Fairbury Trap Results

Fairbury Team 1, 2nd place 16 yards 230/250 Nathaniel Stapaules, Brock Barton, Logan Kunc, Marshall Nichelson, Tyler DeBoer. (Contributed Photo)
Sr. High results
Nathaniel Stapaules 95/100
Brock Barton 90/100
Logan Kunc 82/100
Marshall Nichelson 85/100
Tyler Deboer 78/100
Jacob Maschmann 87/100
Mark Kroeker 81/100
Tyler Heidemann 86/100
Scylar Roop 78/100
Tyler Bray 83/100
Chloe Brooks 75/100
Colton Fangmeier 80/100
Lathan Block 80/100
Christian Lufkin 74/100
Savannah Brockman 79/100
Autumn Deepe 72/100
Michael Lewis 69/100
Jr. High
John Kerwood 42/50
Joe Melcher 25/50
Riley Stewart 29/50
Sonny Scheets 18/50
Thomas Kroeker 23/50
Kyle Gregory 20/50
Buchannan Tietjen 17/50
Alanna Fangmeier 16/50
March 21, 2015 Fairbury Trap Team results from Otoe Co. Wildlife club, Nebraska City

Lady Trojans Win Doane Indoor, Trojans Finish Third

Tri County’s track and field teams opened the 2015 season last Friday on a strong note, as the Lady Trojans won the Class C Doane Indoor Invitational, while the Trojans earned a third place finish.
The Lady Trojans edged Twin River for the team title by one point, 96-95 in the seven-team invite.
Tri County racked up four individual first place finishes and one first place relay to account for 50 team points.
Sophomore Haydyn Weise won the 800-meter run in a time of 2:38.79, junior Josie Weise took top honors in winning the 1600 with a time of 6:18.73, freshman Kailey Weichel claimed first in the 3200 at 13:29.18, and sophomore Sloane Holtmeier cleared 8’0” in winning the pole vault.
The Lady Trojans’ 3200-meter relay team of Weichel, Holtmeier, Josie Weise, and Haydyn Weise secured first place with a time of 11:07.88.

Fairbury Swimmers Qualify For Midwest Regional Meet

REGIONAL SWIMMING QUALIFIERS Six swimmers from Fairbury will compete in the Midwest Regional Swim Meet this weekend at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis, Minn. Qualifiers include front (l-r) Mikwena Lierman, Mikya Lierman, and Josi Mans. Back (l-r) Colton Starck, Mikasa Lierman, and RJ Suey. (Contributed Photo)
Six Fairbury swimmers have qualified for the Midwest Regional Swim Meet in Minneapolis, Minn., which will be held Mar. 28-29 at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.
The six swimmers will compete against swimmers from throughout the midwestern United States.
Athletes representing Fairbury at the meet include Mikya Lierman, age 9/10 50 Free and the age 9/10   100 Free, Mikwena Lierman, age 11/12 50 Free, and the age 11/12 100 Free, Josi Mans, age 11/12 50 Backstroke, and the age 11/12 100 Backstroke, Mikasa Lierman, age 13/14 50 Free, Colton Starck, age 13/14 50 Free, and RJ Suey, age 13/14 50 Free.
Times turned in by the Fairbury swimmers for the meet include Mikya Lierman, 50 Free, 32.94, 100 Free, 1:15.64, Mikwena Lierman, 50 Free, 29.16, 100 Free, 1:06.15, Josi Mans 50 Backstroke, 35.16, 100 Backstroke, 1:16.38, Mikasa Lierman 50 Free, 27.43, Colton Starck 50 Free, 27.22, and RJ Suey, 50 Free at 27.82. 

Fairbury Jeffs Second, Lady Jeffs Fourth At Ed Weir Invite

FAIRBURY JUNIOR GREG BORCH lets go of the pole as he sails over the bar on a successful vault of 11’0” last Thursday at the Ed Weir Invite. Borch won the pole vault event with his clearance of 11’0”. (Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News)
Even though the calendar read the last day of winter, Fairbury’s track and field teams put forth some stellar early-season performances at the Ed Weir Invitational held Mar. 19 on the Superior High School track.
The Jeffs placed in 14 separate events enroute to scoring 88 points and finished runner-up behind team champion Thayer Central with 127 points.
Fairbury came away with five firsts including three individual medalists and two relays.
Sophomore Patrick Ondrak dominated both distance races winning the 1600 in a time of 5:03.55, and the 3200-meter run with a time of 10:43.62.
Greg Borch won the pole vault with a vault of 11’0”.
The Jeffs’ 400-meter relay and 3200-meter relays both brought home first place finishes with times of 48.32 and 9:07.43.


Police report
March 11: Report of a suicidal male in Fairbury. He was fine. 
March 12: John W. Abbott, of Fairbury, was backing a 1994 Chevrolet from a parking lot on City Park road when the vehicle collided with a parked 1998 Toyota owned by Robin A. Fuentez, of Fairbury. Damages to Abbott’s vehicle were estimated at $1,000. Damages to Fuentez’s vehicle were estimated at $3,000.
March 12: Report of an assault in the 1000 block of 5th Street. 
March 13: Report of a traffic stop in the 400 block of 5th Street. 
March 14: Report of a disturbance in the 800 block of H Street. 
March 14: Report of someone possibly needing help in the 600 block of H Street. 
March 14: Report of a vehicle complaint at Crystal Springs. 
March 14: Report of a disturbance in the 600 block of 12th Street. 
March 14: Report of an assault in the 800 block of C Street. A male was arrested. 

Country Folk Can’t Just Run Out And Buy Sour Cream

I’m a bit envious of people who live so close to the grocery store. I can’t go a week without changing supper plans because I’m out of a key ingredient. I always forget at least one grocery item when I go to the store. It’s usually one of the important items that I went to the store to get. 
I hate going to the store and would go far less frequently if it wasn’t for being out of milk. Somehow two gallons of milk are only lasting us 6-7 days now, which means I have to go to the store at least once a week or I have to start buying three gallons of milk at each visit. 

Letters to the Editor

Stray Cats or Stray People Which Is Worse?



Feeling Helpless While Watching Buildings Burn and Losses Mount

As I drove up to Sunday’s fire at the Livingston Enterprises Swine facility fire on Sunday I approached it like I had countless thousands of other fires I’ve covered. I grabbed my camera, a couple of different lenses, extra batteries and a note pad. Then off I went.
 As I watched the event unfold I realized it wasn’t like an other fire I covered before. Six. Seven. Eight. No, nine different fire departments showed up to put out the catastrophic blaze which undoubtedly resulted in millions of dollars worth of damage to one of the state of the art facilities of its kind.
I heard the call come in for more trucks. Then more man power. Then water. “We need water. we’re running out. Call Steele City and see if they can send a truck.”
By this time I wanted to put my camera down and help. “Give me a hose. Hand me a shovel. I can drive a skid loader, drive a truck/trailer,just tell me what to do,” I thought.

On-Lookers Make A Difficult Job Even Harder Being In The Way

 First of all, this is a discussion we shouldn’t even be having.
 Last Sunday’s catastrophic fire at the Livingston Enterprises state line swine facility south of Reynolds was bad in its own right. With damages most probably in the millions of dollars which included loss of animal life, buildings and infrastructure it was a terrible scene.
 But what made it even worse was the people. The “lookie Lou’s,” the “rubberneckers,” those folks who seemingly have nothing better to do than chase fire trucks and police cars. They are in the way and serve as an impediment to the emergency management people who were at the Livingston complex trying to save as much of the facility as they could.
 Sadly instead of getting to the fire and doing their jobs, local and area fire departments had to dodge on lookers, people who wanted to drive by and gawk or take a picture with their cell phones.

Fairbury City Wide Garage Sale

Fairbury’s City-Wide Garage Sales happen Saturday, April 18 across the community. This year the Jefferson County Relay for Life is sponsoring the event map. To reserve a place on the map, stop by the Chamber office by Friday, April 10. For downtown spaces email Diane Schutt at or Krystal Schroeder at to reserve your space by April 10.
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 8:00am