Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 06/29/2016 - 1:50pm
Believers & Achievers, the state-wide program designed by U.S. Bank and the Nebraska School Activities Association to give recognition to Nebraska’s future leaders, held its 19th annual scholarship banquet on June 7 at the Nebraska Club, atop the U.S. Bank Building, in Lincoln.
The festivities highlighted the process that began last October when the first Believers & Achievers were announced.
From the 48 finalists named Believers & Achievers, eight received $500 scholarships from U.S. Bank to the college or university of their choice. The eight scholarships were presented to the Believers & Achievers who demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, participated in NSAA activities and were involved in school and community projects during their high school career.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 06/29/2016 - 1:22pm
Good things come to those who wait.
The wait was long, but the music and the environment were worth the wait.
Last Saturday evening, former Beatles drummer and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ringo Starr made his first appearance in Lincoln at the Pinewood Bowl.
This was the first stop for Ringo and his All Starr Band in Nebraska since a concert two years ago at Omaha’s CenturyLink Center.
The members of Ringo’s All-Starr Band include Richard Page, guitarist formerly of Mr. Mister, Steve Lukather, guitarist formerly of Toto, Todd Rundgren, guitarist formerly of Utopia, Gregg Rolie, key boardist and organist formerly of Santana and Journey, Gregg Bissonette, drummer formerly of the Electric Light Orchesta and the David Lee Roth Band, and Mark Rivera, saxophone, percussion, keyboards formerly of Foreigner.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 06/29/2016 - 1:21pm
Theresa Zarybnicky, a recent Diller-Odell graduate, sets up a play during the Southeast Nebraska All-Star volleyball game on June 17. Zarybnicky suited up for the East All Stars. Also playing during All Star weekend included Bailey Schroeder of Diller-Odell, another recent graduate, on the East All-Stars girls basketball team and recent Meridian graduate Jakub VanWesten, who played for the West All-Stars boys basketball team. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 06/29/2016 - 1:20pm
Greg Bakewell, seated of Omaha, a native of Endicott, and a graduate of Fairbury High School takes time to relax and talk with Lori Phelps Monday morning in front of the Endicott United Methodist Church. Bakewell is a one of the organizers of the (NUMB) Nebraska United Methodist Bike Ride For Hunger that raises money for four projects in the state of Nebraska through their bike rides. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 06/29/2016 - 1:19pm
On a warm and humid evening, both Fairbury and Marysville, Kan., Senior American Legion baseball teams had to go through four pitchers apiece, as both offenses were knocking the ball all over the field.
In the end, Fairbury out slugged Marysville, Kan., earning a 19-11 home win Saturday at Quinn Field.
Earlier this month, the Fairbury Seniors were dealt a 3-2 setback to Marysville, Kan., in opening round play of the eight-team Marysville, Kan., Seniors Baseball Tournament.
After spotting Marysville a run in the top of the first inning, Fairbury pushed across five runs in the bottom of the first taking advantage of five walks along with five hits.
The runs and hits kept piling up for Fairbury, as the home team stretched its margin to 13-4 after four innings.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 06/29/2016 - 1:19pm
FULL EXTENSION-Fairbury Juniors rightfielder Jayson Klaumann extends his arms on an incoming pitch blasting a triple in the top of the second inning in Sunday’s road battle against Tri County. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
After shaking the jitters off at the start, the Fairbury Juniors American Legion baseball team put everything together both at the plate and in the field and cruised to a 19-6 seven inning road win Sunday evening against Tri County played at Cody Park.
Benefitting from timely hitting and solid pitching, Fairbury put an end to a four-game losing streak.
Fairbury got the scoring underway in the top of the first inning scoring one run on a sacrifice fly by Cayman DeBoer.
Tri County answered back sending 13 batters to the plate in the bottom of the first scoring four runs off three Fairbury errors to grab a 4-1 lead.
Fairbury put the game in the win column with a seven-run top of the seventh inning that lasted 22 minutes.
Submitted by Trevor Gill on Wed, 06/29/2016 - 1:17pm
Our youngest is at the age where she should be walking…but she refuses. She is getting better about the assisted walking (at first she would not move and would just simply sit down), but still has no real interest in walking. I like to think this is partly due to her sisters carrying her whereever she needs to go. I use Falling Up because it reminds of this process…with every fall, every setback, progress is still being made.
I watched this process of Falling Up throughout our oldest’s first year in softball. If you simply look at the first game and the last game, much improvement was made by everyone. However, if you analyze each game, each inning, each at bat, the improvement is tougher to see.
I never played sports growing up, anything to do with hand-eye coordination was out, but I did have family and friends that I watched over the years. It’s not the same though as when you watch your son or daughter out there playing.