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100 Years Ago

Glimpses of life in Viroqua from the Vernon County Censor:


FEB. 6, 1918

The abbreviated month.

Free band concert at the High school room Thursday night at eight o’clock. Be there.

Mr. J. Johnson of Coon town felt so well pleased over the arrival of a son at this home that he sends us $3 subscription.

Henry Hooper, a man long in this community and well-known, a mute, 78 years old, died suddenly from heart failure at the alms house on Friday.

Paper was a day late last week because of tie-up in express and freight movements on railroads. We hope it will not occur again this winter.

S.A. Farr has improved the second story in his Blue Front block that it is to be used for residence purposes by Henry Running. Earl Truesdale and family move to their residence vacated by the Runnings.

Victory writer in the DeSoto Argus reports that Johnn Brannen drove down to the railroad station one day last week and filled his wagon box with cinders, drove home and left them in the box. There was fire enough in them to burn his wagon box, which was discovered just in time to save his chicken house from burning.

Married at Hillsboro, January 27, by Rev. T.N. Hoffman, Mr. Walter Daver of Reedsburg, and Miss Mary McDonald of Hillsboro.

Married at LaFarge, M.E. parsonage, by Pastor Dunley, January 26, Mr. Thomas Haugen and Miss Millie Rice, both of that community.

The American army is now reported as fighting in the foremost trenches of France, some not more than 60 feet from the German troops.


January, 1918