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Gunther

Natalie Regier and Brandon Gunther were united in marriage on October 3, 2014 at the Grace Chapel in Lincoln.
Parents of the bride are Ron and Lorie Regier of Madrid, Neb. Parents of the groom are Henry and Jan Gunther of Diller, Neb.
Maid of Honor was Rachelle Fryzek, sister of bride; Bridesmaids Chantal Cave, Melissa Sauder, sisters of bride, Melissa Johnson, friend of bride; Flower girls were Alexis Jantzen, Mackenzie Jantzen, Maci Barcel, nieces of groom, Anley Sauder, Stella Cave, Felicity Cave, nieces of bride.
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Hansmire

The children ( Bill (Julia), Susan (Mike) and Julie) of Floyd Hansmire - Doc - are having a card shower for his 95th birthday, August 3, 2015. Please send cards to him at 909 17th St. Apt  207 Fairbury NE 68352

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Cortney

The family of Elaine  Cortney would like to honor her with a card shower, for her 90th birthday on August 6. Cards can be sent to 105 W. 5th St Apt 104 Fairbury NE 68352

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Fairbury Seniors Suffer Through Errors,Lack Of Hits In District Loss To Aurora


FAIRBURY SENIORS DALTON HINRICHS reaches for the bag as he dives back to first base ahead of a tag by Aurora’s Scott Bergmark in Sunday’s elimination game of the Class B Area 4 District Baseball Tournament played in Crete. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
It was the same verse to the song, as the Fairbury Seniors American Legion baseball team combatted errors and a lack of offense in Sunday afternoon’s elimination 3-1 loss to Aurora in the Class B Area 4 District Baseball Tournament played at Thom Stallard Legion Field in Crete.
Sunday’s elimination game was a matchup of the top two seeds in the seven-team tournament.
Fairbury Seniors head coach Bob Hinrichs felt the game was a repeat to Saturday’s first-round game in the district baseball tournament.
“It was kind of like on Saturday. We put the ball in play with not a lot of strikeouts, but our hits were right at Aurora’s fielder’s which they made plays on most of the time. It was frustrating at times, but on the flip side of that, when you are on the defensive end and make several good plays, which we did in the game it’s kind of the same way for them. So you have to fight through it and hope the hits start falling,”said Hinrichs.
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Beatrice Pitching Silences Fairbury’s Bats In District Baseball Opener


FAIRBURY SENIORS THIRD BASEMAN SPENCER FELDKAMP tags out Beatrice’s Branden Nowka as he slides toward third base in third inning action Saturday afternoon in the Class B Area 4 District Baseball Tournament held at Thom Stallard Legion Field in Crete. (Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News)
The old saying goes if you put the ball in play, good things will happen.
That was not the case for the Fairburys Seniors American Legion baseball team, as the Seniors found the going tough, dropping their first round game 4-1 to the Beatrice ExMark Seniors Saturday afternoon in the Class B Area 4 District Seniors Baseball Tournament played at Crete’s Thom Stallard Legion Field.
The game was a matchup between top seed Fairbury and fourth seed Beatrice.
Beatrice wasted no time in taking a lead in the top of the first inning.
Jacob Pinkerton led off for Beatrice with a single and then advanced to second base on a steal. Once at second he was successful with a steal of third after a strikeout of Zach Pinkerton.
Pinkerton scored from third on a passed ball for a 1-0 lead.
After Beatrice scored its lone run, Fairbury was retired in order by pitcher Dillon Rudder.
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Husker Rehab Team Goes 2-3

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7-29-15

Sheriff’s Report
July 16: Fairbury Sheriff’s Dept. assisted Fairbury Police Dept. with a suicidal male in Fairbury, Taser deployed in the 700 block of A St.
July 17: Fairbury Sheriff’s Dept. assisted Lancaster Co. Sheriff with investigation in the 200 block of Endicott St, in Plymouth.
July 18: Noise complaint in rural Fairbury.
July 18: Gilbert Beadle of Fairbury was driving westbound on Hwy. 8 east of Steele City when a deer collided with the front of the vehicle.
July 19: Report of a vehicle speeding to avoid arrest. Pursuit in rural Daykin.
July 20: Report of phone harassment in Jansen.
July 21: Suspicious activity in Jansen, unfounded.
 
Police Report
July 14: Report of a theft in the 1000 block of Ash St.
July 16: Report of an open door in the 800 block of C St.
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Letters to the Editor

Murder Victim’s Sister 
Weighs In On Death Penalty
 
Editor:
I just wanted to follow up on the article about obtaining votes to return the death penalty to Nebraska. I wanted your readers to hear what it is like living with the death penalty.
My baby brother Jim was tortured and murdered in 1985 by Michael Ryan.
And after decades of the false promises that come with the death penalty – that Ryan would be executed -- he died of natural causes on death row a few months ago.
Three days later, the Nebraska Legislature repealed the death penalty -- and I shed tears of joy.
Ending the death penalty means that no other families of murder victims will go through the horrible process mine endured. No family would be promised a sentence that the state can’t carry out in a reasonable timeframe -- if ever.
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Political Discontent & Donald Trump Are A Perfect Match

I’d love to sit down and have coffee with Donald Trump. I may ultimately want to ultimately put him in a choke hold as arrogance and I don’t mix very well. But for the first five minutes I think he would be really interesting to talk to. 
 The GOP Presidential candidate is an enigma. On one hand he is about as abrasive as an S.O.S. pad. On the other he has a level of appeal. Several weeks ago I made a comment regarding Trump’s stance on illegal immigration that I didn’t entirely disagree with. It earned me semi-scathing backlash from a local person. 
 In chatting with various people from different social and economic backgrounds, it seems that there are a lot of people who, at least at this point, are in favor of a Trump For President campaign. I was told he is the “reform candidate,” to quote Pappy O’Daniel.  Politics being a very fickle beast, the winds of change can, however, blow at a moment’s notice.
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Local Comments Show Death Penalty Still Controversial Topic

We said it once and we stick by our guns, some people just deserve to die. There are crimes so heinous that capital punishment is the only proper action. 
 Since making that statement some weeks ago the pages of the Journal-News have had a non-stop litany of people writing in either supporting our opinion, or re-affirming their opposition to the death penalty. This week is no exception. Most, will remember the horrendous killings years ago by cult leader Mike Ryan in Rulo, Neb. The sister of one of those murdered by Ryan has a letter to the editor in today’s paper voicing her opposition to the death penalty. It is compelling reading.

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