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Wed
25
May

Meridian Denied State Medals

SAILING--Meridian hurdler Erin Johnson glides over the hurdles in the 100-meter high hurdles. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)v

Meridian had seven athletes participate in last weekend’s NSAA State Track and Field Championships held at Omaha Burke Stadium.
The seven competitors took part in eight events; however, none of the contestants earned medals in their respective events.
Friday morning, freshman Andrea Kort competed in the Class D Girls Pole Vault finishing 21st out of 25 vaulters clearing a height of 7’6”.
Sophomore Erin Johnson took part in the Class D Girls 100-Meter High Hurdles prelims mid-morning on Friday finishing third in her heat with a time of 16.93. Johnson just missed out qualifying for Saturday’s Class D 100-Meter High Hurdles Final, as the top eight times advance to the final. Johnson’s time placed her 10th out of 24 competitors.
Freshman Brianna Barton ran in the Class D Girls 3200-Meter Run Friday afternoon placing 16th out of 24 runners in a time of 13:13.96.
Wed
25
May

Jeffs Bring Back One Medal From State

MEDALIST--Fairbury junior Brent Hirsch rises up off the board on an attempt Friday morning in the Class B Boys Triple Jump final. Hirsch came away placing seventh in the event with a mark of 42’ 5 3/4”. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

Brent Hirsch came home with a medal for Fairbury from last weekend's NSAA State Track and Field Championships at Omaha Burke Stadium.
Hirsch, a junior and two-time state qualifier claimed his first state track medal by placing seventh with a personal best mark of 42' 53/4” on Friday in the Class B Boys Triple Jump.
The medal Hirsch earned was the first medal for a Jeff competitor at the state track and field meet in six years.
Fairbury Jeffs head track and field coach Derek Garfield was ecstatic about Brent coming away with the first state medal for the Jeffs in six years.
“We were excited about Brent earning the first state track medal for the boys in six years. I did not know that stat that it has been that long since we have had a state medalist,”stated Garfield.
Wed
25
May

Trojans Claim Four Medals At State

MIGHTY HEAVE--Tri County senior Shane Jiskra muscles up and releases a put Friday afternoon in the Class C Boys Shot Put final. Jiskra earned the sixth place medal in the event with a mark of 50’5”. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

Tri County’s Lady Trojans and Trojans track teams put forth solid efforts at Omaha Burke Stadium for the two-day NSAA State Track and Field Championships last weekend.
The Lady Trojans had five athletes compete in three events both on Friday and Saturday. 
At the close of the meet Saturday afternoon, the Lady Trojans had placed in two events and scored six points to finish in a three-way tie for 31st place in the Class C girls team race.
Tri County wasted no time cashing in on a medal Friday morning, as the Lady Trojans’ 3200-meter relay team of Halle Weise, Kailey Weichel, Sloane Holtmeier, and Haydyn Weise placed fourth in the event with a time of 9:52.39.
The fourth place finish by the Lady Trojans in the relay accounted for five team points.
Saturday morning, junior Haydyn Weise and sophomore Kailey Weichel took part in the Class C Girls 800-Meter Run.
Wed
25
May

Time To Shine

UP AND OVER--Diller-Odell junior Madison Hajek goes airborne on her attempt at 5’0” in the Class D Girls high jump Saturday morning at Omaha Burke Stadium. Hajek came away with the silver medal in the event with a leap of 5’2”. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

Both Diller-Odell track and field teams saved their best for the big stage this past weekend at the NSAA State and Track Field Championships held at Omaha Burke Stadium.
Saturday was a special day for the two squads, as four athletes came away with state medals in their respective events in the Class D field.
Junior Madison Hajek got things rolling for Diller-Odell, as she earned the silver medal in the Class D Girls High Jump clearing the bar at 5’2”.
Christian McCown, a junior on the Griffins’ track and field team came through placing sixth in the Class D Boys Long Jump with a mark of 20’ 21/2”.
Junior Cory Engelman claimed the sixth place medal in the Class D Boys Pole Vault with a vault of 12’10”.
Senior Bladen Ahl just finished out of the medals placing 10th in the field of 23 competitors in the Class D Boys Pole Vault with a clearance of the bar at 12’0”.
Wed
25
May

Schwan Family Gives Donation To Fairboard

The Schwan Family made a donation of $1,200 to the Jefferson County Fair Board for the new Concession Stand and Restroom at the Horse Arena. The donation was made in memory of Richard Schwan who enjoyed horses and horse events. Pictured are: (Front Row, L to R) Accepting the check is Kevin Johnson, Jefferson County Fair Board Horse Arena Committee member, Hilde Schwan, presenting the check, Marsha Schwan Dan Schwan. (Back row, L to R) Bob Wiese and Dennis Traeger with the Jefferson County Fair Board.  Family members not pictured: Pat and Debra Fuller, Dee Schwan, Darla Schwan, and Corbin Bennett.(contributed photo)

Wed
25
May

Bakewell Anniversary

Robert and Jane (Fairchild) Bakewell
The family of Robert and Jane (Fairchild) Bakewell is happy to share that the next few months will be a special time in their lives. June 3 will be the couple’s 65th wedding anniversary. June 23 will be Robert’s 90th birthday, followed by Jane's 90th birthday on August 7. The couple’s family will host a celebratory open house for family and friends at their rural Endicott home on July 10 from 2-4 p.m.
Natives of the Endicott area, Jane taught for over 30 years at Fairbury High School and the former Fairbury Junior College. After working several year for Beatrice Motors, Robert (Bob) was a Fairbury businessman and owner for over 50 years, operating a finance company, insurance agency and used car dealership.           
Wed
25
May

Club News

The General Squires V.F.W. Auxiliary 3113 came to order at 7:30 p.m. with President Joy Graham presiding. Guard Susan closed the doors and Conductress Marge checked 15 members cards. Chaplain Linda gave opening prayer and Patriotic Instructor LaDonna Shalla gave patriotic instructions. We all said the Pledge to the Flag. President Joy opened the meeting. Voted on a new member Sharon McDonald. She will be welcomed at next month's meeting. Secretary Zona read the minutes and they were approved. Treasurer Cynthia gave her report and it will be put on file. Correspondence was read by Zona. Batter Up newsletter from Department, a letter from National Home and a thank you from the Seaman family for the memorial for their mother, who passed away. A motion was made to have the auxiliary buy pins for auxiliary members since they will no longer have ladies auxiliary on them. It carried. Memorial service was held for our deceased members.

Wed
25
May

Niederklein

 
The family of Leroy and Pauline Niederklein would like to honor them with a card shower for their 55th Wedding Anniversary. The couple were married May 28, 1961 at Zion Lutheran Church Tobias where they remain active members. They are the parents of Jerry Niederklein of Syracuse, Renae (Bob) DeWald of Smithville, Mo. and Terry ( Stephanie) Niederklein of O'Neill. They are blessed and keep busy with their seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  
Cards of Congratulations can be mailed to:  55935 725th RD, Tobias, NE 68453.                
Wed
25
May

Pioneer Shrine Club Scholarship

 
 
McKehna Bartels has been selected as the Meridian recipient of a Pioneer Shrine Club Scholarship.  This $800 scholarship is presented to a high school senior who best exemplifies good citizenship and high moral character, without regard to scholastic standing and parental finances, and is to be used at an institution of higher learning or technical training center of their choice. 
Wed
25
May

Wiedel and Fett to Wed

Robert David Wiedel and Caitlin Marie Fett are happy to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. 
Caitlin is the daughter of Darrell and Jane Fett of Hickman and Quince and Lori Michl of Lincoln.
Robert is the son of David and Becky Wiedel of Hebron.
Caitlin graduated from Fairbury High School in 2007 and graduated from Peru State College in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, Special Education, and Early Childhood Education.  She is a Special Education teacher at Schuyler Elementary School.
Robert graduated from Thayer Central High School in 2008.  He is a machine operator at Tenneco Automotive Inc. in Seward.
The couple will reside in David City.
The couple will exchange vows on June 4, 2016 at United Methodist Church in Chester. 

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