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F. L. “Frosty” Strickler retired from active business in Kalona after being in the feed business in the same location for the past 42 years.
In 1943 Lovell Strickler bought the interest from J. S. Kauffman and the firm was then named Strickler Brothers. This partnership continued for 24 years.
Late last year F. L. decided to retire and he sold his interest to his brother, Lovell, who moved the store to the former mill building at 410 C Avenue. Lovell will be assisted by his wife, Grace, who will take care of the office and bookkeeping.
Marie Jackson, who has been employed at the Farmers Savings Bank since 1946, and who is retiring as a full-time employee, was the honored guest at a surprise reception and open house. Mrs. Larry Kern presided at the guest book. Special music for the occasion was presented by a male quartet composed of H. E. Peterseim, Dr. M. L. Tweeton, Dr. C. W. Beckman and Vernon Stagner, accompanied by Mrs. Richard Adams. Presiding at the punch and coffee service were Mrs. John Roetlin and Mrs. Terry Spitzer.
The Marland Shetler family entertained at the annual coffee hour for neighbors. Those present were Mrs. Marie Herner and Charlene, Mrs. Mary Yoder, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Fisher and Ruth, Mrs. Lewis E. Yoder, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Jackson, Ellen and Fannie Bender, Mrs. Mary Swartzendruber, Mary K. Bontrager, Mr. and Mrs. Mahlon Schlabaugh and Gladys, Mr. and Mrs. Ora Keiser, Alma Brenneman, Rev. and Mrs. Lowell Drake, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Kelso and family and Karen Ehrenfelt.
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Yotty and family entertained relatives at a holiday dinner including Mr. and Mrs. Mose P. Yoder and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Yoder, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Yotty and family, Emma Yoder, Mrs. Mary Yotty, Lewis Hochstedler, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Yoder and Eric and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Moore.
A note from Mrs. Richard Hesseltine tells us their son Phil has a new address and that Phil’s platoon was assigned to provide security for members of the Bob Hope Show for the Christmas Day performance.
Two Wellman firms have announced changes in management effective this week.
Leo “Joe” Brown, who has been with the Griffith Oil Company for 23 years has turned over the reins to Harold Tadlock.
In another change, Mrs. J. M. Schlabaugh sold her interest in Wellman Produce Company to Don Schlabaugh. Pfc. and Mrs. Ron Ulin left Saturday for New Jersey, concluding a Christmas leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ottis Ulin, Mr. and Mrs. Cedric Ulin and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Ulin and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Rueggsegger and David and Mr. and Mrs. Orville Rueggsegger and Janis were Thursday evening guests of Mr. and Mrs. Glen White.