Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/11/2015 - 10:21am
LEAP INTO ACTION--Bailey Schroeder (No. 12) sets up a kill for Madison Hajek (No. 10) during the district finals at Fairbury last week. The Lady Griffins are headed to state after defeating BDS in four sets. Hajek had nine kills in the victory for Diller-Odell. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Like a pair of boxers in the ring, Diller-Odell and BDS sparred against each other early on.
In the end, Diller-Odell delivered the most punches against BDS nailing down its second straight trip to the Class D-1 State Volleyball Tournament with a four-set win Thursday evening at Fairbury Jr.-Sr. High School.
Diller-Odell won the D-1 District title match by scores of 25-21, 22-25, 25-20, 26-24.
The first set was a struggle early on for the Lady Griffins, as Bruning-Davenport-Shickley stormed out to a 10-6 lead behind the play of Courtney Kamler, Brice Ardissono and Jadyn Kleinschmidt.
Diller-Odell ran off four straight points to tie the score at 11 which was the third tie of the set.
Following a kill by Diller-Odell which tied the set at 12, BDS stretched its lead to 16-13 capitalizing off a Diller-Odell double hit.
Submitted by Trevor Gill on Wed, 11/11/2015 - 10:20am
Hello, Are You There?
In my time back in Fairbury, I have noticed a trend with sports, and not just in Fairbury. Every year it seems like the number of kids out for sports is declining. Now some of this could be because the overall student population is declining, but I think there’s more to it.
Growing up, my generation, for the large part, was brought up with the understanding that you had to work to get where you wanted to go.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/11/2015 - 10:12am
Many years ago on a cold December day, I made the best worst decision of my life.
There are many things in life that can influence ones’ emotional state. On December 14, 2001 my life was about to change. I had arrived in San Diego, Calif. from Nebraska around the late afternoon.
After arriving in San Diego, I was later put on a bus bound for the Marine Recruit Training Depot. It was dark and the bus was so quiet that I could almost hear the hearts of my fellow recruits beating. It may have just been my own heart pounding in my ears. A very large and imposing man then stood up in the front of the bus and yelled, “GET YOUR HEADS DOWN NOW.”
This was merely the start of what was going to be a long night. I remember pecking up enough to see the gate and barriers going into the base. That feeling that someone gets in the body right before something bad is going to happen, crept into mine like a cold bath.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/11/2015 - 10:11am
Questions About Frost Frolic Event
I noticed that the admission to Frost Frolic 2015 has doubled from last year. It’s still a good deal but I would like to know why.
At last year’s event, I noticed some long time vendors were missing. I suspect some declined to partake due to the change in the sponsor from the high school journalism department to the Bonham Theater Project. Not everybody wishes to donate to the theater project for various reasons.
I visit relatives in the area during this time to plan for the upcoming holidays. We always have a good time and enjoy the Frost Frolic as well as other venues.
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 11/11/2015 - 10:10am
People just assume because I am a registered Republican that I never would vote for a Democrat. But the truth is I don’t vote for the party, I vote for the person. Yes I’m one of “those” people.
I was a fan of John Anderson, Reagan (second term), Bush Sr., Ross Perot, Bill Clinton (second term), Al Gore, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. As you can see I’m all over the board. Indeed I am one of “those guys.”
But having said that, I can say with most certainty that Hillary is crossed off the list for me. Not that she ever was a serious option. I just don’t like her demeanor and standoffish nature.
Submitted by Tim Linscott on Wed, 11/11/2015 - 10:09am
I see similarities between the veterans of today and the veterans of World War II.
Both have a willingness to serve this country. No matter the political affiliation or thoughts about the President, a job needs to be done and they are willing to put their lives on the line to make sure that job gets done.
I have also noticed this generation of veterans are also not only willing to serve, but to lead. When my grandfather came home from World War II, he was wounded, but that did not stop him from starting a family, building a home and helping put his community on his back and carry it into the future.
There are countless stories of veterans coming back from the Middle East with PTSD, prosthetic limbs and other wounds and nothing holds them back from driving this nation forward as leaders in business and their community.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/11/2015 - 10:01am
Hastings resident, Wayne Eugene Meyer, 88, passed away Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 at Perkins Pavilion, Good Samaritan Society, Hastings – Village.
Services were Nov. 9, 2015 at Zion Lutheran Church with Rev. Paul Warneke officiating. Burial was in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings.
Apfel Funeral Home, Hastings is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Zion Lutheran School, Hastings or the Orphan Grain Train.
Wayne was born Aug. 31, 1927 to Rudolph and Lena (Haake) Meyer at the family home in Tobias. He attended Zion Lutheran Parochial School and graduated in 1946 from the Tobias High School. He married Edith Nutsch on May 21, 1950 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Tobias. He farmed for 43 years west of Tobias and ran a dairy farm for over 34 years. In 1993 he semi-retired and moved to Western, farming and working for other farmers. In 2007 they moved to Hastings.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/11/2015 - 10:00am
Sharon Kay (Plies) Griswold, 77, of Scottsbluff, Neb. passed away Saturday evening, Oct. 31, 2015 at Regional West Medical Center. Cremation has taken place and inurnment will be held at a later date in Diller.
Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel is assisting the family and online condolences may be left at www.dugankramer.com
Sharon was born Nov. 21, 1937 in Fairbury to John Melvin and Esther Luella (Deuchler) Plies.
She graduated from Fairbury High School in 1956 and then worked for Mutual of Omaha until her marriage to Robert D. Griswold in 1959 in Fairbury. They had three children: Timothy, Shari and Daniel.
Sharon was active in the PTA and served as den mother for Brownies and Boy Scouts. She received a Presidential Athletes Award in bowling.
Sharon loved spending time with family, especially her great-grandchildren.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/11/2015 - 9:59am
Marjory A. Schoen, 84, of Fairbury passed away Nov. 5, 2015 in Fairbury.
She was born Nov. 8, 1930 in Fairbury to Alvin and Ona (Miller) McCord.
Survivors are Husband: Marvin Schoen of Fairbury Sons: Dennis (Cindy) Buchmeier of Fairbury, Doyle Buchmeier of Fairbury, Daughters: Debra (Dan) Hose of Lincoln, Linda (Edward) Earhart of Beatrice, 13 Grandchildren, six Step Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren, 11 Step Great Grandchildren, Step Sons: Gary (Kathy) Schoen of Omaha, Jeff Schoen of Lincoln, Step Daughter: Cheryl (Jim) Swartz of Lincoln, Brother: Francis (Wilma) McCord of Fairbury, Sister: Kay (Dave) Reininger of Leigh, Neb., Sister-in-law: Delores Lowe of Lincoln.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday Nov. 9, 2015 at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairbury, with Pastor Charles Schmidt officiating. Burial at the Fairbury Cemetery in Fairbury.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/11/2015 - 9:58am
Harold D. “Joe” Schwab, 86, of Fairbury passed away Nov. 5, 2015 at the Ambassador in Nebraska City. He was born Oct. 14, 1929 at Morrowville, Kan. to Benjamin and Jessie (Mallery) Schwab.
Survivors are Daughter: Lisa (Steve) Guthals, Son: Scott Schwab, Grandchildren: Austin Guthals, Kari and Chris Mammen, Great Grandchildren: Alexis Grace Mammen and Chase Lee Guthals, Niece: Lana Criner, Nephews: Ron Schwab, Rick Leeson, and David Leeson, many Great Nieces and Nephews. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday Nov. 11, 2015 at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury, with Pastor Fay Hubbard officiating. The family will greet friends from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday November 11 at the Funeral Home.
Burial at the Fairbury Cemetery in Fairbury. Memorials to the Family’s Choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge of arrangements.