120 YEARS AGO, 1891
The Fairbury Gazette
A young farmer was held up and robbed near the Lindell elevator here.
The Salvation Crusaders ended a two months revival meeting in Fairbury, with 40 "joiners."
The City Council accepted the offer of E.E. Howell for a two-story city hall and fire house, for $4,300.
Charles Denney was hired to teach the Ward district in Washington Precinct for the spring term. He was the first of a three-generation family of attorneys in Fairbury that included his son, Robert V., a congressman from the First Nebraska district, and a federal judge.
The county commissioners hired Arthur Bower of Steele City to check the building of the courthouse, at $4.50 per day.