Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 09/09/2015 - 12:53pm
I’m already looking for my winter coat. Last time I saw it it was in the garage. It’s not there so I will have to figure out just what I’ve done with it. The same goes for my Cromer wool winter hat, gloves and scarf. They are all somewhere.
Why all the hub bub? It’s the Robbins, the caterpillars, the hummingbirds and the fog. Winter is coming. And by all accounts it’s going to be a bad one.
My good friend Dale Coonrod from Belleville, Kansas told me the Robbins (most of them anyway) are gone. “You know what that means,” he told me. No I really didn’t. But Dale told me the Robbins have left early indicating a bad winter ins coming. “For the last several winters the Robbins haven’t even left at all,” he added
I’ve been looking since Dale gave me his revelation and while I have seen a Robbin or two, he’s right. By and large they are for the most part gone; at least from my yard.
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 09/09/2015 - 12:49pm
In order to be a success you need in part to project an image of success. That includes carrying yourself with an air of confidence, showing that you are progressive and adaptive to change, to name a few.
In the greater sense as a community desirous of being successful how other people see us though is just as important as how we see ourselves. It should be important to all of us that we always put our best foot forward at all times. Fairbury needs to carry itself with an air of confidence. We need to show people that we are progressive. And that we are adaptive to change.
But do we make the grade? Are we as awesome as we really think? Maybe. Or maybe not.
Recently a columnist from another newspaper made a trip to Fairbury after having not been in our city for a great many years. Their assessment was somewhat biting. Following are excerpts from that writer:
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/09/2015 - 12:48pm
NEW MUSIC--This organ at Immanuel Lutheran in Daykin will be the feature of the hymn festival Sunday. (Contributed Photo)
The organ at the Immanuel Lutheran Church has been revitalized as part of a maintenance project organized by the church. To celebrate the completion of the project, the church is hosting a hymn festival.
Mary Heidemann, chairperson for the Hymn Festival, provided some information about the history of the church’s organ. According to Heidemann, the organ was made and installed in 1909, which is when the church was built. On April 3, 1910, the Immanuel Lutheran Church and it’s organ were dedicated.
Since electricity wasn’t readily available in the region at that time, volunteers had to pump the organ by hand. According to Heidemann, this came to an end in 1942 when the church purchased an electric air blower which is still used today.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/09/2015 - 12:45pm
Aug. 14: A 2000 Toyota was driven by Michelle Parker of Fairbury was southbound through the Ray’s parking lot. A 1999 Ford truck driven by Sheila Palmer of Fairbury was backing out of a parking stall when the Toyota collided with the truck. The Palmer vehicle did not have insurance or current registration. Damages were estimated at $100 for the Palmer vehicle and $1,500 for the Parker vehicle.
Aug. 15: Report of a missing child in the 1100 block of Elm St. Child returned home.
Aug. 15: Report of an alarm in the 2000 block of K St.
Aug. 15: Alarm in the 2300 block of K St. Alarm was unfounded.
Aug. 16: Report of an animal complaint in the 1000 block of H St.
Aug. 16: Welfare check in the 1000 block of 3rd St. A male was arrested for DUI.
Aug. 16: Report of harassment in the 400 block of 7th St.
Aug. 16: Report of terroristic threats in the 1400 block of K St.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/09/2015 - 12:45pm
During the Jefferson County Fair the Jefferson County Art Guild decorated wooden pigs with a silent auction for the pigs held to raise money for charity. The funds raised from the pigs went to help the Fairbury Cemetery Board and the TeamMates Program in Fairbury. Top: Members of the Art Guild presented the Cemetery Board with a check for $117. On hand for the presentation were, from left to right, Sandra Stelling, Phyllis McCown, Louis Hanson, Jr., William Cummins, Charles Endorf, Stan Stewart, Cindy Rogers and Nat Covey. Above: Accepting $117 from the fund-raiser was, from left to right, Stelling, McCown, Deb Ebke, Natalie Julin-McCleary and Rogers. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/09/2015 - 12:43pm
PUTTING ON THE RITZ--This year’s Miss Fairbury Jeff candidates are, from left to right, Ryan “Regina” Umland, Paul “Paulette” Lawrence, Tyler
“Tiffany” Bray and Christian “Christina” Lufkin. (Photo by Shaun Friedrichsen/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
The seventh annual Miss Fairbury Jeff competition continues to be an entertaining way to raise money to donate to Relay for Life in Fairbury. This contest collects money to dedicate to cancer research through voting for male high school seniors who volunteer to cross dress.
This competition began in 2008 as a way to get people to be more involved with service projects and to strengthen their bonds with the local community. The contestants dress up for the pep rally where they are introduced, the parade and, finally, at the football game. These seniors have until the first quarter of the homecoming football game to raise funds. The person who raises the most funds claims the title of Miss Fairbury Jeff during halftime of the homecoming Fairbury Jeffs football game.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 09/09/2015 - 12:42pm
NOW OPEN--The Fairbury Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Friday, Sept. 4 for Pla Mor Cafe and Lanes. A large crowd attended the event to congratulate the new owners, David and Jason Rogers. Cutting the ribbon, center, is David Rogers and son Jason. (Photo by Tim Linscott/www.fairburyjournalnews.com)
With a multitude of members of the Chamber of Commerce, customers and people who helped to support the business participating in a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 3, Pla-Mor Cafe was declared open for business.
One of the owners of the business, David Rogers, explained that a lot of work went into cleaning and remodeling the restaurant. He believes that, because of the amount of history that is tied to the Pla-Mor, this is one of the places that needs to open to the public.
“It was rough,” Rogers said. “A lot of wear and tear, a lot of patches we had to redo. We just totally redid everything from the inside out. It's definitely been a challenge. There's a lot of history here. If these walls could talk, there's so much that's happened in this place that it just needs to stay here.”