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Jurgena and Tennison to recite rows on May 17

Kelly and Charlotte Jurgena of Western Grove, Arkansas are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter Kari Jean to Daniel Tennison of Branson, MO., son of Dennis and Regina Tennison of Jasper, Arkansas. The Bride to be is attending College of the Ozarks. The Prospective groom is a Registered Nurse at Cox South in Branson, MO. Grandparents of the Bride are Jean Compton and Harvey and Sharon Jurgena of Fairbury. The Couple will exchange vows on May 17, 2014 at 3pm at Samuel Cedars in Rogersville, MO.

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Beller and Niederklein to recite vows on June 28

Beller and Niederklein

to recite vows on June 28

Mikayla Marie Beller and Jerad Mark Niederklein are excited to announce their plans to unite in marriage on June 28, 2014.

Mikayla is the daughter of Glenn and Lori Beller, of Lindsay. She graduated from Holy Family School in 2005 and from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2009 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology and Spanish. She received a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Doane College in 2011. Mikayla currently teaches K-12 Spanish at Holy Family School.

Jerad, of McCool Junction, is the son of Mark and Peggy Niederklein, of Tobias. He graduated from Meridian High School in 1999 and Peru State College in 2003 with a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education. He is currently a 5th grade teacher and football coach at McCool Junction School.

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Kathryn and Donald Throener

Kathryn and Donald Throener

Kathryn H. Robertson of Daykin, daughter of Judy McLaughlin and the late Tim Robertson, and Donald J. Throener of Daykin, son of Jerome and Agnes Throener, were married at the Fairbury Elks Lodge by Jimmy Robertson on March 15, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Jerry L. Throener, son of the groom, gave the bride away in marriage.

The brides dress was a satin a-line gown with shoulder cuffs and lace top. Her bouquet consisted of maroon and red tiger lilies with wheat sprigs and a charm of the brides father.

The brides personal attendants was Recia Allen of Ponca City, Okla, who is a sister of the bride and Melissa Kujath, friend of the bride. The maid of honor was Jessica Bassett, best friend of the bride, of Fairbury. Her bridesmaid was Dara Troxel of Fairbury.

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Ideal Weather Brings Out The Best For Tracksters At Dan Tesar/Tri County Invite

Photo caption: Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-NewsTRI COUNTY JUNIOR WYATT KOWALSKI keeps up a steady pace during the seventh lap of the boys 3200-meter run at last Tuesdays Dan Tesar/Tri County Invite. Kowalski passed Suttons Austin Reinsch on the back stretch of the eighth lap to win the race in a time of 10:49.05.

After competing in numerous meets this spring that were windy and chilly, the Tri County and Fairbury track and field teams competed last Tuesday on an ideal weather day which helped bring out the best in a number of athletes.

The Lady Trojans didnt have any gold medalists but came away with a sixth place finish in the 10-team field, scoring 53 points in their home Dan Tesar/Tri County Invite.

Wilber-Clatonia was the team champion on the girls side racking up 98 points with Lincoln Christian second chalking up 83 points.

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Inclement Weather Cuts Short Fairbury Golf Invitational

Fairbury golfers finally got an opportunity to compete on their home course last Wednesday (April 23) in the Fairbury Invitational but Mother Nature played havoc with the 11-team field.

The golf invite was interrupted three times with lightning, rain and wind.

On the fourth interruption, the invite was called with nine holes being played by all the competitors on the Fairbury Country Club golf course.

In the final team standings, Fairburys varsity golf squad finished fifth out of 11 teams with a score of 188.

The Jeffs had a trio of golfers that just missed out on a medal.

Jorge Barrera led Fairbury with a score of 46, placing 16th just one stroke out of a medal.

Nick Christiansen and Spencer Feldkamp tied for 17th, each carding a score of 47.

Rounding out the Jeffs individual scores were Austin Schwisow with a 48 and Justin Peterson shot a 50.

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Fairbury Trap Teams Continue Winning Efforts

Photo caption: Contrbuted PhotoCODY KRULA of the Fairbury senior high trap team displays his medal he received at the Beatrice Gun Club shoot for winning first place in the 20-21 handicap.

Medals were earned by both the Fairbury senior high and junior high trap shooters at the Beatrice Gun Club Invite April 19.

Cody Krula claimed first place in the 20-21 yard handicap with a score of 46x50, and Tyler DeBoer won first place in the 22-23 yard handicap after a shoot off with a score of 18x20. DeBoer hit 47x50 targets in his 22-23 yard handicap shoot.

Additional senior high scores were Nathaniel Stapaules, 91x100, Tyler Heidemann, 77x100, Tanner Mumm, 87x100, Marshall Nichelson, 74x100, Mark Kroeker, 89x100, Tyler Bray, 73x100, Kylee Barber, 80x100, Chelsea Sasse, 80x100, Reed Williams, 71x100, Kouper Griffin, 84x100, Lyndon Block, 81x100, Christian Lufkin, 31x50, Chloe Brooks, 78x100, Waylynn Scheets, 66x100 and Autumn Deepe, 65x100.

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Hofstetter Receives Prestigious All-State Honors

Photo caption: Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-NewsALL-STATE HONOREE Meridian junior Blair Hofstetter, right, stands along side Lady Mustangs head coach Robert Schropfer, as the Lady Mustangs forward received a trio of all-state basketball honors by the Lincoln Journal Star, Omaha World-Herald, and the Nebraska Associated Press.

Surprises are nice, especially the unexpected ones.

That was the case for Meridian junior Blair Hofstetter who was a force on both ends of the court, as she had an outstanding season and was rewarded with prestigious post-season All-State basketball honors.

The 511 forward was selected Class D-2 first team all-state by the Lincoln Journal Star, Class D-2 first team all-state by the Omaha World-Herald, and Class D-2 first team all-state by the Nebraska Associated Press.

Hofstetter averaged 21.0 points per game and 9.2 rebounds for the 8-15 Lady Mustangs.

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Meridian, Diller-Odell Have Strong Showings at Friend Invite

Meridian and Diller-Odell combined for eight gold medals at the 10-team Friend Invitational April 22.

The Meridian Mustangs placed in 13 events to earn second place racking up 80.50 points.

Freeman claimed the team title for the boys with a score of 108 points.

Cody Lundholm led the way for the Mustangs winning the gold medal in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles with a time of 42.80.

Second place medalists were Lupe Dimas, 3200-meter, in 11:43.20, Ty Brakhage, triple jump, 40-04.50, and the Mustangs 1600-meter relay posting a time of 3:45.60.

Eighteen team points were chalked up with third place finishes by Dylan Brown, pole vault, 103, Caleb Jarchow, shot put, 40-10.25, and the 3200-meter relay with a time of 9:45.80.

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Fairbury Seventh, Eighth At Yowell Classic

Competing in their second meet in a week, both Fairbury track and field teams faced larger schools but came away with some positive results at Saturdays eight-team Yowell Track Classic.

For the Lady Jeffs, the squad placed in eight events to account for a seventh place finish with 29.50 points.

York won its own invite on the girls side by scoring 127 points.

Senior Paige Husa led the way for the Lady Jeffs placing second in the discus with a throw of 1392, while she was third in the shot put at 36-05.25.

Michaela Barber was fifth in both the 100-meter high hurdles and the 300-meter low hurdles at 17.1 and 52.29 and she placed sixth in the 100 at 13.80.

A time of 2:37.41 earned Jordan Johnson third place in the 800 and Anna Mach tied for sixth in the pole vault at 76.

Fairburys 3200-meter relay of Johnson, Hannah Yantz, Shaye Stall, and Lili Estrada was fourth at 10:51.08.

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Spring Weather Safety is Important

Spring weather can be unpredictable, especially in Nebraska. When severe weather hits unexpectedly, planning ahead makes all the difference.

The best rule of thumb that experts will say is to prepare for storms, floods and tornadoes as if you know in advance that they are coming. Often times, especially during the spring time, it is very likely that Nebraskans will see weather extremes.

Spring is the time of year when temperatures can swing back and forth between balmy and frigid. Sunny days may be followed by a week of stormy weather. Sometimes extreme weather changes can occur even within the same day. Mark Twain once said, In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours. That may not be such an exaggeration for the Midwest states.

Preparing for Emergencies in Your Home

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