September 1917 in Bovina saw a heavy frost that did several thousand dollars in damage to vegetation.
September 7, 1917
· The most of the schools of the town opened Tuesday.
· Mrs. Stella Oliver is now housekeeper for Frank Gowanlock.
· Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Thomson went to New York on Tuesday by auto accompanied by Mrs. J.L. Govern and Dr. Whitcomb.
· Two little daughters of Chas Heller, who have been at home during the summer vacation, returned to school at Cooperstown Wednesday.
September 14, 1917
· William J. Archibald is building a silo a few feet from his barn.
· Mrs. David F. Hoy and lady friend, of Ithaca, have been visiting at Douglas Davidson’s.
· The South Kortright Band gave a concert with a dance afterwards at the town hall Monday evening.
· The village school had a vacation on Thursday in order that teachers and pupils might attend the County Fair.
· Robert G. Thomson and Mrs. J.L. Govern returned from New York City on Sabbath, leaving Mrs. Thomson for treatment.
· Heavy frosts Monday and Tuesday evenings destroyed all vegetation and by some the damage in the town is placed at from $20,000 to $25,000.
· Alva Shultis moved this week to the top of Dickson mountain, where he has erected a shanty for his family, and a stable for his horses. He has the job to cut and haul the logs to the skid way of the saw mill located there.
September 21, 1917
· Everett Russell is here on a vacation.
· The Fire department was out for practice Saturday evening.
· Walter G. Coulter has purchased a new twelve horse power engine.
· Mrs. Margaret Palmer, of Andes, is visiting her brother, George Gladstone. [Mrs. Palmer was the widow of Roman Palmer, who was killed in the Civil War in 1864.]
· Dr. Scott has commenced the work of putting in stone steps and walk at his residence.
· Herbert B. Olmstead has moved to Mexico, N.Y. where he has employment in a dry milk plant.
· Oscar Felton and Thos C. Strangeway cut a bee tree on the farm of the former last Friday night and secured 75 pounds of honey.
· Ed Seacord left a five gallon can of gasoline on the sidewalk in front of the hotel and when he returned a little later the can had disappeared. When he came around to go home he found his can but the gasoline had been taken out and the can re-filled with water.
September 28, 1917
· There was a dance at the William Ward place last Tuesday evening.
· Samuel Storie of Bainbridge spent the past week with his son, Eugene Storie.
· The Republican caucus promises to be a hot one. There are at least four willing to be collector.
· Andrew T. Doig and wife went to Utica last Wednesday and returned with a new Cadillac automobile.
· Alex Myers went to Endicott on Monday where he has employment during the winter at his trade-a painter.
· Miss Angelica L. Gerry, who has spent the summer on the Gerry estate at Lake Delaware, has gone to Newport, Rhode Island.
· H.S. Graham and Sons, of Delhi, have been repairing the furnace at the Center school and putting it in readiness for winter.
· A party of Greeks are trying to start a creamery in the upper part of the town and it is stated have seven or eight dairies pledged. It is usually best to let well enough alone.