Hirsch, Ondrak, Lierman To Represent FHS

UP, UP, AND AWAY--FHS Junior Brent Hirsch gives it his all during the triple jump at Doane last week during district track action.  (Photo by Jim Phelps/

Five days after competing strong at home in the Central Conference Track and Field Meet, both Fairbury track and field teams rode the wave of hard work and emotion to qualify three individuals for this weekend’s NSAA State Track and Field Championships to be held at Omaha Burke Stadium.
The Jeffs finished ninth out of 10 teams with a score of 19 points at last Thursday’s B-3 District held on the Lauritsen Track on the campus of Doane University in Crete.
At the conclusion of the meet, Fairbury had two athletes that punched their ticket to the state track and field championships.
Junior Brent Hirsch qualified in two events, while junior Patrick Ondrak qualified in one event.
Both Hirsch and Ondrak competed last year at the state track and field meet. Hirsch and Ondrak were both members on the 3200-meter relay team, while Ondrak participated in the 3200-meter run.

Trojan Power

LEADING THE WAY--Haydyn Weise heads toward the finish line and a berth in the state track meet last week by pulling away as the anchor in the 3200 meter relay. The Lady Trojans won the race with a time of 9:57.94. (Photo by Tim Linscott/

Last Thursday was a big day for both Tri County track and field teams, as the two squads combined to qualify 11 athletes for the NSAA State Track and Field Championships this weekend at Omaha Burke following competition at the C-4 District Track and Field Meet held on the Tri County High School track. The Lady Trojans will be represented by five competitors in three events at the two-day state track and field meet. Junior Haydyn Weise came away district champion in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:26.6. Tri County’s 3200-meter relay team of Halle Weise, Kailey Weichel, Sloane Holtmeier, and Haydyn Weise were district champions in the event in a time of 9:57.94. Sophomore Kailey Weichel qualified for the state track meet by finishing second in the 800 at 2:28.2. The 1600-meter relay quartet of Kelsey Crawford, Halle Weise, Holtmeier, and Haydyn Weise placed second and earned a spot in the meet as an additional qualifier posting a time of 4:15.03.


First Communion

Smith Lewis Cole on May 1 at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in Omaha, parents Matt and Rachel Morello Cole and brother Lennox attending from Lincoln. Deb Smith Cole from Omaha, Susan Smioth Morello, Carl Morello, Pam Morello, Mark Morello, Rebecca Morello, Jeremiah Morello.
Smith is the gr-grandson of James and mary Mitchell Smith Ruby and mac Cole formerly of Fairbury.


NATIONAL SOCIETY of collegiate scholars

Christopher Matthew Fisher of Fairbury has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars. (contributed photo)


Club News

Zion UCC Women’s Fellowship

The Zion UCC Women’s Fellowship held their monthly meeting on May 5 at Cedarwood with 11 members and four guests – Pastor Bill Jardine, Lora Rhinehart, Carolyn Tate and Nancy Vincent, present.
Martha Welsch gave the devotions and program.  She shared Proverbs 31 and the characteristics of a Christian woman.  The group also played several games – Mother’s Day Anagrams, Animals and their babies, and “Can you list the beauty products?”.
President Twila Klaumann conducted the meeting.  Secretary Helen Schoenrock took roll and read the minutes.  Treasurer Phyllis Kriesel gave the financial report.  Discussion was held on snacks for Five Star Bible Camp and prayer concerns were shared. A letter from Pastor Hecht was read and Happy Birthday was sang to Mildred Dux.
 Sheryl Schoenrock and Martha Welsch served refreshments.


Mary Kay Bedlan of Edward Jones Receives 15th Anniversary Service Award with Edward Jones
Mary Kay Bedlan, a senior branch office administrator in Jay Peterson’s Edward Jones branch office in Fairbury is celebrating her 15th anniversary with the financial-services firm.
"Mary Kay is my right arm," Peterson said, "and is not only responsible for the daily operation of our branch, but she also works closely with my clients, helping me provide them with top-notch service."




CONFIRMATION: St. John Lutheran Church, Daykin, Nebraska celebrates Confirmation Sunday. Two young people affirmed their faith on Sunday, April 24, 2016: Peyton Lyle VanWesten, son of Jay and Staci VanWesten, Josiee Jean Sobotka, daughter of Scott and Wendee Sobotka. (contributed photo)


Students of the month

Fairbury Jr/Sr High School students of the month include: 8th grader Casey Nimmich, daughter of Missy Krier and Jason Nimmich, and 7th grader Harlie Blas, daughter of Terry Blas and Leann Olberding.



May 10, 2016
Academic Excellence
7th Grade
Taryn Arnold
Mallonee Biehl
Marlee Biehl
Harlie Blas
Sarah Engelman
Taylor Gustafson
Konnor Hasselbring
Christina Hickey
Abigail Judd
Shelby Klaumann
Briaunna Knothe
Maggie Layton
Mikwena Lierman
Leah Mach
Josi Mans
Leah Moyer
Page Nippert
Brynn Novotny
Ellie Ohlde
Jadyn Rasmussen
Joshua Robertson
Keely Schramm
Kacy Starck
Dylan Starr
Tyler Tucker
Brittyn Wentz
Riley Wood
Brylee Yantz
8th Grade
Chancellor Amundson
Brock Beed
Josephine Blatny
Jillian Caroon
Bret Cole

Joe and Doris Gibson Huber

Joe and Doris Gibson Huber will be celebrating their 60th Anniversary. They were married on June 4, 1956, in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Gilead, Nebraska.
Their children are Joe, Jr. (Darcee), Mary (Jim) Vils and Tom. Joe and Doris have five grandchildren. Share their joy by sending a card to 1444 N. 1st Street, Seward, NE 68434.