Jeffs Third Place At Conference Golf Invite

It turned out to be a good day on the links for Fairbury, as the Jeffs competed in its final Central Conference golf meet played on the Poco Golf Course in Aurora on Friday.
The Jeffs came through with a third place team finish in the 10-team field shooting a score of 341.
Seward won the Central Conference golf title with a score of 329, while Aurora was runner-up firing a 339.
Fairbury had a pair of conference medalists that finished in the top 15.
Senior Nick Christiansen led the way for the Jeffs earning the sixth place medal with an 18-hole score of 79.
Junior Justin Peterson finished with the 12th place medal firing an 18-hole score of 85.
Sophomore Zach Reikofski lost on a count back for a medal finishing 16th with an 18-hole score of 88.
Robby Meyer concluded his play on the day just one stroke back of a medal with an 18-hole score of 89.
Anthony Moyer’s 18-hole of 120 was not figured into the team score for the Jeffs.


Goodbye To A Colleague

Being part of the media business for over 24 years I have had the opportunity to work with and along side many outstanding colleagues who covered sports both at the high school and college level.
No one person that I've been around ever took her job more seriously than Jane White the editor of the Wilber Republican, and former sports editor for the Beatrice Daily Sun.
Jane began her career in the journalism field at the Fairbury Journal-News from 1987-1990 covering news and sports.
Last Thursday not only myself but numerous colleagues at newspapers across the state of Nebraska lost a truly remarkable and gifted photo-journalist.
Jane passed away at Bryan West Hospital in Lincoln, she was just 51 years old.
It was a total shock when I heard of her passing. My wife, Lori, is the one who told me the heart-breaking news, as she called Jane's cell phone only to be told by a cousin that she had passed away.

Jeffs, Lady Jeffs Prep For Districts, State

LET IT FLY--Above: Fairbury junior Mary Lawrence follows through with her release of the discus in girls discus final Saturday at the Central Conference Track Meet. (Photo by Jim Phelps/

Even though both Fairbury track and field teams didn’t finish high in the team races, both Fairbury track coaches were extremely pleased with the performances of a number of competitors against elite individuals and teams Saturday at the Central Conference Track and Field Meet held on the Fairbury Jr-Sr. High School track.
The Lady Jeffs responded to the big stage of hosting the Central Conference track and field meet by scoring 21 team points to finish seventh in a strong 10-team field.
Grand Island Northwest won the girls conference team title, amassing a score of 135.83 points.

Blazer, Trail staffs win state medals; Novotny earns gold

​Halle Knigge, Brooke Eisenhauer, Michaela Bartels, Patrick Ondrak, Tanner Novotny, Shaye Stall, Mary Lawrence and Paige Patton. 
Five journalism students brought home medals from the NSAA State Journalism Competition Monday, April 25.
The competition provides an avenue for journalism students across the state to compete in timed competitions to determine top finishers in 21 events.
The publications department had nine students qualify to compete in the competition with five bringing home medals in four different categories including a State Champion and State Runner-up.
Tanner Novotny brought home the gold in Sports News Writing and Mary Lawrence finished runner-up in Photo Illustration.  In addition to these top two performances, Paige Patton placed third in Yearbook Feature Writing; Shaye Stall placed fourth in Newspaper Layout; and Partrick Ondrak finished fifth in Sports News Writing.

Club News

Ladies Elks
Ladies Elks card party was held Tuesday May 2, 2016.
High in Bridge Jean Schleif, 2nd Glenda Junher, 3rd Sherrie Brandenburg.
High in Pinochle Lois Gentzler, 2nd Jeannie Meininger, 3rd Fern Sell.
This was the last evening card party and will begin again September 6, 2016.


School lunch menu 5-16

Fairbury High School
Monday, May. 16- Jeff Chef, Special Selection
Tuesday, May. 17- Jeff Chef, Special Selection
Wednesday, May. 18- Noon Dismissal

Diller-Odell Elementary Schools
Monday, May. 16- Cook’s Choice
Tuesday, May. 17- Early Dismissal

Diller-Odell High Schools
Monday, May. 16- Cook’s Choice
Tuesday, May. 17- Early Dismissal

Meridian Schools
Monday, May. 16- Turkey Deli Sandwich, Corn
Tuesday, May. 17- Chicken Fajitas, Spanish Rice, Green Beans
Wednesday, May. 18- Chicken Monte Carlo Sandwich, French Fries
Thursday, May. 19- Cook’s Choice

Tri-County Schools
Monday, May. 16- Sandwiches, Vegetables, Apples & Oranges, Cookies
Tuesday, May. 17- Hot Dog, Potato Chips, Fruit Cup, Relish
Wednesday, May. 18- Early Dismissal
Thursday, May. 19- No School
Friday, May. 20- No School


Art Guild

Jefferson County Art Guild met on Monday, April 25th at the Burkley Center for a carry in supper followed by ANAC((Association of Nebraska Art Clubs) judging. In photo: Connie Schouboe, guest judge picked seven artistic works that will be entered in the statewide competition in McCook, Nebraska, June 8-11.
The artists and their works are as follows: Sherry Joubert-Ink flowers on tile and sculptured clay planter; Lucky Stradley-Live cast wall hanging and a set of epoxy sculptured ladies; Utha Furrow-Longhorn cattle painting; Joyce Prince-Drip art on black canvas; Jeanette Bangert-Soft pastel cat painting. (Contributed Photo)


Preschool Learning Center Gets Visit From Bee Farmer

Busy Bees: (l-r), Bella Lytle, Luna Gouin, Dream Johnson, Makenna Haddan, Bennet Hackler, Westin Dux, Layla Brown and (back), bee farmer Bill Glenn. (Contributed Photo)

Little Einsteins: (l-r), Berlyn Gouin, Paige Garst, Braxton Davis, Keeton Warnke, Eli Keyser, bee farmer Bill Glenn, Liam goeking, Chole, Tatum Goeking. (Contributed Photo)


Bohman and Mary Elizabeth Kunc

Bohman and Mary Elizabeth Kunc of Salina were married May 20, 1951. They will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-4pm Sunday May 22.2016 at Eaglecrest Retirement Center 1501 E. Magnolia Road, Salina.
Hosting the event will be their children Janice and Steve Maupin of Humble, Texas, and son Erlyn Kunc of Wichita. The couple has one grand daughter JaNa Maupin of Galveston.
Bohman is a retired farmer and rural mail carrier and Mary is retired from school teaching.
They request no gifts.



Sheriff's Report:
April 27: Report of a possible scam in rural Fairbury.
May 5: Subject arrested for domestic assault.
May 5: Vandalism in Plymouth.
Police Report:
April 18: Juvenile complaint
April 24: Report of a theft in the 1400 block of K Street.
April 25: Report of criminal mischief in the 1100 block of Fifth Street.
April 28: Report of vandalism in the 800 block of 22nd Street.
April 28: Check welfare in the 900 block of F Street.
April 29: Report of possible stolen property.
April 29: Vehicle was towed in the 1500 block of L Street.
April 30: Report of a disturbance in the 300 block of H Street.
April 30: Report of a burglary in the 800 block of H Street.
May 1: Found property in Fairbury.
May 1: Welfare check in Fairbury.