Looking Back

  • 6.22.22

    1905Fairbury was running an “independent” Chatauqua, and the papers were giving it liberal boosting. Thomas A. Lawson, Governor Folk, Frank…

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  • Looking Back 6.1

    1890Loss was estimated at $25,000 when the Steele City roller mills burned.In a railroad rate war, the fare to Kansas…

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  • Looking Back

    1892An agricultural editor said "the farmer in Nebraska who makes bluegrass, timothy and clover the foundation is building for substantial…

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  • Looking Back April 13

    1880Local markets: wheat, 90 cents; corn, 16 cents; oats, 22 cents; fat cattle, $3.50; hogs, $3.25; potatoes, 50 cents a…

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  • Looking Back April 6

    1894The widow of Dr. Eaton of Fairbury turned over to the state museum his collection of fossils and Indian relics.1904Dr.…

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  • Looking Back 3.30.22

    1951Jansen school district decided to discontinue Grades 9 and 10.The new Safeway building on C Street between Sixth and Seventh…

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  • 3.16.22

    1923The Fairbury Alfalfa Mill burned, with loss estimated at $30,000. Then owned by W.M. McLucas, Ora Cox and Pat Walsh,…

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  • 3.9.22

    1882Abraham Thiessen of the Mennonite settlement at Jansen received a shipment of silkworm eggs from Japan. The worms' favorite food…

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  • 3.2.22

    Looking Back 1943Rationing of shoes was suddenly announced.Sam Stull was instructor for 35 naval aviation cadets in training at the…

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  • 2.16.22

    1893George E. Jenkins opened a store in Fairbury. He said years later that the secret of his continuing success was…

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