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14
Sep
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Lady Jeffs Second, Lady Trojans Third At Fairbury CC Invitational

By Jim Phelps

Journal-News

Sports Editor

A great weather day led to great results for the Fairbury and Tri County cross country teams participating in last Thursday's Fairbury Invitational.

In the girls team race, Fairbury was led to its second place finish, scoring 43 points by a trio of medalists.

Sophomore Jordan Johnson crossed the finish line in second place for the Lady Jeffs out of 55 runners in a time of 16:11.

Sophomore Anna Vetter placed ninth with a time of 17:16, and Michele Snyder was 15th in 18:17.

Also running for Fairbury were Alex Medina, 20th, 18:33, Keanna Kroeker, 39th, 20:39, and Erison Graham was 44th in 21:30.

Beatrice claimed the team championship for the girls with 39 points.

Wed
14
Sep
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Consistency Of Linksters Pays Off In Team Title

By Jim Phelps

Journal-News

Sports Editor

Fairbury defended its home course by winning its own seven-team invitational played Monday on the Fairbury Country Club Golf Course.

Sparked by a trio of senior golfers earning individual medals, Fairbury shot a 422 team score to finish 15 strokes ahead of runner-up Seward.

Tri County tied with Seward with a score of 437, but Seward won the second place plaque due to its fifth golfer's score being better on a hole count back than Tri County.

Shalyse Ahl topped the Lady Jeffs placing third with an 18-hole score of 98, Rachel Snyder was fourth firing a 99, and Julia Hill shot a 102 to place eighth.

Also golfing for Fairbury were Shyanne Adams was 16th with a score of 123, and Sierra Kroeker placed 20th with a 129.

Tue
13
Sep
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Ronald Byrd

Ronald R. Byrd 61 of Fairbury, NE., died Sept. 13, 2011 in Fairbury.

Memorial Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20,at the Presbyterian Church in Fairbury, with Pastor Steve Frazier officiating. The family will greet friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday Sept. 19th at the Funeral Home. Burial of Cremains will be at the Fairbury Cemetery - Fairbury, NE. Memorials to the Family's Choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge.

Tue
13
Sep
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Letters To The Editor

Those Receiving

Benefits Should Have

Some Accountability

Editor:

For years I have had a very strong opinion about the food stamp program. With the recent commentary in the letters to editor and the editors comments, I decided to finally share my thoughts on the subject.

Tue
13
Sep
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Court & Cops

Police Report

Sept. 1: Report of a runaway from Region V.

Sept. 1: Report of a runaway juvenile in the 200 block of West Fourth Street.

Aug. 30: Report of disturbing the peace in the 1200 block of Oak Street.

Sept. 4: Report of found property in the 800 block of Seventh Street.

Sept. 4: Report of barking dogs in the 700 block of Sixth Street.

Sept. 3: Report of a theft in the 1500 block of D Street.

Sept. 3: Report of a burglary in the 1500 block of E Street.

Sept. 3: Report a burglary in the 400 block of 16th Street.

Sept. 3: Report of a burglary in the 1500 block of E Street.

Sept. 5: Report of a civil dispute in the 300 block of Seventh Street.

Tue
13
Sep
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Richard McKenzie

Richard E. "Dick" McKenzie, 79, of Bonham, Texas, formerly of Fairbury, Neb., died Sept. 11, 2011 at Texas State Veteran Home Hospital in Bonham.

Cremation has taken place.

Tue
13
Sep
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MAKE HERPETOLOGICAL HISTORY THIS WEEKEND

Hike across Jewell County, Kansas, this weekend and make a herpetologist's day. Become the first to find and document the plodding presence of an Ornate Box Turtle or the diminutive Brown Snake in this north-central Kansas county.

The Kansas Herpetological Society will conduct its annual Fall Field Trip this weekend, Sept. 16-18, in Jewell County. They will use the KHS campsite at Lovewell State Park as event headquarters. Kansas State Park vehicle and camping permits are required.

On the group's 'wish' list of notable finds are some 28 species of reptiles, amphibians and turtles that have yet to be officially documented in the county. Another dozen species that have not been reported in the area for more than three decades are also being sought.

Tue
13
Sep
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Marci Stotler

Marci Jo Stotler,63, of Fairbury lost her courageous battle with cancer on Sept. 11, 2011.

Cremation has taken place. Private family services will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at 1100 B Street, Fairbury, NE. 68352

Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Tue
13
Sep
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Dean Dalke

Dean Dalke, 77, of Beatrice, Neb. died Sept. 11, 2011 at the Beatrice Community Hospital.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Centenary United Methodist Church with Reverend Jon Bailey and Reverend Charles Spence officiating. Private burial of ashes will precede the memorial service at the Evergreen Home Cemetery with a military graveside service provided by the Bitting-Norman Post 27, American Legion in Beatrice. There will be no viewing. A register book will be available Wednesday from 9:00am-9:00pm at the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel with the family greeting friends from 6:00-7:30 p.m. A memorial has been established to the Centenary United Methodist church Building Fund and the Beatrice Community Hospital Foundation. Condolences may be given at www.ghchapel.com. These services have been entrusted to the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice.

Tue
13
Sep
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Barbara Schoenrock

Barbara Joyce Schoenrock, 77 of Lincoln, Neb. formerly of Fairbury, died Sept. 11, 2011 at Tabitha Hospice in Lincoln.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Fairbury with Pastor Warren Schoming officiating. Burial will be in the Fairbury Cemetery. The family will greet friends on Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 6-8 pm at the funeral home. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home of Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.

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