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Wed
13
Jul

Meridian OKs $1.14M Gym Addition

by
Matthew Saxton
 
Meridian Public School is getting a second gym at what its design-build team said is a “turnkey price.”
The school board unanimously approved Monday evening building the new gym at a price just shy of $1.14 million. Superintendent Randy Kort said the 72- by 100-foot addition will be used for sports practice, physical education classes, recess and possibly junior varsity athletic events.
“It’s extremely fast-paced,” said Ayars and Ayars representative Gary Tucker, who presented the board with options to add sprinkler systems, storage and a storm shelter for about an additional $256,000 or more depending on the option.
Ultimately, board members decided to build just the gym and hold off on the extras.
Tue
12
Jul

Robert R. Stahl

Robert R. Stahl, 84 of Fairbury, NE, passed away July 11, 2016 in Fairbury.  He was born to Herman and Norma (Harvey) Stahl November 21, 1931 in Diller, NE.  He was a Korean War Army Veteran.

Survivors are daughters Valerie (John) Griffin of Glasco, KS, Brenda Grummert of Salina, KS, and Teresa (Kurt) Ruhmann of Chesterton, IN, 5 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be Friday, July 15, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home with Lana Likens officiating.  Burial will be in Prairie Home Cemetery, Diller, NE.  Memorials to the  American Legion, V.F.W. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mon
11
Jul

Patricia Watson

 
Patricia Watson, 56 of Fairbury passed away July 9, 2016 at Bryan LGH West in Lincoln.  She was born June 8, 1960 to Donald and Norma (Polage) Haddan in Fairbury. 
Survivors are husband Doug, son Seth, sister Maxine Haddan, all of Fairbury, sisters-in-law Judy (Scott) Ryan of Omaha, Joyce Graves of Hastings, and Pam (Larry) Fisbeck of Oklahoma City, OK.
Cremation has taken place.  Private family services will be at a later date.  Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.
 
Mon
11
Jul

JCHS interview with Megan Sothan

Mon
11
Jul

Possible strong storms today through Wednesday

Possible strong storms today through Wednesday. There is also a chance of heavy rain so flash flooding is possible.

 

Temps today will be in the upper 90's with the heat index of 100 to 107 degrees. Use caution if you plan to be outside today. Winds also will be gusting around 30mph. It will feel like a blast furnace.

 

Monitor current NWS forecasts for any updates.

Wed
06
Jul

Start, Stop, Start, Stop

SAFE—Fairbury American Legion Juniors Austin Barnts slides in safely at second base on a sixth inning steal attempt, as Wymore’s second baseman has the ball pop out of his glove in action last Thursday evening on Wymore’s home field at Arbor State Park. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

Fairbury’s American Legion Juniors baseball team found the going tough at times last Thursday evening (June 30) in its second road game of the week versus Wymore.
Several times in the game Fairbury’s intensity wasn’t that strong on the mound or at the plate, and that came back to bite the squad, as Wymore rallied from a 4-3 deficit to earn a 12-7 win on their home diamond at Arbor State Park in Wymore.
Fairbury started the game scoring two runs in the top of the first off three base hits.
With one out, Tanner Novotny singled, advancing to second on a passed ball, and scored the initial run for Fairbury on a two-out RBI triple off the bat of Zach Holes.
Marshall York followed with a RBI single scoring Holes for a quick, 2-0 lead.
Wymore answered back in the bottom of the first with three runs of their own.
The big hit of the inning was a two-out two-run home run blast by shortstop Ethan Zvolanek.
Wed
06
Jul

Pass it on

This coming Friday, July 8, will mark five years since my grandpa passed away. I still can remember the day like it was yesterday. In a whirlwind my family’s lives changed. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about him, could be a song on the radio, an iced tea, seeing something on TV and wondering just what he would think about it…the list goes on.
If there was one thing I could have a do-over on, I would have listened to him more. Not just his stories, but his lessons, his experience.  It’s something I can never get back, and for that I am truly sorry. My point in all this is—coaches are coaches for a reason.
Wed
06
Jul

Community Holds Flower, Garden, Photo and Art Show

The Plymouth Community Improvement Association will host a Flower and Photo/Art Show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at the Community Center, Plymouth.
The doors will open at 7:30 a.m. for participants to bring their flower, garden and art exhibits. The exhibits must be in place by 9:30 a.m. for judging.
All exhibits of flowers, vegetables and etc. should be named if possible.
Display containers will be provided for use, if desired.
Divisions for flowers will be flower annuals, biennials, perennials, roses, bulbs, ditch weed vegetables, grasses, containers, bouquets and others. The group will create a category for almost any type of plant.
Flowers should have five stems if they are small (3 or fewer inches). Larger flowers require fewer stems. Vegetables can be three to five items per exhibitor.
Wed
06
Jul

Immanuel Lutheran Church

  “125 Years of God’s Blessings and Grace” will be the theme for a day of praise and thanksgiving Sunday, July 31, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 5 miles east of Daykin.
    Present and past members of the congregation and their friends are invited to attend.
    A social time, including a history display and refreshments, will begin at 9:15 a.m. in the Parish Hall. The worship service will follow at 10:30 a.m., with former pastors—the Rev. Dwayne Schroeder and the Rev. Rick Kanoy—preaching. The liturgist will be Immanuel’s current pastor, the Rev. Paul Beyer. The offering will support the work of Immanuel’s adopted missionary, Sarah Kanoy, who serves as a community health nurse and educator in Kenya.
    A catered meal will follow at Meridian School with a free will donation. Reservations are required for the meal. Contact Mary Heidemann at 402-446-7398 by July 10.  A program will follow the meal at the school.
Wed
06
Jul

Club News

United Methodist Women's Sunday was celebrated at the Sunday Worship Service June 26th. Members of UMW sharing in the service were Message, Ellie Wrigley; pianist, Maxine Ward; and others, Dot Swett, Arlene Kellogg, Susan Muell and Darlene Pierce. Jasmine Snyder served as candle lighter. Offering stewards and greeters were Marilyn Wrigley, Marilyn Snyder, Evelyn Mahlin, Amy Kroeker and Marilyn Seggerman.
Ellie told of the many rolls women play in mission work locally, nationally and world wide. We are a diverse group committed to service, spiritual growth and fellowship. This is a life-long endeavor shared with many other women in our community.
Coffee and cookies were served by Jan Karenbauer, Janice Judd and Mildred Panec.
Next Sunday, July 3rd, we will welcome our new pastor, Dr. Reverend Doug Griger at the 10:30 service. Our next UMW meeting will be 7:00 pm August 18th in the church parlor.
 
 

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