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Wed
14
Jan

Lady Jeffs Catch Fire Late, Defeat Tri County

Basically it wasn’t pretty, as Fairbury didn’t play well at times, while Tri County competed hard especially in the first half in last Thursday’s game played on the Lady Trojans’ home floor.
A two-point hoop by Sloane Holtmeier drew Tri County within two points, 16-14 with 6:45 on the clock in the second quarter.
Megann Freese broke the scoring drought for Tri County with a last second field goal slicing the deficit to 27-16 at half.
A trey by Halle Knigge gave the Lady Jeffs the spark they needed, as Fairbury proceeded to go on a 16-0 scoring spree to close the door on Tri County.
Fairbury Lady Jeffs head coach Amy Engle-Evans was pleased to come away with the win after a lackadaisical played game.
Shelby Pollman paced Fairbury in scoring with 16 points, Sidney Pollman, 15 points, Miller, seven points, Knigge, five points, Tiffani Bonsal, four points, and Josey Zabokrtsky chipped in two points.
Wed
14
Jan

Fairbury Comes Up Short To Aurora

An athletic Aurora team got the upperhand on Fairbury in the second half and handed the Lady Jeffs a 44-31 road loss Friday night.
After trailing by nine points after one quarter, Fairbury regrouped and tied the game at 17 heading to half.
Aurora’s offense got on a roll to begin the third quarter scoring the first six points and Fairbury could never answer back being forced to play catch up the rest of the game.
Fairbury Lady Jeffs head coach Amy Engle-Evans knew Aurora was a very good team.
Shelby Pollman and Sidney Pollman led Fairbury in scoring with 12 points apiece, Sydney Miller, four points, Halle Knigge, two points, while Regan Schmidt tallied one point.
In the second game, Aurora shot the ball extremely well from the field and cruised to a 72-19 win over the Jeffs.
The Huskies took the suspense out of the game in the first quarter building a 24-9 lead.
Wed
14
Jan

Trojans Win Physical Tussle Over Fairbury


TRI COUNTY SENIOR WYATT KOWALSKI, No. 14 goes airborne in the lane to release a first half shot attempt while defended by Fairbury’s Dalton Hinrichs, No. 13, and Connor Livingston, No. 40 in last Thursday’s game played at Tri County High School. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
In a cross-county matchup, Tri County benefited from clutch free throw shooting in the second half to earn a 50-38 home win last Thursday night against Fairbury.
A shooting spree by Fairbury allowed the Jeffs to claim a 10-5 lead with 3:06 left in the first quarter.
The momentum switched to the Trojans, as the home team clawed back within two points, 12-10 at the end of the opening quarter.
Midway through the second quarter, Tri County broke apart from an 18-all tie piecing together a 6-0 run touched off by five points from Wyatt Kowalski to walk off the court at half with a 24-18 lead.
Fairbury battled back forging a tie at 28 on a trey by Dalton Hinrichs midway through the thrid quarter.
Two-point hoops by Shane Jiskra and Riley Knust along with two free throws from Jiskra bumped Tri County ahead, 34-28 advancing to the fourth quarter.
Wed
14
Jan

Trojans, Mustangs Compete In Tri County Duals Tourney

In a field of stellar competition among 10 teams, Tri County came away placing third, and Meridian finished ninth in the two-day Tri County Duals Tournament.
The Trojans finished with a duals record of 7-2, while Meridian posted a duals mark of 2-7.
Fillmore Central won the duals tournament with Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer finishing second.
Four rounds were held on Friday with five rounds completed on Saturday.
Tri County’s dual wins were 49-27 over Nebraska City Junior Varsity, 48-27 against South Central, 46-30 over Pender, 42-29 versus Auburn, 33-31 over Meridian, 42-39 against Weeping Water, and 58-12 versus McCool Junction.
The Trojans fell short against Fillmore Central, 36-31, and Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer, 51-21.
Tri County Trojans head wrestling coach Jerod Spahr was pleased with how the team competed in the two-day tournament.
Wed
14
Jan

1-14-15


WOODEN HORSE SWING in the Fairbury City Park. Pictured is Roe Meyer, Donna Melvin Meyer and Betty Meyer. Photos like this one and more in the Fairbury Pictorial History Books/Fairbury Journal-News.
120 YEARS AGO, 1895
The Jefferson County Journal 
J.E. Beachler was trying wintertime irrigation for his land along Rose Creek pumping water and hoping to soak to a depth of two or three feet.
Will McDonnell resigned his job at Fitton’s store, planning to move to Oklahoma.
 
110 YEARS AGO, 1905
The Jefferson County Journal 
Eight families were quarantined during a small pox scare at Jansen.
Dave Bennett, Fairbury, town marshal for many years, died at Endicott.  He’d come to this country in 1867.
 
A CENTURY AGO, 1915
The Fairbury Journal 
Temperatures were in a narrow range with 13 the low and 47 high for the week.  “Mild like California,” said The Journal.
The European War was credited with driving up grain prices.  Wheat reached $1.15 a bushel here and corn 65 cents.
Wed
14
Jan

1-14-15

Police Report 
Dec. 29: Report of a gas drive off at Maatsch’s. 
Dec. 30: Report of a male who was issued a citation for expired plates and no proof of insurance. 
Dec. 30: Report of a disturbance in the 1300 block of D Street. There was a verbal argument, and those involved were separated. 
Dec. 30: Report of a burglar alarm. Everything was fine. 
Dec. 30: Report of phone fraud in the 1100 block of K Street. 
Dec. 30: Report of a domestic disturbance in the 700 block of H Street. A male was arrested. 
Dec. 30: Report of a runaway in the 100 block of West 5th Street. The juvenile was located. 
Dec. 31: Report of an open door in the 500 block of E Street. 
Dec. 31: Report of criminal mischief in the 800 block of 5th Street. 
Dec. 31: Report of a domestic disturbance in the 900 block of C Street. 
Wed
14
Jan

Tri County Students Recognized


TRI COUNTY STUDENTS-Tri County Student Council recognized two students of the semester. Junior Tori Koos and seventh grader Cavan McCuistion were nominated by their teachers and selected to receive this award. Contributed Photo
Wed
14
Jan

Letters to the Editor

Print Shop Story Reminds Reader Of Printing Story

Wed
14
Jan

Cleaning Is A Waste Of Time In My House

I cannot figure out how so many people keep such clean houses. I’ve decided they must spend hours tidying up the house every single day after work. 
My house is frequently a disaster even after several hours of cleaning each week. I frequently wonder how bad it would look if I cleaned less often. 
Wed
14
Jan

If I Were King This Whole Tax Refund Business Would Change

My palms have been sweaty for about two weeks now. And they likely will be for about the next two months. It’s income tax time.
 Each year about this time I start digging through files, notes, spread sheets, the check book and endless forms as I try to make ready for my annual trip to the CPA. I can deal with budget shortfalls, no money to make payroll, or the looming threat of OSHA walking in the door at any given time. But filing income taxes gives me the willies.
 The one thing I don’t understand is refunds. How do people get them? I’m on a permanent payment plan to the IRS. Each year my accountant gives me the news that I owe taxes but have to go borrow money to pay them.
 Naturally when I hear stories of people getting thousands of dollars back....many thousands of dollars back...sometimes tens of thousands of dollars back I get dizzy.

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