I feel I’m beyond the speculative realm when I put into print that the word is out that Andreas Gerdes, current owner of the “mansion” on Main Street that has sat empty and untended for many years, recently conveyed ownership of the building and its acreage. Also the contiguous property behind it, the Victorian house previously owned by Lee Melahn and Rick Shaver, proprietors of Mercantile.
News on some LLC-owned properties coming for sale: After all this time there is now movement to sell some of the properties. In a phone conversation with Andy Wos, a partner in these properties, this reporter was told that there is a signed contract on the Corner Store, something we’ve also heard “on the street.”
The origin of the fire which last Friday morning destroyed the general store of W. C. Oliver, hardware store of C. W. Hulbert & Sons, residence of Geo. Marx and partly burned the residence of Geo. Polley, is as much a mystery as ever.
Peg tells a riveting story of an inured eagle:
Joseph knew he had deliveries to make, but did not want to leave the injured eagle alone. In time Don Snow, the owner of the trucking company showed up. He sent Joseph on his way and waited as long as he could for Michael to arrive. But eventually Don had to leave, so he tied a florescent yellow vest to a tree to mark the exact location of the eagle.
Welcome Gino Zamparo – New Board of Trustees Member! A long-time part-time resident of Andes who has taken to staying here on more of a full-time basis has joined our Library Board of Trustees, completing Gloria Carlson’s vacant term.