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$50 Sponsors are needed for the hors doeuvres

Welcome New Teachers with Business After Hours at the Tasting Room, Friday, Aug. 8. As a sponsor you have an opportunity to include your

promotional material in the Welcome Packets! This is a great opportunity for you and your employees to welcome the Fairbury Public Schools new staff to our community. Call Sharon 402-729-3000 or Julie.

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Hot Enough

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seasonal tax professionals

Now taking applications for seasonal tax professionals. Great opportunity for extra income for someone who would like to work in a local professional office setting. Training classes beginning soon. H&R Block, 402-729-2708.

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Heritage Highway "Trail of Treasures" Event Scheduled for Oct 3-5

Heritage Highway "Trail of Treasures" Event Scheduled for Oct 3-5

Tourism promoters along Nebraskas Heritage Highway 136 in southern Nebraska are planning a third flea market event along the byway, scheduled for October 3-5. The 2014 event will be the third year and is really gaining momentum, according to coordinator, Julie Katz of Fairbury. Several corridor communities along Highway 8 in eastern Nebraska, Highway 14 in the central region and Highways 6 & 34 in the west will also be participating in the event.

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Court Report

Traffic

William B. Scott, of Heber Springs, Ark.: CMV violation; two counts of overweight axles; overweight capacity plates; CMV - false log violation, $430 in fines.

Gregory D. Franks, of Paradise, Texas: Overweight axle, $75 fine.

Ken B. Petersen, of Carleton: CMV - brake violation, $50 fine.

Theodore J. Parker, of Burlington, N.C.: Two counts of overweight axles, $175 in fines.

Aaron M. Cox, of Beemer: Overweight axle, $25 fine.

John M. Heard, of Wichita, Kan.: Overweight axle: $75 fine.

Frank A. Albano, of Davidson, Okla.: Failure to stop and weigh, $50 fine.

Vidal Arres Jr., of Grand Island: Overweight axle, $75 fine.

Todd L. Irwin, of Union: Overweight axle, $75 fine.

John Sawatzsky, of Darlingford, MB: Overweight axle, $150 fine.

Adolfo Zacharias, of Winkler, MB: Overweight axle, $150 fine.

Richard D. Mohrmann, of Byron: Speeding, $25 fine.

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Mark Hintz, Just Paying It Forward

Photo caption: Mark Hintz, coach for Hebron youth for the past 28 years gives a signal to one of his players during a game with the Senior Legion team. Contributed Photo

Coaching young childrens summer sports often falls to parents who want to support their children and their friends. Mark Hintz of Hebron began coaching 28 years ago for a completely different reason.

Hintz started out coaching as a Senior Legion coach and then when his children began with T-Ball he began coaching their teams and followed them back up to Senior Legion ball. When all the years were added up it totals 28 years.

I started coaching because I wanted to give back to the community, Hintz said, to the Thayer county edition of The Fairbury Journal-News. When I was growing up I felt very supported (by Hebron) and it really meant a lot to me so I felt it was only right that I do something to return that support.

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Key Hits Lift Seward Over Fairbury

Fairbury out hit Seward, 12-10, but left eight runners on base, as the team couldnt come up with that key hit which led to a 10-5 loss Saturday afternoon in second round play in the B4 American Legion Seniors Baseball Tournament held at Levitt Stadium in York.

Seward the top seed in the seven-team tournament came through with clutch hits early on and in its final at-bat to break open a close game in the middle innings.

In the top of the first, Seward plated three runs off RBI sacrifice flies by Reid Karel and Brady Fitzke, and one Fairbury fielding error.

After Seward had tacked on two additional runs in the top of the second, and one run in the third, Fairbury got on the board in the bottom of the third on a RBI single off the bat of Connor Livingston.

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Stellar Pitching, Defense Propels Meridian Past Tri County

Photo caption: DAYKIN MERIDIAN PITCHER GAUDALUPE DIMAS winds up on the mound to send a pitch toward the plate in Saturdays elimination game against Tri County in the Class C Area 5 American Legion Seniors Baseball Tournament held at Wymore Legion Field. Dimas earned the pitching win throwing a complete game allowing two earned runs, while striking out five and walking three in Daykin Meridians 6-3 victory. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News

After losing its first round game Friday, 5-1 versus Geneva. Daykin Meridians Seniors bounced back with strong pitching and good defense to come away with a 6-3 win against Tri County in the Class C Area 5 Seniors District American Legion Baseball Tournament played Saturday afternoon at Wymore Legion Field.

Sixth seed Daykin Meridian scored runs in four separate innings to stay alive in the double elimination tournament.

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Fairbury Comeback Falls Just Short

Photo caption: FAIRBURY SENIOR CENTERFIELDER BRYCE BARNTS prepares to take off from second after connecting on an RBI double in the fifth inning for Fairburys first run. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News

In Sundays elimination game in the Class B Area 4 American Legion Seniors Baseball Tournament held at Yorks Levitt Stadium, Fairbury could not overcome a sluggish start at the plate and in the field.

As a result, Pleasant Dale took advantage of a few early inning errors by Fairbury to earn a 4-3 win.

After a scoreless first inning by both teams, Pleasant Dale scored the initial run of the game in the top of the second off a balk call on Fairbury pitcher Zach Edson.

Fairburys offense was retired in order by Pleasant Dale pitcher Jake Mensik in the bottom of the second.

Edson dug in on the mound and set Pleasant Dales batters down in order in the top of the third.

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Looking Back

Photo caption: DO YOU KNOW THIS CAFE--in the late 1930s. Contributed Photo

120 Years Ago

1894

The Jefferson County Journal

John C. Hartigan arrived in Fairbury and started a law practice that lasted until his death.

The Populist Party county convention resolved that the state should make and sell all liquor.

Thirteen people died when a Rock Island passenger train went off a trestle over the Union Pacific tracks south of Lincoln. The locomotive set fire to wooden coaches, only one which stayed on the track, burning many to death. Fatalities included Conductor Standard of Council Bluffs, Firemen William Craig and W.O. Hambel, A.A. Munger and Isaac Depew, all of Fairbury. Col. C.J. Bills, Jay McDowell and Postal Clerk C.A. Cherry escaped serious injury.

110 Years Ago

1904

The Jefferson County Journal

The Weiker farm near Gladstone was sold at sheriffs auction to Peter Flatung for $43.75 an acre.

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