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Norm Balderson

The family of Norm Balderson would like to honor him with a card shower for his 80th Birthday.

He was born Sept. 14, 1933.

He and his wife live in Diller.

Children are Randy (Rhonda) Balderson, Kathleen (Robert) Bybee, and Mikel (Rhonda) Balderson.

Cards may be sent to P.O. Box 87, Diller, NE 68342.

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Kipton Micah Kumpf

Cameron and Jenny (Jordening) Kumpf of Fairbury, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Kipton Micah Kumpf, born Aug. 20, 2013 weighing 8 pounds and 1 ounce. He was welcomed home by big brother, Kolton and big sister, Kenzie. Grandparents are Todd and Robin Jordening of Fairbury, and Steve and Becky of Osceola, Neb. Great-grandparents are Dallas and Ruby Niederklein of Tobias, Phyllis Jordening of Fairbury, Jean Reese of Osceola, and Millie Liss of Shelby, Neb.

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Grace May Meyer

Ethan and Sarah (Mach) Meyer are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Grace May Meyer, born Aug. 16, 2013, weighing 8 pounds, 15 ounces, and 20 inches long. Grandparents are Keith and Mary Mach of Fairbury, and Jeff and Beverly Meyer of Fairbury. Great-grandparents are John Buchanan of Fountain Hills, Ariz., and Richard Meyer of Fairbury.

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Gaston and DeBoer To Recite Vows Sept. 28

Dan and Deb DeBoer of Fairbury are excited to announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole DeBoer, to Jeffrey Gaston, son of Dennis Gaston of Fairbury and Peggy Galloway of Beatrice.

DeBoer graduated from Fairbury High School in 2008. She then attended Southeast Community College in Beatrice and earned her degree in Business Administration-Accounting in 2010. She is currently employed with Blue Valley Community Action in Fairbury as a Bookkeeper.

Gaston graduated from Fairbury High School in 2005. He received his degree in Non-Destructive Testing Technologies from Southeast Community College of Milford in 2008. He is currently employed with MetalQuest Unlimited in Hebron as a Quality Assurance Team Leader.

Nicole and Jeff are to be married at the American Lutheran Church in Fairbury on Sept. 28, 2013.

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Eickmann Suffers Injury

Photo caption: Diller-Odell Junior Marcus Eickmann is attended to on the field after he suffered a broken arm as he was stopped behind the line of scrimmage and thrown to the ground after the whistle had blown.

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Harriers Open Season at Beatrice

Over 100 runners took to the hills and straightaways at last Thursdays Beatice Cross Country Invitational.

Tri Countys girls had two competitors run in the 5,000-meter race.

Eryn Husband placed 15th out of 41 runners with a time of 24:16 and Kate Likens finished 19th in a time of 24:48.

On the boys side, the Trojans finished sixth in the team race with a score of 112 points.

Waverly was the team champion recording a score of 18 points.

Weston Edmond paced Tri County earning 31st place in a time of 20:54, Tyler Haake was 43rd at 22:36, William Stokebrand placed 57th in 29:55 and Hunter Ramer claimed 58th in a time of 31:33.

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Fairbury Runners Start Strong at Superior

Fairburys cross country runners began the season Sept. 5 with a solid showing at the Superior Elks Invite held on the Superior Country Club golf course.

The Jeffs placed fourth out of 10 teams, scoring 67 points.

Grand Island Central Catholic claimed the team title with a score of 34 points.

A pair of Jeffs brought home medals from Superior, including Jonathan Fletcher who placed sixth in a time of 20:02.7, and Trey Forney finished 10th with a time of 20:34.0.

Additional top six runners for Fairbury included Samuel Netherton, 23rd, Alex Plummer, 28th, Jorge Barrera, 30th, and Erik Hart, 37th.

Fairbury cross country coach Kristi Peterson was pleased with the performances by a number of runners.

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Meridian Netters Lose In Five Sets

Fans got their moneys worth in last Thursdays Meridian-Silver Lake match played at Roseland.

Silver Lake outlasted Meridian on their home court by scores of 12-25, 25-23, 23-25, 25-11, and 15-13.

As a team, Meridian had 10 ace serves led by Allison Klipp and Ann Endorf each with three aces.

Meridian had 35 kills in the five-set match, while putting up 208 attacks total.

Blair Hofstetter and Becca Taylor were 1-2 in kills for the Lady Mustangs attackers with 12 and seven, respectively.

Hofstetter put up a team-high eight blocks for the Lady Mustangs.

Twenty-one set assists were handed out by Miranda Johnson.

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Vetter, Kroeker Medal at York Golf Invitational

Competing in their third invite of the season, Fairbury had a pair of golfers bring home medals from the York Invitational played on the York Country Club golf course Sept. 5.

Anna Vetter and Sierra Kroeker each placed in the top 15 individually for the Lady Jeffs.

Vetter earned the seventh place medal with an 18-hole score of 106 and Kroeker claimed the 13th place medal with a score of 111 for 18 holes.

Shyanne Adams was three strokes away from a medal shooting a score of 116.

Aurora was the team champion with a score of 428, along with three medalists.

Fairbury did not field a full team on the day but Fairbury Lady Jeffs golf coach Jed Martin was pleased with the team leaving the invite with two medalists.

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Lady Griffins Begin Season at Freeman Invite

Diller-Odells Lady Griffins volleyball team took to the court last week competing in the two-day Freeman Invitational held at Freeman High School in Adams.

In Pool A play last Thursday, the Lady Griffins split their two matches.

Diller-Odell opened the invite losing in straight sets to Friend 16-25, 20-25.

The Lady Griffins bounced back and defeated Parkview Christian 25-11, 25-16 in their second pool play match.

On Saturday, Diller-Odell dropped its first Pool A match to Freeman by scores of 24-26, 15-25.

In their final match of the invite, the Lady Griffins lost in three sets to Elmwood-Murdock 10-25, 25-20, 17-25.

Friend topped Sterling in the championship to win the 10-team invite by scores of 25-21, 20-25, 25-12.

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