Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/11/2016 - 11:58am
Halle Knigge, Brooke Eisenhauer, Michaela Bartels, Patrick Ondrak, Tanner Novotny, Shaye Stall, Mary Lawrence and Paige Patton.
Five journalism students brought home medals from the NSAA State Journalism Competition Monday, April 25.
The competition provides an avenue for journalism students across the state to compete in timed competitions to determine top finishers in 21 events.
The publications department had nine students qualify to compete in the competition with five bringing home medals in four different categories including a State Champion and State Runner-up.
Tanner Novotny brought home the gold in Sports News Writing and Mary Lawrence finished runner-up in Photo Illustration. In addition to these top two performances, Paige Patton placed third in Yearbook Feature Writing; Shaye Stall placed fourth in Newspaper Layout; and Partrick Ondrak finished fifth in Sports News Writing.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/11/2016 - 11:55am
Ladies Elks card party was held Tuesday May 2, 2016.
High in Bridge Jean Schleif, 2nd Glenda Junher, 3rd Sherrie Brandenburg.
High in Pinochle Lois Gentzler, 2nd Jeannie Meininger, 3rd Fern Sell.
This was the last evening card party and will begin again September 6, 2016.
Diller-Odell High Schools
Monday, May. 16- Cook’s Choice
Tuesday, May. 17- Early Dismissal
Monday, May. 16- Turkey Deli Sandwich, Corn
Tuesday, May. 17- Chicken Fajitas, Spanish Rice, Green Beans
Wednesday, May. 18- Chicken Monte Carlo Sandwich, French Fries
Thursday, May. 19- Cook’s Choice
Monday, May. 16- Sandwiches, Vegetables, Apples & Oranges, Cookies
Tuesday, May. 17- Hot Dog, Potato Chips, Fruit Cup, Relish
Wednesday, May. 18- Early Dismissal
Thursday, May. 19- No School
Friday, May. 20- No School
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/11/2016 - 10:43am
Jefferson County Art Guild met on Monday, April 25th at the Burkley Center for a carry in supper followed by ANAC((Association of Nebraska Art Clubs) judging. In photo: Connie Schouboe, guest judge picked seven artistic works that will be entered in the statewide competition in McCook, Nebraska, June 8-11.
The artists and their works are as follows: Sherry Joubert-Ink flowers on tile and sculptured clay planter; Lucky Stradley-Live cast wall hanging and a set of epoxy sculptured ladies; Utha Furrow-Longhorn cattle painting; Joyce Prince-Drip art on black canvas; Jeanette Bangert-Soft pastel cat painting. (Contributed Photo)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/11/2016 - 10:40am
Bohman and Mary Elizabeth Kunc of Salina were married May 20, 1951. They will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-4pm Sunday May 22.2016 at Eaglecrest Retirement Center 1501 E. Magnolia Road, Salina.
Hosting the event will be their children Janice and Steve Maupin of Humble, Texas, and son Erlyn Kunc of Wichita. The couple has one grand daughter JaNa Maupin of Galveston.
Bohman is a retired farmer and rural mail carrier and Mary is retired from school teaching.
They request no gifts.
Submitted by Tim Linscott on Wed, 05/11/2016 - 10:38am
• The journalism industry lost one of the great ones with the passing of Jane White.
Jane was simply one of the best sports writers and photographers this state has ever produced, period. She would cover multiple contests in a week, often several in a day.
Her talent was unmatched and she never boasted or bragged about having that much talent. She simply loved what she did and did what she loved.
I did not know Jane all that well personally, but knew she was always around, at games and at events. In sports terms, when it was fourth and goal and whatever paper she was working for needed a touchdown to meet the deadline, Jane was automatic. Just give her the ball and she’d run with it, get the job done and it would look fantastic.
Not only did the industry lose someone special, but the community lost someone special. God Speed, Jane.
Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 05/11/2016 - 10:37am
Last night, I had the chance to witness something cool; something that completely changed my point of view. Last night, I saw democracy in action.
By now, many people surely know that politics is a topic about which I am truly passionate. I graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a minor in political science, and a wealth of knowledge passed on to me by my professors. However, my love for politics goes well beyond that.
When I was just a freshman in high school, I was invited by Judith Kluge to attend the fall banquet for the Jefferson County Democrats. Honestly, I wasn’t sure what to expect.
While I was nervous, I gladly took part in the event. I am grateful to Kluge for giving me that opportunity that ignited a lifelong interest in politics and the political system.
Submitted by Tim Linscott on Wed, 05/11/2016 - 10:36am
Having an opinion, a voice in this nation, has always been important to me. Having that voice be heard in the local newspaper has also been equally important to me.
There have been letters to the editor about politicians, situations in town, and, yes, hemorrhoids, in this publication. Everyone writing about those points of view have written their names at the bottom of their letters or had verifiable signatures and addresses.
Two letters came across my desk the other day that had some very valid points. The letters were written by people that felt passionate about a topic and felt the need to want to warn the public. They felt passionate, but not enough to sign their name.
One letter concerned a political race, term limits and some other issues facing this great land. For the life of me, however, I cannot find “A Concerned Nebraska Voter,” in the phone book, nor can I find the city “Nebraska Voter” on the map.