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      Latimer, June 10--Mr. and Mrs. Jens Dybdahl have moved back to Latimer, from Chicago. There being no houses for rent in Latimer, they will be compelled to live in a tent and hope to secure a house later. This is the second family now unable to get living apartments.  Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Yenney, our depot agent, is living in a box car for the reason of being unable to find a house.
     The people of Latimer and vicinity are looking forward with pleasant anticipation to the coming chautauqua, which is to be held here June 23 to 28, inclusive. This chautauque is the best attraction that has ever been brought to Latimer.

   Source ~ Times-Republican, Marshalltown, Iowa; June 10, 1915      

     Storm Does Damage - Latimer, September 23--The electric storm which we had in this neighborhood early yesterday morning, lasting from 1 to 7 o'clock, was the worst we have had for years. A heavy rain fell and the farmers can now proceed with their fall plowing, very little having been done. Lightening struck several grain stacks, two barns and a house, in each case renters or farmers of rather poor circumstances. The Dutch Lutheran church, three and one-half miles south of Latimer, was also struck and burned down; no insurance, loss $2,000.

    Source ~ Evening Times-Republican, Marshalltown, Iowa; September 23, 1899