125 years ago
april 12, 1889
The architect of the new school building has ordered the foundation of the tower to be taken out and the excavation to be deepened. Instead of excavating to the solid rock before building the wall, the terms of the specifications were fulfilled, the wall being put on a base of earth a foot thick. This defect was discovered by W.H. Dudley who immediately commenced to have it rectified. Better have things right, before attempting to go ahead.
The great rain storm couldn’t dampen the ardor of the Presbyterian ladies, Wednesday evening, nor keep them from attending the tea party at Mrs. Young’s.
Mr. Henry Sheldon returned last week from the Indian Territory, where he went for his daughter, Mrs. Tom McDowell, and babe, who has been for some weeks broken hearted over the mysterious disappearance of her husband. It is believed that Tom has been foully dealt with, as his strange disappearance cannot be otherwise accounted for in harmony with his character.
The contract for the erection of the building on the poor farm has been let to Wm. Wakefield & Sons. The building will be stone and the contract price is $5,969. There were ten bidders. The county commissioners selected Hon. Thos. Osborne to be the superintendent of the building and construction.