LaRose, Marshall County Illinois News From the Past

October 2, 1880
Taken From the Henry Republican


LaRose is surely a city of churches, there being three here and all of them occupied each Sabbath. The M. E. church by the Rev. Blair, the Presbyterian by the Rev. Pumpfry and the German Lutheran by the Rev. Sipple.

There seems to be a boom in land. J. Q. Fetter has sold his farm to Charles Spangler. Elmer Ward of Bennington has sold his farm to Henry Duchesne and his brother-in-law, Matthew Van Patten. Ward bought out Kelly, one miles west of Rutland, and will move in the spring.

Corn husking is progressing finely, but help is very scarce and many hands are wanted.

Fred Somerfield's family are all down with the diphtheria.

March  3, 1881
Taken From the Henry Republican

La Rose

The storm king is let loose; rain and snow is all the rage.  This seems to be the worst for stoms for any winter that I can remember.  If the summer is noted for its stoarms as much as the winter, it will be long remembered.

The good roads of the past week have been well patronized.  Our streets have been full of teams, and movers seem to have taken advantage of them and have skipt.

Lots of oats coming in, prices good is the cause of rush.

Mrs. Rains is recovering slowly of her injuries, which were quite serious.

John Schoef's arm is very bad, but the doctor has hopes of saving it yet.

Jesse Drake has a very sick child.

Geo. Carson is on the mend.

Plenty of water for stock now.

Lewis Linebarger has got home from Iowa, where he has been buying ear corn for the last two or three months.

Stephen & Witmer have got the lumber on the ground for a new hardware store.  Their engine and boiler for grinding and polishing is complete; they are going to grind feed for stock too.


22 March 1900
Marshall County Democrat
,  - Courtesy Barb Darling

La Rose - Fred Morrow had quite a runaway Sunday after Noon which resulted in nothing worse than a wrecked buggy. He started on the south road out of town started to run. The bridle broke and finding himself unable to control the team now running at full speed, he jumed out, leaving them to finish the race on their own. They were caught at Sam Jones place a mile and a half south of town. The buggy was left by the roadside badly demolished.

16 Jan 1902
Marshall County Democrat
, - Courtesy Barb Darling

La Rose - F.N. Rood and wife, Chas Kock and wife, and Mrs. Bent Foster were in Belle Plain Tues. attending the funeral of Mrs. Alfred Combes.

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