A number of students returned home to spend the holidays. C. M. and J. M. Nelson left for the Pacific Coast where they are going to spend the winter months. The Erie High School Basketball Team defeated the fast Page High school in one of the fastest games ever witnessed on the Page floor. The game started with a rush and before Erie could get started the Page center caged a pretty basket from the middle of the floor. The Erie boys quickly caged two baskets and a foul. The first half ended with the score 5 to 6 in favor of Page. In the second half the Erie guards hit their old stride and did not allow their men a single basket. The game ended with the ball in Erie's territory, and the Erie boys went home with the long end of the score of 9 to 6. Roy Cameron was a business caller in the twin cities the early part of last week. Henry Hill spent a few days in Fargo last week attending to business matters. Mrs. B. J. Fredericks left for Long Beach, California where she will join her mother and sister and spend the winter months. Wm. Rieke has been laid up with an abscess in his leg but from reports he is improving rapidly. Dr. James of Page was a professional caller in Erie the early part of last week. The students of the Erie School are enjoying a two weeks vacation. Miss McGrath, who has charge of the Intermediate grades here in the Erie Schools left for her home at Mahnomen, Minn. to spend her vacation. A large crowd of people attended the Xmas Exercises held in the Masonic hall last Friday evening. Wm. R. Titus, Superintendent of the Erie Public Schools, left for his home in Buffalo where he will spend his Xmas vacation.
The Christian Endeavor of the Presbyterian church held a colonial supper and social in the basement of the church Tuesday evening. The young people received $32 on suppers despite the bad weather and everyone had a good time. Arthur Schroeder who has been suffering from tonsillitis is back in school. The Young Peoples class met last Friday night in the basement of the Presbyterian church. They were entertained by Miss Ferne Thompson. This week they meet at the home of Wesley and Haven Bolmeier. Dugal Johnson is back after spending a couple of weeks visiting friends at Absaraka. The children of John Morrow who have been confined with pneumonia are recovering. Owing to an accident to the engine of the light plant, Erie is in darkness this week. Announcements of the wedding of Miss Lottie Delamater to Mr. John Pavlik of Buffalo at the home of the bride last Friday are out. The young folks will be at home in Buffalo after March 15th where the bridegroom publishes the paper. On Tuesday of this week the school met and had exercises consistent with the day after which the pupils were dismissed. On Tuesday afternoon a few of the local Masons braved the weather and attended the district meeting at Page. A very successful time was reported.
Hazel Schroeder is on the sick list. Harry Sloan spent a couple of days of last week in Fargo. Stella Book is back to work at Lande Bros. after several days absence on account of illness. Among Fargo visitors this week were H. L. Delamater, Will Schroeder and Mrs. Marshall Sloan. Our postmistress has been absent from duty since last Friday due to a severe attack of grippe. Marshall Sloan who has been ill has resumed his duties as janitor at the school. Roy Allen is moving into town and will live in the rooms over the B. J. Frederick hardware store.
Dr. Oakes of Hunter visited the Erie lodge Monday night. A number of the ladies were entertained last Thursday afternoon by Mesdames P. Nelson and A. Mosher at the home of the latter. All report a pleasant afternoon. Mildred Beith who has been ill for several weeks is back in school. On March 11th the Public School gave a program and basket social. The proceeds of the social were about $80 and were applied on the debt of the High School Lyceum course. Mrs. Porter, county superintendent of schools, was present and spoke on qualifications and salaries of teachers, advocating a high standard. Frank Ries is disabled with a lame back. On Saturday, the small son of Hugo Franke had the misfortune to break his leg between the knee and hip. Mr. Homer Delamater and family expect to move to Fargo this week. Jake Christianson will live on the Delamater farm. The Misses Sarah Beacon and Kathryn Critchfield of Hunter are visiting relatives and friends in Erie the latter part of this week.
The Misses Lucile and Christine Colvin were home for Easter. They were accompanied by Miss Margaret Fairweather.
The M. E. Ladies Aid gave their annual supper and sale in the hall on Thursday, March 24th. It was well attended considering the bad roads.
The McLeod family has moved onto the old McLeod farm which Horace will farm this year.
Representative Wm. Whitman of Grand Forks was in town this week.
The school being dismissed on Good Friday the Misses Jean Morrow and Margaret McGrath spent the day in Fargo.
Miss Emma Bolmeier has just recovered from an attack of quinsy.
Miss Lois Beith spent the weekend in Page as the guest of Miss Ruth Book.
The grammar grades are taking the final examinations this week.
Mr. Alfred Meeg and Miss Beryl Schroeder are home from the University for a week's vacation.
Miles Nelson is spending his Easter vacation at home. He attends the Fargo College.
Miss Verda Hill spent a few days in town with friends.
Mr. Reuben Bolmeier has just returned from a buying trip to Minneapolis.
Miss Ellen McLean was home from Jamestown College for Easter.
The High School has organized for baseball this spring. Wm. Morrow is captain.
Miss Sarah Beacom who spent her Easter vacation with relatives and friends in and near Erie returned to her home in Hunter Thursday afternoon.
Leslie Schroeder spent a few hours in Hunter Tuesday evening.
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