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Thu
21
Jul

Road Construction to begin around Aug. 1

The City of Fairbury plans to remove and replace road pavement in two areas on the north side of town. Work on Industrial Drive from 27th to 24th streets and on the northeast corner of Industrial Drive and 32nd Street will begin on or about Aug. 1, city officials have said. The construction is expected to last a couple of months but will be done in phases to allow traffic to continue to pass through those areas.

Thu
21
Jul

Saline County Galaxy of the Stars

Wed
20
Jul

Day at the Cabin

The historic Girl Scout cabin in City Park will be open for visitors from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 24. Refreshments will be available.
The Girl Scout cabin recently has been undergoing cleaning and minor restoration work, said Barb Ebke who has been volunteering her time to the project.
Date: 
Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 2:00pm
Wed
20
Jul

Pantry Grocery Has Been Torn Down

Historic Pantry Grocery building on the corner of 8th & G Sts. is now gone as of today as part of the City of Fairbury's beautification project.

Wed
20
Jul

Western Volleyball Tourney

Ten teams participated in the annual sand volleyball tournament at the Old Settler’s Picnic in Western on July 16. Winners will appear in next week’s edition of the Fairbury Journal-News. (Photo by Fred Arnold/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

Wed
20
Jul

Fairbury Flames Tourney Runners-Up

The Fairbury Flames, 8 and Under softball team, finished the season with a record of 5-3 and were the SLS League tournament runners-up. Head coach was Darcy Kapke with Rachel Wentz, Matt Kapke, Nick Kroon and Sabrina Wanamaker were assistant coaches. Players included, front row, left to right, Rylie Kapke, Alyssa Naiman, Alecia Bedlan, Madison Arner. Back row, Avery Gillham, Addison Marschmann, Lauren Wanamaker, MaiLee Garner, Regan Kapke, Logan Wentz. (Contributed Photo)

Wed
20
Jul

Noel Racks Up Awards At Camp

Seth Noel a junior-to-be at Meridian High School earned numerous honors at last month’s Mike Trader Mid-America Basketball Camp held at Hastings High School.
In all, Noel received 13 separate awards at the four-day Hastings High camp.
Awards received by Noel included Most Valuable Player-Boys Major League, Jump Shot Champion-Boys Major League, Free Throw Champion-Boys Major League, Camp Shooting Champion-Boys Major League, Three-Point Champion-Boys Major League, One on One Champion-Boys Major League Forward, Scoring Leader of the Week-Boys Major League, Rebound Leader of the Week-Boys Major League, Assist Leader for the Week-Boys Major League, Nightly Scoring Leader-Boys Major League, Nightly Rebound Leader-Boys Major League, Nightly Assist Leader-Boys Major League, and All-Star Selection-Boys Major League.
Wed
20
Jul

Timely Hits Lacking for Tri County

back to the bag—Tri County Juniors center fielder Ethan Paxton dives back to first base in the bottom of the second inning ahead of the tag of Wood River’s first baseman Grant Gannon Sunday afternoon in an elimination game at Cody Park-Legion Field in the Class C State Junior American Legion Baseball Tournament. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

Sometimes in a baseball you need that key hit to keep an inning going.
Unfortunately, for the Tri County Juniors American Legion baseball team, that didn’t happen in either of their games over the weekend at the 2016 Class C State Junior American Legion Baseball Tournament held on Tri County’s home field at Cody Park-Legion Field.
Tri County was the host team for the 2016 Class C State Junior American Legion Baseball Tournament this year.
After dropping its opener on Saturday evening, Tri County had to deal with a 90 minute lighting delay Sunday afternoon before facing Wood River in an elimination game.
Despite out hitting Wood River, 8-6 in the game, Tri County could not come through with a key hit with runners on base and were excluded from the state tournament with a 6-1 loss to Wood River.
Wood River got on the board in its initial at-bat scoring one run in the top of the first inning.
Wed
20
Jul

Not Your Mom and Dad’s Role Models

Even if you weren’t in sports growing up chances are you had your favorite athletes, teams, etc. For me, it was Ken Griffey, Jr. (us left-handers have to stick together), Shaq and the Packers, and of course the Huskers of the 90s. I never paid attention much at that age to player’s salaries, what they did socially, etc, all I concerned myself with was how the conducted themselves when the bright lights shone. 
Media coverage today is vastly different than it was when I was growing up. I always wanted to be famous, now, I feel bad for those celebrities. They have no privacy and the cameras are always on. They have to be on their best behavior at all times, there is no off season, there is no such thing as offering “No Comment” as an answer anymore. Honestly though, with the amount of money these athletes make, they should always be on their best behavior.
Wed
20
Jul

Scoring Explosion

Applying the tag—Fairbury Seniors American Legion first baseman Justin Peterson slaps his glove down on the helmet of Linn’s John Harding, as he dives back safely to the base in third inning action last Wednesday evening. (Photo by Jim Phelps/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)

There was no shortage of runs last week for the Fairbury Seniors American Legion baseball team, as the squad traveled south of the state line for a pair of games in Kansas.
The Seniors swept a pair of doubleheaders against Hanover and Linn, scoring double digit runs in all four games.
Fairbury’s offense tallied 63 runs in its back-to-back doubleheader sweeps to improve to 14-7 on the season.
Last Wednesday evening, Fairbury combined to lace out 18 hits, including 11 extra base hits in the two game sweep against Linn.
Fairbury paced by a pair of home runs slugged by Zach Holes, and stellar pitching from Blake Bauer and Keyten Pfingsten, the Seniors defeated Linn in game one, 10-2 in five innings.
After the sluggish start in the field, Fairbury broke the scoreless tie in the top of the second inning.

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