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Onnen-Bauer Reunion

The Onnen-Bauer Reunion will be held on Sunday, June 28 with a noon carry-in dinner at the Fairbury Community Building.

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Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 12:00pm
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Washington Co. Rodeo

Washington County Rodeo, June 12, 13, Washington, KS.

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Friday, June 12, 2015 - 8:00am
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Ruhnke Reunion

The annual Ruhnke reunion will be held in Fairbury at the Union Bank building on Sunday, June 7. The Ruhnke family will gather at noon for a carry-in meal.

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Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 12:00pm
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Fairbury American Legion

Fairbury American Legion will meet on Tuesday, June 9 at 6:30 pm at the Fairbury VFW. All veterans, wives and friends welcome, you do not have to be a member.

Date: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 6:30pm
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Folk Mountain Gospel

Folk Mountain Gospel of Fair Grove, MO will be performing at the Seventh Day Adventist Church at 11th &  J Sts. on Saturday, June 6, worship hour is 11 am, everyone welcome. Free will offering.

Date: 
Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 11:00am
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Jun

Flag Day at Elks Club

Flag Day at Fairbury Elks Lodge on Sunday, June 14 at 2pm. Everyone invited to honor the Flag and listen to a presentation on the history of the Flag.

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Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 2:00pm
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Spaghetti fundraiser for Presbyterian Church

Spaghetti fund-raiser on Sunday, June 14, 11:30-1pm at the Fairbury Presbyterian Church 2310 H St, for Fairbury/Steele City Presbyterian Confirmation Class Mission trip.

Date: 
Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 11:30am
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Cecrle-Koss-Skocnky

Cecrle-Koss-Skocnky family  reunion Saturday June 13, 11 am at Fairbury  City Park Community Center Building by the swimming pool. This is a potluck lunch

Date: 
Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 11:00am
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03
Jun

The Verdict Is In...“Not Guilty”


Dwain Junker, right, and son Jesse Junker, left the courthouse Tuesday afternoon after jurors found Dwain Junker not guilty of sexually assaulting a now 19-year old Lancaster County woman.(Photo by Cynthia Scheer/Fairbury Journal-News)
A jury of seven women and five men found Dwain Junker, of rural Fairbury, not guilty on Tuesday afternoon of one count of sexual assault of a minor and two counts of forcible sexual assault. The 57-year-old sat motionless while the verdict was read but began to cry moments later. He continued to cry as he hugged his lawyer and family and friends who attended the reading of the verdict.
Junker had pleaded not guilty to the charges. The jury deliberated for three hours in a trial that last six days. 
Charges against Junker stem from allegations by a now-19-year-old Lancaster County woman that he sexually assaulted her many times between February 2011 and December 2013. She was 14 years old when the first sexual assault began, she alleged. Junker, who is a horse trainer, was the woman’s trainer for about 10 years and was close friends with the woman’s parents, the woman said. He would sometimes stay at her family’s house after shows. 
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Jun

Crystal Springs Reopened

Crystal Springs Park southeast of Fairbury was opened to the public on Monday June 1, the recreational area had been closed for three weeks, due to the large amounts of damage caused by recent flooding. 
According to Larry Naiman, Assistant Superintendent for the Water Department, the park is cleaned up, but the flood waters had damaged the roads and washed the gravel away. 
“Drive slowly and stay on the roads, because the roads are still being worked on and a lot of the land surrounding the lake is very soft,” Naiman said.
The holes have been filled-in on the roads and new rock is going to be hauled to the lake. 
“Until the rock gets laid on the road, drivers need to be cautious due to it being slick and soft,” Naiman added. 

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