Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:23pm
Optimist Club to Sponsor Speech Contest-The Fairbury Optimist Club is encouraging area students to speak their minds about the topic of “How My Optimism Will Help Me Press on to Greater Achievements of the Future” as part of the Optimist International Oratorical Contest for 2015.
The Optimist Club will have qualified individuals judge the local students’ speeches based on content and presentation to determine the top girl and boy winners, who will receive a neck medallion and advance to the district level in Grand Island on April 11, for the opportunity to win $2,500, $500, or $250 college scholarships. If there are three or more contestants in the girl or boy division at the local level the first place winner will receive an additional $150 award.
Students attending public, parochial or home school under the age of 19 as of December 31, 2014 are eligible to participate. There is NO minimum age restriction.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:22pm
UNO Dean’s List--Megan Stokebrand, De Witt; David Carlin Burkitt, Fairbury; Kaitlin Bush, Fairbury; Jenna Lynn Christiansen,Fairbury; Michele Kristen Snyder, Fairbury; Bryce Anthony Taylor, Fairbury; Anna Kathleen Vetter Fairbury.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:21pm
Diller-Odell High School students who were selected for Class D All-State Band are seniors, Camille Hennerberg, clarinet; Lance Lawton, tuba; juniors, Theresa Zarybnicky, clarinet; Zach Reiman, percussion; and sophomore, Paige Arnold, flute. The concert will be in Kearney at UNK on March 28.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:08pm
Ron and Tammie Duensing of Fairbury, NE. are please to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda to Shawn Kranjc, son of Enrique & Ginni Kranjc & DeAnna Kranjc.
Duensing is a 2003 Fairbury High School Graduate, attended Doane College where she received her Major in Biology and a Minor in Art. She is currently employed as a Director of Sales & Marketing at The V in Omaha.
Kranjc is a 2000 Millard North High School Graduate, attended Art Institute of Colorado, where he received his Associates Degree of Applied Science in Culinary. He is currently employed as a Sous Chef at The V in Omaha.
They are planning an April 17,2015 wedding in Riviera Maya, Mexico.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:59pm
Derrick and Megan Haake proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Harper Elizabeth Haake. She was born February 17, 2015 at Bryan Health, Lincoln, Ne., weighing 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and 20“ long. She was welcomed home by her big brothers, Maddox and Bryant. Grandparents are Scot & Joy Wolfe and Mike & Chris Haake. Great-grandparents are Iona Bartels, Kenny & Linda Wolfe, Lila Pribyl and Vern & Norma Haake.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/25/2015 - 1:12pm
FAIRBURY JUNIOR NATHANIEL STAPAULES No. 54, looks to maneuver on a drive to the basket past Centennial’s Garrett Richters, No. 34, and another Centennial player during first half play Monday evening in the C1-4 Subdistrict Basketball Tournament played at Friend High School. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
A positive start by the Jeffs went by the wayside, as Fairbury couldn’t match Centennial in the second half in Monday’s 51-34 loss to the Broncos in bunny-bracket play of the C1-4 Subdistrict Boys Basketball Tournament played at Friend High School.
Fairbury started out strong with its shooting connecting on three of its first four three-point baskets to open a 9-2 lead midway through the first quarter.
Centennial finished out the quarter scoring three points at the charity stripe to close the deficit to 9-5.
The Broncos pieced together a 6-0 run in the first two minutes of the second quarter to grab their first lead at 11-9.
One of two free throws by Jesse Hartshorn kept Centennial in front at 12-10.
A trey from Connor Livingston gave Fairbury back a brief, 13-12 lead.
Tanner Barth’s three-point hoop lifted Centennial back on top on its next possession, 15-13.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/25/2015 - 1:11pm
Showing why they were the top seed, Fairbury polished off Milford and Wilber-Clatonia enroute to winning the C1-4 Subdistrict Girls Basketball Tournament played at Friend High School.
With four players scoring in double figures, Fairbury blew open a tied game at half on its way to a 56-38 win last Thursday evening over Wilber-Clatonia in the C1-4 Subdistrict final.
Spearheaded by the 1-2 scoring attack of the Lady Jeffs’ Shelby Pollman scoring eight points, and Josey Zabokrtsky sinking four points, the Lady Jeffs opened a 14-8 first quarter lead.
Wilber-Clatonia took advantage of foul trouble by Fairbury in the second quarter to forge a 21-all tie at halftime by outscoring the Lady Jeffs, 13-7.
At the start of the third quarter, Fairbury’s offense heated up connecting on three straight three-point hoops, and preceded to not let up outscoring the Lady Wolverines, 20-5 to seize a 41-26 advantage.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 02/25/2015 - 1:11pm
MERIDIAN SENIOR BRANDON JACKSON is in control of Elkhorn Valley’s Chris Petersen in Saturday’s third place match in the Class D 182-pound weight class at the NSAA State Wrestling Championships. Jackson won in a tie breaker, 4-3 over Petersen. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
Meridian senior Brandon Jackson capped off an impressive wrestling career by winning the bronze medal on Saturday in the Class D 182-pound weight class at the NSAA State Wrestling Championships held at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha.
Jackson won his third place match by tiebreaker, 4-3 over Elkhorn Valley’s Chris Petersen to finish his season with a record of 43-2.
In his career, Jackson became a three-time state medalist for Meridian.
As a sophomore, Brandon placed fifth at 170 pounds, and last year, Jackson finished second in the Class D 170-pound weight class.
Friday evening, Jackosn lost in the Class D 182-pound semifinals by pinfall in 4:13 to Maxwell’s Jaylon Sturdivant (37-0).
Saturday morning, Jackson won his consolation semifinal match by pinfall in 1:53 over Sutherland’s Landan Fear.