News: Thorp, Wis. Area (17 May 1894)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon



Surnames: Mosher, Poppe, Lund, Weber, Royer, Heagle, Marvin, Towns, Banderob, Wheelock, Olson, Lusk, Wagner, Cosgrove, Monroe, Malinson, Southmayd, Cirkel, Sheblak, Schroeder, Bruno, Sterling, Kolb, Mead, Barr, Sheehan, Dean, McCarty, Cornwell


----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI.) May 17, 1894


Thorp, Wisconsin Area (17 May 1894)


Go to T. O. Mosher’s for your barbed wire.  Mosher’s Plows and Harrows are the best in town.


Chas. Poppe has moved into town from his farm south of here.


Keep your cow out of the pound by securing pasturage for her.


Get our prices on Furniture, before purchasing; The Thorp M’c’tile Co.


Miss Katie Lund returned to her home at Rochester, Minn., last week.


A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Max Weber on Sunday evening May 6th.


Miss Burk Royer, of Withee, visited friends in town the latter part of last week.


Ed. Heagle and wife of Cadott, attended the H. & L. dance here on Saturday evening last.


Arrangements should be made by our business men for sprinkling Front Street this summer.


Sickness prevented Miss Lola A. Marvin from attending to her school duties the first part of the week.


Dr. W. Towns the eminent specialist will make another visit to Thorp May 24.  Office at Commercial House


Geo. Banderob is building an addition 26x30 in size to his hotel, which will be used for kitchen purposes.


Strawberries and ice cream will be served at the M. E. Church Thursday evening May 17th. All are invited.


E. T. Wheelock, of the Medford star and News, has been selected Grand Master Workman of the A. O. U. W.


Mrs. M. O. Olson, Mrs. Geo. H. Lusk and Mrs. Wm. Wagner spent Wednesday of last week at Colby visiting friends.


P. J. Cosgrove, general head push and all around superintendent for the N. W. L. Co., was down from Stanley Tuesday.


There is considerable talk among the members of the M. E. Church of building a parsonage on their lots just east of the church.


Farmers are about done seeding and the prospects are good for bountiful crops this year.  A good hay crop is  already assured.


A. L. Monroe started west with his photograph wagon on Monday to be gone all summer.  Merton Malinson accompanies him as assistant.


Mrs. F. E. Southmayd arrived here from Bayfield last week to reside, her husband being employed in J. W. Cirkel & Sons stave factory.


Among those who are greatly improving their lots by planting shade trees and ornamental shrubbery are Jos. Sheblak, Peter Schroeder, T. O. Mosher and Max Weber.


Isn’t it about time to begin preparations for celebrating the coming 4th; some one should start the ball rolling. A bang up and loud celebration is what we want this year.


The finest line of Cigars, Pipes, Smoking tobacco etc., at the Thorp Mercantile Co


The shingle department started up at Nye, Lusk & Hudson’s saw mill last week, Ben Bruno superintending the same.


C. I. Sterling the aged father of Jos. Sterling died at his home near Taylor Station, Wis., on Friday last, aged eighty six years.  The funeral occurred on Sunday last and was attended by Jos. Sterling of this village.


The dance given by the Hook and Ladder boys last Saturday evening was a great success, forty=seven tickets being sold.  Delegations were present from Longwood, Greenwood, Withee, Cadott and Medford.  Every body seemed to enjoy themselves.


At a meeting of the village trustees last week the clerk’s salary was fixed at $50 for the year and the marshal was allowed $10 per month.  The U. S. Wind, Engine and Pump Co., of Peoria, Ill., were given the job of drawing up plans and specifications for the waterworks plant to be ready and open for inspection the latter part of this week.


Mrs. L. Kolb has received her new stock of Millinery and invites the ladies to call and inspect same.  Many new novelties have been added which are sure to please.


The Misses Laura Mead, Jessie Barr, Ritha Sheehan and Myra Dean the Messrs. Almon McCarty, Geo. Barr and Hixon Mead, of Longwood attended the H. & L. Dance here on Saturday evening last returning home on Sunday.


The ladies of Eidsvold will give a toe (tea) sociable at the church on Friday evening May 18.  Ice cream and cake will be served.  Come one come all.  Proceeds to apply on Ministers salary. - Mrs. Cornwell


Marshfield, Wis., May 10 - It is reported that the Foster Lumber Company of Fairchild, will finish building their line of railroad through Clark County this summer. The proposed extension will be from Foresman to some point on the Greenwood branch of the Wisconsin Central, a distance of eighteen miles, and will pass through a fine hardwood district.  It has long been the wish of the Foster Company to get an outlet in that direction for their large shipping interests, and from very good authority it is learned the road will be completed the next summer. The entire length of the road, which includes that portion now built from Fairchild to Foresman, will be about thirty miles.  Several small towns along the line of the Central in Clark County are very desirous of becoming the terminus of the new road, and quite lively bidding is being carried on. 



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