125 years ago
january 15, 1892
Nearly every portion of the country is suffering from sickness, particularly the grippe, as well as this section. We by no means have a monopoly of it. Mr. Nevison, of Peabody, told us the other day that in a recent letter from his old home back east he learned that there were not enough well people in the township to wait on the sick ones.
Commissioner J.R. Burkholder is minus a buggy which some thieves stole from him recently. The thieves stole three horses and a buggy near Lehigh and when near Canada, coming this way, the vehicle broke down, and being near Mr. Burkholder’s home, they hitched on to his buggy and went on their way rejoicing. They also took with them a valuable lap robe belonging to Mr. Burkholder.
John Sharp, a boss workman, by the way, is putting the finishing touches to the court house repairs, fixing a vault for the Probate Judge—a needed improvement.
The thermometer took a great tumble Monday night. Tuesday morning it registered, according to various testimonies, from eight to eighteen degrees below zero. Icemen are gathering a harvest seven or eight inches thick.
Pat Doyle, of Florence, one of the oldest living residents of Marion county, in whose honor Doyle township was named, was in town yesterday.