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The Kalona News
Kalona, Iowa

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The Kalona News

August 16, 2018 75 Years Ago - August 26, 1943
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Russell Eberle was sentenced to six months in the county jail following his arrest for stealing corn from his employer, Albert Maas, a farm living southwest of Kalona.

On investigation he admitted taking 256 bushel of corn from the Maas farm, which he sold in Kalona and to farmers in the community. In addition he admitted stealing 67 pounds of chickens and two buckets of eggs also sold in Kalona. He told the sheriff about taking 25 pigs from the Maas farm. Six of these and seven sacks of feed were sold at a community sale in Washington and the others he took to his father’s farm near Harper.

Eberle admitted receiving $437 for articles he stole from the Maas farm and has returned $255.49 to Mr. Maas in part settlement for the stolen property. Eberle had over $600 in cash in his possession when he was arrested.

His father, A. G. Eberle of Harper, was arrested this week on the charge of receiving stolen goods and was sentenced to a term of not more than five years. The sentence was suspended during his good behavior and he was paroled to the Keokuk county sheriff.

Mrs. Margaret Friese, who is employed in the Raritan Arsenal at Nixon, N.J., is visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Waler.

The Snake Hollow threshing ring held a meeting and ice cream supper Monday evening at the Sam. W. and Roy Miller home.

Mrs. Ora Boone has returned to her home in Kalona after spending the summer with her husband in Washington state. Ora has been transferred to the East Coast.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam. W. Miller and Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Bender called on Mrs. Mary Brenneman and at the John Gingerich home.

Mary Ellen Swartzendruber, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Swartzendruber began teaching school at Prairie Dale Monday.

Virginia Hochstetler, Stuart Peterson and Richard Beck are attending the Young Peoples Institute at Mount Pleasant this week.


The people of Wellman will be interested in the results to date of the milk bottle contribution for cigarettes for the boys in service conducted by the American Legion. A checkup was made last Wednesday evening and the total received to date was $66.21, a very fine showing for this community. Out of that amount 20,000 cigarettes have been sent to the boys, 10,000 to those in the Pacific fighting zone and 10,000 to the boys in the European Section.

Mrs. William Wagamon entertained at a big dinner on Wednesday of last week, the old ladies Sunday school class of the Methodist church, known as “The Willing Workers.” Also a few others that might be classed as old ladies.

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