President’s letter August 2011
This has to be the worst NW Ohio summer that I have ever experienced. Being a person who does not tolerate heat or humidity, the record breaking high temperatures along with high humidity have made it intolerable. I always look forward to being outside for the summer. I have no doubt that I spent much more time outside last winter than this summer. I fear Mother Nature has lost her mind. With last winters record breaking snows and this summers record breaking heat, I’m almost ready to pack my bags and look for shelter someplace more suitable. I can’t imagine how people survived without air conditioners. I am reminded that they didn’t “survive”. They died young and when it was too hot, they spent the afternoons resting in the shade.
As I was writing the July letter I was under the impression that the Town Hall project had been delayed. I had driven past and did not notice any change. The original plan for painting the hall was to paint it dark brown, closer to its original color. After close inspection, it was found that the shingles were very thin and delicate and probably would not survive the intense scraping necessary to get all of the existing gray paint off. If one does not get all of the lighter colored paint off, then a bit of peeling of a darker topcoat exposes the lighter color and looks nasty. So, the decision was made to use a color close to the existing gray. Some of the work was done prior to the Saturday work day. On the work day, the workers were able to get the scraping complete and the shingles painted with a fresh coat of gray paint. Dave Derr has been busy painting the white trim and the interior touchup. I believe all that needs to be done now is the trim that is high off the ground. Mayor Belinda Brooks tells me that plans are in progress for city employees to finish the high trim. The original letters on the front of the building were lost over the years. Dave Derr also found letters, painted them and has them placed on the front porch where they were originally placed. The building looks great.
The fall festival is quickly approaching. At our last meeting it was decided to rent a double space inside the big tent. In our double space we will have the “whatsit” board and an area for people to rest and enjoy photos that we have collected. Members will be asked to volunteer some of their time to sit and chat with passers by.
We have lost another L. H. S. member. Helen Landwehr passed Saturday August 6th. Helen nee Ashman was married to Glen Landwehr. Helen followed husband Glen as he served in WWII, assisted his father with the Landwehr Funeral Home, and owned and operated Landwehr Chevrolet. Following Glen’s passing, Helen worked for Mary Warning Florist and her nephew, Terry Long at Meadow’s Florist. Helen spent her golden years living in Perrysburg where she enjoyed gardening, socializing with friends and volunteered at the Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
Photo above; town hall after paint, porch repairs block pointing and reinstallation of the diamond windows which had been removed. Taken Aug. of 2011 property of S. Predmore
Aug. 18, 2011 Next monthly meeting
Sept. 8, 2011 afternoon tea at 1:30 in the Library.
Sept. 15, 2011 Monthly meeting
Sept. 23, 24 & 25 Fall Festival
The following pages of old news articles wee provided by Ruth Rothenbuhler. They were found in an old scrap book in the Elmore Public Library.
Luckey [Feb 25, 1886]
Rufus Austin, an old an highly respected pioneer of Webster, who has been prostrated with typhoid fever for the past eight weeks, is rapidly gaining and is thought to be out of danger.
I. W. Krotzer has gone to Kansas on a prospecting tour, where it is altogether probable that he will locate shortly.
I don’t think I. W. I., could have read Rudulph’s letters from Kansas.
A German by the name of Austin who owns a tract of timber land near this town lately sold five acres of the standing timber to I. W. Krotzer, who in turn sold the timber to Joseph Krotzer, during which time the man Austin resold the same timber to Myers Bros. Krotzer No. 2 and Myers Bros. both put a force of men to work cutting cord wood. Krotzer No. 2 ordered Myers Bros., to abandon the premises, and Myers Bros., ordered Krotzer No. 2 to hie himself from the woods. Finally Austin had Krotzer No. 2 arrested for stealing timber. Krotzer waived examination and gave bonds for is appearance at the court of Common Pleas. The case promises to be a fat one for the legal fraternity. S. E. F.
LUCKEY [March 18, 1886]
It seems that the great conflict between capital and labor is till on the ascendant and the lines in the contest are being drawn sharply. A move is on foot to organize a K. of L. order here. It is expected that an organization of that kind will be affected here this week.
School closed here on last Thursday.
Rev. P. S. Carr is holding a series of meetings with moderate success so far.
George Howard has started a barber shop over Kroetz & Mollenbrok’s Saloon. Geo. Is indeed a tasty and experienced workman.
Mrs. Eliza Bushnell has sold her farm at the Devil-Hole corner to S. P. Hathaway of this place. Mrs. B. took a house and lot as part payment and will move here this week.
A new baby boy put in an appearance at the house of S. N. Fox on last Wednesday.
George Kuttler, on of the most promising young men of Troy, will start for Illinois today to engage in selling bibles for the U. S. Bible Publishing Co. Mr. Kuttler has only just reached his majority, and like many other young men, wants to see the world in his own way. Many regrets and good wishes go with him.
Dr. John Campbell, who located here less than two years ago and married Miss Allie Cornell of Pemberville, who, with her husband have proved a valuable acquisition to Luckey, will start today for Powell, a beautiful village in Delaware county, about mid way between the village of Delaware and the city of Columbus, The doctor expects to locate there permanently, and Luckey loses a good physician and citizen alike.
I regret to state that some low, contemptible coward has been writing a series of glaring falsehoods to the Toledo Bee from this place, in which his prime object is to reflect upon the personal character of I. W. Krotzer, and to so misrepresent Mr. K’s. business transactions as to convey the impression to the public that Mr. Krotzer was branded knave and that immediate ruin was upon the town, &c., all of which is absolutely false in every particular. The upshot of the whole affair is simply this; One Frontz Cupp holds a mortgage against the land on which this town is situated to the amount of $900, which is due and unpaid, and for the payment of which Mr. Krotzer has sufficient property wherewith to pay. Now, this miscreant tries to create the impression abroad that it is unsafe to invest in property here. To the detriment of the town at large, all of his insinuations and statements should be treated by the public as the merest moonshine and as unworthy of notice in the slightest degree. S. E. F.
LUCKEY [December 30, 1986]
Winter weather and good sleighing in abundance, which is being well used.
The Buffalo Oil and Gas Company and Jamestown Gas and Oil Company of Jamestown, New York, are here leasing land.
It is expected that boring will commence soon.
The general health of the community is good.
W. S. Loomis has started a local printing office.
Miss Carlton is here visiting relatives.
Recorder Alexander, of Bowling Green, was in town last week.
LUCKEY [September 15, 1887]
The new freight depot is about completed.
The new derrick for the gas or oil well is nearly done.
Drilling will commence soon, as the machinery is already on the ground.
The two young fellows who blindly run into Krotzer’s hitching post the other night and smashed up the buggy instead of driving along a thirty foot road, ought to bring back the post at least.
Business at Luckey is going along old fashioned—our boom will begin when oil is struck.
Troy Republicans will send a good report of themselves this fall.
Lysander Ames and Sam Hathaway and James Hopper, old 21sters will attend the Leipsic reunion.
The school enumeration of Luckey shows 104 persons of school age.
Miss McCarthy is teaching our school and
giving good satisfaction.
Reed & Lucky have fifteen hundred thousand staves bunched and under shed ready for shipment. This is in addition to what they have unbunched—nearly two hundred thousand.
LUCKEY [October, 10 1887]
Luckey, October 10, — Theo. Warren and Birdie I. Munger were married at the bride’s home at Luckey at 7:30 last Wednesday evening by Rev. Hopkins of the Episcopalian Church of Toledo; reception was held at 8:30.
Mrs. Morse of Elmore, is visiting relation and friends here.
Luckey & Reed have started their factory.
The lime kilns are booming.
They are drilling for gas here now.
In pursuance of the order of the Probate Court of Wood county, Ohio, we will offer for sale at public auction, on Monday, the 9th day of January, 1888, Commencing at one (1) o’clock p.m., upon the premises, the following described real estate to-wit:
Block N, Lime Quarry, five (5) acres.
Block L, two Lime Kilns, size 132.5 X 228 ft.
North part of lot No. 76.
Long strip of land 30 feet X 320 feet.
All situated in the village of Luckey, Wood county, Ohio.To continue from day until sold,
Peter K. Krotzer,
C. C. Layman,
Assignees in trust for the benefit of the creditors of Isaac W. Krotzer.
December 13, 1887 43w4
LUCKEY [May 11, 1888]
Farmers all very busy with their spring crops.
General health of the community is good.
All the factories and lime kilns are very busy, furnishing employment to a good force of men. Mr. Thomas Doherty of Toledo is driving things right along, he is getting out the lime by wholesale. Mr. McCarthy is his foreman here, and he is booming business.
Dr. E. C. Houston, a graduate of the Louisville, Kentucky Medical College, has established himself here; he has made a good and favorable impression, and all wish him success in his profession.
Myers Brothers have erected an addition to their store building for a warehouse.
W. W. Eastman of Chicago Illinois a special agent of the German American Insurance Company of New York, was in town the
past week. Mr. E B Hussey of Greenville Darke County, Ohio, was here the past
week working up Life Insurance for the
Penn. Mutual of Philadelpha Pa, one of the oldest Life Insurance Companies in existence in the country.
Mr. Charles Grapsky has opened a meat market here.
LUCKEY [June 29, 1888]
We have had some very nice showers of rain in the past two days, which made everything look more fresh and green. The farmers feel much elated over their fine prospects of an abundant harvest. Wheat, oats, corn, potatoes, –in fat all crops of every kind look well.
Frederick Landwehr is very sick and not expected to live long, as he has been ailing for some time. He is one of the old pioneer settlers of Wood county, coming here in its early day. He is attended by Doctors R. J. Simon of Pemberville and E. C Houston, of Luckey.
The base ball club is having quite a time; they went to Freeport, New Rochester, Perrysburg and to Dunbridge. They are doing real well for the chance they have had and the small amount of practice.
The factories and the limekilns are in fall blast, and everybody is busy.
The Luckey M. E. Sunday school will reorganize next Sunday by electing a new set of officers. Eeverybody are invited to be present to attend the election of officers, then there will be not reason to complain afterwards.
Mr. E. B. Hussey, of Greenville, Darke county, Ohio, was in town the past week. He went from here to Bowling Green.
Everybody is taking a great interest in the proceedings of the Chicago convention.
LUCKEY [July 6, 1888]
We are having very pleasant weather and heavy rains during the past week.
Mr. Frederick Landwehr died on Monday last, and was burned in the Troy township cemetery on Wednesday. It was the largest funeral that was ever known in this part of the county. The services were held in both German and English so that all could understand.
The Luckey M. E. Sunday school was re-organized on Sunday last July 1st, in pursuance to the notice that had been previously given out, and the attendance was quite large. The election passed off nicely and quietly. The following officers were elected for the ensuing six months, until January 1st 1889: For superintendant, Mrs. L. J. Hopper; assistant, Orrin Goodal; secretary, Miss JaneWalker; treasurer, Miss Leah Krotzer; organist, Miss Leah Krotzer; librarian, Robert Priest.
Mr. James B. Luckey was here on last Friday. He felt real good over his venture In the Chicago convention, being the only Ohio delegate that voted for the winning candidate. The nomination gives universal satisfaction to all classes of people. The Republicans think it is a winning ticket. One thing is sure it is going to be one of the hottest campaigns on record.
The general health of the community is good.
LUCKEY [July 13, 1888]
We had a nice rain Sunday to lay the dust and to moisten the ground which was getting quite dry again.
Farmers have commenced on their harvest which promises a large yield. Wheat loooks well and seems to be well filled.
The Perrysburg base ball club did not show up as was expected last week, as they agreed to do when the Luckey club was at Perrysburg week before last. It is thought that they dare not come and play the Luckey club a return game.
Mr. W. S, Loomis has moved to Auburndale, Lucas county. May success attend him in his new sphere of action and profession.
Mr. Jack Stanly has also moved away to parts unknown, and left quite a number of jobs unfinished.
Rev. Bishop Tubbs of the German Evangelical church of Cleveland, Ohio was here and preached to the society on last Sunday. It was also Children’s day exercises. Everything passed off nicely and pleasantly and all did themselves credit in the manner in which they acquitted themselves.
On the Fourth nearly everybody were somewhere; to other places to enjoy themselves and to take in the sights.
LUCKEY [July 17, 1888]
LUCKEY, July 17 – We are having lovely weather and the farmers are progressing finely with their harvesting.
Mr. Amos L. Newman of Toledo, O., has bought five acres of good limestone quarry land of Mr. Orrin Goodell for $750 on which he calculates to immediately put up two good patent lime kilns. This will make eight kilns to Luckey. Luckey lime stands today at the highest market price because of the very best quality in the State of Ohio. No lie can surpass it, or even equal it in quality. Luckey lime has been shipped to California and to every other part of the United States, and from every direction comes the same verdict. Luckey can now compete with any lime in the United States and in any market.
Mr. Jack Stanly has returned after an absence of about 10 days, home to his wife’s folds who have been on the sick list.
Troy Township Republicans intend to
present a candidate for the office of County Recorder this fall, to the Republican county convention. Troy township Republicans are entitled to a little recognition at the hands of the Republicans of Wood county. Heretofore Troy township has been entirely ignored. Now this fall she presents and comes into the field with a good and worthy candidate—an old soldier—for the office of county Recorder, and she expects to get it.
Mr. Edward Hotmer has sold his saloon and dwelling to Messrs, Fred Schwan and Sanders, and he expects to engage in other business.
The Democrats expected to raise a pole last Saturday, but the rigging gave way and the pole fell, which came near killing a horse that stood in the way. They intended to try again soon. The Republicans intend to raise one shortly. LUCK.
LUCKEY [July 27, 1888]
LUCKEY, July 23d.—We are having fine and lovely weather, and the farmers are nearly through with their harvesting.
The Democrats raised their pole on Saturday last. They have a large, nice pole, but their banner is not inscribed so a person cannot tell and does not know what banner it is, or who are their candidates, from the banner. They had very good luck on last Saturday when it was raised and no misshape to mar the proceedings.
The Lucky ball club is making quite lively times for other teams around, Pemberville club was over on Sunday last to play and they went home standing 11 to 21 in favor of Luckey.
Miss Robertson of Stony Ridge was here over Sunday at Mr. Krotzer’s.
The lime kilns are all running full blast again and they cannot turn out lime fast enough to supply the demand.
The general health of the community is good. LUCK.
LUCKEY [July 31, 1888]
LUCKEY, O., July 31,–We are having pleasant weather and everything is lovely in and about Luckey. The factories are running full blast and the lime kilns have all they can do to keep orders filled.
Mr. Newman is pushing the work on his new kilns. The railroad company have put in a side track on his new purchase making it very handy about loading lime from the kilns. It is expected that two more kilns will be built soon in the west part of town.
Miss Iona and Delia Sanders of Woodville,
O., and Elsie Krotzer of Pembeville, were visiting at Mr. Krotzer’s over Sunday.
The Dunbridge base ball club were over on Thursday of last week and played the Luckey boys a game of ball. In the forenoon the game stood 22 to 23, and in the afternoon it stood 7 to 12 in favor of the Luckey team.
The Perrysburg boys were over on Saturday last and played the Luckey boys. The game stood 21 to 22 in favor of the Perrysburg team.
Miss Jessie Hopper who is teaching the Luckey school is getting along real nice.
LUCKEY [August 10, 1888]
Weather fine and pleasant, and everybody is busy.
The T. & O. C. has completed a new side track in the south part of town.
Mr. George Kutler has arrived home from Nebraska, where he has been in business the past year, to visit his folks.
All the Sunday schools intend to have a holiday and excursion to Presque Isle, the 14th Fare, round trip from Luckey, 35 c. It is to be a basket pic-nic and all are expected to prepare a lunch at home to take along with them.
The Luckey boys were over to Gibsonburg the past week to play a game of ball, and beat them 11 to 2.
Miss Jessie Hopper closes her school this week. She has taught the best school that was ever taught in our village. LUCK.
LUCKEY [August 24, 1888]
LUCKEY, August 20.—We have been having lovely weather the past week, and business is booming in and about Luckey.
Mr. Newman has his lime kilns about completed and ready for burning.
On Thursday, August 9, the Luckey base ball club went to Gibsonburg and played them a game. The score stood 2 to 11 in favor of the Luckey team. on Thursday, the 16th, the Luckey team went to Bradner and played the Bradner team; the score stood 17 to 21 in favor of the Luckey team. 19. On Sunday, August 19 the Luckey team went to Oak Harbor. The score stood 1 to 25 and eight whitewashes in favor of the Oak Harbor team.
The Pemberville and Luckey Sunday school excursion to Presque Isle Park and return on Thursday, August 14, was a grand success in every way. Everything passed off so neatly and nicely. There was nothing of any kind or description happened in any way to mar the enjoyment and pleasure of the trip, and the young Sunday school people had a real nice time, and all tender their thanks to the officials of the T. & O. C. R. R and the steamer officers to the park for their many courtesies and kindness shown them during the trip, for they were gentlemen in every respect,and did all they could to make things pleasant and agreeable. It was a day long to be remembered by all.
LUCKEY [February 13, 1889]
LUCKEY, Feb. 13. –Business is good here. A large amount of timber is coming in the last two weeks. This makes things lively for Myers Bros. and all business men.
Our young doctor is doing well.
A very pleasant party was given to the pupils of the Sargent and Hager schools at the residence of Henry Hager, by Miss Fralic. Refreshments were served to 60 pupils and all declared themselves highly entertained by their teacher and Mr. Hager and family. Miss Fralic is one of Wood county’s successful teachers.
LUCKEY [January 21, 1896]
Fred Schwan has disposed of his furniture and undertaking business and the new firm had multiplicity of names. The firm name was Seilscott, Brigamyer, Fahle, Myers & Rothenbuhler. There has been another transfer and William Myers is now proprietor. Mr. Myers will run the business in connection with his saloon and will undoubtedly make it a paying investment.
A couple of lady tramps, with two children, who have been stopping in at one of the old stave sheds, chose to move on rather than to the infirmary, but not without giving the officers some trouble and making lots of fun for the boys.
Oil men are now offering three dollars per acre for leases in this section.
Luckey now has a city directory which may be found at the post office.
The M. E. people will hold quarterly meetings Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The teachers of our schools are preparing to give an entertainment on Friday evinging, the 30th.
S. N. Fox was in Fulton county last week buying sheep for George Miller. Mr. Miller will now keep some of the finest blooded sheep in the state. K
A little unpleasantness took place in one of the Webster township schools last week. A chance for a little missionary work over there.
LUCKEY [February 4 , 1896]
Feb. 4.—Joe Sanders and family have moved to Dunbridge and –well Joe is a good fellow.
Chris Geisbuhler will move back to Luckey from Liberty Center. Chris thinks there are some worse places than Luckey. Mrs. Minnie Krotzer of Toledo visited her parents, O. Coger and wife last week. Mrs. Ida Cogan, of Chicago, was calling on her many friends at this place and returned to Toledo Saturday. The latest fad in town is the small boy with a chain and his father’s door key attached and possibly rusty nail or two.
Fred Schwan has disposed of his furniture and undertaking business It is a desirable piece of property as it has again changed hands and William Myers, of the firm Myers & Schwan, saloonists, is now the proprietor.
The last quarterly meeting at this place was held on Friday and Sunday evenings. The quarterly conference was decidedly interesting to the noncombatants. The elders announced that hereafter all quarterly conferences would be strictly private. This is in unison with the world not to reveal but to conceal.
The familiar face of Jesse Wilkins is missed at the creamery. Henry Landwahr now weighs the milk and Jesse is pumping “ile.”
The oil excitement is again at fever heat. This week the drill will be started in its downward course in two wells, one west and one east of town. The land is nearly all leased and great interest is manifested.
The entertainment given by our schools and assisted by the midnight quartet was one of the literary feasts of the season. The weather was very inclement but the house was well filled at an early hour. The exercises lasted two hours and forty minutes, but there was marked attention to the last of the performance. The teachers, S. E. Lantz and Miss Edna Swope, cannot receive too much praise for the training of their scholars. There were about sixty recitations and not a single break down. The teachers have been requested to reproduce the entertainment. The request will be considered.
LUCKEY [unknown date]
The excitement caused by the assignment of the firm of Myers Bros. is running pretty light but the feeling is more of sympathy than censure. The firm’s loss by fire was great and rebuilding placed them in a state of financial embarrassment, from which they have never fully recovered. The senior partner of the firm, E. H. Myers, is one of the best business men in Wood county and no man ever worked harder to sustain the credit of a firm than he has done for his At this writing it is thought the matter may be bridged over and the firm again placed on their feet.
LUCKEY [March 2, 1896]
March 2, — S. P. Hathaway is on the sick list.
Mrs. A Housholder, of Toledo, was in town Monday looking after her property here.
Mrs. Mulford, of Poplar, O., was the guest of her niece, Mrs. W, M. Wickham’s a few days last week.
The stock of goods owned by Myers Bros., is being closed out at prices never before heard of in this section.
Sampson and Hoelter have the material on the ground for the addition to their store, which will make them one of the finest rooms in the state.
Reen Gooddel is now running the barber shop. Tony Krotz has been under the Doctors care for a few days.
It is said that the well west of town has filled up with oil.
W. B. Johnston and Officer Shelenburger, of Bradner came over last Thursday and arrested a couple of boys for stealing a rope from Mr. Johnston the night of the dance at this place, it seemed to be the crowning glory of the officer in charge to make a display of his hardware. The boys got off very easy considering the offence. The arrest will no doubt result in the arrest and conviction of a party for a crime committed some time ago. If some of the parties that came here from Bradner that night are a sample of the people that Bradner has to deal with, they had better establish a mission and call home the missionaries from heathendom.
The call that was made in the county papers, asking the Townshup Boards of Education to appoint a committee of two to meet Bowling Green on the 21st of March, has been considered by most of the boards and the committees appointed. The convetion will be held at the city hall at 1 p.m. It is hoped that a number of teachers will be present, and help discuss the subject of a uniform school book system in Wood county.
LUCKEY [April 1, 1896]
April 1—S. E Lautz; principal of our schools, is spending the week in Fremont.
The lime kilns are now being run to their fullest capacity to fill orders. N. B. Eddy takes the lead with seven cars a week.
S. P. Hathaway, one of our merchants, is having to tax his energies to accommodate the rush of customers at his store.
John Faklie [Fahle] met with quite a painful accident Monday while running is mill. Dr. G. F. Peabody dressed his wounds.
If you want to know the combatim powers of a woman, watch her when she gets her carpet on the clothesline. Your correspondent generally takes his exit at such times as they scrub and brush and make a din and turn the house inside in. A man must flee to save his life, or brave the anger of his wife.
It speaks well for Luckey when people from Pemberville come here to trade. Last Monday five ladies came over from the little village and left their order with Miss Sophia Oberdick for their Easter hats. Sophia is one of our enterprising milliners, and is getting the lion’s share of trade at present.
Sampson & Hoelters are having a large run on flour just now, they will soon have their new ware room completed and then will keep a large supply on hand, and farmers need not be disappointed in coming to them for flour. The best always sells first.
It is now understood that T. N. Bierly, of Toledo has bought up the claims against the firm of Myers Bros., and will put in a new stock of goods under the management of E H. Myers.
LUCKEY NOTES [MAY 11, 1896]
Two little girls at the home of Henry Bruning—other little ones arrive—with a gun she made the fellow run and he is going yet Diphtheria Raging.
May 11.—As the sweet breath of spring causes nature to put on her beautiful robes of green some of our citizens in unison with nature beautify their houses by painting their buildings and renovating their yards and alleys by a general cleaning up, while others allow thjeir premisies to remain in a most filthy and dilapidated condition. Abraham Lincoln once said that a man without pride had out lived his usefulness in the world and ought to be slung out of existence.
The plow and the carpet stretcher are prominent now.
The farmers in this section are just a little in advance of hard time, by being prepared for the emergency, in fact hard times must be on the wing if they keep pace with the farmers of Troy township, far all the busy times our merchants are doing a rushing business .
William Kurtes shipped one of the finest lot of hogs Saturday that Wood county can produce.
John Schwan will move to Gibsonburg this week.
A couple of little girls came to stay with Henry Bruning and wife.
Frank McClosky and Wm. Kirk were not forgotten, and each sings “ loliby” to a little feminine.
One of the young bloods of this place, took occasion to use some improper language to a young lady, whereupon the angry maiden backed up her persuasive powers with powder and lead. It is said that the fellow has not stopped running yet, and will no doubt in the future be a little more choice of the language he uses in the presence of ladies.
LUCKEY [June 2, 1896]
June 2.—The lawn fete given by the band was a grand success in all respects: The boys are coming to the front in good shape.
S. P. Hathaway was in Bowling Green Friday on business.
N. B. Eddy & Co. will build two more lime kilns and put in a lime grinder. Mr. Eddy is a man of push and believes in having the best.
The case of John Stanley against Thomas Doherty in Esq. Wellings’ court was settled by Doherty paying the account, with costs. The court has a number of grists yet to grind.
The health officer will have a job in town if some parties don’t clean up.
Luckey can boast of having the oldest hog in existence. The fat upon its bony sides is like St. Paul’s definition of faith—the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.
S. N. Fox and John Stanley are laying the brick on Samson & Hoelter’s new ware-room. Their room will be 116 feet long when completed, and yet they will be crowded for room.
War was declared one day last week. The weapons used were mostly words, and some of them tinctured rather strong with brimstone. If the same language is used at confession, I think St. Peter will have his patience sorely tried. I have heard it said that a man can swear the longest, and a woman can swear the strongest, but I am now willing to concede to her both points.
Our schools closed last Friday. The year has been a progressive one, and Prof. Lantz and his assistants have left an impression that will be felt in the schools for years to come. We are sorry to say that the Professor leaves us, but he has found a richer field of labor. He has accepted a position as principal of the Woodville schools at $75 per month.
There has been but one case of diptheria in the village, and that was light.
LUCKEY [July 8 1896]
N. B. Eddy will commence his new lime kilns this week.
The carpenter work on the Lutheran church is nearly completed.
Mrs. Sherman, Miss Chamberlin and Miss Rolf came over from Pemberville Sunday on their wheels.