Newspaper Article Archive of
The Kalona News
Kalona, Iowa

Newspaper Article Archive of
The Kalona News

May 10, 2018 120 years ago - May 20, 1898
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O. H. Dunlap has been awarded the contract for the erection of the new school building, his bid being $20 lower than W. W. Carpenter, the next lowest bidder. We are glad the contract goes to one of our home contractors which is a guarantee that home laborers will do the work, and all may rest assured that the job will be done according to specifications and in a most satisfactory manner. Work will be commenced as soon as the board settles upon the site.

Our school board is having a good deal of difficulty in finding a suitable location for the new school building. They have several sites in view, but all seem to have more or less objectionable features. The board desires to select a spot as near as possible to the center of the school district, remote from the business part of the town and all influences that will detract the interests of the scholars from their studies. No doubt a site will be selected very soon.

If our young men don’t stop getting full and raising thunder every Sunday, Riverside will soon have as bad a name as Kalona and Lone Tree. Boys, have a care. – Leader

If we had one of Dewey’s big guns, we would be tempted to shell the Leader office for throwing out this slur. It’s a case of the pot calling the kettle black. Kalona could take lessons from Riverside in deviltry. We object to being classed with Lone Tree, since we have no fixed saloons, nothing more stationary than box cars, and they are seldom open for “business.”

John A. Yoder’s moved into their residence on Barnes Street Wednesday. The house has been remodeled, replastered and painted and makes them a very pretty and comfortable home.

During a quarrel Monday, Chas. Meachum shot and seriously injured George Garberick at Brighton. He was arrested and placed in charge of Sheriff Teeter at Washington. It is thought Garberick will recover.


Mrs. W. G. Bernard’s children have been very sick with the measles, but are now better.

Duff Shaffer and wife started back to Maxwell last Friday. Duff seems to be perfectly satisfied with his present location and the business advantages it affords.

Frank Furman was taken before the insane commissioners last Thursday evening, was pronounced insane and was taken the following day to Mount Pleasant for treatment. It will be remembered that about three weeks ago he cut his throat with suicidal intent, narrowly escaping death. The wound has all but healed. We hope he may regain his mental strength.

Joe Dawson didn’t like North Dakota and so he didn’t buy any of it. He couldn’t use any of that state in its present location and it was too big to bring home with him. His faith in Iowa has been multiplied by itself.

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