120 YEARS AGO, 1891
The Fairbury Gazette
The Fairbury city treasury was overdrawn by $44,324, more than a year's tax income.
C.F. Steele had plans for a $5,000 residence on Eighth Street.
Fairbury Baptists called the Rev. J.H. Whiting of Blair as pastor.
110 YEARS AGO, 1901
The Fairbury Journal
The Rev. Balch was pastor of the Fairbury Methodist Church.
Over 13,000 bushels of wheat had been marketed at Plymouth in one week, at 56 cents a bushel.
W.F. Schultz had bought the grocery store of J.M. Jackson & Co.