Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 12/03/2014 - 4:31pm
B.F. Hart & Sons, Fairbury, built in 1884, shown in 1887. Contributed Photo
120 YEARS AGO, 1894
The Jefferson County Journal
The United States issued $50 billion in 5 percent bonds to make up for government revenues decreased by hard times.
Corn and wheat were selling for the same price at Republican Kan., 50 cents a bushel.
Named in a report by the teacher of District No. 41 (two miles north of Fairbury) were Blanche Champitt, Phil Graves, Calvin Griffith, Sybil Pottinger and Lulu and Willis Saunders.
110 YEARS AGO, 1904
The Jefferson County Journal
Maintaining a women’s public restroom in the courthouse basement was the project of a women’s group whose officers were Mrs. C.E. Welton, president; Mrs. F. Leonard, Mrs. A.L. Wheeler and Mrs. O. Axtell.
The Silver Creek School was closed due to scarlet fever epidemic.
The new school building at Endicott was occupied. It replaced a structure destroyed by fire.
Submitted by Trevor Gill on Wed, 12/03/2014 - 4:27pm
Thanksgiving has come and gone, which means that it is officially lambing time. We don’t need a calendar to know when lambing begins; it’s all based on the holidays. The lambing season for our flock is Thanksgiving Day to Valentine’s Day with at least half of the flock lambed by New Year’s Day.
Last year triplets were born two days before Thanksgiving and started the lambing season, so when Thursday evening chores came this year and we still had no lambs, I was ready to declare the season off to a slow start. But by dark we had our first lamb, and we were back on track.
Kane was still awake when we made the lamb discovery, and he was so excited that he had to come outside and help crate the new family. He instructed me to grab the mother so that he could carry the lamb. For the next hour all he could do was talk about that new little lamb, which happens to be an all-black female. I get a couple black lambs a year, and they are usually rams.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 12/03/2014 - 4:27pm
Bring Back Pride
In Our Country
It’s like a cancer or maybe worse.
It starts in places that aren’t noticed or is just ignored because of our own choice with our hopes and prayers that maybe it will go away. I am talking about the radical Islamists population and their demands that are being met with what, to me, is practically an apology from the American people.
The latest, that I am aware of, is in one of the largest school districts in Maryland. the school district has chosen to remove and leave to remove and leave off any reference of Christian holiday from their school calendars.
Isn’t that great? If the partons of those schools choose to ignore things like that, the cancer will spread even faster and farther. So far there isn’t any real cure.
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 12/03/2014 - 4:26pm
I’m always thinking about something. My mind rarely shuts down. Whether it’s a rare ability I am not quite certain but I do possess the knack for being able to think about several things all at once. Brain multi-tasking you might say.
I was doing just that one day last week while exiting the Journal-News office. While thinking about something I hurredly left the office and nearly ran head first into Fairbury attorney Joe Casson who was equally hurrying somewhere.
For those who don’t know Casson, at one-time Jefferson County Attorney, has thrown his hat into the ring to again be county attorney. Casson is among three seeking the position created when county attorney Linda Bauer resigned to be appointed Jefferson County Judge.
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 12/03/2014 - 4:25pm
Livingston Enterprises is at it again.
Livingston, one of the state’s leading hog producers is making ready for another expansion. This will be their third such growth spurt in recent years.
The new plan on the table calls for the construction of a 7,200 sow unit on approximately a half section of ground near Endicott. The operation would bring between 30 and 35 new jobs to the area.
Some people get unnerved when they hear or read about a new hog facility coming to the area. But locals and others with concern should put the nail-biting to rest. The Livingston corporation has always been in strict compliance with agencies such as the Department of Environmental quality and the Environmental Protection agency. The local hog producer has met and often exceeded every standard set forth by the government.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 12/03/2014 - 4:24pm
Nov. 19: Neal W. Frederick, of Fairbury, was driving a 2014 Chevrolet north on E Street when the vehicle collided with a parked 2007 Chrysler owned by Gary E. Lutjemeier, of Morrowville, Kan. Damages to each vehicle were estimated at $1,500.
Nov. 20: Report of an aggressive dog in the 800 block of D Street.
Nov. 20: Report of criminal mischief in the 100 block of West 5th Street.
Nov. 21: Report of a possible disturbance in the 1200 block of 7th Street.
Nov. 21: Report of a suspicious male in the 1000 block of A Street.
Nov. 23: Report of suspicious activity in the 900 block of 8th Street.
Nov. 24: Report of a male arrested on a Lancaster County warrant in the 1200 block of Oak Street.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Wed, 12/03/2014 - 4:23pm
The Blue Valley Bowl celebrated their 50th anniversary on Dec. 1 in Hebron. Janice and Dale Klaumann of Hebron, the current owners, are the second generation to the own the business. Pictured from left to right is Dale, Janice and David Klaumann. Contributed Photo
Submitted by Fred Arnold on Wed, 12/03/2014 - 4:18pm
NEW OFFICER-- Fairbury City Attorney David Bargen, left, swears in Josh Jacobi as the newest member of the Fairbury Police Department on Tuesday night. Members of the Fairbury City Council unanimously approved Jacobi’s hiring. He comes to Fairbury from Osborn, NE., where he served as police chief. (Journal-News photo by Fred Arnold)
Fairbury Mayor Homer Ward is pretty blunt when he says what the city is looking for in a new City Administrator. "Strength in economic development is going to be our top priority. I have communicated this to the city council and they are in unanimous agreement," he said.
Ward told the Journal-news that coming off the heels of this week's city council meeting, local leaders were beginning to put criteria together as they search for a replacement for long-time city manager Joe parker. Parker's contract was not renewed in may and the municipality has been without an administrator since that time.
Two weeks ago council members voted to officially seek a replacement for Parker. Up until that time it had not been definitively stated a replacement would be sought after.