110 years ago
january 14, 1909
J.V. Wiebe, superintendent of the orphan’s home in Hillsboro, writes a thank-you letter for the following donations at Christmas time: from Loveless & Sons, two boxes of good clothing and Christmas presents; from the children of the Primary Dep’t through Mrs. W.C. Hereford, a Christmas post card for each child; from the Oursler Aid Society through Mrs. Belle Harrison, 30 lbs. candy and nuts and 30 oranges; from the German Baptist Sunday school, 22 pounds of candy and nuts and 22 oranges; from Doris Miesse, a little buggy, rocking chair, and a doll; from G.A. Garwood, 50c; and from W. H. Roberts, $10.
Last Tuesday about everybody that could kill a rabbit on the run went out in the country to get a few for the Salvation Army at Kansas City, the Rock Island road agreeing to furnish transportation. About 400 rabbits were turned over to Captain Northup of the Kansas City Salvation Army station as a result of the hunt.
Beginning Tuesday of last week the weather man has given us a change in the order of things that made all of us “sit up and take notice.” The thermometer dropped to four below zero and made little change until Friday. Now there is about a good six-inch snow on the ground.
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