125 years ago
september 27, 1889
At a depth of a little over eleven hundred feet, a seven inch vein of coal was struck in the prospect hole in this city last Monday. And yesterday, thirty-six feet deeper, another vein of coal, four inches thick, was passed through. Councilman Gordon, who has special charge of the city’s interests in the work, is jubilant over the prospects, and believes we are nearing a great “find.”
We noticed R.T. Battey’s pleasant countenance on our streets, Monday.
Will Suffield, of southwest Center township, was in town last Saturday with—not a few choice ears—but a big wagon load that would “astonish the natives” of any corn country on earth. It was upland corn, and according to careful calculation, will yield nearly one hundred bushels to the acre.
Our public schools will be organized next Monday, Sept. 30, 1889. As the new building is still incomplete, the Board of Education has decided the pupils belonging in the Valley School will meet from 9 o’clock in the mornings till noon. In the afternoon at 1:30 o’clock, the pupils belonging to the Hill School will assemble in the Valley School building and be dismissed at 4:30 o’clock. The two schools will alternate, each holding a half-day session until the new building may be completed.