High Fire Hazard
It seems odd to have high fire danger in October but it has happened. According to the Cook County News Herald the fire danger was high 50 years ago on October 30, 1958.
The fire hazard is considered high in the woods for it has been some time since it has rained. The leaves are plentiful but the nightly frost helps for a short time in the morning. By afternoon the leaves are dry and crunchy.
Also in the news that day was information about lynx.
Cook County is minus one lynx. Gordon Wonser and Christy Jacobsen collected $15.00 bounty and their wives were treated to a dinner, all because the men went partridge hunting one day recently, all because the men went partridge hunting one day recently. The lynx, shot on the Lima Mountain Road, weighed 35 pounds and measured 5 feet. Oliver Anderson, veteran trapper in this area, said that in his 30 years of hunting he had killed just three.