The fishing season has been very good so far, and large numbers of game fish have been caught. Fishermen and sportsmen are here from all parts of the country, also numerous camping and picnic parties.
Quite a number of our citizens “took in” the circus at Ottawa Monday.
Wm. Dunavan started out on the road again Monday to take orders for horse collars, fly nets, &c., for the firm of which he is the senior member.
The tile works have been rented by Green Bros. to Messrs. Channel & Ladd, who are running them with a full force and are having a good trade. They are also running a general merchandise store – the only one in the village.
Miss Springer, of Streator, is visiting at T. S. Bunker’s, our new agent.
The Sunday school appointed a committee last Sunday to select new singing books for the school.
The paper mill is being overhauled and will soon be ready to start up again.
The flour mill is now in good running order and is ready to do all kinds of custom work for the farmers. The mill contains the best of wheat cleaning and milling machinery, and is run by an old and practical miller. As this is the only first class custom mill in the country, farmers will no doubt patronize it from a wide scope of territory.1
- The Ottawa Republican, May 14, 1886, p. 4, col. 6