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Tue
20
Sep
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Sterling Runs By Meridian

By Jim Phelps

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Sports Editor

Having its rushing attack shutdown, Meridian was forced to throw the football and be one dimensional.

As a result, the Mustangs picked up just 58 yards through the air, while their defense had no answer for the Jets' rushing attack.

Sterling took control right from the start, scoring 24 first quarter points enroute to a 48-0 win Friday night on the Mustangs' home field.

Chris Wenzl scored on a 49-yard touchdown run. Wenzel tossed a three-yard pass to Michael Lewis for the two-point conversion.

Four minutes later, Sterling scored on a four-play drive with Wenzl throwing a 13-yard touchdown pass to Kody Benson. The two-point conversion was added by Wenzl on a three-yard run.

Tue
20
Sep
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Sterling Runs By Meridian

By Jim Phelps

Journal-News

Sports Editor

Having its rushing attack shutdown, Meridian was forced to throw the football and be one dimensional.

As a result, the Mustangs picked up just 58 yards through the air, while their defense had no answer for the Jets' rushing attack.

Sterling took control right from the start, scoring 24 first quarter points enroute to a 48-0 win Friday night on the Mustangs' home field.

Chris Wenzl scored on a 49-yard touchdown run. Wenzel tossed a three-yard pass to Michael Lewis for the two-point conversion.

Four minutes later, Sterling scored on a four-play drive with Wenzl throwing a 13-yard touchdown pass to Kody Benson. The two-point conversion was added by Wenzl on a three-yard run.

Tue
20
Sep
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Fairbury, Tri County Harriers Medal At Damp, Rainy Fillmore Central Invite

Cool wet weather greeted both Fairbury and Tri County cross country runners at last Thursday's Fillmore Central Invite run on Hidden Hills Golf Course in Geneva.

For the Lady Jeffs, two runners earned individual medals for their efforts in the 2.5 mile race.

Sophomore Jordan Johnson finished eighth out of 75 runners in a time of 16:02.53, while sophomore Anna Vetter placed 13th in a time of 16:28.40.

Also competing for Fairbury were Michele Snyder, 23rd, 17:17.65, Alex Medina, 38th, 18:02.96, Keanna Kroeker, 45th, 18:32.96, and Erison Graham, 68th in 20:52.45.

In the final team standings, Fairbury placed fourth out of 11 full teams, scoring 75 points.

As a whole, eighteen teams competed in the girls race.

Lincoln Christian won the team title for the girls, amassing 63 points.

Tue
20
Sep
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Fairbury Netters Place Fourth In Own Invite

By Jim Phelps

Journal-News

Sports Editor

After the last point was scored in their final match the Fairbury Lady Jeffs volleyball team came away finishing fourth out of six teams Saturday in their own Fairbury Invitational.

Fairbury began the invite by defeating Falls City in pool play, 25-17, 21-25, 25-22.

Early on in the first set, the play was back-and-forth as neither team could maintain momentum on their side.

Following three straight ties with last being at 16-all, the Lady Jeffs strung together a 3-0 run sparked by an ace serve from Ashlee Siebe, an ace block by Paige Husa, and front row kill by Amelia Stone.

After Falls City drew within a point, 18-17, Fairbury proceeded to close out the set on a 7-0 scoring spree.

Tue
20
Sep
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Fairbury Netters Place Fourth In Own Invite

By Jim Phelps

Journal-News

Sports Editor

After the last point was scored in their final match the Fairbury Lady Jeffs volleyball team came away finishing fourth out of six teams Saturday in their own Fairbury Invitational.

Fairbury began the invite by defeating Falls City in pool play, 25-17, 21-25, 25-22.

Early on in the first set, the play was back-and-forth as neither team could maintain momentum on their side.

Following three straight ties with last being at 16-all, the Lady Jeffs strung together a 3-0 run sparked by an ace serve from Ashlee Siebe, an ace block by Paige Husa, and front row kill by Amelia Stone.

After Falls City drew within a point, 18-17, Fairbury proceeded to close out the set on a 7-0 scoring spree.

Tue
20
Sep
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Five Arrested This Morning On Drug Related Charges

Early Tuesday morning five subjects were arrested on drug related charges.

"On September 20 at approximately 6:30 a.m. the Fairbury Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and the Metro Area Fugitive Task Force served five outstanding drug arrest warrants," Police Chief Chad Sprunk, said. "The Metro Area Fugitive Task Force is made up of Officers from the Nebraska State Patrol, US Marshall's Service and various local law enforcement agencies. All five outstanding warrants were served Tuesday morning. The warrants were all drug related offences."

The warrants stemmed from on-going investigations by the Rural Apprehension Program Task Force.

Tue
20
Sep
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Four Listeria Cases In Nebraska Appears To Be Associated With Colorado-Grown Cantaloupe

Four cases of listeriosis, a foodborne illness, have been confirmed in Nebraska residents, and all appear to be associated with an outbreak connected to Colorado-grown cantaloupe. An additional case is suspect and undergoing lab testing.

"Analysis shows that the strains of listeria that are being investigated in Colorado match the ones identified in the cases here," said Dr. Joann Schaefer, Chief Medical Officer for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

All of the ill adults in Nebraska are elderly, she said. All have been or are currently hospitalized. Two cases are from Douglas County, one from Gage and one from Hitchcock.

The multi-state outbreak of listeriosis has been linked to Rocky Ford cantaloupe. The FDA has announced a voluntary recall of cantaloupe from Jensen Farms of Granada, Colorado.

Fri
16
Sep
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Jill Littleton

Jill D. Butcher Littleton, 50, of Utica, Neb., formerly of Fairbury, died Sept. 10, 2011 at her home in Utica.

Services were held Sept. 14, at the Utica United Methodist Church with the Rev. Betsy Galloway-Carew officiating.

Thu
15
Sep
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Listeria Found In Cantaloupe

We just received the following Media release dated 091411. If you have been following the news about the cases of Listeria monocytogenes, you know that there is suspicion that these cantaloupe may be associated with the cases across the country including NE. The company is voluntarily withdrawing their product on the chance that they are contaminated. Many cantaloupe are not labeled so you would need to ask your retailer if you are concerned.

L. monocytogenes is a bacterium that can contaminate foods and cause a mild non-invasive illness (called listerial gastroenteritis) or a severe, sometimes life-threatening, illness (called invasive listeriosis). Persons who have the greatest risk of experiencing listeriosis after consuming foods contaminated with L. monocytogenes are fetuses and neonates who are infected after the mother is exposed to L. monocytogenes during pregnancy, the elderly, and persons with weakened immune systems.

Wed
14
Sep
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What's For Lunch?

Fairbury Jefferson and Central Elementary Schools

Thursday, Sept. 15: Pizzawich, green peas or chef salad. Turkey sandwich pack. Yogurt pack.

Friday, Sept. 16: Hot dog on bun, baked beans or chef salad. Ham sandwich pack. Yogurt pack.

Monday, Sept. 19: No School. Planning Day.

Tuesday, Sept. 20: Chicken and noodles, cooked carrots or chef salad. PBJ sandwich pack. Cheese stick pack.

Wednesday, Sept. 21: Sloppy taco, cowboy beans or chef salad. Turkey wrap pack. Cheese stick pack.

Meals served with fruit/ vegetable/bread bar and milk.

High School

Thursday, Sept. 15: Pizzawich, green peas.

Friday, Sept. 16: Hot dog on bun, baked beans.

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