Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:02pm
Exercise Balls in Classrooms-- Devin Wannamaker and Jason Hughes sit on the newly acquired exercise balls during Mrs. Winters’s science class. Winters said the balls have had a favorable effect on classroom performance. Contributed Photo
Remember what classrooms looked like when you were in school? Mrs. Emily Winter’s seventh grade science class in Fairbury has made quite a jump by moving out all classroom chairs, in favor of fitness balls.
Research studies show that movement in the classroom improves mental focus, memory, and cognitive flexibility, all of which improve academic success, according to Winters.
“In addition to the academic and health benefits, the new fitness balls also help our growing number of students in the classroom with ADHD as it provides a positive outlet to release energy,” she said.
“The first day we used the balls I thought I had lost my mind,” Winters said. “But once the newness wore off the positive effects of using the balls came through.”
“I like that I can move more in class,” said 7th grader Hektor Kuzelka. Classmate Rileagh Meyers adds, “It’s more comfortable and helps me concentrate more.”
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:50am
Rock Island Train Wreck of 1918 Contributed Photo
120 Years Ago 1894
The Jefferson County Journal
William J. Bryan spoke to an audience of about 2,000 in Fairbury on the courthouse square. He was escorted by friends in a carriage parade from the depot to the Merchants Hotel, led by the band. He also spoke at the high school, drawing some local residents who visited the school for the first time. His appearance was followed by that of Thurston, with Republicans planning an even larger parade.
Fire destroyed the “old St. J. & G.I. Depot” and badly damaged the “old Ziegler Hotel building” on the north side of the square where Emahizer & Spenburg’s meat market was located, and also damaged the adjoining A.C. Laufer’s tailor shop. Editor C.Q. DeFrance of The Journal hoped a brick building would replace the hotel.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:24am
DILLER-ODELL HOMECOMING ROYALTY CAMILLE HENNERBERG AND STETSON MEYER were crowned queen and king Sept. 26th after the football game versus Pawnee City. Hennerberg is the daughter of Brian Hennerberg and Rondalin and Brett Wells. Meyer is the son of Shane and Alesha Meyer. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:22am
In their final tune-up prior to its district golf meet, Fairbury placed eighth out of 10 teams at last Friday’s Central Conference Golf Meet played in Grand Island.
The Lady Jeffs tied their best team score of year shooting a 506.
Aurora won the conference championship by 11 strokes, 376-387 over Crete.
Fairbury had no individual place in the top 10.
Senior Shyanne Adams paved the way for the Lady Jeffs placing 22nd out of 47 golfers with an 18-hole score of 109.
Madi Black finished 36th with a score of 128, Bethany Schacht fired a 129 for 37th, Evie Schwab carded a 140 for 43rd, and Ashley Griffee finished 46th with a score of 154.
“It was nice to see the girls tie their best team score on the season. We had some good nine hole rounds out of Evie Schwab, Madi Black, and Bethany Schacht,” Fairbury Lady Jeffs golf coach Jed Martin said.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:20am
MERIDIAN SENIOR BLAIR HOFSTETTER, No. 12, prepares to tip the ball over the net past the block attempt of Diller-Odell’s Katie Schultis, No. 14 in action last Thursday evening at Diller-Odell High School in Odell. Hofstetter led all Meridian hitters with a team-high 30 kills in the Lady Mustangs three-set win over the Lady Griffins. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
In a matchup of state-rated volleyball teams, Meridian by the slimmest of margins survived Diller-Odell in a hard-fought three-set match played Oct. 2nd on the Lady Griffins’ home floor in Odell.
The Class D-2 (10-4) Lady Mustangs edged the Class D-1 (15-4) Lady Griffins by scores of 18-25, 25-22, 28-26.
In the opening set, the Lady Griffins broke apart from a 5-5 tie by taking advantage of a number of Meridian hitting errors, and the strong net play of Madison Hajek, Madison Jurgens, and Josie Vitosh to go on a 7-0 run.
After a kill by Meridian’s Rylee Pieper stopped Diller-Odell’s uprising, the Lady Griffins pieced together a 6-0 run forcing Meridian to call its second timeout of the set.
Meridian could get no closer than six points, 24-18, before a kill from Josie Vitosh gave Diller-Odell the win in the first set.
Meridian seized the momentum in the second set with solid attacking and blocking at the net.