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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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Trojans Finish Third In Own Duals Tourney

Photo caption: This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.comPhoto by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News KASEY MULLEN OF TRI COUNTY, top, shows emotion as he presses Auburns Gage Armstrongs shoulders to the mat Friday in their 113-pound match at the Tri County Duals. Mullen won the match by in 2:57.

Competing in its first tournament of the New Year, the Tri County Trojans wrestling team placed third out of eight teams Friday in their own duals tournament held at Tri County High School.

The Trojans turned in a duals record of 3-2.

In opening pool action, Tri County lost to South Central 41-30, defeated Meridian 39-36 and beat Fairbury 48-33.

In championship semi-final duals, Tri County was defeated by Auburn 47-36.

Tri County regrouped and won the third place dual over Weeping Water 48-33.

Ryan Legg, 120 pounds, and Brendan Hahn, 160 pounds, had the best marks on the day for the Trojans each posting a record of 4-1.

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What Do Ya Know, Lady Jeffs are 11-0, Lady Jeffs Too Much For Lady Trojans

Photo caption: These Photos Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.comPhotos by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-NewsTOP: Fairbury Lady Jeff Paige Husa fights inside for a basket against Tri Countys Megann Freese and Shalayna Niemeyer Saturday night in the Fairbury High Gym.BELOW: Husa battles for the ball against Tri Countydefenders Delaney Uher and Shelby Commack. In the end, the Lady Jeffs had too much size, experience and depth which resulted in a 61-19 win.

Fairbury took care of business right from the start in Saturdays cross county battle with Tri County.

The Lady Jeffs came into the home game state-rated and undefeated (10-0) in Class C-1 while the Lady Trojans were in search of their first win.

In the end, the Lady Jeffs had too much size, experience and depth which resulted in a 61-19 win.

Fairbury won the tip and scored five seconds into the game on a two-point hoop by Jordan Johnson.

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Tri County Trojans Sneak Past Jeffs

Photo caption: This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.comPhoto by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-NewsTri Countys Jacob Starky, a 61 senior, drives the ball down the court against stiff defense from Fairburys Spencer Feldkamp, a 511 junior, Saturday night.

Tri County came into Saturdays cross county matchup with Fairbury on a three-game slide.

Trojans head basketball coach Cory Jensen wasnt happy with the squads recent play, so he challenged his team to get their passion and hunger back.

The Trojans responded to their coachs challenge and came away with a hard-fought 46-42 victory Saturday on the Jeffs home court.

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, Jensen said.

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Red Cross Issues Flu Prevention Steps; Influenza Widespread in 35 States

Flu season is here and more and more people across the country are getting sick. The American Red Cross urges people to get vaccinated now and offers tips everyone can follow to help prevent the spread of the flu.

The Centers for Disease Control(CDC) report for the week of Dec. 29 to Jan. 4 shows 35 states are seeing widespread flu activity, up from 25 a week earlier. These states includeAlabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Most other regions are also reporting a number of residents sick with influenza.

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Watching the End of an Era

Photo caption: This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.comPhoto by Jim Headley/Fairbury Journal-News

Fairbury grocer Larry Schroeder watches the auctioning of what was left of his grocery store, Schroeders Family Foods, on Jan. 8 from his office. The Schroeders decided to close their neighborhood store after 31 years at the same location due to slimmer and slimmer profit margins. Larry has been a grocer for 59 years.

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Adult Education Classes to Resume in Fairbury

After a winter break, the Fairbury GED classes have resumed. The classes are held at the Fairbury Public Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays from5 to 7:30 p.m. Southeast Community College in Beatrice sponsors the Adult Education program. A $20 registration fee is due the first day of class.

For more information about enrolling in class, being a volunteer tutor or to arrange a program about Adult Education for your club or organization, contact the Adult Education Office at SCC-Beatrice at(402) 228-8236.

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New Program for Veterans Started at BVCA

Blue Valley Community Action (BVCA) recently received a grant for $134,000 to serve very low-income Veteran families who are having trouble with housing and to serve as temporary assistance on the road to long-term stability.

Lisa McKinney is the case manager for Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF). Her coverage area is Butler, Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Saline, Seward Thayer and York Counties. She is working closely with the Veterans offices in each of these counties to let them know that she is available to be of assistance to any family whose head of household or spouse is a veteran.

The money came out of the Veterans Mental Health and Other Care Improvement Act of 2008 and is administered through the Department of Veterans Affairs. The goal of this money is to provide supportive services to very low-income Veteran families that are residing in or transitioning to permanent housing.

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Open Seats In ManyRaces Across The County

Jefferson County voters will have numerous choices in numerous area aces as they head to the ballot box in 2014.

At the county courthouse the positions of: assessor (Vicki Haskell), county attorney (Linda Bauer), county clerk (Sandra Stelling), clerk of the district court (Rose Wiegert), commissioner District 1 (Art Craig), commissioner District 3 (Michael Dux), sheriff (Nels Sorensen), and treasurer (Leroy Bast) are all up for vote.

School District 8: Vickie Banahan, Chris Ruzicka and Tammi Davis.

School District 100, Diller/Odell: Chad Lottman, Dean Engleman and Toni Landenberger.

School District 33, Tri-County: Naom,i Schroeder, Janet Bock, Kenneth Niemeyer.

School District 303, Meridian: Chad Frank, Dwayne Wolfe and Brian Jackson.

Fairbury City Council: Tim Polson (Ward 1, Brad Kuzelka (Ward 2), Rick Carmichael (Ward 3) and Phil Rogge (Ward 4).

Village of Daykin: Paul Bachle, Kenneth Stauss and Jason Bartels.

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