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Looking Back

Photo caption: EAST WARD SCHOOL prior to 1961, Contributed Photo

120 Years Ago

1894

The Jefferson County Journal

Jefferson County Populist party members nominated Dr. Jefferies of Diller for coroner, E.A. Yontz for clerk, Phillip Orth for Commissioner, W.H. Barnes for the state senate and Chris Clary for state representative.

Fairbury citizens raised a substantial amount of money for the widow of the Rock Island fireman killed in a wreck near Lincoln. She had several children, and no means of support.

110 Years Ago

1904

The Jefferson County Journal

Charles Oerter was selling apples raised on his farm near Thompson for 40 cents a bushel in Fairbury.

The July 12-Aug. 18 drouth did in the corn crop.

The new Methodist Church in Fairbury was dedicated. It replaced the one on the same site destroyed in the fire which leveled the south side of the square the preceding year.

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School Lunch Menu Aug. 13-Aug. 20

Fairbury Jefferson and Central -Elementary Schools

Wednesday, Aug. 13: HAMBURGER ON WG BUN; Chicken salad sandwich and fries.

Thursday, Aug. 14: HOMEMADE BEEF PIZZA; Chicken Wrap and corn.

Friday, Aug. 15: CHICKEN STRIPS, WG BREAD; Turkey wrap and baked beans.

Monday, Aug. 18: CRISPY CHICKEN/WG BUN; Tuna salad/deli bun and seasoned carrots

Tuesday, Aug. 19: OVEN ROASTED CHICKEN, WG BREAD; PBJ sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy.

Wednesday, Aug. 20: ROTINI AND MEAT SAUCE, WG BREADSTICK; Chicken wrap and green beans.

High School

Wednesday, Aug. 13: HAMBURGER/WG BUN; Roasted chicken/WG bun and fries.

Thursday, Aug. 14: HOMEMADE BEEF PIZZA; Tuna salad/deli bun and corn.

Friday, Aug. 15: CHICKEN STRIPS, WG BREAD; Cheeseburger/WG and baked beans.

Monday, Aug. 18: CRISPY CHICKEN/WG BUN; Jeff rib/deli bun and seasoned carrots

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Oregon Trail Post 180

Oregon Trail Post 180 of the American Legion Riders will meet Monday, August 11th 6:30pm at the Hebron Secrest Library (Lower Level). Present and past military and family members welcome.

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The Fairbury Municipal Swimming Pool

The Fairbury Municipal Swimming Pool will be open with regular hours (1:00-8:00 PM) through Aug. 13th.

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The Parkinsons Support Group

The Parkinsons Support Group will meet on Monday, Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. at Jefferson Community Health Centers Downtown Meeting Room, 512 C St. For more information, contact Lana Likens at Jefferson Community Health Center at (402)-729-3351.

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The Herman Krause family Reunion

The Herman Krause family Reunion will be held on August 17, 2014 at the Union Bank hospitality room with a carry in dinner at 12 p.m.

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New Teachers Business After Hours

New Teachers Business After Hours

August 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, Stagecoach Mall Antiques & Tasting Room, 508 E Street NE, Entertainment 5-7 p.m. & Hors doeuvres provided. Great opportunity to meet the new Teachers and Staff. Public Invited.

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Fairbury American Legion

The Fairbury American Legion Will Meet On Tuesday, August 12, At 6:30 P.m. At The Legion Hall. All Veterans Are Invited To Attend, Along With Wives And Friends. You Dont Have To Be A Member To Attend.

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Department Heads Feel County Could Have Done Better On Raises

Jefferson County Commissioners met with department heads to discuss salaries for the upcoming year at Tuesdays meeting.

We have kicked around the figure of a 35 cent raise for employees and a 1,000 dollar raise for department heads, Commissioner Michael Dux said.

This was the first that the department heads had heard of what the commissioners were considering. Tuesday was the day that all department heads were to start bringing their budgets to the commissioners.

It makes it a little difficult to design a budget when we as department heads have no idea what you (Commissioners) are thinking, said Rose Weigert, Clerk of the District Court. We had no idea what you were thinking, it would have been nice to have been given a heads up.

I agree that we really fell down on this, Dux said. This is something that we should have taken care of a lot earlier than this.

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Good, Clean, Old Fashioned Summer Fun

Photo caption: Two Fairbury youth, Donovan Waldrep (left) and Austin Barnts (right) spent the day fishing at the dam. This is something that many a young man or woman has done in days in the past. After six hours fishing they carried their poles and bucket and walked on home. It wasnt a good day catching fish but it was a good day to spend with a friend. Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky/Fairbury Journal News

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