Chamber Appreciation Business After Hours at the VFW. If you cant make it, send one of your employees. Appetizers and Beverages provided by H & H Distributing and Fairbury Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Staff. Open to the Public.
The Nebraska State College System (NSCS) recently awarded over 100 Board of Trustee Scholarships to graduating high school seniors from Nebraska. A Board of Trustee (BOT) Scholarship provides full tuition for recipients and is worth nearly $17,000 over four years.
Locally the students who received the Board of Trustees Scholarships were Madison Reece from Hebron, she will be attending Chadron State College, Nathan Peoples from Deshler will be attending Peru State College and Rachel Bender from Fairbury who will be attending Wayne State College.
DIVIDE PAIR WITH REYNOLDS.Fridayproved to be an unlucky day for the Redbirds, as they lost a softball game to Reynolds by a one point margin. The game, although partly played in the rain, was very close and exciting.
At the end of the third inning Reynolds was ahead 13 to 1, and the Redbirds were in a tight spot. However, as the last half of the seventh inning started the score was 16 to 15, in favor of Endicott. With Reynolds at bat in the bottom of the seventh, Elgert reached first base and K. Schwisow hit a home run, winning the game for Reynolds 17 to 16.
On the Endicott team were Vaughn, Branson, DeBusk, D. Swartz, Bakewell, E. Swartz, Troxel, M. Swett, Fagenbush and Bennett.
The Endicott girls were more fortunate than the boys, winning from the Reynolds girls 13 to 11.
Mayor Homer Ward prepares to help plant a Swamp Oak Tree in Crystal Springs Park. This was part of the celebration of Arbor Day, Friday, April 25, in Fairbury. Crystal Springs will be the spot that a lot of planting will be ongoing over the next couple of years in anticipation of the loss of several of the Ash Trees due to Ash borer moving into the state.
Photo caption: The $2,500 Scholarship Winner Rachel Heitmann, Hebron with Fairbury Optimist Club President Twyla Bray.
Rachel Heitmann, a junior at Thayer Central High School, recently won the Girls Division of the Nebraska District Optimist Oratorical Contest based on the theme of How My Passions Impact the World, a topic which required students to examine and express how their opinions and actions effect their life and the lives of their peers, citizens of their community and in the world.
The contest took place at Grand Island Northwest High School.
Heitmann qualified for the competition by winning the Fairbury Optimist Club contest. She was state runner-up last year.