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First Thing’s First

When I was younger, my alarm sat beside my bed, and every morning I awoke to the sounds of the radio.  This went on for several years, and I’m sure most of you reading this also used to wake up to the radio.  
Up until the time of smart phones, the radio was a  common method of waking up. It went without thought, you’d wake up, lay in bed and listen to the radio for a while until you finally had to roll out of bed. I can’t speak for everyone, but I haven’t woken up to the radio in years.  
Months ago I conducted a very non-scientific poll regarding what people do first thing in the morning…not surprisingly, “check my phone” was seen over and over again.
Many people, myself included, do not have an actual alarm clock anymore, we simply use the feature on our phones.  
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Apr

Trap Team Has Solid Outing

The Fairbury Trap Team competed at the Izaak Walton League Invitational at Crete on April 16. From left to right, Mark Kroeker individual winner 20-21 yd handicap, Trap team #1 members include Tyler DeBoer, Nathaniel Stapaules, Scylar Roop, Brock Barton and Jacob Maschmann who claimed Team High Handicap Champions and Team High Overall Runnerup. Far right, Autumn Deepe 2nd place lady handicap. Also earning individual medals were Brock Barton High Overall Male Champion and High Handicap Individual, Jacob Maschmann 3rd place 22-23 yd handicap, Nathaniel Stapaules 2nd place 20-21 yd handicap.

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Apr

Meridian Has Superior Day At Superior

AIRBORNE--Meridian sophomore Rylee Pieper goes airborne over the bar on her attempt in the girls high jump at last Thursday’s Del Wicks Invite held in Superior. Pieper finished third in the event with an effort of 4’6”. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

After competing in their previous outdoor track meets in chilly, windy weather, Meridian’s track and field teams benefitted from a nice, enjoyable sunny day at last Thursday’s Del Wicks Invitational held on the Superior High School track.
By placing in 12 events, the Meridian Lady Mustangs earned the second-place plaque in the eight-team invite with a score of 72 points.
Superior took home the team championship, amassing a score of 98 points.
On the day, the Lady Mustangs did not win any individual or relay event, but they did have a trio of silver medalists.
Sophomore Erin Johnson came through with second place finishes in both the 100-meter high hurdles and the 300-meter low hurdles with times of 17.2 and 51.0.
Meridian’s 400-meter relay team of Johnson, Rylee Pieper, Bridgette Jackson, and Hailey Schafer placed runner-up to Thayer Central in a time of 55.90.
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Apr

Students Receive Academic All State Honors

HONORED--Seven Fairbury student-athletes received the Winter 2015-2016 Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association Academic All-State Award. Honorees include front (l-r) Macy Ohlde and Halle Knigge. Back (l-r) Justin Peterson, Patrick Ondrak, Trevin Likens, Paul Mach and Garret Ragland. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

The Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) has announced the student honorees of the Winter 2015-2016 Nebraska Chiropractic Association (NCPA) Academic All-State Awards.
Since 2006 this NSAA Award Program has recognized students who meet the criteria for nomination by their school in the season of their activity.
Each year the NSAA and the NCPA recognize students during Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons who are nominated by their schools for their individual academic excellence, leadership, and significant contributions in their NSAA activity.
Area high school student-athlete recipients include:
Diller-Odell
Boys Basketball-Bladen Ahl and Reese Hennerberg, Girls Basketball-Kaitlyn Schultis and Theresa Zarybnicky, Speech-Paige Arnold and Kailee Rupprecht.
Fairbury 
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Apr

SCC

Southeast Community College in Nebraska has released the names of students who earned degrees, diplomas or certificates during graduation exercises following the 2016 winter quarter.
Ceremonies were held in March for students graduating from the Lincoln and Milford campuses. 
Beatrice holds ceremonies following the spring and fall quarters.
 Receiving degrees included Erin Elizabeth Saathoff, Associate of Arts, of Diller, Phi Theta Kappa; Thomas C. Nimmich, Associate of Applied Science in Precision Machining and Automation Technology, of Fairbury.
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Apr

School lunch menu 4-25 to 29

 Fairbury Jefferson and Central Elementary Schools
 
Monday,  Apr. 25- Hamburger on Bun or Chicken Salad Sandwich or Chef Salad and Croutons or Yogurt and Cheese w/Granola, Seasoned Fries
Tuesday, Apr. 26-  Mandarin Chicken w/HMD Bread or PBJ Sandwich or Chef Salad and Crackers or Yogurt and Cheese w/Granola, Vegetable Fried Rice
Wednesday,  Apr. 27- Fiestada Pizza or Tuna Salad Sandwich or Chef Salad and Croutons or Yogurt and Cheese w/Granola, Corn
Thursday, Apr. 28- Oven Fried Chicken w/HMD Bread or Ham Sandwich or Chef Salad and Croutons or Yogurt and Cheese w/Granola, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Friday, Apr. 29- Hot Dog on Bun or Turkey Wrap or Chef Salad and Crackers or Yogurt and Cheese w/Granola, Baked Beans
 
High School
Monday,  Apr. 25- Cheeseburger on Bun or Roasted Chicken on Bun, Seasoned Fries
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Apr

Tedrow Receives Award

Norman W. Tedrow, left, was awarded a certificate for 50 years of continuous membership and service to the American Legion by Bruce Junker, Commander of Fairbury Post #24 at the April 12 meeting. (Contributed Photo)

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Apr

Fuller and Hinrichs To Wed

Tony and Donna Fuller, Blue Rapids, Kan., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Mikala Fuller, to Dylan Hinrichs, both of Manhattan, Kan. 
Dylan is the son of Bob and Monica Hinrichs of Fairbury.
Fuller graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2011, from Cloud County Community College with an Associate of Science Degree, and from Kansas State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education.
Hinrichs graduated from Fairbury High School in 2011, Cloud County Community College with an Associate of Arts Degree, and from Kansas State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education.
The wedding for the couple will take place at the First Christian Church in Marysville, Kan., on May 7, 2016 at 3 p.m. with a reception to follow at the Marysville American Legion.
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Apr

Mildred Dux

The family of Mildred Dux would like to honor her for her 90th birthday on April 30 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the Cedarwood Assisted Living Dining Room at 828 22nd St., in Fairbury. Cake and refreshments. 
If you can’t be there please send her a card to Apt. 229 at Cedarwood. 
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Apr

Pastor Mike and Mary Kaye Mcdonald

Please join us as we celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary on April 30, 2016 at Coffee House Ministries, 513 E Street in Fairbury from 2-4 p.m. 

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