Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 09/16/2015 - 2:35pm
This past weekend I was able to check an item off my bucket list. My wife, Ginny, got tickets for the Husker game for us and our two oldest daughters as an early birthday present.
I still remember my first game I attended with my grandpa many years ago and I’ve been wanting to pass that along to my kids. Saturday did not disappoint, it was perfect football weather. Jordin, our five year old, was amazed by the sheer size of the stadium. We took pictures outside the stadium and made our way to our gate-thankfully along the way we found someone giving out balloons. Once inside, we got our concessions and found our seats; the girls were speechless for a couple minutes (which is a feat alone).
“How did those people get way up there?”
“Why don’t we have a TV that big?” were just a few of the questions we had to contend with.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/16/2015 - 2:32pm
BIG SWING--Fairbury sophomore Destini Warnke prepares to take a swing at an incoming pitch in last Tuesday’s home contest against Auburn. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Fairbury's Lady Jeffs softball team played well for the most part, but were not rewarded with any victories at Saturday's eight-team Falls City Invitational.
The Lady Jeffs (7-10) opened play losing 9-8 to Auburn.
“We were up 7-0 on Auburn heading to the fourth inning. I knew Auburn would score at some point, as they are a good team. In the top of the fourth inning a lot of things changed. They really only had one solid hit along with several other hits, which were bloopers while we had one error in the field along with allowing four walks. It turned out to be a very stressful inning, as Auburn tallied nine runs,” said Fairbury Lady Jeffs coach Taylor Biehl.
“We fought back to score once to draw within a run, but we couldn't tie the game up to send it into extra innings. We definitely played Auburn much better than we did earlier in the week,”commented Biehl.
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 09/16/2015 - 2:11pm
CHAMPIONS--Fairbury Lady Jeffs cross country team had six individual medalists enroute to winning their own invite last Thursday with a team score of 22 points. Team members include seated (l-r) Autumn Branson, Emily Burkley, Lilibeth Estrada, and Shaye Stall. Standing (l-r) McKayla Fletcher, Anna Schouboe, Josey Zabokrtsky and Halle Knigge. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Even though the skies were gloomy and threatening with rain for the Fairbury Cross County Invite last Thursday afternoon, the rain held off just long enough for the Lady Jeffs to win the team championship sparked by six individual medalists.
The Lady Jeffs claimed first place honors with a score of 22 points with Syracuse runner-up in the field of eight full teams with 51 points.
Medalists for the Lady Jeffs included Emily Burkley, second, 22:15.89, Lilibeth Estrada, third, 22:46.20, Shaye Stall, eighth, 23:40.95, Halle Knigge, ninth, 23:53.96, Autumn Branson, 16th, 24:45.43, and Anna Schouboe, 17th in a time of 24:45.48.
Senior Josey Zabokrtsky placed 23rd out of 51 runners with a time of 26:23.19.
“I was so glad that we got the races in. It was stressful to see if we were going to get the invite completed. It was a blessing that the rain held off,”said Fairbury cross country coach Kristi Peterson.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/16/2015 - 2:07pm
The eighth annual “Out of the Darkness” walk will take place on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 11 a.m. at Chautauqua Park in Beatrice. This walk will feature a guest speaker: Kirk Smally, of Oklahoma City, who lost his son to suicide.
Melissa Carlson, the person who organized the event, explained that this walk is meant to show support for families and friends of those who were lost to suicide and to raise awareness in order to reduce the number of people who take their lives.
“I started off doing suicide prevention because I lost both of my family members to suicide,” said Carlson. “I just didn’t want other people to have that toll or feel like they have nowhere to go. Sometimes, if someone’s lost someone to suicide, they struggle to reach out to someone and talk to them. It’s best to talk about it and to get it out there.”
Registration for this event begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Smally will share his story from 12-1:30.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/16/2015 - 2:03pm
The following attended the Schipper/Stelling reunion Sunday, September 13 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Fairbury, NE. Dawn Thieme and Jeff Bleich of Hebron; Harlan Huls and Alvin Huls of Beatrice; Larry and Geraldine Smith of Blue Springs; Allen Schipper and Angela Taylor of Omaha; LaVere and Ann Schipper of Ralston; Bill and Pris Stelling; Shane and Misti Henry, Kayzin, Makynlei Henry and Rylee Pospichal; Karisha Henry; Austin Dudere; Brant Gillham, Rodney Henry; Gail Henry; Betty Hoffman, and Harold and Sandra Stelling all of Fairbury.