As we have been playing truant for a few weeks past, we will endeavor to put in an appearance this week.
We received the sad intelligence of the death of MRS. LAURA URBACK which occurred at her home in Nebraska last Friday week. MRS. URBACK was a niece of MRS. BLADES and being an orphan, made her home with that lady since her childhood, until her marriage with MR. URBACK. Her maiden name was WILLIAMS. She leaves a host of friends in this vicinity who deeply mourn her death.
The farmers in our vicinity are all laying their corn by in order to celebrate right. Corn looks fine and is in good shape.
MRS. LAURA GRIMM has returned from Missouri Valley and is staying with her sister, MRS. RAMSEY.
B.L. GOIN attends lodge quite often since "school doesn't keep."
MRS. CORA FRY and little daughter VERA, visited with MRS. WARRIER, Sunday afternoon.
LON ADAMS, JOSEPH HAMPTON, WM. IRVING and GEORGE PELSOR went fishing last week. They had good success and GEORGE is said to have caught a fish that weighed eight pounds.
CLYDE and BESSIE BLADES attended church in Van Wert last Sunday.
ALLEN RAMSEY and wife were Van Wert callers Thursday.
JOHN HALL, wife and daughters had business in Van Wert Thursday.
Copied by Cordelia Suzann "With permission from the Leon Journal Reporter" January 3, 2003