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Fairbury Comeback Falls Just Short

Photo caption: FAIRBURY SENIOR CENTERFIELDER BRYCE BARNTS prepares to take off from second after connecting on an RBI double in the fifth inning for Fairburys first run. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News

In Sundays elimination game in the Class B Area 4 American Legion Seniors Baseball Tournament held at Yorks Levitt Stadium, Fairbury could not overcome a sluggish start at the plate and in the field.

As a result, Pleasant Dale took advantage of a few early inning errors by Fairbury to earn a 4-3 win.

After a scoreless first inning by both teams, Pleasant Dale scored the initial run of the game in the top of the second off a balk call on Fairbury pitcher Zach Edson.

Fairburys offense was retired in order by Pleasant Dale pitcher Jake Mensik in the bottom of the second.

Edson dug in on the mound and set Pleasant Dales batters down in order in the top of the third.

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Looking Back

Photo caption: DO YOU KNOW THIS CAFE--in the late 1930s. Contributed Photo

120 Years Ago

1894

The Jefferson County Journal

John C. Hartigan arrived in Fairbury and started a law practice that lasted until his death.

The Populist Party county convention resolved that the state should make and sell all liquor.

Thirteen people died when a Rock Island passenger train went off a trestle over the Union Pacific tracks south of Lincoln. The locomotive set fire to wooden coaches, only one which stayed on the track, burning many to death. Fatalities included Conductor Standard of Council Bluffs, Firemen William Craig and W.O. Hambel, A.A. Munger and Isaac Depew, all of Fairbury. Col. C.J. Bills, Jay McDowell and Postal Clerk C.A. Cherry escaped serious injury.

110 Years Ago

1904

The Jefferson County Journal

The Weiker farm near Gladstone was sold at sheriffs auction to Peter Flatung for $43.75 an acre.

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Real Estate

June 19: Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to James L. Stevens and Sylvia R. Stevens: W35' of L4 and all of L5 and E1' of L6 of B14 of W.G.McDowell's First Addition to the City of Fairbury.

July 9: Ronald J. Leatherwood and Melanie L. Leatherwood to Shanne Stewart: N74' of L1, B16 of McDowell's First Addition to Fairbury.

July 10: Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to James L. Stevens and Sylvia R. Stevens: N1/2 L4 and S1/2 L5, B15 of Highland Addition to the City of Fairbury.

July 10: R and F Dux Family Trust to Leighanne N. Fahrendorf: L 9, B2 of Rives and Hansen Addition to the City of Fairbury.

July 11: Estate of L. Edwin Boddye to Judy Shepherd: An undivided 1/12th interest in NE1/4 of 21-3-2, with exceptions.

July 11: Estate of L. Edwin Boddye to Kara Baird: An undivided 1/12th interest in NE1/4 of 21-3-2, with exceptions.

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Marriage License

June 30: Kody Wayne Kent, 21, of Fort Riley, Kan., and Jordan Ann Marie Webb, 19, of Junction City, Kan.

July 14: Casey Joe Dayhuff, 32, of Fairbury, and Jessica Ann Bassett, 36, of Fairbury.

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Court Report

Traffic

Matthew F. Rye, of Lincoln: Speeding, $75 fine.

Jon S. Russell, of Courtland, Kan.: Speeding, $75 fine.

Cody S. Brewer, of Choctaw, Okla.: Speeding, $75 fine.

Lowell D. Foth, of Hillsboro: No registration, $100 fine.

Larry E. Svec, of Lincoln: Speeding, $125 fine.

Kory S. Wehling, of Diller: No valid registration, $25 fine.

Filed

Jamalynn D. Barnett, of Fairbury: DUI on June 15, class W misdemeanor; reckless driving, class 3 misdemeanor; minor in possession, class 3 misdemeanor.

Hannah L. Blackburn, of Deshler: Theft - shoplifting less than $200 on June 9 (liquor from Ray's Apple Market), class 2 misdemeanor.

Sentenced

Nicholas S. Fentress, of Fairbury: Minor in possession on June 15, class 3 misdemeanor, pleaded guilty, $300 fine.

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Sheriff's Report

July 9: Report of a burglar alarm in rural Fairbury.

July 10: Report of phone harassment in rural Gladstone.

July 11: Report of stolen farm machinery and oil well pump jack in rural Powell.

July 12: Donna S. Schmale, of Beatrice, was driving a 2004 Jeep east on Highway 136 four miles east of Harbine when the vehicle collided with a deer. Damages were estimated at $6,500.

July 12: Report of a female arrested in the 700 block of H Street for DUI - third offense, refusal to submit to a chemical test, refusal to submit to a preliminary breath test, resisting arrest, assault on an officer and obstruction of a peace officer.

July 13: Jeremy J. Specht, of Fairbury, was driving a 2004 Kia east on Highway 136 one mile east of Broad Street in Jansen when the vehicle collided with a deer. Damages were estimated at $3,500.

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Police Report

July 6: Report of abuse of a vulnerable adult in the 800 block of 22nd Street.

July 7: Report of an uncontrollable juvenile in the 800 block of E Street.

July 9: Report of trespassing in the 400 block of 5th Street.

July 9: Report of children who were observed climbing a fence at Kids Connection.

July 10: Report of a vehicle complaint in the 700 block of E Street.

July 10: Report of shoplifting at Wal-Mart.

July 11: Report of a juvenile runaway in the 1000 block of Bacon Street.

July 11: Report of a possible suicidal person in the 600 block of 3rd Street.

July 12: Report of a disturbance in the 1200 block of 7th Street.

July 12: Report of juveniles loitering in the 300 block of 14th Street.

July 12: Report of harassment in the 800 block of J Street.

July 13: Report of trespassing in the 100 block of West 3rd Street.

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Home Is Where The Heart Is

My column is read by readers of both The Fairbury Journal-News and The Belleville Telescope, but Im going to go a little out-of-area and write about my hometown of Washington this week. The town isnt really important, though, because my column isnt about a place in particular; its about going home, which I hope everyone can relate to.

I grew up on a farm north of Washington and attended school in Washington. The Washington County Fair has always been my favorite event each year, and in college I surprised myself when I discovered how much I wanted to move back to Washington after college. I then had the opportunity to work in Washington for a couple years.

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Theres No Shakin And Bakin Going On Here

I guess I wouldnt typically think of Fairbury, Nebraska, our little corner of the world, as one of the most desirable places in the United States to live. Oh sure its my home. I choose to live here, I dont have to live here.

It is a great place to live, work and raise a family. If youre looking for a community to call home this is a pretty darned good place. But among the most sought out places? Not really. Unless that is youre looking for a place that is a virtual lock not to get wiped out by an earthquake.

Yep, thats right...southeast Nebraska. Fairbury, USA.

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Bumping The Half Cent Sales Tax Would Be A Wise Move

No one likes the idea of paying any more to Uncle Sam. Most of us pay enough in taxes as it is. But then again, most of us like to be able to drive on good, well kept and maintained roads in our community too.

City leaders have put out very preliminary feelers to the community in opening a dialogue that could increase the city sales tax by one half of one percent. The initiative, which must be approved by voters during a special election, would put the additional funds into care and maintenance of local roads.

Its a good plan that merits consideration.

Fairburys roads are in deplorable shape. The brick ones have held up the best; many of them are well over 100 years old. Our asphalt roads are the worst. Drive any length of time in and around Fairbury and you will see. Cracked roads. Roads that are full of potholes. Roads that are not safe to drive on, bike on or walk on.

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