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LONNIE DAVIS with his Arrow Sport Biplane Skeleton in 1964. Contributed Photo
120 YEARS AGO, 1894
The Jefferson County Journal
A Sunday School convention for Richland Precinct was at the Zion Church.  Charles York and A.H. Olzon were officers:  the Rev. J.O. Cramb spoke in the afternoon session.  The Rock Island offered a $5 excursion rate to California.
 
110 YEARS AGO, 1904
The Jefferson County Journal
Henry Jacobs, father of William Jacobs of Daykin, died.  He was a Union army veteran, although born in Germany.  Daykin market prices included 15 cents per dozen for eggs, 11 cents a pound for butter, $4.30 and $4.50 a hundred pounds for hogs, 99 cents a bushel for wheat, 39 cents for corn, and 22 cents for oats.
 
A CENTURY AGO, 1914
The Fairbury Journal
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Police Report 
Oct. 21: Paxton M. Veatch, of Fairbury, was driving through a parking lot at 1501 9th Street in a 1999 Dodge pickup truck owned by Michael Veatch, of Fairbury, when the driver said the vehicle in front of him, a 2004 Pontiac driven by Delainey S. Stewart and owned by Judd Stewart, of Fairbury, stopped suddenly, and he was unable to stop in time to avoid a collision. Damages to Stewart’s vehicle were estimated at $2,000. There was no estimate for Veatch’s vehicle. 
Oct. 24: Report of a disturbance in the 900 block of K Street. 
Oct. 24: Kimberly A. Bush, of Fairbury, was backing from a driveway in a 2010 bus owned by Blue Rivers Area Agency on Aging, of Beatrice, when the bus collided with a parked 2009 Chevrolet pickup truck at 1015 H Street, which was owned by Jeffrey C. McDaniel, of Fairbury. Damages to the bus were estimated at $900. Damages to McDaniel’s vehicle were estimated at $500. 
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FRFD


FAIRBURY RURAL FIRE DEPT. Annual Fundraiser this past weekend served over 500 people. Money raised will go back to support the department. Attending the fryers are left, Jared Warnke and right, Chris Parker. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News
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Randy Brown family gives to Jefferson County K9 Unit


JEFFERSON COUNTY K9 UNIT is being presented a check for $5,000 from Capri Motel/Randy Brown and Family. Pictured from left to right are Officer Cody Barry, Nick Niemand, Officer John Davis, Sharon Priefert, Shirley Brown, Katelyn Niemand, Officer Matt Schultz and Jake Niemand. Photo by Fred Arnold/Fairbury Journal-News
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Out with Halloween, in with Christmas

I have never been a big fan of Halloween. I know of several people who say it is their favorite holiday; I could skip it altogether. I used to skip it until I had children. 
As a child I participated in the school’s costume parade, and my siblings and I would race around town in our costumes on Halloween night collecting as much candy as we could. It wasn’t because we wanted lots of candy. It was just a sport to see how many houses we could collect from before the porch lights went out. 
Since my candy collecting days I have never had the desire to dress up on Halloween, and even now that we take the boys trick-or-treating, I still don’t dress up. I’m lucky to find hand-me-down costumes for the boys so that I don’t have to spend a fortune on new costumes or make them myself. My cooking skills are poor, but my crafting skills are far worse. 
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Letter To The Editor

Swanton Reader Says Tax Just “Passing The Hat”

Editor:
I read in this week’s paper on  the front page, the article about the proposed increase in city sales tax. Also, your article on page four about it.
I have mixed feelings on this. I live about 18 miles north of Fairbury. I am close to do business with Scherbarth’s, Walmart, Orschelns, Maatsch’s, Countryside Vet, Stanton, and other places when we need something. I see Fairbury’s need for the money to repair streets, etc. Currently we are updating a project on the farm, as we need to repair, update, and maintain equipment, etc. What good would it do me to come to Fairbury and pass the hat asking for $ help?
Thank you for listing to me.
Milo Pesek, Jr.
Swanton, NE
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Metabolism. What Metabolism? I Ain’t Got No Stinking Metabolism

 A funny thing happened to me while taking pictures at last weekend’s Trunk or Treat Halloween event in downtown Fairbury. My boss from many a decades ago at Fairbury Lumber, Warner Krumme, came up to me.
 “Not getting any free hotdogs and candy, Fred?” he asked. “No, I replied.” “I have to stay away from that stuff. Even being near it puts weight on me.”
   Warner and I both agreed that some 35 years removed from out work at the lumber yard had seen us both grow a bit long in the tooth and a little less spry. “My metabolism isn’t what it used to be,” he told me.
  Then I thought about it. I’m not sure I even have a metabolism any more. I related to Warner how when I was young over the course of a winter I would put on 15 pounds. When the weather warmed, like the snow the weight would always melt off of me.
  But something odd started to happen. 
 One winter I put on 15 pounds and took off 10 in the spring.
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Donation By Randy Brown Evokes The Best Of “Community”

 “Its a program that we’ve got to keep.”
 Fairbury businessman Randy Brown replied simply when asked why he was donating $5,000 to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office toward helping purchase a new K-9 dog last weekend during Trunk or Treat on the downtown square.
  Brown is a true believer in the importance of carrying on the ‘drug dog program’ following the recent death of the department’s dog, “Ringo.”
 “I remember what Fairbury was and see what it is becoming,” Brown told the Journal-News. “I’m hoping we can also get some walk throughs in our schools,” he added.
   Whether we as a community like to admit it or not, the Fairbury businessman is right on target. Sheriff Nels Sorensen is quick to point out that ‘We don’t live in Mayberry anymore and Otis the drunk isn’t representative of the type of people in our jail.”
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Fairbury American Legion

Fairbury American Legion-The Fairbury American Legion will meet on Tuesday, November 11, at 6:30 P.M. at the VFW. All veterans are invited to attend, along with wives and friends. You don’t have to be a member to attend.
 
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 6:30am
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Plymouth Community Veteran’s Day program

Plymouth Community Veteran’s Day program will be held on Saturday Nov. 8th starting at 10:45 am at the Plymouth Community Center. Guest speaker will be Fred Meyer and other scheduled events to follow with lunch being served at noon.
 
Date: 
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 10:45am

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