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Kalona, Iowa

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September 14, 2017 Looking Back
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Kalona – Leroy Osborn is the new clerk in the Chicago Store. His home is in Iowa City and he is an experienced man in the mercantile work, having been for several years associated with the Hoffelder Bros. of Iowa City. This extensive experience and his acknowledged business ability will make him a valued and efficient man in the Chicago Store business.

Wellman – Monday forenoon’s storm was a costly one of M. W. McMahon, who resides on the old Stapleton homestead about 4 miles west of town. Lightning struck his barn, which was a large structure, and burned it to the ground. It contained several tons of hay and all of Marti’s farm machinery, which he purchased new last spring. The contents were probably fully insured in the Washington County Mutual, but on the barn he only carried $400 which will not go very far toward replacing the old one.

Joe McClelland has been kept pretty busy ever since the storm of Monday and last night adjusting damages by lightning for the Washington County Mutual. The damages we have learned are as following. M. W. McMahon house and barn; Eli Deen, two cows killed; J. G. Weidlein, yearling calf; H. L. Foster, horse; Norm Moothart, 2 cows and 7 or 8 hogs; Esther Ashby, horse; Tony Potsander, cow; and Gus Wetrich’s corn crib was struck and damaged.

Riverside – Some lightning business changes took place in Riverside the past week. The deals were opened when Francis Suepple purchased the interest of his brother, Leo; in the restaurant and ice cream establishments last Wednesday. On Thursday Francis Sueppel sold the two business establishments to G. R. Workman and H. F. Griffin, when the latter two real estate men closed the deal which transferred 80 acres of the C. S. Cummings farm southeast of Riverside to Mr. Sueppel and purchasing the other 120 acres of the 200 acre farm themselves. Then on Monday of this week J. L. Deatsch purchased the two business establishments and is now in charge.

Mr. Deatsch has purchased the restaurant and ice cream parlor with the intention of permanently conducting them. He contemplates a number of improvements in the near future and will strive in every way to give the people of Riverside and surrounding country a first class restaurant and ice cream and confectionary store.

Lone Tree – There will be a big dance for young and old at Troop B Armory on Saturday evening. Good music by a Lone Tree and Iowa City orchestra.

We are now prepared to serve meals and lunches and ask for a share of your patronage. Zilver’s Café

James Lukavsky is still mayor of Lone Tree in spite of the fact that his resignation was filed with the town clerk more than two weeks ago.

When the council met Monday night the mayor presided at the meeting and that he serve out the remainder of his term which ends next April. After a little discussion for the questions, Mayor Lukavsky yields to their desire and withdrew his resignation,

It is well for the voters to bear in mind that there will be a special election on the liquor question in Iowa. On this date the fate of prohibition in Iowa will be referred to the voters for a decision.

Nichols sauerkraut may become as famous throughout the country as Nichols cabbage. We hope so, at least. The work of installing machinery and getting ready to run in our own kraut factory was completed late Tuesday afternoon and the first head of cabbage was ground out.

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