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Kalona, Iowa

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May 30, 2018 75 Years Ago - June 10, 1943
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Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Southwick hold the record in the county for having the most stars in their service flag.

When their son, Donald, was inducted into the Army this week, he was the fifth member of the family to join the armed forces.

Keith Southwick, SC-2c, enlisted in the Navy three years ago and is now on duty somewhere in the Pacific.

Sgt. Dale Southwick, now serving with the Army Engineers in Canada, and Pvt. Bert Southwick in the Quartermasters Corps at Camp Polk, La., entered the service over two years ago.

Pfc. Robert Southwick, a member of the Air Corps ground crew stationed at Kelly Field, Texas, enlisted a year ago.

Five Kalona men went to Des Moines Wednesday morning for their physical examination and induction into the Army. They were Harold Maxwell, Richard Kelley, Donald Southwick, Harold Kelley and Cleo Gingerich. Included in the group were Donald Saforek of Richmond and Harley Davisson, formerly employed in Kalona.

Frank Conklin has purchased the Peterseim Barber Shop, taking possession last week. Mr. Conklin has been a barber in the Peterseim Shop for almost 20 years and under his management will maintain the same high standards as before.

R. H. Peterseim will devote his time to the operation of his dairy. He will assist at the barber shop on Wednesday and Saturday until Conklin is able to secure another helper.

Viola Gingerich started working in the Farmers Savings Bank on Monday of this week.

Eileen Kennard is suffering from a severely sprained ankle and is getting around this week with the aid of crutches.

Logan Reif spent Monday afternoon and Tuesday in Chicago where he was buying merchandise for the store.

Marie Jackson left Sunday afternoon on a business trip to Chicago.

Mr. and Ms. A. W. Kern, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kern, Ed Kern and Neia Ann and Paul Kern were guests at a dinner honoring the Rev. Omer Keifer who said his first Mass at the St. Mary’s church in Riverside.

Roger Peterson is the new helper at the Wahl Machine Shop.

John, son of Mr. and Mrs. Urie Miller, had the misfortune of cutting the end off one of his fingers Wednesday evening when it was caught in a power lawn mower.

Mr. and Mrs. Clint Stimmel and Miss Etta Stimmel spent Wednesday evening at the A. W. Britton home.

Van Vodicka is helping James Chalupa with farm work. James is still unable to work because of an injured hip. This week Glen and Raymond Chalupa are helping them to make a tile well in the field to save the work hauling water to livestock.

Dinner guests at the Omer Miller home were Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hochstedler, Mr. and Mrs. Sam W. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Emery Hochstedler and family, Mr. and Mrs. Roy R. Miller and Merle, Mr. and Mrs. John Yoder and Larry.


A new business house opened here Wednesday known as “The Corner Food Market.” It is located in the building formerly occupied by the Wellman Food Store. The market is owned by Dr. R. W. Wirtz and managed by Lillina Livezey. It is modernly equipped and fully stocked, ready to serve the public.

The Tri T’s met at the home of Mrs. C. W. Durian Friday evening with 14 members present. Plans were made for a picnic to be held at the home of Mrs. Harley Rugg. Those present were Mrs. J. M. Schlabaugh, Mrs. Harley Rugg, Mrs. Russell Winegarden, Mrs. Harold Swartzendruber, Mrs. Rex Severt, Mrs. L. C. Swain, Mrs. Henry Foster, Mrs. Mark Schafer, Mrs. Leo Gislain, Mrs. Calvin Griffith, Mrs. Park Griggs, Mrs. Johnny Brenneman, Mrs. Lloyd Polsch of Omaha and the hostess.

The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Koras Yoder fell and cut a gash in her arm and five stitches were required to close the wound.

We are glad to report Mrs. Grant Griffith is much improved and able to sit up part of the time.

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