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Tri County Comes Up Short In Overtime To Weeping Water

By Jim Phelps

Journal-News

Sports Editor

Weeping Water drew first blood in overtime and ended Tri County's hopes for a berth in the State Basketball Tournament outlasting the Lady Trojans, 62-57 in Friday's C2-1 District Final played at Snyder Arena on the campus of Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln.

"It was another heartbreaker. It was what we expected a battle the whole way through. You had kids on both teams that were really playing hard and really left everything out there on the floor," Tri County Lady Trojans coach Bryce Simpson said.

"In overtime the first team to score and get a couple of baskets gains momentum and then the other team tends to tense up. We had good looks all game, but not enough shots fell for us," Simpson replied.

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Slight Risk Of Severe Weather Today

There is a slight risk of severe weather today for our region. Hail and strong winds are the main factors from this system although as you see there is a very small risk of tornados. It is all dependent on how the system comes together over our area. The only thing in our favor is the dewpoints will be low. Also the CAPE values are low.

We are on the east edge of this Mesoscale discussion (MCD). We will see later if we are included in a watch or not.

Below is a Mesoscale discussion issued by the Storm Prediction Center in Oklahoma at 2:25 this afternoon.

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Looking Back

120 Years Ago, 1892

The Fairbury Gazette

A.O Boggs, teacher in District No. 85 (in Sec. 3, Eureka Precinct), listed as his honor pupils Gertie Reesman, Addie and James Wagner.

Professor Wesley was leader of Daykin's Brass Band.

Travis Clemmons shipped carload of fat hogs to market that averaged 416 pounds each. Lard was a popular item in those years. (This was before cholesterol)

People west of Reynolds asked the Burlington Railroad for a station or siding. Later the station called "Williams", east of Hubbell, was established. It suffered the same fate as "Kesterson" and "Shea". The railroad added the "s" to the name of William Lamb, honoring an area resident.

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110 Years Ago 1902

The Faribury Gazette

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Court & Cops

Police Report

Feb. 16: Neighbors reported loud activity in the 1200 block of Seventh Street.

Feb. 15: Officer responded to motion alarm at location. Employee reset alarm that had been set off by some helium-filled heart-shaped balloons.

Feb. 16: Report of a domestic disturbance in the 1900 block of G Street. Male was arrested.

Feb. 19: Report of suspicious people in the area of the 200 block of Ninth Street.

Feb. 19: Report of an intoxicated male that was refusing to leave an establishment in the 300 block of D Street. Individual was transported to his residence.

Feb. 19: Report of a tire deflated on car.

Feb. 18: Light post on front lawn struck with a tree branch causing damage. Bark left on point of impact but otherwise no other evidence available.

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Birthday Party Benefits Backpack Program

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TC Speech Team Competes At Conference

The Tri County Speech Team competed last Saturday at the Southern Nebraska Conference Speech Tournament and took home 5th place team honors. Coaches Mrs. Kelly Smith and Ms. Jenny Borer conveyed that this is a building year, as several of the strong competitors from the speech team graduated last year and there are many novices now competing.

One first time competitor, Cody McCain did very well, taking home a 5th place medal in the Extemporaneous category. This tough category gives competitors one hour to prepare their speech once they draw a topic. Cody had to compete in the preliminaries and make the top three in his round to move on, which he did. After making finals, he placed 5th overall.

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Nebraskans Encouraged To Get Up and Walk April 25

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is aiming for 25,000 Nebraskans, individually or as a group, to participate in the sixth annual National Walk at Lunch Day, April 25.

One of the state's largest health events, National Walk at Lunch Day has grown each year since it launched in 2007; last year more than 220 organizations and 16,000 people participated.

Schools, businesses, other organizations and individuals can visit www.nebraskablue.com to register and learn more.

Registering will give Nebraskans access to helpful information in planning a walk and will help BCBSNE keep tabs of participation numbers toward the 25,000 goal.

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Jefferson County Farm Bureau Funds Building of Two Ag In The Classroom Learning Barns

Members of the Jefferson County Farm Bureau built and donated two Learning Barns designed by the Agriculture in the Classroom that will be distributed to area schools in Jefferson County. One was donated to Central Elementary School in Fairbury Feb. 20. The other will be donated to the Diller/Odell Public schools sometime in March of 2012. These are two of 36 Learning Barns built in the state.

These barns are used to increase student curiosity and appreciation for agriculture.

Present at Central School to present the barn were Chris Clifford, Jefferson County Farm Bureau vice-president; Judy Zimmerman, treasurer of Farm Bureau; Bill Warnke, Farm Bureau past president and also the one that designed and constructed the barn; Cody and Cory Engelman, members of the Happy Harbiners 4-H Club and Kathy Engleman who is the 4-H leader and also a Service Associate at the Jefferson County Farm Bureau office.

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Jefferson County Farm Bureau Funds Building of Two Ag In The Classroom Learning Barns

Members of the Jefferson County Farm Bureau built and donated two Learning Barns designed by the Agriculture in the Classroom that will be distributed to area schools in Jefferson County. One was donated to Central Elementary School in Fairbury Feb. 20. The other will be donated to the Diller/Odell Public schools sometime in March of 2012. These are two of 36 Learning Barns built in the state.

These barns are used to increase student curiosity and appreciation for agriculture.

Present at Central School to present the barn were Chris Clifford, Jefferson County Farm Bureau vice-president; Judy Zimmerman, treasurer of Farm Bureau; Bill Warnke, Farm Bureau past president and also the one that designed and constructed the barn; Cody and Cory Engelman, members of the Happy Harbiners 4-H Club and Kathy Engleman who is the 4-H leader and also a Service Associate at the Jefferson County Farm Bureau office.

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Birth-Hackler

Jessica Sides and Anthony Hackler, both of Fairbury are parents of a baby boy, Bennet Anthony-Franklin Hackler, born Feb. 7, 2012 at Jefferson Community Health Center in Fairbury, weighing 7 pounds and 2 ounces. He was welcomed home by a sister, Olivia. Grandparents are Deb and Keith Brown of Fairbury, Deb Hackler and Dave Hackler, both of Beatrice and Randy Sides of Forrest City, Ark. Great-grandparents are Jayme Grella of Beatrice, Betty and Harvey Sides of Newport, Ark.

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