Blue Grass "Town Gossip"


Davenport Weekly Gazette
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
February 16, 1881

Blue Grass- A Noteable Surprise Visit.
Blue Grass, Iowa, Feb. 11, 1881.
    On Wednesday, the 9th inst., the friends of Wm. Dorman and wife gave them a surprise visit, and it was a real surprise, too. They came from Buffalo and a radius of six or eight miles. They crowded the parlor, sitting-room, kitchen and store room, and filled the corners with their baskets, which were well-loaded. Over a hundred took dinner,. It was a pleasant reunion of old neighbors. Mr. Dorman made a little speech expressing gratitude for their kindness. J.E. Burnside responded reviewing the career of Mr. Dorman and expressed the regret of all at his pending removal. The following resolution offered by B.T. Gadd was unanimously adopted:
    Resolved, That in the removal of Wm. Dorman, we lose a good neighbor and business man. Stuart's gain is our loss.
    A large number of young folks gathered in the evening, had supper and a good time generally.

- Mr. Wm. Dohrman and wife were not permitted to leave their old home in Blue Grass for their new place of abode in Stuart, Iowa, without being shown some of the regard in which they are held by their friends. Their neighbors gathered from miles around and from groaning baskets spread a feast which the large company enjoyed exceedingly. Many were the good wishes expressed for the future welfare of Mr. and Mrs. Dohrman.

Davenport Democrat
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
March 22, 1900

Blue Grass
Blue Grass, March 21- Ed Knacke shipped two car loads of hogs from this place on Tuesday...Miss Lottie Verder of Davenport is paying visits to old time friends in this vicinity...Harry Moorhead will be found for a time in Davenport. We wish him every success in his new work. He will be associated in the work at the Y.M.C.A rooms...Dr. Porstman, of Buffalo, purchased a fine driving team of Messrs. Plett and Benshoof, of our village...Miss Emma Meyhous has finished her winter term of school at Wilton and has returned home for the spring vacation...Mr. Chris Kautz jr., one of our merchants, has just returned from Chicago, where he has been purchasing a fine stock of
spring goods...The Baptist Sunday School is making preparations for Easter...Miss Parkhurst continues to preach every alternate Sunday in the Baptist church...We understand the two schools in this village have united, and will give an elaborate entertainment in the near future at Hintz Hall...Dr. Vanderveer reports a busy time for him. "On the go," a great deal of sickness still. Mrs. Barnes and daughter Ella are in Chicago visiting Mrs. Barnes' son, Jack, who is a druggist in that city...Mr. Louis Hoffbauer, of Buffalo, was calling in our "burg" Saturday.