The Brush Creek 4-H Club volunteered with the DeWitt Community Club at the annual Easter Egg Hunt. Brush Creek 4-Hers assisted by hiding eggs. 4-Hers also monitored the Egg Hunt at Rossiter Park where children 6 years of age and older were hunting for eggs.
After the Easter Egg Hunt the club held a meeting to discuss the QA classes required for the county fair, the food pantry community service, and the cupcake wars. If you wish to purchase a county fair t-shirt, you need to contact the extension office before May 15. The next meeting will be in April with Darci MeGee of LEAD giving a presentation. The Pesek family will be in charge of this meeting, on April 22nd at 6:00 at the Swanton Church.
50 Fabulous Years! Nebraska FBLA celebrated its 50-year anniversary at the 2012 FBLA Nebraska State Leadership Conference held March 29-31 in Omaha. The annual conference provided competition in 62 events, leadership training, networking, and fun for members across the state. Fairbury FBLA's twenty qualifying members joined over 2500 Nebraska members and advisers to compete and celebrate another successful year in FBLA.
The Tri County Speech Team sent six students competing in seven events to the NSAA State Speech Championship in Kearney March 22.
Angie Bass just missed advancing to finals in Oral Interpretation of Poetry and ended the day with a 7th place finish. Bass also received 8th place in the Serious Interpretation of Prose competition with Megan Stokebrand close behind in 10th place.
Sara Grummert received 12th place in Informative Public Speaking. Others competing from Tri County were freshmen Riley Ensz in Humorous Prose, Megann Freese in Entertainment and Cody McCain in Extemporaneous. Mrs. Kelly Smith and Ms. Jenni Borer coach the Speech Team
A frustrating day of tough rounds and intense competition, the team should be proud of a job well done by all. There were 34 schools represented in the Class C-1 State Competition.
Fairbury's junior high and senior high trap teams got its season started Mar.17th at the Crete Trap Shoot.
Shooters from both Thayer Central and Fairbury comprise the two squads.
Individual results posted at the Crete shoot were High Overall Female Becky Gasper, second shooting 86x100 targets. She won the shoot-off for second with a score of 16x20, High Female 18-19 Yard Handicap Kylee Barber, first shooting 42x50 targets, and High Male 18-19 Yard Handicap Cody Krula, second shooting 42x50 targets.
Senior high trap shooters include Cody Krula, Caleb Goedeken, Logan Kunc, Marshall Nichelson, Tanner Mumm, Becky Gasper, Kylee Barber, Kouper Griffin, Amber Hartley, Morgan Fangmeier, and Chelsea Sasse.
Despite not have as many athletes on their squads as other teams, the Fairbury Lady Jeffs and Jeffs track and field teams put forth their best efforts at Saturday's Central Conference Relays held at Grand Island Northwest High School.
The Lady Jeffs placed in eight relay events to place eighth out of nine teams with 19 points.
Seward won the Central Conference Relays with a total of 100 points.
The Lady Jeffs' pole vault trio of Ashton Feldkamp, Anna Mach, and Moriah Schroeder earned the top finish on the day tying for third with Holdrege with a combined height of 22'3".
Fourth place medalists were the 400-meter relay of Michaela Barber, Feldkamp, Taylor Miller, and Krista Hintz in a time of 53.9, and the Sprint Medley foursome of Tiffani Bonsal, Miller, Hintz, and Amelia Stone in 2:04.6.