100 years ago
december 21, 1916
The mercury has been loafing around zero here for several days, and last night was down to three or four below. It is no way to act. It shows poor bringing up.
Nearly a hundred men and boys attended the “Fathers and Sons’’ Stag” last Friday evening. The affair was held in the new skating rink. Various sports were engaged in and various stunts put on, and it was plain that all who were there were “having the time of their lives.” There were no old codgers present—all were kids again—and better for it. After the fun, the bunch went to Rolley’s Café where sandwiches, doughnuts, Pumpkin pie, and coffee were served. The event was put on by the Y.M.C.A.
The brick is being laid on the Walnut Street paving. This will be a splendid improvement, completing the pavement to the Rock Island depot.
The start of the work on the new church at Aulne has been delayed, largely by failure to get the plans wanted, but it is thought that the work can be begun very soon now. Work on the new school building there is progressing.
The oil development is getting closer to Marion County. The well which was brought in at Potwin is only about nine miles from the Marion County line. It is said to be a splendid well. A good many leases are still coming into the Register of Deeds office. Most of them are either in the northeast or in the south part of the county.