FAIRBURY SENIOR NATE KLAUMANN No. 15, makes a move with the ball past Thayer Central’s Thomas Fuelner No. 24, in second half action Saturday evening. Fairbury was able to rally late and defeat Thayer Central in overtime, 51-49. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Making plays in crunchtime spearheaded Fairbury to a 51-49 overtime home win Saturday night versus previously undefeated (3-1) Thayer Central. It wasn’t one of the prettiest played games, but the Jeffs made enough plays both offensively and defensively in the overtime period to seal... + continue reading

FAIRBURY SENIOR SHELBY POLLMAN No. 25, prepares to drive to the basket past a Thayer Central defender in Saturday’s home contest. Pollman led the Lady Jeffs in scoring with 18 points, as Fairbury rolled past the Lady Titans, 50-15. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Lighting up the scoreboard right from the start by hitting baskets from all areas on the court allowed the Fairbury Lady Jeffs to roll to a 50-15 home win Saturday against winless Thayer Central. Paced by the scoring of five players, the Lady Jeffs sprinted out to a 26-2 first quarter lead... + continue reading

BOWLS FOR BACKPACKS--Saturday, a fundraiser was held at the Fairbury Jr/Sr. High School to provide meals to children and families. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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FAIRBURY CITY ATTORNEY, right, David Bargen swears in Fairbury native Todd Lytle, left, as part-time officer for The Fairbury Police Department at the City Council meeting Tuesday evening. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Fairbury residents shouldn't be planning on a new municipal swimming pool...yet. But the first in a long line of many preliminary steps were taken by members of the Fairbury City Council on Monday as they voted to seek grant funding to conduct a feasibility study for a park improvement... + continue reading
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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When Ralph Broadston was two years old his parents divorced. Broadston has no memories of his father, he said, except the weekend the two met when he was in his 20s.  Broadston said his mother, Pearl, got a divorce from his absent father so that she could get “welfare”... + continue reading

FAIRBURY SENIOR NATE KLAUMANN No. 15, makes a move with the ball past Thayer Central’s Thomas Fuelner No. 24, in second half action Saturday evening. Fairbury was able to rally late and defeat Thayer Central in overtime, 51-49. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News

FAIRBURY SENIOR SHELBY POLLMAN No. 25, prepares to drive to the basket past a Thayer Central defender in Saturday’s home contest. Pollman led the Lady Jeffs in scoring with 18 points, as Fairbury rolled past the Lady Titans, 50-15. Photo by Jim Phelps/Fairbury Journal-News

BOWLS FOR BACKPACKS--Saturday, a fundraiser was held at the Fairbury Jr/Sr. High School to provide meals to children and families. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News

FAIRBURY CITY ATTORNEY, right, David Bargen swears in Fairbury native Todd Lytle, left, as part-time officer for The Fairbury Police Department at the City Council meeting Tuesday evening. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News

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The annual Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest is set for Dec. 27 at the Fairbury Jr.-Sr. High School gym starting with registration from 9-10 a.m. Competition is slated to begin at 10 a.m. The event is hosted by the Fairbury Elks Lodge No. 1203. The Elks Hoop Shoot is free to boys... + continue reading

Great Books for Great Kids--Sabrina Koch, Fairbury Runza Restaurant manager, presents a check for $320.06 to Karen Fox, director of the Fairbury Public Library. The check represents 15% of a day's sales during Runza's annual Great Books for Great Kids promotion. The Library uses the money raised to purchase books for the children's summer reading program. Contributed Photo
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Chuck Bright said he has always enjoyed making people laugh. He also enjoys telling stories to his granddaughter, Micah, he said.  “I like to come up with off-the-wall stuff that will make people smile,” he said.   But Bright said he never planned to go to the... + continue reading
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