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Slugfest

FOLLOW THROUGH--Fairbury Senior Blake Bauer lowers his bat on his follow through swing connecting for a double in action Saturday afternoon in the American Legion Class B Area 4 Senior District Baseball Tournament played at Levitt Stadium in York. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

At the beginning of the game, it looked like a pitcher’s battle, but it quickly turned into a two-and-half-hour-plus slugfest.
Most times when a team scores 12 runs in a game they should win.
That wasn’t the case Saturday afternoon, as Fairbury and Crete were tied at 12 after 6 ½ innings of play in an elimination game at the 2016 American Legion Class B Area 4 Senior Baseball Tournament played at Levitt Stadium in York.
After Crete loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the seventh, pitcher Spencer Steinhoff belted a pitch over the left center field fence into the bleachers for a game-winning grand slam home run lifting Crete to a 16-12 win over Fairbury.
“It was a tough way to end our year. Usually 12 runs should get us a win, but not today,”said Fairbury American Legion Seniors head baseball coach Bob Hinrichs.
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27
Jul

Engels honored

The Fairbury Kiwanis Club recently gathered at Cedarwood Assisted Living to celebrate Marv Engels, 42 years with the Fairbury Club.  In honor of Marv’s 42 years, the annual scholarships that are gifted to area youth will now be given in the name of, “The Marvin Engel Scholarship.”  Celebrating with Marv and his wife Leora over lunch and cake were, from left, Tiffany Pfaff, Jason Grant, Tammy Suey, Ron Brackle, Sharon Priefert, Jessica Borrenpohl, Ron Hilligas, Jim Bell, Brooke Schwab and Chance Klasek.

Wed
27
Jul

Fairbury FBLA Attends National Leadership Conference

 
 
Three students from Fairbury attended the Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference earlier this month.
Halle Knigge, Lindsay Lee and Justin Peterson went to the event in Atlanta with chapter adviser Melissa Dux. The students represented Nebraska FBLA at NLC in the American Enterprise event.
The Nebraska delegation left for Atlanta on June 28 and returned July 3. During their time in Atlanta, Fairbury FBLA members toured CNN; Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site; the World of Coke; Georgia Aquarium; College Football Hall of Fame; the Hard Rock Café; and attended an Atlanta Braves game.
More than 9,380 American high-school students attended the leadership conference.
Wed
27
Jul

Schmidt Reunion

Wilhelm and Marie (Genz) Schmidt
 reunion
Wilhelm and Marie (Genz) Schmidt reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 7 at 12:00 in the DeWitt Community Center, for a potluck dinner. Drinks furnished. Questions call Peggy 402-223-5123; Kandi 402-446-7349; Jamie 402-729-3699.
Wed
27
Jul

Mission Trip

Pictured: Back Row, from left: Zach Holes, Jacob Johnson, Justin Peterson, Trent Grizzle, Nick Christensen, Dawson DeBoer, Keyten Pfingsten and Cayman DeBoer; Middle Row, from left: Pastor Brian Julin-McCleary (Leader), McKenna Troxel, Claire Shumard, Paige Livingston, Delaney Miller, Marah Shumard, Cora DeBoer, Jaelle Johnson and Kennedy DeBoer. Front Row, from left: Adult Leaders Paige Boeckner, Kristi Peterson and Josh Johnson (contributed photo)

Fairbury’s American Lutheran Church youth group travelled to Kansas City recently as part of the 2016 Nebraska Synod Youth Mission trip. The group of 17 Fairbury high school students and four adult leaders spent the week reading books to elementary students, cleaning up a community orchard and garden and volunteering at an area food bank. The group also participated in eye-opening discussions about racial and social injustices and differences in our world.

Wed
27
Jul

Annual Compton Reunion Held In Endicott

The 2016 Compton Reunion was held July 17 at the Endicott Town Hall. The families of William and Alta Compton were this years hosts.  A total of 37 attended the annual reunion.  The afternoon was spent visiting with those in attendance and catching up on family members who were not able to attend but had sent letters to be read. A special cake was made to celebrate the recent 65th wedding anniversary of Bob and Jane Bakewell and both of their 90th birthdays.  
 Guessing game prizes were won by Madison Sherwood, Tristan Korthals, Julie Poyser and Dylan Foster. Names drawn for centerpieces were Jane Bakewell, Owen Muller, Jeff Bakewell, Jenik Davis and Vicki Check.
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Jul

Dale Maatsch

 
Dale Maatsch is turning 90 on August 3.  To celebrate this special day, her family is honoring her with a card shower. Cards may be sent to 1001 22nd St., Fairbury, NE  68352.
Wed
27
Jul

Quick Quips By Tim Linscott

• My oldest, Adaline, had her right of passage in cooking earlier this week. She wanted chocolate milk, but there was no chocolate syrup. 
“Wait, there is a whole can of chocolate up in the pantry and I didn’t know?” she said. “I can make chocolate milk every day.”
“That’s baking chocolate,” I responded.
She proceeded to dump a quarter of a tin of baking chocolate into a glass of milk, thinking this was awesome that we had chocolate powder just laying around the house.
She took a sip, made a face of shock, horror and disgust and dumped the milk out.
Normally, I would have scolded her for wasting milk and a good chunk of baking material that her mother covets. 
Then again, seeing the look on her face after drinking unsweetened chocolate powder was worth it as it was funny and took me back to my youth when I did the exact same thing.
Wed
27
Jul

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,
Did you ever think how stupid people are? One hundred fifty years ago, people believed “Rain Follows the Plow.” They settled in arid places, plowed the ground because that was going to make it rain so they would get fabulous crops. People haven’t gotten smarter. Now, they believe in that global warming bullshit.
Henry Klee,
Endicott
 
 
Editor:
As a registered Libertarian voter, I agree with Fred Arnold’s Libertarian choice for President.
Gary Johnson and his running mate, William Weld, both former two-term governors, have proven track records of cutting taxes, reducing spending, and balancing budgets. As a bonus, they seem quite likable.
Wed
27
Jul

Am I Dying Or Is It Just Wednesday?

Gordon Hopkins, Special contributor
I think I may be a hypochondriac. As a young man, and even as a not quite as young as I used to be but not yet an old man, I lived a life blessed with remarkable good health. Oh, I got sick from time to time, maybe a cold, maybe the flu, once even chicken pox. It was rarely anything I worried about and almost never lasted more than a day or two. Whatever it was, I would always just ride it out. I would have to be in serious pain before I would actually go see a doctor and, even then, I would drag it out to the last possible moment.

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