I continue with some more news clippings from The Celina Democrat, a newspaper published from 1895-1921. A few of those years are available on the Library of Congress.com website. Here is more local news from 1917.
There were two Bollenbacher obituaries that year, the first was that of Catherine Elizabeth Bollenbacher:
The second that of Carrie Bollenbacher:
A rather unique injury in Celina:
Teachers in Liberty, Blackcreek, and Dublin Townships and in Rockford. I assume these are teachers in the one-room schools, at least in the rural areas.
I did a double-take when I saw there was a teacher named Miriam Fetters. Miriam Fetters is a friend of mine, but not this person. The one I know was not yet born in 1917.
And lastly, local communities participated in a big flag-raising event at Rockford. It was interesting to read that the Chattanooga, Willshire, Rockford, and Blackcreek bands participated.