100 years ago
May 28, 1909
Mr. and Mrs. John Romick are parents of a new girl, the fourth daughter. the annual commencement of the Traer high school comes next Friday nightClass of twenty-five to graduate. The class of 1090 is the largest with one exception ever graduated from Traer high school. An admission fee of fifteen cents to all parts of the house will be charged.
The board of education are unable to make a satisfactory deal with Mrs. Gordon for her residence property near the school house. She asks $2,500 for it and the boards does not consider it worth over $1,500 although they offered that for the land itself. They have begun condemnation proceedings.
Clutier: Albert Maiden has disposed of his barber business to a Mr. Barker and another gentleman, both of Victor, Iowa. They take possession June 1st.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Young Jr. have a new daughter. No. 3. Mrs. Edward Dodd is at rest. The end came Tuesday last after a long illness. She was one of our pionees mothers and was widely known as a most admirable lady. The town of Traer is threatened with another damage suit. Saturday night Irv Robb left a wagon loaded with brick standing in the middle of Second Street near Mrs. A. Kleespie's. His excuse is that a tire came off. About 11p.m. Henry Niemier started for the Sprole farm with one of the Sanborn Livery teams carrying eight of the men employeed in tiling for Mr. Sprole, The buggy collided with the load of brick and the team ran away. Two of the men were thrown to the ground. One was considerably injured and the rumor is that he as employed an attorney to bring suit against the city.