Narrowly Escaped Drowning
Monday evening Don Beisner and a number of his companions were using a mortar box for a boat in the flood waters in the creek near the railroad bridge east of town. It is reported that Don and one of the other boys were in the so called boat when his companion became frightened and jumped out. This caused one end of the boat to raise out of the water, throwing Don in a whirlpool.
It is said Don went down the second time before being rescued by Vincent Whitney.
The Farnam Echo 11(27):1, Thursday, 18 June 1914