Submitted by Fairbury1 on Mon, 05/16/2016 - 10:14am
Reverend Wilfred “Ron” Ronald Johnson age 75 of Texarkana, TX formerly of Alexandria died on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at the Christus St. Michael Hospital in Texarkana, TX. A Funeral Service will be held 2:00 PM on Friday, May 20, 2016 at New Life Christian Church in Alexandria. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.
Arrangements are with the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Sat, 05/14/2016 - 6:08pm
Meredith (Katie) Shelafo (Mullins)
Survived by husband Chester Shelafo; brothers: John and Gary Mullins, and JT Rhoden and family; Sons: Drew and Michael; and many grandchildren. Memorial Details: Horan & McConaty http://www.horancares.com/
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:02am
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.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/11/2016 - 12:43pm
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.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/11/2016 - 12:42pm
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.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 05/11/2016 - 12:39pm
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.