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sept. 16, 1948

Last week, without any fanfare, this newspaper began its 79th year of publication, permitting it to stand up with the other old timers and be counted at Old Settlers Day.

Sanitary service is beginning to be established; however, there have been some abuses. It was not intended that residents and businesses cease burning burnable trash. Failure to burn this material causes a slowing up of the service. Another abuse is that trash is not being placed in suitable containers. Pasteboard boxes are not suitable unless kept in a dry place. Please use metal containers.

Billy Herbert and Judy Coons entertained friends last Friday with a line party to the show and a slumber party at the Herbert home. Guests were Vicki Black, Carol Krispense, Nancy Keazer, Connie Sue Long, Jeanette Russell, Carmen Siebert, and LeNore Wheeler.

Two local baseball teams will take the field Sunday night for a donkey ball game. The question is whether the players can handle a long-eared braying burro, a ball, and a bat at the same time.

Wm. N. Grimes, 82, who is here for Old Settlers Day, took the “old M&M branch to Lehigh” Monday, then walked down the track to the McPherson County line (about five miles), looking for the grave where early Indian victim Nelson Miller is buried. He’s some walker because he arrived in Florence Sunday and decided not to wait for the Doodlebug but walked to Marion.

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