Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 06/29/2016 - 2:05pm
Lois Muller and her family recently gave $500 to the Fairbury Community Baseball Association in memory of her husband Bill. The funds went toward a pitching machine. Bill Muller was head coach of the Smitty’s team for 17 years in the 1960s and 1970s. Pictured are, from left to right, Jed Martin, Tony Biehl, receiving the check from Lois Muller, Bill Runge and Bill Melcher. (Contributed photo)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 06/29/2016 - 1:50pm
Believers & Achievers, the state-wide program designed by U.S. Bank and the Nebraska School Activities Association to give recognition to Nebraska’s future leaders, held its 19th annual scholarship banquet on June 7 at the Nebraska Club, atop the U.S. Bank Building, in Lincoln.
The festivities highlighted the process that began last October when the first Believers & Achievers were announced.
From the 48 finalists named Believers & Achievers, eight received $500 scholarships from U.S. Bank to the college or university of their choice. The eight scholarships were presented to the Believers & Achievers who demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, participated in NSAA activities and were involved in school and community projects during their high school career.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 06/29/2016 - 1:22pm
Good things come to those who wait.
The wait was long, but the music and the environment were worth the wait.
Last Saturday evening, former Beatles drummer and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ringo Starr made his first appearance in Lincoln at the Pinewood Bowl.
This was the first stop for Ringo and his All Starr Band in Nebraska since a concert two years ago at Omaha’s CenturyLink Center.
The members of Ringo’s All-Starr Band include Richard Page, guitarist formerly of Mr. Mister, Steve Lukather, guitarist formerly of Toto, Todd Rundgren, guitarist formerly of Utopia, Gregg Rolie, key boardist and organist formerly of Santana and Journey, Gregg Bissonette, drummer formerly of the Electric Light Orchesta and the David Lee Roth Band, and Mark Rivera, saxophone, percussion, keyboards formerly of Foreigner.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 06/29/2016 - 1:21pm
Theresa Zarybnicky, a recent Diller-Odell graduate, sets up a play during the Southeast Nebraska All-Star volleyball game on June 17. Zarybnicky suited up for the East All Stars. Also playing during All Star weekend included Bailey Schroeder of Diller-Odell, another recent graduate, on the East All-Stars girls basketball team and recent Meridian graduate Jakub VanWesten, who played for the West All-Stars boys basketball team. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 06/29/2016 - 1:20pm
Greg Bakewell, seated of Omaha, a native of Endicott, and a graduate of Fairbury High School takes time to relax and talk with Lori Phelps Monday morning in front of the Endicott United Methodist Church. Bakewell is a one of the organizers of the (NUMB) Nebraska United Methodist Bike Ride For Hunger that raises money for four projects in the state of Nebraska through their bike rides. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 06/29/2016 - 1:19pm
On a warm and humid evening, both Fairbury and Marysville, Kan., Senior American Legion baseball teams had to go through four pitchers apiece, as both offenses were knocking the ball all over the field.
In the end, Fairbury out slugged Marysville, Kan., earning a 19-11 home win Saturday at Quinn Field.
Earlier this month, the Fairbury Seniors were dealt a 3-2 setback to Marysville, Kan., in opening round play of the eight-team Marysville, Kan., Seniors Baseball Tournament.
After spotting Marysville a run in the top of the first inning, Fairbury pushed across five runs in the bottom of the first taking advantage of five walks along with five hits.
The runs and hits kept piling up for Fairbury, as the home team stretched its margin to 13-4 after four innings.