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Fairbury Juniors Split Road Games

Photo caption: TRI COUNTY SENIOR CONNOR MOELLER collides with Meridians catcher Jake VanWesten as he slides across home plate with Tri Countys first run of the game in the bottom of the fourth inning at Cody Park-Legion Field on June 25. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News

Offense was the name of the game.

The Fairbury Juniors American Legion baseball team bashed out 12 hits, but it wasnt enough as a melt down late in the game allowed Tri County to rally for a 16-14 win Sunday evening at Cody Park-Legion Park.

Fairbury jumped out to an 8-3 lead after two innings of play.

Following a scoreless third inning, Fairburys offense got back on track in the top of the fourth inning.

Fairbury pushed across two runs in the inning expanding its lead to 10-3.

Poor fielding by Fairbury accounted for five errors in the bottom of the fourth inning which allowed Tri County to battle back scoring seven runs to tie the game at 10.

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Mid-Season Evaluation

As the Fourth of July holiday takes place this Friday it is time to see how teams stack up at the halfway point of the Major League Baseball season.

Who said there isnt parity in baseball. Sixteen of the thirty teams have records above .500.

If the playoffs were to start today three teams in the American League West, the Oakland As, Los Angeles Angels, and the Seattle Mariners would all qualify.

Will this be the year a small market team makes it all the way to the World Series and wins the title?

Of the six division leaders, Milwaukee in the National League Central has the largest lead as of the beginning of the week with a 6 game lead over the Cincinnati Reds and the St. Louis Cardinals.

National League West rivals the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers are in a virtual tie, while the Atlanta Braves maintain a game lead over the Washington Nationals in the National League East.

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Looking Back

120 Years Ago

1894

The Jefferson County Journal

The Bower correspondent reported that wheat should yield from 20-25 bushels per acre, oats from 30 to 40, and that corn was doing well. This was in a drouth year, but low prices and scarcity of money hurt farmers more.

The first load of butcher cattle ever shipped into this county, said the Journal, was from South Omaha, consigned to Charles Bracke.

The cornerstone of the Christian church at Fifth and G streets was laid.

Protection of game was the principal purpose of the Fairbury Gun Club organized. Members included F.W. Barlow, L.W. Goodrich, John Heidelk, Dan Kavanaugh, W.F. Kruetzer, J.B. McDowell, L.J. Nutzman, W.T. Trent, G.G. Tucker, W.G. Uhley and Charles T. Wyatt.

110 Years Ago

1904

The Jefferson County Journal

Professor M.H. Barringer, formerly of Beatrice, started the Fairbury Business College here.

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Real Estate

June 13: Bank of America to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: L10, B15 of Highland Addition to the City of Fairbury.

June 13: John P. Bortulin and Sarah E. Bortulin to Brian A. Scheele: L10 of Mahlochs First Addition to the Village of Plymouth.

June 16: Jimmie R. Cabrera and Ellen M. Cabrera to Michael S. Caroon: W35 of L4 and all of L5 and the E1 of L6 of B14 of W.G. McDowells First Addition to the City of Fairbury.

June 17: Lottman Enterprises , LLC, to Chad A. Lottman and Courtney A. Lottman: L8-9, B6 of Original Town of Diller.

June 18: Larry Stanton and Gale Stanton to Darwin E. Davis and Donna L. Kinney: L6, B14 of Highland Addition to Fairbury.

June 19: Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to James L. Stevens and Sylvia R. Stevens: W35 of L4 and all of L5 and E1 of L6, B14 of W.G. McDowells First Addition to the City of Fairbury.

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Marriage License

June 27: Joe William Bowlin, 34, of Fairbury, and Heather Lea Slaughter, 29, of Fairbury

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Court Report

Kevin L. Brimmer, of Beatrice: Speeding, $75 fine.

Donald L. Goebel, of Fairbury: No valid registration; improper/defective vehicle lighting; failure to use seat belt, $60 in fines.

Abraham F. Diaz, of Carrizo Springs, Texas: Overweight capacity plates, $150 fine. One charge was dropped.

Meredith F. Odgen, of Manhattan, Kan.: Speeding, $75 fine.

Jose Menjivar, of Fairbury: No operators license, $75 fine.

Brandon S. Achtemeir, of Alexandria: No valid registration, $25 fine.

Chad G. Gibney, of Lincoln: Speeding, $25 fine.

David D. Fox, of Arvada, Colo.: Speeding, $25 fine.

Jodi K. Wolfteich, of Bruning: Speeding, $75 fine.

Abel Beltran, of Lincoln: Speeding; no operators license; failure to use seat belt, $125 in fines.

Greggory S. McGlory, of Pitkin, La.: No operators license, $75 fine.

Talakai NaDane, of Hubbell: No operators license, $75 fine.

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Sheriff Report

June 15: Jamalynn D. Barnett, of Fairbury, was driving west on 710 Road near the intersection of Highway 8 in a 2000 Chrysler owned by Ronnie Hudson, of Fairbury, when the driver failed to stop at the stop sign, the vehicle went slightly airborn and landed on the soft, wet gravel. The driver lost control of the vehicle, over corrected and the vehicle collided with a culvert. Damages to the culvert were estimated at $200. The vehicle was totaled. Barnett, Nicholas S. Fentress, of Fairbury, and Mark B. Hicok, of Fairbury, were injured and transported to Jefferson Community Health Center.

June 18: Report of a traffic stop near 572nd Avenue and 713 Road where the drive was driving under the influence of alcohol.

June 18: Tiffany R. Talkington, of Fairbury, was driving a 2001 Oldsmobile east on Highway 136 east of 712 Road when the vehicle collided with a deer. Damages were estimated at $1,200.

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Police Report

June 18: Report of criminal mischief in the 1300 block of 4th Street.

June 18: Report of a theft at the city pool.

June 18: Report of a suspicious person in the 900 block of D Street.

June 20: Report of someone walking along the railroad tracks. A female was issued a warning for trespassing.

June 20: Report of theft of services at the City Park. A male was arrested.

June 20: Report of medications stolen in the 1400 block of 6th Street. Unfounded.

June 20: Report of a theft in the 900 block of E Street.

June 21: Report of a disturbance in the 900 block of 5th Street.

June 21: Report of a disturbance in the 1200 block of F Street.

June 21: Report of an assault in the 800 block of 8th Street.

June 23: Report of disturbing the peace in the 2200 block of H Street.

June 24: Report of trespassing in the 800 block of Ash Street.

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New Places And New Faces Fill My Reporting Days

My job can be stressful, but its also extremely rewarding. Whenever I have a day when a deadline is looming and a source wont call me back, I have to remember why I enjoy journalism.

I love my job because I get to leave the office and meet people. I get to to talk with people and ask questions and tour the countryside. Sitting in the office and weaving peoples stories into a newspaper article, and coming up with a column every week, is the stressful side to my job.

I am a Washington County native, and although I was familiar with Belleville and Fairbury before I began working for The Belleville Telescope and the Fairbury Journal-News, I never veered off the highway very far when I went to these towns.

The advantages to working in towns where I dont live and dont know people well are that I am meeting new people and seeing new places nearly every week. This can also mean that well-known people in these towns are just another new face and name to me.

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Letters to the Editor

Nebraska Clerks of the

District Court Association

Editor:

On June 18th and 19th I had the privilege of hosting the Nebraska Clerks of the District Court Association for their Summer Meeting. I chose Fairbury for our meeting site and was not disappointed.

The Clerks were delighted with everything Fairbury had to offer them. I had numerous comments on how kind and friendly everyone treated them. Some are planning to bring their husband/wife and family back to Fairbury for a weekend getaway.

They brought business to motels, gas stations, restaurants and stores. They loved our city park, brick streets and beautiful buildings. They were very impressed with the tour of Endicott Clay. But most of all they enjoyed the people of Fairbury and the open welcome they received by all of you. Thank you, Fairbury!

Rose Wiegert, President

Nebraska CDC Association

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Effort By Council man

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