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100 Years Ago

Life in Viroqua from the Vernon County Censor:


FEB. 19, 1919

All kinds of weather.

Days are lengthening.

Will Ady has resigned his position at Gays Mills and accepted a position in Clark’s garage.

English services in Rev. Hofstead’s Bethesda church, Sunday evening at 7:45 by 7 Rev. Jacobson.

Ladies winter coats worth from $10 to $55 going at $3 to $29 this month! Suttle & Tate.

It is estimated that between 8,000 and 10,000 people died in state of Wisconsin from flu, and the scourge is not over yet.

Cashton Record says the physicians of Monroe county recently adopted a new fee bill, making a substantial increase in all their charges for professional service.

Suffrage for women in Wisconsin for presidential voting, went through the senate with a dash on Wednesday, 28 to 4. The assembly voted 80 to 8. Giving a total of 104 votes for to 12 votes against the proposition in the two houses.

Baker W.H. Ledman has leased the Weistenberg hotel and will thoroughly fumigate, renovate and modernize the same, putting in smoking and rest rooms. The bakery will be continued as in the past, short orders being served there but no meals...

Bad roads seem to have driven many of the buyers from the field and what little movement that developed last week seems to be pretty well at a standstill now. The major portion of the tobacco crop still remains unsold, and the outlook as a whole is rather discouraging.

DeSoto is to have a new restaurant, A.L. Williams, a former operator there having returned form LaCrosse for that purpose.


FEB. 12. 1919
Valentine day next Friday.

THE BOYS ARE COMING HOME! One by one they come back to the old haunts.

It is a goodly sight to gaze upon the faces of the boys who “beat the boche,” as each train brings them back to the old home. In a few months tine, all will be with us again – except that silent few who sleep in France and to whose memory our heads are bowed our eyes dimmed, and our hearts subduded in mingled grief and pride.

$2.00! Remember the Censor is $2.00 a year to all subscribers who do not pay in advance.

After six months in the service in the medical corps, Lieutenant M. R. Sathe has returned and resumed his practice. Previous to the war, Dr. Sathe was with Christenson & Gunderson of LaCrosse, and his return to Viroqua is a valuable addition to our corps of physicians.

One lot of calico 16¢; ladies’ and children’s winter coats at half price; men’s $2.25 blue stripe overalls $2; all our men’s work shirts at $1. C.H. Ostrem.

The utter stagnation existing in tobacco the past weeks has been broken this week, and buyers representing many of the local and foreign concerns have been in the field in a small... offers made range from 20¢ a pound for that in poor condition to 30¢ for top-notch leaf.

...the ban on public gatherings should be continued for ten days. If all is well, church services will be resumed on the 23rd, schools opening the following day.


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