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April, 1927

Antioch News7 April 1927
Former Treasurer, Prominent Farmer,
to Succeed the Late John A. Thain
as Insurance Company President
Leslie S. Bonner, prominent farmer, of Millburn, was elected Saturday to succeed the late John A. Thain as president of the Millburn Mutual Insurance company. Mr. Thain's death occurred March 18. He had been the company's president for four years.
Mr. Bonner was formerly treasurer of the Millburn company and also collector. For the past seven years he has been clerk of the board of directors of the consolidated school district at Millburn. That Mr. Bonner is capable of performing the duties of the office to which he has been elected is attested by the fact that he was the unanimous choice of the directors.

Mr. Guy Hughes is carrying his arm in a sling. While scraping roads last Monday, he was thrown from a road drag in such a manner that his collar bone was broken.

At a meeting of the officers of the Millburn Cemetery Association last Tuesday evening, Mr. Ira Stephens was elected secretary-treasurer to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Mr. John A. Thain.

Mrs. O. Anderson entertained her children and their families at dinner Sunday in honor of the birthday of her daughter, Mrs. Anna Lossman of Waukegan.

Miss Helen Edwards, of Forest Park, spent the week end with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Webb.

Misses Katherine and Ruth Minto are home from Beloit College for a ten days vacation.

Mr. and Mrs. Victor Strang and sons, of Waukegan, were Sunday callers at Leslie Bonner's.

Mr. George Beaumont, of Kansasville, Wis., spent Sunday and Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robert Bonner. Mrs. Bonner's condition remains about the same.

The Millburn Mutual Insurance Co. held a special meeting in the Masonic Hall on Saturday afternoon to elect a president to fill Mr. Thain's place. Mr. Leslie Bonner was elected.

Do not forget the moving pictures on the "Passion Play," at the church on Saturday evening, April 16th, given through the courtesy of the Farm Bureau. The whole community is invited and urged to attend.

Mr. and Mrs. O'Conner have moved their household goods from the parsonage to the Watson house, now owned by Dr. Jamison.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Torfin and children drove to Chicago, Sunday and spent the day with his sister's family, Mr. and Mrs. Wollcott.

A large number of parents and children from our school attended the school exhibition at Libertyville last Saturday. Much credit is due Miss Sheehan and her pupils for their original exhibit which was a "Miniature Millburn." The church, store hall, filling station, Dr. Jamison's house, George Jamison's repair shop, schoolhouse and several other residences were neatly made of beaverboard and painted in their proper colors. This exhibit won the grand champion prize in the county.

Antioch News14 April 1927
Mrs. Slocum, Jr., returned to her home Sunday after spending several days with her daughter, Mrs. R. G. Murrie at Russel.

The school election was held Saturday evening and E. A. Martin was re-elected President, Geo. Jamieson and L. S. Bonner were re- elected for 3 years and Mr. Hinchman was elected for 1 year to fill Mr. Wiman's place.

Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Bonner and sons, and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Booner and daughter spent Sunday afternoon at R. G. Murries at Russel.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith, of Kenosha, spent Sunday at L. J. Slocum's.

You are invited to the church next Saturday evening, April 16th, 1927, to see the motion pictures which are put on through the courtesy of the Farm Bureau. A free-will offering will be taken to cover the cost of the films.

Misses Catherine and Ruth Minto returned Monday to their school duties at Beloit College.

The many friends of Mrs. Robert Bonner will be glad to know she is slowly gaining from her serious sickness.

Mr. Andrew White and daughter, Cora, of Grayslake, called on friends and attended church here Sunday.

An Easter cantata will be given at the church Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock, April 17th, and everyone is cordially invited to this service.

The Ladies' Aid will serve a Mother and Daughter banquet in the Masonic hall, Friday evening, April 22, 1927. Reservations of plates at 50 cents each may be made to Mrs. Margeret Denman, Miss Vinen Bonner, Mrs. Martin or Mrs. Anderson. Please attend to this early, that the ladies may know how many to plan for. It is hoped every Mother and Daughter will enter into this affair, and make it a social success.

The April meeting of the P. T. A. was held at the school house on Monday evening with a large attendance. A good program by home talent was given, after which refreshments were served.

Antioch News21 April 1927
Mr. and Mrs. Gunderson and children of Chicago have moved into Mr. Unimann's house.

Ben Sheldon, son Charles of Grayslake, and Miss Hazel Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gormer Anderson, were married Saturday, April 11, and will soon be at home to their many friends on the Hook farm west of Millburn. Congratulations.

Joe McDermott returned Thursday to the home of his aunt Mrs. Rosenthal, after spending the winter with his mother in Rochester, Minn.

Mr. and Mrs. Strohal and daughter Lillian drove to Chicago Thursday.

Mr. Christopher and granddaughter of Urbana spent the week end with his daughter, Mrs. A. Hughes.

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Denman entertained their children and their families at dinner on Easter in honor of Mr. Denman's 67th birthday.

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Wetzel and children drove out from Chicago on Sunday and attended church here.

Mr. and Mrs. Horning of Waukegan, also Roy Olsen and Miss Grace Slocum spent Sunday at L. J. Slocum's.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Crawford and daughter Lucille of Waukegan spent Sunday at J. T. Crawford's.

Mrs. George Beaumont of Kansasville, Wis., spent Sunday and Monday with her daughter, Mrs. Robert Bonner.

Mrs. Bauman, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Larsen, and Mr. Neilson of Waukegan spent Sunday at Lewis Bauman's.

W. M. Bonner lost a valuable horse last Saturday.

All mothers and daughters in this community are invited to attend a banquet given by the Ladies Aid at the Mason's hall, Friday evening, April 22, at 7:30 o'clock. Reserve your plates early.

The April social of the Endeavor Society was given Friday evening with Arthur Slocum and Doris Jamison in charge of the games.

Webb and Helen Edwards of Forest Park spent Sunday with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Webb.

Antioch News28 April 1927
Mrs. Earl Edwards and sons Webb and Mark of River Forest drove out from River Forest Friday and Mrs. Edwards remained for a few days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Webb.

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Bonners spent last Tuesday afternoon with the former's sister, Mrs Lizzie Stewart at Gurnee.

Earl Slocum of Marnego, Ill., spent Sunday at L. J. Slocum's.

John LeVoy of Elmhurst spent Sunday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Scott LeVoy.

Miss Alice Jamieson of Racine and her cousin, Mrs. Edith Pickens from New Jersey drove to Millburn Sunday and attended church and called on old friends.

John Vernon Edwards spent the week end at Druces Lake with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Kaluf.

Arthur Leng of Grayslake, agent for the Rockford Tornado Insurance was in the neighborhood adjusting losses after the storm of last Tusday.

Wm. McCarthy has purchased a new Nash sedan.

Mrs. Laura Corris and son William of Russel spent Sunday afternoon with her nephews and their families at the Bonner homes.

The Mother and Daughter banquet last Friday evening was enjoyed by 110 ladies young and old. The tables and food had been prepared by the committee, but at the hour of the banquet the ladies all were seated, the men took charge, and the meal was served in a very efficient manner. The committee had not overlooked one item which would make this a delightful affair, and all entered into the evening with the proper spirit. There was an honor table of three generations, seven families around our village being represented with mother, daughter and granddaughter. The program of music and speeches was carried on at the table with Mrs. A. H. Barter acting as toastmaster. The committee who planned and carried this out so successfully were Mrs. J. S. Denman, Mrs. E. A. Martin, Miss Vivian Bonner and Mrs. Carl Anderson.

The Ladies Aid will hold their May meeting at the church Thursday afternoon, May 5. Everyone is invited to the supper at 5 o'clock. It will be in charge of Mrs. Gordon Bonner, Mrs. Oscar Neihaus and Mrs. Arthur Leng.

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