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High school fundraising slackens

110 YEARS AGO

Thursday, Nov. 25, 1909

from the Mathews Journal

Apparently, the committee appointed to solicit funds for the new High School has relaxed efforts to a great extent. Now is the time to redouble these efforts instead of allowing them to grow feeble and perhaps cease altogether. A large part of the money required to build the school must come by subscription. Failure to secure this help from the patrons means no new building for next year, and no new building means no high school in Mathews. No appropriation will be made hereafter for the high school unless a new building and site are secured. Therefore, it is time to go to work in earnest. 

100 YEARS AGO

Thursday, Nov. 27, 1919

from the Gloucester Gazette

A trunk containing 16 quarts of whiskey recently disappeared from the Gloucester Jail. The whiskey had been confiscated a long time ago and in order to keep it in safety had been placed in one of the cells in the jail and fastened to the floor, the door being s...

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