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Apr

Car Seat Check


Safe KIDS--Child Safety Seat Technician and Nebraska State Trooper Eric Janssen checks a carseat during “Safe Kids” at the Fairbury Elks Lodge last Thursday. A total of 20 seats were checked. (Photo by Shaunte Dean/Fairbury Journal-News)
Wed
29
Apr

Ribbon Cutting at M&D


New Home. Expanded Services. A ribbon cutting was held last week officially marking the new location for M & D Auto Service in Fairbury. The company, which originally opened in the former Skelly filling station at 521 5th Street in downtown Fairbury moved to their current location at 620 C Street late last Winter. Owner Mitch Heidemann purchased the former Schroeder’s Family Foods Grocery when that business closed last Summer. He has since expanded his business to the location as well as expanding services. (Photo by Shaunte Dean/Fairbury Journal-News)
Wed
29
Apr

Fairbury Edges Crete In Nine Hole Dual

Paced by four scores in the 40s, Fairbury defeated Crete by nine strokes, 187-196 in a nine-hole varsity dual played April 20th on the College Heights Country Club golf course in Crete.
Nick Christiansen led the Jeffs on the day shooting a 44, Spencer Feldkamp carded a 46, Zach Reikofski fired a 48, Dalton Hinrichs had a 49, while Justin Peterson finished with a score of 51.
Kale Friesen topped Crete with a nine-hole round of 39.
In junior varsity play there was no team score kept with Crete having only one golfer, while Fairbury fielded a full five-man squad.
Robby Meyer paced the junior Jeffs with a score of 46 for nine holes.
Blake Bauer shot a 52, Dylan Au fired a 55, Keyten Pfingsten finished with a 56, and Tanner Novotny turned in a score of 62.
Wed
29
Apr

Trio Of Firsts Sparks Griffins, Hajek Earns Gold For Lady Griffins At Friend Invite

Sparked by a pair of first place field events, coupled with a gold medal winning relay, Diller-Odell finished third in the 10-team Friend Invite held April 21.
The Griffins tallied 86 points by placing in 11 events with East Butler coming away as the team champion with a score of 124 points.
Individual gold medalists were Stetson Meyer winning the high jump with a leap of 6’4”, and Bladen Ahl claimed the top spot in the pole vault clearing the bar at 11’6”.
Diller-Odell’s 400-meter relay team of Meyer, Marcus Eickmann, Ely Hroch, and Christian McCown picked up 10 team points securing first place in a time of 47.7.
Posting runner-up finishes were Eickmann, 110-meter high hurdles, 16.0, McCown, triple jump, 38’11 1/4”, and Cory Engelman soaring 11’6” in the pole vault.
Wed
29
Apr

It’s Draft Time

And with the first pick in the NFL Draft.
That phrase means its time to get down to business in the NFL.
The 2015 NFL Draft will take place April 30-May 2 in Chicago.
Will the number one pick be either Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston or Oregon quarterback  Marcus Mariota to Tampa Bay?
Teams will be on the spot to draft that marquee player which can fill their greatest need and hopefully help that team take a step toward the post-season playoffs.
There should be no shortage on talent for this year’s draft, as 74 underclassmen have declared for the draft.
The number of 74 underclassmen to enter the draft is the second highest number of underclassmen to declare in the past 10 years with last year’s total of 98 players taking the money and jumping to the NFL.
This year’s 2015 class according to experts has the deepest talent of running backs in years.
Wed
29
Apr

Meridian Squads Place Fourth, Tie For Sixth At Friend Invite

Competing for the second time on the Friend High School track, Meridian’s track and field teams came up with one event champion and six runner-up medalists at last Tuesday’s 10-team Friend Invite.
Earlier this month, both Meridian track squads competed in the Mustang Invite which was held on the Friend High School track.
For the Mustangs, the team scored in 11 events to rack up a fourth place finish with 68 points.
East Butler coasted to the team title amassing 124 points, while Cross County placed second tallying 95 points.
Senior Cody Lundholm came through with a second place finish in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles at 43.4, and the Mustangs’ 400-meter relay claimed runner-up behind Diller-Odell with a time of 48.1 for the team’s top finishes.
Wed
29
Apr

Feldkamp Sigs With Doane


Spencer Feldkamp signs with Doane College. Fairbury high school senior Spencer Feldkamp smiles after signing his letter of intent to play baseball next year for Doane College. Attending the signing were seated, Spencer's parents Randy and Mary Feldkamp. Standing are, Doane college assistant baseball coach Dean Henson, Fairbury legion baseball coaches Steve Zimmerman, Bob Hinrichs and Jesse Bauer. (Contributed Photo)
Wed
29
Apr

Diller Students Sign With Hastings College

Wed
29
Apr

FHS Track Teams Eighth At Yowell Classic

Saturday’s Yowell Track Classic turned out to be a preview of Fairbury’s district field.
Seven of the eight teams in the invite will be in Fairbury’s B-3 District.
Strong competition made it challenging for both Fairbury teams to score.
As a result, the Jeffs scored in three events to tally 20 points in the eight-team invite.
Crete was the team champion on the day racking up 113 points with Waverly second with 107 points.
Sophomore Patrick Ondrak led the way for Fairbury finishing second in the 3200 with a time of 10:46.11.
Junior Greg Borch placed third in the pole vault with a season-best vault of 13’0”.
The Jeffs’ 3200-meter relay team of Brent Hirsch, Ondrak, Chris Fisher, and Damian Green turned in a third place finish with a time of 9:06.62.
According to Fairbury head track coach Justin Harris this meet featured a large field of district teams.
Wed
29
Apr

Banner Day For Fairbury At Own Golf Invite


FAIRBURY SOPHOMORE JUSTIN PETERSON chips his golf ball to the green on hole number nine during play in the Fairbury Invite held on the Fairbury Country Club golf course last Wednesday. Peterson was one of four individual medalists for Fairbury leading the team with an 81 which placed him sixth individually. (Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News)
Everything clicked last Wednesday for the Fairbury Jeffs varsity golf team.
Sparked by consistency from all five golfers, the Jeffs came away with four top 15 medalists, and a second place team finish in their own 10-team Fairbury Invite played on the Fairbury Country Club  golf course.
Fairbury shot a 334 which is the team’s best score this season to finish 12 strokes behind team champion Beatrice at 322.
Sophomore Justin Peterson shot the low score for Fairbury placing sixth individually with an 18-hole score of 81.
Junior Nick Christiansen shot an 82 to place seventh, senior Spencer Feldkamp carded a 85 to finish 12th individually, and freshman Zach Reikofski fired a 86 to earn the 14th place medal.
Senior Dalton Hinrichs was just two shots out of the medals placing 17th with an 18-hole score of 88.
Fairbury Jeffs head golf coach Jed Martin was pleased with the play of his varsity squad.

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