Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 03/30/2016 - 1:05pm
Facing a strong field of competition, Diller-Odell’s boys track and field team came away with a second place finish in last Wednesday’s Pioneer Conference Indoor Track and Field Meet held at Doane College in Crete.
Junior Cory Engelman had a superb day in the boys pole vault for the Griffins, winning the event and setting a new school record with a vault of 13’0”.
Besides Engelman winning the pole vault, Diller-Odell came through with two additional first place finishes.
Junior Reese Hennerberg earned the top spot in the Pioneer Conference 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.12.
Junior Christian McCown came away with the gold medal in the long jump with a mark of 20’ 5 1/2”.
McCown tallied 14 team points with a second place finish in the triple jump at 40’ 7 1/2”, and he finished third in the 60-meter dash in a time of 7.63.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 03/30/2016 - 1:04pm
It was a perfect day for golf and the results were positive for Fairbury, as the Jeffs began their season sweeping a varsity and junior varsity duel against Beatrice played last Tuesday afternoon on the Beatrice Country Club golf course.
In the varsity duel, Fairbury came out victorious over the Orangemen by a score of 183-189.
Senior Nick Christiansen led the way for the Jeffs shooting a nine-hole score of 39.
Rounding out the scoring for Fairbury were Zach Reikofski and Robby Meyer both fired 46s, and Justin Peterson carded a 52.
Also playing on the Fairbury varsity squad were Dylan Au with a 56, and Blake Bauer posted a score of 59.
Dylan Burenheide paced Beatrice in the duel firing a nine-hole score of 38.
“It was a fantastic day for golf. I know Beatrice is young, but beating them on their home course is something that we will certainly take,”said Fairbury Jeffs head golf coach Jed Martin.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 03/30/2016 - 1:04pm
PRESTIGIOUS HONOR--Wilber-Clatonia High School athletic director and Fairbury native Keith Muller proudly displays his plaque naming him the State Athletic Administrator of the Year. Muller received his plaque earlier this month at the 2016 NSIAAA Spring Banquet held at Wilderness Ridge Golf Course in Lincoln, Neb. Muller has been the athletic director at Wilber-Clatonia High School for 30 years. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Wilber-Clatonia High School athletic director, Keith Muller is passionate about his job.
That passion that he has showed as an athletic director didn’t go unnoticed by his peers.
As a result, earlier this month, Muller received the State Athletic Administrator of the Year award by the Nebraska State Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association at the 2016 NSIAAA Spring Banquet held at Wilderness Ridge Golf Course in Lincoln, Neb.
Muller is a native and graduate of Fairbury High School in 1976, and then attended SCC-Fairbury for two years, graduating in 1978 with an associate’s degree in business.
Keith transferred to UNL to work on earning a degree in business. He entered Teachers College studying business education, graduating from UNL in December 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education.
Being named State Athletic Administrator of the Year was a huge honor for Muller.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 03/30/2016 - 1:02pm
CENTRAL CONFERENCE--Four Fairbury basketball players were named by coaches to the Central Conference East Division basketball teams. Front (l-r) Sydney Miller, second team, and Regan Schmidt, honorable mention. Back (l-r) Cody Huss, second team and Blake Bauer, second team. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 03/30/2016 - 1:01pm
SOUTHERN NEBRASKA CONFERENCE--Four Tri County basketball players were picked to the Southern Nebraska Conference basketball teams by voting from conference coaches.
Recipients were (l-r) Creighton Niemeyer, honorable mention, Haydyn Weise, first team, Josie Weise, honorable mention, and Riley Knust, second team. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 03/30/2016 - 1:00pm
PIONEER CONFERENCE--Five Diller-Odell basketball players were chosen by coaches to the Pioneer Conference basketball teams. Selectees were (l-r) Bladen Ahl, second team, Madison Jurgens, second team, Madison Hajek, second team, Bailey Schroeder, honorable mention, and Dylan Wolbert, honorable mention. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Trevor Gill on Wed, 03/30/2016 - 12:57pm
I asked my wife the other day if she was ready for this summer and everything that is coming with it. In the next few months we may have a chance or two to stop and catch our breath, but it will have to be somewhere in between, practices, recitals, soccer, softball, swim team, camps, church, Girl Scouts, trips and more. Our girls are finally to that magical age where they can start being involved in more. For them it is great, it keeps them busy during the summer, and gives them a chance to meet new friends and hang out with old ones. However, for us, Ginny and I, it means always staying one step ahead of everything.
Submitted by Tim Linscott on Wed, 03/30/2016 - 12:57pm
• Anxiety is a part of being a parent. Our son, Elijah, was invited to a birthday party a few weekends ago. This was his first invite to an event. My wife and I looked at each other and had no answer on what to do about the invite.
Do we let him? Do we stay and watch him? His behavior can escalate quickly in a group of people, let alone with cake and candy in his system. After much discussion, we agreed and he went to the party. He was doing well enough my wife dropped him off as I was covering an event.
When I picked him up, no parent met me at the door with Elijah standing next to them, with his head down, apologizing for his behavior. He played with his friends. He left without incident. Some of his ticks (pulling on his shirt, a nervous neck twitch and speech pattern) picked up a bit for a while that night from the stimulus, but he did fine. Now on to sleep overs? Right now, doubtful.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 03/30/2016 - 12:54pm
I have been driving by the former American Lutheran Church land and noticed that there was a notice to get the place cleaned up and the person that bought the building was given so much time and didn't comply.
My parents and myself lived in the church more than ten years ago and we kept it up and had a very good antique business. My Dad sold a lot of furniture to a lot of dealers. Later we sold the building to Jim Price and they continued the practice of selling antiques after we moved.