Looking Back


1941Only 443 Fairburians cast ballots in a special election, approving a 15-year franchise extension for Peoples Natural Gas.Rumored loss to Fairbury due to residents entering defense industry jobs elsewhere wasn't borne out by continued levels of electricity and water connections.Taking 52 Fairbury boys, members of the YMCA's Friendly Indians, to Lincoln for the Iowa-Nebraska football game and a visit to Gov. Dwight Griswold's office were cars driven by A.L. Biehn, Clint Chirnside, Frank Lea, W.H. Leask and Same Monroe and Mmes, Irl Else, Eugene Hoggatt and Louis Likens.1931W.E. Tryon, formerly U.P. ticket agent at Hastings, succeeded the l...


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