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Kalona, Iowa

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The Kalona News

February 8, 2018 Looking Back
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125 Years Ago - February 17, 1893


Mrs. Hattie Snyder and children visited with Syl Sharp’s family from Friday until Tuesday. She had not been there for three years and so concluded to go home with Syl when he was down last week.

A large number of cases of mumps reported from Amish. Think the mumps have a good deal of cheek to go into a community like that and cut a swell; and it seems to give them all the big head.

Sol Swartzendruber moved to Wright County.

Mrs. Bunker has bought the Gathecoal property. Consideration, $600.

The Yoder Bros., Abner and John Yoder, from Iowa City, have rented B. J. Miller’s storeroom, which is now occupied by the millinery store, and will put in a new stock of dry goods and groceries about March. John Yoder has been with the firm of Lightner & Company at Iowa City for a number of years. He has rented R. Morgan’s residence.


Mrs. Jno. Desing is quite sick.

Grandma Mapel is reported worse.

Mr. Roy Carr and Cora, daughter of Joseph England, went quietly to Washington last Saturday and were married.

W. V. Ferris has built a nice pond on his place at Dayton. In the spring he will enlarge it, improve it and stock it with German carp.

Adam Shaul’s brother, Phillip, who resides on a farm near North English, narrowly escaped instant death last Friday. He was found lying near a trough where he had been watering horses, with his face all bruised and mangled. It is supposed that the horses, kicked and trampled him. He remained unconscious for five hours. At this writing we are unable to state whether or not he is expected to recover.

Lone Tree

Marion O’Laughlin of Washington, visited his sister, Mrs. W. E. Harrell, of this place.

Frank Ritter, who is attending Willis & Williams academy at Iowa City, came home Friday.


John Shillig has been bedfast the past two weeks.

The Leader family moved this week into the Beardsley property on Pious Row.

Albert Thomann had the misfortune to badly mash three of the fingers on his left hand in the cogs of a buzz saw.

Mrs. G. L. Shillig was called to Iowa City by a telegram stating that little Helen was not expected to live.

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