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1872
A. BARRETT, Carpenter, has moved, with his family, to Kankakee, Ill. [The Tuscola Journal, Saturday, November 9, 1872]

1878
Mr. Jiles STANLEY, of Chicago, is visiting friends in this city. [The Saturday Journal, June 29, 1878]

W. H. LEWIS, of Mattoon, brother of General Ticket Agent LEWIS of the I. D. & S. Railway,visited his brother in this city, Wednesday. [The Saturday Journal, June 29, 1878]

Thomas E. BUNDY, R. B. MACPHERSON, P. M. MOORE, J. W. KING and P. H. MONAHAN, attended the Republican State Convention at Springfield, Wednesday. [The Saturday Journal, June 29, 1878]

Mrs. Laura BRENTON, returned home from Indiana on last Wednesday. [The Saturday Journal, Oct. 12, 1878]

Lou BRANNAN left Tuesday for Danville, where he expects to start a paint shop. Hope he may prosper. [The Saturday Journal, Oct. 12, 1878]

Thomas E. BUNDY took in the BLAINE speech in Chicago, Monday night. He says the speech was the biggest effort he ever heard. [The Saturday Journal, Oct. 12, 1878]

James BARTH has removed to Terre Haute, Ind., where he will engage in his old vocation as a tobacconist. We trust that he may find a good location. [The Saturday Journal, Oct. 12, 1878]

Bert ELKIN and family went to Chicago, Tuesday, to visit friends and see the sights. [The Saturday Journal, October 26, 1878]

Zimri MARIS, brother of John M. MARIS of this city, was elected Sheriff of Parke County, Indiana, at the late election. [The Saturday Journal, October 26, 1878]

J. KORNBLUM, the popular merchant, returned from Chicago, Wednesday night, where he purchased an enormous stock of new goods. [The Saturday Journal, October 26, 1878]

GOWIN threatens to wallop us if we mention the fact that he was indicted for stealing butter from GRISWOLD's store. Of course fear of getting whipped prevents us from telling that GOWIN,TAGGART's particular pet, did steal the butter and was indicted therefore. [The Saturday Journal, October 26, 1878]

A colored woman was divorced last Wednesday afternoon, and married to another chap the same evening, in this city. [The Saturday Journal, October 26, 1878]

A large steer on his way to slaughter, ran into the Central House Thursday afternoon, and slobbered over things a short time ere he was dislodged. [The Saturday Journal, October 26, 1878]

Deacon GRAY's family and Tommy GRUELLE's family, arrived from Minnesota Thursday. Welcome back to Arcola! [The Saturday Journal, November 16, 1878]

Hon. J. G. CANNON was in the city on Tuesday, looking much happier than the chap who bragged he was "going to spike that Cannon" [The Saturday Journal, November 16, 1878]

L. J. WYETH has removed to Tuscola, leaving his son to manage the farm. He lives in the house formerly owned by W. H. LAMB, in the southeastern part of the city. The Journal extends a hearty welcome. [The Saturday Journal, November 16, 1878]

Mr. ABBOTT, editor of the Lebanon (Ind.) Patriot, an excellent Republican paper, called on us, Friday morning, in company with a friend, Mr. WILLIAMS [The Saturday Journal, November 16, 1878]



1887

Mr. Frank E. Wright, of Arcola, called to see us Tuesday. (The Charleston Plaindealer... Thursday, April 21, 1887)

Kimball Glassco, of Tuscola, visited relatives in this city during the past week. (The Charleston Plaindealer.... Thursday, June 23, 1887)

W.A. Luce, an old time Arcola boy, son of the Herald's staunch friends, Wm. Luce, has been elected County Sup't of Schools, of Wells County, Ind., where he has been teaching for many years. It is a well deserved honor. (The Charleston Plaindealer....Thursday, June 23, 1887)

Ephraim Walker, an attorney of Arcola, was in our city Friday attending the races. (The Charleston Plaindealer.... Thursday, July 28, 1887)



1888

G.S. Tarbox, a prominent merchant of Arcola, was in the city Monday, attending court. (The Charleston Plaindealer.... Saturday, April 14, 1888)

Wm. Highland, from near Arcola, has purchased the farm belonging to M.M. Brown (in Hindsboro, Coles county) (The Charleston Plaindealer.... Saturday, April 14, 1888)

John Beggs, of Charlestown, Ind., and James Beggs, of Arcola, visited their sister (in Hindsboro, Coles county), Mrs. James Hardin, Sunday. (The Charleston Plaindealer.... Saturday, April 14, 1888)

Mr. and Mrs. McCowan, of Newman, are visiting friends in this locality (Ashmore, Coles Co). (The Charleston Plaindealer.... Saturday, April 14, 1888)

Miss Burt, an accomplished music teacher who has been making her home here (Paris, Edgar County) for some time, has gone to Arcola, where she will teach a class in music. We wish her success wherever she goes. (The Charleston Plaindealer.... Saturday, April 14, 1888)



1890

Miss Effie Breeden visited in Arcola last week. (North Hickory news from The Charleston Plaindealer.... Friday, April 11, 1890)

James Shields took the examination at Tuscola last week. (North Hickory news from The Charleston Plaindealer.... Friday, April 11, 1890)

Miss Dessie Wheatly visited her brother Larlos and family, near Camargo, last week. (North Hickory news from The Charleston Plaindealer.... Friday, April 11, 1890)

Wm. McNichols made a business trip to Tuscola Monday. (Oakland news from The Charleston Plaindealer.... Friday, April 11, 1890)

C.E. Uhler was in Tuscola Saturday. [Oakland news from The Charleston Plaindealer ... Friday, April 11, 1890]



Tuscola, Ill., Nov. 13, 1891
--- Ex-Mayor Woody and son Ned are at home on a vacation.
A.B. Wallace has returned to Greenfield, Mass., after a visit of two months in this place and Chicago.
Fred Ashler and family have removed to Chicago to reside.
Fletcher Helm, of Indianapolis, spent Sunday with his family here.
Mr. Charles R. Hammitt and Miss Ida M. Irwin were united in marriage at the country home of the bride, Tuesday evening.  Large numbers of friends were present.
Tracklaying on the Shelbyvillle extension of the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad is now about completed.
Elder Ashley closed a protracted meeting at the Christian Church Monday evening, with a temperance lecture.  There were twenty-two additions under his preaching.
The artesian well is doing down slowly.  A depth of 200 feet has been reached.
James Mallon has returned from school at Valparaiso.
T.A. Mellvaine makes an offer of $1,000 toward starting the gravel road project in this section.  A strong effort will be made next spring to awaken the people to the importance of gravel roads.  With good highways this section of Illinois would blossom like a rose.
Broom corn in this, the greatest market in the world, is mounting upward in price and now sells far from $120 to $140 per ton.
[Source: The Daily Inter Ocean, (Chicago, IL) Sunday, November 15, 1891; pg. 19 - tr. by N. Kramer]

Arcola, Ill., Nov. 13

Mr. and Mrs. Seth Collins, accompanied by Miss Nina Anchey, removed to Decatur Wednesday, and will make that city their future home.
Mrs. E.A. Norton has returned from her visit to Chicago.
J.H. Bassett and W.E. McMillen visited Chicago this week.
The Rev. and Mrs. Mitchell have been visiting in Horace, Ill., this week.
James McCann, Samuel Blackwell, Jr., and Dwight Orcutt have gone to Valparaiso to attend college.
The Germans have organized a dance club here and gave their first hop Thursday night.
A great many will take in the excursion Nov. 20, to Chicago, to attend the Fat Stock Show.
Judge Bruden went to Tuscola Friday on business in connection with the office of State's Attorney.
Mr. and Mrs. Fishen, of Waveland, Ind., are visiting Mrs. B.H. Logan.
Mr. and Mrs. H.N. Dixon spent Sunday with friends in Mattoon.
Ford Moore went all the way to Chicago to hear Ingersoll.
[Source: The Daily Inter Ocean, (Chicago, IL) Sunday, November 15, 1891; pg. 19 - tr. by Nina Kramer]

Miss Weaver, of Danville, has been spending several days with her brother, Mr. Leslie Weaver, a student in the university. [Source: The Daily Inter Ocean, (Chicago, IL) November 15, 1891; pg. 19  - tr. by N. Kramer]



1894

P. H. MONAHAN bought about 50 tons of broom corn last Saturday [The Arcola Record, not sure of date, but possibly Feb 17, 1894]

Mike T. QUIRK is going to Shelbyville to clerk for Messrs. HAYDEN & Son. He will start next Tuesday. [The Arcola Record, not sure of date, but possibly Feb 17, 1894]

The fine black horse formerly owned by Mr. W. H. SPENCER of this city now belongs to a citizen of Indianapolis. Mr. SPENCER learned the other day that the present owner refused $800 for the animal. [The Arcola Record, not sure of date, but possibly Feb 17, 1894]



IN WEST VIRGINIA HILLS.
James Kincaid can sing of His Old Home.
Friday, October 18, 1901
James Kincaid recently returned from a visit to his old home at Fairmount, West Va., and reports having a very pleasant time at the place of his birth and childhood days, roaming over the grand old majestic hills that thrilled his heart with rapture in those by gone days. Many changes have wrought since then and the town of Fairmount which was a mere hamlet has grown to a city of large proportions that has within its borders mining interests alone that aggregate millions of dollars. Following is a song by an unknown author that certainly could be sung by Mr. Kincaid with great pleasure: [Song omitted].
(Friday, October 18, 1901, Newman Weekly Independent - submitted by Source #44)


1903

Preparing for a Fancy Fair - Mrs. Belle Chandler president of the Ladies Aid society of the Baptist church gave an afternoon tea to the ladies of that society at her home Thursday afternoon. The members are all earnest workers which has been quite a benefit to the church. They are now preparing for a fancy fair which will be held some time during the year. [Arthur Graphic, Friday, January 23, 1903]


1904
Stag Turkey Supper - A stag turkey supper was served to a crowd of young fellows at F.F. Flemings's restaurant Tuesday night. The "feed" was prepared by V.B. Sapp the baker and was a swell layout and the boys certainly manifested their appreciation and had a jolly good time on the side. Those who had a hand in disposing of the good things were: Frank Fleming, Jim Weaver, Charley Landes, Allen Campbell, Joe Weaver, Lawrence Chandler, Cleve Warren, Jim Carter, Charley Kruse and Jack Haney. [Arthur Graphic, Friday, December 16, 1904]

Pat Sears has sold his gasoline lighting plant to Cal Munson of Arcola and J. W. Barrum has disposed of his to a Champaign county party. Both will put in city gas. [Arthur Graphic, Friday, December 16, 1904]



1972

Zion News
The Atwood Herald, January 6, 1972, page 6 - Transcribed by Mary Jean Palma


Atwood Cadet receives award

Cadet Randall Smith, a student in the Rossevelt Military Academy, Aledo, was cited for excellence by Colonel Glen G. Millikan, Superintendent. Special ceremonies honoring award winners were held recently at the Academy.
Cadet Smith is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Loren N. Smith of Atwood.
Cadet Smith was presented an award for excellence in Academics, Military Conduct, Concert Band, New Cadet Academics. He is a Freshman this year and has attended Roosevelt for one year.
Roosevelt Military Academy, located in Northwestern Illinois, has an enrollment of 170 cadets and meets or exceeds all standards of state, regional and national accreditating agencies. Established in 1924, Roosevelt Military Academy is one of the outstanding boys prep schools in the Midwest. Source: Village Publications, Atwood, IL, Jan. 6, 1972 - LR - Sub. by a FoFG]

40 years ago
-- Mrs. Margaret Fisher received a small crate of avocados from her daughter, Mrs. A. A. Heinlein, who lived in Carlsbad, Calif. [Source: Village Publications, Atwood, Illinois, Jan. 6, 1972 - LR - Sub. by a FoFG]



GARRETT NEWS

[January 6, 1972, VILLAGE PUBLICATIONS, Atwood, IL, Pg 10-13. Transcribed by Dania Ward]

Local Listenings

[January 6, 1972, VILLAGE PUBLICATIONS, Atwood, IL, Pg 10-13. Transcribed by Dania Ward]


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