Photo caption: The home of the Journal News, at one time Fairbury had two daily papers, The Journal News and The Fairbury Daily News. As time went on the two papers consolidated to form the Fairbury Journal News. Contributed Photo
120 Years Ago
The Fairbury Journal
Professor E. Herbst returned to Fairbury from Chicago, to resume teaching music.
The Commercial Hotel in Fairbury changed its name to the Merchants Hotelon the west side of D Street between third and Fourth streets.
Oats were being plowed up and replaced by millet, wheat by corn, due to the drouth.
M. Zweifel went from Fairbury to visit his native Switzerland. In New York he met Simon Matson, a former tailor here, en rout to Sweden.
110 Years Ago
The Fairbury Journal
Mentioned in a report from School District No. 98 were John Gottschlag, Fred Knoche, Albert and Rosa Koenig and Blanche Robinson. John Zink was teacher.
Kara Riggle is the winner of a $500 Scholarship given by the Jefferson County Farm Bureau. She is the daughter of Kevin and Kris Riggle. She is planning on attaining a bachelors degree from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. Once completing the prerequisites for Veterinary School, she will start applying to Graduate Veterinary School at Kansas State University.
Photo caption: AND THE WINNER IS---The Fairbury Swim Team has been using the Burkley Wellness Center pool until warmer weather rolled around. On their final day the teams fastest swimmer, Mikasa Lierman challenged Craig Bontrager to a race, Coach Rich Lierman declares the winner. The team will host two meets this summer with the first one being this weekend. Fifty nine swimmers, 18 of them new make up the team. Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky/Fairbury Journal News
The Otoe Missouri Indians had long inhabited the land in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas. Beginning in 1834 the Otoe began ceding land to the United States Government. The treaties of 1854 and 1855 ceded all of their land west of the Missouri River excepting sixteen thousand acres lying in the Big Blue River Valley in Kansas and Nebraska. Diller lies along the northern border of the Otoe Indian Reservation.
In the treaty of 1879 the Otoe sold their lands to the U. S. Government and receved an allotment of land in the Indian Territory, now the State of Oklahoma. Many of the Otoe moved to Oklahoma and within a few years the reservation land was sold and settled.
Following an 82 game regular season and repeating as their respective conference champions by winning their finals in six games, the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs will meet in a rematch of last years spectacular NBA Finals.
This is the first repeat Finals matchup since the 1998 Finals when the Chicago Bulls defeated the Utah Jazz for the second straight year in six games.
Miami is trying to be the first team to three-peat as champions since the Los Angeles Lakers from 2000-2002.