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The Kalona News
Kalona, Iowa

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The Kalona News

January 18, 2018 Looking Back 115 Years Ago - Jan. 23, 1903
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Thede Frederick moved down this week and took possession of the property which he bought from Chas. Dawson. W. R. Bonham has moved back on the farm which Thede rented the past year.

There is a great deal of sickness in town at the present time.

Four of George Stump’s children have the measles.

Miss Agnes Shillig went to Wellman Monday to visit at the topping home.

Wm. Hesselschwerdt’s infant son is dangerously ill with lung fever and whooping cough.

Mrs. I. S. Edmondson has been in poor health for several weeks, part of the time unable to be on her feet.

J. L. Shillig, who has been confined to the house for several weeks with lung fever, was able to be on the streets for the first time Tuesday.

D. J. Eichelberger came over from Washington Wednesday and rented the Tony Fritz place for one year to Clarence Patterson, who will move to town.

Brown sold over $16,000 worth of horses at Lone Tree last Friday. It was one of the largest horse sales ever held in the town.

The following young ladies from Wellman visited over Sunday with friends in town: Mary Topping, Cordelle Greigg, Ona Longwell, Susie Gardner and Jessie Brown.

Some of the businessmen in town are taking the initiatory steps toward organizing a company for the purpose of building a stock sale pavilion at Kalona. A meeting is called for Saturday night, at the town hall. Every farmer and stockman in this vicinity are requested to attend this meeting and discuss the subject.

According to rumors floating around, Kalona Methodists will build a fine brick church.

Wellman will organize a band for concerts during the summer. Dan Whetstine will be leader.

Riverside is not so slow as some other towns give it credit for being. It is the only town between Muscatine and What Cheer that has an up-to-date lighting plant. Let other towns get in line.

The Reporter says David Kirkpatrick is going to erect in Lone Tree this season, a fine corner brick block that will be the finest in that town. The first floor will be used for storerooms and the second story will be fitted up for an opera house.


Mrs. Jas. Oldaker of Wellman spent Sunday with her daughter, Mrs. Adlai Yoder and family.

The Riverside chapter of the Epworth League had a very interesting meeting last Sunday evening.

The shadow pie supper in Yatton last Friday night was a social success.

Mr. and Mrs. Lew Shellady are rejoicing over the advent of a fine young daughter last Saturday morning.

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