Norfolk Journal May 1883

This will be about the most important term of District Court that Madison county has had in some years. The case of Madison county versus F. W. Fritz’s bondsmen, the Corovon damage suit against the Sioux City & Pacific Railroad Company, the Bear versus Koenigstein town lot suit and several other important cases involving interests of no small magnitude are on the docket and expected to come up for hearing at this term of Court. The Grand Jury will also have some important work before it.

The lunch festival held at the Methodist Church on Tuesday evening happened on an unfavorable time, as the weather was too unpropitious for many to venture out. However, there was a reasonable turn-out and a social time. Lunches and hot coffee were sold, and later the surplus cakes were auctioned off. The receipts were $10. No expenses.

A number of Dr. Schwenk’s Norfolk friends assembled at his house per invitation last Sunday, and “toasted” his fortieth birthday. It is needless for us to say that the Doctor entertained his guests with characteristic courtesy, for this will go without saying where the Doctor is known. A couple of hours were pleasantly spent.                                                                                                                     Source: Norfolk Journal, Friday May 4, 1883, page 3.