Sesquicentennial Highlights Excerpts from the Plain Talk 1912 continued By Cleo Erickson Joe Yusten reports that there is a lively demand for tickets on that motorcycle which he will give away June 1. His cigar and tobacco trade is increasing in good shape and the pool and billiard tables are kept going most of the time. In speaking of the accident which befell Miss Edna Morgan a week ago last Sunday evening, this paper had no thought of criticizing the electric light company for not having the lights turned.�? It was a moonlight night, but that particular spot in front of the theatre where Miss Morgan fell is unusually dark. Fire in the Blue Front Store that began at 10:20 last night caused huge losses to Robert Thompson owner; He will be out of business for quite some time. R. C. Davis received a beautifully mounted Elkâ�?�?s head yesterday and it now occupies space in the Helgeson Pharmacy. Roy is very proud of the head, as it came from the large bull elk which he shot while hunting big game in Montana. The mounting was done in Rapid City. The erection of the new water tank is fast nearing completion, and Supt. Sharon figures the end of the job will be finished by the close of the week if good weather prevails. Certain pipe fittings were shipped several days ago but are still being held up somewhere along the line. Just a few more days and work will be resumed on the court house.�? During the winter stone, sand and brick have been hauled to the grounds and once the mason work begins there will be no letup until the structure is completed.�? At any rate, there will be a little delay during the summer for lack of material. Clarence E. Nellis and Ruth A. Gobel, both of this city, were issued a license to wed last Thursday. Mrs. T. Ghizonni and little daughter, who had been visiting at the A. Cartopani home, returned to Sioux City last week. Residents under the hill will appreciate the move that is on foot to give them fire protection on the bottom. It is impossible for the commissioners to do all that they would like to do right at this time, but we are assured that the extension of the mains on the bottom will come someday in the near future. Instead of selling your old iron, brass and junk to the Sioux City sheenies, why not bring it to your local â�?�?sheenieâ�?, R. B. Shields. The new hotel on High street, just a block north of the new court house block, is now open to the public. Mrs. J. J. Donahue has fitted up the rooms in good style and is now able to accommodate a large number of regular boarders and roomers besides looking after the welfare of the transient trade. The Democrats of Clay County will hold a conference at the court house on Saturday, Mar. 30. All Democrats are invited to join in the deliberations of the meeting.�? At present it would seem that the Democrats will have a good chance to carry every county office in the November election. Several homes in Fairview Township have been quarantined on account of scarlet fever. The Fairview school was closed last week. The disease is in a mild form and none of the children have been very sick, but the school didnâ�?�?t want to take any chances.�? Thus far only 2 cases have developed in Vermillion to our knowledge. Miss Myrtle Sheppard, who has been visiting several weeks at the home of Mr. & Mrs. A. E. Lee, when to Harlan, Iowa the 1st of the week to visit a sister. Pharmacist R. C. Davis is now the owner of one of Vermillionâ�?�?s fine residences on Willow Street. The new home will be completed by June 1. Another week has gone by, and still no Republican candidate for State Senate. The Vermillion organization of the Boy Scouts of America met for the first time in the assembly room of the high school last Tuesday evening. Things are moving briskly among the boys and already seven patrols of seven boys each has been organized and assigned scout masters. The scout masters desire the hearty cooperation of parents and teachers. Nearly 1500 people were drowned last Monday when the big ship, Titanic, went down in a thousand feet of water.�? The craft carried about 2500 people, and all of the women are reported to have been saved. It was the worst disaster of the sea ever occurring. The city commissioners have served notice on F. W. Voigt to remove the stairway to the east of his market from the alley.�? It was moved to this location recently to permit the erection of a small popcorn stand between the meat market and the Orpheum theatre. Some good work is being done in the business district of Vermilion in the way of general cleanup. The services of Frank Armstrong and his team have been secured to haul the rubbish, ashes, etc., to the dump. At the close of the business day of April 18, 1912, the Vermillion National Bank has resources of nearly a half million dollars, including deposits of $350,000. It is good evidence of the prosperity of the Vermillion institution. Voigt & Hugener have their refrigerating plant now installed and anyone wishing to see it is welcome to see the best way of cooling meats.�? It is perfectly sanitary in every way and does away with the bad odor and dampness which we find when river ice is used.
Ardell K. Hatch, 93, of Vermillion, passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at the Sanford Vermillion Hospital. Ardell was born … Read Article