STAFF BLOG LAGNIAPPE Random observations
After a few days away from my desk to belatedly celebrate that aforementioned milestone birthday, I find my thoughts as scattered as the piles of paper currently cluttering its top. So, todays blog is... Posted on 2/27/13 at 2:43 PM
REPRINT 1934: Local Chicken Thief Jailed for Forgery
Orville "Red" Coyour of Worthington was jailed for forgery in December 1934, but prior to that he'd been arrested for stealing chickens and forging a check at Wolff's.
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Many summers ago, while living in our first house on an all-American kind of street, it was not uncommon for neighbors to gather for an evening meal. Children would play as their dads took charge of a grill filled with chubby bratwurst and polish sausage. Moms would arrange paper plates and plastic forks, salads, baked beans and chips on picnic tables, slice some buns, then relax on folding lawn chairs as they sipped a cool beverage and chatted.
I can remember sitting in front of the television set with my dad when Shirley Temple, the famous, cute little dimpled and curly-haired child star of the 1930s and ’40s appeared on the screen. By this time, she was very adult and had moved from acting to politics.
As a child, I remember going out to the chicken coop with my grandma when I visited her and my grandpa at their Indiana farm. We’d walk through an area of the farmyard reserved for rambunctious geese as they honked wildly and flapped their strong wings around my legs.
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