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City Hopes Weekly Scrubbings Will Keep Algae at Bay in 1917 Fountain

By Gordon HopkinsThe City of Fairbury continues to struggle with the water in the fountain in the City Park, which is prone to turn green from algae. The currently solution is weekly cleaning.Newly installed City Administrator Matthew Jacobs told FJN, “The Streets and Parks Foreman has been informed of this situation. He has assured me that going forward the historic fountain will be drained and cleaned every Friday afternoon during the regular seasons of operation (spring, summer, and fall).”The historical fountain was first installed in 1917. In April of that year, the Park Board made arrangements for the installation of an electric founta...

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