Looking Back

  • 12.22.21

    1879James Price sold 2,000 bushels of wheat from his farm near Fairbury for $1 a bushel. Peter Jansen & Son…

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  • 12.15.21

    1992The Reverend Duane Hoist was installed as the new minister at American Lutheran Church, 12th and K Streets in Fairbury.The…

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  • 12.8.21

    1941There was a great concern locally over the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Philippines and other United States possessions in…

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  • 12.1.21

    1972Crop and livestock losses from a November rain and ice storm totaled approximately $4 million.1974Members of the Fairbury Christian Church…

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  • 11.16.21

    1908Ed Campbell and Fred Hatfield went to Pawnee, Oklahoma, to take over the entire Pawnee Bill Circus and add it…

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  • 11.3.21

    1910Top local farm market prices were wheat 85 cents, corn 44 cents, oats 28 cents, baled prairie hay or alfalfa…

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  • 10.13.21

    1914The W.E. Willey Poland China hogs from Steele City had earned 136 ribbons at shows in several Midwestern states.The Diller…

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  • 9.29.21

    1940At the annual mother-son banquet of the Order of DeMolay, Mrs. Delmar Meyer was honored as DeMolay Mother. Former DeMolay…

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  • 9.8.21

    1904 B.G. Dawson of Centerville, Illinois, bought the Messmore farm north of Fairbury, paying $11,500 for the 240 acres. Diller…

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  • Looking Back 9.1.21

    1901 George Galbraith bought the Benjamin farm on Rock creek for $27.50 an acre. Frank Hurless sold his farm on…

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