(also called Mutual District)


April 18, 1895

Osceola Sentinel

Ottawa news

Ottawa school began, April 1st, Miss Burton as teacher and Mr. Root director...Dan Abrams has had quite a streak of fortune; a pension of $650 back pay and $12 per month future pay...Mrs. John Black, who has been seriously ill, is slowly recovering...Mr. Crow, of Kansas was visiting Mike Lyons and friends in this vicinity...Alfred Diehl and Jay Carson moved on the Bob Critchfield farm last week.llRev. Church has moved his family in the Messman property near the church...



Osceola Sentinel, March 3, 1904

C.T. Ayers is on the sick list...Herman Farley has moved on his farm near Liberty...Clarence Bevans has purchased a horse and a new buggy. ..The mumps have disappeared in this neighborhood and the measles are taking its course...Miss Clara Bevans closed a three months term of school at the Robins school house last Friday...Earl Stansbury makes frequent calls in this vicinity...James Ohair from near Weldon is visiting relatives here...Geo. Bailey from near Liberty is doing skillful work with his gasoline engine in this neighborhood sawing the good summer's wood...John Blake is hauling brick for the foundation of a new house on his farm...Albert Miler is reported on the sick list...Pete Oneal has been hauling lumber for a new hosue on his father's farm...The telephone lines are ringing in central again. Farmers will probably keep the hello girls busy to make up for lost time.


March 17, 1904

The Ladies Aid Society met at Mrs. Orson Swan's last Wednesday and tacked ten pounds of carpet rags...Wm. Cline, A. G. Bevans and Hugh Watson went to Murray one day last week on a business trip...J. H. Hertz and T. B. Oneal shipped a car load of hogs to Chicago last Thursday...Miss Fannie Miler visited with Mrs. D. M. Gibson last Sunday...Mrs. Ed Stickler who has been quite low with pneumonia is reported better...Mrs. T. B. Oneal visited with her daughtre Mrs. Chas. Watson last week.


March 24, 1904

People are talking of sowing oats now soon...Mrs. D. R. Raymond visited with friends in Osceola last week...Billie Canney has sold one of his driving horses...Clarence Bevans who has been sick with the measels is getting better...Quite a number of the neighbors of W. K. Blakely planned a pleasant surprise for him last Tuesday evening, it being his seventy-first birthday...There will be preaching services at the St. George school house one week from next Sunday in the afternoon...Miss Ida Swick visted with Miss Sophia Oneal last Sunday...Chas. Bevans is able to be out doors after a spell of sickness.


April 14, 1904

C. T. Ayers has his barn enclosed. Oat sowing has been delayed on account of the wet weather...Miss Clara Bevans is away teaching school near Weldon...Will Canney has purchased a fine pair of bay horses...Preaching services at East Chapel Sunday...School began at No. 3 Jackson township last Monday, Miss Talbott teacher...Mr. Clyde Bevans went to Weldon Sunday to visit relatives...Mr Burt Swain will be down enroute to Canada with Mr. Emary...Chas. Swick lost a horse last week.


May 19, 1904

The ladies of this vicinity papered the church and it looks quite sdifferent...Daughters of Ceres met at Mrs. Tom Oneal's last Thursday...Will Canney...


Thursday, November 19, 1908



W. L. Garris has his new barn completed on his farm two miles northwest of town.  The Barn is one of the best in the county.   Geo Heston is building a new barn, three miles east of town.   Next Sunday is preaching day at the M E church.   Mrs. Clarence Moore, Belle Fowler and Rose Anderson were Chariton visitors the fore part of the week.   Mrs. John Cochran was a County Seat visitor Monday.  John Terbune shipper for Southern Iowa was in Chicago with several car loads of stock Monday. Mrs. Osenbaugh started to Oklahoma Tuesday to live with her son. Charlie Fishbach our blacksmith is off on a vacation this week.  The first vacation he has had for ten years.  Ed Lowery and wife were in Osceola Saturday.   Will Voris was a passenger to Osceola Wednesday.   There will be a Christmas tree at the M E church.  




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