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Fri
13
May

Letter to the District

by Senator Laura Ebke
After a couple of weeks since the April 20 end of session, it’s now becoming more possible to not only to reflect back on what was done during the 2016 Legislative session, but also start to look ahead to the 2017 session and the beginning of the 105th Legislature.

In addition to the “farewell addresses” of the senators who are term limited and won’t be returning next year, the big issue on the last day of the session was the override of LB 947. I think that bill deserves a little bit of attention here.

Wed
11
May

Heritage Drive Thru

In honor of National Nursing Home Week, 11am-1 p.m. at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.Proceeds to Vetter Foundation.

Date: 
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 11:00am
Wed
11
May

Multiple Medalists Pace Lady Mustangs

Meridian's Lady Mustangs counted on numerous medalists to come away with a sixth-place team finish at last Monday's Crossroads Conference Invitational held on the Osceola High School track.
The invite was originally scheduled for the last Saturday in April, but rain forced the postponement of the invite to Monday.
As a team, the Lady Mustangs placed in 10 events to account for a total of 38 points.
A quartet of athletes led the way for Meridian finishing third in their individual events.
Erin Johnson turned in a time of 16.80 in the 100-meter high hurdles, Brianna Barton finished with a time of 13:16.40 in the 3200-meter run, Allison Klipp threw the discus 96'3', and Rylee Pieper recorded a time of 28.90 in the 200-meter dash.
The Lady Mustangs' 400-meter relay of Johnson, Pieper, Bridgette Jackson, and Andi Kort scored six team points with a third place finish in a time of 54.80.
Wed
11
May

Meridian Tunes Up For Districts, Wins Title

Meridian tuned up for its upcoming district track and field meet by putting together solid performances en route to winning the girls team title last Thursday at the Russ Snyder Invite held on the Sandy Creek High School track at Fairfield, Neb.
The Lady Mustangs placed in all 17 events to roll up a team score of 131 points. Bruning-Davenport-Shickley was second in the six-team field with 126.50 points.
Junior Allison Klipp led the parade of medalists for the Lady Mustangs, as she was a double individual gold medalist winning both the discus and shot put with efforts of 106'10” and 34'8”.
Thirty two team points were picked up with second place finishes by Bridgette Jackson, long jump, 15' 2 3/4”, Erin Johnson, 100-meter high hurdles, 17.06, Andi Kort, 3200, 13:59.74, and the 3200-meter relay with a time of 54.60.
Wed
11
May

Records Set By D-O, T.C.

LEADING--Josie Weise of Tri County takes a commanding lead  during the Freeman High Invite last Tuesday. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

Superb weather contributed to Diller-Odell and Tri County track and field teams establish meet and school records at last Tuesday's Freeman Invite held on the Freeman High School in Adams, Neb.
Paced by three gold-medal performers, Diller-Odell placed second in the 11-team field with a score of 68 points.
For the third time this season, Diller-Odell junior Cory Engelman broke the school record in the pole vault with a vautl of 13'3”. 
Engelman's vault of 13'3” broke the Freeman Invite record in the pole vault of 13'2” set in 2007 by Tecumseh's Michael Flewelling.
Junior Reese Hennerberg snagged the gold medal in the 110-meter high hurdles winning in a time of 15.8.
Junior Christian McCown won the 100-meter dash in a gold medal time of 11.8.
Senior Bladen Ahl grabbed a second place finish in the pole vault clearing the bar at 11'6”.
Wed
11
May

Records Set By D-O, T.C.

LEAPS AND BOUNDS--Ryan Arnold takes flight during the long jump at the Freeman Invite in Adams last week. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

Wed
11
May

Engelman, Hennerberg Lift Griffins

TAKING IT IN STRIDE--Diller-Odell junior Cory Engelman extends his hand to pass the baton to teammate Christian McCown on the final exchange last Tuesday afternoon in the boys’ 400-meter relay at the Freeman Invite. The Griffins’ 400 relay placed third in the race in a time of 47.1. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

Reese Hennerberg and Cory Engelman continued their stellar dominance on the track and in the field last Monday for Diller-Odell at the Pioneer Conference Track and Field Meet held on the Pawnee City High School track.
The pair of juniors each won a conference gold medal in their respective events.
Hennerberg won the 110-meter high hurdles in a school-record time of 15.5, while Engelman claimed the top spot in the pole vault competition with a vault of 13’0”.
As a team, Diller-Odell placed fourth out of 10 teams in the boys final team standings with a score of 63.50 points.
Sterling came away as the Pioneer Conference boys champions accumulating 102 points with Falls City Sacred Heart runner-up with a score of 84.50 points.
Wed
11
May

District, State Golf, Track Information

District and state competitions are scheduled for the next two weeks for area athletes.
The Fairbury boys golf team will be at district competition on May 17 at Quail Run Golf Course in Columbus. State golf will be at Pioneers Golf Course, 3403 W. Van Dorn in Lincoln on May 24.
District track for Fairbury will be held on May 12 at Doane College in Crete.
Tri County will host their district track meet on May 12. 
On May 11 Diller-Odell and Meridian will compete at Auburn.
State track will be held in Omaha at Burke Stadium on May 20-21.
Class and B will start at 9 a.m. on May 20. Class A and C will start at 3:30 p.m.
On Saturday, May 21, all finals will start at 9:30 a.m. with the 800 meters.
Wed
11
May

Jeffs Third Place At Conference Golf Invite

It turned out to be a good day on the links for Fairbury, as the Jeffs competed in its final Central Conference golf meet played on the Poco Golf Course in Aurora on Friday.
The Jeffs came through with a third place team finish in the 10-team field shooting a score of 341.
Seward won the Central Conference golf title with a score of 329, while Aurora was runner-up firing a 339.
Fairbury had a pair of conference medalists that finished in the top 15.
Senior Nick Christiansen led the way for the Jeffs earning the sixth place medal with an 18-hole score of 79.
Junior Justin Peterson finished with the 12th place medal firing an 18-hole score of 85.
Sophomore Zach Reikofski lost on a count back for a medal finishing 16th with an 18-hole score of 88.
Robby Meyer concluded his play on the day just one stroke back of a medal with an 18-hole score of 89.
Anthony Moyer’s 18-hole of 120 was not figured into the team score for the Jeffs.

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