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New Albin City Government

New Albin Town Hall - photo by Errin Wilker, April 2007
New Albin Town Hall



New Albin Mayor & City Council, ca1920
New Albin Mayor & City Council, circa 1920

Pictured are Mayor Ben Pohlman and Councilmen, Will Irons, A. Erickson, Fred Wild, Rube May, T.H. Robinson and John Hauge

~contributed by Errin Wilker

close-up
A close-up of the men in the photo

Only the names of the men are known, can anyone put the names with the faces?

Photo by Errin Wilker, April 2007

New Albin Town Hall was built June 24, 1895, at a cost of $594.00.  It also served as a jail. The building was restored in 1995 for the centennial.  The fire bell was installed December 2, 1901.

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New Albin City Council, 1976
New Albin City Council, 1976

Members of the New Albin City Council met for the first time in 1976. For some of the Councilmen, it was the first meeting since their election in November. Mayor Sires, City Clerk Becker and Councilmen Breeser and Bulman were re-elected. New Councilmen: Darling and Mauss.

From left, seated: Gerald Darling, Robert Bulman, Henry Becker and Raymond Sires; standing, from left: Walter Breeser and C.V. Mauss.

~Allamakee Journal, Lansing, IA, Jan. 1976
~contributed by Errin Wilker

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New Albin Mayor is Close to Record

When New Albin mayor Raymond “Tat” Sires was elected earlier this month, it meant that he will complete 13 years in that office when this term is up. Thirteen years in office as the town’s mayor would be just two less than the record of 15 years set by the late John Mendenhall. Mendenhall was New Albin’s mayor from 1953 until 1968.

Other New Albin mayors were: Wm, Colman, 1895; F.J. Haberkorn, 1900; J.B. Pohlman, 1902; H.C. Boyer, 1904; G.T. Wild, 1908; J.B. Pohlman, 1914; Dan E. Lahey, 1918; J.B. Pohlman, 1921 (appointed); J.W. Yeoman, 1922; A. Rudnick, 1924; John La Tronche, 1928; Ed Collins, 1938; John Schultz, 1942; Arlie Mead, 1950.

~Allamakee Journal, Lansing, IA, Nov. 1979
~contributed by Errin Wilker

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New Albin City Council, 1984
New Albin City Council, 1984

A new city council is at work in New Albin. They are, from left, Dave Darling, Ginny Mitchell, Craig Lee, Milton Somermeyer and John Fuelling

~Allamakee Journal clipping, hand-dated 1984
~contributed by Errin Wilker

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