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The Kalona News
Kalona, Iowa

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The Kalona News

August 30, 2018 120 Years Ago - Sept. 9, 1898
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A citizen complains that children are throwing mud and stones at his house and annoying him a great deal. He says he will have the boys arrested if they continue.

The Advance has such a habit of claiming everything, that it thinks it owns Leroy Oldaker. While we wouldn’t detract from the glory of Wellman, we want it distinctly understood that Pvt. Leroy Oldaker is a citizen of Kalona, or was at the time he went to war. He was one of our professional men, who closed his dental parlor to join the Army and enlisted from Kalona. He is now dearer than ever to us, and we intend to keep him.

A. Bush is still suffering badly with eczema. He has it on both arms and legs. Quite an ailment for a man 86 years of age, who otherwise is reasonably well and strong.

Chas. Dawson was watching the boys play ball last Sunday, when a hot foul tip reached over and took him on the snout, badly demoralizing that member. A physician put the injured member into shape again, and it will probably be all right in a few days.

Between 4,000 and 5,000 people attended the funeral of Ralph Conger at Washington Sunday, with several from Kalona being present. Pvt.Conger was the second death in Company D.

A party of movers from Washington were here yesterday, moving the old B. F. Hochstetler house over to O. H. Dunlap’s, south of the railroad.

Boob Mellinger sustained a fractured collarbone, while playing ball at What Cheer.


W. T. Hamilton has decided that his new business block shall be a double – that is it will cover both his business lots. Work will commence soon. We like to see such solid improvements. Our main street will in time be a continuous row of good bricks.

The local post office was moved to the Uncle Henry Longwell brick building that the Wellman Savings Bank has moved out of recently. It is understood that Miss Crayne will move her millinery stock to the post office building.

C. W. Thomas went to Iowa City, called by the serious illness of his sister, Miss Emma.

Lone Tree

E. E. McGuire was conducting a real estate, loan and insurance office in Lone Tree.

Several of our citizens were removing their yard fences, greatly helping the looks of their places.

Two neighboring town boys – Bert Huff of Kalona and Hobert Keuneman of Riverside - died of typhoid fever at Camp Cuba Libre and were brought home for burial.

Dr. Graeser gave up his practice here and went to Des Moines.


Supervisor Mathews went to Nira this morning to meet the Keokuk County board and arrange for the rebuilding of a county line bridge over Smith Creek.

J. P. Critz has been laid up since last Saturday with appendicitis, and has been a pretty sick man. He is improving nicely now, however, and is soon expected out.

Seven weeks ago, A. D. Ford’s little boy stepped on a needle, running it into his foot. It didn’t give the little fellow much trouble until the past week, and this morning when the mother removed the bandage, she found the needle protruding about a quarter of an inch. It had passed completely through the foot near the instep.

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