Keystone Items - 6 June 1885
Fine corn weather, farmers are nearly through planting.
Mr. Geo Stevens lost a valuable cow recently.
The recent rains has made sod breaking very fine and farmers are improving it.
Messrs Hanna & Gunn are erecting a new mill for Keystone Town Site Co., in place of the old one which proved a failure. Its progress is anxiously watched by those living near who have no wells, although M B Taylor has generously furnished water from his well free of charge to all his neighbors.
Mrs M C Divoll arrived from Cherry Creek, N Y, last week, who with her husband intends to establish a home for themselves in our community. M C is an enterprising, industrious young man, who has commenced farming in the right way. We wish him every success.
It would be much better for our country and society here in Keystone, if a number of our young bachelors who are holding claims merely to fulfill the law, and for speculation, would take a sail in that good old ship, courtship, arriving at the port of matrimony and -- come to stay.
Frank Hawkenbury met with what might have been a very serious accident the other day. Seeing a prairie wolf near his door he snatched his gun (an old musket, one of the kill-at-both-ends-kind) and without examining it, hastily took aim and fired. The barrel had by some means become choked with dirt and bursted, a piece striking and badly lacerating his right hand. The wolf is still alive.
Mr John Tillotson, a resident of Iowa, is in town. He is well pleased with the country and will locate here if he can find a suitable claim.
The corn-planter furnished by Philips and Parker has been kept very busy for the last two or three weeks. Their terms are reasonable and it does good work.
Our R R is now considered a sure thing. The great question is: Where will the station be? As many as half a dozen different sections have been selected as suitable, by residents near the same, but we do not know that anything definite has been decided on at headquarters.