Submitted by Tim Linscott on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 2:00pm
I want kids in this state, especially this county, to fail. I had a chance to fail in high school and I am better for it.
Covering the Endicott Clay tour last week I had a chance to learn more about the brick industry as a whole, but also had some insight to the opportunities high school students have in this region and state.
While John Butcher spoke with a group of high school students about computer drafting and mechanical engineering, I had the chance to hear about the opportunities, or lack thereof, for high school students in the area in drafting. This spurred me to look into the issue of vocational class offerings on a state level.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:58pm
Raylene Sandra Simon, 67, of Grand Island died Friday, Nov. 13, 2015.
To honor Raylene’s wishes cremation has taken place. Celebration of Life Services were Nov. 18 at All Faiths Funeral Home of Grand Island.
Raylene was born May 21, 1948, at O’Neill, the daughter of Ray and Naomi (Froseth) Nemec. She grew up in Spencer, graduating from Spencer High School in 1966. She went on to graduate from Grand Island School of Business. She was united in marriage George Simon on Labor Day in 1967 at Murdo, S.D.
For over 30 years Raylene was employed as bookkeeper with the same company Roy’s Grand, which was previously Parella Motors, Inc. and before that Schuppans. She retired in 2014.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:58pm
Shirley Ann (Krause) Ebke was born Sept. 17, 1935 at Beatrice to William and Isabelle (Malchow) Krause. She was baptized Sept. 29, 1935 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Beatrice by Pastor Joseph Timken. Shirley was confirmed April 10, 1949 at Zion Lutheran Church of Harbine by Pastor Theo Schmidt.
Shirley married Donald H. Ebke on April 25, 1954 at Trinity Lutheran Church of Jansen by Pastor Walter Heddrick and was a member of Trinity where she and her husband Don taught Sunday School and she was a member of the Trinity LWML Ladies Aid at the time of her death on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2015 having attained the age of 80 years, one month and 24 days.
She lived on their family farm until moving to Fairbury Gardens in 2010 and Cedarwood this June. She worked for Lally, Kellwood and Swingsters from 1965 until 2000.
Submitted by Trevor Gill on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:57pm
Fall sports are officially over, and this past Monday, winter sports practices began.
With another sports season brings a whole new set of hopes and aspirations. Last season proved to be a tough one on the hardwood for the majority of the local basketball teams, while the local wrestling squads look to continue with the success of last winter.
I won’t go into great detail here, but if you want a really good look into what this upcoming sports season holds, go to FairburyTV.com and check out the Winter Sports Preview edition of the Area School Round-up.
I sat down with FJN Sports Editor Jim Phelps and discussed each team from each school. Jim is filled with knowledge on high school sports, and it’s always a pleasure to sit and discuss such matters.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:56pm
SHOW OF SUPPORT--A large throng of fans from Diller and Odell made the trip to Lincoln to watch the Lady Griffins vie for a state volleyball title. The team made it to the finals, where they lost to Johnson-Brock. (Photo by Greg Blobaum/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Diller-Odell’s hopes of a state volleyball championship were snuffed out Saturday afternoon, as the Lady Griffins were swept in three sets by Johnson-Brock for the D-1 State Championship played at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln.
Johnson-Brock won the state volleyball title by scores of 26-24, 25-11, 27-25.
This was the fifth time this season that Pioneer Conference rivals, Diller-Odell and Johnson-Brock had faced each other on the court.
The two squads had split their previous four matches during the season.
Diller-Odell won the most recent match defeating Johnson-Brock in the D1-1 Subdistrict final played at Auburn High School.
In the fifth meeting between the two squads, Diller-Odell Lady Griffins head volleyball coach Kandice Jurgens felt there were two keys that stood out in the match.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:17pm
On Friday, Nov. 13, the Fairbury Journal-News donated $500 to the VFW as a token of gratitude for the service of veterans to the United States. The funds were generated from a Veterans salute page that was published in the Nov. 11 edition of the Journal-News. “We are grateful for all that they have done and for the sacrifices they have made in the name of defending this country,” Journal-News News Editor Shaun Friedrichsen said. Pictured are (l-r): Tim Linscott, Shaun Friedrichsen, Stan Schiermeyer, Mike Medina, Joyce Medina and Marj Lohan. (Photo by Shaunte Dean/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:16pm
Students at Central Elementary celebrated Veterans Day on Nov. 11 with a special ceremony to honor those brave men and women that keep liberty free. Students sang songs and video tributes were played. Some of the students on hand included, from left to right, Anne-Marie Markey, Kaisson Ambrose, Jacob Hoeting, Holly Workman and Ariel Floyd. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:15pm
The Diller Locker Company celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Nov. 12. Tours were hosted by the owners and employees of the company. Diller Locker Company will be accepting deer for processing in time for hunting season. Pictured in the front row are (l-r): Chad Lottman, Cindy Lottman, Jesse Dorin, Shelly Smith, Jesse Smith, Terry Smith and Jerry Smith. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)