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Riley County Ramblings – 100 Years Ago 

From the Manhattan Republic
January 24, 1907:


A New Club

    A new club has been formed in Manhattan, but embracing the county, which is called “The County Clan” and has for its primary purpose, the care of the Rest Room in the new court house.  The membership is limited to 25.

    Mrs. Wetzig, Mrs. Story and Mrs. R.B. Spilman were prime movers in organizing this club and the organization was perfected last week at the home of Mrs. R.B. Spilman.  The following officers were elected:

     Mrs. Stella Swingle, President, Miss Nellie Mitchell, Recording secretary Miss Robbins, corresponding secretary and Miss Floy Caldwell, treasurer.


Mutual Telephone Company

    The farmers living in the Eureka Valley have organized a mutual telephone system that practically reaches everything in the bottom on this side of Ogden.  There will be five lines of about twelve on each line, all running to Ogden for a Central.  At a meeting last week the following officers were elected for the Eureka Valley Mutual Telephone Co., Jas. Woods, Pres.; Ed Thierer, Vice Pre. And J.T. Kent, Secretary.


Postoffice Robbed

The Postoffice at Leonardville Entered by Thieves Last Night.

    Word came from Keith Cox this morning says that the postoffice at Leonardville was entered last night and about $100.00 taken.  The safe was dynamited, the outer door being blown off after which access was easy.  As far as is known the stamps and papers were not molested but about $100 in money was taken.  People felt the shock of the explosion this morning at about two o’clock.  As yet there is no clew as to who is guilty.