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The Kalona News
Kalona, Iowa

Newspaper Article Archive of
The Kalona News

September 27, 2018 100 Years Ago - Oct. 3, 1918
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John Strabala of Iowa City, visited last week with his daughter, Mrs. A. N. Grady of Kalona. He left Friday evening to visit with other relatives at Riverside.

The first football game of the high school schedule was played on the Wellman field. The Kalona squad trounced the Wellman team to the tune of 30 to 0. There was never any danger of Wellman’s scoring. The line up: Wellman: Messenger, Adams, Rhodes, Mellecker, Karr, Freel, Hamilton, Zillmer, Dutton, Fleming, Treischman. Kalona: I. Grady, F. Spenner, J. Spevacek, L. Howard, McGuigan, Kline, Hicks, Maas, A. Spenner, L. Grady, Fry, Lahey, Patterson, Page and Small.

The victory over Wellman was followed by a weiner roast by the students and teachers of the high school. All had an enjoyable time.

Mrs. Emma Hofer and son, Francis, were Tuesday passengers for Riverside.

Miss Alma Gingerich went to Iowa City Monday intending to enroll as a student of the S. U. I.

Mrs. Byron Batterson and little son, Branson, were Monday visitors with friends in Wellman.

Miss Adah Allen went to Chicago last week and has contracted for a season as a member of a lyceum company. Miss Allen has remarkable talent in vocal music and will be able to hold a good position with any company.

Cullen B. Moomey of the Frytown neighborhood, held number 322, which was the first number drawn in the draft lottery.

Lee Small was a Riverside visitor Wednesday.

Murph Adams tells us that his son, Lon, is to enter the U. S. Navy. First he is to take four weeks training in radio service and then will be admitted to the Navy.

The brick block where the News shop, Rogers drug store, post office, etc., is located had a close call to a rather bad fire Sunday morning. Miss Eva Barger has living rooms and dressmaking rooms upstairs, across the hall from the telephone office. She had left her oil stove burning and gone to the George Rowe home for a brief time. While she was gone the stove either exploded or went wrong in some way and her bed was set on fire. The fact the room was shut up tight kept the fire from gaining headway before it was discovered and extinguished. However, her bed and other furniture was seriously damaged and a number of dresses belonging to customers were also damaged. The loss to Miss Barger is considerable. The quick and effective work of the Kalona firemen and others prevented what might have been a serious burn out.


Mr. and Mrs. Guy Schnoebelen have returned to Riverside from Nebraska where they have been on their ranch all summer. They made the trip by automobile, and made the distance of more than 800 miles in just days. Guy says that he just finished assisting Yeggy Brothers in sowing 2,000 acres of fall wheat.

Miss Eva Schillig of Iowa City, came last Friday evening and spent several days here with Miss Agatha Bauer.

Mrs. Bert Cray and children visited Saturday in Iowa City with her sister, Mrs. Frank Burger.

Riverside friends have received word from Ward Cretcher, formerly superintendent of schools, that he has landed safely in France.


Uncle John Oldaker is very low. At his advanced age there is not much hopes of his recovery.

The Carl Vaupel farm of 120 acres, 3½ miles southeast of Wellman has sold to Will Blum for $145 per acre. The Mackey farm of 120 acres near Kalona was sold to Joas Miller for $135 per acre.

Ed. Blumenstein has three sick children.

Mrs. Rob Perrin is suffering with rheumatism.

Lone Tree

That dreaded news that we all had hoped would never tell of the loss of a Lone Tree boy in the service, has come and the entire town and community mourns.

It fell to the lot of John Louis Strumm, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Strumm to be the first one called from Lone Tree. His parents received a message from Camp Devens, informing them of his serious illness with pneumonia and on Sunday morning came the news over the wires that he had passed away.

John Mullinnix who recently had an operation for cataracts on both his eyes, has almost, if not entirely, lost his sight. He was in town the last of the week but had to be led from place to place.

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