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November 3, 2005 News Page 7A Years ago 2, 1905 News beautiful fall the harvest of gold- pursued with Subscribers, paying , the News will be 1, 107. board has hired of Clay Township principal of schools. She is to $40 per month. has sold his of 205 acres to J. Yoder, two $10,250 or $50 par get possession October 28, 1905 1 o'clock p.m. sharp lots also some acre hill in the north Manatt and Daniel can tell more big sto- Upon facts, than Charlie Hasty, a history of Eng- and Kalona. girl who carried the Postal Tele- Iowa City, was run by a switch morning. You want red lips, Sweet breath and Hollisters Rocky The greatest 35 cents, Tea of the sales Wednesday in this sec- Mr. head of horses, two-year for $28,231. Aver- a head. sold to South hold choice males and Were bred by L. G. Miller, Alva Hardy, ad W. H. Deuker. received for a and the best bull a rib fractured. Calf he tripped and Bishop has bought and Lon Flem- two car loads of Omaha. were reported Knotts boys and was hurt which were has bought the and John R. leased it for five is laid up with lost a valuable lost a fine mare last dead in the har- were sawing Vicinity last week has a phone Center the 0aes of Iowa City, of Iowa Falls, Johns of Des Mrs. Elizabeth visited at A. E R. B. Jones' the Struck C. L. in town and He had pur- only a few has bought an Carry the mail a runabout of Kalona. It machine, but agood one. Louis distinction of mail carrier in owning an make his daily of Miss Emma Mr. Wesley B. of Wellman, at high of the bride's ad Mrs. Charles ago 3, 1930 News Miss Ruth Seger and Jack Sny- der, students of S.U.I. were Sun- day visitors at the Harry V. Snod- grass home. Miss Adelaide Swartzendru- ber, Logan Reif, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Snyder, students of S.U.I. at Iowa City were Sunday visitors with their Kalona folks. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Small, Mr. and Mrs. Cloyd Small, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Lahey, Mrs. Milt Ehrenfelt and Mrs. Fay Rowe spent Sunday in Davenport visit- ing with Lee Small who is in the Pine Knoll Sanitarium there. Mr. and Mrs. Bart Yotty and sons, Raymond Lewis and Mar- vin Dean took Sunday dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hochstetler. Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Speas and Mildred and Mrs. Anna Yotty were dinner guests Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Walter Speas. Miss Gladys Page and lady friend from Riverside visited last weekend with her mother Mrs. Nellie Page. SPECIAL--2 coffee cakes for 25c at Deans Bakery, Saturday. Johnson County Corn Husk- ing Contest to he Held near Lone Tree on Lacy Brinlney- er Farm, Monday. Last Sunday after noon at five o'clock at the home of the brides parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Hochstetler, on west Barnes street, occurred the marriage of their oldest daughter, Miss Katie, to Mr. Emanuel Swartzendruber of the Wellman community. Riclunond News Frank Vodicka is building a new chimney on his house, occu- pied by Wm. Grimsteads. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kos and friends attended the movie at Iowa City Sunday night. Luella Lintz helped Mrs. Ray Kallaus with house cleaning this week. Mrs. Malichky is reported to be improving. Mrs. Vern Lintz spent a day last week with Mrs. Joe Kos Jr. A box and candy social will be held at the Richmond Public School Thursday evening November 6. Ladies please bring boxes. Program begins at 8 p.m. Mabel Stagner, Teacher. Pilotsburg Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Turnipseed are the parents of a son born to them Sunday morning. Will Brown, Carl Oldfield and Clayton Bear have corn picking machines in our community. Ernest Fisher is husking for Orva Scott. Mr. and Mrs. Carl D. Anderson and Wenona visited at Milford Andersons Sunday. John Old field who used to live here will again live on his farm here. Homer Turnipseed trucked a load of hogs to town for Carl Old- field Monday. Bayertown Clement Jem is the proud owner of a new Chevrolet coupe. Pupils at school No. 7 are enjoyed a weeks vacation. Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Bayer, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hasting and Mrs. John Sleichter left Friday for Darlington, Wisconsin where they will visit relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Klein of Rock Island visited at the Ivan Burkley home last week. Kalona Schools Assembly Program--A talk was given by Joe Levy on the Prince and the Pauper. The third number was a vocal duet, The Swallow, by Velma Eash and Velma miller. A short one act play was given by three girls, Ferne Benell, Leora Southwick and Beulah Michel, Buying Eggs. Some jokes. were given by Amos Hostetler. Senior News--Seniors on the Honor roll last six weeks were Vernon Gingerich and Stanley Plank. Sophomore Notes--Harry Jirsa was absent from school part of last week. The Subject of the debate Thursday was resolved that mar- ried women should not be employed. The affirmative side was Vivian Kern, Lucille Robert- son, Wilma Thompson and Edith Maxwell, the negative side was Claire Stillwell and Fronie Louck, Eldora Miller and Robert Gingerich, the affirmative side won. Freshman Classnotes--The all high school party is to be held Friday night at the hall. Our rep- resentatives are Entertainment Helen Snodgrass, Refreshments, Dorothy Miller, Elda Bigelow, Decorating, Ned Fry, Wilma Boller, Clean-up, Gordon Miller and James Moore. We all hope it will be a great success. We had several book reports last week, they were: Ramona, Helen Snodgrass; A Western Story, Arlis Niffenegger; Pallan- na, Dorothy Miller; The Har- vester, Lois Fisher. 5 th and 6 th grades--In the fifth and sixth grades there are four on the honor roll. They are Elva Bender, Orpha Gingerich, Luella Gingerich and Billy Fry. 3 rd and 4 th grades--We have four on the Honor Roll in our room, they are Gwendolyn Sparks, Fannie Miller, Clara Yoder and Lydia Miller. Paul Fry is absent from school. We all hope he will be back soon. We have chosen new captains this week for our health contest. Gwendolyn Sparks for the fourth grade and Alvin Miller for the third grade. 1 st and 2 nd grade--Pauline Gingerich had a birthday party Thursday. Honor Roll, First Grade: Elsie Engstrom, Mary Colleen Grady and Ralph Gingerich. Second Grade: James Boone, Kenneth Gingerich and Jack Perrin. Cleo has been absent, he has had the pink-eye. Kalona High vs. Wellman High Football The final score was Kalona 6, Wellman 0. Kalona's lineup is: LE, TeBock- horst; LT, Yoder; LG, Miller; C, Way; RG, O'Laughlin; RT, Sny- der; RE, Ehrenfelt; QB, Woods; RHB, Grady; LHB, Lemley; FB, Ritz. Wellman's lineup is: LE, Bull; LT, Wade; LG, Godlove; C, Whets- tine; RG, Butterbaugh; RT, Curl; RE, Fleming; QB, L. Durian; RHB, Wherle; LHB, Sillmer; FB, R. Durian. 50 years ago November 2, 1955 Local News Mrs. Mose Levy has received word of the birth of a son, Daniel Morris, to her son and daughter- in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Levy on Sunday, November 6. The baby weighed seven pounds and six ounces. Mrs. Leona (Patterson) Larew, 48, died at Mercy hospital in Iowa City, Wednesday, November 2, fol- lowing a three week's illness. Mrs. Larew was the telephone operator at Sharon Center for 15 years prior to her marriage. Vernon G. Gingerich, former Kalona resident was elected Mayor of Manitou Springs, Col- orado in the election held on November 1. Rodney, young son of Mr. and Mrs. William Mercer, fell at his home Sunday evening and frac- tured his left leg. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Way entertained at a birthday dinner Sunday, honoring the formers mother, Mrs. Velma Way. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Ropp living north of Kalona on highway 1 will observe their 40th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Novem- ber 12 th. Mr. and Mrs. Don Miller, Jeanette and Jim and Sally Skola visited Sunday afternoon and evening with Mr. and Mrs. Ver- non Hartzler and daughters of near Atalissa. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 9, 1955 at the Kalona Baptist church for Homer D. Jackson who died at his home on Monday. R. H. Peterseim, candidate for Mayor was elected with 57 votes. Councilmen candidates Trusler and Russel each received 58; Kepler, Teets and Yoder each received 56. V. D. Hochstetler, candidate for Treasurer received 57 votes. Service Men Pvt. Thomas J. Striclder, San Diego 40, California. Pvt. Donald L. Spenner, Camp Chaffee, Arkansas. Frytown Ernie Eimen is building an additional room on the Elden Graper home. The Church of Christ installed a new oil burner last week. Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Stutzman and family, Mr. and Mrs. George Widmer and Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Stutzman and son were Sunday dinner guests in the Will Stutz- man home. Bayertown Mr and Mrs. Farr and daugh- ter of near Sharon moved to the Bayertown apartments Saturday. School District No. 6 attended field day at Iowa City Tuesday. Miss Colleen Sehr of Sharon District No. 6 attended the state teachers meeting as a representa- tive of Johnson County rural teachers. Ralph Sleichter and son Richard were in Texas last week on business. Prairie Dale Gary Boller was a Sunday guest with Rowen Hochstedler. Sandra Nafziger was a week- end guest in the Dale Brenneman home. Mr. and Mrs. Ben L. Yoder and family were Sunday evening guests in the Mahlon Miller home to celebrate Mrs. Millers birthday. Richmond Mr. and Mrs. Clem Shalla entertained at a card party Sun- day evening. Euchre was played during the evening with high scores won by Bart Yotty and Mrs. Marvin Yotty and low scores to Mrs. Ed Beranek and Al Selement. Mr. and Mrs. Grover Schup- bach went to Downey, Missouri on Sunday to see their new granddaughter, born to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lancaster early Sun- day morning. Mr. and Mrs. John Coffman and sons of Maquoketa spent the weekend at the parental Wn. Shalla home. Bert Stumpf had the misfor- tune to fall and fracture his heel while unloading tile at the Shet- tier farm west of town on Mon- day morning. Pilotburg Charles Maas will have a sale on November 15. We are sorry to have neighbors move. Mr. and Mrs. Loran Bush are the parents of a son born Mon- day. Carl Oldfields have moved into their new home and have moved the old one on the old Findly Rickey farm where the old house burned a few years ago. Stanley Mouser is getting his house built. Kalona Kubs Korner November Birthdays--6 th, Connie Pieper; 10 th, Larry Jirsa; 25 th, Jim Gingerich; 26 th, Midge Walker. Question of the week--"To what are you looking forward to most this year?" Karla Preston, a KeWash title in basketball, the Senior play and passing Physics. Sue Ann Sakulin, getting my diploma signed, passing Physics and see- ing that Karle stays our of trou- ble. Robert Miller, making the basketball team and seeing those Seniors graduate. Jeanette Rhodes, a basketball title for Kalona, passing algebra and hav- ing a lot of fun. Rosalie Bender, the Junior-Senior banquet, the music contests, giving our play and having loads of fun. John Keiser, a very good basketball team, one which we can beat St. Mary's ff we meet them again and the Junior-Senior banquet. 25 years ago November 9, 1980 New Babies A 9 lb. 6 oz. son, Andrew John, was born October 31 to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Swartzentruber. Grand- parents are Mr. and Mrs. Einer Stoltzfus of Williamsburg and Mr. and Mrs. Eli Swartzendruber. Great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John Stoltzfus, Mr. and Mrs. John Wagler of Wayland and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Swartzentru- ber of Fredericksburg, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin C. Miller are the parents of a 10 lb. 6 oz. daughter, Jolene Edna, born November 9. Local News Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Miller entertained at dinner at the Cap- tains Table in Washington Thursday evening in observance of their thirty-fifth wedding anniversary. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Paul W. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Bender, Mr. and Mrs. Eli Swartzendruber, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Swartzendruber and Mr. and Mrs. Jake Kauffman. Mr. and Mrs. Mose P. Yoder observed their sixtieth wedding anniversary November 7. To cel- ebrate the occasion, family and friends gathered for a dinner Sat- urday, November 8. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Roten- burger of Wellman are the par- ents f a son, Travis Lee, born Sunday, November 9, at Universi- ty Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wasson of rural West Chester and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Rotenburger of Rich- mond. Katie Kallaus was a weekend guest of Jim and Mary Litwiller at their home in rural Wellman while her folks went to the Pur- due-Iowa game. K-Opti-News Last week we had an excellent meal and a full house, after which Dave Yoder told about the sewer project. Olie wore his Iowa State shirt with a black armband and had Mr. Maas as his guest. Larry Erickson was the Lucky Optimist. If you don't happen to recog- nize our speaker, Mr. Cummings, he was the long-time sports director of the WMT stations and is widely known as "Tate." It was a good year... For Kalona, the fastest growing town in the area. According to retail sales figures for the fiscal year (March, 1979 to March, 1980). Kalona is one of the most prosperous towns in the state. Following are the figures for Kalona and comparable towns: Kalona, $14,602,259; Wellman, $7,643,933; Brighton, $1,365,847; Ainsworth, $1,235,446; Riverside, $2,028,163; Crawfordsville, $732,073; West Chester, $526,561; Sigourney, $14,574,292; West Lib- erty, $11,125,384; Columbus Junc- tion, $9,572,611; Marengo, $12,059,209; North English, $5,975,191; Lone Tree, $1,877,612; Solon, $2,392,070; Hills, $1,902,346; Keota, $3,144,418; North Liberty, $4,290,340. M.P. Marching Hawks have successful year A short postscript to the sea- son was a "pick up" pep band that found its way to Waco for the final game of the season. This year's drum majorette was Christal Shalla; drum major, Phil McAndrew; head twirler, Laurel NeiU; head flags, Janette Miller. The bands announcer has been John Woodin, and the director of bands is Bob Gaston. Flint Ridge By Bill Jr. Don Yoder celebrated his birth- day at (Happy Joes) in Washing- ton Saturday night. Hie received a very, very fancy Cowboy shirt which is two toned and has pearl or diamond snap buttons of some kind on it. He doesn't know which, and he also received a year's subscription to the West- ern Horseman and by the way, the shirt came via Western World and I sure hope the Oil pumper reads this. We sure did have a lot of fun at Glen Fisher's open house a week ago Sunday and saw some el friend,s and some friends we had never met before. We became acquainted with Ralph and Meda Hall who have written us a num- ber of letters, but whom we had never met before, and also saw an el pal, Bill Hannon, his wife and his sistel, Mary, and we had not seen Bill in a long time, and many more friends. Late Sunday afternoon Don Yoder and Morgan Yoder cele- brated their birthdays on Shaver Creek. Homenmde ice cream was furnished by Uncle Bob and Min- nie, and a fancy birthday cake was furnished by the Shaver Creek Cowgirls. Paul and Nina Miller of the Big Bottom, Don and Ruth Yoder of the Ridge enjoyed a very fine picnic and visit out on the South prairie Thursday evening. We forgot to mention one of the hoodlums dressed as a bunny hop and they claim it was Janette Slaubaugh, which sure was a shock to me, and I sure am glad that Halloween is over with. Our apologies to Janette. Adios Letters 1st Responders appreciate donors The Kalona First Responders sincerely appreciate the great response from the entire com- muniW at their blood drive last week. "Only in Kalona", are buildings literally carried up the highway to a new location; "Only in Kalona" would some- one pay $75.00 for a loaf of bread at a benefit auction; and "Only in Kalona" will you see 180 pints of blood drawn at a blood drive! 211 donors attempted to donate. It's awesome to know that when there's a physical need, this community responds with generosity. The next blood drive with the DeGowin Blood Center will be in April 2006. Ethel Bontrager Kalona 1st Responders Miller encourages all to vote It is that time of the year again to be thinking very seri- ously about a great opportunity we have-GOING TO THE POLLS and VOTING. We have one very important issue to consider, a new jail for our community. We have to give a 'big thumbs up' for the homework done by the many people involved: the supervisors, our sheriff, con- sultants, architects and all per- sons involved in preparing for this much needed project. This is a well priced project for the money. If you are a registered voter, I urge you to take a few minutes and help our community get 'the ball rolling' to get a much needed new jail built. PLEASE vote (YES) on Tues- day for a new Washington Coun. ty Correctional Facility. Alvin C. Miller Farm Bureau urges voters to "become engaged" The Washington County Farm Bureau urges the resi- dents of Washington County to become engaged regarding the proposed Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District in Riverside. The Washington County Supervisors will be set- ring the hearing date for this issue at their November 1 meet- ing. The Washington County Farm Bureau is opposed to the use of a TIF District by Wash- ington County to fund munici- pal services such as water and sewer systems. The casino property located within the newly annexed area of Riverside will have a maxi- mum assessed valuation of $48 Million under the current agreement, which will generate approximately $1.5 Million in additional tax revenues. Should a TIF District be implemented, these additional revenues will pay off the bonds to construct the water and sewer improve ments rather than go into the county general ranch Why should taxpayers in the county care about this issue? Because additional revenue would nor- really equal property tax reduc- tions assuming expenses remain constant. Without a TIE a house assessed at $100,000 would receive an annual reduc- tion of $20.41, a $100,000 busi- ness would receive an annual reduction of $42.52 and a 400- acre farm would receive a $111.93 annual reduction in property taxes. The above assumptions do not include the costs of any addi- tional services such as law enforcement and fire protection that this property deserves and will need. This adds to your contribution to the construc- tion of the sewer and water improvements. TIF Districts across the state have a tendency to perpetuate and outlive their initial time frame, which in this case is 10+ years. Although the county must be the entity that partici- pates in the creation of this TIE the City of Riverside will be the entity that determines length of your contribution once the ini- tial bonds are repaid. The Washington County Farm Bureau urges taxpayers to contact the Washington County Supervisors with their opinions or attend the hearing that will be set on November 1st. Dave Skubal President Washington County Farm Sureau