Tag Archive: Chattanooga

Nov 28

This & That from The Willshire Herald

One of my favorite pastimes is looking through old issues of The Willshire Herald on microfilm at the Van Wert County Library. Below are some interesting articles that I recently found. Sustains Injured Hand John Scaer, farmer residing on route 2, Willshire, had the misfortune of cutting four fingers and the thumb off the left …

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Sep 05

This & That

Everyone seems to agree that this summer has gone by too quickly. And I agree with those who also say that time goes faster as you get older. Why is that? At any rate, it has been a fun and busy summer. In addition to the reunions, birthday parties, and our Holmes County trip, I …

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Aug 29

Day Books and Hucksters

The last couple weeks I have been writing about some old ledger books from Chattanooga’s general stores, from 1913-1923. The oldest ledger was from Merkle & Egger’s store and the other two ledgers were from Vining & Dull’s store. The books had been stored in the attic of the Glenn Miller home in Chatt for …

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Apr 25

Chatt-Area Farm Bureau Council

I grew up in a rural area and I still live in farm country. To this day farming continues to be the main business in this region. As a result, years ago organizations and events were created to keep the farmers informed of the latest farming trends and news and to give farmers the opportunity …

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Apr 04

The Farmers’ Institute

Years ago there was an event many people in our rural community looked forward to during the dreary winter months. It provided something for everyone, young and old, rural and village dweller. It was the annual Farmers’ Institute. I had never heard about this locally-held event until recently, but some of you might remember attending …

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