Submitted by Fairbury1 on Thu, 06/23/2016 - 2:50pm
Kaylee Sipek, a sophomore at Fairbury Jr.-Sr. High School, was selected to lead the Miracle Miles for Kids Walkathon in Beatrice, which was held on June 11, 2016. Over $5,800 was raised for Children's Hospital & Medical Center of Omaha.
Kaylee was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was 10 years old. She routinely has appointments at Children's Hospital every three months.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 06/22/2016 - 1:35pm
ENDICOTT HISTORIC BUILDING--Uncle Billy Smith’s Cabin will be torn down due to being beyond repair and will soon to be replaced by a play house in the Endicott park. The new construction can be seen in the foreground.(Photo by Susan Bartels/Fairbury Journal-News)
At the June 13, 2016 meeting of the Village Board of Endicott, it was decided to tear down Uncle Billy Smith’s Cabin. The cabin currently resides in the park area on the west side of Main Street. According to Chairperson Christine Zabokrtsky, the cabin is no longer safe. Many of the logs are rotten and local children are known to climb onto the roof to play. The cost to restore the cabin would be prohibitive.
“It's going to cost a fortune to restore that thing. So we are just not going to mess with that.” Zabokrtsky said, adding, “We are trying to refurbish our little park there.” To that end, the Village is building a new play house in the cabin's stead. Construction on that has already begun.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 06/22/2016 - 1:27pm
Dreams do come true, just ask the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James.
After leaving his home town team, Cleveland, to play four years in Miami for the Heat, earning the team back-to-back NBA Championships, James returned back to Cleveland two years ago. He promised he would deliver a championship to the city that hasn't had a champion since the Cleveland Browns won the NFL Championship in 1964.
Sunday evening that dream came true, as the Cleveland Cavaliers, in a winner-take-all game 7, rallied late to defeat the defending NBA Champions, Golden State Warriors, 93-89 on the Warriors home court at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif.
The Cavaliers are the first team in the NBA finals to comeback from a 3-1 deficit to win the title.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 06/22/2016 - 1:24pm
Fairbury Elite 16U were champions in the Sports Express Slugfest in Milford June 3-5. Elite went into tournament play as the second seed in its pool, with a loss to Sports Express Maple, 2-5 on June 3; a win over Echoes Ambush 4-3 on Saturday morning, and a 0-0 tie with Cavalry 18 on Saturday morning. In tournament play, Elite beat Cavalry 16 5-3, and NCK Softball in the championship game, 4-1. Pictured with the championship plaque and medals are front row: Tori Likens, Cora DeBoer, Clara Heislen, Regan Schmidt, Jaelle Johnson, Claire Shumard; second row, Coach Michaela Schroeder, Coach Tony Likens, Marah Shumard, Delaney Miller, Tara Schroeder, Caitlin Nimmich, Sarah McCown, Sydney Miller, Macy Ohlde, Destini Warnke and Coach Bill Talkington. (Contributed photo)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 06/22/2016 - 1:23pm
Fairbury Elite 16U softball finished as runners up in the June Bug Jam held in Wahoo June 10-12. In pool play, Elite beat the Bellevue Shockers 5-2 and lost to the GI Scorpions 2-5 on Saturday. On Sunday, Elite beat the Outlaws 5-2. In tournament play, Elite beat the Falls City Travelers 3-0 on Sunday morning, beat Dmilaco 3-0 on Sunday afternoon, and lost to Smash 1-7 in the championship game on Sunday evening, earning runner up honors. Pictured are, front row: Tori Likens, Clara Heislen, Claire Shumard, Regan Schmidt, Jaelle Johnson, Cora DeBoer, Bryanne Vculek; back row, Coach Michaela Schroeder, Macy Ohlde, Marah Shumard, Coach Tony Likens, Sydney Miller, Tara Schroeder, Delaney Miller, Sarah McCown, Caitlin Nimmich, Destini Warnke and Coach Bill Talkington. (Contributed photo)
Submitted by Jim Phelps on Wed, 06/22/2016 - 1:22pm
ALL-STAR NEBRASKA WRESTLERS-Five wrestlers and a coach will be part of Team Nebraska for the 32nd Maine-Nebraska Wrestling Exchange on June 25-July 3. Representing Fairbury and Team Nebraska include standing (l-r) Paul Mach, Jacob Johnson, Damian Green, coach Derek Garfield, Patrick Ondrak, and Justyn Franklin. (Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News)
It’s safe to say that this year’s Team Nebraska wrestling team will have a local hometown twist.
Five Fairbury wrestlers and one head coach will have the experience of a lifetime, as members of the Team Nebraska wrestling team that will compete in the 32nd Maine-Nebraska Wrestling Exchange All-Star Wrestling Duals held at four separate high school sites in Maine.
The Maine Exchange trip for Team Nebraska will take place June 24-July 3.
Eighteen wrestlers from across the state of Nebraska will comprise Team Nebraska.
Fairbury wrestlers earning spots on Team Nebraska include senior graduate, Justyn Franklin, seniors-to-be Paul Mach, Damian Green, and Patrick Ondrak, and junior-to-be Jacob Johnson.
On June 25, Team Nebraska will have its first dual at Marshwood High School.
Paul Mach was really pleased to have been chosen to be a member of this prestigious wrestling team.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 06/22/2016 - 1:21pm
SPEED DEMON-Fairbury’s Tanner Novotny takes his lead off second base in the fourth inning, while Hebron’s Grady Fangmeyer awaits a possible pickoff throw in last Tuesday’s Juniors American Legion game played at Quinn Field. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
The pendulum swung from good to the bad in back-to-back baseball games played last week by the Fairbury Juniors American Legion baseball team.
Fairbury was handed a pair of opposite fates on the diamond by Hebron and Bruning-Davenport-Shickley.
In its first game last Tuesday hosting Hebron, Fairbury ran out of time and came up one run short losing to the visitors, 9-8 in six innings.
The game was called after six innings due to the two hour time limit of play.
Fairbury opened up the scoring in the game plating two runs in the bottom of the first off a pair of Hebron errors.
That lead held for Fairbury until the top of the third when Hebron struck for four runs aided by three hits, including two of the hits being extra base hits, an error, and a walk.
The momentum swung back to Fairbury in the bottom of the third, as the Seniors chalked up three runs to go back on top, 5-4.