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Apr

Della Roelfs

Della Roelfs
Della Jean Roelfs of Smithfield, Ky., passed away at Baptist East Hospital, Louisville, Ky. on Thursday, March 24, 2016.
Services will be Saturday, April 9 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 114 Lavelle St., Diller.
She was born on Nov. 10, 1956 in Fairbury to Delbert and Betty (Reynolds) Ostrander.
She married Gary Roelfs on June 17, 1978.
She received her Nursing Degree at Hastings College in Hastings, and earned her Nurse Practitioner Degree from Spalding University in Louisville, Ky. 
She spent her career seeing patients in their homes and at South Oldham Medical Clinic in Kentucky.
Survivors include husband Gary Roelfs and son Jason Roelfs, sister  Raelyn Montgomery; brother Andy Ostrander.
Memorials may be made American Cancer Society or Jason Roelfs College Fund.
    
Tue
05
Apr

Marvin Weichel

Marvin L. Weichel 78 of Fairbury, NE. passed away April 5, 2016 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. He was born November 30, 1937 at Beatrice, NE. 
Survivors include numerous cousins. Services will be at 10:30 am. Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairbury, with Pastor Charles Schmidt officiating. Burial at the Fairbury Cemetery – Fairbury, NE. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge of arrangements.
Tue
05
Apr

Robert Fox

Robert (Bob) M. Fox, age 64, of Fremont, passed away April 4, 2016, at Fremont Health.
Memorials have been established to the family.
To leave an online condolence please visit www.duganchapel.com
A memorial service will be held Friday, April 8, 2016 at 2:00P.M. at Dugan Funeral Chapel in Fremont.
Tue
05
Apr

Candy D. Atkins

Candy D. Atkins, 40, of Fairbury, NE passed away April 4, 2016 in Lincoln. She was born to Milton and Diana (McCrory) Stanford on October 25, 1975 in Crescent City, CA.
Survivors are parents Diana and D.J. Barnes of Fairbury, daughter Ivy Blanchett of Beatrice, son Joshua McCrory of Fairbury, brother Michael Stanford of Rose Burg, OR, sister Bonnie Stanford of Crescent City, CA, and great-grandmother Patricia Siedschlag of Demming, WA.
Services will be Friday, April 8, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Baptist Church in Fairbury with Darlene Novotny officiating. Cremation has taken place.  Memorials will go to the Family’s Choice.  Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.
Mon
04
Apr

Michel G. Weerts

Michel G. Weerts, 68, of Beatrice, died Friday night at a Lincoln hospital. He was born on September 18, 1947.

Survivors include one daughter, Kimberly Parde and husband Scott of Beatrice; one son, Jeffrey Weerts and wife Kari of Lincoln; four grandchildren, Camden and Makenna Parde and Elle and Collins Weerts; two sisters, Carolyn Blobaum of Ashland and Barbara Tremblay of Lincoln; many beloved nieces and “favorite” cousins.

Wed
30
Mar

Barbara Cook

Barbara Cook
Barbara Cook, 79, of Haddam, Kan., died Friday, March 25, 2016 at the Centennial Homestead Nursing Home in Washington.
 A funeral service was held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 29 at the United Methodist Church in Haddam.  Rev. Randy Jellison-Knock officiated.  
Burial was in the Morrowville Cemetery.
 Barbara was born Feb. 21, 1937 near Morrowville, Kan., to Paul and Faye (Stanton) Henderson. She graduated from Morrowville High School.
 Barbara drove a school bus and worked in the kitchen for North Central High School in Morrowville.  She also helped her husband farm. She liked to see the former students and see what they were doing.
 Barbara enjoyed needlework, quilting, reading, attending her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s sporting events, school programs, playing cards, making ceramics and shopping with Beverly.
Wed
30
Mar

Lady Trojans Second At Indoor Meet At Doane

Despite being indoors on a sunny day, both Tri County track and field teams shined brightly at last Wednesday's Pioneer Indoor Track and Field Meet held at Doane College in Crete.
On the girls side, the Lady Trojans placed in 11 events to earn second place in the 10-team field amassing 80 points.
Pawnee City won the Pioneer Conference Indoor Meet with a score of 86 points.
Tri County earned a trio of conference gold medals.
Junior Haydyn Weise won the 800-meter run in a time of 2:35.64.
Tri County's 1600 and 3200-meter relays claimed first place in their respective events posting times of 4:28.60 and 10:42.96.
Second place medalists were Halle Weise, 400-meter dash at 1:05.72, and Kailey Weichel with a time of 13:23.14 in the 3200-meter run.
Wed
30
Mar

Engelman Sets School Pole Vault Record At Pioneer

Facing a strong field of competition, Diller-Odell’s boys track and field team came away with a second place finish in last Wednesday’s Pioneer Conference Indoor Track and Field Meet held at Doane College in Crete.
Junior Cory Engelman had a superb day in the boys pole vault for the Griffins, winning the event and setting a new school record with a vault of 13’0”.
Besides Engelman winning the pole vault, Diller-Odell came through with two additional first place finishes.
Junior Reese Hennerberg earned the top spot in the Pioneer Conference 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.12.
Junior Christian McCown came away with the gold medal in the long jump with a mark of 20’ 5 1/2”.
McCown tallied 14 team points with a second place finish in the triple jump at 40’ 7 1/2”, and he finished third in the 60-meter dash in a time of 7.63.
Wed
30
Mar

Golfers Swing Into Action

It was a perfect day for golf and the results were positive for Fairbury, as the Jeffs began their season sweeping a varsity and junior varsity duel against Beatrice played last Tuesday afternoon on the Beatrice Country Club golf course.
In the varsity duel, Fairbury came out victorious over the Orangemen by a score of 183-189.
Senior Nick Christiansen led the way for the Jeffs shooting a nine-hole score of 39.
Rounding out the scoring for Fairbury were Zach Reikofski and Robby Meyer both fired 46s, and Justin Peterson carded a 52.
Also playing on the Fairbury varsity squad were Dylan Au with a 56, and Blake Bauer posted a score  of 59.
Dylan Burenheide paced Beatrice in the duel firing a nine-hole score of 38.
“It was a fantastic day for golf. I know Beatrice is young, but beating them on their home course is something that we will certainly take,”said Fairbury Jeffs head golf coach Jed Martin.
Wed
30
Mar

Muller Named Top AD

PRESTIGIOUS HONOR--Wilber-Clatonia High School athletic director and Fairbury native Keith Muller proudly displays his plaque naming him the State Athletic Administrator of the Year. Muller received his plaque earlier this month at the 2016 NSIAAA Spring Banquet held at Wilderness Ridge Golf Course in Lincoln, Neb. Muller has been the athletic director at Wilber-Clatonia High School for 30 years. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

Wilber-Clatonia High School athletic director, Keith Muller is passionate about his job.
That passion that he has showed as an athletic director didn’t go unnoticed by his peers.
As a result, earlier this month, Muller received the State Athletic Administrator of the Year award by the Nebraska State Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association at the 2016 NSIAAA Spring Banquet held at Wilderness Ridge Golf Course in Lincoln, Neb.
Muller is a native and graduate of Fairbury High School in 1976, and then attended SCC-Fairbury for two years, graduating in 1978 with an associate’s degree in business.
Keith transferred to UNL to work on earning a degree in business. He entered Teachers College studying business education, graduating from UNL in December 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education.
Being named State Athletic Administrator of the Year was a huge honor for Muller.

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