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Doane College announces Spring Deans List

Doane College has announced students named to the Dean's List for Spring 2014. Students must achieve a minimum 3.7 grade point average on a 4.0 scale to qualify for this academic distinction.

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Ashton Feldkamp, JR, Fairbury High School

Nicholle Vernon, JR, Fairbury High School

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Local Student Graduates Northwest Missouri State

The Office of the Registrar and the Graduate School at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, have released the names of students who completed requirements for degrees at the conclusion of the 2014 spring trimester.

Anna Marie Jordening of Fairbury has graduated Summa Cum Laude with a grade point average between 3.95 to 4.0. She has a degree in Agronomy.

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Three Local Students Graduate at NCK Tech 2014 Commencement

NCK Tech conferred certificates and degrees to 326 students during the May, 2014 Commencement ceremonies. Graduation exercises were held on the Beloit campus on Friday, May 16th and on the Hays campus on Saturday, May 17th. Veterans Honorary Associates Degree. 204 students earned certificates and 122 students were awarded Associates of Applied Science (AAS) degrees. Students, their programs of study and their hometowns are listed on the attached spreadsheet.

Fairbury area residents graduating are Caleb Amundson and Dakota Niederklien, both with a degree in heavy equipment operation. Colby Remmers who is from Hebron is graduating with a degree in electrical technology.

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Vacation Bible School

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL held at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairbury. Top, evening program is held at the church. Photos by Trevor Gill, Fairbury Journal-News

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Local Students Honored as Midland Universitys Commencement

Midland University honored the graduates of 2014 on Saturday, May 17. The 2014 Commencement Ceremony, held in Midlands Event Center, culminated with the awarding of bachelor and masters degrees to the distinguished group.

This years graduating class has made a lasting impact on the Midland campus, said Midland President Ben Sasse. The skills these students have developed and the character built throughout their experiences will foster great things in the years to come.

The class of 2014 is the 130th wave of Midland graduates in the institutions history. For more information on Commencement 2014 and all of the opportunities at Midland University, visit MidlandU.edu.

Two local students graduated in the 2014 class. Lee Horky received a BSBA, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Latisha Osborne received a BSN, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, both of whom are from Fairbury.

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TC Juniors Rally Past Utica

Despite a slow start offensively, the Tri County Juniors rallied from a four-run deficit to earn a 11-10 home win June 5 at Cody Park versus Utica/Beaver Crossing.

Utica/Beaver Crossing scored early and often against Tri County forging a 10-6 lead after five innings of play.

Tri County chipped away with some solid and timely hitting in the bottom of the sixth inning to score five runs off Utica/Beaver Crossing pitching for a 11-10 come-from-behind victory.

Collecting hits for Tri County (4-1) were Carson Hicks, three hits, Colby Ensz, two hits, Tyler Connelly, two hits, while Rutger Sylier, Skyler Kennedy, Houston Parker, Ryan Musil, Trevor Nickel, Travis Likens, Drake Stege, and Devin Lewis each added a single.

Parker and Connelly topped Tri County on the mound with four strikeouts each.

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Swim Team

Photo caption: FAIRBURY SWIM TEAM MEMBER Trent Ruhnke swims the butterfly on the third leg of the Boys 9-10 200 Meter Medley Relay Saturday morning. No results of the swim meet were available to the paper at press time. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News

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College Bound

FIVE 2014 FAIRBURY GRADUATES will continue their athletic careers participating in college athletics next year. Kneeling (l-r) Jon Fletcher will compete in wrestling at Doane College in Crete, Neb., and Sydnie Schmidt will play softball for the Lady Bulldogs of Concordia University in Seward, Neb. Standing (l-r) Jordan Johnson will play basketball for the Lady Broncos at Hastings College in Hastings, Neb., Paige Husa will compete in basketball for the Lady Kangaroos at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Anna Mach will participate in softball for the Lady Ravens at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News

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Quartet Of Area Athletes To Participate In Southeast Nebraska All-Star Basketball Games

Four area high school graduates have been selected to play in the Southeast Nebraska All-Star basketball games to held June 21 at the Truman Center on the campus of Southeast Community College in Beatrice.

The womens basketball game will begin at 6 p.m., and the mens contest will tip-off at 8 p.m.

The approximate boundaries for the all-star games were Highway 81 to the West, Highways 2 and 6 to the North, the Iowa/Nebraska/Missouri border to the East, and the Kansas border to the South.

The teams were divided by Highway 77 and will be identified as the East and West teams.

Over 80 high schools were invited to make nominations for the squads.

Diller-Odell graduates Sarah Schmidt and Erin Saathoff will be members of the East All-Stars in the womens game.

Fairbury graduate Jordan Johnson will be a member on the West All-Stars in the girls game.

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Fairbury Seniors Drop Home Doubleheader

Photo caption: FAIRBURY SENIOR Brett Wanamaker prepares to swing at an incoming pitch in last Wednesdays first game against Bruning-Davenport-Shickley. Fairbury dropped the home contest by a score of 11-1 in six innings. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News

It was one of those nights where the Fairbury Seniors had a hard time hitting the baseball.

As a result, Fairbury was defeated in its first game last Wednesday evening at Quinn Field by Bruning-Davenport-Shickley, 11-1 in six innings.

For the game, the Seniors managed just three base hits, all singles.

Bruning-Davenport-Shickley took charge right from the start plating three runs off four hits in the top of the first inning.

After being retired in order in both the bottom of the first and second innings, Fairbury got its first baserunner off an infield single by Spencer Edwards in the bottom of the third.

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