The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Compiled and Edited by Virginia Ross
Stronghurst Graphic, Aug. 25, 1921
LOCAL AND AREA NEWS: The Misses Millie and Ella Ahlers went to Lewiston for a teachers' institute. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. McElhinney and son Glen and their guests, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Lane of New Jersey attended services at the Raritan Reform Church; they were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. A.N. Worthington. Miss Jean Anderson, a former teacher and now employed in Marshalltown, Ia. visited old friends. Mr. James White, formerly of Smithshire and now living at Biloxi, Miss. and Mrs. and Mrs. John Hoffman of Portland, Ore. were guests of Dr. and Mrs. I.F. Harter. The latter is a nephew. Miss Ruth Mains pleasantly entertained members of the 500 Club. Miss Julia Huppert is taking a business course at Elliott Business College in Burlington, Iowa. The NuVon Hotel will serve regular suppers both nights of the M.W.A. picnic. Mr. and Mrs. G. I. Sawyer are rejoicing over the arrival of a young daughter at their home on Aug. 13th.
Chicken thieves are reported to have denuded the hen roost of Mrs. Abbie Gridley of the Smithshire neighborhood to the extent of 300 birds. Rev. Chas. Fisher who has been pastor of the Raritan M. E. Church for the past two years has closed his pastorate and will take up evangelistic work. Twenty-three pupils reported for registration at the Terre Haute High School; Mr. Chris Apt has been re-employed as superintendent of the school. Mrs. W. H. VanArsdale of Raritan neighborhood is at St. Mary's Hospital of Galesburg where she recently underwent a severe surgical operation.
Oil prospecting in this part of the state does not appear to be very successful as the well which was started on the Luther Huston farm near Blandinsville was abandoned at a depth of 625 ft. At the Hudson-Dowell reunion at Crapo Park Grandma Hudson was the oldest at 86 years of age and Grandma Trimmer took second place. Through the special effort of Co. Supt. Beall, five boys from this county will attend the State Fair School for boys, three extra being allowed this county on account of other counties not represented. The lucky boys are Keith Stratton and Ivan Gibb of Biggsville and Herbert Fitz, Joe Edmunds and Arthur Berkshire of Terre Haute. S. E. Corzatt of Raritan is at Rochester, Minn. consulting physicians regarding his stomach trouble. Miss Carol Rankin, formerly of this place and a recent graduate from Monmouth College, will teach French and Latin in the Oquawka High School this year. Miss Ardis Hicks will have charge of the Olena School during the coming year. Miss Mary Brokaw has been employed to teach the Center or Brokaw School near Raritan. Miss Esther Marshall, who was a sophomore in Tarkio College, last year, has decided to give up this year's work and teach the school in her home district southeast of Stronghurst. J. C. Brook received several loads of feeding cattle from Kansas City.
Miss Mabel Henry of Lake Geneva has been the guest of her friend, Miss Esther Marshall. Rev. W. W. Stuart will preach his farewell sermon as pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Oquawka next Sunday evening. Mrs. M. E. Beardsley and two children visit at the home of Mr. Beardsley's sister, Mrs. Geo. Hensilman of Burlington. John E. Grigsby, a prominent and lifelong citizen of Blandinsville community died at his home on Aug. 17th at the age of 73. He conducted a hardware store there for 20 years, retiring from business about 12 years ago. Mrs. Marie Mudd has been employed in the primary department of the Danville, Ill. public school joining 16 other teachers. Fred Brook of Galesburg, a grandson of the late Wm. Brook of this vicinity may lose the sight of one of his eyes as the result of an injury received at the Oquawka bathing beach when he was struck in the eye with a button on a sweater being whirled about by Sheriff Hicks of Warren County, who was in bathing with Brook. Mrs. Emmet Milliken visited her sister, Mrs. Geo. Wilson at the Monmouth Hospital where the latter is receiving treatment for a bad case of erysipelas caused by infection from a boil. John Wilson who went from here to Oklahoma last spring and then to the state of Washington where he spent the summer, has returned to Stronghurst and is a visitor at the home of his brother.
BIGGSVILLE BRIEFS: Mr. and Mrs. Miles Hutchinson left for Eden, Ill. to attend the funeral of a relative. Chester Stotts and family have returned from Wisconsin and he will run a grocery store at Oquawka. Mrs. Roy Kilgore is riding in a new Ford which she purchased last week. At the Lyons and Boyd family reunion at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Stevenson a picnic dinner, music and outdoor games occupied the day. Those present were Mrs. Lyons and daughter Ella; Mrs. Jennie Boyd; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Boyd; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Stevenson and family; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lyons and family; Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Martin and family; Mrs. Chas. Birdsell and daughter Miss Carol and Mrs. Ernest Boyd. The gathering was held as a farewell party for Mrs. Birdsell and daughter who leave in a few days for Gillette, Wyo., where they will join Mr. Birdsell and make their home. Chas. Welch left for Ames, Iowa, where he will attend high school; he will stay at the A. C. Douglas home. Miss Louise Stevenson, who underwent an operation at the Monmouth Hospital, is recovering nicely. Mrs. Clyde Campbell moved her household goods to the farm at Reed for storage; she and the children leave for California where they will live. Around Media, a number of the farmers are trying to hull clover but have been greatly hindered by the frequent rains.
GLADSTONE GLEANINGS: Dr. Stevens operated on the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Leibengood at his office for the removal of his tonsils and adenoids. Roland Galbraith has joined the navy and is stationed at the Great Lakes. Mr. and Mrs. Lou Cook have a fine baby girl born last Friday. Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Erkwall and Mrs. Laura Asbury moved their household goods to Galesburg where they will make their home.