|The Calhoun Chronicle|
February 4, 1902
Good times are the best news we have for the present.
The people are all done husking corn except J.J. Starcher, J.T. Starcher and Walter Smith, and they say they want to get done in time to plant the ground next spring.
J.W. Starcher, a good citizen of this place, is carrying the mail from Arnoldsburg to Grantsville.
The school at the Starkey school house under the direction of Lee Gainer is progressing nicely, the literary is becoming quite interesting, and we are sorry to say the school will close February 1st, 1902.
Mr. James Starcher, was visiting in this part of the country with his talking machine and entertained the people once at the Starkey school house and at the new school house also.
Mr. Bud West and brother were visiting relatives in this vicinity the past week.
W.H. Wood, is erecting a fine barn under the management of his intended son-in-law John Crawford.
Christmas and New Year is over and still some people are getting presents yet.
George Lynch, who has been at Richwood working is in this vicinity at present.
The sick in this locality, as we are glad to say, are mending and the poor also.
Oky Dobbins, was visiting in this neighborhood Sunday.
John Stalnaker and wife, were the guests of Mrs. John Goff last Sunday.
Madison Leach, one of our young men, makes frequent trips to Pine Creek of late. He says he is looking after a cross tie job, but he goes late Saturday evening and returns Monday morning.
Joseph Nailor (Naylor), a hard working old farmer and bachelor of our locality, says he would like to marry some good girl that would make a good mother toward his children. Look out girls, Mr. Nailor will be around hunting him a wife.
Jordan Nitz says he likes to go to school at their place, but he says he could learn more if Ocie, Esther, and Arizona would leave him alone.
G.W. Wood says that courting is a very foolish thing in this estimation.
H.M. Maffett and Track W. Goff, went coon hunting and treed a tree and laid by it all night but didn't swear off.
Naomi Booher is talking of going to Richwood in the Future.
Fling Stockwell is learning the carpenter trade under the direction of Mr. Tom Carpenter. He says he will complete the trade against spring.