Submitted by Shaun Friedrichsen on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 2:11pm
Showing Gratitude--The Booster Club donated $250 to the local VFW on Thursday as a sign of how grateful they are for those who have served. In this photo (l-r) Mark Schoenrock, Stan Schiermeyer and Kirk Weichel. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/Fairbury Journal-News)
On Thursday, Aug. 20, the Booster Club made a donation of $250 to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Mark Schoenrock's name.
Schoenrock was the presenter chosen to speak at the Booster Bash this year.
Kirk Weichel, President of the Booster Club, explained that the organization was able to make this donation because Schoenrock refused to accept money for speaking at the Bash.
“Every year they get a speaker, like a motivational-type speaker, to give an address at the Booster Bash,” said Weichel. “In Mark's case this year, he just laughed at us and said 'I don't do this for money.' So, I don't remember which board member it was who suggested that we should donate some money in his name to the VFW.”
Weichel explained Schoenrock wanted to have the chance to give back to those people who are defending this country and said how grateful he is to have people like Schoenrock in the community.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 2:09pm
My brain is always going at a hundred miles an hour, which is probably why I have a terrible time remembering much of anything from one moment to the next. It’s also why I talk so fast: If my mouth doesn’t keep up with my brain I forget what I’m talking about.
I’ve noticed, though, that I can’t talk and do something else at the same time. If Michael and I are picking up toys off the living room floor and I start to tell a story, I have to stop what I’m doing and stand there and talk. I can’t focus on both talking and putting the toys where they go.
Here are some of the things my hundred-mile-an-hour brain has been thinking about lately:
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 2:08pm
My Dad and I had a great relationship. I don’t think it was possible for a father and son to be closer than me and my Dad were. Even though he has been gone for nearly 20 years hardly a day goes by that I don’t think about him at some point or another.
Dad was always the one I went to for advice. “Ask Dad, he’ll know,” usually went through my head when I had a question or problem. And whatever my Dad told me to do that’s exactly what I would do.
When I bought the Journal-News nearly a quarter of a century ago one of the first things my Dad told me was to always wear a tie to work. “Businessmen should always wear ties,” he said. “If you look like a professional people will take you more seriously.”
Submitted by Tim Linscott on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 2:07pm
Welcome to the new Fairbury Journal-News. It has been a long time since I have been inside the office walls here and it still feels very familiar.
However, there are a lot of changes coming in the weeks ahead.
The look and design of the paper will be changing to make the paper easier to navigate and read each week. We plan on integrating social media and various forms of technology to help enhance the experience for our readers and provide unmatched coverage of the entire region.
My goal is to make the entire experience of the Journal-News, and soon fairburytv, to be one of keeping the readers informed, entertained and enlightened.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 2:00pm
Adam Wasserman (No. 3), quarterback for the white team pitches the football while being pursued by linebacker Tyler DeBoer (No. 44) during the Fairbury Red-White Scrimmage held on Friday, Aug. 21 at the Fairbury Athletic Complex. The Red team won 25-18
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 1:57pm
Jackie Lee Zabokrtsky, 64 of Fairbury passed away August 10, 2015 at his home. He was born to Louis and Ruby (Kuhl) Zabokrtsky at Steele City, Nebraska.
Jack attended Steele City School until eighth grade. He graduated from Fairbury High School in 1969.
On Aug. 8, 1975, he married Rebecca Schoenrock.
Jack began started his working career at Endicott Clay Products, he then worked for Nebraska Dept. of Roads. For 37 years he worked as a general laborer and later as an Engineer for Union Pacific Railroad. He also farmed and raised cattle.
He grew up riding horses and his best and favorite horse was Sparks. He enjoyed riding and rode at Rock Creek pageants. He was the Wagon Boss for the Mid Plains Wagon Ride for 28 years. They traveled over 840 miles o back roads through Jefferson and Washington Counties. Jack traveled to various hose shows with brothers and sisters over the years.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 1:56pm
Betty Louise Richardson, 89, of Fairbury, Ne passed away July 21, 2015 at Heritage Care Center. She was born to Holman Tandy Valentine and Hazel Clare Valentine in Thompson, Neb. on Dec. 15, 1925.
Growing up during the depression in a large family of eight, money was tight but still they managed to see that she and her older sister were in the drum and bugle corp. In high school, Betty was with the band as a baton twirler. She was also a member of the vocal trio and enjoyed performing in the area. Betty loved to dance, and during the war she and her girl friends met troop trains and attended dances at Bruning Air Base.