News: Granton Locals (11 Mar 1910)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon



Surnames: Paulus, Reichert, Ketel, Williams, Montgomery, Baer, Garbush, Oliver, Schwarz, Davis, Prange, Kurth, Self, Bolton, Grasser, Marsh, King, Hubing, Chapel, Feuchter, Reiff, Kemena, Neinas,  Rose, Viergutz, Kemmeter, Snyder, Wonser, Schlinsog, Tompkins. Dyer, Hogenson, Ross, Knorr, Bolman, White, Burpee, Pizer, Dietz, Smith, Budge, Hatch, Mabie, Amidon, Gilson, Wright, Paulson, Rausch, Dost, Schmoll, Guk, Johnson, Lautenbach, Page, Hart, Ure


----Source: The Granton News (Granton, Clark Co., WI.) March 11, 1910


Granton Locals (11 March 1910)


James Paulus of Neillsville was here on business Monday afternoon.


Louis Reichert of Chili was in town between trains on Monday.


Mrs. Ketel made a business trip to Neillsville on Monday.


Alfreda Williams spent the first part of the week with friends at Neillsville.


Mrs., A. Montgomery of York spent several days late last week here with Mrs. F. J. Baer.


Paul Garbush is very slowly regaining his strength lost through his recent severe illness.


Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Olive of Chatfield, Minn., have come here to live and are housekeeping in rooms in the Doc Schwarz house.  Orley Oliver is a brother of Melvin’s is living with them.


Mr. and Mrs. Orlo Davis have rented and taken possession of some of the rooms recently vacated by Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Prange.


Elsie Kurth is spending the week at Neillsville assisting Tena Self through her Easter dressmaking rush.


Mr. Sam Bolton of York Center returned home from Augusta on Monday.


Mike Grasser went to Sheboygan last Friday to attend the funeral of a brother.  He returned Monday.


Earl Marsh taught school in the Lindow district Tuesday, Miss Hattie King the regular teacher being absent at Neillsville that day.


Mr. and Mrs. Will Hubing are rejoicing over their first born, a daughter.  The young lady arrived quite safely on Sunday.


Charles Chapel is now on the ice wagon, having accepted a position with Vet Marsh at Neillsville last week.


Wm. Oliver after visiting relatives at Thorp for several weeks returned home last week.


Professor Feuchter of Springfield, Minn., was here visiting at Rev. Reiff’s a few days last week.


Next Sunday will be confirmation examination at Rev. Reiff’s church.


Rev. Kemena of Nasonville has been considerably under the weather the past two weeks suffering with Quinsy.


Chas. Neinas and Geo. Rose transacted business in Milwaukee early this week.


"A Texas Ranger" was played here at the opera house last Saturday to the largest audience ever seen in this hall.  The company was very good and the play was enjoyed by all.  The total proceeds were $119.00.  How is that for Granton?


Mr. and Mrs. Herman Viergutz and baby Thomas of Roseview, Saskatchewan Dist. Of Canada who have been here visiting with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Albert Viergutz since December 24th set out on Monday for the return trip.  They will stop and visit Dakota relatives’ enroute.


P. J. Kemmeter spent Friday at Menasha.


A. F. Snyder was in town last Friday.


 E. R. Wonser and H. E. Williams were at Grand Rapids on business, Wednesday.


Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schlinsog welcomed a little daughter at their home on Saturday.


Frank Tompkins came home from St. Paul Wednesday a full fledged piano tuner.


Miss Anna Dyer accompanied by her brother and his wife came home from Sheboygan County Wed. evening.


Mrs. Adolph Hogenson has been sick and confined to her bed since Tuesday.


Mrs. P. J. Kemmeter and daughter Rose have been visiting relatives in Milwaukee since Wednesday.


The Mesdames P. M. Ross, A. J. Knorr, and W. S. Davis attended a meeting of the O. E. S. at Neillsville Tuesday evening.


Mr. and Mrs. Bolman of Marion spent Wednesday and Thursday here at the Grasser home. The ladies are sisters.


Miss Mary Grasser has accepted a position as trimmer in a South Dakota city.  She expects to leave for that place on Saturday.


Mrs. Dora Garbush and her grandson Martin Garbush left for Marshall, Minn., last Monday on an extended visit to her son Richard.


Mrs. J. H. White of Marshfield and Mrs. Agnes Burpee of Colby were guests at the F. J. Baer home for a couple days last week.


Mrs. Pizer and Mrs. Dietz with the latter’s little twin daughters who have been visiting at Jasper Smith’s left on Monday for their home at Richland Center.  Mrs. Pizer is mother and Mrs. Dietz sister to Mrs. Smith.


Strange things will happen in this world.  When Billie Budge woke up one night late last week thinking his head was afire, it was not the after-effects of a champagne party, and it was not until after he had stuck his head into the water pail that he stopped to ascertain the cause of it.  A bottle containing sulphuric acid which was on a shelf over his bed exploded during the night, the contents running down and striking Billie squarely on the forehead.  He did not hear the explosion nor did he feel the acid drip down upon him, but the burning sensation must have been enough to awaken Rip Van Winkle from his twenty year slumber.  An examination showed that the pillow and a corner of the mattress were badly eaten from the acid.  Mr. Budge was made as comfortable as possible the remainder of the night and the next morning he told his troubles to Dr. Ross who informed him that he will have no difficulty in parting his hair in the middle after this, that he is minus a strip of hair and scalp extending from his forehead to the back of his neck and that he can congratulate himself upon being fortunate enough to escape with his eyesight.


Get your Easter and birthday cards at Amidon’s Drug Store.


Harry Hatch after a week’s visit here with his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Hatch returned to Fargo, N. D., late last week.


Mr. and Mrs. Albert Mabie, daughter Vesta and baby Donovan went to Minneapolis Sunday for a weeks visit at her brother Romanzo Davis’.


Feed your calves Martin’s Calf Food.  It is cheaper than cows’ milk and just as good. For sale at Amidon’s Drug Store


Pete Gilson of Lac du Flambeau accompanied a gentleman down from there last week on a horse buying trip.  They bought Fred Wright’s driving team for $375.00 and took it home with them on Tuesday.


Miss Lettie Paulson after a several weeks stay her with her sister Mrs. Dan Rausch left for her home at Nasonville last Saturday.


The Mesdames Chas. Neinas, J. P. Dost, and August Schmoll and daughter, Norma drove out to Reinhold Guk’s last Friday and attended the Ladies Aid of Rev. Kemena’s parish there that day.


Ross Paulson accompanied a carload of horses to Belfield, N. D., last Tuesday, which he expects to sell there and for which there is a great demand in that state at present.


If you like good chocolates get them at Amidon’s Drug Store.


Mrs. A. Montgomery left last evening for Sheboygan County on a visit to relatives. She has accepted the position of companion to a Methodist minister’s wife at Fond du Lac and hopes to be able to report for duty there the first of next month.


Grandma J. A. Johnson celebrated her 85th birthday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. A. Marsh last Wednesday, enjoying unusual good health and strength. She spent most of her time that day reading postals of congratulations which poured in upon her in great numbers.


Otto Lautenbach suffered the loss of a finger by having it crushed lifting the "dog" on the back end of his sleigh. We did not learn the particulars of the accident.


Mrs. W. W. Page was taken very ill last Monday through the rupture of a blood vessel in her head.  She is improving at this writing.


Use Krause’s Liquid Extract of Smoke for curing your ham and shoulder. See Amidon’s Drug Store


Roy Hart was 12 years old last Monday and celebrated the occasion with a party at which about 20 of his young friends were present.  He received a nice bunch of presents from both boys and girls. Games and dancing furnished the evening’s entertainment, after which a dainty lunch was served.  Grandpa Hart who was 83 years old on the above day enjoyed the occasion as much as did the rest of the young folks.


If you have received a kindness, remember it.  If you have done a kind act, forget it. We know this is contrary to custom, for every day we hear some one bragging how much he or she has done for a neighbor, and at the same time bewailing the fact that the action was not appreciated.  A short time ago we heard a man bragging that he had done a great deal for a certain woman in town.  On being asked what he had done, he replied that he had let her do his family washing.  If the truth were known, the fact would probably be proven that she did it at a mighty low figure.


Last Friday evening a bunch of Indians numbering in all about 40 and headed by chief "Joe" Davis, drove out and surprised Mr. and Mrs. Geo. A. Ure in the pleasant farm home in the Town of Lynn.  This esteemed couple who enjoyed the reputation of being always ready to see a joke and enjoy one when they do see it, was surprised in every sense of the word.  For Mrs. Ure was caught without being clad in her evening reception gown, and Mr. Ure who minus his standup collar and busy, engaged in planning, how he can run the county without any expense, build two miles of telephone line without making an extra assessment, run the Lynn Insurance Co. to suit everybody, where to spend his dividends from the First National Bank, how he can keep the price of pork where it is now - was forced to lay side his worry for at least a few hours and surrender himself and his earthly belongings to this band of outlaws.  After the house was thoroughly taken possession of, some indulged in playing cards; others found more enjoyment in producing their native dances for which the medicine man Beaver furnished music.  The powwow continued until low twelve when the eatables which the visitors brought with them were consumed.  It was about 1 o’clock when it was realized that there was no more damage to be done and that the Ures were about as scared as they ever will be, and the crowd left for home as quiet as they came.  Mr. and Mrs. Ure and the balance of the household no doubt congratulated themselves that they got out of it alive, and that it might have been worse.  We had a good time, but the tip-over was not a part of the program.




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