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100 Years Ago

Life in Viroqua from the Vernon County Censor:


APRIL 16, 1919

Spring is getting backward.

Dr. Mead will be found at this office above Dahl’s drug store all day on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, at other times he can be reached by calling him on the Liberty Pole line.

Due to failing health, Dr. Christenson has decided to dispose of his splendid herd of Guernsey cattle at the West Prairie farm. The entire herd will be shipped to Waukesha and sold June 4... Some of the most famous cattle in the Guernsey breed are contained in the Doctor’s herd, and his decision to sell them is a distinct loss to Vernon County.

LaFarge Enterprise says it is reported that a large amount of reconstruction work will be done on its branch railroad the coming season. We hope this is true for there is plenty to do in order to put the track in good condition. It would also be to the credit of the company and a service to its patrons if the road be reconstructed so that every river freshlet would not put it out of commission.

Springville – Our farmers are busy tilling the soil... The election dinner at the M.E. church was well attended, the proceeds was $21.50.

I serve ice cream this Saturday night and Sunday. Mrs. Snearly.

Miss Leona Heck has resigned as stenographer at the Ford garage and accepted a position at the First National bank.

New dress gingham again from 30¢ to 50¢, the best colorings yet at Suttle & Tate’s.


APRIL 9, 1919

The shady side of the street was sought by pedestrians on Sunday.

You trout fishers: Remember that the season doesn’t open until May 1st.

A little Victory child, Mildred Sutherland, is said to have sleeping influenza, and is receiving treatment in a LaCrosse hospital.

The red flag can be used no longer, except as a railroad signal a warning on highways, or as a quarantine signal by boards of health.

The sale of pickle association equipment sold at fair prices, Saturday, except the tractor, which brought $500, or one-half what it cost two years ago. Ed Zitzner bought it. Frank Robinson purchased the automobile.

A greater amount of maple sugar and syrup have been made in Vernon county this spring than for several years. Syrup is selling at $2.50 a gallon.

After thirty-five years of practically continuous service at the Goodell livery barns, Frank Primmer has retired, moving with his family to his farm two miles southeast of Viroqua, where he will renew the farming game of boyhood days.

All auto owners who have as yet failed to take out a 1919 license will run their cars at peril of arrest. Orders have been issued to arrest every car owner who operates his car without the necessary number plate. The order went into effect April 1st , and will be enforced to the letter.

DeSoto has a new physician, Dr. A.L. Myrick, who has already located. The new physician and surgeon recently returned from the army. He was located at Eastman for some years.


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