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Wed
29
Jun

Taking A Break

Greg Bakewell, seated of Omaha, a native of Endicott, and a graduate of Fairbury High School takes time to relax and talk with Lori Phelps Monday morning in front of the Endicott United Methodist Church. Bakewell is a one of the organizers of the (NUMB) Nebraska United Methodist Bike Ride For Hunger that raises money for four projects in the state of Nebraska through their bike rides. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

Wed
29
Jun

Seniors Out Slug Marysville

On a warm and humid evening, both Fairbury and Marysville, Kan., Senior American Legion baseball teams had to go through four pitchers apiece, as both offenses were knocking the ball all over the field.
In the end, Fairbury out slugged Marysville, Kan., earning a 19-11 home win Saturday at Quinn Field.
Earlier this month, the Fairbury Seniors were dealt a 3-2 setback to Marysville, Kan., in opening round play of the eight-team Marysville, Kan., Seniors Baseball Tournament.
After spotting Marysville a run in the top of the first inning, Fairbury pushed across five runs in the bottom of the first taking advantage of five walks along with five hits.
The runs and hits kept piling up for Fairbury, as the home team stretched its margin to 13-4 after four innings.
Wed
29
Jun

Lite ‘Em Up

FULL EXTENSION-Fairbury Juniors rightfielder Jayson Klaumann extends his arms on an incoming pitch blasting a triple in the top of the second inning in Sunday’s road battle against Tri County. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

After shaking the jitters off at the start, the Fairbury Juniors American Legion baseball team put everything together both at the plate and in the field and cruised to a 19-6 seven inning road win Sunday evening against Tri County played at Cody Park.
Benefitting from timely hitting and solid pitching, Fairbury put an end to a four-game losing streak.
Fairbury got the scoring underway in the top of the first inning scoring one run on a sacrifice fly by Cayman DeBoer.
Tri County answered back sending 13 batters to the plate in the bottom of the first scoring four runs off three Fairbury errors to grab a 4-1 lead.
Fairbury put the game in the win column with a seven-run top of the seventh inning that lasted 22 minutes.
Wed
29
Jun

Falling Up

Our youngest is at the age where she should be walking…but she refuses. She is getting better about the assisted walking (at first she would not move and would just simply sit down), but still has no real interest in walking. I like to think this is partly due to her sisters carrying her whereever she needs to go. I use Falling Up because it reminds of this process…with every fall, every setback, progress is still being made.
I watched this process of Falling Up throughout our oldest’s first year in softball. If you simply look at the first game and the last game, much improvement was made by everyone.  However, if you analyze each game, each inning, each at bat, the improvement is tougher to see.
I never played sports growing up, anything to do with hand-eye coordination was out, but I did have family and friends that I watched over the years. It’s not the same though as when you watch your son or daughter out there playing. 
Wed
29
Jun

Honored for Service

Dwight “Butch” Nickel and Jim Rischling were recently honored for 40 years of service to Western Rescue. Both are EMTs. (contributed photo)

Wed
29
Jun

Donation to Fairboard

Donation to Fair Board — The family of Wilma Laue presented a park bench and check to the Jefferson County Fair Board to help support the new concession/restroom building on the fairgrounds. The presentation to the board was made by Cheryl (Banahan) Hart and Merlin Banahan in memory of their parents, Don Banahan and Wilma (Banahan) Laue. Wilma Laue was the first female President for the Jefferson County Fair Board. Pictured, front row, from left are Fair Board President Lois Welsh, and Cheryl Hart: back row, from left, Bernie Hart; Kevin Johnson; and Dennis Traeger. (contributed photo)

Donation to Fair Board — The family of Wilma Laue presented a park bench and check to the Jefferson County Fair Board to help support the new concession/restroom building on the fairgrounds. The presentation to the board was made by Cheryl (Banahan) Hart and Merlin Banahan in memory of their parents, Don Banahan and Wilma (Banahan) Laue. Wilma Laue was the first female President for the Jefferson County Fair Board. Pictured, front row, from left are Fair Board President Lois Welsh, and Cheryl Hart: back row, from left, Bernie Hart; Kevin Johnson; and Dennis Traeger. (contributed photo)

Wed
29
Jun

James Reunion

The James Family Reunion was held at Endicott town hall June 26. The Hosts and Hostesses were the Ellen Brenneis family: Dennis  Brenneis; William and Della Cook; Terry and Jodi; Trinity; and Tristen Hotchkiss.
Those attending from Kansas were Raymond and Lucille Zahn; Keith and Norla Allerheiligen; Gene  and Becky Stithem; and Parker, Teresa Glover, Jodi and Doug Pickard.
Wed
29
Jun

Blood Drive in Tri County

The Tri County Area Blood Drive was held Monday, June 20, at the Plymouth Community Center. The drive brought in 70 potential donors. The American Red Cross was able to collect 66 units. First-time donors were Ann Rumbaugh and Jim Damrow. There were also several who had not given in many years.  A huge thank you goes out to all those who take the time to donate blood or volunteer time.  
Wed
29
Jun

Welsch New Director

Pre-School Learning Center is pleased to announce they have hired Martha Welsch as their new director/teacher. Martha has an associate's degree in early childhood education and a bachelor's degree in elementary education. She has been substitute teaching at Fairbury elementary schools for 20 years and has been the pre-K bible teacher at 5 Star Bible Camp for the past 16 years and is excited to bring that experience to the children at PLC. She and her husband Randy have lived in the Fairbury area over 30 years. They have three adult children all whom have attended PLC. Pre-School Learning Center is located in the Fairbury Presbyterian Church on North H Street in Fairbury. 
 
Wed
29
Jun

The Washington County Retired Teachers and School Personnel Met At Linn, Kansas

by Mitch Zabokrtsky
The Annual Luncheon of the Washington County Retired Teachers and School Personnel met Friday, June 24, at the Linn, Kan., American Legion. Those present included Donna Kisby and Bernice Wilkens, of Clifton, Kan.; Pat Holsch, Bill Mallean and Helen Elder, of Washington, Kan; Vernon Mai and Mary Tate, of Linn, Kan.; June and Carl Wineinger of Hollenberg, Kan.; David and Carolyn Lickteig and Judy Bohning, of Hanover, Kan.; Bill and Eleanor Thomas Miller, of Topeka, Kan.; Lloyd Holbrook of Goodland, Kan.; Arlo and Pauline Hatesohl Lindhorst of Marysville, Kan.; Bohmam and Mary Freitag Kunc, of Salina, Kan.; Melinda Marlow Scroggie, of Greenleaf, Kan.; and Mitch Zabokrtsky of Fairbury.

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