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Feb

Team Effort Lifts Fairbury Past Schuyler Saturday


FAIRBURY JUNIOR JOSEY ZABOKRTSKY, No. 44, looks to pass the ball to a teammate while being fouled by a Schuyler player. Zabokrtsky scored eight points in Fairbury’s 51-35 home finale win against the Lady Warriors. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
Bouncing back from Friday’s loss to Beatrice, Fairbury benefited from a solid team effort on both sides of the ball to earn a 51-35 home finale win Saturday against Schuyler.
Six players got into the scoring column for Fairbury, as the Lady Jeffs picked up their 11th win of the season.
Fairbury took charge in the first quarter vaulting out to a 15-7 lead behind the 1-2 scoring punch of Tiffani Bonsal scoring six points, and Shelby Pollman with four points.
Both squads picked up their scoring in the second quarter with Fairbury holding the upperhand at 18-12.
Heading to the third quarter with a 33-19 lead, the Lady Jeffs’ defense buckled down on the Lady Warriors limiting the visitors to just six points, while Fairbury scored 11 points to expand its lead to 44-25.
Schuyler sliced the final margin to 16 points by outscoring Fairbury, 10-7 in the fourth quarter.
Wed
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Feb

Fairbury Can’t Find Offense In Loss To Beatrice

It was one of  those nights where shots didn’t fall for Fairbury.
Beatrice clamped down on the Lady Jeffs’ offense limiting the squad to single digit scoring in all four quarters.
As a result, the Lady Orange came away with a 53-23 home Friday night.
Beatrice got off to a fast start opening a 6-0 lead and then stretched its margin to 11-4 after one quarter.
The Lady Orange kept up its strong defensive play in the second quarter holding Fairbury to just six points, while their offense racked up 17 points to increase their halftime lead to 28-10.
Fairbury had its best quarter of offense in the third quarter tallying nine points, but could only trim the deficit to 17 points.
Beatrice put the game out of reach in the fourth quarter outscoring Fairbury, 17-4.
Wed
11
Feb

.500 Record By Tri County In Conference Play

A slow start out of the gates put Tri County in a hole they could not recover from in Thursday’s quarterfinal 52-19 loss against (17-2) Superior in the Southern Nebraska Conference Girls Basketball Tournament played on the Lady Wildcats home floor.
The Lady Wildcats raced to a 14-5 first quarter lead, and then expanded its margin to 30-10 at halftime.
Superior didn’t let up on either side of the ball in the second half dominating the Lady Trojans, 22-9.
Halle Weise paced Tri County in scoring with six points, Eryn Hummer, four points, Miranda Vogt and Shae Wattjes, three points each, Sloane Holtmeier, two points, and Josie Weise tallied one point.
Tri County opened play on its home court in the Southern Nebraska Conference Girls Basketball Tournament on Feb. 3 defeating Thayer Central, 32-12.
Tri County began strong jumping out to a 12-5 lead after one quarter, and maintained a 14-point, 23-9 lead at half.
Wed
11
Feb

Johnson Wins Conference Championship, Jeffs Finish Eighth

Despite going into Saturday’s Central 10 Conference wrestling tournament at Crete High School a little short handed with three varsity wrestlers out of the line-up, Fairbury came away with eight conference medalists including one conference champion and an eighth place team finish.
Freshman Jacob Johnson (36-2) on the season went 4-0 on the day to win the conference championship at 160 pounds.
In his championship match, Johnson was victorious by decision, 11-4 against Grand Island Northwest’s Josh Reimers.
Sophomore Paul Mach claimed third place in the 285-pound weight class with a mark of 3-1.
Mach won his third place match by pinfall in 2:41 over Holdrege’s Luke Wilke.
Fourth place medalists included sophomores Anthony Moyer, 132 pounds and Patrick Ondrak, 170 pounds.
Junior Justyn Franklin placed fifth at 152 pounds with a record of 3-2.
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Feb

Strong Defense Propels Fairbury Over Schuyler


FAIRBURY SENIOR CONNOR LIVINGSTON, No. 40, advances the basketball up the floor while being defended by Schuyler’s Asad GarGar, and Connor Flynn, No. 21, in second half action Saturday evening. The Jeffs ended a nine-game losing streak with a 57-35 over the Warriors. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
Fairbury packed its defense on Saturday in the form of a strong man-to-man sprinkled in with a little 1-3-1 zone.
The stellar defensive effort paid dividends for the Jeffs, as Fairbury ended a nine-game losing streak with a 57-35 home win versus Schuyler.
Schuyler had beaten Fairbury, 36-32 last week in consolation play in the Central Conference Basketball Tournament.
The win for the Jeffs was their first in 2015, after losing to the Warriors previously, Fairbury came ready to play and responded with a strong defensive effort giving up just nine first half points.
With its defense clicking, Fairbury ran out to a 15-7 first quarter lead sparked by the scoring of seven players.
Fairbury’s defense stood tall in the second quarter surrendering just two points.
A three-point field goal by Connor Livingston jumped started Fairbury on a 6-0 run to begin the second quarter.
Wed
11
Feb

The 2015 Fairbury Baseball Parent’s Meeting

The 2015 Fairbury Baseball Parent’s Meeting will be held Sunday, March 15th at 5:00 p.m. at the American Lutheran Church.  All Player Registrations Forms will be due at this time.  Any questions, please contact Dean Schmidt at 402-239-5365.
 
Date: 
Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 5:00am
Wed
11
Feb

Fairbury Central Elementary Kindergarten Roundup

Fairbury Central Elementary Kindergarten Roundup Tuesday, March 17 at 6pm. Informational meeting for parents/guardians of children who are eligible to attend kindergarten during the 2015-16 school year. Please call the Central Elementary school at 402-729-2418 by Friday, March 6 to register.
 
Date: 
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 6:00am
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11
Feb

I Don’t Think Vaccines Are The Enemy

The news, and Facebook, has been filled with information on measles, vaccines for children, people who don’t vaccinate their children, and anything else remotely related to vaccines. What began about Christmas time as the spreading of measles at Disneyland has turned into a national debate about vaccinating children. 
This measles outbreak that has now infected more than 100 people in more than a dozen states has created an uproar on an issue that seems to have previously been left alone except for that autism issue a few years ago.
The outbreak of measles has now caused some doctors to post signs on their clinic doors that say only vaccinated children are welcome. The doctors cite their duty to protect their other young patients who have weakened immune systems or are unable to have vaccines, such as children with cancer or newborn babies, as the reason for the new signage. 
Wed
11
Feb

A Small Group Of People Could Make A Big Difference

It’s pretty obvious, at least to me, that this week I am on my economic development soap box. It is very frustrating to me that our community has no one working or even discussing how we can better business and industry within Fairbury.
At last Friday’s Fairbury Chamber of Commerce annual banquet I had a discussion with Bill Welch, former ceo of Jefferson Community Health Center. Bill is working as interim ceo at the hospital in Crete.
One of the things he told me that Crete is doing (which Fairbury does not) is that a group of business people gather to meet once a month for a short time to discuss what they can do to make Crete a better place. ‘Maybe it’s bringing in more business,’ Welch said. “Maybe it’s helping existing business, at the most recent meeting they talked about how to change the public perception of Crete.”
  “Fairbury should do that,” he said.
Wed
11
Feb

For Economic Development Fairbury Gets A Failing Grade

 We’re all familiar with grading systems. Whether it is numerical like a 4.0 or in letter form such as an “A” everyone knows that graded indicate how a person or even an group measures up.
 When it comes to economic development Fairbury clearly grades out as a failure. An “F” on the letter chart and a 0.0 numerically. If there were an F-minus that would be Fairbury.
   Some might consider this a very harsh stance but consider the following: our community has no locally-based industrial development committee, no economic development group and no “go to” people to who can answer questions or guide new industry or business to Fairbury, much less help existing business meet growing needs.

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