Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/25/2015 - 1:10pm
FAIRBURY FRESHMAN JACOB JOHNSON wraps his arms around Juan Mendoza of West Point-Beemer during action in the Class B 160-pound quarterfinal match on Thursday evening at Omaha’s CenturyLink Center. Johnson won by fall against Mendoza in a time of 3:04. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
Fairbury’s wrestlers on the biggest stage of the season showcased their talents last weekend at the NSAA State Wrestling Championships held at Omaha’s CenturyLink Center.
Even though Fairbury sent just three wrestlers to the state tournament, two of those competitors brought home state medals.
Sophomore Damian Green (33-15) placed sixth in the Class B 145-pound weight class with a mark of 2-3.
Green earned a forfeit in his first round match on Thursday over Omaha Skutt’s Bailey Vanderpool.
In his quarterfinal match, Green won by decision, 6-5 over Plattsmouth’s Kole Gray.
Friday evening, Green lost in semifinal action by fall in 1:51 to Columbus Scotus’s Alec Foltz.
Saturday morning, Green lost in the consolation semifinals by fall in 1:47 to Grand Island Northwest’s Karson Sok.
Green faced Kole Gray of Plattsmouth in the fifth place match and lost by decision, 3-1.
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 02/25/2015 - 1:03pm
I learned a lot just by taking a picture.
Last Thursday evening I wet to Plymouth to take a picture. Area farmer Tom Brandt was donating $2,500 that he had been awarded by Monsanto through the company’s ‘America’s Farmers Grow Communities’ program. The funds were transferred over to the Plymouth Improvement Association.
It was a really nice gesture. The FJN is always glad to come to any of the area towns we serve to note items such as this. But what I really didn’t realize was that there was a story behind the story.
The good folks from the PIA said they enjoy reading the Journal-News. It is a local newspaper and they like that. Thanks, guys I always appreciate the comments. But they also wanted me to know that there are a great many good things going on in Plymouth.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:58pm
The Jefferson County Agribusiness Banquet will be held on Friday, March 20. Tickets will be available soon for an enjoyable evening of food, entertainment and awards. Please note this is a change in date from what was printed on the Fairbury High School calendar.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:57pm
Fairbury Rural Fire Department personnel will be available to write permits for prescribed burning from 6-8 p.m., at the fire station (3020 Industrial Avenue), every Monday in March. Please bring current copies of land maps, available at FSA office, to expedite process. Call Barry Schwab at 402-587-0738 with questions.
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:51pm
Area farmer Tom Brandt donates $2,500 that he had been awarded by Monsanto through the company’s ‘America’s Farmers Grow Communities’ program. The funds were transferred over to the Plymouth Improvement Association. Pictured are a Monsanto representative from Missouri, Tom Brandt, Marvin Yost and Dallas Christ of Plymouth. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News
Jefferson county farmer Tom Brandt is proud of Plymouth, a town he enthusiastically calls "his home town." Last Thursday Brandt backed up his sentiment by giving $2,500 to the Plymouth Improvement Association.
Earlier this year Brandt was notified by Monsanto that he had been named a winner in 'america's Farmers Grow Communities' program sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The program enrolls farmers in a chance to win $2,500 which is then donated top the farmer's nonprofit of their choice.
Brandt chose the PIA.
"For a little community we do it pretty well," Brandt said. "As a group we (the PIA) realize that if you're going to do something and have something you're probably going to have to do it yourself."
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:50pm
POTTERY CLASS STUDENTS learn the art of making clay mugs this past weekend at the Stagecoach Mall in Fairbury. Lucky Stradley workshop presenter shows Samantha Bedlan how to put finishing touches on a mug. Photos by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News