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aug. 16, 1878

That thrilling confined story, the delinquent tax list, expires this week, as our readers will probably be glad to hear.

Board of Commissioners met Aug. 9 in Marion Centre. Redistricted the commissioner districts as compact in territory and equal in population as possible, as follows: 1st District, comprising the municipal townships of Wilson, Catlin, and Risley. 2nd District, Clear Creek, Grant, Centre, and Fairplay. 3rd District, Doyle, Summit, Peabody, and Branch.

Last Saturday wasn’t a remarkably good day for the Morning Star picnic, and it didn’t picnic.

This office is ornamented with a handsome new double cabinet, the handiwork of that skillful manipulator of the saw and plane, Henry Kable.

F. Penland is eating cornbread from this year’s corn.

Wednesday was a big day for us. Mr. Frazer brought in those mammoth potatoes; Mr. Hamilton donated a muskmelon; Mr. Battey contributed a basket full of tomatoes, and John M. Brumbaugh remembered us with a watermelon. These things, with the usual amount sent in by the neighbors, enabled us to get through the day with tolerable comfort.

Several fine rains since our last issue have ameliorated the severity of the weather and also placed the ground in good condition for plowing.

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