Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 09/22/2015 - 12:30pm
Joyce LaVonne Jones was born on October 12th, 1945 in Fairbury Nebraska. She passed away on September 18th, 2015, at the age of 69, after a courageous 20-year battle with MS. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Charles Jones of Hickman (formerly Fairbury), her daughter, Tina Carstensen and husband Dan, her three grandsons, Kadan, Gavin, and Evan, all of Lincoln, and her father, Dean Seifert, of Clyde, KS, all of whom will miss her dearly.
Services will be held at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home at 11:00 am on Monday, September 28th, 2015, with a reception following. A memorial fund has been set up for the family. b
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Mon, 09/21/2015 - 4:13pm
Angeline (Angie) Frerichs Weers, 73 of Diller, NE passed away September 20, 2015 at her home. She was born on July 26, 1942 at Beatrice, NE.
Survivors are husband Robert, sons Brian (Kendra K.) Weers, Darin (Kendra) Weers all of Diller, 5 Grandchildren, sisters Bernice (Sylvester) Ullman of Lincoln, and Dorothy (Dale) Schroeder of DeWitt, NE.
Services will be Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Diller with Pastor Mark Liscom officiating.
Burial will be in Prairie Home Cemetery, Diller and memorials will go to the Family’s Choice. The family will greet friends Wednesday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Mon, 09/21/2015 - 8:26am
Carol J. Rafert, age 76, of rural Tobias, NE passed away Friday, September 18, 2015 at her home. Cremation has taken place and there will be private family services at a later date. Carol was born near Ohiowa, NE on December 26, 1938 and graduated from Tobias High School in 1956. She was also a member of Zion Lutheran Church, rural Tobias, NE. She is survived by her husband, Carl of Tobias; Son Craig & wife Lisa Rafert of Sutton, NE; daughters Christi Aude and husband Curtis of Tobias, NE, Caylene Wolfe and husband Kevin of Tobias, NE, Candi Nolte and husband Tony of Daykin, NE, Cari Zimmerman and husband Darrin of Lincoln, NE; sister Darlene Most and husband Morley of Ohiowa, NE; 12 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Memorials are directed to the family for later designation. Farmer & Son Funeral Home of Geneva was in charge of the arrangements.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Thu, 09/17/2015 - 8:21am
Going “Back to the Future” looks pretty good, especially when it involves the 2015 Fairbury High School Homecoming activities. Homecoming kicked off this week with a convocation at the junior-senior high school, which introduced Homecoming candidates and Miss Fairbury Jeff contestants.
The Homecoming Court includes seniors Paige Eden, Brooke Eisenhauer, Makayla Fletcher, Halle Knigge, Josey Zabokrtsky, Alfred Davis, Justyn Franklin, Lane Mclain, Trevin Likens, Nathaniel Stapaules.
Miss Fairbury Jeff candidates are “Regina” Ryan Umland, “Christina” Christian Lufkin, “Tiffany” Tyler Bray and “Paulette” Paul Lawrence.
Dress-Up Days highlighted Spirit Week at the junior-senior high school with each class dressing for a specific decade and will end with the usual School Spirit Day on Thursday.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/16/2015 - 2:37pm
TAKEDOWN--Brenth Hirsch (No. 11) and Jacob Johnson (No. 22) brings down Dallas Yates (No. 82) of Auburn during varsity football action on Friday, Sept. 11 at Fairbury. (Photo by Fred Arnold, Jr./www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Friday's home football game for the Jeffs versus Auburn was an emotional roller coaster.
After being down at half by four points, Fairbury wore down Auburn's defense in the second half exploding for 40 points en route to an impressive, 46-17 win.
Auburn scored the first points of the game in the second quarter on a two-yard run.
With 3:32 left in the first half, Fairbury scored its initial touchdown on a one-yard run from Jacob Johnson.
The PAT kick was no good leaving Auburn with a 7-6 lead.
Late in the second quarter, Auburn stretched its lead to 10-6 on a successful 29-yard field goal.
Following halftime, Fairbury's offense took charge scoring a pair of third quarter touchdowns on a 24-yard run by Adam Wasserman. Fairbury tacked on the two-point pass conversion from Wasserman to Patrick Ondrak.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/16/2015 - 2:35pm
Diller-Odell and Falls City Sacred Heart fans were treated to a thrilling five-set match last Tuesday.
The Class D-1 top-rated Lady Griffins coming off a second place finish in the eight-team Freeman Invite put together a great finish to earn a 18-25, 25-20, 26-24, 14-25, 15-9 home win over previously undefeated (4-1) Sacred Heart.
Both Pioneer Conference squads performed at a high level in the early-season match-up.
With the match tied at two sets apiece, Diller-Odell stayed focused and pulled together as a team to win the decisive fifth set by six points to improve to 4-1 on the season.
“This was a great win for us. Sacred Heart is the best team we have seen this year,”replied Lady Griffins coach Kandice Jurgens.
“We still struggled with consistency but the girls were able to pull together as a team when we were down and found a way to come out on top,”stated Jurgens.