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100 Years Ago

Life in Viroqua from the Vernon County Censor:


JUNE 22, 1921

On Monday afternoon, Coon Valley vicinity experienced a heavy hail storm.

Mail carriers Martin and Ed Anderson are enjoying a vacation.

Miss Lucy Allen and Joe Hanson were married at Winona on June 12. The bride is a niece of J.L. Gorman.

Another resident of Victory section laid down life’s burden when on Saturday last, Chas. H. Willenberg passed away. He was born in Germany January 31, 1832 and came to America in 1852.

Wm. Hall and Emily May, both of Readstown were married June 12, Sunday.


JUNE 15, 1921

Immense crowd attends barn dance at the Asylum last Tuesday night and made merry until an early hour.

During Tuesday mornings storm, lightning struck Sam Lake’s tobacco shed, badly splintering a post and some rafters, but fortunately did not set it on fire.

One hundred and twenty names appear on the ever-lengthening list of Civil War veterans who have passed on.

Coon – Nils Blihovde, an old and respected resident of this community, was laid to rest at the Coon Valley Cemetery on Saturday afternoon.

Franklin -- The newly-weds, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Solverson, are nicely settled in their new home.

Andrew Hoffland has purchased a new Flivver.

Obituaries: Mrs. Blaine (Tena Hanson) Wheeler, born Dec. 17, 1890; Harry Sewel, born in London, England, July 7, 1844 died June 6, 1921. He was from Ontario, Wis. Chas. H. Willenberg, born in Germany on January 31, 1832.

Preparation of Viroqua’s new golf course is about half completed. Quite a number were out Sunday trying their hand at the game.

Rev. Evans led twenty-one of his Boy Scouts on a delightful outing to Mapledale last Wednesday. Mrs. Evans took the Camp Fire Girls to Will Lindemann’s farm.

George Forde and sister Nellie, of Ferryville were here Saturday on business.