Kara Riggle, a senior at Fairbury Junior-Senior High School, has been selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship awarded by the Nebraska Association of County Officials (NACO). Twelve $1,000 scholarships were awarded to the children and stepchildren of Nebraska county officials and employees.
The scholarship may be used for any costs associated with continuing education including, but not limited to, tuition, books, fees, and room and board. Recipients of the scholarship were selected through an examination of achievements in academics, co-curricular activities and life activities, as well as the submission of an essay entitled The Importance of County Government in Nebraska. Recipients must attend a post-high school educational institution located within the state of Nebraska.
On April 16, 17 and 18, the local Fairbury Skills USA chapter took part in the annual Skills USA leadership Conference that was held in Omaha.
This year 12 boys competed and entered various Skills related events.
This year the following boys took part in a 3 day conference and competed with other area schools all over the state of Nebraska.: Bryce Schouboe, Aaron Williams, Zach Snyder, Jared Herman, Gabe Dux, Kyle Bauer, Brett Wanamaker, Aiden Burkitt, Dalton Hinrichs, Chris Fisher, Alxzandr Allsman, and Zach Pearce.
Competitions entered this year included Bryce Schoube with Health Knowledge Bowl and mouse trap vehicle, Reed Williams with bridge building and Mobile Robotics, Zach Snyder in Mobile Robotics, Jared Herman with Power Equipment Technology placing 3rd in the state of Nebraska in engines and mouse trap vehicles.
LINCOLN The U.S. Marshals Metro Fugitive Task Force, along with state and local law enforcement officers, joined together Wednesday to account for 94 registered sex offenders in Custer, Sherman, Valley, Nance, Boone, Howard and Greeley counties. Participating agencies included the seven counties previously listed, the MFTF and the Nebraska State Patrol.
The goal was to ensure the states sex offenders are living and working where they are reporting and to gain compliance or arrest any who were not in compliance. The teams also focused their attention on arresting any violent fugitives living in the communities.
Fast & Furious is this years theme for the Diller Picnic and it is going to be a huge celebration in Diller!
So mark your calendars for the 118thAnnual Diller Picnic to take place July 4 to 6. Plan to attend.
Its a family affair with events like the tractor pull, carnival, mud drags, kids one mile fun run and so much more.
Kick off the Fourth of July weekend on Thursday and bring your kids to the Midway by Thomas D. Thomas Shows. Also, starting at 7 p.m., will be the Nebraska Bush Pullers Tractor Pull located at the south end of Diller. This high action event is guaranteed to be a thrill for the family. There will be beverages and food available on the grounds.
Come back on Friday night at 7 p.m. for a new entertaining and comedic event, the Redneck Farm Olympics. This event is sponsored by the Field Sports Bar of Diller and will consist of Co-ed teams comprised of three men and three women.
April 24: Donald P. Wegener, and Lucy A. Wegener to Donald P. Wegener Living Trust, Donald P. Wegener; Trustee, and Lucy A. Wegener; Trustee: SE of 2-2-3.
April 24: Donald P. Wegener, and Lucy A. Wegener to Lucy A. Wegener Living Trust, Lucy A. Wegener; Trustee, and Donald P. Wegener; Trustee: Lot 8 in Block 9, Vieselmeyer Addition of Hebron, Thayer County, Nebraska.
April 24: Donald P. Wegener to Donald P. Wegener Living Trust; Donald P. Wegener; Trustee, and Lucy A. Wegener; Trustee: NW of 34-3-3.
April 24: Nathan M. Schardt, and Robin L. Schardt to Nathan M. Schardt: W of NE of 15-4-4.
April 24: Leroy W. Othling, and Earlene J. Othling to Jean Schmidt, and Sheila Othling Badge: Lot 7, 8 in Block 12, HJ Struves 2nd Addition of Deshler, Thayer County, Nebraska (subject to life estate.)
Photo caption: Cover of a booklet about The Hebron May 9, 1953 Tornado showing Lincoln Avenue.
This week is a time to thoughtfully reflect back 61-years ago, when a violent tornado tore through Hebron on the evening of May 9, 1953; the deadliest twister in Thayer County history. Rated an F-3 on, what formerly was called the Fujita Scale, its 209 mph winds today would be calculated an EF-5 on the updated tornado scale, now known as the Enhanced Fujita Scale.
Tragically, the 1953 Hebron tornado caused five deaths, 80 injuries and $2.5 million in damages, including severe damage to the former tower atop the Thayer County courthouse and several downtown Hebron businesses.
Thayer County is rated seventh in the country in tornado frequency and Fillmore County is fourth. Thats amazing, and should make people more aware and more prone to take appropriate action during Tornado Watches and Warnings, said Bill McPherson, Thayer County Emergency Manager.
Photo caption: Photo by Cynthia Scheer,The Fairbury Journal-NewsFORMER DAYKIN RESIDENTS-Hazel Schmidt and Alene Endorf were born and raised in Daykin and remained active in the community until they moved to Fairbury. Endorf, right, had a Daykin address for 97 years.
For decades Daykin was home to Alene Endorf and Hazel Schmidt. They knew the town back when children walked to country school and doctors made house calls. They lived near Daykin during the Great Depression and the Dirty Thirtys. From the town picnics to the quilting clubs, the sisters spent much of their lives together in and around Daykin.
I couldn't think of anything nicer than living in Daykin, Endorf said.