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Remember When August 1924


Posted By: Mistina Christner (email)
Date: 9/17/2018 at 10:58:30

Source: Iowa City Press Citizen 8/26/1924

Remember When . . .


The Boone School Homecoming has again become a matter of history. The unseasonable weather has put back the work and a number of threshing machines held back some of those who would otherwise have been present. Notwithstanding all hindrances, the crowd was estimated at considerably over 300 people.
John A. Yoder of Iowa City acted as master of ceremonies and introduced Rev. M.E. Shank who made a few appropriate remarks and invoked the Divine blessing on the day. The bountiful repast, which was served cafeteria style put everyone in good humor for an afternoon's enjoyment. A short program and business session was called to order by John A. Yoder, who spoke briefly of the history of Boone School. There were two present who had attended school in the first building, the old log schoolhouse with pucheon floor and seats, which stood over near the city road. These were Rev. A. Schwimley of Wellman and Jacob Knepp of Sharon. This building was followed by a frame one on the same site. A number of those present had attended in that building. Later the school was moved to its present location.
Wm. Hesselschwert of Kalona was introduced and sang some hunting songs in the German tongue, which were much appreciated by all. Rev. A. Schwimley, who was the oldest former pupil present, recalled early days in the district and the many changes which have taken place since he came to Sharon, a lad of 12 years. The Scythe and cradle have long since disappeared and then undreamed of inventions have now become familiar to our sue, and time and space are being annihilated. "Methuselah was counted an old man, but measured by world progress, I have lived longer than Methuselah did."
The chairman then introduced Moses Schrader, who has recently returned from Bow Bells, N. Dakota. Mr. Schrader had survived seven dry years in that country and told of the contrast between the plenty of this locality and the potatoes, rutabagas, and alkali water of North Dakota.
The report of the nominating committee was next read and was unanimously adopted. The following officers will serve next year: Pres. Calvin Stutsman, vice president Eli Miller, Secretary, Mahlon Schlanbaugh. Committee on refreshments: Mrs. Frank Schneider, Mrs. Samuel Hochstettler.
Those present from a distance were Albert Strabala and family of Stuttgart, Arkansas. Mrs. Strabala was formerly Miss Maggie Yoder.
Charles E. Mreder and family of Ottumwa, S. Dakota. Mrs. Meader was formerly Miss Susie Jacob. Moses Shrader of Bow Bells, N. Dakota.
Lee Schwimley is in an Iowa City Hospital, where he had an operation performed to remove a false growth in his nose. A few (one line missing)
Overland . They came via Dunlap, Iowa, where they visited Mrs. Meader's sister, Mrs. A.M. Dennison. The speedometer registered 770 miles on the trip. They left for home on Saturday, expecting to visit Monticello, Mason City and other points on the return trip.
Mrs. W.W. Jacobs and little son returned to their home in Iowa City Wednesday after a two weeks visit with relatives here.


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