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Elementary Volleyball Camp

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Fairbury Ice Goes 1-2 In Crete Tourney

The Fairbury Ice 16-and-under girls softball team came away with a 1-2 record in the Crete Tournament held June 11-12.

In their opening game on Saturday, the Ice defeated Lincoln Cobra, 4-2.

Fairbury plated two runs in the first inning on a RBI single by Ashton Feldkamp and an RBI sacrifice fly off the bat of Bailey Likens.

In the third inning, the Ice scored two runs on an error, and a RBI single from Likens.

Tiffany Talkington earned the pitching win allowing five runs over seven innings along with two strikeouts.

Adams topped the Ice, 6-4 in game two.

The Ice led, 4-3 after four innings, before Adams pushed across two runs in the fifth inning, along with a single run in the sixth inning.

In the game, the Ice committed five errors in the field.

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P.J. Smith Named A Coach For The Nebr. Exchange Wrestling Team Seth James Selected To Nebraska Wrestling Team

By Jim Phelps

Journal-News

Sports Editor

A once in a lifetime opportunity has been given to a pair of Fairbury residents.

Fairbury junior-to-be Seth James was chosen to participate in the Maine-Nebraska Friendship Wrestling Exchange, as a wrestler on the 15-member Nebraska Wrestling Team.

Eighth-year Fairbury head wrestling coach P.J. Smith will be joining Norfolk's Tony Brown and Central City's Darin Garfield, as coaches for the Nebraska Exchange Wrestling Team.

The 27th Annual Maine-Nebraska Wrestling Exchange will take place June 20-28, 2011 with duals in four cities in Maine, including Winslow, Mt. Blue, York, and Bath.

Fifteen wrestlers from across the state will compete as Team Nebraska.

Seth James was honored to be one of the 15 wrestlers chosen for the team.

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Taylor Summers To Wrestle For Team Nebraska In Disney Duals

By Jim Phelps

Journal-News

Sports Editor

Maximum effort, hard work, and dedication on the mat has paided off tor a senior-to-be wrestler.

Taylor Summers will represent Tri County High School on the mat at the Disney Dual Classic Tournament held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla., June 23-28, 2011.

Summers is one of 32 high school wrestlers selected to compete in this elite tournament.

As a junior, Summers placed second in the state in Class C in the 112-pound weight class for the Trojans.

Taylor was in awe of his selection to the Nebraska Wrestling Team.

"It is kind of overwhelming to be on a team from Nebraska with the best wrestlers in the state. I was kind of shocked that I was picked," Summers said.

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Looking Back

120 YEARS AGO, 1891

The Fairbury Gazette

Mr. Sack of Bower bought a $200 horse-drawn phaeton.

Fairbury merchants agreed to close each evening except Saturday at 7:30.

C.H. Denney moved from Daykin to Fairbury and began reading law in his office of Letton & Hinshaw. His son, Arthur J., and grandson, Robert V. Denney, later became members of the Denney & Denney law firm, Robert V. being named a federal judge after service as First District congressman.

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110 YEARS AGO, 1901

Telephone lines were being extended in the county. The local Fairbury company sold stock to some farmers who wanted a line to their homes.

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Wayne Schultis Inducted Into Auctioneers Hall Of Fame

The Nebraska Auctioneers Association inducted two men into the Hall of Fame at their 63rd Annual Convention. The convention was held June 3-5 at the Quality Inn & Suites in North Platte. The two inductees are Colonel Bill Rut and Colonel Wayne Schultis.

Colonel Wayne Schultis, began working as an auctioneer at the age of 8 with his father, Irvin. He enjoyed auctioneering so much that it was common to see him skipping school to attend them. Later in life he attended Reisch Auction School and graduated in 1964. Wayne took the reins of Schultis & Son Inc. upon Irvin's retirement. He has since served as President and CEO.

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Hektor Kuzelka Earns Trip He Will Never Forget

Hektor Kuzelka just completed his third year of Cub scouts as a bear cub in Fairbury Pack 303. In the Fall he sold popcorn earning top sales for his third year in a row. He appreciated all of those who purchased from him and helped him to achieve his goals. This year they offered several incentives to sell. Hektor sold over $1,500 of popcorn and was awarded a patch just for selling, he earned another patch for reaching $600, plus a marshmallow crossbow. Once he reached $1,300, he earned a $75 gift card to Wal-Mart. Plus he earned the UNL Experience.

The UNL Experience included two VIP passes to a college baseball game this past Spring, two special red souvenir UNL scouting hats, a baseball team poster, a tailgate party before the game and a VIP post game gathering with the team players.

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'70 Fairbury Grad Survives Joplin Tornado, Cate (Cassell) Loch Tells Her Story

Last week the Fairbury Journal News ran a story about a Fairbury graduate, Angie Lueders Class of '79, who resides in Joplin and her take on the devastation endured when a powerful tornado struck their town. This week another Fairbury graduate has shared her story of the deadly storm. Cate (Cassell) Loch, Class of '70, and her husband Pat, also a Fairbury graduate call Joplin home.

Cate's Story

We all have our own stories, and most are much worse than mine. But you still feel shell shocked, like you've entered a different world. And the guilt is overwhelming - why did we escape harm? Why us when we live so close? Why did others half to suffer so terribly that in some cases have so little? The people in the nursing home, kids coming home from their high school graduation, little children......

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Errors Prove Costly For Fairbury Juniors In Home Loss To Seward

Fairbury's First National Bank American Legion Juniors baseball team put forth a strong effort late, but fell Sunday afternoon, 16-12 at Quinn Field to Seward.

Fairbury trailed early, 3-0 and then rallied to cut the deficit to 5-4.

Seward's offense combined to push across 11 runs in the fifth and sixth innings to open a double-digit lead of 16-5.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, First National Bank tallied five runs to slice Seward's lead to 16-10.

After retiring Seward in the top of the seventh inning, Fairbury chalked up two more runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, highlighted by a two-run home run off the bat of Zach Edson to pull within four runs prior to the final out being recorded.

As a team, Fairbury surrendered 16 stolen bases to Seward, while committing 16 errors in the field.

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Errors Prove Costly For Fairbury Juniors In Home Loss To Seward

Fairbury's First National Bank American Legion Juniors baseball team put forth a strong effort late, but fell Sunday afternoon, 16-12 at Quinn Field to Seward.

Fairbury trailed early, 3-0 and then rallied to cut the deficit to 5-4.

Seward's offense combined to push across 11 runs in the fifth and sixth innings to open a double-digit lead of 16-5.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, First National Bank tallied five runs to slice Seward's lead to 16-10.

After retiring Seward in the top of the seventh inning, Fairbury chalked up two more runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, highlighted by a two-run home run off the bat of Zach Edson to pull within four runs prior to the final out being recorded.

As a team, Fairbury surrendered 16 stolen bases to Seward, while committing 16 errors in the field.

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