A large portion of each issue of the Skidmore Standard, Skidmore New Era, and Skidmore news held items of local and personal interest. Here’s one example from the Skidmore News’ August 3, 1922 edition, page 5:
W. S. Linville and family drove to Burlington Junction Monday evening.
Brownfield & Teare shipped a car of wheat to St. Joseph from here Friday.
George Cretzer was taken to Ensworth hospital at St. Joseph Sunday. He is reported as in a very serious condition.
John Merritt left Monday for Jefferson Barracks, near St. Louis, where he will attend military training camp for a month.
About fifteen members of the Epworth League of the M. E. Church are attending the Institute at Cameron this week.
Dr. Manning reports the arrival of a baby boy to Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Barrett Tuesday evening. Mother and babe are getting along nicely.
C. W. Cable and family of Wilcox, Bob Cable and family of Clearmont, Clem Cable and family of west of town, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Fullerton. The men folks attended a ball game at New Market, Iowa, in the afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Harbordt of Kansas City are the proud parents of a baby boy which arrived last Sunday. Mrs. Harbordt is a daughter of Ed Strickler and Ed is as proud as the parents.
Mrs. J. H. Bender, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Walker and Irma Geyer went to Pickering Sunday to visit Mrs. Bender’s daughter, Mrs. J. N. Geyer, and Mr. Geyer. Mrs. Bender remained for a week’s visit.
Mrs. W. H. Hoblitzell and Mrs. Georgia Prescott of Omaha who has been visiting Mrs. Hoblitzell this week, went to St. Joseph yesterday morning. Mrs. Hoblitzell will return home Saturday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Devers and family returned Tuesday from a few days’ visit with Mrs. Devers’ brother, Fred Linville, at Nehawka, Nebraska. They made the trip in their car. Mr. Devers reports crops as looking fine all along the way.
Mrs. B. A. French and children, Dean, Enos and Junior, are visiting with Mr. and Mrs. E. D. French this week. Dean and Enos came down on the afternoon train Tuesday, and Mrs. French and Junior came Wednesday morning. They will remain until Friday evening.