March 18, 1920

Hopper and Dougherty received the contract for the brik work on the mill which is being built by the Marysville Mill and Elevator Company. Hall Bros., did the excavating and the cement work on the foundation and contractor Albert Stutevoss did the frame work. . .Summerfield sent down a big delegation to appear before the board of county commissioners and ask for permission to hold an election in order to vote bonds for the Kansas City and Northwestern Railroad. . .Joe Dougherty suffered a painful accident while employed at the plant of the Blue Valley Packing Company, losing a finger when his right hand was caught between a rope and pulley. . .More than 200 people gathered south of the John Ellenbecker farm to witness a tractor demonstration by Fordson, Wallis and Case tractor dealers. The new Liberty Theatre has been doing a remarkable business since its opening night. A pit orchestra played at each performance under direction of violinist Christian Lyngbe. . .Captain Willis Whitten of the U.S. forces in Germany died of pneumonia at Coblenz, Germany. . .The congregation of St. Gregory’s Church voted to build a new church edifice. . .Herkimer township has a population of 630, according to figures gathered by assessor F.H. Westermann. . .Pierce Murphy entertained nine of his friends in honor of his 16th birthday. Present were Lawrence Beerup, Melvin Kraemer, Herschel Hoffman, Cecil Mohrbacher, Gordon Hohn, Charles Schmidt, Saul Ostrovitz, Byrd Miller and Harvey Green. . .The Marysville Chamber of Commerce approved the city’s new light and water franchise, which called for a $50,000 extension of the sanitary sewer systems. . .