Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/04/2015 - 12:54pm
HOME--Fairbury sophomore Britney Scheetz (No. 3) bumps the ball to the front row during action in the Lady Jeffs’ home finale on Oct. 27 versus Falls City. Scheetz had 23 assists in the game. The Lady Jeffs were defeated in four sets, 25-14, 25-17, 20-25, 25-11. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Playing at home for the final time this season last Tuesday evening, Fairbury could not find a way to slow down Falls City at the net with its tipping and front row dinks.
As a result, the Lady Jeffs were beaten in four sets by the Lady Tigers, 25-14, 25-17, 20-25, 25-11.
Two kills by the Lady Jeffs' Jessa Eden in between a Fairbury service error kept Fairbury within nine points, 15-6.
Following a timeout by Fairbury, the Lady Jeffs scored their eighth and ninth points off a double hit by the Lady Tigers and an ace serve from Jessa Eden.
Falls City reached set point, 24-12 off a Fairbury service error.
The Lady Jeffs forced Falls City to call timeout after back-to-back ace serves by Paige Eden cut the deficit to 24-14.
A hitting error by Fairbury gave Falls City the opening set.
Serve receive and hitting errors hampered Fairbury in the second set.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/04/2015 - 12:50pm
OUTSTANDING--Twenty one students from area schools were honored at the Optimist Youth Appreciation Dinner on Sunday. Front Row (l-r): Kelsey Crawford, Jessica Goodwin, Alex Jantzen and Jacob Lawrence Hutchinson. Second row (l-r): Alfred Davis, Paul Lawrence, Colton Fangmeier, Kylea Hintz, Madison Mumm and Simon Wiedel. Back row (l-r): Tyler Klecan, McKehna Bartels, Jordan Daniels, Brooke Massa and Joshua Traynor. Not Pictured: Isabella Kenley, Lindsay Lee, Patrick Meyer, Zachary Reiman, Justice Welbert and Colleen Mertel. (Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
The Fairbury Optimist Club recognized outstanding area youth at their annual Youth Appreciation Week Dinner held Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 at the Fairbury Elks lodge.
Students were selected by the guidance counselors at Diller-Odell, Fairbury, Meridian, Thayer Central and Tri County High Schools.
The keynote address was delivered by Clayton Hergott, Thayer County farmer, auctioneer, accountant, farm safety activist and TV celebrity having recently been featured on Lincoln station 10/11 Lance’s Journal.
Although he was born with a disability which confines him to a wheelchair, Hergott maintains a herd of about 40 registered cattle. He was instrumental in instituting a Farm Safety Day Camp for children in Thayer County.
Hergott explained to the audience the definitions of “challenge” and of “opportunity” and encouraged the students to learn the difference and seek opportunities in their personal challenges in their lives.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/04/2015 - 8:14am
On November 4, 2015, a Deputy with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was approximately 4 miles north of Fairbury Nebraska. At this time he clocked a vehicle at an estimated speed of 82 m.p.h. in a posted 60 m.p.h. zone. The vehicle which was a pickup truck refused to stop for the Deputy and a pursuit ensued. This pursuit continued south through the city of Fairbury exceeding speeds of 90 m.p.h. south on Highway 15. Members of the Fairbury Police Department became involved at this time and pursued the vehicle along with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office south on Highway 15. The vehicle being pursued continued to exceed speed limits of 90 m.p.h. and was driving in a reckless and erratic manner. Law Enforcement officials pursued the vehicle into Kansas and obtained the assistance of the Washington County Kansas Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle went off the roadway nine miles into Kansas and the pursuit was ended.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 11/03/2015 - 9:28am
John Edward Middendorf, 69, of Lincoln NE passed away on October 31, 2015. John was born in Bruning NE.John is survived by his four children, Todd Haverkamp, Kami (Dana) Eiler, Shannon (Terry) Conley, and Jason (Mandy) Middendorf, all of Lincoln. Grandchildren Contessa and Ryker Eiler, Sylis Conley, and Brayden Middendorf. Sisters June Ricards and Jan Storzer. John is preceded in death by his wife, and parents. Celebration of Life service, 5pm Sunday, November 8, 2015. Faith Bible Church, Lincoln NE. Reception to follow. No graveside service. Condolences to www.aspenaftercare.com.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:56pm
LaVerna Mae Barnhart (née Shortridge), 88, was born September 11, 1927 in Reynolds. She passed away on Oct. 29.
A Graveside Service is planned for 1:00 p.m., Saturday November 7, 2015 at the Grandview Cemetery in Fort Collins, CO. The service will be followed by a Celebration of Life at the Drake Center, 802 W Drake Road, Fort Collins from 2:30 – 5:30 pm.
Contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or to the charity of your choice in care of Bohlender Funeral Chapel, 121 W. Olive, Fort Collins, Colorado 80524. Flowers may be sent to the Drake Center on Saturday after 1 pm. Friends may send condolences to the family at bohlenderfuneralchapel.com.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:54pm
John C. Swanson, 74, of Lincoln, passed away on October 26, 2015, in Everett, Washington.John is survived by his daughter Jodie Cameron of Lincoln, sons Jason and Joshua Swanson of Everett, Washington, daughter Tana of Arlington, Washington, sisters Janice and husband Bruce Churchill of Swanton, and Anna Marie Cejka of Lincoln. He also had 5 grandsons and 2 granddaughters and many, many friends.
Friends and Family are invited to his celebration of life ceremony, held on Saturday, Nov 7th, 1 pm at the American Legion in Swanton, Nebraska. John was a T-shirt and jeans kind of guy, please wear your favorite sports team or vintage rock and roll t-shirt in his memory. Online condolences may be left at JandJCameron@Aol.com or mailed to his family at 6151 NW 2nd Circle #211, Lincoln, NE 68521.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:52pm
William “Bill” A. Muller 85 of Fairbury, NE. passed away November 1, 2015 in Fairbury. He was a Korean War Army Veteran. Survivors are Wife: Lois Muller of Fairbury, Children: Joyce (Phillip) Ambrose of Jansen, Keith (Lori L.) Muller of Wilber, Joan ( Lawrence) Warnke of Fairbury, Scott (Lori A) Muller of Lincoln, 13 Grandchildren, 17 Great Grandchildren, one Great Great Grandchild, Sister: Elizabeth (Pat) L’Ecuyer of Morrowville, KS. Services will be at 10:30 am Thursday November 5, 2015 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Fairbury. Rosary will be Wednesday November 4th at 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Beatrice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements. Find us at gerdesmeyerfh.com.