LINCOLN The U.S. Marshals Metro Fugitive Task Force, along with state and local law enforcement officers, joined together Wednesday to account for 94 registered sex offenders in Custer, Sherman, Valley, Nance, Boone, Howard and Greeley counties. Participating agencies included the seven counties previously listed, the MFTF and the Nebraska State Patrol.
The goal was to ensure the states sex offenders are living and working where they are reporting and to gain compliance or arrest any who were not in compliance. The teams also focused their attention on arresting any violent fugitives living in the communities.
Fast & Furious is this years theme for the Diller Picnic and it is going to be a huge celebration in Diller!
So mark your calendars for the 118thAnnual Diller Picnic to take place July 4 to 6. Plan to attend.
Its a family affair with events like the tractor pull, carnival, mud drags, kids one mile fun run and so much more.
Kick off the Fourth of July weekend on Thursday and bring your kids to the Midway by Thomas D. Thomas Shows. Also, starting at 7 p.m., will be the Nebraska Bush Pullers Tractor Pull located at the south end of Diller. This high action event is guaranteed to be a thrill for the family. There will be beverages and food available on the grounds.
Come back on Friday night at 7 p.m. for a new entertaining and comedic event, the Redneck Farm Olympics. This event is sponsored by the Field Sports Bar of Diller and will consist of Co-ed teams comprised of three men and three women.
April 24: Donald P. Wegener, and Lucy A. Wegener to Donald P. Wegener Living Trust, Donald P. Wegener; Trustee, and Lucy A. Wegener; Trustee: SE of 2-2-3.
April 24: Donald P. Wegener, and Lucy A. Wegener to Lucy A. Wegener Living Trust, Lucy A. Wegener; Trustee, and Donald P. Wegener; Trustee: Lot 8 in Block 9, Vieselmeyer Addition of Hebron, Thayer County, Nebraska.
April 24: Donald P. Wegener to Donald P. Wegener Living Trust; Donald P. Wegener; Trustee, and Lucy A. Wegener; Trustee: NW of 34-3-3.
April 24: Nathan M. Schardt, and Robin L. Schardt to Nathan M. Schardt: W of NE of 15-4-4.
April 24: Leroy W. Othling, and Earlene J. Othling to Jean Schmidt, and Sheila Othling Badge: Lot 7, 8 in Block 12, HJ Struves 2nd Addition of Deshler, Thayer County, Nebraska (subject to life estate.)
Photo caption: Cover of a booklet about The Hebron May 9, 1953 Tornado showing Lincoln Avenue.
This week is a time to thoughtfully reflect back 61-years ago, when a violent tornado tore through Hebron on the evening of May 9, 1953; the deadliest twister in Thayer County history. Rated an F-3 on, what formerly was called the Fujita Scale, its 209 mph winds today would be calculated an EF-5 on the updated tornado scale, now known as the Enhanced Fujita Scale.
Tragically, the 1953 Hebron tornado caused five deaths, 80 injuries and $2.5 million in damages, including severe damage to the former tower atop the Thayer County courthouse and several downtown Hebron businesses.
Thayer County is rated seventh in the country in tornado frequency and Fillmore County is fourth. Thats amazing, and should make people more aware and more prone to take appropriate action during Tornado Watches and Warnings, said Bill McPherson, Thayer County Emergency Manager.
Photo caption: Photo by Cynthia Scheer,The Fairbury Journal-NewsFORMER DAYKIN RESIDENTS-Hazel Schmidt and Alene Endorf were born and raised in Daykin and remained active in the community until they moved to Fairbury. Endorf, right, had a Daykin address for 97 years.
For decades Daykin was home to Alene Endorf and Hazel Schmidt. They knew the town back when children walked to country school and doctors made house calls. They lived near Daykin during the Great Depression and the Dirty Thirtys. From the town picnics to the quilting clubs, the sisters spent much of their lives together in and around Daykin.
I couldn't think of anything nicer than living in Daykin, Endorf said.
Photo caption: Contributed PhotoFairbury Auto Companys Garage 606 Fourth St., Alfred A. Jones, Proprietor
120 Years Ago
The Fairbury Journal
The foundation for the Odd Fellows hall was being laid at the southwest corner of Sixth and E streets. Mrs. Moulton built the basement and first story; the Odd Fellows lodge the second story.
Brick sidewalks were being laid in Fairbury by J.H. Evans and Son on the west side of the Laufer and Price properties on H Street.
George W. Porter returned from Florida to resume charge of livestock at the Cramb ranch southwest of Fairbury.
D.C. Earl shipped 600 head of sheep from Jefferson County. Less than a year old, they averaged 150 pounds. An exporter was shipping 500 of the Southdowns and Shropshires to England. J.G. Grubb had fed the sheep; Earl had marketed the finest sheep at Chicago for several years.
Photo caption: Courtesy PhotoSONYA FREESE of Lincoln formerly of Jefferson County was recently named 2013 Nebraska Section Assistant Golf Professional of the Year. Awards were presented by the Nebraska PGA Section and Taylor/Made/Adidas Golf/Ashworth at the Lincoln Country Club.
Photo caption: Courtesy PhotoOn May 2 Peru Bobcat softball senior infielder Traci Bohlmeyer was named to Capital One Academic All-District Three Team. Bohlmeyer will now be in contention for Capital One Academic All-America honors which will be announced later in May.
The Southeast Community College mens golf team ran away with the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Region IX title Friday, May 2, capturing its 10th consecutive championship by 34 strokes.
However, for the first time in 10 years, SCC did not have the individual champion. That honor went to Justin Carlock of Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colo., site of the two-day tournament. Carlock shot a final-round 66 to defeat SCCs Liam Chambers by four strokes.
SCCs victory qualifies the Storm for the NJCAA Division II National Tournament May 20-23 at Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth, Ind.
It was windy and cold, but our guys battled back after shooting 310 on the first day, SCC Coach Bill Campbell said. We kind of settled down the second and third rounds. It feels great to be going back to the national tournament. This team persevered all season. Now we have some work to do to get into the hunt in Indiana.
A handful of area high school basketball players were named All-State Honorable Mention by various media outlets.
Tabbed All-State Honorable Mention by the Lincoln Journal Star were Class C-1 Jordan Johnson, Shelby Pollman, Dalton Hinrichs and Nate Klaumann, all of Fairbury, Class C-2 Megan Bulin and Jay Cottam, both of Thayer Central, Class D-2 Erin Saathoff, Sarah Schmidt, Josie Vitosh, Alek Klepper, Brady McMurray, Ely Hroch and Austin Vitosh, all of Diller-Odell, Class D-2 Miranda Johnson, Kyle Schwisow, Ty Brakhage and Jake VanWesten, all of Meridian.