Submitted by Fairbury1 on Thu, 06/30/2016 - 1:13pm
On June 29, 2016 at approximately 1215 hours, the Fairbury Police Department was contacted by M&D Towing in Fairbury, Nebraska in regards to a male subject that test drove a tow truck that was for sale and has not returned. A physical description of the subject was given to law enforcement and it was broadcasted amongst law enforcement to watch for the tow truck and subject. Information obtained was that the suspect was dropped off by another unknown person who was driving a black explorer with Iowa plates. At approximately 1420 hours, the vehicle was entered as stolen. A Facebook post was put out informing the public of the stolen vehicle. Hours later, multiple reports were coming in about possible sightings of the tow truck eastbound on I-80.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 06/29/2016 - 2:05pm
Lois Muller and her family recently gave $500 to the Fairbury Community Baseball Association in memory of her husband Bill. The funds went toward a pitching machine. Bill Muller was head coach of the Smitty’s team for 17 years in the 1960s and 1970s. Pictured are, from left to right, Jed Martin, Tony Biehl, receiving the check from Lois Muller, Bill Runge and Bill Melcher. (Contributed photo)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 06/29/2016 - 1:50pm
Believers & Achievers, the state-wide program designed by U.S. Bank and the Nebraska School Activities Association to give recognition to Nebraska’s future leaders, held its 19th annual scholarship banquet on June 7 at the Nebraska Club, atop the U.S. Bank Building, in Lincoln.
The festivities highlighted the process that began last October when the first Believers & Achievers were announced.
From the 48 finalists named Believers & Achievers, eight received $500 scholarships from U.S. Bank to the college or university of their choice. The eight scholarships were presented to the Believers & Achievers who demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, participated in NSAA activities and were involved in school and community projects during their high school career.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 06/29/2016 - 1:22pm
Good things come to those who wait.
The wait was long, but the music and the environment were worth the wait.
Last Saturday evening, former Beatles drummer and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ringo Starr made his first appearance in Lincoln at the Pinewood Bowl.
This was the first stop for Ringo and his All Starr Band in Nebraska since a concert two years ago at Omaha’s CenturyLink Center.
The members of Ringo’s All-Starr Band include Richard Page, guitarist formerly of Mr. Mister, Steve Lukather, guitarist formerly of Toto, Todd Rundgren, guitarist formerly of Utopia, Gregg Rolie, key boardist and organist formerly of Santana and Journey, Gregg Bissonette, drummer formerly of the Electric Light Orchesta and the David Lee Roth Band, and Mark Rivera, saxophone, percussion, keyboards formerly of Foreigner.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 06/29/2016 - 1:21pm
Theresa Zarybnicky, a recent Diller-Odell graduate, sets up a play during the Southeast Nebraska All-Star volleyball game on June 17. Zarybnicky suited up for the East All Stars. Also playing during All Star weekend included Bailey Schroeder of Diller-Odell, another recent graduate, on the East All-Stars girls basketball team and recent Meridian graduate Jakub VanWesten, who played for the West All-Stars boys basketball team. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)