Thanksgiving 2023


November 23, 2023

We have much to be thankful for. Today we are reminded about a story from 1886 that we shared in this newspaper several years ago.

That year the editor of a Jewell County newspaper lambasted a number of men who failed to attend the community Thanksgiving service. Among those listed was Jerome Berry, however, the editor gave Mr. Berry a little leniency and said, he was forgiven for not going to church as he was still drying out after being tossed into a well.

And now for the rest of the story.

Jerome Berry was at Jim Mizener’s place, standing at the well watering his horse. The bridle...

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