Rioting seems to be the order of exercises turned out from Lyle and we are blessed with this ungainly nuisance daily on account of our close proximity to it. There could not be too much said on this subject for censure, and we hope that none of our townsmen will ever be found disgracing themselves by such proceedings.
Hurrah for Mona. We are going to have new woolen mill for sure. J. P. Farley has been with us the past week and we were informed by him of this prospective new departure. The preliminaries are all settled and an engineer will be on the ground as soon as the spring opens. Who will be the next man?
There is considerable animation and interest felt in town in regard to a Seminary building which is about to be located somewhere in the vicinity. It is something very much needed, and a grand enterprise which should be sustained by all lovers of education. It has been agitated in the papers for some time past, that St.
Mr. J. P. Farley spent some hours in town last night, looking over his business here. His men are busy making the necessary arrangements for putting up and completing his extensive buildings. We notice, too, that some of the houses in town are getting a new dressing, which adds much to their appearance.
June 22, 1880. AUNT ADDIE.
--J. P. Farley of Dubuque has sold his Mona farm to parties from Chicago for $30,000. The farm was one of the largest in Mitchell county.
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...The most important piece of work completed was the building of the Minnesota & Northwestern road from St. Paul to a connection with the Illinois Central at Lyle and the building of a line from Lyle to Manly Junction, to a connection with the Central Iowa, making direct lines to Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City, and giving the *Illinois Central and Central Iowa lines direct connection with St. Paul from all southern points....
P. O. WILL CLOSE
On account of Change in Routes the
Hustad Post Office Will be
Closed September 30
Notice has been received from the postal department that the Hustad post office will be discontinued after September 30th and that everything pertaining to the office will be turned over the Lyle office.
HARDWARE STORE CHANGES OWNERSHIP
Dahl & Nelson are moving their stock of hardware from the Peterson building into the old quarters.
C. J. Colbertson has sold his interest in the hardware store to A. O. Nelson. Mr. Colbertson has been a member of this firm the past five years. He expects to remain here for some time after which he will move onto his farm near St. Ansgar.
The firm of Schumacher & Dahl here have dissolved partnership. Mr. Schumacher will return to his farm having sold out his interest in the store to a party from St. Ansgar.
Schumacher & Dahl is the latest addition to the hardware firms in town. Mr. Schumacher being unable to dispose of the bankrupt stock in a lump decided to buy some new goods and continue permanently in the business. He has taken in H. G. Dahl as a partner. They have rented the P. K. Everson building just moved up from Mona, and start out with fair prospects of getting a share of the business.
All Aboard for Dinner on a Slow Train
By Judy Klemesrud
[image: Randi Vining, left is a partner in the Star Clipper dinner train. Diners at right viewing the landscape along the run from Lyle, Minn., to Osage, Iowa.]
Too Many Ole Andersons.
Dr. Lee Completes
Over 50 Years As
Dentist In Lyle
Recently, we had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Andrew A. Lee, veteran dentist of Lyle. When we arrived for the interview, Dr. Lee was busy enjoying one of his favorite pastimes, reading. We proceeded to visit him before some patient might arrive to ask relief from toothaches. This is what we learned:
O. C. Running & Co. have sold their saloon stock to John Redding.
Letters to the Editor
Coal power plant
The proposal by Wisconsin Dairyland Power to build a modern day dinosaur as a coal-burning power plant in Mona, IA, a rural community in Mitchell county, near the Minnesota border, not only sickens me, but waves numerous red danger flags as to the lack of regard Dairyland Power has for the land or its residents.