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Doane Places Student Teachers

The Doane College Education Department placed seniors into student teaching assignments in the fall semester in the areas of elementary, middle, high school and special education.

Placed at Cavett Elementary School in Lincoln was Brittany Weichel (Jansen) Elementary Education.

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KU Announces Students Named To Fall 2010 Honor Roll

More than 4,500 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2010 semester.The students, from KU's Lawrence campus and the schools of allied health and nursing in Kansas City, Kan., represent 97 of 105 Kansas counties, 44 other states and the District of Columbia and 33 other countries.

Honor roll criteria vary among the university's academic units. Some schools honor the top 10 percent of students enrolled, some establish a minimum grade-point average and others raise the minimum GPA for each year students are in school. Students must complete a minimum number of credit hours to be considered for the honor roll.

Making the list was Bin Bin Chen of Fairbury, Pharmacy Professional, senior, daughter of Li and Xiao Chen.

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Fairbury Wins On Senior Night

Senior night was a special evening for the Fairbury Jeffs, as they rallied from a first half deficit to record a 55-50 win over Falls City.

Fairbury started out slow and flat on both sides of the ball in the first quarter.

Falls City beat the Jeffs down court on back-to-back possessions in the final minute to lengthen its lead to 16-10.

The Tigers kept the momentum in the second quarter stretching their margin to 23-15 on a two-point basket by Logan Faller with under :50 seconds on the clock.

A last-second two-point field by the Jeffs' Pierce Griffin drew Fairbury within six points, 23-17 at halftime.

The second half belonged to the Jeffs, as the tempo switched in their favor behind strong offensive rebounding.

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Looking Back

120 YEARS AGO, 1891

The Fairbury Gazette

P.M. Eyler had started a newspaper, The Jansen News.

The state of Nebraska paid a 1 cent per pound bonus for Nebraska-grown beet sugar.

A.F. Smith became Fairbury postmaster. He retained Bob Higgins as deputy, on the only members of the staff.

After Dr. Ammerman's death, his store was moved from "Old Plymouth" to Harbine; the bank had disbanded, the post office closed, and about all that was left was the nearby cemetery, the Strain post of the GAR and the church.

The Salvation Army started "protracted meetings" at Endicott.

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110 YEARS AGO, 1901

The Fairbury Journal

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State Wrestling Medalist

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Diller-Odell Upends Meridian

By Jim Phelps

Journal-News

Sports Editor

A combination of vigorous defensive intensity coupled with a potent offensive weave powered the Diller-Odell Griffins to a 51-36 opening round win Monday evening against Meridian in the D1-1 Sub-District Boys Basketball Tournament held at Tri County High School.

This was the third meeting of the season between the Griffins and the Mustangs, with Diller-Odell winning the previous two contests.

In the early going of the first quarter the lead switched sides three times, before a two-point hoop by Connor Duis gave Diller-Odell a three-point lead, 10-7.

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Taylor Summers Earns Silver Medal For Tri County, Four Of Six Fairbury Wrestlers Win Matches At State

By Jim Phelps

Journal-News

Sports Editor

After a long three days of competition, Tri County junior Taylor Summers battled his way to the silver medal in the Class C 112-pound final Saturday afternoon at the Nebraska State High School Wrestling Championships held at the Qwest Center in Omaha.

Summers was the first Tri County wrestler to compete in the finals since 2003.

In the final at 112-pounds, Summers lost to Wood River's Christian Nielsen (44-0) by major decision, 14-2.

For Summers this was his first-ever medal earned at the state wrestling meet.

Taylor began his quest for the finals on Thursday defeating Loomis/Bertrand's Teak Edwards by pin in 1:55.

In his quarterfinal match Thursday afternoon, Summers won over Boone Central's Robert Stopak by technical fall, 15-0.

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Taylor Summers Earns Silver Medal For Tri County, Four Of Six Fairbury Wrestlers Win Matches At State

By Jim Phelps

Journal-News

Sports Editor

After a long three days of competition, Tri County junior Taylor Summers battled his way to the silver medal in the Class C 112-pound final Saturday afternoon at the Nebraska State High School Wrestling Championships held at the Qwest Center in Omaha.

Summers was the first Tri County wrestler to compete in the finals since 2003.

In the final at 112-pounds, Summers lost to Wood River's Christian Nielsen (44-0) by major decision, 14-2.

For Summers this was his first-ever medal earned at the state wrestling meet.

Taylor began his quest for the finals on Thursday defeating Loomis/Bertrand's Teak Edwards by pin in 1:55.

In his quarterfinal match Thursday afternoon, Summers won over Boone Central's Robert Stopak by technical fall, 15-0.

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Palmyra Claims Victory Over Diller-Odell In Overtime

In a close game, from the start, Palmyra outscored Diller-Odell, 8-6 in overtime for a 48-46 win played on the Panthers' home floor Feb. 18.

Each team matched one another point for point in the first quarter going to sidelines tied at 9-all.

Diller-Odell's offense outscored Palmyra, 11-10 in the second quarter to take a 20-19 halftime lead.

In the third quarter, the Griffins continued to remain hot from the field, outscoring the Panthers, 13-9 extending their lead to 33-28.

The fourth quarter belonged to Diller-Odell, as the Griffins prevailed over Palmyra, 12-7 tying the game at 40-all forcing overtime.

Palmyra did just enough offensively against the Griffins in overtime to earn the two-point win.

"We battled back from a five-point deficit in the last minute of regulation to force overtime," Griffins coach Eric McMurray said.

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Co-op Swim Teams Place Fourth, Fifth At River Cities Conference Meet

Competing in their final tune-up before the state swimming and diving meet, the Beatrice/Fairbury/Norris co-op swim teams finished fourth and fifth in their respective divisions at the River Cities Conference Meet held Feb. 11-12 at Ralston.

In the boys conference team standings, Beatrice/Fairbury/Norris scored 209 points to place fourth out of five teams.

Ralston was the conference champion, amassing 369 points.

On the girls side, Beatrice/Fairbury/Norris tallied 139 points to place fifth out of six teams.

Ralston took top honors for the girls with 302 points.

"While we would have liked to finish higher in the team standings, we were very pleased with our efforts in the conference meet," Beatrice co-op swimming and diving coach Sandi Hoffman said.

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