100 years ago
september 10, 1914
There will be an “All Town Reception” on Wednesday evening of next week, September 16, in honor of the teachers in the city schools. This reception will be held on the grounds where the Union services are held and there will be music, refreshments, brief talks and an informal, good time.
The winners in the tomato contest, given by Dr. Eye who provided the prizes, were Jake Hill, son of Fred Hill, who won the first prize of ten dollars, Lindsay Stafford, son of W.E. Stafford, winner of second prize of five dollars, and Charley Smith, third prize of two dollars and a half. There were eight contestants and they brought in some fine tomatoes. S.L. Brose and Ed Harn were the judges.
A stroke of lightning did a strange thing at Ben Sanders’ home on Tuesday. It came in under the porch roof—didn’t injure the roof at all—made a hole through the cement blocks near the door, burned the nails out of the door casing and burned the wire off the screen door. The damage amounted to only about fifteen dollars. Mrs. Sanders was sitting near the door but was not hurt.
The Santa Fe will run a special train to the Hutchinson Fair on Wednesday of next week. The train will leave Hillsboro at 6:30 in the morning, Canada at 6:40, Marion at 6:50 and Florence at 7:15; will arrive in Hutchinson at 10 a.m. Returning, will leave Hutchinson at 10 o’clock in the evening of the same day. This will give a full day at the Fair.