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Winter Bash

This Photo Can Be Purchased at FairburyJournalNews.com Photo by Sandy Zabokrtsky/Fairbury Journal-News

Winter Bash, the first dance of 2014 for Fairbury Junior-Senior High School is January 11. Candidates for the dance have been announced. Standing from left to right are Jonathan Fletcher, Tyler Theye, Trey Forney, Grayson Vaughn, Gavin Ragland, and Aiden Burkitt; seated from left to right are Michaela Barber, Christine Welsch, Anna Vetter, Paige Husa, Jenny Slater and Anna Mach.

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Dec. 25, 2013

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Dec. 25, 2013

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Dec. 25, 2013

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Johnson-Brock Vs. Tri County Basketball Games

Johnson-Brock Vs. Tri County Basketball Games

will be in the Tri County cafeteria Friday, Dec. 30 from 5-8 p.m. Sponsored by: The Tri County FFA Alumni.

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The Fairbury Public Library

The Fairbury

Public Library

will be closed to the public on Jan. 6 and 7, 2014 for furnace replacement. Staff will be available by phone between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. for renewals or items may be renewed on-line.

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Farmers and Ranchers Free Clinic

Farmers and Ranchers Free Clinic

will be Wednesday, Jan. 8 in Fairbury. To sign up for a clinic or for more information, call Michelle at the Nebraska Farm Hotline: 1-800-464-0258. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture and Legal Aid of Nebraska sponsor the farm finance clinics.

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Veterans Consignment Auction

Veterans Consignment Auction

Saturday, Mar. 1, 2014 at the VFW. To consign items that you want placed on the sale bill, contact one of the following people Bruce Junker 402-230-9008, Stan Schiermeyer 402-587-0045 or Kenneth Dodge 402-239-8154, before Feb. 1, 2014. Items can be brought out to the VFW on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Those who want to help contact one of the above parties.

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Looking Back

Photo caption: Looking North East On E St. Near 10th About 1910

120 Years Ago

1893

The Fairbury Journal

New building in Fairbury during 1893 totaled about $100,000. Included were the Conrad Building, still standing, at the south end of the west side, $1,000 plus the $2,400 basement; the Baptist Church, $7,000; Thomas Harbines residence $3,000; and the Methodist parsonage, $2,500.

Professor Harry Newell of the Daykin schools had sustained severe facial burns when his Santa Claus costume cotton beard caught fire.

Mentioned in a report from School District No. 26 (2 miles north and one west of Reynolds) were Eddie Cerveny, Minnie Forney, Blanche Quinn, Addie Wary, and Herbert, Lottie and Ray Watkins, J.T. Melvin was teacher.

110 Years Ago

1903

The Fairbury Journal

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Ruth Johnson

Ruth Johnson

Ruth Carol Johnson, former 58-year resident of Beatrice, passed away at Rittenhouse Senior Living in Michigan City, Ind. on Dec. 20, 2013.

She was born on Mar. 26, 1919, on a farm north of Fairbury, to parents Edwin and Lydia Jacobs.

She was baptized, confirmed and married at Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Daykin, Neb.

She was a 1936 graduate of Fairbury High School, attended the University of Nebraska and taught grades K-8 in one-room schoolhouses in Jefferson and Saline counties for five years. She also attended the Kansas City Business Institute and worked as a secretary at the Kansas City Garment Company. In 1942, to help with the war effort during World War II, she joined her brother in Oregon and worked as a timekeeper in the Vancouver Kaiser Shipyards.

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