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The Kalona News

June 15, 2017 Looking Back
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100 Years

June 14, 1917

At the meeting of business men and residents of Lone Tree Friday evening it seemed to be the desire of all present that the city council take charge of the work and assess the expense to the owners of the property benefitted by oiling the streets as provided by the new law passed by the last legislature.

Miss Bessie Thomas and George Aubrecht were married Tuesday afternoon, June 5, at 3 o’clock at the Methodist parsonage in Iowa City.

Joe Hill and Miss Stella A Embree were quietly married at the office of the Justice of the Peace in Muscatine at 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon.

A four-weeks’ old baby girl was found in the back yard of a West Liberty home one evening last week with a note stating for someone to raise the child and give it a good home and call it Mildred.

The stockholders of the Lone Tree Savings Bank held their annual election of officers Tuesday. No change was made in the board with Jos. Walker being elected president and L. P. Burr vice president.

The Farmers & Merchants Savings bank has just installed a machine that will actually keep books. The Burroughs Adding Subtracting Machine will be used for making all entries to the bank’s individual and general ledgers.

England is spending $37,276,500 a day in her warring.

The George Haney home was placed under quarantine for scarlet fever Saturday.

Bert Petsel’s team ran away with him one day last week and in the mix-up Bert had his ankle badly sprained.

The handle factory is still running the full force but the sound of the gasoline engine is no longer heard. All their machines are run by electric motors now.

Melo Smid was graduated this week from the engineering department of the state university.

Fay Forbes was stricken with paralysis one day last week. While he does not suffer in the least he is unable to use his left limb or arm.

It was noted that the average daily attendance 20 years ago in 1896-7 at the Lone Tree school was 170.

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