SEARS HOME: A recent mention of the missing Sears kit home in Fayette brought two responses, but neither led to the discovery of the Milton style kit.
Dale Fether called from Florida to point out that Betty Weaver on County Road N lives in a Sears home. Betty's house was featured in an Observer story last June. She didn't have proof that it was a Sears home, but Dale’s story backs up her claim.
We also received an anonymous letter suggesting that a house on County Road 26 north of the campground was a Sears home, so a photograph was sent to Rosemary Thornton, an expert on the Sears Modern Home.
No such thing, she said. It's not like any Sears home she's ever seen.
It seems more and more likely that the Milton model home—that was once advertised by Sears as standing in Fayette—is no longer to be found.
Several comments we heard about the beaver trapping story in the Jan. 23 Observer were along the lines of this: “I would love to see a live beaver in a stream, not hung up dead on a pole.”
On the other hand, the Fulton County Engineer’s Office was pleased to read the account.
“We too have been keeping an eye on the beaver activity in Iron Creek, and were glad to see the success of the trapping,” wrote Brinda Miller from the engineer’s office.
Iron Creek represents a portion of the more than 400 miles of streams and ditches the agency maintains with projects including brush removal, channel dip out and leveling of fill material.
“We were made aware of the beaver activity in November of last year, so we went out and observed their dams and one of their dens,” Miller wrote. “We were amazed that they had located in this creek, and we knew that their dams would eventually need to be removed.”
She said dams and other obstructions are expected to be removed starting in March.