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Steele City Village Life

Riders on horseback and teams pulling covered wagons could be seen on the backroads along the Kansas-Nebraska stateline back in August of 1974. Bob and Marie Kruger didn't know what they were starting would live on for another thirty-five years.

That first year for the Mid-Plains Wagon Train Ride fifty-four people stepped back in time and enjoyed the slow pace of travel from one hundred years prior, but at a pace which allowed everyone to enjoy the rolling hills, waving green grass, wild flowers and a variety of animals seen only in the country.

On their first day of travel they started at the Kruger farm west of Hanover, Kansas and halted for the noon meal at the Washington State Lake. That evening found them at the Leonard Kenning farm south of Endicott, Nebraska.

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Letters To The Editor

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For Military

Editor:

Tie a yellow ribbon and show your support!

Recently, I responded to an article that was written by Maurice Saunders, Family Readiness Group Leader Headquarters Troop, 1-134th Cavalry out of Lincoln. Troops from that Unit and others are or will be returning home from Afghanistan this month. Saunders reported that the details recently were released, with HHT home of the 24th, Alpha and Bravo on the 24th and Charlie on the 25th.

I understand there are soldiers from the Fairbury area in one of those Units-- Troop C- (LRC), as well.

Maurice, with the help of volunteers, have provided yellow bows for communities to display and show our support. This of course, has been done in the past with a very appreciative response from the military.

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Seniors Rally In Last At-Bat To Slip Past Auburn

By Jim Phelps

Journal-News

Sports Editor

In the game of baseball making the most of every at-bat is key.

That was the case for the Fairbury Seniors baseball team in Saturday's elimination contest in the Class B Area 1 District Seniors Baseball Tournament played at Quinn Field in Fairbury's City Park.

Down to its final out in the bottom of the seventh inning, pitcher Clay Medina stepped to the plate and laced a game-winning RBI single to left field handing Fairbury a 5-4 victory over Auburn.

Auburn got on the board first in a big way in the top of the third inning.

Taylor Standerford and Cal Nichols started the inning off with back-to-back singles.

Devin Anderson followed with a walk to load the bases.

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Important Football Dates Upcoming

The Jeff football camp will be held July 27-29 for grades 5-8 from 9-11 a.m., and grades 9-12 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. behind Fairbury Jr.-Sr. High School.

Check Out of equipment will be Aug. 5th at 5 p.m. at Fairbury Jr.-Sr. High School. All players (9-12), are required to be at the 5 p.m. meeting. Bring physical cards or proof to check out.

Varsity football practice starts Monday Aug. 8th, at 7:45 a.m.

Tue
26
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Seniors Rally In Last At-Bat To Slip Past Auburn

By Jim Phelps

Journal-News

Sports Editor

In the game of baseball making the most of every at-bat is key.

That was the case for the Fairbury Seniors baseball team in Saturday's elimination contest in the Class B Area 1 District Seniors Baseball Tournament played at Quinn Field in Fairbury's City Park.

Down to its final out in the bottom of the seventh inning, pitcher Clay Medina stepped to the plate and laced a game-winning RBI single to left field handing Fairbury a 5-4 victory over Auburn.

Auburn got on the board first in a big way in the top of the third inning.

Taylor Standerford and Cal Nichols started the inning off with back-to-back singles.

Devin Anderson followed with a walk to load the bases.

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26
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Fairbury Juniors Find Going Tough In District Tournament

Fairbury's First National Bank Juniors baseball team had a brief stay at the Class B Area 1 District Juniors American Legion Baseball Tournament held July 14-20 in Nebraska City.

In opening round play, July 15th, Fairbury was defeated by Hickman, 20-0.

Hickman's offense exploded for 16 hits, while Fairbury was limited to just two hits in the game.

Zac Edson took the pitching loss for Fairbury.

With the loss, Fairbury dropped to the loser's bracket and were eliminated from the tournament on July 16th by Auburn, 10-0.

Fairbury's offense was held to just two hits in the game.

Dalton Griffin was saddled with the loss for the Fairbury Juniors on the mound.

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Fairbury Seniors Hurt By Errors, Lack Of Hits In District Opener Loss

By Jim Phelps

Journal-News

Sports Editor

Errors in the field and a sputtering offense proved a bad mix for the Fairbury American Legion Seniors, as they opened the Class B Area 1 District Baseball Tournament at Quinn Field in Fairbury losing, 4-2 to Crete on July 21st.

Following two scoreless innings, Crete's Garrett Ebbers led off the top of the third inning reaching second base on a two-base error.

Ebbers advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by Corey Kalkwarf.

Jordan Walker delivered a RBI sacrifice fly to right field scoring Ebbers with Crete's first run.

Fairbury answered back in the bottom of the third inning, as Trevor Schroeder led off with an infield single, and advanced to third base on a bunt by Blake Warnke, as Crete's catcher over threw the first baseman sailing the baseball into right field.

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Kobza Medals In Prestigious Track Meets

Kenton Kobza of Fairbury, a member of the Lincoln Jets Track Club, placed third in the discus at the USA Youth Outdoor Track and Field Championships held June 30th at the Doug Shaw Stadium in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Kobza competed in the Youth Boys Division and unleashed a throw of 153'10".

The meet featured some of the top throwers from across the country.

On July 9th, Kobza participated in the Region 8 Junior Olympic Championships held at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn.

With a throw of 148'10", Kobza won the gold medal in the discus competition in the Youth Boys Division.

Kenton competed against athletes from Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

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Nebraska City Deals Fairbury Seniors Heartbreaking Loss

The tables were turned on Fairbury in its loser's bracket game Sunday evening by Nebraska City in the Class B Area 1 District Seniors Baseball Tournament held at Fairbury's Quinn Field in the City Park.

Nebraska City down to its final out in the top of the seventh inning dealt Fairbury a heartbreaking, 4-2 loss eliminating the Seniors from the double-elimination tournament.

One day earlier, Fairbury trailed by three runs heading to the bottom of the seventh versus Auburn, and rallied with two outs to plate four runs and keep its season alive.

Fairbury scored the initial runs of the game plating two runs in the bottom of the first inning.

With two outs and the bases loaded, first baseman Jake Melcher smacked a two-run single to center field giving Fairbury a 2-0 lead.

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