TOLUCA STAR-HERALD, TOLUCA, ILLINOIS, FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 1929
COLUMN 1, 2 and 3
LISTENING IN AROUND VARNA AND VICINITY
(By Mrs. Mary E. Smith)
Miss Phyliss Martin and Mrs. C. Martin came home from Peoria M. E. Hospital Thursday. Phyliss is feeling fine after the operation.
Mrs. A. R. Wright spent three days out of town with friends.
Frank Highway of Washburn was in town this week paper hanging.
The P. T. A. meet Monday night for election of officers and other business connected with the work.
"The Hurry-Up Bride" will be repeated by request at the high school gym in Toluca on Wednesday evening, April 3. The admission price is only 35c. Come.
Cliff Jenkins has the word Varna painted in hugh letters in white against a back ground of black on his garage roof, a beacon for air planes passing over to aid them in knowing where they are at. It aids them in shaping their course to know the name of the town they are passing over and speed them on their way. Good boy Cliff.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Mead drove over to Rutland last Sunday to call on the Mr. and Mrs. J. Winans, taking with them Miss Veda Smith. Miss Smith has been a teacher in Rutland and has boarded at the Winans home.
Miss Alice Hopkins from Peoria was the guest of her sister Mrs. C. H. Maleham from Wednesday until Sunday evening.
Mrs. Ray Satzman was presented a handsome new Chevrolet coupe by her husband. It is a beautiful odel.
Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Smith, Mrs. Alma Holmstrom and Miss Helga, drove to Wenona sunday afternoon calling on friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Corad had as dinner guests Sunday Rev. and Mrs. Dickerson, Miss Miriam and Avery, Mrs. Hoffert.
Caucus results: Republican, supervisor, Louis B. Phillips, Justices of the Peace, Chas. Jesse and Charles Merit; Constables, Harry Nott and Jalmer Hultgren; School Trustee, Anna Schumacher. Democrat: Supervisor, Fred Arndt; Justice of the Peace, William Morris, Charles B. Stateler; Constables, Roy Mau, August Clemens; School Trustee, no nomination.
Mrs. Eddie Kemnitz was taken to the Streator Hospital last week for an operation.
Mrs. Jennie Peterson had a birthday Tuesday and her children gathered at her home and surprised her home with a fine dinner preparing it at their homes and bringing it with them.
COLUMN 4, 5 AND 6
OLD TYME ITEMS OF MANY YEARS AGO
March 23, 1895
Eggs only 12 1/2c at the Mike Johanas store.
Three of Wm. Stratton's children have been down quite sick this week.
Milton Davison, and old resident of this vicinity, died at his home on last Thursday.
R. L. Banks, bill clerk at the Santa Fe, has ben transferred to Kansas City. He leaves Saturday.
Mrs. Goodfellow, mother of William Goodfellow of this city, died at her home south of town last Tuesday, aged 70 years. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday and interment was in the Bell Plain cemetery.
Miss Nellie Bird of Rutland visited with Miss Pearl Grable the past week.
J. E. Porterfield was called to Southern Kansas this week on account of the serious illness of his father.
March 25, 1904
Miss Clara Peters, who has been suffering with rheumatism for some time, is reported improving.
Thomas McKinley was caught in a fall of rock and coal at the mine last Thursday and layed for six hours in a cramped position with about nine ton of rock and coal piled around him. He escaped luckily without serious injury and was able to be out and around again Monday on the streets.
Pat Hines of Pekin visited relatives here the first of the week.
Roy Parker returned to his school duties at Champaign last Tuesday, after spending his vacation here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Parker.
The first vein of coal was struck at the new shaft at Granville last week at a depth of 228 feet. It looks very good for Granville having a very good coal mine.
There will be a big dance in the Jensen Hall on Easter Monday night, to which everybody is invited to attend. Arrangements are now being completed for the sam.e The affair promises to be a big success. Come!
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