News: Shortville (1 Aug 1918)

Contact: Ann Stevens

Surnames: Wall, Short, Wilding, Irish, Taylor, Battensby, Crockett, Carstensen, Milderbrath, Winters, Wallace, Kuhn

----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 8/1/1918

Shortville (1 Aug 1918)

Harley Wall’s barn was struck by lightning Sunday morning and burned to the ground. He had his hay cut and in the barn.

Ed. Short and Jesse Wilding had telephones put in last week. Now the news will spread.

The Ladies Aid will meet with Mrs. Irish next week Thursday. Please go early and take your thimble.

John Short returned from his trip to Ladysmith last Thursday. He says crops look fine all the way between here and there.

Dave Taylor called on Shortville friends Sunday afternoon.

The boys who left our town last week with the soldiers were Stanley Battensby, Clifford Crockett, Fred Carstensen, and Walter Milderbrath. We wish them good luck.

The R.C. ladies will meet this Thursday afternoon with Mrs. John Winters; also with Mrs. Arthur Wilding. We hope to have a good crowd at each place. We just received a bolt of outing flannel that we are to make into underskirts for Belgian and French children. They are to be in by the last of August. Every R.C. lady is expected to help.

Friends of Mrs. Avery Wallace are glad that she is able to be out again.

Bernice Irish is working at the county farm.

Rob and Paul Kuhn and their families visited at Ed. Short’s Sunday



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