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11
Jul

Nebraska NRCS Calling for Proposals to Conserve Ogallala Aquifer

Nebraska NRCS Calling for Proposals to Conserve Ogallala Aquifer

 

LINCOLN, July 10, 2015 – State Conservationist Craig Derickson announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service is seeking proposals for focus areas to target Ogallala Aquifer Initiative funding. Applications for proposals are due by August 5, 2015.

 

The main goals of the Ogallala Aquifer Initiative are to reduce aquifer water use, improve water quality and enhance the economic viability of croplands and rangelands in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas, South Dakota and Wyoming.

 

Wed
08
Jul

Fairbury Juniors Drop Home Doubleheader


FAIRBURY JUNIORS BLAKE BAUER comes up with a hard hit ball at third base and prepares to fire the ball across the diamond to first during fourth inning action in Friday’s game one versus Amigo’s-Lincoln Lutheran. Bauer connected for two doubles at the plate in Fairbury’s 7-5 loss. (Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News)
It was tough evening on the diamond for the Fairbury Juniors, as they lost a home twin bill July 3 against Amigos (Lincoln Lutheran).
In the opener, Amigos took advantage of eight Fairbury errors to secure a 7-5 win.
Two errors in the field by Fairbury helped Amigos get on the scoreboard in the top of the first inning.
With two runners on base, Hergott delivered a one-out two-run double scoring Zimmerman and Rickards with a pair of unearned runs.
Amigos struck for three additional runs in the top of the third off two hits, and a pair of errors by Fairbury to increase their margin to 5-0.
Fairbury’s offense awoke in the bottom of the fourth inning, as eight batters came to the plate to tally five runs.
Blake Bauer came through with a one-out RBI double scoring Adam Wasserman who had singled and stolen second with Fairbury’s first run.
Wed
08
Jul

Seniors Take Two From Linn-Washington


FAIRBURY SENIORS CAYMAN DEBOER slides safely into second base avoiding the tag in action Sunday evening in game one against Linn-Washington, Kan. Fairbury came away victorious in the contest, 12-4. Fairbury earned a sweep with a 8-2 win in game two. (Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News)
Fairbury’s offense, pitching, and defense were as hot as the weather over the Fourth of July weekend.
Starting off the week, the Fairbury American Legion Seniors swept a home double header Sunday evening against Linn-Washington, Kan.
In game one, Fairbury scored in all but one inning enroute to a 12-4 six inning victory.
Fairbury’s starting pitcher Spencer Feldkamp set down the visitors in order in the top of the first.
The offense came to life for Fairbury in the bottom of the first inning tallying three runs, highlighted by a two-run double off the bat of Dalton Hinrichs.
Linn-Washington answered back in the top of the second inning pushing across two runs off a double, error, hit batter, and a RBI single from Hubbard.
Fairbury responded to the visitors two runs by scoring a pair of runs off a hit batter, a walk, and a infield error in the bottom of the second to expand its lead to 5-2.
Wed
08
Jul

Area Radio Station Sold

Siebert Broadcasting has sold the trio of radio stations to Flood Communications for $7 million, the deal has been filed with the FCC. The deal is expected to close in October.

Wed
08
Jul

Errors Prove Costly For Juniors In Home Finale

A tired Fairbury Juniors baseball team dropped its final home game July 5 against Bruning-Davenport-Shickley by a score of 8-2.
At the plate, Fairbury was 2-22 against BDS pitching.
The visitors wasted no time in taking charge in the game, scoring one run in the top of the first off an error, a sacrifice, and a second Fairbury infield error.
BDS plated its second run in the second inning off a single, a passed ball and a RBI single.
In the top of the third, BDS continued to wreck havoc on Fairbury pitching scoring four runs on three hits to extend its lead to 6-0.
Taking advantage of a lead-off walk, BDS struck for two more runs in the fourth inning.
Following the walk, a RBI triple was pounded out, followed by a RBI single upping BDS’s advantage to 8-0.
Wed
08
Jul

Barton Competes In State Trap Shoot

Brock Barton of Fairbury, a member of the Amateur Trapshooting Association(ATA) and the Nebraska Trapshooting Association(NTA) participated in the Nebraska State Trap Shoot in Doniphan NE June 24-28. Brock earned first place in the sub junior division of the Jake Reynoldson handicap. He was also named the sub junior singles and doubles state champion and won High All Around sub junior. By winning the sub junior singles, Brock earned a spot in the Champion of Champions event at the Grand American Trap Shoot(World Shooting Complex) in Sparta, Illinois in August. He will be the sub junior representing Nebraska in this event.  A sub junior is an individual age 15 and under.
 
Wed
08
Jul

District Baseball Tournament Gets Underway

Fairbury will take part in the Area 1 Class B Juniors Tournament to be played July 10-14 at Dallas Jones Park, SNC Field in Falls City, Neb.
Fairbury’s Juniors will open play on Friday, July 10 at 2:30 p.m. facing third seed Auburn.
Should Fairbury win they would face the winner of the Hickman versus Falls City game on Saturday, July 11 starting at 5 p.m.
If Fairbury were to lose their opener they would square off against the winner of the Nebraska City versus Beatrice game at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.
The championship game is slated for July 14 beginning at 5 p.m. with a second game to follow if necessary in the double-elimination tournament.
Seedings in the Juniors Tournament are: 1. Nebraska City, 2. Hickman, 3. Auburn, 4. Fairbury, 5. Falls City, and 6. Beatrice.
Wed
08
Jul

Husker Rehab To Compete In USSSA National Championships


HEADED TO NATIONALS-The Husker Rehab 12-and-under girls softball team has earned a spot to play in the Class C USSSA National Championships to be held July 15-18 at Tiffany Hills Park in Kansas City, Mo. Team members include kneeling (l-r) Jami Mans, Kacy Starck, Josi Mans, Maggie Layton, Hailie Nicholson, and Mallonee Biehl. Standing (l-r) Coach Taylor Biehl, Ellie Ohlde, Marlaney Deras, Jordan Tracy, Brittyn Wentz, Leah Mach, Brynn Novotny, Marlee Biehl and coach Chad Mans. (Contributed Photo)
Having played together for many years on the diamond has paid off for a Fairbury girls softball team.
With a team full of  hard working committed players, the Husker Rehab 12-and-under girls softball team has an opportunity to showcase their talents at the national level.
By winning a pair of USSSA national qualifier tournaments earlier in the season, the Husker Rehab squad has earned a spot in the 2015 Class C USSSA National Championships to be held July 15-18 at Tiffany Hills Park in Kansas City, Mo.
A total of 52 teams will participate in the Class C USSSA National Championships with teams from five midwest states including Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Iowa.
Husker Rehab will be one of five teams from the state of Nebraska to compete in the national tournament along with teams from Lincoln and Omaha.
Wed
08
Jul

More Than 10,000 Attend Ever Growing Flea Market


YOUNG PATRIOT --This little girl was dog tired by the end of the day at last week’s Pioneer Shrine Club Fourth of July Flea Market in Fairbury. (Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News)
Fairbury’s population nearly tripled last week as a crowd estimated at more than 10,000 attended the 45th Pioneer Shrine Club Flea Market at Fairbury’s City Park. 
The Flea Market not only benefited the local economy, but it introduced people to new businesses as well as provided the chance to make connections with others.
This year, new vendors came to the Flea Market to sell their products. Wayne Buehler of Fairbury, one of the organizers of the event, claimed that this number has increased over the years. “We had approximately 230 vendors. That’s up about 30 from last year. All in all, we had a good turn out. I think almost everyone was satisfied,” Buehler said.
Wed
08
Jul

Fairbury Husband, Wife Arrested On Host Of drug, Weapons Charges

On Friday, July 3, a local husband and wife were both arrested at their home at 1125 D Street in Fairbury and charged with various drug and weapon counts.
Jose David Morales Ortega, age 30 and Cecilia Morales, age 32, were both arrested without incident in the early morning hours of July 3 after the Fairbury Police department served a search warrant on their home.
According to Fairbury Chief of Police Chad Sprunk the husband and wife were taken into custody for numerous drug and firearms charges.
"They were arrested for: alleged manufacturing of marijuana, a Class 3 Felony; no drug tax stamp, a Class 4 Felony; possession of a short shotgun, a Class 4 Felony; possession of a deadly weapon by prohibited person, a Class 1D Felony; possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a Felony, a Class 2 Felony and possession of drug paraphernalia, an infraction," Sprunk said.

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