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A Sad Day For Major League Baseball

Baseball lost one of its most talented and radiant stars.

Major League Hall of Famer, Tony Gwynn who played his entire 20-year career with the San Diego Padres died this past Monday of cancer at the age of 54.

Gwynn had two operations for cancer in his right cheek between August 2010 and February 2012.

The Hall of Famer believed the cancer was from him chewing tobacco.

Since March of this year, Gwynn had been on medical leave from his job as baseball coach at San Diego State University, his alma mater.

He was a third-round draft pick of the San Diego Padres in 1981.

In his Major League debut on July 19, 1982, Gwynn had two hits versus the Philadelphia Phillies.

What was unique about Tony Gwynn was that he played his entire career with the Padres, instead of moving on to play for another team for a higher salary.

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Fairbury Seniors Victorious Over Tri County

Fairburys bats came to life last Wednesday evening in an 8-3 win against Tri County.

The contest was called after 3 innings due to inclement weather.

Both teams pushed across two runs in the first inning with Tri Countys two runs scored on a Fairbury error.

RBI singles by Fairburys Spencer Feldkamp and Nate Klaumann tied the game at 2.

After both squads were retired in order in the second inning, before Fairbury erupted for six runs in the bottom of the third, highlighted by an RBI single from Feldkamp, and a two-run single from Adam Wasserman.

Tri County scored its final run in the top of the fourth on a Fairbury throwing error.

Zach Edson pitched three innings for the win allowing one hit and two unearned runs, while striking out four batters and walking two.

Spencer Feldkamp pitched one inning for the save giving up two hits and one run, while striking out two batters.

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Fairbury Jeffs Basketball Camp

Photo caption: grades 9-12 (l-r), Brent Hirsch, Tanner Novotny, Nate Klaumann, Brock Barton, Cayman DeBoer, and Jerod Hughes. Kneeling (l-r) Chris Fisher, Justin Peterson, Adam Wasserman, Carson Bohlmeyer, and Dawson DeBoer. Standing (l-r) Nick Christiansen, Spencer Feldkamp, Dalton Hinrichs, Cody Huss, Bryce Schouboe, Brett Wanamaker, and Blake Bauer. Not pictured: Tyler Heideman, Nathaniel Stapaules, Trevin Likens, Connor Livingston, Zach Holes, and Jesse Graves. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News

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Schmidt Trucking & Sanitation Wins Marysville Tourney

Heading south of the border, the Fairbury Seniors American Legion baseball team paced by strong pitching, hitting, and fielding went undefeated to win the three-day Marysville, Kan. Tournament.

Fairbury began play on June 13 defeating Wamego, Kan., 4-1.

Following four scoreless innings, Fairbury broke through plating three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Adam Wasserman drove in the first run with a single, Dalton Hinrichs drove in the second run on a fielders choice, and Nate Klaumann contributed an RBI single.

Wamego scored its lone run of the game on a one-out RBI groundout in the top of the sixth inning.

With one out in the bottom of the sixth, Bryce Barnts singled for Fairbury.

Two batters later Barnts moved to second on a walk. A fly ball advanced Barnts to third base where he scored on a double steal.

Wamego was retired in 1-2-3 fashion in the top of the seventh inning to end the game.

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Trio To Represent Fairbury In the Maine-Nebraska Wrestling Exchange

Photo caption: TEAM NEBRASKA MEMBERS (l-r) Fairburys Jacob Johnson, coach Derek Garfield, and Jon Fletcher will represent the Cornhusker state in the 30th annual Maine-Nebraska Wrestling Exchange beginning next week in Maine. Coach Derek Garfield is the head coach for Team Nebraska, while Jacob Johnson and Jon Fletcher were selected to the 14-member Team Nebraska wrestling squad which will compete in matches at four different high schools along the coast of Maine. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News

Fairbury will be represented on the Maine-Nebraska Wrestling Exchange by a pair of wrestlers and a head coach.

Senior graduate Jon Fletcher and freshman Jacob Johnson will take to the mats as members of Team Nebraska for the 30th Maine-Nebraska wrestling exchange.

The Nebraska wrestling team will leave and fly on June 24 to Maine and will return on July 2.

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Free Community Yoga in the Park

Free Community Yoga

in the Park

Sunday, June 22nd, 4:00 p.m. Fairbury City Park, near the fountain, Please bring water, a towel or blanket, and a mat if you have one. All ages and levels of fitness are welcome. Please E-mailbmovedyoga@gmail.comor call 402-300-0573 with questions.*In case of rain, we will meet at Husker Rehab (south door)

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Treasures Under the Trees

Treasures Under the Trees

is the first annual easy, breezy day of shopping for antiques, collectibles, and gently used items under the trees at the Thayer County Museum grounds in Belvidere; Friday and Saturday; June 20 and 21 from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

For more information on the event or to donate items, call: Annette Laber 402-768-2327 or Linda Hudson 402-768-6909.

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NARVRE Unit 174

NARVRE Unit 174

National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees will meet at the Rock Island Depot,Monday, June 23rd at 7 PM. Members, please, notice time change

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The Friends of Hollenberg Station

The Friends of

Hollenberg Station

will have a meeting at the Hollenberg Station Visitors Center near Hanover, Kans., on Wednesday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m. Note time and place change to summer schedule. Plans for the August 31 Pony Express Festival will be discussed at this meeting. Anyone interested in the activities of the group, or interested in joining the Friends, is encouraged to attend this meeting.

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The Washington County Retired Teachers and School Personnel

The Washington County Retired Teachers and School Personnel

will meet on Friday June 27, 2014 at 11:30 am at the American Legion Post in Linn Kansas for a luncheon meeting. All teachers, administrators and other interested school personnel who were employed in Washington County schools are invited to attend.

Luncheon reservations may be made by calling Pauline Hatesohl Lindhorst at 785-562-2935 or Vernon Mai at 785-348-5451 or Mitch Zabokrtsky at 402-729-2875. Luncheon reservations must be made by Wednesday June 25. Lunch cannot be guaranteed without a reservation

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