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THE KALONA NEWS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 PAGE 5A JIM TRUELSON 75 years ago mian language by Grandma Nejed- August 31, 1939 ly, who is 81 years old and the great Local grandmother of Kenneth Chalupa. Quite recently the interior of Other old members present were the Farmers Savings Bank has Mrs. Lizzie Chalupa, 79 and Vencil been rearranged thus making the Vodicka, 81. inward appearance more attrac- Marjorie Welte who has been at- tive. tending Iowa State Teachers Col- The J. J. Fisher blacksmith shop lege returned home, Thursday. is also being improved this week Mrs. Roy Kallous entertained with a coat of paint, a number of friends Sunday, hon- The bulk molasses pit being con- oring her son, Tommie, who cel- structed by J. S. Kauffman & Corn- ebrated his birthday. pany is nearing completion and Jeanette and Norma June Cha- will soon be ready for operation as lupa have been visiting their a bulk station for corn sugar too- grandmother, Mrs. H. Wallace. lasses. Holy Trinity school commenced At the Kalona Oil Company in the school year Wednesday. the east part of town a new stor- Frank Pierce age room is being constructed. Mrs. Fred J. Beard is helping to This room is on the south side of care for the new daughter at the the present building. Paul Beard home. John Isenhofer Mr. and Mrs. Daniel H. Millerunderwent a major operation at are the parents of a daughter, La- the University hospital. verta Jean, born August 24. Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hess, Mr. Mr. and Mrs. Simon J. Schlabach and Mrs. Chase Mallice and son are entertaining a daughter in and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Senter their home, since Aug. 26. and daughter were Sunday visi- Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Yoder are the tors at the Otha Jones home. parents of a daughter born Aug. When the descendants of John 26. The little girl has been named Fry meet at their ninth annual re- Juanite Lorella. union at Frytown on September 4, Mr. and Mrs. Noah Schlabach it will be in commemoration of the are the parents of a son born Au- 100th anniversary of the Fry ram- gust 30. fly coming to America. Vernon Stagner, 19, son of Mr. Sharon and Mrs. Lloyd Stagner, received Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Stutzman numerous injuries Thursday when and five children left for Indiana he was struck by a car in Wellman. Friday evening. Ivan Swartzendr- The car passed over both his legs uber is helping do the work while and the driver stopped immediate- they are gone. ly and the rear wheels were rest- Jennie and Gertrude Kinsinger, ing on one leg as the auto halted. Leona Patterson, Mrs. Nyle Werye Clarence Miller, son of Mr. and and Ada Rhodes visited with Mr. Mrs. Dan B. Miller received seri- and Mrs. Clair Stoneking. ous injuries Monday when he was Guests at the Mahlon Schla- struck by a tractor while playing baugh home were Mr. and Mrs. in the road near the Evergreen Simon Hershberger, Mr. and Mrs. school. Dave Miller, Emily and Ivan, Fan- J. K. Mehaffey has been unable nie Yoder, Ella Gingerich, Mary to be at his work this week due to a Breneman, Floyd Breneman and back and hip ailment. Simon Mullet. Mrs. Paul Gingerich and threeHummer children have been seriously ill The Hummer reunion was held with a streptoccus throat infec- in Iowa City Sunday. The occasion tion. Mrs. Gingerich was taken was in memory of Wenzel and to the hospital this morning for a Mary Hummer, pioneers who set- mastoeid infection, tled in Johnson county 100 years August 27 was the date of theago. Four generations of their de- marriage of Dorothy Drake daugh- scendants were present with Mrs. ter of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Drake and Alice Maas their only living child. Delbert Gingerich, son of Mr. and A program arranged by Ida Cav- Mrs. D. E Gingerich. Attendants ender featured the day. Since the were Olin Gingerich, brother last reunion in 1935 when the oc- of the bride groom and Mildred casion featured the 100th anniver- Duwa. sary of their marriage, one son, Mrs. Gingerich was a graduateJohn Hummer of Chanute, Kansas from the Oxford high school with passed away and February 14 and the class of 1939 and Mr. Gingerich one granddaughter, Mrs. Nellie graduated from the Sharon high Shaw of Storm Lake was called on school in the class of 1937. August 13, 1939. Mrs. J. S. Michum, Dennis andOf the thirteen children born Lorraine, Mrs. T. V. Knerr, Thelma to them only Mrs. Alice Hummer Stutsman and Kathryn Southwick Maas, survives. attended the State Fair. The Hummer family tree was Mr. and Mrs. Dan Guengerich displayed also a map tracing the and Robert and Mrs. Julia Kauff- voyage from Breezend0rf, Germa- man attended the State Fair. ny to Johnson County. Mr. and Mrs. Roy R. Miller, Mar- Pilothurg tha Glick and Ralph Slaubaugh at- Pilotburg Homecoming will be tended the State Fair. on Sunday, Sept. 10. It will be the Mr. and Mrs. Roy Miller, Mr. and eighth. Several times rain has Mrs. Alva Kepler, Sue Reif and W. made our road bad and muddy but O. Reif are enjoying a camping this year with oiled road from the trip on the Iowa river, gravel past the church to the cem- Mrs. Alva Kepler and James etery" will make it possible for al- Moore are both enjoying a vaca- most all to come. tion from their duties at the Ed- Plowing is getting done and mondson Department store, several sowed rye. Orva Scott and Eugene Shaver and Keith South- Richard are threshing their alfal- wick returned home Friday after fa. enjoying a trip to Tennessee.Some of the country schools be- Alice Abey who visited last week gan this week. Lookout and Pilot- at the E. D. Hershberger home, left burg will began Sept. 4. Monday evening to return to Keo- Little Wayne Shalla is suffering ta, where she will teach, from ivy poisoning. It has spread Marie Jackson returned to herover his whole body. duties at the Rothchild store in Helen Jacobicek of Chicago a Washington after having enjoyed a young girl who has made her home two weeks vacation, with Mrs. Allison Maas for several Barbara Hershberger, who has summers is preparing to go to her spent her summer vacation with home and go to high school. her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.D. Salem Hershberger, left Friday for Lua- That Mrs. Blanche Shalla has na where she will be engaged in been a popular member of the H. J. teaching. Club was evident last Thursday by Mr. and Mrs. Walter Speas andthe attendance at a farewell picnic. family, Mrs. John Speas, Martha The afternoon passed all to Bachman and Phyllis Miller at- quickly with games. tended the Bachman reunion inThe spelling contest was won by Peoria, Illinois. Mrs. Ed Prebyl while Mrs. Merritt Virginia Hochstetler was an- Reiner, Mary Ann TeBockhorst nounced the winner of the Junior and Mary Lee Weeks were other Medal contest, sponsored by the W. winners. C. T. U. at the school auditorium Salem school will open next Tuesday. Monday with Mrs. Winnie Beiter The title of her selection was, as teacher. There will be seven pu- "Not Mine - But Americas". pils. Other participants were Mary John Shalla Jr. started hulling Gingerich, Doris Wheatly, Daniel clover at the Frank Novy farm Bender, Martha Kelley and Leoon Monday and will have quite Miller. a few jobs elsewhere; Ed Kallous Tressa Knopp, who is employedand Tom have been cutting wood at the Dean home, went to Sigour- in Ed Beranek's timber; Charles ney Tuesday. Sh Ha is doing fall plowing; Dewey Richmond Weeks and George Zeck are mak- Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Chalupa ing clover hay. were host and hostess at a fried Paul and Verne Escher have chicken dinner, Sunday in honor traded farms and will began mov- of Mrs. Chalupa's birthday. ~: ing m about a month. This change Hymns were sung in thei: lie-!:i : :make it convenient for Paul Eschers' two daughters, Phyl- lis and Beulah to go to school. They will attend Holy Trinity school. The International company put on a plowing demonstration at the Ameal Chabal farm on Friday. 50 years ago September 3, 1964 Local Judy Miller, who for the past three and a half years has been employed at the Kalona Savings Bank, has resigned and accepted a position with the State University of Iowa. Margaret Logan, has been hired to replace her. Mr. and Mrs. Myron Jones are the parents of a son born August 31. Grandparents of the baby are Mr. and Mrs. Otha Jones and Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Walker. Mr. and Mrs. K. F. Marner are the parents of a daughter born September 2. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Henry Boltz and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Marner. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Ropp are the parents of a daughter weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces, born August 28. Todd Douglas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Yoder, observed his first birthday August 27. Mr. and Mrs. Mose Bontrager, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bontrager and family and Mr. and Mrs. Roger Reighard. They celebrated their grandson's Tryon, 2nd birthday. Keith Marner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Marner, left Sunday for Kansas. He will be co-captain of the Bethal football team this year. Oma Rose Chody was honored at a farewell courtesy Sunday in the home of her brother and sister-in- law, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Chody. Oma left Monday for New York, where she is engaged in teaching. Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Brenneman accompanied by their daughter, Mary Louise, left Tuesday for Hesston where the latter will be enrolling. Postmaster H. L. Walker entered University Hospitals Monday and underwent heart surgery. Mr. and Mrs. Tony Yoder are now located in Guam where Tony is serving in the U.S. Navy. Gary Mullet won the grand champion award with an Ameri- cana yearling mare at the Iowa State Fair. Mullet will go to the world finals on October 2. The Americana is a cross be- tween a registered hackney and a registered Shetland. Lyle Yoder was a winner in the Iowa State Fair tractor pulling contest. Lyle was first place win- ner in his weight class and divi- sion. New officers for the Idris Club are Mrs. Fay W. Boone, president; Mrs. Joe Chody, vice president; and Mrs. Mike Brenneman, secre- tary. Richmond Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kallaus, Lou- ise, Tom and Gary were dinner guests Sunday at the Norman Kal- laus home. Dr. and Mrs. Irvin Sinn were also guests. The occasion was Anne Kallaus' 7th birthday. Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Keifer were guests of the Kent Feeds Co. on Monday for an excursion on the Mississippi. Harold Sahs, Donald Duwa, Da- vid Kern and Robert TeBockhorst are enjoying a vacation and fish- ing trip to Canada. Glen M. Sakulin of Richmond is now serving in the U.S. Navy. His address is: Glen Martin Sakulin, San Diego. Frytown School began August 31 in Wash- ington township. It seems several students weren't ready, but they went to school anyway. Ed Martin and family moved into the house recently vacated by Wayne Schlabaughs. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Yoder and family and Eva Fry spent four days attending Rally at Sharon Bluffs. Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Eimen and Ralph Cox went to Illinois to visit their grandfather, Charles Cox. Buddy Ulin and son, Ronald were Monday guests at the James Ulin home. Folks around Frytown have been busy canning garden vegeta- bles. Mrs. Raymond Hochstedler reported a days work Friday, can- ning 24 quart of tomatoes. Flint Ridge I saw the biggest flock of duck- lings last week that I ever saw with one duck. They belong to Harvey Bender of the Valley, she laid 26 eggs and hatched 24 ducklings, one was lost to the varmits, but she still has 23. I also saw my ole friends Joe M. Miller and wife. They were butch- ering fryers from early morning till late at night. Ivan and Hazel Yoder went to the Cedar Rapids airport to watch the airplanes last Sunday. Mary Ann Miller helped Mil- dred Graber do some painting at - 1989? Premier Customers from Farmers Savings Bank pose with John and Nancy Woodin in Dubuque. Front: Velma Skola, Nina Yoder, Grace Tiessen, Dorothy Showalter. 2nd row: Alma Nisly, Dolly Combs, Janette Slaubaugh. 3rd. Marj Longer, Vivian Troyer, Fran Rogers. 4th: Betty Flynn, Jean Zehr, Winona Smith. 5th. Floyd Yoder, Marjorie Yoder, Velma Bender. 6th. Leta Schneider, Ruth Fisher, Elsie Blosser, Nancy Woodin. 7th: Berdine Beckler, Leona Miller, Virginia Roth, Gene BIosser, John Woodin. the new house beside Marlin Gin- for honey was six cents per pound, John Dayton led the late game gerichs last week. Jerry Hatches reaching 25 cents just before World heroics September 1, starting off will move there in the near future. War II. In 1979, the price was just with a 58-yard punt return for a They are parents of 4 year old about $1 per pound, and today it touchdown giving the Hawks their twins and a baby boy. approaches $2 or more. first points, 7-9, and then followed Keith Yoders and Don Yoders Throughout the years, the nine it minutes later when he exploded enjoyed a pigeon roast at Marion children of Lando and Verna Gin-/for a 19-yard touchdown. Yoders one evening last week. gerichwere active in the busines Ryan Swartzendruber capped Adios and two sons, Roman and Eli went off the Hawk's scoring when he in- Evergreen School on to be beekeepers, tercepted a pass and ran it back 60 One hundredth anniversary get Herbert and Alma Miller are yards for a touchdown expanding together was held at the Evergreen parents of an 8 pound 12 ounce the Hawks lead 19-9. School site. son, Myron Lee, born August 12. Kelby Bender, Golden Hawks Following dinner and a period A daughter Renae Jean, was quarterback, threw 9 times for 2 of visiting, L. Glen Guengerich, born September 6 to Robert and completions. the present teacher, ran the old Connie Becker. She weighed 10Jason Duwa also threw 2 times. hand bell. pounds, 1 ounce. Grandparents are Dayton led the Hawk's rushing at- The first year of the new school- Eugene and Irene Hartzler and Do- tack for 109 yards followed by Chad house, 1870, Y. S. Troyer was hired lores Becker. Ulin 36 yards; Ben Hawbaker 35 to teach the winter term of 4 1/2 Mr. and Mrs. Curt Wyse are yards; Mikel Yauk 12 yards, Jason months at $30 per month. That parents of a son, Jonathan David, Duwa 11 yards and Bender 4 yards. term he had 63 pupils registered, born September 8. He weighed 8 IMS The present schoolhouse was pounds, 13 ounces. The Iowa Mennonite School built in 1928. It is estimated that Mr. and Mrs. Evan Gingerich are chapel theme for the year, "Free to more than 500 pupils have gone to parents of a son born September 9. Be" Committee members are Jodi Evergreen in 100 years. There have Fanny Smucker was honored in Beachy, Kim Boiler, Danny Ging: been 9 teachers. Mary K. Bontrag- Pleasantview's Red Room Septem- erich, Michelle Loss, Clair Miller,~ er has the distinction of teaching ber 3, for her 80th birthday.Andy Mullet, Mitchell Rhodes, the longest. She taught from 1947 Firman Gingerich was installed Leslie Slabach, Lara Troyer, Kate to 1959. as pastor of the First Mennonite Yoder and Melanie Yoder. Wil- MP School Church August 27. Gingerich will liam Brenneman and a student Lighting of the Mid-Prairie high serve with co-pastor Anne Stuckey. from the University of Iowa spoke football field was completed and Steven Beck was awarded a de-about their summer in Hong Kong. tested during the past week. Instal- gree in accounting during the Uni- Lower Deer Creek MYF members, lation and payment for the equip- versity of Iowa's commencement Mike Hershberger, Dana Hoch- merit is sponsored by the Parents ceremonies August 5. stetler and Clair Miller shared and Boosters Club of M-R Mr. and Mrs. Paul Schumann about recommitment. September 11 Mid-Prairie will announce the engagement of their The Iowa Mennonite School meet Cardinal. daughter, Beverly Faye, to Steven cross county team opened the sea- Tickets for the first game will be Stude, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clar- son by participating in the Wil- sold locally according to Kalona ence Stude. liamsburg Invitational Septem- chairman Floyd Walker. He stated The couple will marry Septem-ber 2. The girls placed second of that the following will also have ber 16. six teams, and Sarah Blauvelt led tickets available: Harold Peter- The engagement of Noemi Ma- IMS by coming in 5th. Other plac- seim, Joe Chody, Raymond Yotty, ria Longoria to Joseph E Castel- ings were Jonette Kauffman, 10th; Harold Maxwell and Curtis Fig- lano was announced. Parents of Crystal Swartzentruber 13, Stacey gins. the couple are Barbara Longoria Dickel 15th, Christina Blauvelt The enrollment for the Mid- and Mike Longoria and Mr. and26th. Prairie Schools is 1266 students. Mrs. Baldemar (Barbara) Castel- The boys places 3rd of 6 teams, This represents an increase of 45 lano. The couple plans a fall, 1981 led by Noah Larson 3rd, Anthony students over the 1963-64 year. The wedding. Yoder 12th, Adam Fleming 20th, senior high's enrollment of 234 is Those attending the August 15Ismael Huerta 26th, Arjan Braaks- 30 more students than the previ- recognition dinner at he Universi- ma 29th. ous year. ty of Iowa Hospitals for more than Flint Ridge Wellman Elementary, 334; Kalo- 25 years of service were Gladys Pupils of the ol Greene Center na, 229; W. Chester, 132; Jr. High, Schlabaugh, Emma Jean Schrock, School in the early 40s: Eldon Yod- 312; Sr. High, 234. Gladys Gnagey and Dorothy Show- er, Arlin Yoder, Patricia Gingerich, Special Education Prairie Flow- alter. Edward Kempf, Helen Slaubaugh, er and Washington- 25 students. Russell and Miriam Yoder of twins Dale and Delbert Schrock, 25 years ago Kalona will host two of the Soviets David Gingerich, Lois Gingerich, September 14, 1989 visiting in the area September 16. Loretta Bender, Lynn Troyer, Tru- Local Wallace and Elaine Gingerich la Gingerich, Geraldine Gnagey, There will be more than just a visited at the parental Truman Joyce Gingerich, Delores Gnagey, taste of the 19th Century when the Gingerich home and attended aMarvin Slaubaugh, Stanley Lit- 18th annual Kalona Fall Festival Grinnell College football game last willer, Marlin Kempf, Donald Gin- opens September 22. weekend. Their son, Chris is on gerich, Goldie Gingerich, Doris A small steam engine will be the Grinnell team. Hershberger, Dorothy Hershberg- shown by Bill Eckhardt and a Last week Dean Rhodes gave er, Don Troyer, Maurice Bender small steam engine and sawmill an interesting program about the and Mary Maple teacher. operation demonstrated by Stan- year he and his family spent farm- We crossed paths with Eldora ley Mouser. ing in Argentina. He was the guest Yoder who is the wife of Chris, Gordon Miller will have a tread- of Phil Marner. daughter of Sam and also had an mill (used to grind grain) and Ivan Bender's guest this weekUncle Jake Gingerich. She always Ray Thomas a small baler. Dan is Sam Bontrager, who recently has a big smile. Coblentz will show the fine art of returned from Germany where he Uncle Sterling and Aunt Myrtle horseshoeing, participated in an FFA exchange Stoltzfus are camping at our place Admission is by button that this program, and will be here for a while till year features the Kalona Honey Members of Sunnyside Conser- their new house is finished. House. vative Mennonite Church spentA week ago Saturday, Delmar Now being remodeled into a August 13-25 in Haiti where they Ruegsegger, Don Yoder, George Yo- private residence by the Larry worked for Water for Life. The der, Oren Yoder, Gus Martin, Paul Pickard family, the Kalona Honey youth were Mike Gingerich, Ryan Harmon, Don Bush and Marlo House was built during the winter Hostetler, Duane Hochstedler, Cin- Mathes attended a breakfast and of 1925-26 under the direction of dy Gingerich, Linda Ropp, Wanda council meeting at the Shamrock Joseph E. and Lando Gingerich. Ropp, Diane Hochstedler, CarlCaf~ on Main Street of Parnell. The large three-story build- Miller, Linda Bontrager, Loretta Thanks! to everyone who helped ing was ready by spring, 1926 and Bontrager, Lynette Hochstedler. on John and Lena Hochstdler's among the company's investors Mid-Prairie Sale Friday. were George Eglin, president of Mid-Prairie bus driver Nancy Joe Levy became stranded at the the then Kalona Savings Bank and West, her husband and two chil- Kalona Post Office recently during E. H. Reif, owner of the Edmond- dren received a $148,500 settlement a recent down pour- so we, hauled son Department Store. for injuries she sustained in the Joe home. When the building was con- February 18, 1987schoolbus-semi- Adios structed, cost was $4,000 for mate- truck accident on Highway 22 just rials, equipment and labor, before the bridge 2 miles west of During the Depression, top price Kalona.