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July 13, 2020

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100 Years Ago
Miss Mildred James, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.I. James and Charles Graham enjoy a ride in a horse-drawn buggie. The couple, both of Lovett township, were married March 30, 1920 at Vernon with Rev. Coy officiating the ceremony. They resided in Commiskey. This photo was taken while the couple was dating.
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Miss Mildred James, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.I. James and Charles Graham enjoy a ride in a horse-drawn buggie. The couple, both of Lovett township, were married March 30, 1920 at Vernon with Rev. Coy officiating the ceremony. They resided in Commiskey. This photo was taken while the couple was dating.

Plain Dealer
April 8, 1920

Hit by Car
Florence Riechle, the six year old daughter of Mrs. Walter Reichle was struck by an automobile on Walnut Street Wednesday afternoon. The fact that the car was moving at a very low speed lessened the seriousness of the accident and the child is believed to have escaped with only bad bruises and no internal injuries. Dr. W.H. Stemm

Main Roads
The State highway commission gave out these offices findings Saturday. Jennings County gets what is known as the east and west road running from Seymour to Versailles via Hayden, North Vernon, Nebraska. Also a road from Nashville via Columbus to North Vernon being the State Road. Ripley County gets the east and west road, Greensburg to Versailles.

The road from North Vernon to Madison and road from Versailles to Madison were both held up and it looks as if Ripley County will be given a road from Versailles to Vevay and Jennings County the old State Road to Madison.

A prominent Ripley County Republican made the remark two months ago that he knew the State Highway Commission would approve the Michigan road to Madison from Versailles. Well, how did he know? Now that a screw slipped some of the Democrats over there are trying to place the blame on Governor Goodrich. Congressman Bentham seems to have a finger in this matter which may help the matter along and place the road where it belongs; North Vernon to Madison.

Mayor's Court
Norman Day was fined $15 and costs for assault and battery on Frances Dunkerbarger in Mayor Tripp's Court Monday morning.

Plaintiff Wins
In the case of Curtis vs Gooding, which was tried before Orlando Bacon, justice of peace, Monday, the jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff allowing him $1 damages. Mr. Gooding is living on mr. Curtis' farm and Mr. Curtis sued for possession.

Community Sale
At Paris Crossing on Saturday, April 10th, consisting of good young horses and mules, all work stuff and well broke. Some good milk cows with calves by side; some Holstein cows from prize winning herds; some Poland China pigs; some brood sows; farm implements, etc. Huntington & Hudson, Auctioneers.

Birthday Dinner
Mr. And Mrs. Clifford Whitcomb entertained Sunday at dinner in honor of the 59th birthday of his aunt, Mrs. J.E. Amick. The following guests were present, Mr. and Mrs. Charley Butler, Mrs. John Wilkins and daughter, J.E. Amick and family, Mrs. Mary Thompson and Miss Clara Amick.

Lottie Waggoner has filed suit for divorce from Lloyd B. Waggoner. The grounds mention in the complaint are non-support and desertion.

Louise Short has filed suit for divorce from Corwin Short claiming that he has deserted her and failed to provide for her and their two children.

Answers Call
Lewis C. Huckleberry, aged 72 years, expired suddenly at his home on Chestnut Street at about six o'clock Saturday morning, April 3. He had not been in good health for about two weeks but was not confined to his bed. He arose early Saturday morning and went down stairs to perform his usual morning tasks about the house, but he had only been down stairs a short time when he suffered a paralytic stroke and died in a few minutes. Funeral services were held at the residence at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning, conducted by Rev. P.O. Duncan of Waynetown, Ind. The burial took place in the City Cemetery.

Indian Creek
Charles Woodard is some better at this writing.

We were all much grieved to hear of the death of Mr. Huckleberry. mr. Huckleberry was our faithful mail man for many years. The family have our sympathy.

Newton Nealis is very poorly at this writing.

Joe Bertram had bad luck last week by losing a colt. Charley Patton had the same kind of luck, but worse as he lost both the colt and its mother.

Robert Seegers is working for Charley Patten.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Day was calling in this neighborhood one day last week.

We are very sorry our mail man Mr. Weary has quit his job. He will be missed by all as he was on the job in all kinds of weather and liked by everyone.

We Spencer is going to do the farming for Charles Woodard, who will not be able to farm this year.

We were sorry to hear of the death of Ernest H. Tripp. Mr. Tripp had many friends around here.

Carter Nealis has given up farming and went to work on the railroad. Well, when all the farmers and farmers' sons quit farming and go to the city to work, who is going to feed the people. Just look, potatoes five and six dollars a bushel, instead of putting the price down at planting time, they boost it so just plain profiteering again.

Fish Creek
Mr. White, who was on the sick list, is able to be out again.

J.E. Lively bought a fine horse one day last week.

Joseph F. Hughey has made arrangements to do extensive farming this spring.

A farmer from the northern part of the state has rented the J.E. Jessup farm.

Charles Hendrickson bought a young team of horses recently.

Will Day hauled several loads of fat hogs to town recently.

John Euler, who was on the sick list, is able to be out again.

St. Ann
Anna Gasper of Indianapolis visited home folks over Sunday.

P.J. Eder and family entertained relatives from Madison a few days this week.

Willie and Margaret Burkett of Indianapolis spent Sunday with their parents.

G.P. Hill and family entertained relative Sunday afternoon.

Lucy and Edward Holderith of Indianapolis visited their parents a few days this week.

Mrs. Jessie Adams returned home Thursday after a long stay in Clarksburg.

Mrs. V. Hale and little daughter, Louise, are visiting her mother, Mrs. Chas. Cochran.

Mr. and Mrs. George Kellar of Indianapolis are visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O.M. Kellar.

Elbert Coryell returned Friday from a visit with relatives. He has been stations in Camp Lee Virginia for some time.

Evelyn Graves returned home Saturday from Deputy where she has been teaching school.

Miss Mary Clark, who is staying at Anderson, spent Saturday and Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Clark.

Miss Myrtle Walker was the guest of Andrew Carmichael and family Saturday and Sunday.

Mr. John E. Amick was called to Indianapolis one day last week concerning the State Highway Commission.

Willard Green, Glenn Milholland and Miss Mary Wilkerson returned to Franklin Monday after their spring vacation.

Tom Palmer and Arthur Neal left Monday to attend school at Franklin College.

Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Carson and little son, Charles Harold, left Sunday for a trip south. They expect to visit relatives in Alabama for some time before returning home.

Andrew Carmichael has been ill for several days.

George Bannister and family have moved into the Claude Clapp property southeast of town.

Ash Lane
Mrs. Grace Yater is spending a week with her sister, Mrs. Fred Perry.
Mrs. Yater will move to North Vernon as soon as she can get a house.
Goldie Johnson returned from Jefferson County last week where she had been for several days visiting her aunt, Mrs. Alta Wilson.

T.L. Thomas will have a sale next Wednesday, having sold his farm to Will short of Poplar Corner. It is rumored that Mr. Thomas will move to North Vernon.

Mrs. Hattie Hartwell, Mrs. Leona Perry, and Mrs. Grace later visited Mrs. Rosa Hoffman Tuesday afternoon.

George Artz and Chester Myrick contemplate starting a dairy as they have purchased quite a number of Jersey cows.

Harry James has returned from Denny's Hospital, somewhat improved in health.

Fielden Arbuckle of Greensburg spent a few days here last week with Henry Cooper and family.

John Turner transacted business at North Vernon Monday.

Pat Kate left Sunday for Minnesota where he will spend the summer.

Miss Lottie Beesley left Tuesday for Franklin where she will attend school.

Bonnie Shedd spent the week-end with his parents, Boner She'd and wife.

Born to Harry Miles and wife, April 2, a son, Fred Thomas.

Miss Edna Staublin and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Egger of Indianapolis spent SUnday with John Staublin and family.

Alice, the five year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Beeman died Sunday of pneumonia. Little Alice was a child of very good and gentle disposition and will be greatly missed by all. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Daeger entertained a number of friends Sunday evening.

The following enjoyed a basket dinner at the home of George Hill and family on Easter Sunday: Jos. Hill and family, Paul matern and family, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Daeger, and Mrs. Lula Walter.

Mrs. Flora Overfield and Miss Ellen Sullivan spent a few days last week at Hayden.

Sim Stearns of North Vernon spent SUnday with friends.

We was sorry to hear of the sudden death of Louis Huckleberry of North Vernon which happened Saturday morning.

In last week's paper was a mistake in the print with Donald Thomas, who got his arm broken by operating a big pump.

Mrs. Lattimore has returned home from a visit at Indianapolis.

Mrs. Ralph Cotton and children of Pittsburg spent last week with his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Cotton.

Miss Fanny Lamb, who has been teaching at Readville, is home on a vacation.

Shepherd Whitcomb will move back to Vernon soon in the house just vacated by Mr. Bland.

Mr. and Mrs. Malott entertained all of their children Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Dorell entertained friends from Kentucky Saturday and Sunday.

Miss Anita Marie O'Conner of Chicago is visiting her parents here.

Those who attended Mrs. Orrell's funeral from a distance were as follows: Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Utter and son, Mrs. Mattie Thomas of Westport, John Bemish and family, and Mrs. Ruth Crawford of Anderson, James Grinstead and family of Greensburg, Thomas Toole
and son and wife of Indianapolis, Leonard Tool of Indianapolis.

Omer Collins and family were called here Saturday on account of the serious illness of Mrs. Collins father, John Davidson and also was Mrs. Webster of Delaware called here.

Joel Beach and family of Holton were Sunday guests of her parents.
Miss Katie Vaughn of North Vernon started giving music lessons to a class here Tuesday morning.

Rabbit Plains
Mr. And Mrs. Floyd Hough of Rush Branch, Fay Kern of Anderson and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hough spent Sunday with John Anderson and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Wright Witter spent SUnday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.F. Giddings.

The many friends here of Mrs. Myers, formerly of this place but now of Indianapolis, are pained to hear of her serious illness of cancer.

Charley Smithy and family spent Sunday afternoon at Fred Baker's.

Mrs. Susan Eble spent Sunday with her sister, Mrs. Millard Grinstead and family near San Jacinto.

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Smith were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. C.V. Morris Sunday.

Ash Grove
Mrs. James Kinder and daughter, Miss Ruth Elizabeth spent Friday with her mother, Mrs. J.A. Liddle.

Frank Froh and wife and Miss Ruth Wilkerson called on James Kinder and family.

Everett Bear of near Weston attended Sunday school at Mt. Zion Sunday.
Miss Elizabeth Froh spent Sunday with her grandmother, Mrs. Grant Wilkerson.

Sherman WIlkerson and Miss Marie Kain called on Mrs. Frank Froh Saturday.

Edith and Opal Wilkerson, Margaret Hopkins and Everett Bare were also Sunday evening visitors at Jos. Kinder's.

Over the Rhine
T.L. Thomas has sold his land to Wm. A. Short and will give possession about the middle of the month.

Joseph Stoner, Louisville, was here on business a few days ago.

Just now it would be of considerable interest to quite a few people of this township to know what will be done with the money borrowed to build the Philip Hargesheimer pike; money on which the people are paying interest and for which they are getting no returns.

Otter Creek
Louis Graham and daughter, Jess, entertained at Sunday dinner Mr. and Mrs. Jack Jackson, Elmer and Alice Jackson, James and Jesse Isreal and Dorothy Woolfe.

Ben Bear and wife were shopping in Butlerville Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Woolfe and daughter, Marjorie called on Fred Bemish Sunday evening.

Frank Layton and George Johnson of Westport, Leoda Beach and Charlotte Bemish called on Jessie Graham Sunday evening.

Bennetts Branch
J.W. Tooley was at North Vernon on business Monday.

Virgil Fenley of North Vernon spent Sunday at home.

Will Schmor was home over Sunday.

Lee Wilkerson and family spent Sunday with Debray Modlin and wife at Scipio.

Wm. Neal went to Indianapolis Saturday.

Tom Carnes left for Nebraska Monday.

Carl Moore, who is attending business college at Indianapolis spent the weekend with his parents north of town and friends in town.

Ervan Morrison is real sick again.

Ed Tempest is critically ill of pneumonia and not expected to live.

Mr. and Mrs. Russell Eakins are moving into the rooms over the Chaille barber shop.

J.W. Silver, Mrs. Susan Woolman and Mrs. Frank Price attended the funeral of Lewis Huckleberry at North Vernon Tuesday.

Albert Pool was at North Vernon on business Saturday.

Miss Pearl Smith spent Easter at Cincinnati, Ohio.

Mrs. Clifford Rice has measles and pneumonia and one of the children has the measles.

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