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Thayer County

Hebron/Thayer County, Nebraska: June 26.

Marriage license:

Colt Jacob Vieselmeyer, 31, of Hebron, and Lindsey Jo Rehtmeyer, 28, of Hebron were married June 7th in Hebron.

Real Estate:

June 20: Eric R. Leichty, and Robin D. Leichty to Tabitha S. Foutch, and Christopher A. Foutch: Lot 5, 6 in Block 9, original town of Deshler, Thayer County, Nebraska.

June 20: Marvin G. Heinrichs to Dolores Heinrichs: E of NE of 36-4-4.

June 23: Wesley G. Fuller; personal representative of the estate of Gary Fuller A.K.A. Gary D. Fuller to Wesley G. Fuller; trustee of the Verna M. Fuller Revocable Trust: NW of SW of 18-1-3 (a life estate interest in an undivided one-half interest,) and SE of 5-1-4 (an undivided one-half interest.)

June 23: Timothy P. Goldhammer, and Elizabeth A. Goldhammer to Thomas Pfister, and Ashley Pfister: Part of Lot 7, 8 in Block 3, Talmadges Addition of Hebron, Thayer County, Nebraska.

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Belvidere Women 4th in Nation

Following an invitation and all-expenses paid trip to Arizona to compete as one of the Top 5 Womans Clubs in the nation, the Belvidere Womans Club received 4th Place at the national conference Tuesday, June 24th in Chandler, Arizona.

It was a beautiful event. We received 4th Place and $1,500 president Linda Hudson told the Hebron-Thayer County edition of The Fairbury-Journal News. Thirty-five clubs competed for the top slots, and Hudson accepted the award on behalf of the Belvidere Womans Club for its National Community Improvement Program award.

The award was given for extensive community service, as the Belvidere Womans Club has been immersed in two massive projects; enhancing the Union Pacific Railroads Whistle Stop station immediately north of the railroad tracks, and the ongoing renovation of Belvideres Main Street; which continues past the railroad stop to the Thayer County Museum and Community Center.

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Porch Swing Finally Has A Porch

Photo caption: World's Largest Porch Swing has a new roof located at Roosevelt Park in Hebron. Photo by Amy Hadachek/Fairbury Journal-News

After getting a significant makeover, whats billed as the Worlds Largest Porch Swing located in Hebron, is getting finishing touches on its new porch. Finishing up just in time for the 4th of July celebration at Roosevelt Park near downtown Hebron. The new roof atop the porch swing was mounted in mid-June. A construction crew worked to have the porch railing erected in time for the holiday weekend.

The railing will be vinyl, and the roof that we built is 24 x 40; which is the same size as the porch swing, said Brad Kent, owner of Kent Construction in Thayer County.

Everything is pretty much on schedule. Volunteers just finished painting and staining, were also doing sod and landscaping, and the gazebo is getting lattice, said Lori Werner, a member of the Hebron Revitalization Committee.

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Two Big Innings Boost Meridian Past Tri County

Photo caption: MERIDIAN SENIOR FIRST BASEMAN RILEY NOEL reaches up and catches a popup in short right field in the bottom of the third inning last Wednesday evening. Noel drove in Meridians first two runs of the game, as Meridian posted a 12-4 win against Tri County. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News

Meridian broke open a tight contest last Wednesday, scoring four runs in the fifth and three additional runs in the seventh to defeat Tri County, 12-4 in American Legion Seniors baseball action played at Cody Park-Legion Field.

This was the first game for the Tri County Seniors in a week due to several rainouts.

In the top of the first inning, Meridian sent seven batters to the plate, and scored two runs.

Lupe Dimas lead off the game with a double, followed two batters later with Kyle Schwisow reaching base on a Tri County infield error on a pop fly.

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Fairbury Juniors Split Road Games

Photo caption: TRI COUNTY SENIOR CONNOR MOELLER collides with Meridians catcher Jake VanWesten as he slides across home plate with Tri Countys first run of the game in the bottom of the fourth inning at Cody Park-Legion Field on June 25. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News

Offense was the name of the game.

The Fairbury Juniors American Legion baseball team bashed out 12 hits, but it wasnt enough as a melt down late in the game allowed Tri County to rally for a 16-14 win Sunday evening at Cody Park-Legion Park.

Fairbury jumped out to an 8-3 lead after two innings of play.

Following a scoreless third inning, Fairburys offense got back on track in the top of the fourth inning.

Fairbury pushed across two runs in the inning expanding its lead to 10-3.

Poor fielding by Fairbury accounted for five errors in the bottom of the fourth inning which allowed Tri County to battle back scoring seven runs to tie the game at 10.

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Mid-Season Evaluation

As the Fourth of July holiday takes place this Friday it is time to see how teams stack up at the halfway point of the Major League Baseball season.

Who said there isnt parity in baseball. Sixteen of the thirty teams have records above .500.

If the playoffs were to start today three teams in the American League West, the Oakland As, Los Angeles Angels, and the Seattle Mariners would all qualify.

Will this be the year a small market team makes it all the way to the World Series and wins the title?

Of the six division leaders, Milwaukee in the National League Central has the largest lead as of the beginning of the week with a 6 game lead over the Cincinnati Reds and the St. Louis Cardinals.

National League West rivals the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers are in a virtual tie, while the Atlanta Braves maintain a game lead over the Washington Nationals in the National League East.

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Looking Back

120 Years Ago

1894

The Jefferson County Journal

The Bower correspondent reported that wheat should yield from 20-25 bushels per acre, oats from 30 to 40, and that corn was doing well. This was in a drouth year, but low prices and scarcity of money hurt farmers more.

The first load of butcher cattle ever shipped into this county, said the Journal, was from South Omaha, consigned to Charles Bracke.

The cornerstone of the Christian church at Fifth and G streets was laid.

Protection of game was the principal purpose of the Fairbury Gun Club organized. Members included F.W. Barlow, L.W. Goodrich, John Heidelk, Dan Kavanaugh, W.F. Kruetzer, J.B. McDowell, L.J. Nutzman, W.T. Trent, G.G. Tucker, W.G. Uhley and Charles T. Wyatt.

110 Years Ago

1904

The Jefferson County Journal

Professor M.H. Barringer, formerly of Beatrice, started the Fairbury Business College here.

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Real Estate

June 13: Bank of America to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: L10, B15 of Highland Addition to the City of Fairbury.

June 13: John P. Bortulin and Sarah E. Bortulin to Brian A. Scheele: L10 of Mahlochs First Addition to the Village of Plymouth.

June 16: Jimmie R. Cabrera and Ellen M. Cabrera to Michael S. Caroon: W35 of L4 and all of L5 and the E1 of L6 of B14 of W.G. McDowells First Addition to the City of Fairbury.

June 17: Lottman Enterprises , LLC, to Chad A. Lottman and Courtney A. Lottman: L8-9, B6 of Original Town of Diller.

June 18: Larry Stanton and Gale Stanton to Darwin E. Davis and Donna L. Kinney: L6, B14 of Highland Addition to Fairbury.

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, B14 of W.G. McDowells First Addition to the City of Fairbury.

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Marriage License

June 27: Joe William Bowlin, 34, of Fairbury, and Heather Lea Slaughter, 29, of Fairbury

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Court Report

Kevin L. Brimmer, of Beatrice: Speeding, $75 fine.

Donald L. Goebel, of Fairbury: No valid registration; improper/defective vehicle lighting; failure to use seat belt, $60 in fines.

Abraham F. Diaz, of Carrizo Springs, Texas: Overweight capacity plates, $150 fine. One charge was dropped.

Meredith F. Odgen, of Manhattan, Kan.: Speeding, $75 fine.

Jose Menjivar, of Fairbury: No operators license, $75 fine.

Brandon S. Achtemeir, of Alexandria: No valid registration, $25 fine.

Chad G. Gibney, of Lincoln: Speeding, $25 fine.

David D. Fox, of Arvada, Colo.: Speeding, $25 fine.

Jodi K. Wolfteich, of Bruning: Speeding, $75 fine.

Abel Beltran, of Lincoln: Speeding; no operators license; failure to use seat belt, $125 in fines.

Greggory S. McGlory, of Pitkin, La.: No operators license, $75 fine.

Talakai NaDane, of Hubbell: No operators license, $75 fine.

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