Police report
June 18: Linda L. Hedges, of Fairbury, was backing a 1996 Lincoln from a parking stall on 9th Street just west of F Street when the vehicle collided with a parked unoccupied backhoe. Damages to the vehicle were estimated at $1,000.
June 18: Report of a disturbance in the 100 block of 5th Street. 
June 18: Report of a juvenile complaint in the 1100 block of Elm Street. 
June 19: Report of loud music in the 500 block of I Street. 
June 20: Report of underage body art in Fairbury. 
June 20: Report of loud music in the 500 block of I Street. 
June 20: Report of a disturbance in the 700 block of F Street. 
June 21: Report of criminal mischief in the 300 block of 14th Street. 
June 22: Report of an assault in the 300 block of West 3rd Street. Unfounded. 
Sheriff’s report

Juniors Split Doubleheader

Runs were tough to come by for Fairbury and Superior in an American Legion Juniors doubleheader played last Friday evening at Quinn Field in Fairbury.
Fairbury won the opener by a score of 4-3 in five innings.
The doubleheader consisted of two five inning games.
Hits were at a premium for the two squads in the first game, as just seven hits were produced.
Superior scored an unearn run in the top of first to grab a 1-0 lead.
Fairbury tied the contest at 1 in the bottom of the second on a RBI fielder’s choice by Tanner Novotny.
After a scoreless top of the third by Superior, the Fairbury Juniors tallied a pair of runs in the bottom of the third to stretch its lead to 3-1.
Patrick Ondrak singled to begin the inning, advanced to second on a stolen base and scored on a Superior infield error.

Bryce Barnts Throws Shutout Against Tri County

Pitching and defense shined for the Fairbury American Legion Seniors in Sunday’s 7-0 road win against Tri County played at Cody Park-Legion Field north of Tri County Schools.
Bryce Barnts had an exceptionally strong game on the mound for Fairbury, as pitched a complete game throwing only 45 pitches over seven innings to pick up the win.
Following two scoreless innings, Fairbury got on the board in the top of the third inning, as Connor Livingston singled and moved to second on a sacrifice. He advanced to third on a passed ball, and scored on infield error by Tri County.
In the top of the fifth, Fairbury tacked on one run off a one-out RBI single by Brett Wanamaker scoring Chris Fisher who had singled and stolen second base in front of Wanamaker.
The offense came to life for Fairbury iu the top of the sixth inning, as nine hitters came to the plate and scored five runs.

Cross Country Camp

Cross Country Camp was held June 23-25. The kids worked on fundamentals of running, ran different routes and played running games. Back Row: Colton Starck, Garret Ragland, Dalton Buxton, Carson Bohlmeyer, Jonathan Engelman, Damian Vculek, Stephen Engelman, Jared Engelman, RJ Suey, Remy Pearson, Middle Row: Josh Robertson, Jasmine Snyder, Jadyn Rasmussen, Sarah Engleman, Mallonee Biehl, Ellie Ohlde, Ashton Blobaum, Aden Watson, Isaac Robertson, Devin Holliday, Brett Cole, Braden Graham, Donovan Waldrep. Front Row: Dillon Weichel, Autumn Branson, MaKayla Fletcher, Anna Schouboe, Abby Judd, Leah Mach, Haylee Gray, Lilibeth Estrada, Emily Burkley, Brigham Scheetz. Not Pictured: Jenik Green, Brandon Reese-McGinty. (Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News)

Juniors Split Weekend Games

Fairbury’s American Legion Juniors played .500 ball this past weekend.
Sunday evening, Fairbury dropped a 8-7 extra innings road game versus Tri County.
Eight batters came to the plate for Fairbury in top of the first and scored three runs.
Fairbury continued to add to its scoring with a single run pushed across in the top of the second off a Tri County infield error.
After its first two batters made outs in the bottom of the second inning, Tri County’s offense erupted to score three runs cutting Fairbury’s lead to 4-3.
Following a scoreless top of the third by Fairbury, Tri County tallied three runs on two hits in the bottom of the third to open 6-4 lead.
Fairbury answered back in the top of the fourth inning plating three off two hits and a walk to go back on top, 7-6.

Feldkamp Blast Lifts Fairbury Seniors Over BDS

FAIRBURY JUNIORS ADAM WASSERMAN swings and connects for a lead-off single in the second inning of game one Friday evening against Superior. Wasserman was 2-2 at the plate with an RBI, and was the winning pitcher in relief in Fairbury’s 4-3 win. (Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News)
Fairbury’s Seniors American Legion baseball team had its bats come to life at the plate June 17, as they traveled to Davenport to face BDS.
As a team, Fairbury pounded out 12 hits, and defeated Bruning-Davenport-Shickley, 15-7.
Fairbury maintained a 6-1 lead on BDS after 3 ½ innings of play.
BDS battled back in the bottom of the fourth inning, scoring four runs aided by a few Fairbury errors to slice the deficit to 6-5.
In the top of the fifth inning, Fairbury’s offense exploded for nine runs, highlighted by Spencer Feldkamp’s first career home run.
Bruning-Davenport-Shickley tallied two runs in the bottom of the fifth, but the game came to an end by the eight-run rule after five innings.
Fairbury Seniors head coach Bob Hinrichs was pleased with how the team responded after struggling in the field in the fourth inning.

Fairbury Seniors Battle Way Past Adams

It wasn’t easy, but the Fairbury American Legion Seniors handled the pressure at crucial times to come away with a 6-2 home win at Quinn Field June 16 versus Adams.
Adams plated the first run of the game in the top of the first off a walk, a stolen base, and a Fairbury infield error.
Fairbury fought back scoring a pair of runs in the bottom of the second inning on RBI singles by Chris Fisher and Brett Wanamaker.
Spencer Feldkamp kept Adams’ hitters at bay in the next three innings allowing just two batters to reach base off a single, and an infield error.
In the bottom of the fifth, Fairbury sent five batters to the dish scoring once on a one-out RBI double off the bat of Dalton Hinrichs increasing its lead to 3-1.
Stringing together three straight hits in the top of the sixth, Adams pushed across its final run cutting Fairbury’s lead to 3-2.

Seniors Past Test With Win Over Lincoln Lutheran

Continuing to produce in key situations at the plate helped the Fairbury American Legion Seniors to earn its 10th win on the season.
Fairbury rallied late to claim an 8-7 home win June 24 against Lincoln Lutheran (Schwisow Construction) of Lincoln.
Lincoln Lutheran grabbed the initial lead of the contest in the top of the first inning scoring one run with out a hit.
Fairbury responded to Lincoln Lutheran’s single run scoring twice in the bottom of the first inning on a two-out two-run double off the bat of Spencer Feldkmap.
In the top of the second inning, Lincoln Lutheran tied the game at 2 on a two-out RBI single.
Fairbury’s offense came to life in the bottom of the second manufacturing five runs to open a 7-2 lead.
The five runs were accounted for on a two-run double by Brett Wanamaker, a sacrifice fly from Bryce Barnts, and a two-out two-run home run slugged by Adam Wasserman.

Team Maine Dominates Team Nebraska In Fairbury Dual

MAT ACTION Fairbury’s Damian Green, a member of Team Nebraska is in control of Team Maine’s Logan Stevens during first period action in their dual last Tuesday evening in the Team Maine-Team Nebraska wrestling dual held at the Fairbury Jr.-Sr. High School gym. (Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News)
Three Fairbury wrestlers had the opportunity to compete for Team Nebraska and display their talents in front of the home crowd June 23, as Fairbury hosted the first dual of a four-school wrestling tour between Team Maine and Team Nebraska.
This is the 31st straight year that Maine and Nebraska have squared off on the mats in dual action.
Team Maine turned in a strong performance and came away with decisive 65-10 win over Team Nebraska.
There were 21 matches in the dual with Team Maine winning 18.
Team Nebraska’s wins were by Max Hughes of Syracuse by decision, 3-2 over Cody Craig, Scott Wolverton of Seward by decision, 3-1 over Ian Austin, and Logan Searle of Sandy Creek by major decision, 16-8 over Nat Beckwith.
Fairbury’s trio of wrestlers all lost their matches.

Deshler Resident Aids in Bringing Home The Gold

State SkillsUSA Team Welding Fabrication Competition Pictured, Left to Right: Vance Appleby, Caleb Jarchow, Nathan Kuhn. (Contributed Photo)
In April Deshler Resident, Caleb Jarchow along with his teammates Nathan Kuhn of Victoria, Kansas and Vance Appleby of Clay Center, Kansas competed in the State SkillsUSA Team Welding Fabrication competition in Hutchinson, Kansas, where they took first place. 
This year was the 9th year in a row where students of the NCK Tech Welding Department of Beloit, Kansas won the state competition. This past week Caleb and his teammates competed in the National SkillsUSA Team Welding Fabrication competition in Louisville, Kentucky. 
They competed against 23 other college teams from around the nation and were honored for their hard work by bringing home the Championship Gold medal. 
It was the first time for an NCK Tech Welding Fabrication Team to win Nationals. Caleb Jarchow is a Meridian Public School graduate and is currently pursuing his Associates Degree at NCK Tech in Beloit.