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Daily Journal – 6/22/2016 – Part 2

I had a great response about last week’s column — my road trip to Fairbury. People who have been there loved it; those who haven’t are planning a trip. I didn’t get to finish writing about all the extraordinary places to visit while there so let me continue…

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Look Forward to a BIG Weekend in the Area

There is a lot scheduled in the Fairbury and surrounding area for this coming weekend! It is summer time and events are starting to draw people from other communities, and events in other communities are being attended by our local folks. The Fairbury American Legion Speedway is hosting the UMP …

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Local Events and Area Brochures Bring Folks to Town

We just heard another story about brochures bringing folks to town. The new Livingston County brochures are now in approximately 100 hotels south of Chicago. Rebekah Fehr, executive director of the Fairbury Area Chamber of Commerce, reported that she had a few guys stop by with the County brochures saying …

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Daily Journal – 6/15/2016 – Part 1

A leisurely ride heading west on U.S. Route 24 led us to the historical little village of Fairbury. Visitors can make a day of visiting the local shops, antique stores and, of course, the restaurants…

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Dale Maley More Than a Historian for Fairbury

This week we would like to dedicate this short column to Dale Maley, a lifetime resident of Fairbury. Many folks may know Mr. Maley as he is a historian and author of various books including several about Fairbury’s history. Over the last several weeks, you may have heard him on …

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Get Ready for a Big Weekend

June 4th is shaping up to be a big day in Fairbury. Between the Farm Bureau’s Breakfast on the Farm at Kilgus Farmstead, the Speedway’s Fan Appreciation Night, the Cruise-In at Marchellonis, and the new History Talks on Main Street (first Saturday of June, July & August by volunteers from …

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Another Way to Seek and Sell Treasures

This coming weekend on Saturday, May 28th, Chatsworth will be hosting a neat event, “Junk in the Trunk.” Anyone is invited to come to sell or buy! It’s like a flea market from you trunk. The idea is to pull up in your car/vehicle with a trunk full of treasures …

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Connections to Fairbury

People are connected to Fairbury in a wide variety of ways. Some have relatives here. Some shop here. Some use a dentist in town. Some like dining at our restaurants. Some travel through periodically on their way to somewhere else and stop by. And some come because of the Speedway. …

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Fairbury and County Brochures Distributed

Soon will be the start of “tourist season” in Central Illinois. It seems that once schools are out, we start to see more traffic from other areas. One of the goals of the Specialty Shops group is to increase the foot traffic into the area. This is good for overall …

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Fairbury will be swarming with visitors!

This coming weekend on Saturday, May 7th, the Fairbury Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 65th Annual Community Sale. It begins at 10am. For 65 years, Fairbury has held this event which brings lots and lots of folks into town. Complementing the sale, the Fairbury Firewives will have …

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