Gertrude Hitt was out of doors at her home on Gaslight Drive picking up sticks after a June 9 storm when she came across a piece of paper.
That piece of paper turned out to be a cancelled check, just shy of 70 years old.
Dated Oct. 7, 1938, the check, drawn on the Farmers & Merchants State Bank, was made out to Millard Merillat in the amount of $32.72, and was signed by the late Bert Short.
Hitt said in talking with members of the Merillat family, she learned that old records had been stored in a small log cabin.
When the cabin was torn down, they were moved to a barn on the family farm, about a quarter-mile from Gaslight Drive.
Gertrude and Bud Hitt have relocated to the Fairlawn Campus, and have the Gaslight Drive house for sale.