Sandra Stelling, Jefferson County Clerk/Register of Deeds/Election Commissioner has been appointed by National Association of Counties (NACo) President Lenny Eliason as Chair of the Elections Subcommittee, Finance and Intergovernmental Affairs Steering committee and also to NACo Financial Services Center advisory committee for 2012.
Sept. 26: Jessica S. Ouellette of Fairbury was backing a 1994 Chevorlet pickup onto A Street in the 1000 block from a private driveway and came into collision with a parked and unattended 2000 Ford Escort owned by Wayne D. Gingrich of Fairbury. No injuries were reported. The Ouellette vehicle sustained $250 in damages. The Gingrich vehicle sustained $1,700 in damages.
Sept. 30: Report of a male black lab dog running at large in the 800 block of Seventh Street. Dog was placed in pen.
Sept. 30: Report of animal neglect in the 200 block of West Ninth Street.
Sept. 26: Check welfare in the 300 block of H Street.
Farmers were switching from spring- to fall-planted wheat, with some fields west of Fairbury between 100 and 200 acres each.
S.R. Moss shipped 3,000 sheep from Idaho to Steele City to feed for market.
Failing to agree with the Farmers Alliance for a "Fusion ticket," Jefferson County Democrats nominated William Tonnemaker for treasurer, John Converse for clerk, Al Hammond for district court clerk John Allgier for commissioner, A.H. Moulton for judge, V.E. Chamberlin for schools superintendent, W.W. Watson for surveyor and Dr. Lovell of Daykin for coroner. Tonnemaker and Watson were on a Fusion slate 10 years later.
Top prices at the Kansas City market: steers $4.75, hogs $4.95, wheat 91 cents, corn 53 cents, oats 28 cents, baled hay $6.50.
A late fourth quarter touchdown by Brandon Jackson handed Meridian a hard-fought, 18-12 homecoming win Friday night versus Lawrence/Nelson.
With the game tied, 12-all, Meridian freshman I-back Brandon Jackson broke free on a 44-yard touchdown run with 1:14 on the clock allowing the Mustangs to break a five-game losing streak with their six-point victory over the Raiders.
Meridian struck first on a six-play drive with 9:47 remaining in the first quarter on a 24-yard touchdown run by Jackson which gave the Mustangs a 6-0 lead.
Lawrence/Nelson countered with a three-yard touchdown run from Dillon Menke late in the second quarter to tie the score at half, 6-6.
A five-yard run by Brant Stewart resulted in Meridian's second touchdown bumping the Mustangs' lead to 12-6 with 4:30 left in the third quarter.
Despite slow starts in of two of the three sets, Tri County used a strong serve receive and aggressive serving to earn a road sweep Oct. 4th against Wilber-Clatonia.
The Lady Trojans were victorious over the winless Lady Wolverines, 25-14, 25-12, 25-17.
"Even though we had slow starts in the first and third sets, we did a pretty nice job of playing with a lead most of the night. It's been an area of concern at times this season, so it was good to continue to push to 25 in all three sets," Lady Trojans coach Brett Scheiding said.
"For the most part we did pretty well with serve receive. We also did stay aggressive behind the service line," Scheiding remarked.
"I was pleased with how the night went overall. We were actually missing a starter, but I thought that everyone stepped up pretty well to fill the void," Scheiding stated.