Submitted by Fairbury1 on Fri, 10/09/2015 - 2:36pm
Few natural disasters are more devastating than a flood. Case in point: May 6, 2015, Fairbury, Nebraska. The tiny railroad town of fewer than 4,000 sits quietly on the banks of the Little Blue River. Heavy spring rains are nothing new, but no one expected the monsoon that settled into the southeastern corner of the state for several days. The storm dumped more than 10 inches of rain in a matter of hours. Flood stage for the Little Blue is 17 feet. By the time it crested, the river stood at more than 25 feet, devastating the entire southern half of the little community. Businesses were flooded; homes were under water, half the town was evacuated and one elderly woman lost her life.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Thu, 10/08/2015 - 4:45pm
Shirley Wieden 76, of Odell, NE, passed away October 7, 2015 in Lincoln. She was born July 30, 1939 at Hanover, KS.
Survivors are her husband Loren of Odell, daughters Catherine (Ron) Bures of Odell, Brenda (Jack) May of North Zulch, TX and Debora Minge of Beatrice, 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, brothers Lawrence (Norma) Sohl of Beatrice, Gary (Janet) Sohl, Kenneth (Patty) Sohl all of Wymore, sister Patsy (Dick) Roever of Odell, and Janice Wittwer of Falls City.
Services will be Monday, October 12, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Odell, with Pastor Greg Stuckwisch officiating. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery at Lanham, KS. Memorials have been established to the Family’s Choice. The family will greet friends Sunday from 5:00 – 7:00 at Vance Gerdes Funeral Home in Odell.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Thu, 10/08/2015 - 8:17am
Sept. 18: Report of an accident in rural Diller. The driver was identified and was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Sept. 18: Neal H. Roelfs was driving a 2003 Chevrolet northbound on Highway 103 behind a witness vehicle. The witness stated that Roelfs was following too closely, so he tapped on his brakes. The witness stated that Roelfs turned left in a sharp manner, crossed the roadway, entered the west ditch, lost control of the vehicle, entered the roadway again and rolled in the east ditch. Roelfs' vehicle was totaled.
Sept. 19: Report of ATVs racing on Hilton Street in Diller.
Sept. 19: Vehicle stopped for no tail lights. The driver was arrested for driving during revocation and no proof of insurance.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:57pm
SWARMING THE HORNETS--Meridian fullback Carlos Dimas (No. 30) runs right at the Giltner defense during the first quarter of the Mustangs game at home against Hornets on Friday. Dimas finished the game with nine yards on five carries against Giltner. (Photo by Tim Linscotts/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Showing heart and determination on the grid-iron, the Meridian football squad gave it their all Friday night, but faced a buzz-saw in Giltner, dropping to the Hornets, 58-8.
“We played hard, but Giltner is a good team and they are hard to stop offensively,” Meridian coach Clint Jones said. “We have a lot of injuries and we are down to very few players with starting experience, which makes things tough. We need our younger players to keep improving.”
Meridian held their own in the early going of the game, however, Giltner held a 28-8 lead after one quarter through deft passing by QB Alex Goracke. Giltner posted 320 passing yards, going 19 of 29. Meridian had 116 yards rushing on 37 carries while Giltner had 113 yards on 20 carries.
Top rusher for Meridian was Baxter Beals, picking up 111 yards on 23 carries and Micah Noel had 10 yards on three carries while Carlos Dimas had nine yards on five carries.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:56pm
Fairbury cross country athletes are headed down the final stretch of the season and prepared for the conference meet this Thursday in Central City by participating in the Syracuse Invite on Oct. 2.
The Lady Jeffs finished fourth out of 12 teams with 84 points. The Lady Jeffs may have finished fourth, but the three squads ahead of them, Aurora, Beatrice and Plattsmouth, are all Class B schools.
Leading the pack for Fairbury was Emily Burkley with a 12th place finish, while Lilibeth Estrada was 18th. Finishing in 22nd spot was Shaye Stall.
Others running for the Lady Jeffs included Halle Knigge, 32nd, and Anna Schoube (41st).
The boys finished 11th out of 13 teams. Top runner for the Jeffs was Garret Ragland (32nd) and Dalton Buxton was 36th. Donovan Waldrep was 56th while Devin Holiday placed 62nd and Seth Hart was 63rd. Isaac Robertson placed 64th.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:56pm
The Diller-Odell volleyball squad has been at a break-neck pace recently. The Lady Griffins played nine games in one week, including winning the Axtell, Kan., tournament and a five game match against Johnson-Brock.
“I think we may have been a little tired, we were definitely ready for our mid-season short break we had after those games with a week off before we play again this Thursday,” Lady Griffin head volleyball coach Kandice Jurgens said.
Diller-Odell participated in the Dorchester Triangular over the weekend and came away with two wins.
The Lady Griffins defeated Meridian, 14-25, 25-20, 25-23.
In that match, Jurgens noted that the Mustangs pushed her squad to the limit, which was a good thing.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:54pm
Tri County freshman Tiffany Pearson (No. 15) goes airborne at the net for a block on a kill attempt during second set action against Centennial last Thursday at Tri County. The Trojans won 25-23, 25-23, 25-23. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)