J.W. Daubert was at Mt. Vernon, Ills., the other day to inspect several hundred wheels for Howell shops. Mr. Daubert is also inspector for all wheels used by Paris and Nashville shops. [The Bee. (Earlington, Ky.), 05 May 1904]
Ada and Clarence, children of Fireman W.L. Pittman, of Howell, have gone to Mt. Vernon, Ills., to visit relatives. [The Bee. (Earlington, Ky.), 05 May 1904]
WALTONVILLE SEARCHLIGHT -- September 28, 1915
- Harry Green has moved the telephone exchanges across the street to the building just west of Atkins Blacksmith Shop.
- Mrs. Neal (--?) of Mt. Vernon visited relatives here first of the week and attended the funeral of her Aunt J. W. Hicks.
- Miss Nellis Conlee is assisting at the Waltonville Bank at present.
- Grange Hamilton spent a greater part of last week in Mt. Vernon and while there attended the Conference.
- J. D. Dodds wife and daughter Anna called on relatives last Sabbath enroute to H. Mannena in Grand Prairie where they spent the day.
- Notice: Dr. R. R. Blanchard, Dentist on second floor of Waltonville Bank Building across the hall from Dr. Well's Office - There on Wednesday - does all kinds of dental work.
- July 13, 1916 Mr. Ben Laur Sr., celebrated his sixty-ninth birthday at his home in Bald Hill Township. Only those present were the immediate family and J. Hicks. A good time was reported.
- J. D. Hirons spent Sunday at the A. J. McConnaughey home at Makanda, IL.
- A. E. Willis rural carrier on route three is taking his annual vacation and mail is being carried by his deputy G. W. Fairchild.
- Mr. Isaac Place of Palmer, Nebr. who came to attend the funeral of his sister, Mrs. Emily Gilbert, departed Monday to visit his brother Luther at St. Francis, Mo. He expects to return here before returning home.
- Henry Cameron is grading the streets and putting them in fine shape.
- H. H. Davis motored over to Tamaroa Sunday.
WALTONVILLE SEARCHLIGHT - September 22, 1916
- Patton, The Healer of Mt. Vernon was in town Tuesday and will be back next Tuesday. See him.
- Mrs. G. W. Ragland and daughter Wanda were passengers to Mt. Vernon Wednesday.
- D. M. Strickland and family motored to Salem Sunday and visited his sister and family. They were accompanied home by his mother Mrs. M. M. Strickland, who recently returned from Idaho.
- J. S. Norris and family and Miss Alene Hirons motored up to Mt. Vernon last Sunday afternoon.
- J. D. Norris transacted business in the county seat Monday.
- Ray Mannen is clerking for R.D. Flannigan.
- Miss Blanche Fred is clerking for J.T. Fry and Son.
- J.W. Hicks removed the remains of his wife from The Dryden Cemetery to Knob Prairie Cemetery Monday.
- Ham Freeman and family who have been visiting relative here departed Monday for their home in California by the auto route.
- Will Gilbert and family of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. J.D. Norris of this place motored to Christopher and visited relatives.
- Spangler Brothers of Woodlawn transacted business here Tuesday.
- Clyde Hamons sold his fine driving mare to Earl Kimble for $145.00
- Mr. William Norland will dispose of his household effects at Public Sale Saturday afternoon. He will make his home with his daughter, Mrs. Hattie Shurtz.
- Among those who attended the funeral of Mrs. Hester (Gertrude Dudley Hester)from other points were Mesdames Francis Campbell, Florida Chaney, Will Roeder, Miss Carrie Stephens and George Johnson of Pinckneyville, A.L. Hetherington and family and Mrs. Grace Poole of Mt. Vernon, J.R. Hodge and family of Centralia.
- Ray Dodge, Joe Frank Allen, Mary Loucks, and Ashley Hargis left the first week to enter Southern Illinois Normal University at Carbondale.
- N. F. Hargis is in St. Louis this week buying fall merchandise.
- Mrs. R. T. Wright and Mrs. Kit Johnson spent Sunday with Benton relatives.
- J. G. Baker is spending the week with his brother in Chicago at the State Fair.
- Mrs. Jane Green has moved from Williamsburg and is not at home in the building vacated by Green's Barber Shop.
- Arrangements are being made to put in some concrete crossings and sidewalks.
- Every man had three characters: That which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.
- Mr. & Mrs. R.N. Allen visited relatives in Oakdale a few days last week.
- Sunday visitors at J.M. Hartleys were Vince Hamilton and family.
- J.G. Hartley and wife visited J.E. Hartley after church Sunday.
- Joe Allen went to Carbondale last week to attend school.
["Waltonville Searchlight" September 22, 1916]
WALTONVILLE TRIBUNE - APRIL 25, 1918
- Mary Elizabeth Moore of Ina is visiting her little cousin, Vivian Wells, at the home of Dr. J. W. Wells. Mary Elizabeth is 5 years old and Vivian is four. They are having a good time on the beautiful lawn at Vivian's home and the Doctor sometimes takes part on their games.
- O. O. Hester has purchased the C. E. Bevis property and will move soon.
- Mr. C. E. Bevis and family have moved to their new home, recently purchased from Mrs. E. E. Mannen.
- Herbert Dare and Pete Hirons attended the pie supper at Wolf Prairie last Friday night. This supper was given by the women and girls of the Wolf Prairie neighborhood in behalf of the Red Cross. The boys report a good time and a nice sum of money for the Red Cross as a result of the festival, but could not remember the exact amount.
- Prof. Slater, G. A. Phelps and John Hirons held a patriots meeting at Dareville School Friday night in the interest of the Third Liberty Loan. Mr. Braden, the teacher, gave a pie supper, the proceeds amounting to about $12.00. This was donated to the Red Cross.
- S. L. Hetherington of Mt. Vernon purchased the Ford car belonging to Henry Mussen, who was captured after robbing the store at Woodlawn.
- The Pie and Ice Cream Supper given at the I. O. O. F. Hall Saturday night was well attended. The proceeds amounted to about $40.00 which will be used to buy a Liberty Loan Bond.
NEWS FROM THE OAKLAND AREA
[Waltonville Tribune, April 25, 1918]