News: Heathville (9 Dec 1910)


Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Harding, Milbie, Dankemyer, Berd, Duffy, Latamore, Zorn, Smith, Beaty, Spry


----Source: The Granton News (Granton, Clark Co., WI.) December 9, 1910


Heathville (9 December 1910)


Jay Harding, a boy of about 10 who was accidently shot by his brother is improving nicely in the Marshfield Hospital under the care of Dr. Milbie.


The manner in which F. Dankemyer was handled last Wednesday night wasn’t slow.  A happy squad of about 50 gathered there and before Fred realized the confederates were bumping his old coconut shell against the ceiling.  He received several jars before he awoke to the fact that it was his birthday.  The Confederates had provided for drinking qualities in case his well should run dry. This came before Fred with a favorable recommendation.  The evening was a happy one and will be long remembered.


John Berd after an absence of about 2 weeks returned from Port Huron, Mich., with a bride.  Joe is engaged in farm husbandry and has been a most obliging neighbor, has served everybody right and attained un-precedent popularity in this community. The bride is a stranger in our midst, but nevertheless has a host of admiring friends, who join with the News in extending congratulations.


John Duffy is very ill with sciatic rheumatism.


Joe Bird has been sawing wood for the neighbor the past week.  His work is giving entire satisfaction.


On Monday night about 9 o’clock when the silvery moon was shedding its glow of splendor over a peaceful landscape, a squad of scotch cooleys sought solitude by gathering in Latamore’s blacksmith shop to get prepared for the planned march on Joe Bird.  After once started no word was spoken, preferring to keep the silence unbroken by candy thought of each other. Soon the cooleys were halted by Captain Zorn and a charge of explosives was ordered, knocking all the dry limbs off from Uncle Ive’s white oak; circle saws, cow bells, dynamite, shot guns, everything came in use.  But all things come to pass and so did Joe, with a 5 dollar bill as unconcerned as if his body was made of 10 dollar gold pieces.  When it was all over and their hearts had settled back to where they belonged, Joe’s residence was deserted by the noisy bunch and preparations were made by Bill Smith, Howard Beaty and Jap Spry to spend the 5 for High Life.



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