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Looking Back - Lone Tree Reporter

100 Years

November 2, 1916

The body of Mrs. Aggie Burge, 72, was removed from the Burlington street dam Monday morning about 10 o’clock. She had been in the water for some time as it is believed she fell into the river soon after disappearing from her daughter’s home Sunday morning.

Owing to the rush of orders at the Curtis Handle Co. factory another new machine is to be installed soon. Keep your eye on the Curtis Handle Co. It is doomed to be the leading factory of Johnson county.

Ralph L. Harris, the popular Lone Tree druggist, sold his store Monday to George Brolsma, Jr. who took possession the following morning.

The town council had a meeting Tuesday evening and entered into a contract with the Iowa Electric Co. for street lights for the next five years.

Uncle Sam is building some wonderful new battleships. The “Arizona” and the “Pennsylvania” have just been completed. The Greater Iowa Association is urging the navy department to christen one of the new battleships still under construction the “Iowa”. The previous battleship named “Iowa” became obsolete and was sold to Greece.

According to a recent investigation conducted by the forestry department at Iowa State college there are 456 saw mills operating in Iowa.

A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Eden on October 25th.

Chaz. Perezek and wife are rejoicing over the arrival of a son born to them October 26.

Mrs. Maggie Yedlik as administratrix of her brother’s estate, sold the 41-acre farm Monday. James Bell was the purchaser, his bid being $183 per acre.

The boys of Lone Tree were not all home in bed on Hallowe’en. Gus Kranz’s top buggy was straddle of the roof on the Diamond Lumber Co. shed and Lee Burr’s Jersey cow was giving a musical concert in the Fisher opera house, having been led up the stairs and locked up for the night.

75 years

November 6, 1941

An announcement was received of the wedding on October 30 of Miss Venita Fuller and Cecil H. Shellady. The ceremony was solemnized in the Methodist parsonage at Shreveport, LA. Mr. Shellady is serving in the U. S. Army.

Miss Twyla C. Morse became the bride of Pvt. Samuel R. Holland last Wednesday afternoon at Kahoka, Missouri.

Mrs. W. H. Yakish and Miss Elizabeth Kirkpatrick are representing the Iowa Classis at the first general meeting of the Women’s Guild of the Evangelical and Reformed church at Louisville, Kentucky.

Harry Brenneman, Johnson county’s representative in the state corn husking contest held last Thursday at Hartley, Ia., finished in 14th place.

Lawrence Hall has some fine specimens of a second crop of apples gathered from a tree at the Hall home just south of town.

Frank J. Yedlik, 64, passed away at his home here at about 3 o’clock Wednesday morning after an illness of less than a day.

G. B. Kirchner of Lone Tree was elected commander of the Johnson county post of the American Legion at a meeting held Monday night at Oxford.

Looking Back - Kalona News

100 years ago

November 2, 1016

Mose Yoder and wife are entertaining a new boy who arrived to gladden their home last Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Beachy are rejoicing over the arrival of a nice boy in their home one day last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Miller are the proud parents of their first born, a nice daughter since last Sunday.

75 years ago

November 6, 1941

Mrs. John Brehmer has done her bit for the U.S. government. She had her blond hair cut recently. It measured about 34 inches in length and she sent it to the U.S. meteorological service. Her hair will be used in the instruments that record the weather.

The H.J. Club members, their families and several guests, about 30 in all were entertained at a masquerade Hallowe’en party. The guests were Mr. and Rms. Oscar Sheetz, Max and Dale, Mrs. Lamont Kelley and Mary Ellen, Mrs. Clara Fisher and John Lang.

As the guests arrived they were greeted by the cold, icy handshake of a ghost who stood outside the door and then had to walk across a bed spring before entering the house.

The evening was spent playing various games with Mrs. Clara Fisher winning a prize for guessing nearest to the correct number of grains in one ear of corn. Mrs. Frank Patterson won the pin game in which she, Mr. Patterson, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Shalla participated. Mrs. Patterson was awarded a prize but the hostess felt that the others had worked so diligently that she presented them with awards also.

50 years ago

November 3, 1966

Janet Kos, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kos and John Boyse, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Boyse reigned as 1966 Mid-Prairie high School Homecoming Queen and King.

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks defeated the Solon Spartans 27-13 to win their 1966 Homecoming game.

Janet Haberman had a pleasant experience the past week in Beirut, Lebanon. Janet is with the Winnie Hoveler American Ballet and had a surprise visit with her cousin, John Haberman. John is serving in the United States Navy on the USS Independence. Janet and John had not seen each other since their high school days and were so pleased with this chance meeting and visit.

The basketball season for the Hawkettes began with 23 girls reporting for practice. Returning letterman are Janet Kos, Charlene Kleinschmidt, Trudy Kos, Connie Ehrenfelt, Diane Ehrenfelt, Jeanie Figgins, Kay Miller Nancy Slemmons, Janis Kron, Mary Schaefer, Bonnie Jirsa and Elaine Kleinschmidt. Coach is Miss Jacqueline Flake.

Snow flurries were in the air November 1. A cold wind makes one think of getting a winter coat and heavy clothing for comfort today.

The little goblins, witches and cats were out in full force Monday evening for tricks or treats. Some deserved a prize for their original made costumes and make up.

The Junior and Senior Methodist Youth Fellowships shared a Hallowe’en masquerade party, with their parents. Refreshments were served by Dixie Niffenegger, Elaine and Elizabeth Allensworth, Andrew Borntrager, Mrs. Lowell Drake and Mrs. Vernon Stagner.

The East Union married Sunday school class enjoyed a hayride party and progressive supper on Friday evening. During the hayride, stops were made at homes who were to furnish the supper including John Kauffman, Edward Knepp, Lyle Yoder, Eldon Rhodes and Raymond Zook.

25 years ago

November 7, 1991

The Motet Choir under the direction of Harold Blosser will present the 7th annual Weihnachtsfest December 20-21. Guests will be greeted with tea and pastries before being served a five-course South German meal prepared by a local Mennonite chef and Mennonite cooks. The choir will present vocal and instrumentals chamber music.

A daughter, Kaitlyn Rae, was born to John H. and Joni Yoder October 28. Grandparents are Dean and Patti Miller and Howard and Eleanor Yoder. She has a brother, Austin to welcome her.

Tom and Susan Gingerich are the parents of a son, Taylor Clark, born October 31. Grandparents are Don and Wilma Gingerich and Bill and Nell Porter.

Steve and Vickie Passmore are parents of a son, Zachary Mitchell, born October 29. He was welcomed home by brothers, Benjamin, Jesse and Christopher. Grandparents are Dwight and Judy Passmore, John and Jacque Flanagan and Carol Flanagan.

The Attic Files - Riverside Current

25 Years Ago

November 1, 1991

Tuesday, November 5, the voters of municipalities will be electing local officials. The polls in Riverside are open at the Fire Station from 12 noon to 8 p.m.

In Riverside, the voters will be electing three council people and the mayor. The terms for the council are four year terms and the mayor term is for two years. Those names on the ballot will be Kevin Kiene (I), Ken Kucera (I), and Dawn McCoy for the council and Robert Schneider (I) for mayor.

Jessica McCoy , ninth grader at Highland Community Schools has been selected for the Iowa All-State Junior high Opus Honor choir. Kara McCreedy, eight grader has been chosen as an alternate. Both are students of Jan Tschantz, choral director at Highland Jr. - Sr. High.

The artwork of Cindy Booton’s Highland students has been accepted in the University of Iowa high school art exhibit “Senior Drawing,” on display November 5 through December 3 in the Gallery Space of the Memorial Union on the UI campus.

Artwork selected for the exhibition includes those of Tysha Duwa, untitled, charcoal, and “Tut,” oil sticks; Jason Fowler, “I Hate Titles,” oil sticks; Karl Lowe, “Self Portrait,” oil sticks; and Heather Wilcox, untitled, charcoal. In all 56 artworks were selected from entries submitted from students throughout the state.

St. Mary’s class of 1951 held their fortieth year class reunion at the Community Building, Riverside, Saturday evening, October 26. Those attending were Dean Walsh, Bakersfield, California; Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Margery Rotenburger) Lenneman, St. Michael, Minnesota; Richard Rummelhart, Des Moines; Mr. and Mrs. Mark Lintz, Davenport; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Libenguth, Muscatine; Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Rummelhart, Coralville; Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Marilyn Fesler) Eagle; Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Simon; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Schnoebelen, all of Riverside; and Mr. and Mrs. William (Virginia Droll) Schlapkohl, Lone Tree. A meal prepared by Mrs. Paul Schnoebelen and Mrs. Marvin Simon was enjoyed by all and the evening was spent visiting.

The Senior Village of Riverside had their open house Sunday. We had 28 people attend. We were pleased with the turnout considering the weather.

The Highland Huskies Marching Band competed in the Iowa State Marching Band Contest on Saturday, October 19. The contest was held at Muscatine.

The Highland Band received the Division I rating. This is the fifth consecutive Division I rating the band has received.

The band was directed by drum major Demeri Cellman. Featured soloists included Heather Wilcox, mellophone; Kevin Powers, trumpet; Mark Strabala, trumpet; Lonnie Miller, tuba; and Andrew Darby, trombone.

Earlier this fall the Husky band also won the 1st place trophy in the Tri-State Rodeo Parade in Fort Madison. The band is directed by Gordon Dyer.

10 Years Ago

November 2, 2006

The Riverside council Monday approved hiring Donna Leyden as a part-time “as needed” office worker. Salary is $11.50 per hour, and Leyden started her duties this week.

There were 450 who attended the annual all-you-can-eat breakfast at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Riverside, October 29. The event included a pumpkin guessing contest won by Betty Kirchner who correctly called it at 87 pounds. Raffle winners were Lois Schneider, $25 gift certificate from Murphy’s and the Morning Glory Lamp: ; Pat Prybil, $25 gift certificate from A&W Travel Mart and Noreen Strabala, family photo album.

Mark Gent, a former Washington County deputy, graduated from the Iowa Department of Public Safety Academy October 20. The class includes 42 troopers, agents and inspectors. Trooper Gent will be assigned to Iowa State Patrol District 13 which includes Washington County.

Macy Marek, 9 years old, of Riverside showed her market gilt at the American Royal in Kansas City, Missouri, October 23. Marek placed first in her middle weight division, received Reserve Grand Champion Market Hog. Marek’s sister Lexi, 11 years old, also showed her market hog at the American Royal. She placed fifth in her class receiving a pink ribbon. The Marek girls are the daughters of Tim and Heather Marek.

Kindergartners from Ainsworth Elementary School visited Wilson’s Apple Orchard in Iowa City October 13. It was a chilly day, but the students walked through the entire orchard eating apples that were ripe. They also saw a huge pumpkin patch and each child took home a pumpkin.

Looking Back - Wellman Advance

100 Years Ago

November 2, 1916

The Advance acknowledges a pleasant call today from J. D. Glasgow and F. L. Wilson of Washington. The former is a candidate for the office of county clerk on the Republican ticket, and we believe the Republicans could search the whole county and not find a better man for the office. Mr. Wilson is the well-known shoe man over there, and is a prince of a fellow, as is also Mr. Glasgow.

The W. Q. V. club enjoyed a very interesting meeting at the home of Mrs. A. J. Nichols last Monday evening, with Mrs. H. G. Moore as leader on the last lesson on Iowa. Mrs. E. I. Coffey was elected delegate, and Mrs. W. P. Gardner alternate to the first district convention to be held in Mt. Pleasant November 17.

75 Years Ago

November 6, 1941

The October meeting of the Wellman Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, was held Tuesday evening with thirty-five present. The Worthy Matron, Mrs. Charles Durian, Jr. was in the chair. A very interesting report of Grand Chapter held at Des Moines last week was given by Mrs. Durian. A social hour followed the meeting, during which time refreshments were served in the dining room by Mrs. Keith Adams and her committee. The table was centered with “The Horn of Plenty” filled with yellow chrysanthemums, with yellow candies on the ends of the table. The napkins also represented the “Horn of Plenty.”

Thursday, questionnaires were mailed to 50 county registrants under the selective act. Blanks were mailed to the registrants holding numbers from 1051 to 1100. Questionnaires are being mailed more frequently so the board will have a sufficient number of men available for immediate induction. Those from Wellman include Harry Dale Slaymaker, 1060; Harold Whyett Patterson, 1064; Milton G. Summer, 1067; Merwin LeRoy Kelly, 1071; Melvin Murel Longwell, 1090; Delmar Oldfield, 1098 and Maynard Cive Ayers, 1100.

50 Years Ago

November 3, 1966

Miss Clarice Swartzendruber, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris E. Swartzendruber, arrived in New York City Thursday, October 27, following three years spent in Korea where she taught school. For the past three months, Miss Swartzendruber and two girl friends have been touring Asia, Africa and Europe with the longest stay in the area of Jerusalem.

Stan Barber, president of the Wellman Savings Bank announced that Mrs. John Bissey has been employed by the bank. Mollie will have general clerical, teller and bookkeeping responsibility.

25 Years Ago

November 7, 1991

Three councilmen and a mayor were elected Tuesday with 200 voters going to the polls. Ivan “Lindy” Reglinger who ran unopposed received 161 votes for office of mayor. Three council seats to be filled went to Michael Slagle, Murval Weidlein and Max Lewis. Votes were Mayor Ivan Redlinger, 161. Council: James Blum, 96; Max Lewis, 106; Michael Slagle, 184; Murval Weidlein, 170.

Mid-Prairie placed two players, Mikel Yauk and Aaron Kos, both seniors, on the Eastern Iowa Hawkeye Conference first team in football. Second-team members went to Jason Schlabaugh, junior; Lonnie Dayton, senior; Josh Bailey, senior; Adam Greiner, junior; and Allen Schneider, senior.

10 Years Ago

November 2, 2006

Approximately 200 children (goblins and ghouls), and parents attended the second annual Halloween party at the Wellman Skating Rink Tuesday, October 31. Door prizes were given out, and the children played games, had their picture taken and entered the costume contest. Preschool winners were Sidney Davis and Cole Davis. Other winners included Hunter Boyse (Kindergarten), Avery Blauvelt (first), Hope Stark (second), Caleb Davis (third), Lexi Wadsworth (fourth), Trever Owens (fifth), Heather Hopp (sixth), Hannah Miller and Kaitlyn Kaalberg tied (seventh) and Josie Slaubaugh (eighth).

Sylesta Marine and her two children, Arissa and Dalton, of Wellman were presented with a family Bible and keys to their new home Saturday, October 28, at 1 p.m. The Habitat House, built on sweat equity by Marine, and help from many volunteers from the area, is the second home to be built in Wellman. Approximately 25 people were present for the ribbon cutting ceremony.

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