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100 Years Ago
A group of five ladies pose for a picture, seated outside of the Jennings County Courthouse. Have any information on who they are? Let us know! Call Tracy at 812-346-3973. Photo submitted by the Jennings County Historical Society, Kay Brown estate.
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A group of five ladies pose for a picture, seated outside of the Jennings County Courthouse. Have any information on who they are? Let us know! Call Tracy at 812-346-3973. Photo submitted by the Jennings County Historical Society, Kay Brown estate.

100 Years Ago
Plain Dealer & Sun
June 17, 1920

Woman Elected

At the meeting of the City Council Friday evening, Mrs. J.W. Cooper was named a member of the School Board to fill the place of the retiring member, W.S. Matthews. The new board is composed of N.M. King, president; A.J. Reynolds, and Mrs. Cooper.

The advisability of having a woman on the School Board has been discussed by the City Council during the past two years and in selecting Mrs. Cooper, the Council has named a woman who is well qualified for the work. She has had a number of years experience as a teacher and having two sons in school has also had the opportunity to consider the school form the parental standpoint. She is a woman of good education and broad vision and her influence on the board will be beneficial.

Mrs. Cooper will take her place in August when Mr. Matthews' term expires and the new Board will be ready to handle matters that come up for their consideration at the beginning of the school year, in September.

Letter to Editor
In the North Vernon Plain Dealer dated June 10, 1920, you state that a chemist of Cincinnati found that the dog whose head you sent to us did not die from hydrophobia but from some slow poison.

We will be much obliged to you if you will give us the name and address of the Cincinnati Chemist who gave you this misinformation.

Failure to give us the information asked for will be sure proof that your statement in the Pain Dealer is a malicious falsehood.

Will Shimer, M.D. Superintendent.

Base Ball
The Athletics defeated a picked team from Madison last Sunday before a fair size crowd by a one sided score of 15 to 0.

Madison was supposed to have a real sure enough ball team and judging from the way they performed at the local lot last Sunday they lived up to their reputation.

Auto Struck
A Ford automobile, occupied by Emmerson Rine and O.F. Phillips of Butlerville, was struck by a switch engine on the B&O at the Madison Ave. street crossing near the Hotel Metropole Sunday afternoon and badly damaged. Both occupants escaped injury.

It is said by those who claim to have seen the accident that the machine narrowly escaped being hit by the north bound Pennsylvania passenger as it crossed the railroad from 5th Street to Walnut and that apparently the men were excited over their narrow escape and that this, coupled with the noise of the Pennsylvania train as it pulled up at the depot, caused them to neither see nor hear the switch engine which approached from the west.

The engine struck the auto square in the middle, twisted it completely
around and set it off on the north side of the track. The motor was still running and both Mr. Rine and Mr. Phillips crawled out of the car, none the worse for the accident except for the shock to their nerves. The body of the car was badly damaged, the axle bent and one wheel broken.

Car vs Train
A large truck in which John Wise and John Elsner of near Hayden were taking a load of hogs and cattle to market was struck by a train on the Baltimore and Ohio, at a street crossing in Seymour, Wednesday morning.

Mr. Elsner sustained a broken rib in the accident and Mr. Wise received a gash on the top of his head. There were 16 hogs, one steer and one Jersey calf on the truck and none of these were injured. The truck was so badly damaged as to be almost a total loss.

Garfield Read, paint and wall paper contractor of this city, fell from a ladder while painting the W.R. Fall residence on South State Street Friday afternoon and sustained a badly sprained ankle, which is causing him to be confined to his home. In trying to reach a high place which he wished to paint, Mr. Read placed a ladder on top of a scaffold and the ladder slipped causing him to fall. It is his left ankle that is injured.

Marriage Licenses
Noble Hallawell, North Vernon, and Rose Hallawell, North Vernon; Arla Phillips, Grammar, and Myrtle Lurch, Brewersville; James Johnson, Marion Township and Alzora Hill, Vernon Township.

James P. Tolen, prominent citizen of the county, died at his home near Hege at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday morning, June 15th, after a short illness.

Mr. Tolen was 57 years of age and for nearly 20 years had conducted a general store at Hege. He was well known throughout the county, having served as both county assessor and county treasurer. Funeral service will be held at the Catholic Church at Scipio and the burial will take place in Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus.

Clara Haney, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Haney, passed away at their home on State Street this city, at about 4:35 o'clock Friday morning, June 11, after a lingering illness. The funeral service was held at St. Mary's Catholic Church and burial took place in St. Mary's Cemetery. She was 25 years of age.

Mrs. William Stein, aged 55 years died at about 9 o'clock Monday morning, June 14 at the Deaconess Hospital at Indianapolis where she had been taken for a surgical operation made necessary on account of an abscess of the throat. The body was brought to her home on E. O&M Ave. Monday evening and funeral services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial took place in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Mrs. Veva Delle Fennimore, aged 27 years, wife of Roy Fennimore, died at her home on Jackson Street in this city at eight o'clock Saturday morning, June 12 after an illness of several months. The body was taken to Summitville, her former home, Monday morning, where funeral services were held at the M.E. Church conducted by Rev. C.P. Gibbs of this city.

Local Interest
Miss Minnie James spent Sunday at Butlerville.

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Hallawell of Louisville were guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Hallawell and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rettig the first of the week.

Mrs. Ed Long and little grandson, Russell Long, returned Friday from a visit with relatives at Seymour.

Miss Helen Thomas spent the week end with Mrs. Charles Graham near Lovett.

Mrs. Charles Graham of near Lovett was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. T.L. Thomas Friday.

Miss Agnes Rayburn left Monday for a visit with relatives at
Mohammed, Ill.

Mrs. Sam Wolfinger left Monday for visits at Vincennes and Indianapolis.

Miss Emma Heilmann left Monday on a business trip to Crawfordsville, Indiana.

Little Miriam Beck received quite a painful cut across her left eye last week by falling on a tin can.

Frank Hendricks is making two deliveries of ice from North Vernon each week to our town people.

J.W. Silver, our local undertaker, has a new lowering device.

William Hutton lost his valuable driving horse, Belle, last week. One of the horses of Ed Schonfeld kicked the horse causing a leg to be broken and then they had to kill her.

Herbert Phillips is a new clerk in the Star Store.

Mrs. Frona Denton received a telegram Tuesday morning that her brother and sister were drowned at Chicago.

A.G. King was at North Vernon on business Monday morning.

Mrs. M.F. Deuberheyer returned home last week form Charlotte, N.C.

Miss Leota Phelps was a Sunday guest of Miss Elzie McCaulou.

Cave Springs
Ethel Collins and Josie Parks were at North Vernon last Saturday shopping.

John Smith of Sardinia was through this locality one day last week buying stock.

Walter Bardshaw attended Sunday school at Bear Creek last Sunday morning.

Mattie Wilds and Clara Steinhilber were at Queensville last Saturday shopping.

Clarence Clark, who has been attending school at Indianapolis, has returned home to spend the summer with his parents.

George Clarkson and family of Brewersville spent last Sunday with Mrs. Eli Thursday.

We are all sorry to hear of Sister McKane's death as she was formerly of this place.

Don Heron made a business trip to North Vernon one day last week.
Ladies' Aid of Pleasant Ridge met at Mrs. Eli Thurston's last Wednesday afternoon.

Blanchard Temple and wife of Dark Corner spent last Sunday with Lewis Grinstead and family.

Mr. And Mrs. Earl Beach were Sunday afternoon guests of his parents.

Misses Leota Beach and Edith Grinstead were Sunday afternoon guests of Mrs. Price at Butlerville.

The Nebraska and Otter Creek Base Ball Team was to play Butlerville Sunday but when our boys got to Butlerville, the Butlerville boys decided they would rather play some other team. Cannot say positive why they backed out but perhaps it was because our teams have broken several bats and have some experienced players.

Dance at the Toole Hall Saturday night, June 19.

Charlotte Bemish was the guest of her grandparents at Zenas the past few days.

Mrs. Rose Gordon and daughter, Freda, returned home Friday from a visit at Columbus.

Fred Low was a caller at John Reese and family one evening recently.

Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Kennedy were shopping in Holton one evening

Clarence Armstrong and children of Anderson are here visiting relatives.

Mrs. Mary Gartin has returned from a week's visit with her daughter,
Mrs. Edgar Burke and family at Indianapolis.

Sam Elliott and wife, Mrs. Nora Fike and two sons, and S.D. Layton were looking after business in North Vernon last week.

Dr. Charles Wood has returned from Louisville where he attended a medical convention.

Mrs. Sam Redman was taken in the Hamilton ambulance to Columbus where she was operated on for appendicitis. She is reported to be improving nicely and will return home soon.

Peter Turaska, an aged citizen, who has been in feeble health for several months, dropped dead about noon SUnday, June 13. He was born and reared in Russia but emigrated to this country many years
ago. He leaves a wife and daughter and two sons.

Mrs. Jessie Weber and two daughters and Leonard Weber Sr., left for a ten days' visit with relatives in Ohio.

Mr. and Mrs. John Bindhammer entertained the following with a Sunday dinner: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wilson and two daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Conda Davis and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Audry Pool, Miss Zola Kendrick, Russel Eakins and Miss Cornelia Wise of Elwood.

Pat Manley is quite ill at this writing.

Francis Lewis of Indianapolis spent Sunday here with his parents.
Mrs. John Staublin spent a few days last week with friends at Richmond.

Mr. and Mrs. Nick Shulthies spent Sunday with his father at Sherwood.
Otto Funke and family of Elliott spent Sunday with John Staublin and family.

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