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The Kalona News
Kalona, Iowa

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The Kalona News

September 28, 2017 Looking Back - Sept. 27, 1917
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Kalona – The prohibition amendment is to be voted on October 15. That is the date and don’t forget it.

The Jolly Sixteen will meet next Tuesday afternoon with Mrs. Wm. Welte.

Earl Beck has enlisted in the 20th Engineers-Forestry department. This is a new branch of service and the work will be in France, in securing supplies of lumber and other material for trench building and other fortification work. The prospects are that those men will be hurried to France with as little delay as possible.

We understand that Dave Stumpf has bought the Moothart farm over south of Pilotburg. We are glad to see it get into the hands of such a good farmer and good fellow as Dave.

Our high school football team and a like team form Riverside, started the football season in Kalona last Saturday. The two teams seemed to be very evenly matched, for neither one was able to score during the game.

What came nearly being a very serious accident happened at the railroad tracks west of town when Rock Island passenger train struck a wagon being driver by Edward Butenbach, throwing him out and severely bruising him.

Wellman – Earl Simerman, of the Co. K, Camp Dodge, was given a forty-eight hour leave to come from Des Moines to attend the funeral of his grandfather, Hom. B. F. Tipton. Mr. Simerman tells us his company expects to go soon to San Francisco, preparatory to sailing to Russia. Wayne Simerman, another grandson, in the 168th US Infantry Hempstead, NY.

Some low-down whelp visited C. C. Gingerich’s chicken house a few nights ago and stole seventy-five young fries. There must a lot of satisfaction in raising chickens and then getting up some morning to find that after all the labor and patience one has taken to raise them that someone else is reaping the benefit therefrom. A load of buckshot would be entirely too mild a remedy.

Riverside – Albert Armbruster, Ernest Hora and Percy Schnoebelen all narrowly escaped with their lives in a thrilling and yet extremely fortunate accident last Sunday when the Kissel car of Mr. Armbruster turned turtle on the Red Ball route about 5 miles south of town. All were more or less bruised and scratched but none of the occupants were seriously injured.

Lone Tree – Editor W. H. Younkin has been getting out his Lone Tree Reporter for twenty-six years with a record of no issues missed and no cases of tardiness in the time of publication. Once his plant burned and forced him to publish in another town, and another time a shotgun wound in the foot forced him to edit the paper in his bed. But the paper never missed an issue.

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