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100 Years Ago

Life in Viroqua from the Vernon County Censor:


JUNE 18, 1924

Abundant moisture and warmer weather during the past ten days have done wonders for all growing crops. With better conditions of late, tobacco plants have come along rapidly and tobacco planting is now on in earnest. The plants are in good condition and the ground in the best of shape to receive them.

The spring has been long, cold and wet, yet crops of all kinds are responding nicely to better weather conditions...

Sealed bids for the carpenter work in roofing over the low stalls at the fairgrounds. Call on me for specifications. Bids will be opened June 28. F.M. MINSHALL.

Readstown, June 16 – Flags were displayed in our village last Saturday in observance of flag day. We had no train or mail service last Tuesday on account of a wreck. Five car loads of freight jumped the track about seven miles out of Wauzeka.


Tonsils and Adenoids

“The removal of tonsils and adenoids will not cause a rush of brains to the head.” – Wis. Anti-Tuberculosis Bulletin.

It is undoubtly true that in the days when public health was young, zealous workers laid too much stress upon the benefits that would ensure as direct result of the removal of tonsils and is not the size but the condition of the tonsils and adenoids that are of prime importance... There are one hundred and sixty four school in Vernon county. Reports from ninety-one schools show that for various reasons two hundred and fifteen children had their tonsils and adenoids removed since the beginning of the county school inspection in January 1922.


JUNE 11, 1924

This section was visited by one of the heaviest storms Sunday night which we have experienced in some years. There was no damage from wind and damage from lightning was slight, but the tremendous fall of water played havoc with the narrow valleys. Tremendous rock piles were thrown across the roads at the foot of every ravine, and the roads considerably washed. Crops in the flats suffered considerably and many small bridges were swept away... The big stone arch west of Springville has been crumbling for some time, and the storm added the finishing touches. The north wall went down, and traffic is being detoured around it. This structure was built sixteen years ago and cost $15,000.


Parochial school opened in this city on June 9, under the supervision of Elmer Larson... A large audience attended the concert given by the Luther College Band in the Westby-Coon Prairie church on June 9... The sixty-seven members of the band were entertained at various of the congregation.

Auto owners, we are featuring a smokers’ set which fastens to your windshield of the car and holds cigars, cigarettes, matches and ashes. Just the thing for your car. 50¢ each. LARSON’S JEWELRY STORE.

Genoa, June 9 – Thos. Latimer Jr., while going to LaCrosse last Wednesday in his Sedan, heard his name called several times. He stopped his car but did not hear anything, but upon starting would hear his name called again. When he had gone a distance of two miles, fearing something had happened at home, he decided to go back. It was them he received a sudden shock to find his little son, Stuart, three years old, sitting on the running board of the car, explaining, “Daddy can I get in with you.”