Beidelman Furniture, pictured here (circa 1927), still stands at the corner of Washington St. and Jackson Ave. Note the awning along the side of the building with the words “Oliver J. Beidelman Furniture and Undertaking.” Jimmy’s Grill followed other gas stations, a piano and organ store and other restaurants to replace the gas station. Today, motorcycles are more likely than roadsters to be near the restaurant…and please don’t miss 8 cent/gallon gas!
- Advertisement -
An ombudsman is Scandinavian in origin dating back to Viking times; and refers to a community representative; usually acting independently on behalf of an organization, body of elected officials, or civic group. Thanks Scandinavia for inventing ombudsman.