News: Colby, Wis. (4 Nov. 1885)

Contact: R. Lipprandt

Surnames: Salter, Schafer, Walbridge, Winninger

----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., WI), Wednesday, October 29, 2008, Vol. 48, No. 44, page 2

Colby Post Office Changes Hands

The Colby post-office changed hands last Sunday. Sam J. Schaffer, the senior hereof, assuming the duties of postmaster, and moved the office into the building of R. B. Salter, one door South of the Colby House. There are but few who will not regret to see Mr. Walbridge step out, he has made a fine accommodating officer.

It will the be aim of the present incumbent to so conduct the affairs of the office, that when his successor is appointed and qualified, he can step down and out leaving as good a record as Mr. W. leaves. If that is accomplished, he will be satisfied.


The G.A.R. boys camp fire and dance, last evening, was a success. Colby Hall being crowded from early in the evening until early in the morning.

Beans were served from 6:30 p.m., until eveybody had all they wanted to eat.

Entertainment consisted of vocal and instrumental music and was enjoyed by both old and young. The music for the dance, by Prof. Winninger’s band, was as usual, good and the dancers kept up with the merry tones ‘til, well along towards rosy morn. The G.A.R’s are the boys to get up good entertainment.

Walbridge Birthday

A large number of our little folks gathered at the residence of G. J. Walbridge, last Thursday afternoon, October 29th, to celebrate the occasion of Winnie‘s sixth birthday. Mrs. Walbridge had everything imaginable prepared for the comfort and pleasure of Winnie’s little guests and they all enjoyed themselves, as only children can, until eight o’clock in the evening.



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