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100 Years Ago

Life in Viroqua from the Vernon County Censor:


OCT. 2, 1918


Delightful weather.

At the Star soon, “To Hell With the Kaiser.”

Bring your empty cement sacks so that they may be used again, and thus conserve the cotton needed by the government. Nuzum Yard.

Dr. Minshall’s pacing horse won the 2:30 race at Viola fair. The animal is at Waukon, Iowa, fair this week. Dr. Minshall motored over to see him, going by way of LaCrosse.

Knitting worsteds of all kinds have been taken over by the government, but Rogers still has a small supply. Better get what you need now; there will be none to get later...

Some weeks since Captain Butters asked, through the Censor, children of his acquaintance to each send him a stick of gum for the poor children of France... hundreds of little tots enjoy the gifts from America.

Former Chairman of the county board, Mike Brody, was in town on business Monday. His son Lawrence, a Viroqua High school graduate, is now in Italy doing his bit for Uncle Sam. Another son is in an eastern cantonment preparing to go over.

Mr. Jacob Appleman of Webster, was a county seat business caller. His residence, Mr. Appleman declares is somewhat confusing since the government compelled him to receive his mail from LaFarge, making the world two days slow.

Mrs. Dug Harn of Viola, died from what is pronounced Spanish influenza. A daughter of Mrs. Harn visited her husband at Camp Grant, and it is thought that the contagion came home with her. Dr. Stormont of Viola, is reported afflicted with the disease.

A fine restaurant location is waiting for the right party. A sure money-maker. Inquire of Henry Running.


September, 1918