Submitted by Trevor Gill on Wed, 05/04/2016 - 8:43am
In looking through the graduation photos from the four area schools you notice something…there’s not many of them. With the graduating classes of Fairbury, Tri County, Diller-Odell and Meridian combined, the total barely tops 100. That number used to be the graduates from Fairbury alone, now its takes four schools, all within a 20 minute drive from Fairbury to get to that number.
The reason I bring this up is a couple reasons; first, where are all the kids going? Granted this may happen to be a down year for all the schools, but I doubt we’ll see that number jump significantly in the near future, and second, how much longer can this area support four schools?
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Mon, 05/02/2016 - 5:38pm
Alvina Krueger of Gilead, NE. passed away May 1, 2016 at Blue Valley Lutheran Home in Hebron. She was born April 28, 1923 at Gothenburg, NE.
She is survived by her children, Eileen and Ray Asche, Dean and Linda Krueger, Carol Krueger, Sharon Krueger, Ann Krueger and Travis Wiegert. Grandchildren and great-grandchildren, David Asche, Cameron and Marissa; Diane and Tim McCoy, Colton and Jenna. Sisters Lucille Sommers, Evelyn Waltman, brother Marvin and Jill Franzen, in-laws Lois Franzen, Hilda Vortman, Esther Elting, Martha Schroder, and Lucille Krueger.
Services will be at 1:30 pm Saturday May 7, 2016 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church – Gilead, NE., with Pastor Connie Raess officiating. Memorials to the Family’s Choice. Burial at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery- Gilead, NE. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Sat, 04/30/2016 - 9:25am
NOTICE OF TIME CHANGE FOR FAIRBURY PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
AND SANITATION SERVICE
Beginning the week of Monday, May 2, 2016, the Fairbury Public Works and Sanitation Department will begin their summer hours. Garbage pickup service will begin 1 hour earlier ( 7:00 a.m. ) for the residential customers. It will remain at 8:00 a.m. for the commercial areas. Please keep this in mind when placing your garbage out for morning and afternoon pick ups.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Sat, 04/30/2016 - 9:18am
Birds and Bagels at Homestead National Monument of America
Enjoy an early morning birding hike with natural resource specialist Jesse Bolli at Homestead National Monument of America on Friday, May 6 or Saturday May 7 at 8 a.m. This program will begin at the Homestead Education Center with a light breakfast of bagels followed by a short walk to investigate the birds of Homestead’s prairie and woodland. Limited numbers of binoculars will be available; you are encouraged to bring your own. One all-terrain wheel chair is available to check-out, as well.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/27/2016 - 2:50pm
In what you would call a mini-district meet, Fairbury put forth numerous stellar performances Saturday at the Yowell Track Classic held on the York High School track.
The quality of competition was evident with a number of superb athletes both in field and on the track in the eight-team invite.
Despite the challenging competition, the Fairbury Jeffs track and field team placed in nine events on the day to account for a team score of 26.50 points.
Waverly held off York by 13 points, 120-107 to win the boys team championship.
The Jeffs' top efforts on the day resulted in a pair of third-place finishes.
Junior Brent Hirsch placed third in the triple jump with a season-best leap of 42'1 1/2”, while the Jeffs' 3200-meter relay quartet of Hirsch, Patrick Ondrak, Damian Green, and Jacob Johnson earned third place crossing the finish line in a time of 8:55.66.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/27/2016 - 2:50pm
Tri County freshman Creighton Niemeyer sprints on the first lap of the boys 800-meter run at last Tuesday’s Dan Tesar Invite. Niemeyer posted a fifth place finish in the race with a time of 2:07.8. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/27/2016 - 2:48pm
The 2016 Gayle Hanshaw Conference Trap shoot was held Saturday, April 23 at Lincoln Trap and Skeet and The Izaak Walton Trap Range. Medal winners for Fairbury in the high school division were, from left to right, Brock Barton, All Conference Male 1st Team with an average of 92.0 for 16 yds and handicaps; Nathaniel Stapaules, South Division Male 2nd Team 87.4 average; Jacob Maschmann, South Division Male 2nd Team 88.0 average and Scylar Roop, South Division Male 3rd Team 86.4 average. (Contributed Photo)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/27/2016 - 2:43pm
It was definitely a day to shine.
That is what the Diller-Odell Griffins track and field team did on Saturday winning the team title in the A Division at the MUDECAS Track and Field Meet held on the Johnson County High School track in Tecumseh.
Diller-Odell scored in 12 events to earn the team title with a score of 115.50 points.
The Griffins had five individual champions and one first place relay to account for 60 team points.
Individual gold medalists were Christian McCown, long jump, 20’ 6 3/4”, and the triple jump at 42’8”, Reese Hennerberg, 110-meter hurdles, 16.3, and the 300-meter intermediate hurdles in 43.4, and Cory Engelman cleared 12’3” in the pole vault.
The Griffins’ 3200-meter relay foursome of Ryan Arnold, Armando Jones, Will Cole, and William McLaughlin broke the tape in a time of 9:21.