Gardner Gems
1909 Hunter Herald

February 11, 1909

Everybody wears a cap.

Ford says he heard a noise like a thirty-six hour session.

The new coal shed is now open for business and no one need freeze.

Miss Francis Conway left for her home at Beardsley, Minn., Saturday morning.

The small son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Gardner is gradually recovering from a very sick spell.

The Gardner Dramatic Club with Miss Cora Genevine Ramsden as instructor, is making the headway.

The Fargo College Orchestra will give an entertainment in the church Saturday evening. Everybody come, Admission 25 cents.

Miss Florence Huey, who has accepted a position with Dennis Bros., Fargo, as milliner, left Sunday night for the east to get the spring styles.

Dr. Putnam came up again Saturday and gave the boys a few more pointers as to blowing their horns. Everyone wants to see a band in Gardner this summer so don't be a “knocker” but put a shoulder to the wheel and help the good cause along.

Gardner is assured of a bank. On Feb. 2nd an organization was perfected. The necessary $10,000 stock was subscribed and one-half paid in and charter applied for. A suitable brick building will be erected in which a general banking business will be done.

March 4, 1909

Quite a number of the young folks went to Argusville to the dance last Friday night. All reported a good time.

Miss Madie Cook spent Sunday at home returning to Fargo Monday night. Her brother Glenn also spent Sunday in Gardner, returning Sunday night.

Miss Florence Huey returned from the cities Thursday morning where she has been getting the spring styles and will soon take up her work in Dennis Bro's store.

Invitations are out announcing the marriage of Miss Laura M. Brace to Max Smith, which will occur at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brace on Wednesday of next week.

Mr. and Mrs. George Cook and Master Ted are expected home in a few days. While away they visited with their daughter, Mrs. John McDonald of Cheyenne, Wyo. At present they are visiting at Mr. Cook's old home in southern Minn.

There will be a dance in the Gardner Hall Friday night March 5th. The hall has been made larger and a place has been cut away in the north side to accommodate the music, thus putting the hall in excellent shape. Everyone should take in this dance as the proceeds go to the band. Good music and a good time for everyone.

William E. Collins and Miss Anna B. Schultz were married Wednesday March 3rd at 4 p. m. at the home of the bride's mother Mrs. Mary Schultz. Miss Lizzie Collins acted as bridesmaid and Mr. Andrew Schultz as best man. Rev. J. H. Wilson tied the knot. “Bill” as he is known to all the boys is one of Gardner's most promising young men and Miss Anna Schultz is respected by everyone. Both have lived most of their lives in the vicinity of Gardner and here's wishing them a most happy and prosperous future. They will be at home on the C. B. May farm 2 1-2 miles south of Gardner after April 1st.

December 2, 1909

Mr. and Mrs. Gates are spending the winter with their son O. P. Berg.

Dr. Gowenlock was the guest of Dr. Baillie of Hunter on Thanksgiving day.

Edith Colwell and Rebecca Moore came up to spend a few days home last week.

Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Carter and family spent a number of days at Hunter last week.

John McDonald of Wheatland, Wyo., returned Monday for a short visit with relatives.

Mrs. Huey and Miss Florence Huey of Fargo are visiting at the home of O. P. Berg.

Miss Annebell Tufts went to Fargo Thursday to spend the day with her sister Miss Eulalie.

Mr. and Mrs. George Cook entertained a large number of relatives at 6 o'clock dinner Thursday.

Geroge Gowenlock, Ira Gardner and C. B. Pritchard went to Fargo to see the wrestling match last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Berg of Fargo and family were entertained Thanksgiving at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George McDonald.

Mrs. Shephard returned from Princeton, Ill., Monday; she was accompanied by Miss Shephard, who will remain here for some time.

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Colwell was the scene of a family reunion Thursday, at which four generations were represented. A bounteous dinner was served and all enjoyed a general good time.

The chicken-pie supper given by the Ladies' Aid was well attended and a neat sum received. Mr. Talbot was made happy with a large chicken-pie, which he took back to school with him to show what good cooks can do.

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