News: Colby - Items of Long Ago (1 June 1916)

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Surnames: Merrit, Bryant, Joyce, Blanchard, Schildhauer, Steinwand, Wagner, Shafer

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 06/01/1916

Items of Long Ago

Taken from the Files of The Phonograph

Wednesday, May 31, 1882

Splendid weather during the last week, only a little cold.

The weather is weathery weather yet and we don’t believe that the world will burn this summer.

Henry Merrit went to Neenah, Monday, to visit with his parents and friends a couple of weeks.

Mrs. J. H. Bryant and children started Friday for Vermont, where they will remain during the summer.

Pete Joyce, a former Colby boy, came up from Stevens Point, Saturday, for a few days visit with the boys.

The Central company will soon begin running their combined drawing room and sleeping coaches thru to Ashland.

H. J. Blanchard, Overseer of Highways, is doing some excellent work on the culverts and streets on the east side.

Henry Schildhauer boarded the north bound passenger, Monday, to go somewhere and will be back sometime or sooner.

Cheese making will commence at Steinwand’s factory, next Monday if their tools and utensils necessary all get here on time.

Will Wagner, for a long time foreman in this office, left on Monday’s train for the express purpose of making a tour round the world.

The Steinwand factory was christened Monday evening with a social hop. There was a large attendance and all report having a good time.

Mrs. J. J. Shafer and daughter, are at Beaver Dam, visiting friends and relatives, which accounts for the long-deacon-like face Joe wears.

It is about time now that work was commenced again on Second street, the clearing and grading of which was commenced last year but which the rain prevented from finishing.

The Town Board, of the town of Hull, postponed the letting of the job on the county line road, between this place and Abbotsford, until next Saturday June 3d at 1 o’clock p.m.



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