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A special Union Pacific passenger train transported the Fairbury High School football team and band, students and fans to the game at Hastings. Nine railroad coaches were used for the 450 passengers and two baggage cars.
Homecoming Queen candidates and escorts at Fairbury High School’s Homecoming in 1971 were Mary DeWald and Mike Danaher, Julie Wilkinson and Jeff Bakewell, Pat Kidder and Chuck Glaesemann, Karen Skelton and J.R. Connell, Queen Debbie Quam and Todd McDaniel.
Cablevision was adding two channels for Fairbury patrons, WTBS and the Christian Broadcasting Network. Monthly rate was increased from $7.15 to $8.
The American Farmer Degree, the highest degree awarded by the National Future Farmers of America, was awarded to Brian Bauer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bauer of Fairbury.
Helen Boosalis was the featured speaker at a county Democratic dinner held in honor of Mary Schmal, who retired after 35 years as Jefferson County Clerk.
FJN reported, “Fairbury doesn’t need more housing, it simply needs to develop current housing options, according to a recent study.” Marty Shuker of RDG Crose, Gardner, Shuker, one of two firms that conducted independent housing studies, said, “There is a definite need to upgrade existing structures. Fairbury has a relatively large number of deteriorated structures.
Diller Eagles defeat CHB 37-6.
The Huskers were defeated by Arizona State. Roy Worm of Fairbury made a Herbie Husker yard decoration in 1993, after Nebraska lost to Florida State. This was the first time Worms had to show the “losing side” of his decoration, which declared, “We Lost.”


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