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1890Loss was estimated at $25,000 when the Steele City roller mills burned.In a railroad rate war, the fare to Kansas City from Fairbury was $1, to St Louis, $2.1900Fairbury Telephone Co. added service to Diller, Harbine, Jansen and Plymouth at “20 cents for five minutes talk, nothing extra for messenger.”1910William Greve was Fairbury dealer for Studebaker's EMF 30, “the car for all kinds of roads,” and Flanders 20, “the car for business and pleasure.”1920The war tax was still in effect on pop and ice cream.1968A new bulletin board was erected at the southeast corner of the lawn of the Diller Congregational United Church of Christ.1970The r...


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