Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/11/2015 - 10:41am
American Bikers Aiming Towards Education (ABATE), District #7, had their Annual Toy Run Chili Feed recently. They raised $7,146.92 to go to Blue Valley Community Action in the surrounding areas as well as nine boxes of toys. (Contributed Photo)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/11/2015 - 10:25am
Oct. 30: Assisted Fairbury Police Department with a harassment protection order.
Nov. 1: Death investigation in Fairbury.
Nov. 2: Arrest of subject that failed to verify as a sex offender registry.
Nov. 2: Report of two missing black angus calves.
Nov. 2: Brandon E. Blake was northbound in a 2008 Mack Truck on 566 Ave., approaching a left-hand curve in the road. He stated he observed an east-bound truck on 711 Road entering the curve. He steered to the right to avoid collision with the other truck when he felt the vehicle pull to the right due to the loose gravel on the shoulder of the road. He was able to keep the truck on the road, but the trailer slid further into the ditch and rolled onto its right side, causing $5,000 of damage.
Nov. 3: Pursuit began north of Fairbury and ended 10 miles south of the Kansas/Nebraska state line in Washington County, Kan.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/11/2015 - 10:23am
BLOCKED ACCESS--Bailey Schroeder (No. 12) and Katie Schultis (No. 14) shut down Kaitlynn Simon (No. 9) of Johnson-Brock during sub-district action last week in Auburn. (Photo by Darrell Wellman/Nemaha County Herald)
Having played each other in three previous matches this season, both Diller-Odell and Johnson-Brock know each other quite well.
Last Tuesday evening the Lady Griffins and Lady Eagles meet on the court for the fourth time.
This time the stakes were at their highest, as the two Class D-1 state-rated squads battled in the Class D1-1 Subdistrict Volleyball Final played at Auburn High School.
Heading into the subdistrict final, Johnson-Brock had defeated Diller-Odell in two of the previous three matches. The latest being winning the Pioneer Conference title match over the Lady Griffins on Oct. 23rd.
Diller-Odell put forth a complete team effort relying on strong hitting, serving, and blocking to defeat Johnson-Brock by scores of 25-23, 25-15, 25-20.
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.