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February 2 1894/1994

Great Bend - Hallstead and Great Bend are talking of electric lights. AND We were treated to a regular blizzard on Tuesday preceded by a snowstorm.

Montrose - Thanks to P.M. Bostwick for a mess of fine pickerel. Mr. Bostwick occupied the last day for fishing this season, Wednesday, at Heart Lake, fishing through the ice. He had fine sport, catching twenty-four pickerel; going out on the L&M morning train and returning by the evening train. AND A new floor has been laid in the Court House hall. AND Friday was Candlemas Day, and as the ground hog had no difficulty in seeing his shadow, according to the ancient superstition there will be six weeks more of winter.

Thompson - We haven't had a winter like this since last summer. This is said by some of the old farmers to be a very bad winter for grass. Some think that the hay crop will be very light next season.

Rush - J.M. Kelly went to Rush last Saturday to defend a client of his who was arrested, and brought before C.W. Scherer, J.P., on the charge of issuing a challenge to fight a duel. The defendant was discharged.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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