110 YEARS ago
march 19, 1908
Fire was discovered Sunday morning in the buildings on Main street occupied by Holder Bros. barber shop and Shaw’s restaurant and was not gotten under control until the destruction was complete. J.C. Thomas, owner of the buildings, will soon rebuild with a substantial structure.
The selection of a location for the Mennonite college was made at a conference of the committee held in Hillsboro Monday of last week. Of the 171 votes cast, 117 were for Hillsboro, 39 for Aulne, 8 for Inman, and 7 for Lehigh, which gave Hillsboro more than a two-thirds majority at the first and only ballot.
The park committee has certainly accomplished a great deal in a few days in Central park. The trees have been nicely trimmed, the benches repainted—in short, the grounds put in fine condition.
Sunday afternoon Ed Nienstedt was riding through Main Street and when opposite the scene of the early morning fire, his horse shied at an auto, stumbled and fell with Ed underneath. Ed’s left leg was broken below the knee. He was out on crutches Monday.
The steel tower for the fire bell was placed in commission Monday, just west of the Rink livery. The tower is much higher than the old one and no doubt will give better service.
Have you forgotten how to spell in the old sod school house? Come and see if you remember how, at the Rink, March 30.
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