Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:17pm
On Friday, Nov. 13, the Fairbury Journal-News donated $500 to the VFW as a token of gratitude for the service of veterans to the United States. The funds were generated from a Veterans salute page that was published in the Nov. 11 edition of the Journal-News. “We are grateful for all that they have done and for the sacrifices they have made in the name of defending this country,” Journal-News News Editor Shaun Friedrichsen said. Pictured are (l-r): Tim Linscott, Shaun Friedrichsen, Stan Schiermeyer, Mike Medina, Joyce Medina and Marj Lohan. (Photo by Shaunte Dean/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:16pm
Students at Central Elementary celebrated Veterans Day on Nov. 11 with a special ceremony to honor those brave men and women that keep liberty free. Students sang songs and video tributes were played. Some of the students on hand included, from left to right, Anne-Marie Markey, Kaisson Ambrose, Jacob Hoeting, Holly Workman and Ariel Floyd. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:15pm
The Diller Locker Company celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Nov. 12. Tours were hosted by the owners and employees of the company. Diller Locker Company will be accepting deer for processing in time for hunting season. Pictured in the front row are (l-r): Chad Lottman, Cindy Lottman, Jesse Dorin, Shelly Smith, Jesse Smith, Terry Smith and Jerry Smith. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:13pm
Natalie Julin-McCleary, left, played Ms. Darbus while Paige Patton was Sharpay Evans and Ryan Umland was Ryan Evans in the Fairbury High School rendition of High School Musical. (Photos by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:03pm
The fire at the walking bridge by the dam on Nov. 6 was deemed to be unintentional by Deputy John Davis. He explained that “It was just a stupid act among some young kids who were down there with a bonfire underneath the bridge.” He stated that the heat and sparks from the fire under the bridge ignited it. Although the total cost of the damage has not been calculated, Davis estimates that there is roughly $1,000 of damage. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 1:02pm
Above: Russ Slater guides a group of Fairbury High School students through a tour of Endicott Clay Products on Nov. 13. The group included Brandon McGinty, Dylan Au, Anthony Grummert and Jeff Vetter. The event featured a tour of the plant and work stations. Over 50 students from high schools from throughout the region participated. Right: John Butcher shows a brick design he made while at work with Trenton Sokolik watching. (Photos by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 12:52pm
The Fairbury Chamber of Commerce is asking businesses, organizations and individuals to bring a tree decorated with something unique, beautiful, creative or whimsical to the sixth annual Festival of Trees.
“Please help make this event a success by planning your entry and spreading the word among friends that trees are needed,” Sharon Priefert, chamber director said.
Viewing of the trees will be during the during the First Friday Art Walk on Dec. 4 from 5-7 p.m.
Enjoy the display of decorated trees throughout the courthouse and Barber Furniture on the south side of the square.
Kids visit with Santa in the historic courthouse, Horse Drawn Rides around the square and special appearances by The Grinch and Frosty and carolers on the courthouse lawn, along with Holiday Open House at selected businesses.