Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/22/2015 - 11:03am
The NSAA is pleased to announce the student recipients for the Winter 2015 Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association (NCPA) Academic All-State Awards.
Area students earning the honors were Diller-Odell: Bladen Ahl and Reese Hennerberg, boys basketball, Madison Jurgens and Kaitlyn Schultis, girls basketball, and Paige Arnold and Kailee Rupprecht, speech
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:32am
Fairbury Sr. High Team 1, 2nd place high over all 450/500 team members include Brock Barton, Jacob Maschmann, Marshall Nichelson. Not pictured Nathaniel Stapaules and Tyler Heidemann. (Contributed Photo)
Fairbury shooters finished out their conference schedule strong with many personal best scores.
Sr. High Individual medal winner Brock Barton 16 yard champion 50/50 and 25/25 in shoot off
Sr. High individual medal winner Marshall Nichelson 22-23 yard handicap 3rd place 46/50 and 8/10 in shoot off Sr. High results: Nathaniel Stapaules 93/100, Brock Barton 86/100, Jacob Maschmann 90/100, Marshall Nichelson 91/100, Tyler Heidemann 90/100, Mark Kroeker 77/100, Tyler Deboer 86/100, Logan Kunc 86/100, Scylar Roop 83/100, Lathan Block 78/100, Tyler C Bray 84/100, Christian Lufkin 78/100, Colton Fangmeier 77/100, Chloe Brooks 79/100, Michael Lewis 75/100, Savannah Brockman 84/100, Autumn Deepe 78/100
Reed Williams 77/100, Jr. High results: John Kerwood 46/50, Joe Melcher 45/50, Riley Stewart 37/50, Thomas Kroeker 35/50, Sonny Scheets 24/50, Kyle Gregory 42/50, Buchannan Tietjen 24/50, Alanna Fangmeier 24/50
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:31am
For the second time in less than two weeks, Tri County’s Lady Trojans track and field team came away as team champions.
The Lady Trojans amassed 95.50 points to win the 11-team Lewiston Invitational held April 14 on the Pawnee City High School track.
Tri County placed in 14 events, including winning top honors in two individual events and two relays.
Lady Trojan sophomore Haydyn Weise won a pair of individual events, including 100-meter high hurdles at 17.6, and the 800-meter run in 2:28.7.
Tri County’s 1600 and 3200-meter relays accounted for 20 team points by winning each respective race in times of 4:23.00 and 10:36.9.
A trio of athletes came away with second place finishes in their events.
Kailey Weichel placed second in the 1600 and 3200 with times of 6:00.5 and 13:18.0, Sloane Holtmeier was second in the 300-meter low hurdles at 51.3, and Kelsey Crawford finished runner-up in the 200 in 27.8.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:30am
Competing in their first track meet in nearly a week, the Diller-Odell Griffins put forth strong performances both in the field and on the track at last Tuesday’s Lewiston Invite held on the Pawnee City High School track.
Paced by three first place finishes, the Griffins claimed second in the 11-team field scoring 76 points.
Sterling was the champion on the boys side with 77 points.
Senior Stetson Meyer was the lone individual gold medalist for the Griffins, as he won the high jump with a leap of 6’8”.
Diller-Odell’s 400 and 1600-meter relays came away with first place finishes turning in times of 47.2 and 3:40.6.
Team members on the 400-meter relay were Jordan Herbst, Marcus Eickmann, Ely Hroch, and Christian McCown, while the quartet of the 1600-meter relay were Herbst, McCown, Austin Vitosh, and Stetson Meyer.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:29am
ALL-STATE RECIPIENT Meridian senior Blair Hofstetter left, stands next to Meridian Lady Mustangs head basketball coach Robert Schropfer, as the Lady Mustangs’ forward/center earned first team all-state basketball honors by the Lincoln Journal Star and the Omaha World-Herald. This is the second straight year that Hofstetter has received first-team all-state honors. (Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News)
Four years ago, Blair Hofstetter was a young player for the Meridian Lady Mustangs basketball team.
Fast forward to this year, Hofstetter has developed into an all-around superb basketball player who was honored for her play on the court by being named to the Class D-2 All-State Basketball first teams by both the Lincoln Journal Star and the Omaha World-Herald for the second straight year.
The 5’11” senior averaged 17.7 points per game and 8.8 rebounds per game for the 11-14 Lady Mustangs.
Earning all-state honors for the second consecutive year was quite special for Hofstetter.
“To be selected once was super, but to be selected twice is that much better. To receive all-state honors two years in a row that is pretty special and it made me quite happy,” Hofstetter said.
Hofstetter always had a goal of being chosen all-state in basketball.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:27am
The family of Larry Joe & Jan (Criner) Troxel would like to honor them with a card shower for their 55th wedding anniversary. They were married May 1, 1960 at the United Methodist Church in Endicott, NE. They have 3 Children, Lori Phelps & Husband Jim of Fairbury, Todd Troxel & Wife Holly of Fairbury, Jodi Devonshire & Husband John of Columbus, GA. & 3 Granddaughters. Cards can be sent to 925 3rd St. Fairbury, NE. 68352.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:23am
Marvin and Betty Bolejack of Beatrice, formerly of Diller, are proud to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Mikaela Bolejack to Logan Betka, son of David and Ann Betka of Friend. Grandparents of the bride are Wayne and Donna Whitesell of Blue Rapids, Kansas and the late Neil and Jean Bolejack of Greenleaf, Kansas. Grandparents of the groom are Paul and the late Phyllis Weber of Friend and James and Elaine Betka of Milligan. Mikaela is a 2007 graduate of Diller Odell High School and a 2011 graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University. She will receive her Doctorate of Optometry degree from Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry in May. Logan is a 2006 graduate of Friend High school and a 2009 graduate of Southeast Community College. He is currently employed at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The couple is planning an outdoor wedding on May 30th in Ellis.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:19am
Jeff Behrends of Fairbury and Megan Williams of Crete are planning a May 2nd wedding at the Apothecary in Lincoln. Jeff is the son of Bob and Patty Behrends of Fairbury and Becky McIntosh of Carefree, Arizona. Megan is the daughter of Brian and Sarah Williams of Ainsworth and Mike and Cheryl Langfeldt of Crete. Jeff is a manager at Interstate Batteries in Lincoln and Megan is the store manager at rue21 in Lincoln. They currently reside in Crete.