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Busy Time For Me At State Track

Its that time of the year to make the annual spring trip this weekend to Omaha Burke Stadium for the NSAA State Track and Field Championships.

I enjoy heading to Omaha to take pictures and see some talented local athletes compete for medals against the states best in Classes B, C, and D.

It is a nice to have the opportunity to visit also with fellow sports writers and photographers I know from other newspapers in the state.

Over the two-day meet, I will definitely get a lot of exercise walking covering each of the events in the three classes.

As the state track and field championships gets underway I will be covering as many as 22 athletes.

Congratulations to each and every area athlete that qualified for this weekends NSAA State Track and Field Championships.

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Christiansen Places Seventh, Qualifies For State Golf Meet

Photo caption: FAIRBURY SENIOR JORGE BARRERA gently putts his golf ball toward the cup on the first hole during competition Monday afternoon in the B-3 District golf meet held on the York Country Club golf course. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News

On a tough day to play golf with scores higher than normal, Fairbury sophomore Nick Christiansen ground out 18 holes of golf to qualify for next weeks Class B State Golf Championships by finishing seventh individually at Mondays B-3 District golf meet played on the York Country Club golf course.

Christiansen shot an 18-hole score of 84 with two rounds of 42.

Freshman Justin Peterson had the second low score on the team with a score of 95 off rounds of 47-48 for 18 holes.

Jorge Barrera fired a 100 on rounds of 49 and 51, junior Spencer Feldkamp shot a 112 with two rounds of 56, and senior Austin Schwisow carded a 115 with rounds of 54 and 61.

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Harold Coonrod

Harold Everett Coonrod, 94, passed away on Jan. 15, 2014 in Seward, Neb. He was born on Nov. 20, 1919 in Mahaska, Kan. to Harley Hammond and Beulah Emmaline (Summers). Harold attended grade and high school in Mahaska, graduating in 1937 and from Hebron Junior College in 1939.

In 1941 he moved to Wichita, Kan. where he worked at Beech Aircraft. Harold enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1942, serving with the 9th Troop Carrier command as a radio operator, being on the first troop carrier C-47 carrying Pathfinder paratroopers into France on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Upon his discharge, Harold returned to Mahaska where with his brother, Harry, they operated the Coonrod Hardware until 1951 when he was appointed Mahaska Postmaster, serving in that office until retiring February 1980.

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Twenty-Two Area Athletes To Compete In State Track Meet

Photo caption: A PAIR OF ATHLETES WILL PARTICIPATE FOR TRI COUNTY this weekend at the NSAA State Track and Field Championships held at Omaha Burke Stadium. Competitors are Haydyn Weise and Wyatt Kowalski. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News

It was a good two days for the most part on the track and in the field as Fairbury, Tri County, Diller-Odell, and Meridian combined to send 22 athletes from the their respective District track meets to this weekends NSAA State Track and Field Championships at Omaha Burke Stadium.

Fairbury-The Lady Jeffs qualified five competitors from last Thursdays B-2 District track meet held at the Beatrice High School track.

Senior Paige Husa was the district champion in the discus with a throw of 14211, and she placed runner-up in the shotput with a mark of 3810.

Fairburys 3200-meter relay team of Jordan Johnson, Shaye Stall, Anna Schouboe, and Hannah Yantz placed second to Syracuse in a time of 10:33.64.

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Helen Virginia Block

Helen Virginia Block, 85, of Gothenburg, Neb., died May 12, 2014 at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg.

She was born Sept. 29, 1928 in Cozad, Neb., daughter, of Alfred and Catharine (Onkst) Richey.

Helen graduated from Cozad High School, and attended Teachers College in Kearney. She taught country school near Cozad for four years. She married Virgil Block on July 3, 1949 at the Evangelical United Brethren Church at Cozad. She worked as a retail clerk at W.J. OConnors, A & L Variety and Ben Franklin for many years. She was a member of a Womens Extension Club and AAL (Thrivent for Lutherans). As a young teenager, she also volunteered at the North Platte Canteen.

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Donald R. Scholl

Donald R. Scholl, 83, of Fairbury, Neb., passed away May 20, 2014 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. Survivors are wife Janice Scholl of Fairbury; sons, Larry Scholl & wife, Maure of St. Louis, Mo.; Randy Scholl & wife, Sharon of Charlottesville, Va.; daughter-in-law, Nichole Scholl of Fairbury; five grandchildren, Michael, Jennifer, Emily, Blaine, Colin; brothers, Bill Scholl & wife, Jeanette of Phoenix, Ariz.; Loren Scholl & wife, Laura of Prescott, Iowa; John Scholl & wife, Sherri of Beatrice; sister, Ruth Gekas of Boca Raton, Fla.; Marlene Ramsey & husband,Tom of Papillion, Neb.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday May 23, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jansen, Neb., with Pastor Charles Schmidt officiating. The family will greet friends on Thur. May 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury. Burial at the Fairbury Cemetery-Fairbury.

Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge of arrangements.

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Floyd W. Schmidt

Floyd W. Schmidt, 99, of Reno Nev. passed away on April 7, 2014, at Heartstone of Northern Nevada at sparks, Nev.

Survivors include cousins, Fern Hinz of Fairbury and Richard Schmidt of Western.

Graveside services will be held at the Fairbury cemetery on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 2:30p.m.

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Darlene Dar Orth

Darlene Dar Orth, 88, of Fairbury, Neb. passed away May 17, 2014.

Survivors are brothers, Jerry Wright and wife, Glenda of Lincoln; Gary Wright and wife, Judy of Eagle; sisters, Norma Lee of Denver, Colo.; Jackie Hosack and husband, Hugh of Blanchard, Okla.; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday May 23, 2014 at the Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury, with Pastor Joel Hahn officiating. The family will greet friends Thur. May 22 at the Funeral Home in Fairbury from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial at the Fairbury Cemetery-Fairbury. Memorials to the Familys Choice.

Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements

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The Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group

The Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group will meet on Thursday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room at Cedarwood assisted living, 828 22nd St., Fairbury. For more information, please contact Lana Likens at 729-6855.

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The Commodity Supplemental Food Program

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program distribution clinic will be held in Fairbury at 512 3rd Street on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. call Blue Valley Community Action at 402-729-2278.

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