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Shirley Johnson

Shirley A. Johnson 86 of Fairbury passed away March 24, 2016 at Gardenside LTC in Fairbury. She was born October 22, 1929 at Chicago, Illinois.
Survivors are Daughters: Sue (Bob) Yoachim of Arkansas City, KS., Julie (Bob) Dein of Fairbury, Candie (Bob) Kujath of Fairbury, Son: Rick (Laura) Johnson of Fairbury, 7 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A register book is available at the Funeral Home. Memorial services will be at 2:00 pm Friday April 1, 2016 at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury, with Pastor Fay Hubbard officiating. Memorials to Family’s Choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge of arrangements.
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28
Mar

Richard Schwan

Richard C. Schwan 84 of Daykin passed away March 27, 2016. He was born December 21, 1931 at Daykin, NE.
 Survivors are Wife Hilde Schwan of Daykin, Son: Dan (Marsha) Schwan of Fairbury, Daughters: Debbie (Pat) Fuller of Ft. Worth, TX., Dee Schwan of Ft. Worth, TX., Darla Schwan of Bellevue, NE., five Grandchildren, four Great Grandchildren, Step Son: Corbin Bennett of Omaha, Sisters-in-law: Eleanor Schwan of DeWitt, Phyllis Jordening of Fairbury, Brother-in-law: Charles Houser of Daykin. Preceded by Parents, Wife Marjorie, Grandson Jeffrey Schwan.
Services will be at 10:30 am Thursday March 31, 2016 at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury. The family will greet friends Wednesday March 30th from 6 to 8 pm at the Funeral Home in Fairbury. Burial at the Eureka Cemetery-Daykin, NE. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge of arrangements.
Thu
24
Mar

Jerry McDaniel

Jerry McDaniel 77, formerly of Fairbury passed away March 23, 2016 in Lincoln at Nebraska Heart Institute. Cremation has taken place, no service.
Survivors include sister Norma and husband Chuck Scheuler  of Lincoln and sister Linda Achtemeier of Fairbury, many nieces and nephews.
Thu
24
Mar

Fire near 703 Road

Wed
23
Mar

Lady Trojans Second At Doane Indoor, Trojans Place Fifth

Tri County’s track and field teams had a stellar day in their season-opening invite last Friday at the Class C Doane College Indoor Invitational held in Crete.
The Lady Trojans brought home the runner-up trophy, as the team placed in 10 events en route to scoring 84 points in the nine team invite.
Conestoga was the team champion in the meet amassing a score of 101 points.
On the day, the Lady Trojans claimed first place in five events to account for 50 team points.
Sophomore Kailey Weichel was a double individual gold medalist winning both the 1600 and 3200-meter runs posting times of 6:06.00 and 13:39.08.
Junior Haydyn Weise took top honors in the 800-meter run in a time of 2:33.81.
Twenty team points were earned with first place finishes by the 1600 and 3200-meter relays.
Wed
23
Mar

Tri County To Host State Legion Tournament

It was announced that the 2016 Class C State Junior American Legion Baseball Tournament will be held at Tri County Legion Baseballs' Cody Park-Legion Field located ½ mile north of Tri County Schools.
The Class C Junior State American Legion Baseball Tournament will take place July 16-20, 2016.
Tri County Legion Baseball hosted the Class C-4 Senior American Legion District Baseball Tournament in 2008, Class C State Senior American Legion Baseball Tournament in 2010, Class C-4 Senior American Legion District Baseball Tournament in 2012, Class C-5 Junior American Legion District Baseball Tournament in 2014 and are looking forward to hosting the Class C State Junior American Legion Baseball Tournament in 2016.
Please call Jeff Reynolds at 656-3036 or Bill Waltz at 656-5755 if you have questions about the tournament or Tri County Legion Baseball.
Wed
23
Mar

Fairbury Trap Team Starts Season Off With A Bang

Autumn Deepe

The Fairbury Trap Team traveled to Nebraska City on Saturday March 19, 2016 for the Otoe County Wildlife Gun Club Invitational. 
Fairbury Trap Team #1
Brock Barton, Nathaniel Stapaules, Jacob Maschmann, Tyler DeBoer and Tyler Heidemann, brought home 3 team medals. Team High Overall Champions 425x500, Team Handicap Champions 197x250 and Team 16 yard Runner up 228x250.
Individual medal winners include: Nathaniel Stapaules, High Handicap Champion 46x50 and 9x10 in shoot off at the 22 yd line and High Overall Runner up 90x100  and 19x20 in shoot off.
 Brock Barton 24-25 yd handicap Runner up with 40x50 and 10x10 in shoot off.
Mark Kroeker 3rd place 18-19 yd handicap with 43x50 (no photo available)
Autumn Deepe 3rd place High Female Handicap 41x50 from the 18 yard line.
Senior high scores of combined 16 yard and handicap:
Brock Barton 88x100
Wed
23
Mar

Diller-Odell Travels To Concordia Indoor Invite

Diller-Odell’s track and field teams opened their season last Friday combining to place in 13 events in the Forest Division at the Concordia University Indoor Bulldog Track and Field Challenge held at Walz Fieldhouse in Seward.
The Griffins squad placed in six events to account for a seventh place finish with a score of 37 points.
Leading the way for Diller-Odell was junior Cory Engleman placing second in the pole vault with a vault of 12’0”.
Junior Christian McCown finished third in both the long and triple jumps with marks of 20’0” and 38’11”.
Fourth place medalists included Bladen Ahl clearing 11’6’ in the pole vault, Reese Hennerberg, triple jump, 37’8”, McCown, 400-meter dash, 54.85, and the 1600-meter relay of Ryan Arnold, Armando Jones, Hennerberg, and Engleman finishing with a time of 3:54.4.
A time of 9.69 earned Hennerberg sixth place in the 60-meter hurdles.
Wed
23
Mar

Field Events Carry Meridian To Solid Finish At Doane

It was a good day last Thursday, as the Meridian Lady Mustangs track and field team began its season on a positive note with a middle of the pack finish out of 15 teams at the Class D Doane College Indoor Invitational held in Crete.
Giltner captured the girls team title scoring 85.33 points, Heartland was second with 74 points, and Meridian chalked up 31 points for seventh place.
Meridian scored 18 points on the track with 13 points collected in field events.
Top finishes for the Lady Mustangs were a pair of third place performances by Brianna Barton in the 3200-meter run with a time of 13:45.62, and the 3200-meter relay foursome of Breanna Miller, Andi Kort, Hailey Schafer and Addie Beals posting a time of 11:24.36.
Breanna Miller ran to a fourth place finish in the 1600-meter run in a time of 6:19.4.
Wed
23
Mar

Off And Running

ATTACKING THE HURDLES--Fairbury senior Trevin Likens clears a hurdle in his lane in the 110-meter high hurdles finals race Thursday at the Ed Weir Invite in Superior. Likens finished second in the race in a time of 18.6 behind Thayer Central’s Tim Schulte (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

Fairbury’s boys and girls track and field teams got their season rolling on St. Patrick’s Day by placing second and third in their respective divisions at the Ed Weir Invite held on the Superior High School track.
The Jeffs placed in 16 out of 17 events to amass a  team score of 96.50 points just seven points behind team champion, Thayer Central with 103.50 points.
Fairbury rung up five first-place finishes to account for 50 team points.
Junior Patrick Ondrak was a double individual gold medalist winning both the 1600 and 3200-meter runs with times of 5:15.07 and 11:16.50.
Senior Greg Borch won the boys pole vault clearing the bar at 13’0”.
Sophomore Cayman DeBoer took top honors in the high jump winning with a leap of 5’8”.
Fairbury’s 3200-meter relay foursome of Brent Hirsch, Ondrak, Damian Green, and Jacob Johnson cruised to first place in time of 9:15.70.

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