One of the recurring themes in January 1917 in Bovina was the health of J.W. Coulter.
January 5, 1917
· The Bovina Center Creamery ice house is being filled.
· Benj A. Mead received the first hunting license of the year.
· J.W. Coulter, who has been confined to his home, is now out again.
· David Draffen is hauling lumber for his farm residence, which he will remodel the coming summer.
· Mr. and Mrs. Sloan Archibald recently entertained at dinner, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Davidson, Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Storie and Miss Jennie E. Miller.
· Some of those home for the holidays were Clifton Scott from Yale, Mabel Thomson from teaching at Winsted, Connecticut, and Harry Crosier, Mary, Caroline and Marjorie Dickson.
· Mr. and Mrs. John W. Storie entertained at dinner on December 26, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Johnson and their son George Johnson, from Alberta, Canada; Miss Jean Hume, Mr. and Mrs. Adam Laidlow and family and William J. Storie and wife. After dinner a Christmas tree was provided for the children.
January 12, 1917
· John Hilson has moved into his new house.
· So far this year 25 hunting licenses have been issued this year.
· Mrs. Robert G. Thomson underwent an operation at Oneonta last Friday and is recovering nicely.
· All those who wish to join the singing school will meet with Rev. Graham at school house Friday evening.
· A Farm Bureau meeting will be held at the town hall, Bovina Center, Thursday, January 18, to which all are invited.
· Lucy Fisk, the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Fisk, of Lake Delaware, was taken to the Neal hospital at Delhi Monday night and operated upon for an attack of appendicitis.
· Tuesday at the annual meeting of the Bovina Co-Operative Creamery company A.T. Archibald, J.H. Johnson, Alex Burns, Chauncey McFarland and T.A. Archibald were elected directors. The officers elected are: Chauncey McFarland, president; Alex Burns, vice president; A.T. Archibald, secretary and treasurer; T.A. Archibald, business manager.
Bovina Citizen Stricken by Paralysis
J.W. Coulter was stricken with two shocks last week at his home in Bovina Center and as a result his right side is paralyzed and he is unable to speak, but his condition seems lightly improved. He is 80 years of age. His nephew, James L. Coulter, of New Wilmington, Penn, arrived Tuesday to assist in caring for him.
January 19, 1917
· J.W. Coulter, who suffered a shock two weeks ago, is improving.
· A number of the friends of the Misses Muller made them a surprise visit Tuesday evening.
· David F. Hoy, Registrar of Cornell University, and wife have been guests of his sister, Mrs. Douglas Davidson and other relatives.
January 26, 1917
· J.W. Coulter is not feeling so well this week.
· Rev. Thoms Graham has been ill with the gripe.
· The addition to the creamery ice house is being filled.
· John A. Irvine is ill with pneumonia at this home on Coulter Brook.