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December 28, 2017 Looking Back: 100 Years Ago, Jan. 3, 1918
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A marriage of much interest to Kalona people was consummated today in which Miss Charlotte Spencer became the bride of Mr. Everette Allen. The groom is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Allen, where he is known as a splendid Christian young man of excellent education and ability, one of the very best. The bride is a winsome young lady of excellent attainment and well worthy of the fine young man she has won as her life’s companion, and the best wishes of many friends will be theirs for a happy married life.

The Ladies Beneficial Society of Frank Pierce and the M. E. Society of Amish, served supper at the hall Monday evening after the home talent play given by the Wellman High School.

Grandma Shaver has been on the sick list for the past month.

Cullen Moomey and family were Sunday afternoon visitors at the John Kinsinger home.

Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Rogers had a New Year’s Day visitor, in the person of their little grandson from Wellman.


Mr. and Mrs. Sam J. Swartzendruber mourn the death of their 3-week-old daughter, which occurred at their home last Friday evening, following an operation for intestinal trouble. The operation was performed by Dr. Moore of Washington and was the last resort in an effort to save the baby’s life, and the little one seemed to be greatly relieved and appeared much brighter for several hours thereafter. Suddenly the baby took a change for the worse and passed away within a few minutes.

Miss Una Ayers of Iowa City, spent Christmas at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Ayers, here. She had been attending Miss Irish’s business college, but now has a position in a bank there.

Will Blumenstein brought in a hog yesterday that brought him $105.60 which is the most money D & O have paid yet this winter for one hog. It takes a pretty good horse to bring that amount of money now. Times do change.

Ed Wellman and wife of Iowa City, came Tuesday evening for a visit at the home of her mother, Mrs. Isabelle Turnipseed, and other relatives.

S. C. Love and wife are spending today with John Warey and wife in Kalona.

The marriage of Mr. Edward Brenneman to Miss Fanny Hochstetler took place Wednesday afternoon at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eli Hochstetler, near Kalona. The happy couple will live with his mother, Mrs. Abe Brenneman, north of Wellman. They are a most excellent couple and have the sincere best wishes of their many friends.


Another change took place in the garage known as the Kleopfer Brothers place. Albert Kron, a prominent young farmer residing near Riverside, purchased the interest of August Kern in the business and has already taken possession.

Mr. Kron is an energetic and straightforward young man and has been a success on the farm. He has proven himself to be a good businessman and will doubtless prove a good partner for Martin Kloepfer, who retains his interest in the business. Mr. Kron held a closing out sale on the 21st and is moving to town.

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Stransky and children of Cedar Rapids, spent Christmas at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Stransky.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Burger of Iowa City, spent Christmas with her mother, Mrs. Frank Blecha.

Dr. George Maresh, a member of the hospital corps stationed at Ft. Riley, Kan. and his wife and family, spent a few days with friends here. The doctor returned to his military post Monday, while Mrs. Maresh and the children are remaining for a few days longer visit.

Another of Riverside’s loyal and patriotic sons has entered the service of his country. Emil Vochoska, son of Frank Vochoska, just recently joined the U. S. Aviation Corps and is now stationed at Jefferson Barracks.

Lone Tree

Lloyd Rowe spent New Year’s Day with his folks in Kalona.

John A. Yoder of Kalona was a business visitor last Saturday.

P. N. Gibson, who cried the cow sale here yesterday made a pleasant call at The Reporter office, and during his stay told us of a cow belonging to Albert Whitaker of this town that is the state champion. The animal has been under the state official test for 12 months during which time she gave 15,102 pounds of milk.

There is some talk of a Farmers Union store in Lone Tree in the near future.

The Kalona News has pushed its subscription price up to $2 per year and its advertising rate to 15 cents per inch.

Mrs. Emma Wigim went to Ryan the last of the week to assist her son-in-law Robert Seiler and family in their preparation to move back to Lone Tree.

For the first time in years, there were not any basketball games here on New Year’s Day. The Rock Island Independents were billed for two games but they failed to arrive.

A. W. Farnsworth, the chiropractor who succeeded C. L. Miller, only remained here a couple of weeks when he vacated the office and returned to Davenport.

A team of high school basketball players went over to Riverside and defeated their high school team by a score of 39 to 20.

There being no quorum present, there was no election of officers of the Lone Tree Telephone Company at the annual meeting Tuesday evening. The old officers will thus hold over for another year.

About 40 Methodists participated in a surprise “pound party” on their pastor Rev. and Mrs. Barnett Monday evening. Each one took a pound of something to help ward off the high cost of living and the recipients appreciated the affair very much.

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