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FAIRBURY LADY JEFFS BASKETBALL CAMP for grades 3-7

FAIRBURY LADY JEFFS BASKETBALL CAMP for grades 3-7 was held June 1-3 at the Fairbury Jr.-Sr. High School gym. Competitors were seated (l-r) Jozy Kuzelka, Lauren Wanamaker, Natalie Heidemann, Isabel Burnos, Kloe Rogers, and Samantha Schmidt. Second row (l-r) Jami Mans, Brooke Schmidt, Cobie Cole, Malayne DeBoer, Eliza Kroeker, Adeline Blatny, and Jayleigh Swartz. Third row (l-r) Casidy Sipek, Josi Mans, Leah Moyer, Lydia Heislen, Mallonee Biehl, Brooklen Bear, and Brittyn Wentz. Standing (l-r) Emily Huss, Leah Mach, Ellie Ohlde, Karly McCord, Shelby Klaumann, Ericka Kroeker, Brynn Novotny, and Marlee Biehl. Not pictured: Abby Judd and Ellie Livingston. (Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News)

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08
Jun

FAIRBURY LADY JEFFS BASKETBALL CAMP for grades 8-12

FAIRBURY LADY JEFFS BASKETBALL CAMP for grades 8-12 took place at the Fairbury Jr.-Sr, High School gym June 1-3. Participants were seated (l-r) Regan Schmidt, Althea Estellar, Kennedy DeBoer, Joy Ondrak, Toriann Likens, and Cora DeBoer. Middle (l-r) Marah Shumard, Izze Schwab, Sarah McCown, Jaelle Johnson, Claire Shumard, McKenzie Layton, and Kaylee Sipek. Standing (l-r) Macy Ohlde, Haylee Gray, Jessa Eden, Sara Huss, Delaney Miller, and Bryn Livingston. Not pictured: Hannah Knigge. (Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News)

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08
Jun

FAIRBURY JEFFS WRESTLING CAMP for grades 7-12

FAIRBURY JEFFS WRESTLING CAMP for grades 7-12 was held June 2-3 on the wrestling deck at Fairbury Jr-Sr. High School. Nebraska Wesleyan assistant wrestling coach Rob Sanders, a former University of Nebraska wrestler was the special clinician for the two-day camp. Competitors were seated (l-r) John Kerwood, Ace York, Jayden Schmidt, Isaih Vculek, Cameron Barnts, Kazz Hyson, Domenic Hyson, and Makayla Fletcher. Middle (l-r) Damian Green, Carson York, Seth Firmanik, Zach Swartz, Devin Holliday, Autumn Branson, and Brandon Hinrichs. Standing (l-r) Zach Reikofski, Patrick Ondrak, Jacob Johnson, Anthony Moyer, Coach Rob Sanders, Keyten Pfingsten, Marshall York, Logan Slater, Austin Barnts, and Paul Mach. Not pictured: Hunter Green. (Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News)

Wed
08
Jun

Fletcher Signs With Wentworth Military Academy

Fairbury graduate Makayla Fletcher prepares to sign her letter of intent to compete in wrestling next year for Wentworth Military Academy & College in Lexington, Mo. Attending the signing last week were seated (l-r) Kirk Fletcher, Makayla Fletcher, and Sandra Fletcher. Standing (l-r) Cory Schweitzer, Fairbury Jeffs assistant wrestling coach, Derek Garfield, Fairbury Jeffs head wrestling coach, Don Schreimann, Wentworth Military Academy & College women’s wrestling coach, Jonathan Fletcher, and Fairbury Jeffs assistant wrestling coach Kam Lenhart. (Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News)

Wed
08
Jun

Glimmers Of Greatness

 CLOSE ENCOUNTERS-Fairbury Juniors shortstop Zach Holes bumps into the back of Juniors third baseman Brett Sutton who hauls in a third inning pop fly on the infield off the bat of Norris’s Dawson Dorn in Sunday morning’s first game of the Fairbury Juniors American Legion eight-team baseball tournament held at Quinn Field in Fairbury. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

At times, during this past weekend, the Fairbury Juniors American Legion baseball team played well on the diamond, and at other times their youthful inexperience showed through.
The Juniors went 0-3-1 in its four games over the three-day tournament.
Fairbury (0-7-1) began tournament play Friday night playing just three innings versus Beatrice before the game was called due to lightning.
Late Saturday afternoon, Fairbury put together a fast start against Marysville, Kan., only to see Marysville erupt for 12 runs in the first three innings on its way to a 12-6 victory in five innings.
In the top of the first, Fairbury scored three runs off a RBI double by Carson York, a Marysville fielding error, and a RBI gound out from Austin Barnts.
Marysville pushed across two runs in the bottom of the first on a one-out two-run triple by Derek Raver.
Wed
08
Jun

Reflections

Our family took our annual jaunt around to visit all of our lost loved ones over Memorial Day weekend.  During that time, a number of things came to light for me. The weekend started off bright and early Saturday morning for us. We volunteered as various places during the opening day of the annual softball tournament here in Fairbury. For my wife, it brought back memories of her playing days, and for our older girls, it was a time to watch and learn, and Sawyer, well, she smiled, waved and looked cute.
Wed
08
Jun

The Amazing Sites Of Southeast Asia

By Gordon Hopkins
FJN Special Contributor
 
Day 1: Arrival “Getting There is None of the Fun.”
Hi there. Can you hear me? What time is it there? If you are in Nebraska, it is twelve hours earlier than it is here, so just change AM to PM (or vise versa) and you’ll know what time it is where I am.
My name is Gordon Hopkins and I am the Foreign Correspondent for the Fairbury Journal-News, or possibly I’m just a staff writer on vacation. Either way, I am in Southeast Asia for about two weeks and I will be posting periodic updates for the information and edification of the folks back home.
This day was a traveling day. Because I did not arrive at my destination, Bangkok, Thailand, until after midnight, I have nothing much to impart about the city and no good pictures (it was dark, after all). Hopefully, I will have something good tomorrow.
Wed
08
Jun

Quick Quips

• The recent video posted by FJN and FBYTV hints at a big announcement coming...this is true.
I could give some cryptic message about it, but I will simply say it is putting us where we want to be: in the forefront. My goal is to give the readers and advertisers the absolute best experience possible and I think we are making strides in doing just that with this announcement. There will be more videos posted soon about this announcement.
Wed
08
Jun

Letters to the Editor

Pay For Play
Editor,
The Meridian School is wasting 1.7 million dollars of taxpaying citizens on a gymnasium that they do not need.
Tax paying citizens are required to pay for kids education, not for playing games. If parents want their kids to play games, they should pay for their kids to play games not tax paying citizens. When school is let out at four o ‘clock the kids should go home to the supervision of their parents. Its time to put a stop to wasting tax paying citizens money.
/s/ Stanley Higel
Alexandria, NE

Wed
08
Jun

The Past, Family Is All Around Us In Unexpected Places

Last weekend I was reminded of a couple of things: the past and family are never very far away. At least for me.
While I don’t write and go on quite as many assignments for the Journal-News as I used to when something needs to be done I still pick up my camera, pad and paper and head off to where ever I’m needed. Last Saturday that was in part at the Fairbury City Museum. Every time I go into the museum I am always amazed that I seem to find something that I hadn’t seen before.
 This time it was my Dad. Keep in mind my Dad has been gone since 1995.
 Being a tall guy at 6’5”, while I walked down the halls of the museum I ducked my head to avoid the ceiling fans. Whether they would have “shaved” me or not I don’t really know. Ducking is just a habit I have.

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