100 years ago
november 22, 1917
The handsome new German Baptist church was dedicated last Sunday and a great crowd came from far and near for the occasion. The church was filled with people at every service during the day. The edifice is the handsomest church in town. It is built of deep red tapestry brick, and trimmed in stone. Cost of the building was approximately $12,000.00.
The Stout Motor Co. brought in a long string of new Fords the past week, and they have been going fast.
A meeting was held on Monday night to organize a company of Home Guards here and over fifty men have already joined the organization. T.B. Armstrong was elected Commander; Dr. G.E. Eye, Surgeon; Guy Sacket, Recorder; and Rosse Case, Treasurer. Guns will be furnished by the state—when available—but uniforms, if any, and other equipment must be supplied by local assistance.
R.T. Rolley is installing today a new Butter-Kist popcorn machine in his restaurant—electrically heated and motor driven.
The Morning Star School had a display of work of the pupils at the Farmer’s Institute last week. It was a splendid display and attracted favorable comment on the part of all who saw it. Miss Vesta Sanders is the teacher at Morning Star and deserved congratulations on this evidence of fine work being done by her pupils.