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15 Years Ago
September 14, 2005
HURRICANE HELP: The St. Paul Youth group collected enough school supplies for 30 backpacks, which were shipped to the United Church of Christ church in Houston, Texas, for displaced victims of Hurricane Katrina. The total value collected was approximately 700 dollars, and Kent Nixon from IMI Equipment paid for shipping the backpacks to Texas.
THE WILD BUNCH: The Old West gunfighting group “The Wild Bunch” recently made an appearance at Unionville for that city’s festival. The group held a gunfight for onlooker’s approximately every hour including the robbing of the town’s bookstore. Among the groups members from Clark County are David Wilson of Athens and Kevin Fox of St. Patrick.
25 Years Ago
September 13, 1995
The 112th Old Settlers celebration commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II.
Old Settlers queen is Michelle Brown and princess, Marianna Garza.
Shannon Busby, 78, of Luray, shoed his horse and headed for Ft. Madison, with the Missouri Long riders, to ride in the Rodeo parade.
Deaths: Calvin O’Day, Richard Harmon
35 Years Ago
September 11, 1985
Clark County Farm Bureau queen Nancy Campbell was honored at the annual Farm Bureau meeting. New officers are Keith Phillips, president; Mearl Cohagan, secretary; Robert Brammer, vice president; and David Dettmann, treasurer.
An Odessa couple were slightly injured in a plane crash as they attempted to land at the Kahoka airfield.
Building additions are being constructed by Whiston Construction Company at Black Hawk and Running Fox elementary schools.
Deaths: Rosa Lee Cochenour James, Ida Pierson Baker, Irvin Meeks, Bertha McGee Eddleman, Frank Shoup, Teresa Christian, Florence Evans
45 Years Ago
September 11, 1975
A $265,000 Community Block Grant has been approved for the City of Kahoka. The community development plan provides for housing rehabilitation, storm sewer, and street and park improvements.
A new IGA Foodliner is being built in Kahoka, with manager Sig Waschenbach. The Washenbachs have been Kahoka residents for the past eight years and are parents of five children.
Deaths: Cornell Allen, Leon Beard, Joseph Smelser
55 Years Ago
September 10, 1965
Herbert Butler of Rock Island, Ill., son of Barton Butler, has been employed as deputy city marshal, succeeding Lyle Conger, resigned.
Floyd Leach has been engaged by the City Council as manager of electric and water distribution.
Elmer Boatman, of Wayland, is hospitalized with a deep cut on his right arm, sustained in a truck-car accident, two miles east of Kahoka.
Deaths: Harold Faulk, Ralph Wirsig
65 Years Ago
September 16, 1955
The following young men have volunteered for active duty with the Army and will leave for St. Louis, Sept. 28: Wayne Blum, Albert Brewer, and Harlan Mohr.
Denise Priebe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Priebe of Donnellson and a first grader, is hospitalized in Burlington with polio.
Merrill Sears, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Sears of Kahoka, was knocked down and received minor injuries, when a bull broke loose and charged the rodeo crowd at Fr. Madison.
Married: Allan Calvert and Beverly Knisley; Paul Kamp and Carolyn Brennan; Norman Hodges and Marge Valconi; James Neff and Genevieve Staggs; to marry Sept. 18, Gerald Harper and Alberta Griggs.
Clark City: After living for a number of years on what the old timers remember as the Callison farm, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Goldsberry and family have moved’ to their newly purchased home in Kahoka.
Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hufford – 54 years; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Brown – 50 years
Deaths: Mollie Houseman Diehl, Clarence Huse, Nettie Wheatley, Charles Morton, Joshua Bortner
90 Years Ago
September 26, 1930
Mrs. Jess Wood saved her little four-year-old daughter, Pauline, from drowning, last Thursday morning, when she went down into a 20 ft. well, where the baby had fallen, and brought her out safely.
Miss Edna Bash was honored by 25 of her young friends with a gleesome handkerchief shower, Tuesday evening. Sunday, Miss Bash went to St. Louis where she will take the nurse’s course at Washington University.
Married: John Cull and Opal Hoewing.
John Foster, who lives above the forks of the “Walkindaw” in the western part of the county, was in the city, Wednesday. Says he has not discovered any more teeth of prehistoric animals.
Alexandria: Russell Barkley is hauling truckloads of rye to Lewis County from the sand, selling it to farmers for hog feed. Gerald Gilbo broke his arm cranking his car. John Buschling’s boy and a friend were riding a motorcycle, Tuesday, on the cement road, when a large bulldog questioned the right of way. The mix-up caused much pain to all interested. The Buschling boy’s arms were peeled from the wrist to shoulder, sliding on the cement. A new radio is installed in the Frank Shaw home, a birthday present from Lizzie Shaw to her mother.
Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Harsch – 65 years
Deaths: Etta Wilson Chappell, Harvey Bisby, Frances Wilson