News: Shortville (18 Jul 1918)

Contact: Ann Stevens

Surnames: Winters, Bue, Taylor, Wallace, Babcock, Carter, Southard, Toptine, Cramer, Irish, Frantz, Ketel, Woodford, Larson, Short

----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 7/18/1918

Shortville (18 Jul 1918)

The Fourth has gone once more. Those who spent the day at this place had a good time in spite of the damp weather.

A large number of former Shortville residents celebrated here. They were Will Winters and family, Mr. and Mrs. George Bue, Dave Taylor, Avery Wallace and daughter, Will Wallace and family, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Babcock, Ed. Carter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Carter, Mrs. John Southard, Mr. and Mrs. Nute Toptine, Mr. and Mrs. George Cramer, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Irish and Rudolph Frantz and family.

We were glad to have a talk from our food man, Ketel, on the Fourth. You will have to go some if you get ahead of him. If you don’t believe it, ask those who saw the men’s running race.

Bob Woodford spent the Fourth here with old friends.

Ole Larson took one of his daughters to Eau Claire last week for an appendicitis operation.

The Salvation Army drive in the town of Washburn was a success, this town going over the top. The refreshments for the committee.

Will Winters autoed down from Trippoli and spent the Fourth with old friends. He went back the next day, taking his family with him. They have been visiting here for some time.

Blueberrying seems to be the order of the day. More pickers than berries.

Several have started haying. It is a fine crop this year.

The Ladies Aid meets today (Thursday) with Mrs. A. Short.

Our R.C. branch has been asked to knit 10 more sweaters before the last of August, also 25 pr. socks as soon as possible. We hope to have volunteers enough to fill this quota.

Mrs. Thos. Winters is back from her visit to the southern part of the state.

The church choir will meet on Tuesday evening of each week at the church for practice.

Mary McPherson is on the sick list.



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