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Elks Poster Contest Winners

The Fairbury Lodge #1203 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks recently announced the winners of their annual "Say No To Drugs" poster contest. The theme for 2011 was, "Not Now, Not Ever."

Jefferson Intermediate School fifth grade winners receiving a neck medallion from the lodge and a $50 savings bond donated by First National Bank of Fairbury were Evie Schwab, daughter of Barry and Brooke Schwab and Brett Sutton, son of Michael and Cynthia Sutton. Finalists were Paige Maschmann, daughter of Jermey and Candi Swartz; Shavara Kroeker, daughter of Al and Sharlyn Kroeker and Sydney Miller, daughter of Rodney and Lisa Miller.

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Jefferson County Spelling Bee Champions

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Jefferson County Spelling Bee Champions

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Nebraska Wesleyan Awards Degrees

Sixty-five students were awarded degrees in December from Nebraska Wesleyan University.

The following is a list of graduates and their degrees. (Those who graduated with honors are listed as highest distinction (3.93 or higher grade point average), high distinction (3.86-3.92 grade point average) and distinction (3.80-3.85 grade point average).

Local students include, Bachelor of Arts Kyle Henry Wagner, Fairbury, International Business; Bachelor of Science, Kimberly Marie Pohlmann, Dewitt Special Education, Elementary Education, Highest Distinction.

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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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