Brenda L. Kerns

Brenda L. Kerns, 53 of Hebron, NE, passed away April 14, 2016 at Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.  She was born March 9th 1963  in Fairbury.

Survivors are husband Steve Kerns of Hebron, NE, daughters Abbigail Kerns & Bill Johnson of Lincoln, Hannah Kerns of Hebron, grandsons Ian and Ethan Kerns, father Richard Zimmerman of Fairbury, brothers Steve and wife Judy Zimmerman of Fairbury, Randy and wife Jackie Zimmerman of Lincoln, sister Denise and husband Bruce Wasserman of Fairbury, mother-in-law Lois Kerns of Iola, KS, brothers-in-law Michael Kerns of Crete, NE, Patrick Kerns of Belleville, KS, and Thomas Kerns of Concordia, KS.  Sister-in-law Nancy Meadows of Iola, KS.


Loretta (Adam) Stohs

Loretta (Adam) Stohs, age 83 of Odell, passed away on Tuesday, April 12 at the Good Samaritan Society in Beatrice. She was born November 20, 1932 in Odell.
Survivors include husband, Wilbur of Beatrice, sons, Ken (Tammy) of Olathe, KS, Duane (Bobbi) of Beatrice, Gary (Karen) of Odell, Darrell (Janie) of Omah, and Les (Dawn) of Ankeny, IA, grandchildren, Preston (Abbey), Micaela, Tyler, Tara, Quincey (Laci), Crystal (Robin), Teanna, Shade, DaileeJo, Adam (Stacey), Kyle, Ethan, Emily, Hannah, and Abbey, great grandchildren, Addisyn and Kaisen, sisters-in-law, Velora Adam and Verona Stohs, aunt Sophia Fuchs, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Career Best

Meridian junior Allison Klipp lets go with her put in the girls shot put event at the Mustang Invite held last Wednesday. Klipp had the top individual finish on the day for the Lady Mustangs placing second in the shot put with a career-best mark of 34’ 1/2”. (Photo by Jim Phelps/


FHS Sixth At Seward Invite April 1

Playing on back-to-back days Fairbury’s varsity golf squad faced miserable weather conditions at the nine-team Seward Invitational held on the Seward Country Club golf course on the first day of April.
As a team, Fairbury finished sixth turning in a team score of 352.
Seward won its own invite carding a score of 321 with Lincoln Christian runner-up tallying a score of 322.
Junior Justin Peterson paved the way for the Jeffs earning the lone individual medal placing 14th overall with an 18-hole score of 84.
Senior Nick Christiansen just missed out on a medal placing 16th shooting a score of 86.
Rounding out the scores for Fairbury were Robby Meyer with a 90, Zach Reikofski finished with a score of 92, and Blake Bauer posted a score of 102.

Fairbury Squads In Hebron

Taking part in its season opening track and field meet, Fairbury's junior high girls finished third, while the boys turned in a fifth-place finish at last Tuesday's Thayer Central Junior High Invite held on Thayer Central High track in Hebron.
The junior Lady Jeffs placed in 14 out of 15 events to rack up 78 points.
Thayer Central won its own seven-team invite with a score of 102 points.
Mikwena Lierman had the top individual finish placing second in the high jump clearing 4'6”.
Ellie Ohlde finished in a three-way tie for second in the pole vault with a vault of 6'6”.
Third place finishers were Izze Schwab, discus, 70'9”, and she had a put of 28' 1/2” in the shot put, Jaelle Johnson, high jump, 4'4”, and Lierman with a time of 2:42.7 in the 800-meter run.

Meridian All Conference Selections

Three Meridian basketball players were chosen by coaches to the Crossroads Conference basketball teams. Recipients were (l-r) Erin Johnson, first team, Jakub VanWesten, honorable mention, and Allison Klipp, honorable mention. (Photo by Jim Phelps/


Trap Team Competes At Beatrice

Trap team 1 (l-r), Jake Maschmann, Brock Barton, Tyler Heidemann, Tyler DeBoer and Scylar Roop were the 16 yard team champions  with 238x250 and the High Overall Team runner up with 448x500.(contributed photo).

The Fairbury Trap Team traveled to Beatrice on Saturday, April 9 to participate in the Beatrice Gun Club Invitational.
Individual medal winners were Brock Barton,third place at 24 yd handicap after 10x10 in shoot off. Tyler DeBoer was second place 16 yd after 49x50 in shoot off.
High school scores include 16 yd and handicap combined:
Brock Barton 92x100
Scylar Roop 89x100
Jake Maschmann 92x100
Tyler DeBoer 89x100
Tyler Heidemann 86x100
Christian Lufkin 83x100
Mark Kroeker 87x100
Lathan Block 86x100
T.C.Bray 87x100
Colton Fangmeier 81x100
Chloe Brooks 67x100
Thomas Kroeker 79x100
Autumn Deepe 74x100
Angel Carillo 74x100
Jr high scores from 16 yds:
Riley Stewart 38x50
John Kerwood 42x50

FHS Golfers Can’t Take Advantage Of Course, Weather

It was a gorgeous day for golf last Monday, however Fairbury’s varsity golf team couldn’t take advantage of the day, finishing ninth out of 17 teams at the Lincoln Pius X Invite played on the Firethorn Golf Course in Lincoln.
As a team, Fairbury shot a team score of 363 in the invite.
Lincoln Lutheran edged Elkhorn South for the team title by one stroke, 332-333.
Sophomore Zach Reikofski led the Jeffs firing an 18-hole score of 87.
Nick Christiansen and Justin Peterson each carded scores of 88, while Robby Meyer shot a score of 100, and Blake Bauer finished with a 105.
“We had the opportunity to play on one of the best golf courses in the state at Firethorn against a really good field of competition,” said Fairbury Jeffs head golf coach Jed Martin.

Wind Halts Golf Meet

When have you heard of a golf invite being called due to wind in the state of Nebraska?
That was the case on the last day of March, as officials called the invite off after nine holes played at the 14-team Superior Invitational held on the Elks Country Club golf course.
With scores tallied after nine holes, Fairbury finished second overall in the team race with a score of 187.
Grand Island Central Catholic earned the team championship shooting a nine-hole score of 161.
Junior Justin Peterson posted the low score for Fairbury with a score of 40 earning the third place medal, while teammate senior Nick Christiansen carded a score of 44 to come away as the seventh place medalist.
Additional scores for the Jeffs included Robby Meyer, 50, Anthony Moyer, 53, and Keyten Pfingsten fired a 64.
Fairbury’s head golf coach, Jed Martin, was surprised and shocked that the meet was called due to wind.

Runner-Up Honors Earned By Trojans

Both Tri County track and field teams opened the month of April on a strong note with a pair of top four finishes at last Tuesday’s Thunderbird Invitational held on the Johnson County Central High School track in Tecumseh.
The Trojans came through with a solid second place finish bringing home the runner-up plaque with a score of 71 points.
Falls City Sacred Heart cruised to the team championship in the 11-team invite accumulating 113 points.
Tri County had one individual gold medalist and one relay which earned gold in the meet.
Freshman Creighton Niemeyer held off Lewiston’s Holden Christen to win the 800-meter run in a time of 2:09.49.
The Trojans’ 3200-meter relay team of Niemeyer, Colby Ensz, Cooper Smith, and Trevin Williams won the gold over Lincoln Lutheran in a time of 9:09.83.