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Sheriffs Report

Jan. 1: A 1999 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck driven by Megan B. Wickstrum, of Cuba, Kan., was travelling on Highway 136 near Main Street in the town of Gilead, and lost control of the vehicle; due to snowy conditions on the road. Property damage to a fence was estimated at $100.00 Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $1,500

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Real Estate:

Jan. 2: Kenneth R. Kniep, and Rhea M. Kniep to Jarrod Watson, and Whitney Watson: Part of the SW Lot 5 of 7-2-2, Fairway Acres of rural Thayer County, Nebraska.

Jan. 2: John R. Kroll, and Joyce E. Kroll to Fat Jacks LLC: Part of Lot 2, 3 6 in Block 15, original town of Hebron, Thayer County, Nebraska.

Jan. 3: Eldora Wonderling, and Joseh H. Murray; Her Attorney-In-Fact to Andrew J. Schmidt, and Ellen B. Schmidt: E. of NW of 5-2-4.

Jan. 6: Milton C. Eickman to Janice Denton, and Elizabeth Eickman-Quinn, and Michael Eickman, and Thomas Eickman, and Kristine Miesner, and Roxanne Rowley, and Kim Stapleton, and Sharon Wilken: NW of 17-2-2.

Jan. 6: Newman Family Trust to Mary A. Newman: Lot 7 in Block 2, Ernest Schultz 2nd Addition of Deshler, Thayer County, Nebraska.

Jan. 6: Mary A. Newman to Roger L. & Joann M. Bohling Family Trust: Lot 7 in Block 2, Ernest Schultz 2nd Addition of Deshler, Thayer County, Nebraska

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Marriage license:

Marriage license:

Stewart Clark Beeman, 20, of Hebron, and Crystal Jean Lane, 18, of Hebron were married January 4, 2014 in Hebron.

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Citizen Leadership Seminar Coming to Hebron

Photo caption: Jeremy Voss, Executive Director of TCEDA (Thayer County Economic Development Alliance) in his office inside the Thayer County Courthouse in Hebron.

A unique opportunity for citizens of any age to enhance leadership and entrepreneurial skills kicks off Thursday, January 16th from 9:00am-3:00pm at the MetalQuest building on Highway 81 in Hebron. Its the first in a series of monthly seminars to help people build a better understanding of ways to solve problems in the workplace and communities. Entitled Building Entrepreneurial Communities, the seminars are run by the Southern Plains 4-H program in four area counties, the University of Nebraska/Lincoln Extension, and by the Thayer County Economic Development Alliance (TCEDA,) based in Hebron. The first seminar on January 16th features the topic, Personal Leadership Style, and will focus on understanding leadership styles and personality issues.

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Friend Sweeps Tri County

For the second time in three days both Tri County basketball teams were swept in a road varsity doubleheader.

In the girls game, Class D-1 state-rated Friend (10-0) restricted Tri County to scoring single digits in each quarter on its way to a 57-15 victory played Jan. 7.

Friend opened a 14-5 first quarter lead on the Lady Trojans and increased its margin to 24-8 at halftime thanks to a 10-point second quarter.

The second half proved desolate for the Lady Trojans being outscored 33-7.

Josie Weise topped the winless Lady Trojans in scoring with five points, Haley Staroscik, four points, while Megann Freese, Shelby Cammack and Delaney Uher contributed two points each.

A 22-point second quarter propelled Friend to a 60-40 win in the boys game.

Following one quarter of action, Friend held a slim 15-12 lead on Tri County.

Sparked by their 22-point second quarter, the Bulldogs opened a 37-22 halftime advantage on the Trojans.

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Lady Griffins Outlast Lady Timberwolves

It wasnt pretty at times but the Diller-Odell Lady Griffins had everyone that played step up and contribute in one way or another in last Tuesdays home contest against Exeter-Milligan.

The end result was a hard-fought 47-44 win by the Lady Griffins.

Diller-Odell started the game off strong forging a 14-8 lead on Exeter-Milligan.

Exeter-Milligan turned the tables on Diller-Odell in the second quarter with stellar defense which curbed the Lady Griffins offense to a total of 12 points.

At intermission, Diller-Odell held a slender, 26-25 lead.

The third quarter was nip-and-tuck between both squads as each team tallied 11 points leaving Diller-Odell with a 37-36 lead.

In the decisive fourth quarter, Diller-Odell made its shots count outscoring Exeter-Milligan, 10-8 to permit the Lady Griffins to claim their eighth win on the season.

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Griffins Not Prepared For Exeter-Milligan

It was one of those games that the Diller-Odell Griffins would rather forget.

Diller-Odells offense shooting the basketball was as cold as the weather outside, while its defense was no match for the Timberwolves offense surrendering double-digit points in each of the four quarters of play.

As the result, Exeter-Milligan improved to 6-2 on the season with a 57-28 victory Jan. 7 on the Griffins home floor.

Early on the two squads matched each other point for point before Exeter-Milligan got the hot hand and reeled off a 22-4 scoring outburst to take complete command.

At halftime Exeter-Milligan maintained a 28-10 lead.

In the second half, the Timberwolves outscored the Griffins, 29-18.

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Fairbury Jeffs, Tri County Trojans Clash Saturday Night

Photo caption: These Photos Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.comPhotos by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-News

Top: Fairburys Nate Klaumann, a 59 junior, flies high for a shot against Tri County Trojan Quinton Johnsen Saturday night in the FHS Gym. Johnsen is a 65 senior at Tri County.

Bottom: Klaumann fights inside for a shot against Johnsen, 50, and Wyatt Kowalski, 14 Saturday in Fairbury.

Tri County won the contest 46-42 in a hard-fought cross county battle.

Heading into Saturdays game with Fairbury we were on a three-game slide and I wasnt pleased with our aggressiveness and our passion displayed in our games. I challenged the guys before the game to get those traits back and the guys certainly did, Trojans head basketball coach Cory Jensen said.

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Shelby-Rising City Knocks Off Meridian

A pair of single digit quarters by Meridian proved costly in a 60-43 road loss Jan. 9 against Shelby-Rising City.

Meridian got off to a fine start offensively after one quarter, holding a 17-14 lead.

Ty Brakhage tallied nine of the Mustangs 17 points while Colton Rathman spearheaded the Huskies offense scoring eight points.

The momentum switched to the Huskies in the second quarter as the home team lit up the scoreboard with 17 points while its defense clapped down limiting Meridians offense to just eight points.

Meridians offense couldnt maintain a steady tempo in the third quarter tallying only six points.

Shelby-Rising City took advantage with an 11-point quarter stretching its lead to 42-31 moving to the fourth quarter.

The Huskies kept the Mustangs at arms length in the final quarter connecting on 9-12 free throws which aided in Shelby-Rising City to push its final margin to 17 points.

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Mustangs Nipped Lady Mustangs Blast McCool Junction

Playing its final game prior to this weeks MUDECAS Tournament, the Meridian Lady Mustangs shut down McCool Junctions offense cruising to a 61-16 road win Friday.

Meridian dominated from the tip-off soaring to a 19-0 first quarter lead highlighted by the 1-2 scoring punch of Blair Hofstetter with nine points and Addison Klipp contributing six points.

Powered by the scoring of four cagers, Meridian extended its lead to 41-6 at half.

Meridians defense pitched its second scoreless quarter in the third against winless McCool Junction, while its offense racked up 16 points led by Hofstetter scoring 10 points.

McCool Junction pieced together a 10-point fourth quarter to finish the game in double digits.

Hofstetter topped the (4-8) Lady Mustangs with a game-high 25 points, Klipp had 13 points, Miranda Johnson, 12 points, Bridgette Jackson, seven points, and Crystal Nunez and Ashli Soukup chalked up two points each.

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