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Kalona, Iowa

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The Kalona News

August 10, 2017 Looking Back
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100 years ago - August 9, 1917

Kalona – Dear Sir, Men all well and drilling hard. The storm of today left five flat tents in its wake. Everybody cheerful in spite of weather and ready for drill or play. Yours Respt, Sergt. Howard W. Mehaffey, Camp Jayne

About 150 neighbors and friends of Verge Beeney very pleasantly surprised him last Friday evening. Ice cream and cake was served and a good time was enjoyed.

Frank Gingerich and family are contemplating leaving for Missouri, one day this week for a three weeks visit with Mrs. Gingerich’s folks and relatives there. They will make the trip by auto. Ray and Elsie Hammer will take care of their stock and farming while they are gone.

Tickets on sale for the world’s greatest play, Ramona. We are putting in several new electric fans for the big play at the Princess Saturday night.

The town council are having the city building worked over and enlarged, so as to make room for the fire engines.

The Timber Church people have their new building almost completed, and we have been told by those who have seen it, that they have about the finest place of worship to be found anywhere around the country, large, comfortable and convenient, built to meet the needs of the present and future for years to come. We understand that the West Union Church people are also going to build them a new church home, very similar to the Timber church.They have a lot of the material on the ground and will build this fall.

Lone Tree – The local base ball fans are looking forward with much interest to the ball game to be played here Sunday between the Lone Tree Independents and the Riverside Green Sox. The players have all promised to be good, so the best of order will prevail. The locals expect the largest crowd of the season and promise a good, clean exhibition of the national sport.

Although it was stated a couple of weeks ago that the Iowa national guard would be sent to the cantonment at Deming, New Mexico, no definite plans have yet been announced for the big troop movement.

Kalona – Lieut. Russell McKray was awarded the Purple Heart decoration for “courageous acts of essential service” during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7. The decoration was made Monday by Brig. Gen. Barney M. Giles, commander of the fourth air force. Lieutenant McKray was one of seven men who were awarded the decoration after being wounded in action during the Japanese attack on Hickam Field, Hawaii.

Wellman – The last meeting of the local civilian defense school was held Tuesday evening at Gobble Inn. About fifty persons have been attending these weekly sessions. Tuesday evening completed 21 hours of instruction.

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