVISION CHAMPIONS Meridian won its second straight MUDECAS B Division Volleyball Championship last Thursday evening defeating Palmyra in straight sets on the court at the Truman Center on the campus of SCC-Beatrice. Team members include seated (l-r) Kylee Stewart-Dietz, Mikayla Schafer, Blair Hofstetter, Ann Endorf, Ashli Soukup, and Josiee Sobotka, student manager. Kneeling (l-r) Jaicee Sobotka, Hailey Schafer, Erin Johnson, Rylee Pieper, Bridgette Jackson, McKehna Bartels, and Allison Klipp. Standing (l-r) Brynn Holtmeier, student manager, Bob VanWesten, head coach, Alexis Kibbon, assistant coach, and Halle Pribyl, student manager. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
Winning championships is sweet just ask the Meridian Lady Mustangs volleyball team.
After starting slow in the first set, Meridian got its offense rolling which led to a straight sets, 25-21, 25-13 win against Palmyra in the MUDECAS B Division Championship match played last Thursday evening at SCC-Beatrice’s Truman Center.
This is the second straight MUDECAS Class B Division title for Meridian, as the Lady Mustangs defeated HTRS last year in three sets.
The first set didn’t begin well for Meridian, as once beaten Palmyra raced out to a 5-1 lead.
Meridian regained the lead at 6-5 on a 5-0 run capped off by a block from Blair Hofstetter.
The Lady Panthers put together a 5-0 run capitalizing off four Lady Mustang hitting errors and a kill from Mariah Calfee for a 12-7 advantage.
Palmyra could not shake Meridian as the two squads continued to battle back and forth at the net.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:08pm
West Ward School in Fairbury. Library Hour 1915-1916. Contributed Photo
120 Years Ago
The Jefferson County Journal
A.M. Tunnell, longtime Fairbury hardware merchant, died. Choir leader at the Methodist Church, he also did considerable singing in his store.
Members of the Christian Church decided to continue their services in the Steele Hall until their new church edifice should be ready for dedication in November.
110 Years Ago
The Jefferson County Journal
The new Steele Opera House was completed. It had a seating capacity of 900. It’s the present Barber Furniture building.
Honor pupils in District No. 24 (seven miles north and two west of Fairbury), taught by Katharine Lambart, were Cordelia, Fern and Hester Helvey, Ella Howard, Fredrick Hathaway, Cressy Lakey, Raymond Moore, Fred Olson, Raymond Shaw and Anna and Edward Zimmerman.
Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:47pm
JEFFERSON COUNTY RESPONDERS--Pictured above are Matt Schultz with Jefferson County Sherrif’s Dept, Chad Sprunk, Fairbury Chief of Police, Joe Grubbs, Manager of Ambulance District #33, Mark Meints with Nebraska Department of Roads and John McKee, Emergency Manager. Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky/Fairbury Journal News
Several first responders in the Jefferson County area attended the National Traffic Incident Management Responder Course. The purpose of the class was to provide information and lifesaving tips when handling emergency scenes. Each department that had members attend and complete the course earned $700 worth of equipment.
Equipment that was sent from the Nebraska Department of Roads include a warning sign that there is an accident ahead, six safety vests, and six collapsible cones. Agencies that participated in the training include emergency management, Fairbury Police Department, Ambulance District #33, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Fairbury City Fire, Fairbury Rural Fire, Diller Fire and Rescue and Plymouth Fire and Rescue.
Submitted by Trevor Gill on Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:45pm
Shortly after Michael and I began dating I discovered that he has friends all over the place. It is rare that we can go anywhere where someone doesn’t recognize him and stop to chat. I’ll never forget the day we went to the Nebraska State Fair and we couldn’t walk 100 yards without someone stopping him and chatting. I started to get mad and eventually walked away so I could actually see the fair before closing time.
So I shouldn’t have been surprised when Michael and I took a little vacation all the way to the Bahamas last week and the first person we ran into is a friend of Michael’s.
We had arrived at our hotel in the Bahamas and were collecting our bags when a doorman walked over to Michael and said, “Do I know you?”
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:45pm
I am sending this in regard to a situation that has taken place within the past few weeks that just chapped my backside.
I have placed a few political signs on a few properties of which I own, those for support of Mrs. Laura Ebke for State Legislature. One afternoon I received a phone call from an individual who stated that he witnessed someone walk up on my property and take the sign and get into a vehicle and go a block away and place a sign in a yard for Hardenburger who is Laura Ebke’s opponent.
While spending time with this gentleman who witnessed this action another person drove up and told me that they saw the same situation take place at another property I have up the street, the same culprit taking a sign from my property and placing a Hardenburger sign in another yard. Really?