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Timber Ridge Luminary Display is an Attraction

Small towns are all about attracting folks for fun events, parades, and attractions.  One unique event held in Fairbury for many years is the Timber Ridge Luminary Display the weekend before Christmas. As we near Christmas and the hectic season of festivities, it is nice to have a quiet event …

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Local Group Improving Fairbury, One Step at a Time

The Fairbury Improvement Group recently met and discussed a wide array of topics as the year comes to a close. The first item on the agenda was the ongoing Marsh Park renovation.  On Nov. 14, sidewalk lights were installed by JR Electric.  There is a continuing discussion on the most …

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Big Christmas Weekend Coming Up!

Another big Fairbury weekend is almost here!  The annual Fairbury Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade is this weekend on Saturday, December 2nd – the parade begins at 11:30am.  Mark your calendars to go and enjoy the parade and all the other activities that day. Bobbi McKeon of Heart’s Desire …

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Together, We Make a Difference

Here it is almost Thanksgiving!  With 2017 almost behind us, it is good to think about the past year and look forward to the new one.  This is a great time to think about what we can do to help make our community(ies) stand tall in comparison to other parts …

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Local Business Gains Recognition

Antique and Uniques, a local business in Fairbury recently had an excellent in depth article written on their business which has in turn lead to increased customers. Luke Smucker with the Fairbury Blade wrote this article on Diane Pawlowski’s business.  Pawlowski has said, “Two ladies were recently in my store, …

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Grant from Livingston County Board of Realtors

As you know, a lot has been happening at Marsh Park.  This year 2017 marks a year of huge investment of resources, volunteer time, and creativity for the oldest park in our city’s history. Many financial bequests have been made toward the park’s transformation.  Besides donations from generous individuals, Prairie …

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2018 Project for Fairbury

The Fairbury Improvement Group, chaired by Dale Maley, met again recently at the new City Hall.  Besides getting updates on current projects, the group discussed projects for 2018.  Hold your horses, folks!  There is a lot planned for next year, too!  Below are notes taken directly from the minute of …

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We Should Be Proud of Our Small Towns

Recently, someone who had attended a meeting of community leaders from area small towns at the Forrest Library in December emailed us some nice things about our area!  Below are pieces of what they wrote!  We are excited to hear what others think of our small towns. “Sometimes we take …

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Our Friendliness Pays Off!

Fairbury’s friendliness impresses visitors to our town every day.  Antiques & Uniques’ owner Diane Pawlowski recently had a couple in the store.  The gentleman had a faint memory of going from Gilman to Gridley regularly as a child and, if the kids were good, they stopped for an ice-cream cone …

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2017 Accomplishments and More

The Fairbury Improvement Group, chaired by Dale Maley, met recently at the new City Hall.  Since we are short of time to write an article this week, we are including Dale’s notes from the meeting.  Wow!  A lot has been accomplished in 2017, thanks to the many volunteers, businesses, and …

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