Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Jerome News Briefs - 19 February 1909 --- from the Semi-Weekly Iowegian

  Another storm of sleet and snow swept this section Saturday night and Sunday.
  The school at this place celebrated the 100th anniversary of Lincoln's birthday with appropriate and pleasing exercises.
  Ed Betts, who had been helping Mr. Gable with his office work at the Big 4 Supply Co. store, left Saturday for his home in Cedar Rapids.
  After a visit with relatives in Seymour, Miss Nina Boyles passed thru town Saturday evening enroute to her home in Plano.
  Mrs. Will Hefner and children returned Sunday from Mystic where they have been visiting at the parental Robert Forsythe home and other relatives.
  Geo. Frogge and wife and son, Howard, went to Centerville Saturday for a visit with relatives.
  A deal was consummated last week in which Sam Owens of this place purchased the John Moore farm west of town; consideration $60 per acre.  Mr. Moore and family expect to move soon to their farm in Ohio.
  Frank Gable left Saturday for Cedar Rapids on a business trip.
  Mrs. Maude Hudnall and Misses Virgie Harris and Ida Connor went to Mystic Saturday evening to visit friends, returning Sunday.
  Miss Emma Jackson came out from Centerville Saturday and visited until Sunday with Mrs. Estella Brattain.
  The school children have been busy the past few days selling tickets to the entertainment to be given at the M. E. church tonight, Feb. 17.  The Ida Kinley Entertainers have been secured by the Jerome school for this date, and come highly recommended.
  Geo. Moore is still unable to go to his work.  After the large abcess on his wrist began to heal, several small boils made their appearance, which rendered him unfit for work.
  Mrs. John Graham is able to be out again after being confined to the house with rheumatism.
  Miss Kathryn Hawkins has been suffering from throat trouble.
  John White Jr. has been have a siege with mumps.
  Rev. Bishop will preach at this place on Sunday mornings during the special meetings at Plano, giving the place the benefit of the Sunday evening service.
  The Ladies Aid will meet as usual with Mrs. Hawkins.  All members requested to be present to quilt or sew.  If you want a sunbonnet, apron or any plain sewing, give the Ladies Aid a call.

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