100 years ago
june 1, 1916
The observance of Decoration Day on Tuesday was one of the finest the town ever witnessed—the weather was fine and the spirit of the people seemed particularly responsive to the meaning of the day.
A large portion of the north retaining wall forming the east approach to the Stone Arch bridge gave way yesterday evening, carrying a large section of the walk with it. The wall, which was put up about thirty years ago, was laid without mortar. Rebuilding will begin at once.
The beautiful residence which Frank Batt is erecting on his place on north Walnut street is nearing completion.
The person who lost the nut from the end of the axle of a farm wagon can get it at the Hoch blacksmith shop.
Some town girls who spent Sunday with friends in the Wren district said that coming home they had to drive through water in the road up to the “horse’s waist.”
Harry Rogers had a clown band on parade Saturday to advertise his circus serial picture which begins tonight. The band rode on a transfer wagon all decked out in regular circus fashion. The players behind the paint were Harry Rogers, Tom Braley, Stanley Forney, Forest Ray, Maurice Miesse and Charlie Brooker.
Mr. and Mrs. Grant Winne and daughter of Canton will take possession of the Geo. Loveless property on the hill sometime before the tenth of June.