100 years ago
july 22, 1915
Herington is becoming an enthusiastic city for horse racing. Each year the crowds have grown in size. It is claimed that the same horses can be seen at Herington as at Topeka or Hutchinson during the State Fairs.
This issue contains the life story of Chris Olsen, one of the county’s early settlers who died the previous week following a lengthy illness.
Judge Greer has appointed Miss Bessie Williams as deputy probate judge to take the place of Mrs. Roy Williams who resigned on account of moving away. Miss Williams will make a thoroughly competent and faithful assistant in the office.
Mrs. J.N. Rogers entertained at a Thimble Party Wednesday afternoon in honor of Mrs. Harry Rogers. About fifty guests enjoyed a most delightful afternoon. The afternoon was spent with needlework, and as added entertainment, Mrs. Matlock gave a number of readings. And, there was a contest in dressing of clothespin dolls. Refreshments were served. Mrs. Rogers is always a delightful hostess.
Prof. Johnson of the engineering department of the State University at Lawrence has been here for several days checking over tentative plans made by the City Commissioners for the purchase of new engines for the city. Every phase of the situation is being gone into. Further details will be given when plans are complete.