100 years ago
august 10, 1916
The Grand store was entered by robbers Monday night and at least two hundred dollars worth of stuff stolen. The incident gives force again to the contention that the town should have a night watchman on duty all night.
The big plant of the Seymour Packing Co. will soon be ready for business, much of the machinery already being installed. The building certainly “looms up” in fine shape. And we understand that the company is planning to erect another building to the north of the present one. The company will doubtless spend fifty thousand dollars on the plant. It is a big thing for the town and for the whole surrounding country.
After long consideration, it has been decided to place before the voters of the district the proposition to erect a new school building. The need has been steadily growing in recent years. It now has become pressing.
We understand that some of the property owners on West Main street have started a movement for the paving of Main west to the Jex bridge. This will be particularly desirable on account of the big traffic that is bound to take place at the Seymour Packing Plant.
The Rock Island is doing a fine piece of work in protecting its right of way north of the Cottonwood bridge where the serious wash-out occurred this spring. They are spending a lot of money, but will have a permanent piece of work when they get through.