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Elgin Echo Newspaper

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Elgin Echo

Elgin, Iowa

December 29, 1927

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The annual meeting of the Elgin C.T.A. held last Wednesday evening at Elgin with 20 present, marked another year of progress, tester Richard Williams stating that the production was going to be the highest of any year since the association has been going.


The association decided for the coming year to go on a flat rate basis of $40.00 per year for every sized herd. It was thought that this would help in getting all cows tested and would save the secretary much work in keeping the books for the association. This is the only association in Fayette county on a flat rate basis.


Elmer Larson was reelected president as was W.L. Peters vice-president and Ern Holzere, secretary-treasurer. Directors elected were Rob Frey, B. H. Brackin, and Karl Miller.


 Twenty-two members were certain for next year and a committee consisting of Ern Holzer, B. H. Brackin, and Geo. Metzger were appointed to see the list of prospects to secure the other four members.


The meeting was held at the Elgin Ballery [?] and following the meeting a lunch consisting of hot pork sandwiches, coffee, cake and ice cream was served.

B.J. Baumgartner of the Citizens State Bank, who has worked with the C.T.A. at Elgin since its beginning also helped make this meeting the success it was.




December 29, 1927

Illyria Items


A number of the young people from this vicinity who are away attending school or working spent their vacations with their parents. Among them were Allen Schneider, of Dubuque county; Cathryn Ogle, New Hampton; LaFonda Shaffer, Fayette; Harlow chapman of Hawkeye; Aulden Peters of Delaware county; Ed Medberry of Rock Rapids; Glen MacKellar of Kinsgley; Ida Wenger of Estherville.




~ transcribed and contributed by Crystal A. Bingham <>

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