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The schools open again uext Vlonday. The re were scveral New Year ve. part'es in town. VVheat arrivals have been very ight this week at 96 ets. Timothy Fallen, of Detroit, spent Christmas with friends here. An addition is being built to the :orage room of the creamery. Mary Knauf, of Colurnbus, Ohio, sent Christmas with relatives near ïere. W. J. Dancer and wife, of Stock)ridge, spent Christmas with relaves here. There was an old fashioned watch meeting at the M . E. church Monay evening. Mrs. W. E. Depevv, of Alpena, ïas been spending the holidays here with relatives. The taxes of this township were ollec'ed as fully the first of January s they have been for many years. The rain and remarkably warm weather for a day or two on and afer Christmas nearly stopped business here. Mrs. Hamilton living on the Freer arm southeast of here has had the carlet fevcr but is reported to be recovering. The dance at the town hall Tuesday evening of last week was not argely attended but a good time is reported by those there. Christmas passed very quietly ïere there being nothing doing except private family gatherings o! which there weie many. W he&t got below a dollar here af er Christmas which stopped its com ng. There were free deliveries ïere up to Christmas at a dollar. Hugh Sherry has opened up for business in Mr.' Laird's building on Middle street with such of his harvest stock as was saved from the late fire. The poor were generously remembered here Christmas day with many articles of clothing and food from those having plenty and to spare. Mis. Nancy Brooks aged about 65 years died at her residence in this village last Saturday of cáncer of the stomach. The funeral was held Wednesday from the M. E. church. We now have the long needed bell in the belfrey of the town hall. It will be serviceable in case of fire and also when there are to be entertainments at the hall, to cali the people. While the village dads are making improvements there is nothing needed so much as plat of the entire village. There have been seven or eight additions made to the village and it has never luid a plat showing hulfofthem. Now is the time to tuin over a new ieaf and keep it turned and beo-in the entries of the new year on a clean sheet making the record bette than that of the previous year. This should be the resolve of every proressive, right thinking person. Charles C Bachman died at the residence of his son John, in Sharon last Snnday morning of liver complaint. He was seventy-nine years ot age and a pioneer in this county ïle was respecteii by all who knew him and leaves three sons and many fiiends to regret his departure.