Photo caption: MERIDIAN JUNIOR BLAIR HOFSTETTER sails over a hurdle in her lane during Saturdays final of the Class D Girls 300-Meter Low Hurdles run on the Omaha Burke Stadium track. Hofstetter secured the eighth place medal in the race finishing in a time of 50.51. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News, these photos can be purchased at fairburyjournalnews.com
Blair Hofstetter was the lone medalist for Meridian High School this past weekend at the two-day NSAA State Track and Field Championships held at Omaha Burke Stadium.
Hofstetter, a junior earned the eighth place medal Saturday afternoon in the Class D Girls 300-Meter Low Hurdles final posting a time of 50.51.
Friday afternoon, Hofstetter qualified for Saturdays final by finishing third in her heat of the prelims in a time of 48.23.
Photo caption: FAIRBURY SENIOR PAIGE HUSA unleashes the discus in Fridays Class B Girls Discus final at Burke Stadium in Omaha. Husa came away with the silver medal in the discus event with a throw of 1361. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News, these photos can be purchased at fairburyjournalnews.com
Facing tough competition from across the state in Class B, Fairbury senior Paige Husa came oh-so-close to winning an individual state title at this past weekends NSAA State Track and Field Championships held at Omaha Burke Stadium.
Husa competing in the Class B Girls Discus was edged out of the gold medal by York sophomore Jordyn Stearns.
Stearns won the discus event on Friday afternoon with a throw of 1374, while Husa finished runner-up recording a distance of 1361.
In Husas career she has won three state medals in the discus. Placing third as sophomore, and finishing second last year as a junior.
Photo caption: DILLER-ODELL JUNIOR STETSON MEYER goes airborne over the bar on his attempt at 63 in the Class D Boys High Jump event Friday morning at Omaha Burke Stadium. Meyer went on to clear 66 and win the gold medal for the Griffins. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News, these photos can be purchased at fairburyjournalnews.com
Sometimes putting pressure on ones self can hinder an outcome.
That was not the case for Diller-Odells Stetson Meyer, as the junior won the Class D Boys High Jump clearing the bar at 66 tying his personal best mark Friday morning at the NSAA State Track and Field Championships held at Omaha Burke Stadium.
Last year, Meyer placed third in the Class D Boys High Jump soaring to a height of 62.
This was the first individual state gold medalist for Diller-Odell since Kody Inderlied won the Class D Boys 100-Meter Dash in 2005.
Stetson Meyer was pleased in winning the gold medal which was a goal of his.
Photo caption: For decades a lighted sign along highway 136 & K Street pointed the way to downtown Fairbury. It was removed sometime in the 1980s. Above are Fairbury youth Terry Terrill, right, Tom Hartley shown in front of the sign probably in the early 1960s.Contributed Photo
120 Years Ago
The Fairbury Gazette
Samuel Nott, of Hartford, began railroad life in 1833, 61 years ago. He is now the oldest living railroad man in the New England States.
Bone meal will make your plants bloom, blue grass grow, hens lay, and as a fertilizer-it has no equal.
110 Years Ago
The Fairbury Journal
Clock-tinker Curtis appeared in Fairbury. Wearing a tall silk hat, he pushed a wheelbarrow full of decrepit clocks.
Editor W.F. Cramb took a vacation to the Worlds Fair in St. Luis, Mo.
May 14: Estate of Nadine F. Kriesel to Carolyn J. Tate, Phyllis M. Kreisel and L. Kent Kriesel: An undivided one-third interest each in NE1/4 of 23-2-1; NW1/4 of 23-2-1.
May 14: Estate of Roy D. Kendall to Cynthia S. Kendall: A portion of the S1/2 SE1/4 of 10-3-4; N1/2 SE1/4 of 10-3-4; an undivided one-half interest in NE1/4 of 15-3-4; S1/2 SE1/4 of 10-3-4; S1/2 SW1/4 of 10-3-4; NW1/4 of 15-3-4.
May 14: Wade W. Lewis and Jennifer L. Lewis to Preston Forney and Patricia Forney: L9-12, B12 and B16 of Original Town of Endicott.
May 16: Gregory S. Neemann and Melissa L. Neemann to Joe W. Bowlin: S95' of L9, B3 of Bailey and Christian's Subdivision of Fairbury.
May 16: Estate of Norman A. Medina to Kevin Trimm: L11, B5 of Bailey and Christian's Subdivision to the City of Fairbury.
G & S Pumping, LLC, of Fairbury, v. Jim Johnson, of Fairbury: G & S Pumping requests $400 for services provided in May or June 2013. Judgement awarded to G & S Pumping for interest and costs.
Charles F. Holper, of Clay Center, Kan.: Attempt of a class 3A or class 4 felony on June 2, 2011, class 1 misdemeanor, pleaded no contest, found guilty, sentenced to 90 days in jail with credit for 65 days served. One charge was dropped.
Isaac Neher, of Beatrice: Criminal mischief $500-$1,500 on Nov. 22, 2013, class 1 misdemeanor, pleaded not guilty, found guilty, sentenced to 12 months of probation and $2,633.13 in restitution.
May 15: John P. Speth, of Steele City, was driving a 2005 Chrysler west on Highway 8 about 1/4 of a mile east of Endicott when the vehicle collided with a deer. No damage estimate available.
May 15: Report of a theft in rural Plymouth.
May 15: Report of a motorist assist stop in the 800 block of 10th Street in Fairbury in which the driver was a convicted felon in possession of a deadly weapon and was arrested. The passenger was found to be a felon and was also arrested.
May 16: Report of a male cited for driving under suspension on Highway 136.
May 16: Kenneth D. Chappell, of Fairbury, was driving a 2004 Buick on Highway 136 near Scott Street when the vehicle collided with a deer. Damages were estimated at $1,200.
May 17: Report of a female arrested on 578 Ave. for driving under the influence of alcohol, minor in possession of alcohol, and open alcohol container.
May 14: Report of an alarm in the 500 block of E Street.
May 14: Robert J. Bower, of Fairbury, was backing a 1999 Ford pickup truck at the McDonald's drive thru when the vehicle collided with a 2008 Chevrolet driven by Tammie Kelch, of Beatrice. Damages to Kelch's vehicle were estimated at $1,000. There were no damages to Bower's vehicle.
May 18: Report of criminal mischief in the 800 block of H Street.
May 19: Report of suspicious activity in the 1100 block of A Street.
May 19: Report of a disturbance in the 900 block of C Street.
May 19: Report of a theft in the 900 block of C Street that was determined to be a civil matter.
May 19: Report of a welfare check in Fairbury.
May 19: Report of a property damage accident in the 100 block of West 4th Street.
May 19: Report of drug paraphernalia found in the 600 block of J Street.
May 19: Report of a theft in the 400 block of McDowell St.