Photo caption: Contributed PhotoSENIOR HIGH CONFERENCE TRAP MEDALISTS three Fairbury Senior High trapshooters earned medals at the Eastern Cornhusker Trap Conference Meet in Lincoln. Medalists include l-r, Mark Kroeker, Chloe Brooks, and Christian Lufkin.
Numerous trapshooters on both the Fairbury Senior High and Junior High trap teams brought home medals from the Eastern Conference Trap Shoot on April 26 at the Lincoln Trap and Skeet Club.
Mark Kroeker led the way for the senior high trap team, winning first place in the B3 Division with a score of 47x50.
Christian Lufkin placed second in the D4 Division by hitting 40x50 targets.
Chloe Brooks shot 37x50 targets and earned South Division Senior High Most Improved Female.
In their final meet prior to their conference invite, Meridians track and field teams each placed fourth in their respective team standings at the 13-team Tom White Invitational April 28 on the McCool Junction High School track.
The Lady Mustangs throwers highlighted the day for the squad placing first and second in the shot put.
Becca Taylor won the shot put event with a toss of 3408.50 while teammate Bria Stewart was runner-up with 3303.50.
Junior Blair Hofstetter placed in four individual events to account for 26 team points.
Hofstetter finished second in the triple jump, 329, was runner-up in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:03.60, she claimed the silver medal in the 300-meter low hurdles in a time of 48.38 and was fifth in the long jump with a distance of 1504.25.
Paula Meiringer came through with third and sixth place finishes in the 3200-meter run at 14:07.90 and the 800-meter run at 2:48.30.
Photo caption: This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.comPhoto by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-NewsFAIRBURY FRESHMAN JUSTIN PETERSON gently putts his golf ball on the green toward the cup on the ninth hole during play last Friday in the Crete Invite held on the College Heights Country Club golf course. Peterson led Fairbury placing sixth individually with an 18-hole score of 86. Teammate Nick Christiansen also medaled finishing ninth with an 89.
It was a good day in several aspects for the Fairbury varsity golf team competing last Friday in the eight-team Crete Invite played on the College Heights Country Club golf course.
With a pleasant day for golf, Fairbury shot its best team score of the season to place third in the final team standings with a score of 362.
York won the invite firing a team score of 351 with Seward placing second at 354.
It is that time of year for the die-hard football fan to see what his or her professional football team will do to improve areas on their teams in the upcoming NFL Draft set for May 8-10 in New York City.
Thirty-two teams will be on the clock starting Thursday evening.
The big question heading into the draft will the Houston Texans with the number one overall pick select a quarterback or a defensive player such as South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney?
Some scouts have said that this is one of the deepest drafts in a number of years with plenty of talent to choose from.
Photo caption: This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.com Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-NewsFAIRBURY SENIOR MICHAELA BARBER soars over a hurdle in her lane during the running of the girls 100-meter high hurdles at last Thursdays Crete Invite. Barber came away earning fourth place with a time of 17.7.
Battling chilly weather and strong Class B competition, Fairburys track and field teams turned in sixth and eighth place finishes in their respective team races at the Crete Invite May 1 on the Lauritsen Track on the campus of Doane College.
Squaring off against the likes of Elkhorn South, Omaha Gross, Seward, Crete and Norris, the Lady Jeffs placed in nine events to finish sixth out of nine teams, scoring 40 points.
Seward won the team title racking up 122 points with Elkhorn South second tallying 104 points.
Twelve years on Crete School Board; many years of political observation; lifelong resident of district -raised in Fairbury, settled with family in Crete.
What are your reasons you are running for this position?
After 12 years on my local school board, I developed a better understanding of the role the state government plays in our lives. I want to work towards a leaner, more focused government, which nurtures an atmosphere that draws new business opportunities to our rural areas.
There are many responsibilities for this position, what is the main issue you would like to focus on, at least in the beginning?
Id like to explore ways of providing tax relief for all, as well as looking at ways to cut spending.
What would you like to accomplish in the long term in this office?
On the National Day of Prayer; Thursday, May 1, Thayer County and Hebron city leaders, as well as officials with the Thayer County Ministerial Association gathered on the steps of the Thayer County Courthouse to commemorate the day.
It wasnt until the year 2010 that we officially recognized the National Day of Prayer in Thayer County, which was instituted locally by the ministerial association here, said Thayer County Commissioner Dean Krueger after participating in the 30-minute service near the front entry of the courthouse. Its a modern day recognition of Judeo-Christian values based on our founding fathers, Krueger relayed to the Hebron-Thayer County edition of the Fairbury Journal-News, adding, Everyone is always welcome.
Thayer County Health Services CEO Mike Burcham, and others, including pastors from area churches attended the service, which included the singing of the Lords Prayer.
LINCOLN Although elderly and low-income Nebraskans continue to lag behind other demographic groups in Internet access, they have made significant gains in the last four years, according to a new survey.
The survey, Internet Connectivity and Use in Nebraska: A Follow-up Study, tracks progress made since a 2010 survey that asked about Nebraskans current use of technology, their opinions about community technology resources and their technology training needs.
Tracking this information is key, said Chuck Schroeder, founding executive director of the Nebraska Rural Futures Institute.
LINCOLN Monday, Gov. Dave Heineman announced a new mobile app for smartphones and tablets to aid in searching for available Nebraska jobs. The free app is an extension of NEworks.nebraska.gov, the Nebraska Department of Labors job site that matches employers with qualified candidates.
Agencies are always implementing new ways to use technology in serving Nebraskans, said Gov. Heineman. Both employers and job seekers will benefit from this new app.