Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:45pm
If you are a true football fan this is your ultimate weekend with Super Bowl XLIX taking place on Sunday Feb. 1 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots.
If the Seattle Seahawks repeat as Super Bowl champions, they would be the first team to do so since 2005.
The last repeat champion was the New England Patriots.
In the battle between these No. 1 seeds the outcome may simple come down to Tom Brady’s passing versus Marshawn Lynch’s running.
The Patriots are 9-1 when Brady throws two or more touchdowns. The Seahawks are 8-0 when Lynch rushes for a touchdown.
For you football experts here are a few Super Bowl trivia tidbits that you can stretch you head over as you ponder the answers.
What team was the first to win five Super Bowls ?
Who are the only two teams to score 50 points in a single Super Bowl ?
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:44pm
Meridian’s Lady Mustangs and Mustangs earned a pair of home wins Friday versus Crossroads Conference rival Hampton.
In the opener, the Lady Mustangs defeated Class D-2 state-rated Hampton (13-2) by a score of 56-44.
Meridian outscored the Lady Hawks in each quarter, including by six points, 18-12 in the decisive fourth quarter.
The Lady Mustangs led, 38-32 heading to the pivotal fourth quarter where Blair Hofstetter, Mikayla Schafer, and Ashli Soukup combined to score 16 of the squad’s 18 points.
Hofstetter topped the Lady Mustangs (8-8) with a double-double scoring 23 points and pulling down 16 rebounds, Schafer and Allison Klipp, eight points apiece, Erin Johnson, seven points, and Bridgette Jackson and Soukup tallied five points each.
A strong third quarter of play helped Meridian put an end to a 13-game losing streak in the boys game.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:43pm
Holdrege had the hot hand in the first half and that start helped propel the Dusters to a 75-59 win Monday evening over Fairbury in the opening round of the Central Conference Boys Basketball Tournament played on the Dusters’ home court.
Holdrege opened a 26-17 first quarter lead, and then stretched the lead to 49-29 at half.
In the second half, Fairbury created some turnovers in the third quarter and cut the deficit to 12 points, but the squad could get no closer.
The 59 points scored by Fairbury is its highest scoring output of the season.
Fairbury Jeffs head basketball coach Justin Harris was pleased with how the team stepped up its play.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:43pm
FAIRBURY SOPHOMORE PATRICK ONDRAK locks up with Meridian’s Triston Voight in their semifinal match in the 170-pound weight class at Friday’s Thayer Central Invite. Ondrak came out victorious by technical fall, 22-7 over Voight. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
Spearheaded by 10 medalists, including five individual champions, Fairbury grappled with 10 other schools to finish as team champions at Friday’s Thayer Central Invitational in Hebron.
Fairbury amassed 196.50 points to easily outdistance runner-up Fillmore Central by 60 points.
Meridian finished eighth in the 11-team field, scoring 63 points.
Individual champions for the Jeffs were Logan Slater, 120 pounds (3-0), Anthony Moyer, 132 pounds (4-0), Damian Green, 145 pounds (3-0), Jacob Johnson, 160 pounds (3-0), and Patrick Ondrak, 170 pounds (4-0).
Second place medalists included Austin Barnts, 113 pounds, Dalton Meyer, 126 pounds, Justyn Franklin, 152 pounds, and Paul Mach, 285 pounds.
Keyten Pfingsten placed fourth at 126 pounds with a record of 2-2.
Meridian competed a bit short handed with just six wrestlers in the line up.
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:43pm
BONHAM MEETING SUNDAY NIGHT--BTP President Brooke Schwab left, treasurer, Debby Ebke right, discussing the upcoming opening of The Bonham Theater. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News
The officers of the Bonham Theater Project made one thing very clear last weekend: the movie theater will be open for business in 2015.
Speaking before a small crowd at their annual meeting on Sunday the BTP group said first and foremost it is important for people to understand that despite the "two steps forward, one step back" progression in renovations the project is very close to being completed.
"This next week we will be doing interviews for a construction manager and I am very excited to tell people that by Christmas at the latest we will be watching movies again in the Bonham," BTP president Brooke Schwab said. "It is going to be absolutely wonderful to have the theater open in time for our annual downtown Christmas."
Group treasurer Debby Ebke said there have been several successful fundraisers during 2014 and that coupled with some key grants and monetary gifts have pushed the project to within 96% of its goal.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:41pm
Those who need to access acute care patient rooms – either as patients who are to be admitted or as visitors – may find it most convenient to park on the south side of the building and use the Outpatient/Emergency entrance. This entrance is locked after regular business hours, but a telephone is available in the entry way to contact nursing and allow the entrance.
Those who enter through the main entrance, or who are making stops to other areas in the hospital such as the rehab and sports clinic, will follow the orange “Hospital Services” signs around the outpatient hallway to access acute care (hospital) patient rooms.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:40pm
The Diller Community Foundation awarded more than $13,000 last week to various local and area organizations.
Funds awarded included:$1,000 to Diller-Odell youth football; $250 to the Diller alumni banquet committee; $500 to the Wymore-Diller-Odell Legion Baseball Program; $500 to the Diller Picnic Committee; $500 to Girl Scout Troop #20110; $2000 to the Diller Community Club; $200 to the Diller 4-H group; $1,500 to Diller American Legion Post 282; $2,500 to the Diller-Odell Ball Association; ; $525 to Diller-Odell Elementary School; $2300 to the Diller Community Blood Drive; $400 to the Diller-Odell Summer Reading Program; $3000 to the Village of Diller; $1,500 to the Diller Bank Museum.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:39pm
New Year’s Baby for 2015 at JCHC--COSSEL – Josiah and Joenalyn (Tambong) Cossel proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Joeselle Isabel Cossel. She was born January 20, 2015 at Jefferson County Health Center in Fairbury, weighing 7 pounds, 5.5 ounces, and 20“ long. Grandparents are Randy (Mac) and Janice McIntyre of Fairbury; and Emmicasio and Erlinda Tambong of Aklan, Philippines. Great-grandparents are LeRoy and Isabel Rogers of Fairbury; and Pedro and Patrocenia Paderes of Aklan, Philippines.
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:38pm
Conference Opener--The Fairbury Lady Jeffs beat the Lady Aurora Huskies at Fairbury High School Tuesday in the opening round at the Central Conference Tournament 41-35. Shown left is Fairbury Lady Jeff Halle Knigge. Fairbury will advance to the tournament’s second round on Tuesday. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News