DILLER-ODELL JUNIOR THERESA ZARYBNICKY, No. 7, gently passes the ball to the front court to set up the Lady Griffins’ offense, as teammate Madison Jurgens, No. 4, looks on in first round action versus Emerson-Hubbard in the Class D1 State Volleyball Tournament played last Thursday evening at Lincoln Northeast High School. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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What a difference three years makes. Just three years ago, Diller-Odell won just two matches, but through hard work, dedication, and superb athletic play, the Lady Griffins made school history by placing third in the Class D1 State Volleyball Tournament held last weekend in Lincoln.... + continue reading

VETERAN CARMEN WHEATCRAFT--gives a presentation along with his gift of a commemorative pistol to The Jansen Legion. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News
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 Patriotism is more than just a word in the dictionary for Carmen Wheatcraft of Fairbury. For the 90 year-old World War II veteran it's a way a life, a source of pride and a word that never goes out of style. "I get a little emotional sometimes when I talk about it," he... + continue reading
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Nathan Klaumann a senior at Fairbury Jr.-Sr. High School has been chosen as a November Believers and Achievers recipient by the Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA). Believers and Achievers is a statewide program set up by U.S. Bank and the NSAA giving recognition to Nebraska’... + continue reading

MORE THAN 90 MEALS WERE SERVED SATURDAY AT THE FAIRBURY ELKS LODGE in the annual fundraiser for the Crippled Children’s Fund. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News
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DILLER-ODELL SOPHOMORES MADISON JURGENS No.4, AND MADISON HAJEK, No. 10, leap high at the net for a block attempt against Friend’s Raeleigh Menke, No. 6, during action last Thursday evening in the D1-1 District Volleyball Final played at Tri County High School. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
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Mission accomplished. Sparked by exceptional team play in all facets of their game, Diller-Odell rebounded from a first set loss grinding out a four-set 23-25, 25-20, 25-19, 25-20 win against Friend in the D1-1 District Final played last Thursday night at Tri County High School. A goal... + continue reading

DILLER-ODELL JUNIOR THERESA ZARYBNICKY, No. 7, gently passes the ball to the front court to set up the Lady Griffins’ offense, as teammate Madison Jurgens, No. 4, looks on in first round action versus Emerson-Hubbard in the Class D1 State Volleyball Tournament played last Thursday evening at Lincoln Northeast High School. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News

VETERAN CARMEN WHEATCRAFT--gives a presentation along with his gift of a commemorative pistol to The Jansen Legion. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News

MORE THAN 90 MEALS WERE SERVED SATURDAY AT THE FAIRBURY ELKS LODGE in the annual fundraiser for the Crippled Children’s Fund. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News

DILLER-ODELL SOPHOMORES MADISON JURGENS No.4, AND MADISON HAJEK, No. 10, leap high at the net for a block attempt against Friend’s Raeleigh Menke, No. 6, during action last Thursday evening in the D1-1 District Volleyball Final played at Tri County High School. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News

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Eavon Mae Littrell Zimmerman was born to William and Effie (Glebe) Littrell on January 22, 1924 at Ragan, NE. She was baptized January 26,1941 and was a member of Grace Lutheran at the time of her death on November 3, 2014. She attended school at Bower... + continue reading
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Rosie Taylor, 66 of Beatrice, NE died in Beatrice on November 12, 2014. Joint services for Angela Miller and Rosie Taylor (Angela’s Mother) will be Saturday November 22, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at Gerdes-Meyer Chapel in Fairbury. Memorials will go to... + continue reading

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DISTRICT VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONS the Diller-Odell Lady Griffins volleyball team qualified for this week’s NSAA State Volleyball Tournament by winning the D1-1 District Volleyball Championship in four sets versus Friend played last Thursday night at Tri County High School. Team members are seated (l-r) Madison Jurgens, Josie Vitosh, Camille Hennerberg, and Paige Vitosh. Kneeling (l-r) Theresa Zarybnicky, Bailey Schroeder, and Katie Schultis. Standing (l-r) Assistant coach Corinna Vrbka, Hayley Denner, Paige Arnold, Katie Zarybnicky, Madison Hajek, and head coach Kandice Jurgens. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
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Emily Hill as Cinderella and Paul Mach as the Prince, Contributed Photo
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VETERANS HONORED area servicemen were recognized and honored for their service to their country Monday evening at a Veterans Day Ceremony held at the Fairbury VFW building. Numerous servicemen were honored from each branch of the military. Standing and being honored were Mitch Zabokrtsky of Fairbury and Terry Grammer of Fairbury. Many more photos online at: www.fairburyjournalnews.com. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
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A few weeks ago many of my Facebook friends were posting things like, “I’m ready for winter,” or “Bring on the snow.” They were tired of our lovely 60 degree days and... + continue reading

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By Sandy Zabokrtsky   Final preparations for the 2014-2015 school year were made at the District 8 School Board meeting Monday. The Board reviewed policies that were... + continue reading