Blair, Fort Calhoun and Arlington track teams qualified 27 athletes for State Track and Field Championship competition at Omaha Burke Stadium on Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18. Fort Calhoun runners Zack Marshall and Taya Skelton earned state track gold. Arlington freshman Kailynn Gubbels and junior Milee Young each took home two state medals.
Fort Calhoun senior Zack Marshall, left, races Norris’ Ashton Hausmann to the finish line of t
Arlington’s Kailynn Gubbels runs the 100-meter hurdles at Omaha Burke Stadium
Fort Calhoun’s Avery McKennan runs the 3,200-meter run at Omaha Burke Stadium
Taya Skelton of fort Calhoun celebrates her state title win in the 3,200-meter run Friday at Omaha Burke Stadium
Blair senior Evan Slominski competes in the pole vault at Omaha Burke Stadium
Blair senior Ethan Rowe runs the 300-meter hurdles at Omaha Burke Stadium
Blair’s Adam Brehm finishes his 200-meter dash prelim at Omaha Burke Stadium
BlairÕs Grace Galbraith competes in the pole vault
ArlingtonÕs Sam Kubat, right, runs just ahead of BlairÕs Ethan Funk.
Fort Calhoun’s Jacob, left, and Ben Haggar, right run the 400-meter dash at Omaha Burke Stadium
Arlington freshman Kailynn Gubbels, middle, runs the 300-meter hurdle prelims at Omaha Burke Stadium
Tessa, right and Taya skelton embrace after Taya won the 3,200 meter run at Omaha Burke Stadium
Fort Calhoun’s Taya Skelton gets a hug from her mother, Cindy, at Omaha Burke Stadium
Fort Calhoun seniors Taya Skelton, left, and Avery McKennan meet at the finish line of the 3200-meter run at Omaha Burke Stadium
First Friday of Lent means that crowds flock to the annual St. John the Baptist Fish Fry in Fort Calhoun. The fish fry is a premier community event that draws big crowds from across the Omaha Metro area and far beyond.
Steve Dethlefs drains a basket of hot fried fish.
B J Grove and Jenny Salsbury cook up fries and hush puppies.
Wanda Worsley and Scott Dai serve up plates of fish.
The Fish Friar Mike Conrad sells split the pot tickets.
Fish Friar Mike Conrad and Sue Hershman split tickets for the split the pot drawing.
Roxanne Wieland receives her plate of baked and fried fish.