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Wed
04
May

Mustangs Get Good Look At Districts

Competing in one of its toughest invites of the season, the Meridian track and field teams got a taste of a number of Crossroads Conference and district teams at last Monday’s Tom White Invite held on the McCool Junction High School track.
The Lady Mustangs placed in 11 events on the day to tally a team score of 56.25 points which was good for fourth place in the 11-team field.
Meridian had one first place finish, as the 400-meter relay foursome of Erin Johnson, Rylee Pieper, Bridgette Jackson, and Andi Kort took top honors winning the event in a time of 54.22.
Johnson earned second and fourth place finishes in the 100-meter high hurdles at 16.46, and the 300-meter low hurdles with a time of 51.63.
Eighteen team points were picked up with third place finishes by Allison Klipp, discus, 103’7”, Pieper, 200-meter dash in 28.45, and Breanna Miller with a time of 6:11.93 in the 1600-meter run.
Wed
04
May

Lady Mustangs Second At MUDECAS

Spearheaded by multiple medalists, the Meridian Lady Mustangs track and field team earned ruuner-up honors in the MUDECAS B Division Track and Field Meet held on the Johnson County High School track in Tecumseh last month.
As a team, Meridian scored in 16 out of the 17 events to rack up a score of 127 points, just one point behind MUDECAS B Champion Sterling.
The Lady Mustangs had a pair of MUDECAS individual gold medalists, as Allison Klipp took top honors in the discus with throw of 107’11”, and Brianna Barton claimed the top spot in the 3200-meter run in a time of 13:57.52.
Meridian’s 3200-meter relay team secured 10 team points winning the event with a time of 11:37.26.
Wed
04
May

Down The Stretch

UP AND OVER-Fairbury senior Trevin Likens clears a hurdle in his lane during the running of the 110-meter high hurdles last Thursday at Crete. Likens did not place in this event but placed third in the 300-dash intermediate hurdles. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

Both Fairbury track and field teams braved chilly and cloudy conditions last Thursday at the Crete Invite held on Lauritsen track on the campus of Doane College.
Fairbury scored in 14 events to rack up 70 points which led to a third place finish in the boys team race.
Sophomore Adam Wasserman picked up the lone gold medal for the Jeffs, as he won the pole vault with a height of 11’0”.
Jeremiah Gray added eight team points by placing second in the pole vault clearing 10’6”.
Additional field event medalists were Paul Mach, third, shot put, 41’1”, and he was sixth in the discus at 115’0”, Dalton Buxton and Cayman DeBoer tied for third in the high jump at 5’3”, Buxton, fourth, discus, 120’5”, and Isaac Robertson was sixth in the triple jump at 35’8 1/2”.
Wed
04
May

No Easy Answer

In looking through the graduation photos from the four area schools you notice something…there’s not many of them.  With the graduating classes of Fairbury, Tri County, Diller-Odell and Meridian combined, the total barely tops 100. That number used to be the graduates from Fairbury alone, now its takes four schools, all within a 20 minute drive from Fairbury to get to that number.  
The reason I bring this up is a couple reasons; first, where are all the kids going? Granted this may happen to be a down year for all the schools, but I doubt we’ll see that number jump significantly in the near future, and second, how much longer can this area support four schools?
Mon
02
May

Alvina Krueger

Alvina Krueger of Gilead, NE. passed away May 1, 2016 at Blue Valley Lutheran Home in Hebron. She was born April 28, 1923 at Gothenburg, NE. 
 She is survived by her children, Eileen and Ray Asche, Dean and Linda Krueger, Carol Krueger, Sharon Krueger, Ann Krueger and Travis Wiegert. Grandchildren and great-grandchildren, David Asche, Cameron and Marissa; Diane and Tim McCoy, Colton and Jenna. Sisters Lucille Sommers, Evelyn Waltman, brother Marvin and Jill Franzen, in-laws Lois Franzen, Hilda Vortman, Esther Elting, Martha Schroder, and Lucille Krueger.
Services will be at 1:30 pm Saturday May 7, 2016 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church – Gilead, NE., with Pastor Connie Raess officiating. Memorials to the Family’s Choice. Burial at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery- Gilead, NE. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.
Mon
02
May

Alma Siebengartner

Alma Siebengartner, 88, formerly of Fairbury, NE, passed away on Friday, April 29, 2016, at the Linn Community Nursing Home, Linn, KS.

Sat
30
Apr

Summer Hours for Garbage pickups

NOTICE  OF  TIME  CHANGE  FOR  FAIRBURY PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 
AND SANITATION  SERVICE
 
Beginning the week of Monday, May 2, 2016, the Fairbury Public Works and Sanitation Department will begin their summer hours.  Garbage pickup service will begin  1  hour earlier ( 7:00 a.m. ) for the residential customers. It will remain at 8:00 a.m. for the commercial areas. Please keep this in mind when placing your garbage out for morning and afternoon pick ups.
 
CITY  OF  FAIRBURY  SANITATION  DEPARTMENT
Transfer  Station  Hours :
 
Monday  thru  Friday :  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  8:00 a.m.  to   3:30 p.m.
Saturday :  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 8:00 a.m.  to 11:30 p.m.
Sat
30
Apr

Birds and Bagels at Homestead National Monument of America

Birds and Bagels at Homestead National Monument of America

 

Enjoy an early morning birding hike with natural resource specialist Jesse Bolli at Homestead National Monument of America on Friday, May 6 or Saturday May 7 at 8 a.m. This program will begin at the Homestead Education Center with a light breakfast of bagels followed by a short walk to investigate the birds of Homestead’s prairie and woodland. Limited numbers of binoculars will be available; you are encouraged to bring your own. One all-terrain wheel chair is available to check-out, as well.   

 

Wed
27
Apr

FHS Catches Glimpse Of Districts At Yowell Track Classic At York

In what you would call a mini-district meet, Fairbury put forth numerous stellar performances Saturday at the Yowell Track Classic held on the York High School track.
The quality of competition was evident with a number of superb athletes both in field and on the track in the eight-team invite.
Despite the challenging competition, the Fairbury Jeffs track and field team placed in nine events on the day to account for a team score of 26.50 points.
Waverly held off York by 13 points, 120-107 to win the boys team championship.
The Jeffs' top efforts on the day resulted in a pair of third-place finishes.
Junior Brent Hirsch placed third in the triple jump with a season-best leap of 42'1 1/2”, while the Jeffs' 3200-meter relay quartet of Hirsch, Patrick Ondrak, Damian Green, and Jacob Johnson earned third place crossing the finish line in a time of 8:55.66.
Wed
27
Apr

Going The Distance

Tri County freshman Creighton Niemeyer sprints on the first lap of the boys 800-meter run at last Tuesday’s Dan Tesar Invite. Niemeyer posted a fifth place finish in the race with a time of 2:07.8. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

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