February 7, 1895
G. W. Sanford is in our midst again, having returned from Kansas a short time since. George says Iowa is good enough for him and we are glad to welcome him back again...B. T. Vanatta, of Rice county, Kansas, who has been visiting his brother, J. W. and sister, Mrs. Curl, has returned home. He was well pleased with the country here and expects to locate in this vicinity after next harvest... Mr. Lucas' saw mill is keeping some of our farmers quite busy hauling logs this winter. They are sawing a nice lot of lumber, and in passing the premises of J. W. Vanatta, James Miller and John Haley the piles of lumber indicate improvement...Humphy Jones has traded for a team of mules; if his patience holds out he will make a good mule whacker...Hiram Tygart is shoeing more horses than any other blacksmith in the township...
Thursday, September 17, 1908
THE OSCEOLA DEMOCRAT
Born Sept 2 to Mr and Mrs Robert Williamson a son.
Mrs Anna Chew and daughter Leona are visiting her mother in Bedford.
Mrs Robert Twiss and children from South Dakota are visiting her parents Mr and Mrs A J White.
Born Sept10 to Mr and Mrs Stephen Selson a daughter.
Mr and Mrs Olinger of Indiana two of Mr Simmons sisters from Il and Mrs James Conine of Cumberland were recent visitors here.
Mr and Mrs P A Strubhar have gone to Excelsior Spring, Mo hoping to benefit his health.
Thursday, November 12, 1908
THE OSCEOLA DEMOCRAT
Mrs Elia Chew and Mr. Umphrey Jones are sick. Err and Cleo Smith are in Mills county to work during corn picking. Kane and Bivens are out with their thrashing machine now hulling clover. Mrs. Elias Smith is visiting her son, Fred, at Council Bluffs. Marion Spray has moved to Missouri. The Aid Society cleared $8 by giving meals election day at Hopeville. Last Saturday being little Veda Rilea,s fifth birthday, her parents Mr. and Mrs. Hahn Rilea, invited her playmates to spend the day with her. John Trum took his daughter, Lucille, to Creston last week where she was operated on for injuries she received last August from a cow stepping on her. She is reported doing well.·
Mrs. Etta Wilson and daughter, Mrs Emma Johnson, went to Creston last week. Mrs. Wilson has returned but Mrs. Johnson will remain awhile in the hospital.
Thursday, November 19, 1908
THE OSCEOLA DEMOCRAT
Corn husking seems to be the order of the day. Miss Lois Gaumer is on the sick list at present, Harvey Russell has finished repairing the telephone line 195. Everett Ogden departed with a car load of cattle for Chicago Saturday. Everett Lambertson was a guest at the S. P. Arnold home Saturday. Mrs. Fred Coon is still on the sick list. Rev and Mrs E. O. Rogers were guests at the G. W. Gaumer home. Mrs John Castor spent part of last week with her sister, Mrs Hamilton, at Osceola. J. L. Taylor shipped a car load of cattle to Chicago Saturday.
Mrs. Miranda Jackson of Afton is a visitor her. One day last week a boy of Lachford Morgan's was driving a load of corn thru a doorway, he did not stoop low enough and was struck on the back throwing him and hurting him so badly a doctor was called. T E Huff went to Weldon last week to see his brother-in-law, James Tygert who has sold his farm near Weldon and thinks of going to Texas soon. An old house on Frank Griggs farm was burned a few days ago. Mr. Deets had been living in it and lost all his household goode and some corn and potatoes. J. H. Perdue, who has been spending the last year or two with other children has returned to Hopeville to spend the winter with his son, Frank. Mrs. Valentine has returned to her home and Mr. Hopkins is now keeping house for Henry Gilbert. Mrs. John Trum and daughter, Alma, and Mrs. Etta Huff have been to Creston recently to see Lucille Trum. She is getting along well and is expected home soon. Willis Rilea and Fred Howard are having barns built this fall. S. Kane and Ward Reed have had their houses painted. Married on the 8th by Rev Flickinger at the home of Mr and Mrs A J White, Mrs White's daughter, Miss Edith Gillett, to S. J. Young of Grand River. There home will be on a farm near Grand River, where we wish them much happiness. Henry Hoover of Indianola, was a recent visitor here.
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