100 years ago
February 10, 1916
Carl C. Ehrlich and Gus Schmersey have bought the grocery department of the Fickle Merc. Co. and will continue the business in the location where it has been for many years. They will call the store “The Cash Grocery.”
Fritz Nonken of the Burns neighborhood has leased the big “O.K.” ranch—the Livoni ranch, south east of Marion. Mr. and Mrs. John Livoni and Miss Lena Livoni expect to go to California to make their home sometime in the spring.
B.B. Neumann was here from West Branch township on business at the court house yesterday. He says that he does not believe the ice has done much damage to the wheat, but that it has caused a lot of trouble with telephone wires. Just for the fun of the thing, he took some of the ice from a measured section of a telephone wire, weighed it and computed that the weight of the ice on one wire, in one mile, was over seventeen hundred pounds.
It was a humdinger, a howling success, an all star performance and then some. We refer, to be sure, to Uncle Tom’s Cabin, put on yesterday evening, before a packed house, by home talent.
A group of high school girls enjoyed a sleigh ride to Hillsboro Friday night. There were about fifteen girls in the crowd chaperoned by Miss Loesch and Miss Tinkler. Hanna Batt especially enjoyed the trip.