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Kalona, Iowa

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The Kalona News

June 14, 2018 100 Years Ago - June 20, 1918
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Last Saturday was a great day in Kalona. Everybody says so and says it emphatically. The greatest day that Kalona has ever had to her credit. There was an immense crowd, estimated there were from 4,000-5,000 people on the grounds in the afternoon.

John A. Yoder, as chairman of the day, was certainly the right man for the place and carried the program through in a way that does him great credit.

Gov. Harding spoke with unusual power and eloquence, even for him. Many expressed the opinion that they had never heard a more eloquent and patriotic address.

J. W. Coffey of Iowa City and formerly a Kalona merchant, is now holding a position with the government at the Rock Island arsenal. Part of the time he has been a cloth inspector and part of the time he is employed in the printing department.

Bert Southwick, who enlisted last winter with an engineer’s company is over in France, or at least is on his way over by this time.

Wino Strabala entertained company at his home Sunday.

Mrs. Joe Chapek is not improving very fast.

Miss Bessie Holdeman of Lone Tree, visited part of the week with her friends, the Misses Dunlap.

Hugh Dunlap left last Sunday to report at California for service in the U. S. aviation corps.


Milo Ingram, member of the 126th machine gun battalion, and son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Ingram of this place, arrived here Monday evening to attend the wedding of his sister, Hazel.

Albert Fredenburg, formerly an old resident of Riverside, passed away at his home in Davenport, after an illness of five months from dropsy. Mr. Fredenburg lived here for more than 25 years and was numbered among the most highly respected citizens.

One of the prettiest nuptial events of the year took place Wednesday evening at the beautiful new home of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Ingram in Riverside. Their eldest daughter, Hazel Iris, was united in marriage to Thomas Workman, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. George R. Workman. The nuptials were solemnized with the impressive ring ceremony of the M. E. Church in the presence of more than 80 guests with Rev. R. Collier, pastor of the local church officiating.

Jess Richardson is here from Camp Cody visiting at the C. S. Cummings home. His home is at Washington and he was recently honorably discharged from the camp owing to physically disability.

Mr. Dewees came to Riverside Monday morning to visit his daughter, Mrs. William Beranek.


Last Friday night’s papers contained the name of Chas. Polton among the list of wounded in France. Aaron Shetler received word from Charley’s sister about the same time, telling him of Charley’s injury and stated that if she received further word she would notify him. It has since been reported that Charley’s wounds proved fatal, but we understand such report was false. We all hope for Charley’s speedy and complete recovery.

Roy Durian, L. E. Maplethorpe, G. L. Dutton and Nick Snider drove to Camp Dodge to see our soldier boys Jesse Lewis, Owen Grinstead, Wilbur Wasson and Dr. Weidlein.

Luther Stephens, better known as “Dad,” has been here a couple of days this week. He has been in Pennsylvania the past two years and returned to Iowa last week. He went to What Cheer this morning for his luggage and will return here and make his home with Mrs. Perry Stephens.

Carl Ruegsegger took some dandy postcard pictures of the recent high water, both at English River and Smith Creek. He has them for sale.

Charley Singleman is working on his fine new farm residence now. By the way, Charley had a fire recently. His old house, which had been moved back in two parts to make way for the new one, caught fire and one part, which contained much of their clothing and bedding, was completely destroyed. The only clothes Mr. and Mrs. S. had left was what they were wearing. The origin of the fire is unknown. There was no stove in the dwelling and just how it started will no doubt always remain a mystery.

Wellman was well-represented at the Patriotic Day services in Kalona, the greatest attraction no doubt being Gov. Harding.

Lone Tree

D. M. Riggs, who recently sold his large elevator here to the Lone Tree Farmers Union Exchange, informs us that he will erect a new elevator and will again enter the grain and coal business in Lone Tree.

Mr. Riggs also expects to move the old Baptist church building to the new elevator site to be used for storing seeds. He will build a new coal shed and hopes to again be able to serve the people of Lone Tree and its community in a manner that will merit a portion of their patronage.

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