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Jun

Seniors Go 1-2 At Marysville, Kan. Tourney

By Jim Phelps
Sports Writer
Fairbury's Senior Legion baseball team struggled with its offense this past weekend in the eight-team Marysville, Kan. Seniors Legion baseball tournament.
In its three games played, Fairbury posted a record of 1-2.
Fairbury (5-6) ended the tournament on Sunday with a five inning 19-6 loss to Malcolm, Neb.
Malcolm wasted no time in taking control scoring four runs in the top of the first inning.
Following a one-out two-run double off the bat of Tanner Novotny, Fairbury battled its way back to within a pair of runs at 4-2 after two innings.
Malcolm blew the game wide open in the top of the third sending 12 batters to plate scoring eight times off a combination of hits, walks, and Fairbury fielding and throwing errors.
Wed
15
Jun

Local Players Step Into Spotlight Of All-Star Games

A trio of area high school student-athlete graduates have been selected to play in the Southeast Nebraska All-Star volleyball and basketball games to held June 17 and 18 at the Truman Center on the campus of Southeast Community College in Beatrice.
The volleyball game will be on Friday beginning at 7:30 p.m., while on Saturday the women’s basketball game will tip-off at at 6 p.m. with the men’s basketball game scheduled for an 8 p.m. tip-off.
Participants include Diller-Odell graduate Theresa Zarybnicky, a member of the East All-Stars in the girls volleyball game. 
Diller-Odell graduate, Bailey Schroeder will be a member of the East All-Stars in the girls basketball game, and Meridian graduate, Jakub VanWesten will be a member on the West All-Stars for the boys basketball game.
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15
Jun

Volleyball Camps

Wed
15
Jun

Aggressive Play Spurs Fairbury To Pair Of Home Wins

YOU'RE OUT-Fairbury Seniors catcher Nate Klaumann catches a pitch in the strike zone as the home plate umpire rings up an Adam's batter in the fourth inning of last Tuesday's home win. (Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News)

It was a good week for the Fairbury Seniors American Legion baseball team on the diamond.
Last week, the Seniors came away with a pair of home victories at Quinn Field against Adams and Wilber.
Sometimes its the little things in a game that help you earn a win.
That was the case last Tuesday evening versus Adams, as the Fairbury Seniors took advantage of its speed by taking the extra base while piling up a number of stolen bases which led to a 10-6 win.
Early on, Adams took charge scoring one run in the top of the first inning and added three additional runs in the third inning to open a 4-0 lead.
After being held without a hit in the first two innings, Fairbury's offense came to life in the bottom of the third plating six runs with RBI hits collected by Tyler Hergott, Adam Wasserman, Nate Klaumann, and Zach Holes.
Wed
15
Jun

Simply The Best

ELEVEN AREA HIGH SCHOOL MALE STUDENT-ATHLETES were named 2015-16 Athletes of the Year by the Fairbury Journal-News sports department. Recipients were picked by a criteria setup  by Fairbury Journal-News Sports Editor Jim Phelps. Head coaches from area high schools voted on their school's senior or junior student-athletes from those guidelines. Award winners standing on the south steps of the Jefferson County Courthouse were front (l-r) Colby Ensz, Tri County, parents John and J'Nan Ensz, Houston Parker, Tri County, parents Alan Orf and Heidi Parker, attend Doane University compete in track and field, and Josh Traynor, Meridian, parents Duane and Kathy Dlouhy attend Peru State College major in Pharmacy.

Wed
15
Jun

Simply The Best

TEN AREA HIGH SCHOOL FEMALE STUDENT-ATHLETES were chosen 2015-16 Athletes of the Year by the Fairbury Journal-News sports department. Honorees were selected by a criteria setup by Fairbury Journal-News Sports Editor Jim Phelps. Head coaches from the area high schools voted on their school's senior or junior student-athletes from those guidelines. Selectees standing on the south steps of the Jefferson County Courthouse were front, Bailey Schroeder, Diller-Odell, parents Chad and Amy Schroeder, attend University of Nebraska-Lincoln, major in Animal Science. Second row (l-r) Madison Jurgens, Diller-Odell, parents Pat and Kandice Jurgens, Madison Hajek, Diller-Odell, parents Ed and Ann Hajek, and Haydyn Weise, Tri County, parents Randall and Sharla Weise.

Wed
15
Jun

Summer Lunch 6-20 to 24

All children 1-18 eat lunch FREE. Lunch served from 11:30 am to 12:30 p.m. at Central School. Menu are subject to change.
 
Monday, June 20-Turkey Sandwich, Sweet Potato Tots, Sun Chips, 
Fruit, Milk.
Tuesday, June 21-Popcorn Chicken, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Biscuit, Fruit, Milk.
Wednesday, June 22-Beef Pizza, Corn, Fruit, Milk.
Thursday, June 23-Ravioli, w/Meat Sauce, Lettuce Salad, 
Fruit, Milk.
Friday, June 24-Chicken Nuggets, Cowboy Beans, Dinner Roll, Fruit, Milk.
Wed
15
Jun

Club News

Christian Women’s Fellowship of First Christian Church --“Rolling Down Life’s Highway” was the topic of the lesson presented at the June 2 meeting of Christian Women’s Fellowship.  Marlene Houtwed, who was lesson leader, compared our life’s associations, which we have, with a bus load of travelers.  A huge variety of attitudes was compared.
Cheryl Seachord was hostess to seven members and Pastor Darlene at the evening meeting.
Ruth Schmidt will be hostess at the August meeting and Joan McKenzie will be lesson leader.
 
Auxiliary Meeting Minutes-Schopp-Ewing-Nispel, Unit 243, met May 30, 2016, after a potluck dinner. The Pledge of Allegiance and the common Table Prayer were recited before eating. The Auxiliary furnished the table service, Kentucky Fried Chicken and bread. Everyone brought salads or desserts. Eighty people attended the dinner.
Wed
15
Jun

Lyons of Beatrice Wins JCVC Photo Contest

Over the past few months the Jefferson County Visitor’s Committee (JCVC) sponsored a photo contest.  The JCVC was seeking pictures that have been taken at various sites around Jefferson County.  Those submitted photos will be used online – www.VisitOregonTrail.org and become a part of our annual publications.    
A random winner was drawn from these submissions and received an Apple iPad Mini.  The lucky winner of this contest was Dave Lyons of Beatrice.  
Although the contest is over, the JCVC will still accept photos from those wishing to have their work included as a part of JCVC’s publications and used on online.  Pictures may be emailed to chamberassist@diodecom.net .  It will be understood that those submitting photos have granted their permission for the pictures to be used by the Jefferson County Visitor’s Committee.
Wed
15
Jun

Washington County Retired Teachers and School Personnel Luncheon Meeting Date Set

 
The annual luncheon meeting for the Washington County Retired Teachers and School Personnel has been set for Friday, June 24, 2016, 11:30 am at the Linn, Kansas American Legion Post. All retired teachers, administrators and school personnel who were employed in Washington County are invited to attend. Luncheon reservations are required and may be made by calling David Lickteig at 1-785-337-2229 by Sunday, June 19th.
Mitch Zabokrtsky will present an audience participation activity recalling some of those by-gone communities of Washington County. Come and invite your fellow retirees for good food and reminiscing.

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