News: York Center (23 Feb 1917)
Surnames: Vande Berg, Rowe, Timerson, Benedict, Davis, Rot, Randall, Diercks, Hales, Lawrence, Crow, Free, Pease, Lammers, Voigt, Luebke, Schneider
----Source: Granton News (Granton, Clark County, Wis.) 02/23/1917
Last Saturday night friends and neighbors, about a hundred strong, marched to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Vande Berg, not with muskets and bayonets, but with rolls, sandwiches and cake, and completely invaded their home as a farewell party. The young folks were given access to rooms upstairs and enjoyed themselves by playing various games while the older ones passed the time in social chat. Some took for theme of their thoughts the cheese factories and the condensary, others digested the possibilities of war with Germany and a few indulged in a game of cards, so the hours went only too rapidly for the merry crowd. At eleven o’clock the "goodies," which always are on hand on such occasions, were passed and then we all shone. After the repast the party broke up and all went home rejoicing, especially Wm. Rowe. Mr. and Mrs. Vande Berg have been living on the Dan Timerson farm the past year, and on March first they expect to move onto a farm north of Marshfield that they have rented for five years from M.W. Lawrence. They will leave a host of friends here who join us in extending best wishes and prosperity in their new home, and will regret their departure.
Forest Rowe sawed wood for Will Benedict and John Davis last Tuesday and Wednesday.
Miss Alice Root attended the wedding of her friend, Miss Ethel Randall, at Neillsville last Wednesday.
The big pupils of District No. 2 went to Arthur Diercks’ home last Friday night and gave him a pleasant surprise. The evening was spent in playing games and eating candy.
Merton Davis and sister Mrs. Loren Hales spent from Tuesday until Friday at Marshfield with their parents.
The "Biggest Business in the World will be the subject of a series of talks that Rev. Crow expects to deliver here. The first one, or introductory, will be given next Sunday afternoon.
Free Bros. have been piling up a good roll away of logs this winter and expect to give Luebke Bros. a job in the spring.
W.J. Davis was called to Milwaukee Saturday by a serious illness of his mother, and Mrs. Davis was called to Sheboygan County on a similar mission.
Mrs. Ida Pease spent last Thursday with Mrs. John Vande Berg. The latter is able to sit up now.
A.J. Lammers has sold his cheese factory to a man by the name of Schneider.
Ed Voigt has been having troubles with a sick horse and John Vande Berg with a sick cow.
F.D. Rowe is on the sick list at this writing, but we haven’t learned the nature of his illness.
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