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November 17, 2016 Looking Back -11-17-2016
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Lone Tree:

100 Years

November 16, 1916

A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Temple Monday, November 13.

Tony and Paul Schmidt, Ralph Morrison and Geo. Eden Jr. had a close call from being hurled into eternity Sunday morning. They were going out south of town in their Ford car and endeavored to pass Samuel Wigim with a horse and buggy. The car struck the buggy wheel and turned turtle, rolling over four times. All four occupants were cut and bruised and the car was badly wrecked. Mr. Wigim escaped injury but lost one wheel off his buggy.

T. Jeff McCollister has started work on his half mile track southwest of town. The dirt has been broken but the grading will not be done until spring.

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Burr are parents of a daughter born November 9.

The Jno. Decker farm of 258 acres was sold at public auction Tuesday to Jay Burge for $130.00 per acre.

The council is installing an electric motor at the waterworks plant and has been assured that the electric power will be much cheaper than the large gasoline engine.

At a meeting of the stockholders of the River Junction Lumber Co. last week George Magruder was elected president.

75 years

November 20, 1941

At a special meeting of the town council Monday night the matter of calling an election to vote on the issuance of a new franchise for the Iowa Electric company was discussed.

The community was shocked Tuesday morning to learn that Walter Lennabaugh, 49, had passed away at about 11 o’clock Monday evening. He suffered a stroke at about 7 o’clock and was taken to an Iowa City hospital. Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon from the Reformed church with interment in the Lone Tree cemetery.

Mayor H. W. Sievers has placed his stamp of approval on the sale of Christmas Seals conducted by the Johnson County Tuberculosis Association.

Jean Alice Shoquist won first place in the oratorical division of the county declamatory contest held Wednesday evening at Sharon. Gwendolyn Kirchner placed second in the humorous division.

A meeting of a committee is being held this afternoon at the schoolhouse to make final plans for the installation of the hot lunch project at the local school. It is expected to be put into operation December 1.

The Fremont Township reading contest was held Friday evening. The winners in the various grade divisions were: First grade – Beverly Doerres; second grade – Betty Rose Bekker; third grade – Eva Eden; fourth grade – Orville Baker; fifth grade – Mary Lou Huff; sixth grade – Verlee Sweet; seventh grade – Robert Homes; and eighth grade – Mary Lou Kelso.

The reading contest of Lincoln Township was held Thursday. The winners in the lower divisions were: first – Ramona Lenz and second Ruth Burr. In the upper division the winners were: first – Joanne Schuessler and second Mary Lou Prizler.

Relatives here have received announcement of the marriage of Miss Miriam Carl to Lowell Lombard. The wedding took place in Chicago November 14.

Mr. and Mrs. John Kile had a coon roast at their home Friday evening.

Charles Cerny is a patient at Mercy hospital suffering the effects of an accident Tuesday when he sustained several injuries to his leg when his clothing caught in a manure spreader. His leg was quite badly cut necessitating several stitches. He will be confined to the hospital for about ten days.

Mr. and Mrs. Grant Stober are the parents of a son born Friday at Mercy hospital. They call him Jeffrey Lynn.

Kalona News:

100 years ago

November 16, 1916

Kalona shipped 14 cars of livestock. But that is nothing unusual. This little old town is one of the greatest shipping stations of livestock in the state, or anywhere, for that matter. From a half dozen to a dozen cars in one day is a common occurrence. Grady & Sons had 4 cars and Sleichter & Adams had a similar number, while the rest were owned by farmer shippers.

Logan Reif was host to about 26 of his little friends last Thursday. He was four years old that day and the little folks were invited in to help him celebrate the date. Games and good things to eat made the occasion a joy to the little folks.

Rollin Petersheim and Miss Barbara Crabeil were united in marriage last Sunday. There were no invited guests. The bride’s home is in Louisiana but for the past few years she has been employed at the Van Meter hotel. She is a fine young lady and has made many friends in Kalona. The groom is an industrious and well liked young man, being at present employed by a large undertaking establishment in Chicago.

Nicholas Ehl of Riverside spent Sunday with friends here and at Richmond.

75 years ago

November 20, 1941

The men’s bowling team will play the first of their series of games tonight. Captains Page and Kepler and their teams will play followed by Strabala and Strickler. Branson Batterson has been engaged as manager of the alleys.

Ladies teams were organized two weeks ago and have played two evenings. Team captains are H. Dean, P. Miller, G. Strickler and C. Grady.

Men of Holy Trinity parish painted the dining room of the Parish hall on Monday and Tuesday. On Friday the ladies will clean the hall and get it ready for the annual Thanksgiving Bazaar, dinner and supper to which everyone is invited.

Mrs. Ella Plank entertained at a birthday supper Saturday evening in honor of the 12th birthday of her granddaughter, Marjorie Hochstedler. Other guests were Lewis Hochstedler and daughters, Mrs. Katie Stutzman and Kate Gingerich.

One of our neighbor ladies, who has been helping elevate corn as it is brought in from the picker, had a narrow escape from a serious accident one day last week. She says she doesn’t know just how it happened but all at once she found herself caught in the elevator. Her slacks were torn off and one of a pair of three buckle overshoes was torn in four pieces. The fact that her slacks were old and tore easily is all that saved her from being badly hurt.

50 years ago

November 17, 1966

The annual Union thanksgiving service in Kalona will be held on Wednesday evening in the Kalona Mennonite church. The service is sponsored by the Kalona Inter-Church council and the Rev. Lowell Drake of the Methodist church will bring the message.

The Mid-Prairie Hawkettes were victorious in their first game of the basketball season. The opponent was Harmony of Farmington, final score was 63-44. Mid-Prairie’s starting six consisted of Charlene Kleinschmidt, Janet Kos, Connie Ehrenfelt, Diane Ehrenfelt, Trudy Kos and Nancy Slemmons.

The eighth grade football team concluded their season with a 1-2 record. Coached by Warren Olson the team included Dennis Hoff, Danny Gascho, Mike Tobin, Lee Harland, Joe TeBockhorst, Ricky Berg, Mark McAndrew, Greg Boyd, Steve Yotty, Reed Edmundson, George Schaeffer, Steve Norman, Bob Patterson, Jim Keifer, Charles Johnson, Mike Beck, Fred Scott, Larry Ehrenfelt, Jeff Schwartz, Phil Mellinger, Bill Cortum, Roger Kauffman, Ed Zahradnek.

The annual fish fry for members of the Kalona Volunteer Fire Department, their wives and guests was held Monday evening at the Kalonial Town House.

Open house at Yoder Feeds was held Tuesday, serving pancakes and sausage all day. During the evening they had a full house.

25 years ago

November 21, 1991

Kalona women business owners/partners were recognized during a special luncheon Friday. The program acknowledged the women’s contribution to the business community and economic growth of the town.

The Farmerettes 4-H Club met at the home of Andrea and Brandi Thrapp for a bake workshop. All members were present and a new member, Jessica Zahradnek was welcomed into the club.

The November meeting of the Rebekah Lodge was special as it was the first time in 1991 that all officers and supporters were present. Noble Grand Kay Kaalberg presided at the session following dinner at the Kalonial Townhouse.

Riverside Current:

25 Years Ago

November 15, 1991

The SEI Super Conference released the teams for the All Conference Football Teams recently. Highland is in the North Division of this new conference. On defensive team, seniors Jon Simon, end and Tim Grecian, linebacker were both chosen for the All Conference Team, North Division.

Those from Highland receiving honorable mention were Joel Hazelett, Ted Hahn, Kevin Powers, Brian Sojka, and Nathan Morrison.

Every year a brunch is held to celebrate the anniversary of congregate Meals in Riverside. Local business people, politicians, and those new and old to the Congregate Meals are invited to join in the celebration. These are a few who attended the brunch held in October which was for 15 years of service. Rev. Robert Hoover, pastor of the Methodist Church, Dora Lukavsky, Ethel Rath, Irene Thompson, Margaret Lukavsky, and Marie Havel. Jim Dautremont greeted people at the door and Dorothy Cloyed provided background music during the brunch.

Nathan Wayne and Lois Ellen Kasdorf of Riverside announce the arrival of their daughter, Cassie JoEllen. She was born Saturday, November 9, 1991, at 3:06 a.m. She weighed 7 lbs. 10 1/2 oz. and was 21 1/2 inches long.

Grandparents are Ambrose and Gladys Kron, Riverside; Vicki and Jerry Doe, Coralville; and John W. Kasdorf, Jr., White Pigeon, MI. Great-grandparents are Lucile Kasdorf, and Henry and Esther Doe, of Sturgis, MI.

Misty D. Zwolanek, daughter of Tamra Zwolanek of Riverside, recently enlisted in the Air Force’s Delayed Enlistement Program (DEP), according to TSgt. Osweiler Air Force representative in Iowa City.

Airman Zwolanek will enter active duty September 2, 1992 and has selected the mechanical aptitude career area for training after completing the Air force’s six-week basic training course. Airman Zwolanek will be a 1992 graduate of Highland High School.

10 Years Ago

November 16, 2006

The Highland School District received a $569.50 check from Hills Bank as part of the bank’s School Rewards program that, to date, has given the district a total of $1,764.28. Highland board member Cindy Michel, bank personnel Lois Kasdorf, Jean Lendz and Nicole Slaubaugh and Highland President Mike Roberts hold the check.

More than 80 veterans attended the Veterans Day breakfast at the Riverside VFW Post 6414 Saturday, November 11. The event was for the veterans and their family as a way to thank them for their service.

Wellman Advance:

100 Years Ago

November 16, 1916

The Silver Medal Contest was not so well attended as such a splendid program deserved to be, presumably because the work is rather new to Wellman. Those taking part were Ruth Oldfield, Francis Fritz, Hazel Rosenberger, Mark Brown, Wilson Ashby, Timothy Farrier and Lloyd Hole. Mark Brown was awarded the silver medal. Mrs. S. H. Huntsberger, who had the contest in charge, and her assistant, Mrs. Williams, trained the pupils.

Both deserve much praise for their undertaking. We trust they will have a number of these contests during the year. It is a great help to the young people and also the temperance cause. Rev. Carroll and Prof. Sykes, of Kalona, and Att’y Bell acted as judges, Mr. Bell acting in place of Bro. Alex. Miller, who was unable to come.

75 Years Ago

November 20, 1941

The W. Q. V. Club held its guest day at the home of Mrs. E. D. Miller Monday, November 17. Tea was served by candlelight. A film, “Partners in Progress” was shown by Mrs. A. C. Gingerich. The committee in charge was Mrs. E. D. Miller, Mrs. A. L. Braden, Mrs. A. G. Gingerich and Mrs. Ross Severt. Guests present were Mrs. William Turnipseed, Mrs. L. J. Kehoe, Mrs. Henry Kraling of Long Beach, Mrs. H. W. Durian, Mrs. Harve Freel, Mrs. H. B. Rugg, Mrs. Elizabeth Bach, Mrs. Frank Wilson, Mrs .W. Miller, Mrs. F. R. Lewis, Mrs. Slater O’Hare, Mrs. Robert Fiester, Mrs. Roll Erb, Mrs. Edward Henn, Mrs. Dan Steiner and Mrs. Margaret Schafer.

Showing at the Grand Theatre in Wellman Friday and Saturday is the double feature of “The Return of Daniel Boone” with Bill Elliott and Betty Miles and “San Antonio Rose” with Jane Frazee and Robert Paige. Showing Sunday and Monday is Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth in “You’ll Never Get Rich” and on the screen Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday is Edward G. Robinson, Marlene Dietrich and George Raft in “Manpower.” Admission is 10-30¢.

50 Years Ago

November 17, 1966

Mrs. Dean Wade has the distinction of bagging the first deer of the season, and she did it without a gun (or license we might add) and didn’t get to enjoy the fruits of the spoil. Mrs. Wade was driving near Wellman Monday evening when a large buck deer bounded across the highway in front of her car. There was no possible way of avoiding the deer and fortunately an accident was averted. Marshall Allen reported the front of the car was slightly damaged.

On sale at the Wellman Food Center is acorn squash for 10¢ each, a large box of Rainbo stuffing mix is 33¢, a jar of Lowdow Lodge candied watermelon pickles is 79¢, 20 pounds of red potatoes are 89¢ and Rippon good cookies are three packages for $1.

25 Years Ago

November 21, 1991

Four local youths have joined the Iowa Gym-Nest gymnastics in Iowa City. They were chosen from regular gymnastics classes to be trained for sanctioned United States Gymnastics Federation competitions. The new members are Deanne Martin, daughter of Bill and Phyllis Martin, Wellman; Terri Huber, daughter of Loren and Linda Huber, Wellman; Roxanne Bush, daughter of Rick and Becky Bush, West Chester; and Nathan Klostermann, son of Bernie and Wendy Klostermann, Wellman. All began their training in Wellman as students in Janet Long’s dance classes. Jim and Jill Schlott of Iowa City are coaches of the Gym-Nest team.

10 Years Ago

November 16, 2006

Jim and Cozy Millice attended Procter and Gamble’s 50th annual Open House in Iowa City recently. Millice retired from the company after 35 years where he had made Lilt Home Permanent, shampoo and mouth wash. He was seen beside the Scope line.

The dedication and blessing of the new Holy Trinity Parish Life Center in Richmond drew more than 300 people. The blessing was done by Msgr. John Hyland of the Diocese of Davenport. The Rev. Rich Adam who is the pastor for the cluster parishes of Holy Trinity, St. Mary’s in Riverside and St. Joseph’s in Wellman, assisted.

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