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Fairbury Seniors Suffer Let Down

It was one of those nights.

The Fairbury Seniors American Legion baseball team fresh off winning the Marysville, Kan., Tournament, suffered a disappointing home loss June 17 against Marysville, Kan.

Fairburys offense was limited to just five hits in the 7-2 seven inning loss.

Marysville began the scoring with a single run in the top of the first inning.

Following three scoreless innings, Marysville plated five runs in the fifth inning to take control.

Trailing 6-0 in the bottom of the fifth, Fairbury pieced together three straight hits capped off with a two-run RBI single by Adam Wasserman.

In the top of the sixth inning, Marysville scored its final run on a RBI single.

Connor Livingston, pitched four innings on the mound allowing five hits with three earned runs along with three strikeouts.

Bryce Barnts threw three innings scattering four hits, with three strikeouts, while allowing one earned run.

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10-Year-Old Races 'Itching To Run Take Laps At Fairbury Race Track

Photo caption: Dylan Sillman

When you talk to Dylan Sillman of Alvo, Nebraska the Bruce Springsteen Song "Born To Run" just naturally goes through your mind.

On the surface he is just like a lot of other 10-year old red-blooded American boys. He wears sleeveless t-shirts, plays baseball and is glad school is out for the summer. And Starburst candy? He loves Starburst candy.

But what separates Dylan from a lot of other boys his age is his passion for racing. Not radio control cars. Not go-karts. But bonafide race cars. The kind that goes fast. Upwards of 100 miles an hour fast.

On the most recent Saturday night at Jefferson County Speedway, June 21, in Fairbury Dylan showed up to race. But because there is no 'restrictor class' in Fairbury Dylan couldn't compete. Local race officials still wanted to let the young "hot shoe" go however and let him run several laps during intermission prior to the feature races.

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Jayhusker Races

Photo caption: check out all the photos under the photos tab

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Free Optimist T-Ball

Free Optimist T-Ball

will be held July 8, 15, 22, 29, and August 5 at the Fairbury Softball Fields for boys and girls 4 years of age or older as of May 1. Instruction begins a 6:30 pm followed by games. Gloves are not provided. Bats, balls, hitting Tee, caps and shirts are provided by the Optimist Club. There is no charge.

Registrations may be obtained from Starr-Buckow Insurance Agency, 417-5th St. LVS, 520 E St. or the Fairbury Chamber of Commerce, 518 E Street or at the Optimist Fireworks stand at 14th and K Street. Please do not phone businesses.

For information contact coordinators: Robert Fritz Kluge at 203-767-0852 or bkluge59@yahoo.com; Judith Kluge at 203-767-0325 or jck1tophen4usa@yahoo.com or either at 402-797-4021 or coaches Tim/Janel Hynek, 402-729-5035 or Anthony/Amanda Harris, 402-881-5973.

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Friends of Blue Valley

Friends of Blue Valley is in need of volunteers to assist at the Jefferson County Immunization Clinic, held at the Jefferson County Health Center. Jefferson Clinic back to school clinics will be July 8th 9-11 & 1-4, July 24th 9-11 &1-4 and Aug.12th 9-11 & 1-4. Regular Clinics are 2nd Tuesday of each month from 1-4 and the 4th Thursday of each month 9-11.

Please contact Kathryn Molczyk for an application/interview at 402-729-2278, kmolczyk@bvca.net or visit our office at 620 5th St. Fairbury, NE.

FHS Class of 1979 will be celebrating their 35 year class reunion July 25-27, 2014. For more information contact Kim Schmidt Bush at 402-729-2410.

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Firecracker Run

The Tri County Educational Foundation is hosting our annual Firecracker Run during this years DeWitt 4th of July celebration on Saturday, July 5, 2014. This run will be the Foundations primary fund raiser for 2014.

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Avenue of Flags

Avenue of Flags

Volunteers are needed to help put out the avenue of flags around the courthouse for the 4th of July, on July 3rd at 8am. They will be taken down on July 5th at 8am.

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Plymouth Flower and Photo / Art Show

Plymouth Flower and Photo / Art show will be held Saturday, July 12 th from 10 am 2 pm at the Plymouth Community Center. Bring your flower and garden produce. Enter your photo and art exhibits! Enjoy lunch at the Garden Cafe! Prize to be awarded. Free Admission. For further information contact Nancy at 402-656-4791 or Eileen 402-656-5485. Youth divisions for 12 years and under. Well have a division for almost anything!

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Former Resident Named FACS Teacher of the Year

Michelle (Fairley) Galles from Randolph Public Schools joined hundreds of other Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) teachers and other career educators recently at the 40th annual Nebraska Career Education Conference in Kearney, Nebraska. The annual professional development opportunity was held June 2-5 and is sponsored by the Nebraska Career Education department at Nebraska Department of Education.

One of the highlights is the annual Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers of Nebraska (FCSTN) banquet. Teachers across the state meet for an awards banquets to honor area partnerships and achievements. Michelle was nominated from other teachers for FCSTN 1-5 years teacher of the year. Michelle has taught for two years at Randolph Public Schools. During this time she has excelled in the classroom, had numerous FCCLA members qualify for State Leadership Conference, and had a state president, as well at being the District 7 advisor.

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Looking Back

Photo caption: LOOKING ONTO E STREET IN FAIRBURY between 5th & 6th Sts in the 1930s. Contributed Photo

120 Years Ago 1894

The Jefferson County Journal

Rain-making rights in two South Dakota counties sold for $1,500.

Frank Wallaces wheat east of Fairbury made 35 bushels an acre in the poor crop season. He got 50 cents a bushel for it. Taking part in a Sunday school program at District No. 26, 2 miles north and one east of Reynolds, were H.J. Bauer, D.E. Brown, Daisy, Mary and H.B. Cerveny, Jenny Diethelm, Etta French, Bessie, Eva and Roy Gregg, Verda and Zoe King, Harry Pearson, William B. Peterson, Bertha Pommer, Daisy and Mollie Glopansky, Winnie Torrey and Ernest, Freddie and Millie Witt.

110 Years Ago 1904

The Jefferson County Journal

A crowd of 2,000 people was reported at the Plymouth July Fourth celebration.

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