Submitted by Trevor Gill on Wed, 06/22/2016 - 1:18pm
Throughout my life, both personally and professionally, I have held several different titles; Stockman, Night Manager, Liquor Clerk, Student, Husband, Father, CFO, Social Media Editor, Accounts Payable, and this list could continue on. Call me what you wish, some go for Mr. 8%, some have used less choice words, I will not let a title define who I am.
The same should hold true for those in the athletic realm as well as other extracurricular endeavors. Should a Head Coach hold their position any different, or less important than other members of the coaching staff? Sure titles tend to make some happy, but for me, it’s not what you’re called, but how you’re viewed, how you use your “title.”
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 06/22/2016 - 1:18pm
TOP ATHLETE--Madison Jurgens of Diller-Odell was named “Volleyball Player of the Year” by the Lincoln Journal-Star. (Contributed Photo)
During this past school year, Madison Jurgens, a junior outside hitter and setter from Diller-Odell found out that she was nominated by the Lincoln Journal Star for their “Volleyball Player of the Year” award, however it wasn’t until last week that she found out if she won.
Jurgens, along with Taylor Els, from Lincoln Southwest, and Ashlyn Power out of Lincoln Christian were the nominated athletes in this category. All three had very impressive stat sheets and lists of accomplishments, but when all was said and done, Madison was the winner.
Jurgens stated that this award was her biggest personal achievement, but reaching the state championship is the biggest team accomplishment she’s been a part of.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 06/22/2016 - 1:16pm
Jay Peterson of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Faribury recently won the firm's Frank Finnegan Award for his exceptional achievement in building client relationships.
"It's truly an honor to receive recognition for building relationships with those clients we serve," said Peterson. "And it's quite inspirational to receive an award named after a firm legend such as Frank Finnegan who was dedicated to individual investors and understood each investor's unique financial goals."
Peterson was one of 975 of the firm's 14,000 financial advisors to receive the Frank Finnegan award.
The award is named after Frank Finnegan, who joined Edward Jones in 1953 in St. Louis after playing professional baseball. He is the firm's longest-tenured active financial advisor.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 06/22/2016 - 1:15pm
Bryan College of Health Sciences announced the President's and Dean's list for the Spring 2016 term. The President's list is composed of students who were taking 12 credit hours or more and received a 4.0 grade point average (GPA). The Dean's list is composed of students who were taking 12 credit hours or more and received a 3.5 GPA or higher.
Chelsea Sasse of Diller is a Sophomore nursing student and is on the Dean's list. Her parents are Melinda and Ronald Sasse of Diller.
Kylee Kristine Barber of Fairbury is a Sophomore nursing student and is on the President's list. Her parents are Annette and Terry Barber of Fairbury.
Nebraska Wesleyan University has announced its Academic Honors List for the spring semester of the 2015-2016 academic year.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 06/22/2016 - 1:14pm
The 86th annual Vorderstrasse reunion of the descendants of Karl W. and Anna Ilsebeine Sundermeier Vorderstrasse was held Sunday June 12, 2016 at the Wagon Wheel Cafe at Deshler, NE.
Attending were: Dennis and Nancy Vorderstrasse of Hastings; Randy and Dianne Waldemeier of Belvidere; Verleen Vorderstrasse of Chester; Don and Mary Stelling, Gary and Denise Brettmann and granddaughter of Deshler; Harriet Easton and Carol Krueger of Hebron; Sharon Krueger of Concordia, KS; Rolla Heller and Charlotte Heller of Fairbury; Verlene Grafelman, Barb Smith and Patrica Hall all of Lincoln; Leoda Yost of Crete; Warren and Gale Jantzen and Roma Bovar of Plymouth.
The first reunion was held in the Deshler city park with 200 attending and has been held every year since 1930, the second Sunday in June. They came with well filled baskets of food and enjoyed dinner and supper.
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 06/22/2016 - 1:11pm
Fairbury city leaders gave a unanimous vote of approval Tuesday to adopting the Community Park Master Plan feasibility study. The study which was conducted by the Omaha engineering firm of Olsson & associates looked at projects in the city's four parks: The City Park; McNish Park; The Conrad Park and The Optimist Park.
According to Kevin Pryor, engineer for Olsson & Associates he said each of the parks has their own unique quality and areas for improvement.
"There's no doubt the crown jewel in your park system is City Park," he said. "City Park is a key feature to the city of Fairbury and is host to a very many events and activities."