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Norman Medina

Norman Medina

Norman Poncho Medina, 77, of Fairbury, passed away Dec. 28, 2013 at Bryan LGH West Hospital in Lincoln.

He was a Marine Veteran.

Survivors are son, Scott Medina; daughter, Andrea Lanze; grandchildren, Correy Hein, Brodie Lanze, McKenna Lanze, Alex Medina; brother, Jess Medina; sisters, Lupe Medina, Juanita Flores, Chris Flores, Margaret Medina.

Cremation has taken place.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Fairbury, with Father John Birkel officiating. There will be a Rosary at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9 at the Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury.

Burial at the Fairbury Cemetery in Fairbury.

Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge of arrangements.

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Lawrence Mathieson

Lawrence Mathieson

Lawrence Mathieson, 90, of Morrowville, Kan., passed away Jan. 4, 2014 at Jefferson Community Health Center in Fairbury.

Survivors are friends.

Services were held Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury, with Lana Likens officiating.

Burial was held at the Fairbury Cemetery in Fairbury.

Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury are in charge of arrangements.

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Robert Mary

Robert Mary

Robert V. Mary, 90, of Miami, Fla., died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013.

World War II Marine Corps Veteran.

Survivors are sons, Gregory (Teresa) Mary of Jacksonville, Fla., and Brian Mary of Lincoln; daughter, Glorianna (Howard) Lewenson of Miami, Fla.; sisters, Alice Ciesla and Helen Zagoda; brother, John (Patricia) Mary; granddaughter, Crystal Lewenson

Services willl be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 10, 2013 at Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A Street, Monsignor Liam Barr.

Burial at Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials to family.

Visitation after 5 p.m. Wednesday at funeral home.

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Melvin Fryar

Melvin Fryar

Melvin Leon Fryar, 74, of Fredericksburg, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 in the Audie L. Murphy Veterans Memorial Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Moore Fryar of Fredericksburg; daughter, son, and spouses, Michael Fryar of Arizona, Carrie and Greg Mathers of Fredericksburg; six grandchildren, Rebecca, Austin, Matthew, and Jenna (children of Michael Fryar), Elizabeth and Leah (children of Carrie and Greg); sister, Glenda and David Hauser of California.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at 3 p.m. in the Victory Fellowship Church in Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Michael Burdick officiating.

Burial and military honors will be held at a later date in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonia, Texas.

In lieu of flowers the family wishes that memorials be given in his name to the Victory Fellowship Church, D.A.V. or to the charity of your choice.

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The Fairbury Public Library will be closed the rest of the week

The Fairbury Public Library will be closed the rest of the week. GED classes will not meet Thursday night, January 9. Fines will not be charged for closed days. Staff is available by phone for renewals. The Library will reopen Saturday morning, January 11 for Story Time.

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The Fairbury Public Library will be closed the rest of the week

The Fairbury Public Library will be closed the rest of the week. GED classes will not meet Thursday night, January 9. Fines will not be charged for closed days. Staff is available by phone for renewals. The Library will reopen Saturday morning, January 11 for Story Time.

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Jefferson County Fair 2014

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A counterfeit $20.00 bill found in Fairbury

A counterfeit $20.00 bill was discovered in a merchants deposit. It is believed it was presented to the merchant sometime on or just before January 4, 2014. The color of the bill was darker than normal and there was no visible magnetic strip. Be alert as there could be others.

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Looking Back

Photo caption: The Fairbury Journal News Staff ready to print the paper in 1910.

120 Years Ago

1894

The Fairbury Journal

Farmers had been plowing in the springlike weather of January.

Frank Gage of the Bower community added a stream engine, corn sheller and several wood saws to his equipment.

Pupils cited in district No. 38 (2 miles east and one south of Plymouth) were Agatha, August and Lucy Brott, Daisy and Henry Moneypenny, Henry Thesle and Mary Ware.

Practicing for their speeches to be given at high school commencement, at the Maude Tunnell home, were Edger M. Cramb, Guy and Roy Daggett, Robert Davis, Lela Ehrett, Gertrude Hansen, Jessie Herren, George Jacques and Bernice Welton. Topics included Charles Dickens, Napoleon, Cicero, Pericles, Abraham Lincoln, Caesar, Joan of Arc, the French Empress Eugenie and Society Women of Today.

110 Years Ago

1904

The Fairbury Journal

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Plymouth News-Angie Zulauf

Pastor David Schultz from Faith Lutheran in Rising City teaches a course each year on Islam. He will be at St. Pauls Tuesday, Jan. 14 beginning at 7 p.m., for an hour and a half presentation on the background of the religion, some of their distinctive teachings, and its affect on our nation. There will be a potluck meal preceding the presentation beginning at 6:15 p.m. The meal and presentation will be held in the school. The public is invited to attend.

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