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Elks Teens of the Month

Photo caption: Ashley Lynn Meints

Chaysen Bednar, son of Scott and Dee Bednar was announced as Elks Boy December Teen of the Month. He attends Southern High School.

Chaysen is a member of the National Honor Society, S-Club, RAAD (a drug free group) Student Council, FBLA, and Band. He has participated in football, basketball and track.

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Whats For Lunch?

Fairbury Jefferson and Central Elementary Schools

Thursday, Dec. 12: Macho nacho, or ham and cheese wrap, refried beans.

Friday, Dec. 13: Mini corndogs, or turkey flatbread, broccoli w/cheese.

Monday, Dec. 16: Hamburger patty w/WG bun, or tuna salad sandwich, baked beans.

Tuesday, Dec. 17: Spaghetti meat sauce w/rotini noodles and breadstick, or ham and cheese flatbread, green beans.

Wednesday, Dec. 18: Chicken and cheese enchilada, corn.

High School

Thursday, Dec. 12: Macho nacho, or WG chicken wrap, refried beans.

Friday, Dec. 13: Mini corndogs, or hamburger on WG bun, broccoli w/cheese.

Monday, Dec. 16: Cheeseburger on WG bun, or jeff rib on WG bun, baked beans.

Tuesday, Dec. 17: Spaghetti meat sauce w/rotini noodles and WG breadsticks, or chicken/cheese flatbread, green beans.

Wednesday, Dec. 18: Chicken enchilada w/seasoned rice, or roasted chicken on WG bun, corn.

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Tri County PE

Photo caption: Ethan Knust, Kayden Parry and Hanna Taylor build up their leg muscles at the step station.

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MUSIC MAKING MERRIMENT

Students in Tri County Elementary School have been busy throughout the month of December preparing for the holiday programs on Monday, December 16th. Music programs are an enjoyable way for students to demonstrate their musical skills, and holiday programs are especially exciting for the students!

Students in Kindergarten are preparing several songs and poems, including one song in Spanish. Grades 1-2-3 are combined to perform a mini-musical, A Bugz Christmas which will feature several songs with choreography and a storyline presented by the 3rd grade students. Fourth graders will show off their newly acquired recorder playing skills. Boomwhackers, a fun musical instrument made out of colorful plastic tubes, will be featured in a song performed by the fifth grade, and sixth grade will show off their part-singing skills and choreography.

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Trojans Place Third At Palmyra Duals

Trojans Place Third At Palmyra Duals

In its opening night of wrestling, the Tri County Trojans finished third out of six teams at last Thursdays Palmyra Duals.

Wilber-Clatonia won the six-team dual meet with Nebraska Citys junior varsity runner-up.

In round one, Wilber-Clatonia defeated Tri County 57-24, round two Nebraska City junior varsity topped Tri County 45-24, round three Tri County beat Palmyra 54-16, round four Tri County defeated Freeman 54-18, and in round five Tri County toppled Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer, 60-17.

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Meridian Grapplers Medal Seven at Harvard

Meridian Grapplers Medal Seven at Harvard

Meridians wrestling team headed west on Saturday and brought home seven medals from the Harvard Invite.

Brandon Jackson earned the gold medal in the 170-pound weight class by going undefeated at 4-0. Three of his mat wins were by pin fall.

Jackson won by decision 3-1 in the finals over Suttons John Bitterman.

Senior Riley Noel claimed the gold in the 182-pound weight class with a record of 3-0.

Noel won in the finals by pin in 1:55 against McCool Junctions Jake Birt.

Bryce Schweer picked up a second place finish in the 220-pound weight class with a mark of 2-1.

In the finals, Schweer lost by pin in 1:41 to Shelton/Kenesaws Zach Oliver.

Liam Noel earned the silver medal in the 113-pound weight class with a record of 2-1.

Noel lost in the finals by pin in 3:24 to South Central Unifieds Dawson Messenger.

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Fairbury Finds Going Tough At York

Fairbury Finds Going Tough At York

The competition was tough as the their final team score showed.

Fairburys young wrestling team took part in Saturdays 10-team York Invitational.

David City won the invite with a score of 185 points with Fairbury placing 10th with a score of 21.50 points.

Fairbury had two medalists in the varsity invite.

Senior Jonathan Fletcher went 3-1 to finish third in the 113-pound weight class.

In his third place match, Fletcher won by pin fall in 3:40 over Schuylers Luis Gonzalez.

Dillion Barnett placed sixth in the 170-pound weight class with a mark of 2-3.

In his fifth place match, Barnett lost by pin in 1:36 to Syracuses Trey Mueller.

At 126 pounds, Samuel Netherton went 0-4, Tyler DeBoer, 132 pounds was 0-4, Lathen Block, 138 pounds was 0-3 and Lyndon Block at 145 pounds went 0-3.

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Florida Bound Again

Its deja vu all over.

For third straight year, Nebraska will be going bowling in Florida.

Sunday evening it was announced that Nebraska will face Georgia in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla. on New Years Day.

These two teams should know each other quite well since they played each other just last year in the Capital One Bowl in Orlando.

The Bulldogs were victorious 45-31 capping off a 12-2 season.

Nebraska comes into the contest with an 8-4 record and is unranked in either the Coaches Poll or the Associated Press Top 25.

Georgia heads to the Gator Bowl with a record of 8-4 and are rated No. 23 in the Associated Press Top 25 and in the Coaches Poll they sit at 24th.

This is the first time that Nebraska will face the same bowl opponent since playing Florida State in the 1992 and 1993 Orange Bowls.

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Thayer Central Girls Open with Loss

Starting two freshman and a sophomore, it took the Lady Buffs only five-minutes to shake the nerves and jump into the season.

After a slow start, the Lady Buffs used the final 10-minutes of the first half to go on a 24-7 run, topping the Thayer Central Titans 54-39 in their season opener Thursday night.

We got a lot of girls out there that havent played at varsity speed so they will still need to get acclimated with that, Republic County coach Alan Sheets said. After the first wave of getting off and on the floor, they really started playing.

Despite the youth and lack of experience, the Lady Buffs outplayed the senior-laden Titans.

Lady Buff freshman, Kendsey Johnson led all scorers with 16 points in her first varsity game, and paced the Lady Buffs in a 49-percent shooting performance.

Their speed and quickness hurt us, Thayer Central coach Andy Long said. We gave them some easy and silly turnovers due to that.

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Meridian Wins Walls Debut

Photo caption: Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-NewsMeridian senior Kyle Schwisow, No. 4, maneuvers on a drive to the basket while being guarded closely by a Dorchester defender in Fridays home contest against the Longhorns. Schwisow scored 13 points, as the Mustangs came away with a 37-29 win.

Meridians boys basketball team came through giving head coach Nathan Wall his first win Friday evening as the Mustangs were victorious in their season opener 37-29 against Dorchester.

Following one quarter of action, Meridian opened a 6-2 lead.

Dorchester picked up the tempo in the second quarter, outscoring Meridian 10-6, led by the scoring of Derek Pohl with four points to tie the game at 12-all at half.

Both squads turned up the scoring combining for 25 points in the third quarter.

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