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TIlE KALONA NEWS - by l)on W. Yoder The photo above was shot about this time of the year, in 1946 at Albia, Iowa. It was in early morning where a large crowd of horsemen would gather for the horse auction. A large auction of mules was held the day before which was attended by a lot of muleskinners. Pete Peterson and sons operated the Albia Sale Barn those days. Pete was a large, very heavy set, stout man. It was always a great show during the two day auction and was the largest mule and horse auction in the state and was held each year about this time with most of the mules coming out of Missouri. You should put a spy glass on this photo to really enjoy it. You are looking east - please notice the box cars sitting on the rails due east of the yards where a lot of horses were penned. You can see the north end of the auction barn. Please notice the two el farmers sitting on the fence with their hands clasped between their legs. Probably braggin' about how many acres they used to plow with six horses or how many acres of corn they could lay by with a two row cultivator and four horses if it was cool. Also notice the 1932 Chevy in the foreground. On the south side of the yards past week with cobwebs flying which could be a sign for Indian Sumnler. We also have escaped the hard To all of you! freeze while everyone has been Thank you so much for our holding their breath. However, I memorable weekend in Kalona! We am not surprised, as I saw a couple were overwhelmed at the extent of woolly worms and they are the Prize Package. I did, indeed, completely very, very light all over keep busy on Saturday picking up the various prizes. The Bed and which says we could have a very mild winter but I am expecting lots Breakfast was a lovely experience and lots of moisture in the form of and we enjoyed that. The cookbook rain, sleet, ice or snow this winter, will be put to good use, as will all due to all the white, fluffy clouds the rest of the mementos. I hope to we had in August. get back to shop again this fall. Thank you !! You should step out and take a look at the moon while it is clear in Marilyn and Willard Hall the evening. I observed the moon Marshalltown Saturday evening as I was coming Dear Editor, out of Wellman. The moon rise The Mid-Prairie football team was very breathtaking as it rose off always appreciates the support of the horizon mid-way between the the Athletic Boosters, cheerleaders, Cheese Factory and Kalona. band and fans. We are encouraged Adios by your enthusiasm and cheering. Plum Grove open to the public Plum Grove, a state-owned Grove site manager, Dave Muhlena, historic site managed by the Johnson 337-6846. have enjoyed forty years doing County Historical Society, re- The Johnson County tlistorical business as Farmers Supply Sales opened to the public last month. Society also operates the Heritage where lots and lots of parts have Plum Grove is at 1030 Carroll St.,Museum at 310 Fifth St., Coralville. gone across the counter and many, one block from Kirkwood Avenue Receives grant many implementssold, in Iowa City. Built in 1846, the The tteritage Museum has I remember when FJ'nie was just two-story brick house was the homereceived a $7,500 General Operating a punk kid, there were some of Robertand Friendly Lucas, earlySupport grant from the federal mechanics down at theEnd Johnson County settlers. Lucas was Institute of Museum Services, to be which was the Case Store those the first governor of the Territory of spent during a two-year period. days, trying to get an old Case Iowa, serving from 1838-1841. General Operating Support grants tractor started by cranking and When the Lucases lived at Plum are awarded to museums that have cranking and while they were Grove (1844 to 1853), it was a small demonstrated excellence in all areas resting Ernie walked up and turned farm on the edge of Iowa City, and of museum operations. To apply, on a few knobs or jets and then surrounded by a thicket of plum each institution must perform a gave the crank a flip and the el trees, in spite of its location in the complete self-evaluation involving tractor ran real smooth. I also city. The home's interior is every aspect of its operation from remember when those air-cooled, furnished as it would have been collections care and maintenance to Wisconsin engines which were during the Lucas residency, with educational programs and exhibits. mounted on the front end of them modest period furniture reflecting The museum is open Wednesday- el Case balers, used to run so hot the Lucases' tastes. Exhibits on the Saturday, 1-5 p.m. and Sundays, 1-4 that they would stop and grounds describe the archeological p.m. Call 351-5738 for more everyb(xly had to let them set an excavations which have taken place inforn ation. hour till they cooled before they at Plum Grove. could be started, except Ernie - He could start one right away before it cooled. We have been enjoying some very, very mild, dry weather the The Free Medical Clinic in Iowa City is getting a big volunteer boost near stde was a big circle where a completely free to those in need. hitch wagon was with one great The clinic staff, consisting mostly of big, big white horse and an el fella volunteers, performs a variety of who would give you a hitch if you medical services including well bought a horse or team. child exams, immunizations, Seeing this el '32 Chevy gynecological services, and HIV reminds me that I am saving my counseling, screening and testing. money in a big bucket dug in the "If we were open around the clock back yard and my next venture is we still wouldn't be able to see all to buy a 1929 or 1930 restorable or those in need," assesses Mary Dole- restored Chevy. Ratter, Co-director of the clinic. When I was a lad of five or six And that's where Mercy comes in. years old, them autos were and still are the apple of my eye. There Several Mercy physicians were blacks, greens and grays with identified the great need at the clinic disc wheels and a wooden steering and recruited volunteers from the wheel, hospital to help. The first If anybody knows where thereWednesday of the month, every is or will be one, please let me other month, is "Mercy Night"at the know. Free Medical clinic. Forty-two We say congratulations! to hospital staff members and 26 Ernest and Ardith Ropp as they physicians volunteer their time to staff the clinic: taking care of patients with sore throats, earaches, The Leaning Tower of Pisa has and whatever other illness they increased its lean by an average of encounter. Dale WaUerich, RN, of 1.25 millimeters a year since the Mercy Emergency Care Unit, is measurements began in 1911. coordinating the volunteer project. "We're basically just providing a We can heat the body, we can cool community back to it; we can give it tension or people who maynototherwisehave relaxation; and surely it is possible medical care," he says. Dole-Ratter to bring it into a state in which says the clinic is now able to see rising from bed will not be a pain. more patients and hopes the - James Boswell volunteer effort will grow. two more men are standing on top from Mercy llospital physicians and the fence looking and dreaming employees. iabout horses. The Free Medical Clinic pro ides To the right of this photo on the basic preventive outpatient care $500 Minimum Opening Deposit a The Cruise Port A division t)t Meacham Travel Service proudly presents l l N 9 e Thursday, October 14, 1993 - 7:00 p.m. Best Western Westfield Inn 1-80 & Hwy 965, Coralville If you are a CRUISE ALUMNI, please bring your favorite cruise photos to display that night... PRIZES WILL BE A WARDED IN VARIOUS CA TEGORIES Join as for REFRESHMENTS and FUN! ! ! Call 351-1900 or (800) 727-1199 to R.S.V.P. by October 12 (space is LIMITED... CALL NOW!) Throughout October, Plum Grove's public hours are Wednesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m., and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For more information, call Plum Mercy is recruiting more people to help in hopes of establishing a Mercy Night once a month beginning in January. If you are interest in volunteering or water more information, call Mercy Hospital Community Relations at 339-3658. Next Mercy Night at the Free Medical Clinic is Wednesday, October 6, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Did you know? Beef is... ...Good food and a great value. Consumers are eating more beef these days. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, beef is the number one choice of consumers, beating pork, chicken, turkey and lamb by a long shot. Classifieds work Call 656.2273 I "Vitamin D In The Elderly" Vitamin D is obtained by two methods; the food in one's diet or by exposure to sunlight, allowing the body to make its own Vitamin D. Unfortunately, the elderly, due to age related changes in their skin and digestive systems, cou- pled with changing dietary prefer- ences and little outside activity, have trouble getting the proper amount of Vitamin D. The elder- ly can maintain adequate levels of Vitamin D by consuming Vitamin D fortified dairy products each day and spending time outdoors, even if physical activity is limit- ed. If this is not possible, ask your pharmacist to recommend a vitamin supplement containing Vitamin D. MILLER'S MEDICINE CABINET 5 and C - Kalona 656-3134 The chartered bus ride to Camanche, October 1, and the large crowd at the game was outstanding! A special thank you to Chuck and Jody Rogness for their persistence and many hours of work to charter the buses and make arrangements for all the fans and team personnel. Thanks also to the Athletic Booster Board and school officials for your approval of the bus accommodations. The unique and exciting experience made the team feel special and was a terrific motivation for us to play our hardest. Jeremy Peck Co-Captain Delaware was the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. Senator, receive awards The National Pork Council (NPPC) MI Senator Tom U.S. Represe Volkmer Symbol NPPC's selected the for the top honor national public distinguished industry. nation's pork present when Harkl accepted t in Washington, NPPC's Both members of instrumental in Act in 1985. .... Highway 22 - Kalona Office Hours: 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday: 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Sheldon Yoder D.V.M. David Sehlapkohl D.V.M. Susan Stump D.V.M. 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