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Trojans Fall Against Sutton

Tri County's defense struggled in the fourth quarter which allowed Sutton to break away for a 60-48 victory Feb. 7 on the Mustangs' home floor.

Sutton (14-4), the Southern Nebraska Conference Basketball Champions rode the hot hand of Lance Spongberg who lit up the Trojans with a game-high 32 points, including hitting eight three-point hoops for the win.

Trailing, 42-39 after three quarters of play, Tri County was unable to keep up on the scoreboard in the fourth quarter being outscored, 18-9.

"Sutton had one player that we couldn't stop, and he lit us up for 32 points on 8-10 shooting from three-point land," Trojans coach Jared Knapp replied.

"Lance Spongberg shot really well, but we didn't defend him the way that we needed to," Knapp commented.

"In the third quarter, we had some lapses on the offensive end, and we couldn't keep up on the scoreboard," Knapp stated.

Wed
16
Feb
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Thunderbirds' Size Too Much For Griffins

Johnson County Central's size in the paint proved too much for the Diller-Odell Griffins last Tuesday night.

The Thunderbirds' front line of 6'7" Justin Damme, 11 points, 6'5" Derek Kuhl, 15 points, and 6'3" Zach Kaster with 18 points dominated inside for Johnson County Central.

As a result, Johnson County Central pulled out a 67-39 home win over the Griffins.

After a slow start in the first quarter trailing, 18-7, Diller-Odell played much better in the second quarter being outscored just by three points.

In the second half, Johnson County Central expanded its lead by outscoring Diller-Odell, 30-16.

"Johnson County Central's size really caused us a lot of trouble. We just could not consistantly stop their inside game," Griffins coach Eric McMurray said.

Fri
11
Feb
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Eva Garrels

Eva J. Garrels 91 of Diller, NE., passed away Feb. 10, 2011.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday Feb. 14, 2011 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Diller, with Pastor Mark Liscom officiating. Burial at Prairie Home Cemetery - Diller, NE. Memorials to the Family's Choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge of arrangements.

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Kansas Man Faces Charges For Meth Lab At Buckley Creek

In late December an abandoned methamphetamine lab was found at Buckley Creek Recreation area near Reynolds. Today, a Kansas man faces charges.

On December 29, 2010 Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Deputies as well as members of the Fairbury Police Department, Fairbury Rural Fire, Jefferson County Ambulance District #33 and Jefferson County Emergency Management were called to the area of Buckley Creek Recreation Area near Reynolds in reference to a possible methamphetamine lab that was discovered. Upon arrival an abandoned methamphetamine lab was discovered and was dismantled by Methamphetamine Lab Technicians from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and the Fairbury Police Department.

After almost two months of investigation, and with the assistance of the Marysville Kansas Police Department and the Marshall County Kansas Sheriff's Office charges are being sought against one individual.

Wed
09
Feb
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Legislature approves state aid cuts to local governments

Senators voted Wednesday morning to advance a bill that would cut state aid to cities, counties and natural resource districts.

Thirty-seven of 48 senators voted for first-round approval of LB 383.

Gov. Dave Heineman backed the bill, introduced by District 45 Sen. Abbie Cornett of Bellevue. Heineman testified in support of the bill on Jan. 18, saying that the bill would save the state about $44 million over the course of two years.

The bill is part of the solution in tackling the state's $986 million budget shortfall, its supporters said.

District 34 Sen. Annette Dubas, a supporter of LB 383, said the bill is about honesty to cities, counties and NRDs about the state's budget situation.

"They have planning to do just like we do," she said. "They have to see what's coming down the pipe or not coming down the pipe."

Wed
09
Feb
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Eleven Arrested On Drug Related Charges

"Prescription drugs, meth, marijuana, we have it all," Nels Sorensen, Jefferson County Sheriff, said. "We're not immune to any of it here, so that is why we work diligently in our fight against drugs."

Drug investigations lasting almost two years in the Fairbury area have led to the arrests of 11 people in the past week, including seven on Monday.

"On Monday morning the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Fairbury Police Department and the Joint Fugitive Task Force, made up of officers from the Nebraska State Patrol and the U.S. Marshal's Service, served five outstanding drug arrest warrants," Sorensen said. "The Fugitive Task Force is made up of Officers from the Nebraska State Patrol and the U.S. Marshal's Service. The Sheriff's Office served two drug warrants on February 2 and the Fairbury Police Department served one drug warrant on February 2 and another on February 6."

Wed
09
Feb
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Griffin, Osborne Crowned Winter Bash King & Queen

Pierce Griffin, son of Dave and Becky Griffin and Amanda Osborne, daughter of Don and Carolyn Osborne were crowned Winter Bash's king and queen for 2011 following the Fairbury girls varsity basketball game last Saturday against Schuyler. Right, shown crowning the 2011 King and Queen are the royalty from the 2010 Winter Bash, Paige Pfingston and Colton Stone. This year's candidates included Richard Rhoden, son of Ron and Sheryl Rhoden; Landon Livingston, son of Lanny and Pat Livingston; Adam D'Angelo, son of Tim and Margo D'Angelo; Jared Haag, son of Gordon and Denise Haag; Kalee Cromer, daughter of Greg and Melissa Cromer; Hannah Bauer, daughter of Randy and Linda Bauer; Nicki Vernon, daughter of Kim and Wade Vernon; and Naomi Lutze, daughter of David and Marsha Lutze. (Journal-News photos by Vicki Check)

Wed
09
Feb
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Griffin, Osborne Crowned Winter Bash King & Queen

Pierce Griffin, son of Dave and Becky Griffin and Amanda Osborne, daughter of Don and Carolyn Osborne were crowned Winter Bash's king and queen for 2011 following the Fairbury girls varsity basketball game last Saturday against Schuyler. Right, shown crowning the 2011 King and Queen are the royalty from the 2010 Winter Bash, Paige Pfingston and Colton Stone. This year's candidates included Richard Rhoden, son of Ron and Sheryl Rhoden; Landon Livingston, son of Lanny and Pat Livingston; Adam D'Angelo, son of Tim and Margo D'Angelo; Jared Haag, son of Gordon and Denise Haag; Kalee Cromer, daughter of Greg and Melissa Cromer; Hannah Bauer, daughter of Randy and Linda Bauer; Nicki Vernon, daughter of Kim and Wade Vernon; and Naomi Lutze, daughter of David and Marsha Lutze. (Journal-News photos by Vicki Check)

Wed
09
Feb
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Chamber Continued

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09
Feb
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Chamber Continued

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