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Principal Happening in Ida County in 1928

(from the Ida County Pioneer Record, Ida Grove, Iowa, Thurs., Jan 3, 1929, p.3-4, and 9)
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1 – Northwestern Iowa county engineers and supervisors decide on marketing inter-county roads with letters, in the secondary road system.
2 – Annual meeting of stockholders of First Trust & Savings Bank
3 – Henry Dall elected chairman of board of supervisors for 1928, succeeding W. A. Love, whose term on board has expired.
4 – Leroy Jones of Newton and Miss Elma Oliver married here by Rev. James J. Davies.
5 – George Dayton resigns his position with Clarks Pharmacy to become salesman for the Continental Drug Company.
Death of Emil Lage of Holstein at the age of 55.
W. A. Mason, barber and pool hall man at Arthur, held up and slugged by robbers, who secured $180 of his money.
7 -  Estate of W. T. Lynch is fully closed in the local courts.
Death of Charles Winnings, former Grant Township man, at Armour, S. D.
8 – Officers at Arthur fire into truck carrying Arnold Schrooten and Ione Bieschke, but both escape injury.
Death of Mrs. Rudolph Schoeder at Holstein.
9 – George Will Jr. of Holstein brings suit against William Bauer for %5,250, for alleged injuries received while riding in car with Bauer.
90th birthday observed by Mrs. Johanna Stang of Ida Grove.
10 – Heavy withdrawals cause closing of First State Bank of Holstein.
11 – F. R. Christiansen, Battle Creek barber, hangs himself by using his belt.
13 – D. E. Shorrett retires from firm at Motor Mart, leaving Mark Piper as the sole proprietor.
Ida Grove wins basketball double header at Audubon, boys by score of 49 to 19 and girls by 28 to 16.
17 – Death of Robert Henderson of Ida Grove at the age of 88 years.
Arrest of Paul Lamphere, the “cat” burglar of Danbury, by the Sioux City police clears up the Julius Rohwer robbery of pervious October.
Man by name of F. M. Curry steals horse from Henry Schultz of near Kiron and sells it to dealer in Ida Grove.
18 – Ruth Skogland leaves for New York, to sail for England, as companion of Mrs. Aurner of Iowa City.
Death of Roy C. Lease of Silver Creek Township, following an operation at Iowa City, at the age of 52 years.
Elna Nielsen and Meinhard Lorenzen married at the Lutheran parsonage in Battle Creek.
20 – Ida Grove boys defeat Carroll in basketball 50 to 19 and the girls win at Lytton, 29 to 20.
23 – Farmers night observed by the Ida Grove Commercial Club.
Mercantile stock of the John Lindsay store is sold by receiver Murphy to S. A. Rich of Sioux City.
Receiver Crane of the Citizens State Bank, Arthur, files eleventh and final report of the institution.
25 – Annual meeting of Ida County Mutual Insurance Association shows nice growth over previous year.
Rosella Hahn of Battle Creek and Emil Kuhlman of Holstein married.
K. C. Iversen of Charter Oak, father of Rev. J. H. Iversen, dies.
26 – Timely discovery of blaze on roof of Corwin school No.3, west of town, prevents loss of building by fire.
27 – Ida Grove boys win in basketball at Lake City 32 to 6 and girls defeat South Sioux City on latter’s floor, 40 to 21.
1500 persons attend annual Bobby Burns festival
28 – Ed H. Campbell announces his candidacy for Congress in 11th district to succeed William D. Boies.

1 – Harry Jensen, Ida Grove grocer, makes assignment to his creditors.
A. H. Snyder arrives from Atlantic, Iowa, to open a hamburger shop in Ida Grove.
Karl and Roy Hoffman win several prizes at the state corn show at Ames.
3 – Paul Lamphere, “cat” burgler given 20 years sentence at Sioux City.
4 – Thieves break into Crawford Brothers store at Battle Creek.
5 – Mr. and Mrs. P. K. Taylor celebrate their 67th wedding anniversary with company of sixty relatives present.
6 – Rain and ice storm the most destructive to wire service in Ida County for 10 years.
William Auchstetter and Russell Hoaglund fined $25 for firing on truck.
7 – Ida Grove defeat Mapleton boys in basketball 53 to 19. 
Mr. and Mrs. Julius Rohwer treated to surprise on 30th wedding anniversary.
10 – Annual dance given by boys of 186th ambulance company.
George Menter sells his dray line to Glenn Wallace of Ida Grove.
11 – Old Fiddlers contest held at the Armory.
Ed Willcutt dies at San Antonio, Texas, at the age of 78.
13 – Death of George Wilkinson after lingering illness with pernicious aenemia.
Ambulance basketball team defeats Oto in overtime game 26 to 23.
14 – Marriage of Miss Vivian Rice and Frank West Jr. of Logan Township, at the Methodist parsonage in Ida Grove.
18 – Ambulance basketball team defeats howitzer company of Sioux City 39 to 17.
20 – Water famine ends at Holstein when Thorpe Brothers of Des Moines finish drilling through 150 feet of solid rock.
21 – Sudden death of Theodore M. Jensen at his home in Ida Grove – was 67 years old.
Mr. and Mrs. Ommo Janssen of Ida Grove observe their golden wedding anniversary.
22 – H. E. Keith wins jury case against the Bankers Life Co. of Nebraska.
Mr. and Mrs. August Briese celebrate their 54th wedding anniversary at the home of their son, Albert.
25 – Holstein wins county boys championship and Battle Creek for the girls in the county basketball tourney at Holstein.  Republican county convention passes resolution for Lowden and names a delegation for him, to the state convention.
27 – W. W. Boslaugh opens his barber shop in his new building.
28 – Alvern Tjossem of Paullina and Miss Jessie Crosbie of Ida Grove are united in marriage.
The funny farce “Aunt Lucia” is presented at the H. S. auditorium under auspices of the American Legion.
29 – Frank Payne, an old time resident, buried in Ida Grove.  Had reached age of 68 years. 
James Crawford of Battle Creek celebrates his 74th birthday on leap year.
In county declamatory contest in Ida Grove, Battle Creek took first in all three classes.

3 – B. E. Eastman disposes of interests in The Baxter to Winn W. Trousdale of Bedford, Iowa.
Viola Bjorholm of Maple No.8 receives highest grade in the county eighth grade examinations.
Ida Grove boys lose to Holstein in third and final round of sectional tourney at Mapleton.
4 – Death of Amanda Kuhrts of Holstein from the effects of a small pimple, from which blood poison developed.
5 – Seven persons at Holstein made sick with trichinosis, caused by eating diseased pork.
6 – Night Watch C. W.Rogge is locked in cell at city prison by two robbers whom he intercepted at the railway depot.
Florence Lamp and Albert F. Kastner of Holstein married at Little Brown Church, Nashua, Iowa.
Ida Grove schools dismissed on account of heavy amount of illness, there being 111 pupils absent the previous day.
9 – Death of George Smith, Battle Creek’s surviving war veteran.
10 – Ida Grove girls win the sectional tournament at Correctionville, defeating in succession, Smithland, Climbing Hill and Battle Creek.
Clarence Charles fell under wheels of train near Battle Creek, receiving injuries from which he died the second day thereafter.
Death of Mrs. J. D. Cornish of near Arthur, from effect of auto accident, 3 days earlier.
12 – Death of Mrs. Addie Gleason, formerly of Arthur, at Sioux City, following an operation.
Dr. R. B. Armstrong re-elected to school board in Ida Grove.
Mrs. David Reid appears in an old time dance on her 96th birthday.
15 – Thomas McLeod and George H. Clark file for mayor, in city election.
16 – Meeting held in Ida Grove in the interests of the new Farmers Co-operative Popcorn association.
17 – Edward A. Hansen of Holstein confirmed as postmaster for four year term.
Ida Grove girls win district basketball tournament in Ida Grove, defeating Sac City in finals 30 to 27.
19 – Contractor Condon recommences road grading operations on the Ida Grove – Schleswig highway.
22 – Death of Kenneth Stough at the age of 16 years.
George B. Whealen, pioneer banker of Galva locality, died at the age of 82 years.
24 – Ida Grove girls win state basketball championship, defeating Audubon, Pleasant Plain and Wellsburg to claim the honor.  Wellsburg was second.
26 – Thomas McLeod elected mayor of Ida Grove, after a hot campaign.
Mrs. C. A. Blake elected chairman and Mrs. E. S. Parker, secretary of the Ida Grove Library Association.
29 – Edmund Anderson of Battle Creek takes first in pre-district oratorical contest at Correctionville.
30 – Death of Peter Lamp, prominent banker and real estate man of northwest Iowa, at a Sioux City hospital.
L. McDonald of Cherokee announces his candidacy for the state senate.

1 – Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Gronau of Kiron celebrate golden wedding.
2 – Mayor McLeod take his office in Ida Grove and other councilmen qualify.
Mrs. Mary Rebecca Wheatley, almost 84 years old, dies at Holstein from the effects of a fall in which her hip was broken.
Harry Conard, mail carrier, gets an extension, granting him two more years of service as mail carrier.
4 – American Legion post secures the Baxter bank clock, to be donated to the city as a town clock
Coach William Layland, starts spring football practice at Ida Grove high school
6 – Death of Mrs. Charles Johnson after a few days illness with pneumonia.
Big snowfall in Ida County, blocking most all highways, even the primary roads where the big snow shovel was used.
7 – Ida Grove wins in band, orchestra and glee club at music contests held here.
C. W. Sankey re-elected school superintendent for three years.
August Lohafer, 71, dies at Holstein from pneumonia.
8 – Miss Carroll Taylor, Ida Grove teacher, and Arch F. Simonson of St. Paul are married at Sioux City.
10 – Sudden death of Fred Brodersen of Battle Creek.
11 – Mrs. I. N. Shearer stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage.
12 – Ray Latham former head of the Ida Grove schools, is selected president of Iowa State Teachers College, to succeed Dr. Homer Seerley.
Severe snow storms endanger condition of early oats in northwest Iowa.
13 – Death of David Reid of Ida Grove in his 87th year from pneumonia.
16 – Judge Hutchison opens April term of court.
17 – Helen Babcock, thirteen year old Galva school girl, wins county spelling championship, on the word “gossamer.”
18 – Government takes a long time lease on the Noah Williams building on Second street, Ida Grove, for postoffice purposes.
Death of Mrs. Homer Burton of Battle Creek, at the age of 32.
23 – Fire destroys the grain elevator at Kiron.
Ida Grove Ice & Fuel Company changes its motive power from steam to electricity.
Andrew Miller, aged 82, dies at the home of his son, Aaron, in Grant Township.
24 – John Bower, former prominent resident of Douglas Township drops dead on highway east of Correctionville.
27 – Ida County Health association votes $200 toward support of trained overseer of the poor.
Jurors appraise lands for new primary highway southwest of Battle Creek.
28 – Death of Mrs. Barbara Breckwald, in Ida Grove, in her ninetieth year.
John Rehse starts work on his new filling station.

1 – Death of August Briese Sr., of Holstein at the age of 84.
Miss Hazel Osteen and Charles Henry Pratt of Miles City, Montana, married at the home of the bride’s father in Ida Grove.
Iowa Public Service Company junks the 90 hp. M. generator, preparatory to moving 300 h. p. generator here from LeMars.
Miss Sarah Alien White selected as representative from 11th district at the Drake University spring festival.
Opening of Mary Elizabeth Shoppe in Ida Grove.
2 – Severe windstorm blows machine shed to pieces on the Arch Mein farm southeast of Ida Grove.
3 – James W. Satterlee and Miss Eva Mildred Shaver married at Mapleton.
4 – Death of Barney Hester, pioneer harness dealer of Ida Grove, at the age of 74 years.
5 – Ida Grove high school band wins championship of state in class B the third victory in last four years.  The Orchestra was awarded third place.
7 – Ida Grove city council by a vote of 3 to 2 legalizes Sunday movies.
8 – C. C. Crawford elected president of Ida Grove Commercial club, succeeding T. S. Snell Jr.
9 – Death of Mrs. Honor Conard, deputy county auditor, after an acute illness of a month.  She was 39 years old.
11 – The schools of Ida Grove present May festival on court house lawn, Miss Bernice Hammerstrom of the senior class being crowned May queen.
Barney Ward has his first ride in an airplane near Denison.
Julius Rohwer re-elected president of the Grocers Wholesale Association.
14 – Death of Mrs. C. A. Britch at her home in Hollywood, Calif. – she was 62 years of age.
15 – Iowa Supreme Court upholds the conviction of George E. Hart for robbery at Battle Creek in September 1925.
American Legion and Auxiliary of 11th district hold their spring conference in Ida Grove with many visitors present.
16 – Marriage of Henry Christians and Miss Mary Meijerink, at Secred Heart Church, Ida Grove
18 – In his first home bout, Frank Weddell, Ida Grove’s heavy weight boxer secures a knockout over Norman Oxendale of Odebolt.
Community Day and Field meet celebrated at Silver Creek center, by P.T.A.
21 – Seventh district Order of Eastern Star meeting held at Holstein.
Newman & Blankenship barber shop sold to Norman Wingerson of Sac City.
24 – Fire destroys set of farm buildings on the George Reiff farm.
25 – Annual banquet in honor of the senior class is given by the Juniors in gymnasium.  Martin Brown acts as toastmaster.
Supervisors let contract for improvement of county road in Douglas.
Joseph R. Yousling dies in Los Angeles at the age of 67 years.
27 – Baccalaureate service at the auditorium ushers in high school commencement week.
Marriage of Evelyn Kiertzner and Walter Rehse.
29 – A. R. Breihan moves his harness shop from south of the postoffice to old Barney Hester location.
Senior class play given.
31 – Graduating exercises in Ida Grove, with 39 members of the senior class.  Miss Helen Jeffryes is valedictorian.

1 – Herbert Stimbert leases Sacquety garage for Buick agency.
2 – Death of Jackson Blizard at home in Cedar Rapids at the age of 63.
Opening of Ida Grove’s new gold club house.
5 -  Shorty Hart taken to Ft. Madison to commence the serving of his 10 year prison term.
Primaries in Ida County. Aiken nominated for representative, Dahlquist for sheriff and Clark for County Attorney against opposition.
6 – John Andrew Soellner dies at Galva, aged 71.
7 – Mr. and Mrs. James Nicol celebrate their golden wedding anniversary in Ida Grove.
Lightning strikes John Willcutt home southeast of Ida Grove during storm.
9 – Arvilla Clark and Clyde W. Urban of Silver Creek married by Rev. J. J. Davies.
11 – Death of Ruth Cheney Lange, former Ida Grove girl, at Sioux City, at the age of 34.
12 – Annual banquet of the Alumni Association of Ida Grove high school.
13 – Rev. W. H. McEwen of Battle Creek, expires at the dinner table.  He was born in Canada a little over 60 years ago.
14 – Mrs. David Reid, Ida Grove’s oldest citizen, dies in the 97th year of her age.
15 – Paul Noble, editor of the Newell Mirror, a former Ida Grove boy, married at Little Brown Church to Miss Dorothy Morrison of Lone Tree.
S. Christenson, a farm laborer near Galva, commits suicide by taking poison.
16 – Several wind and electrical storm does much damage in Ida Grove, crippling electric light and telephone service.
Gus Miller of Galva seriously hurt in auto accident near Cushing.
19 – Marriage of Miss Ina Devine and J. P. Rowlette at the Little Brown Church, Nashua.
Fire consumes machine shed at the Elroy Walrod farm.
20 – Miss Irene Jessen of Holstein and Herbert Abbe of Grant Township married at the brides home by Rev. Sandrock.
21 – Death of John Glade, Arthur’s oldest citizen, at the age of 92.
Big aviation meet at Battle Creek.
Chris Gregerson and Warren Knepp, flyers from Ute injured when their plane falls.
Death of Mrs. Elizabeth Sorensen at Holstein at age of 91 years.
24 – Ida Grove golfers defeated at Cherokee.
R. W. Lohmann car wrecked on highway south of Cherokee, four inmates having narrow escape.
25 – Tim Cole, former Ida Grove carpenter, dies at Cherokee, at the age of 72 years.
Eugene B. Fowler of Battle Creek weds Alice M. Johnson at Waterloo.
26 – Ralph Benson and Miss Helen Custer married at Jefferson, Iowa.
27 – Carroll golfers defeat Ida Grove on formers course.
28 – Announcement made that free telephone service within Ida County will be discontinued on July first.

1 – Death of Mrs. Mac Bigelow at Battle Creek.
3 – Ida Grove wins largest share of prize money at the Maple Valley firemen’s tourney at Battle Creek.
Darrell Sellman of Battle Creek, member of the navy, dies in China.
4 – Crowd at big Fourth of July celebration in Battle Creek estimated at more than 15,000.
7 – Death of Owen Henry Lloyd near Battle Creek at the age of 64.
Ed H. Campbell nominated for Congress by Republicans of Eleventh district, on the 96th ballot.  Convention held at Spencer and lasted two days.
9 – Severe hailstorm passes across southern end of the country, in vicinity of the Soldier River.
Protest meeting in Ida Grove over abolition of free telephone service.
10 – Seventeen year old G. Collison of Marshalltown wins the three days Midwest golf tournament in Ida Grove, from field of over 100 contestants.
11 – Pontiac branch sales room opened here with James Kiernan in charge.
Stimbert Auto Co., has big opening in Ida Grove.
13 – Dr. T. J. Houlihan and family return from months auto trip to Yellowstone Park.
14 – R. W. Lohmann elected cashier of the First Trust & Savings Bank.
16 – Fourteen inner baseball game at Battle Creek, the Wichita Yellow Jackets defeating the Tennessee Rats.
20 – Three hundred attend the picnic of the Ida County Bankers association at the Ida Grove golf grounds.
23 – Death of A. M.  Crawford, beloved Ida County citizen at the age of 64 years.
Dale Goldie’s Marmon car wrecked at Lipton crossing.
26 – Ida Grove defeats Denison in golf on the local course.
27 – Miss Bernece Lindsay and William Sykes married at the home of the bride’s parents.
H. W. Hartman of Battle Creek killed in automobile accident near Canton, S. D.
30 – Gemmill & Smith open at battery shop in Stimbert building.
J. B. Brown commences the operation of his White Elephant store.

1 – M. C. Pruyn family moves from Ida Grove to Sioux City.
2 – Dr. J. A. Nye purchases the M. C. Pruyn property in Ida Grove.
7 – Death of Leslie Kallmer at Ida Grove.
Father Costello’s 25th year of ministry in Ida Grove celebrated.
8 – Miss Rosamond Kiernan of Ida Grove and Glenn B. Sachse of Chicago married at Sacred Heart Church.
10 – 4-H Club achievement day observed in Ida Grove.  Irene Schuett of Holstein adjudged healthiest girl and Vierl Johnson, the healthiest boy.
83 rural pupils graduate from Ida Grove county schools and hold picnic in Ida Grove.
C. A. Metcalf elected coach to succeed W. L. Layland, resigned.
11 – Moore & Eldridge of Clemens, Iowa secure contract for graveling the Schleswig – Ida Grove road at $11,911.
12 – Members of the officers of the ambulance company leave for two weeks camp at Camp Dodge.
14 – Mrs. A. W. Burg of Lake View has eye torn out in auto accident northwest of Ida Grove.
15 – Council Oak store opens in Ida Grove.
Baseball tourney at Cushing.
18 – Henry J. Carsten, 28 years old, dies at Battle Creek.
Superintendent and Mrs. C. W. Sankey return home from 5000 mile motor trip to principal cities of the East.
Mrs. Nina Houser hold public sale and leaves for California.
19 – Severe hailstorm visits Hayes and Blaine Townships, ruining large corn acreage.
Mrs. A. C. Garner of Ida Grove dies in her 77th year.  Her death was hastened by two severe falls.
Death of Mrs. J. G. Mehrings in California.
20 – Ellis Stern of Ida Grove and Evelyn Crane of Holstein married at the Little Brown Church.
C. & N. W. Railway inaugurates the Corn King Limited.
21 – Lucile Patterson and Urban Lease married at Methodist parsonage in Galva.
22 – John R. Barrett’s Cadillac car is smashed by interurban car near Elyria, Ohio, but occupants escape injury.
23 – Sweets show visits Ida Grove.
24 – Ida County 4-H girls, Eleanor Coalter and Isabel Bergman, take first prize at Iowa State Fair for bread judging.
Annual convention of county W.C.T.U. at Battle Creek.
26 – Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Walrod celebrate their golden wedding anniversary.
27 – Julius Rohwer sells his Staple store to the Harker Variety stores of Storm Lake and Denison.
Mrs. W. R. Abell returns from months trip to Paris.
29 – Sudden death of Mrs. Mary Vickery, after two hours illness with acute indigestion.  She was in her 70th year.
T. S. Snell’s return from extended northern motor trip.
30 – Announcement made of the marriage of Mabel Wittmaack to Wallace H. Higginbotham at Denver, Jan. 14.
Watermelon Day observed at Arthur.
31 – Fern Richardson dies at hospital in Sioux City.

2 – Miss Ruth Skogland returns home from eight months stay in England and other foreign countries.
3 – City school reopen with increase of 21 in enrollment over same time last year.  Coach Metcalf starts football practice.
First Trust & Savings Bank observes the 25th anniversary of founding by a picnic.
4 – Four year old Elaine Larsen of Hayes Township has her right hand cut off at the wrist in auto accident near Kiron.
Thomas R. Bunt sells his store to M. M. Hileman of Hot Springs, S. D.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Lipton leave on overland auto trip to California.
5 – John F. Bauer dies at Holstein at the age of 71 years.
6 – Storm Lake defeats Ida Grove in golf 39 – 26 and takes little brown jug.
7 – School flower show held at Silver Creek center.
8 – Henry Backhaus painfully bitten by a hog.
9 – Martin S. Jensen and Miss Concordia Lillian Schwenk married by the bride’s father.
10 – Annual meeting of Galva State bank. Mrs. George B. Whealen elected president.
13 – Senator Brookhart speaks to small audience in Ida Grove.
Miss Elizabeth Derr of Battle Creek announces her marriage to James Watkins on May 8 at Sioux City.
16 – Dr. Curry wins city golf championship for 1928.  Lee Horn was runner up.
17 – Death of Worthy L. Garner after an illness of 12 days.  He was 77 years old.
Ray Murphy named as one of state delegates to Legion national convention.
18 – Large crowd attends water carnival in Ida Grove.
Death of Mrs. David Warnock at Battle Creek, aged 76 years.
19 – Frank Hess dies suddenly at home of his daughter, Mrs. E. S. Heilman – was in his 78th year.
20 – D. E. Shorrett opens a cream buying station in Ida Grove for Swift & Co.
A. W. Cameron resigns as manager of Hanford Produce Co., effective October first.
21 – Annual fair at Hayes Center is believed to have broken all records for size and attendance
23 – Two year old Helen Whyte of Holstein drowns in stock tank on the Charles Heilman farm.
24 – Henry Barthel buys the Putzier building, formerly occupied by the Rohwer store.
25 – Frank Weddell knocks out Cyclone Miller of Charter Oak in fourth round.
Ida Grove defeats Odebolt in football, 33 to 0.
Iowa Public Service Co. completes $20,000 worth of improvements at local sub-station.
26 – Death of Mrs. Jane Rose, formerly of Battle Creek, at the age of 99 years and 9 months. 
Mrs. Kate Wilcox married to L. M. Naylor in Connecticut.
27 – Mrs. R. E. Lipton wins women golf honors in Ida Grove club.
29 – Ida Grove sustains first football defeat in nearly three years, losing at Sac City 9 to 0.
30 – Rev. J. J. Davies preaches farewell sermon in Ida Grove, after 8 years pastorate.

2 – Peter Adams of Holstein dies at the Battle Creek hospital.
Ida Grove Womans Club entertains city teachers.
3 – District meeting of telephone officials in Ida Grove.
4 – F. L. McKays Poland China sale held in Ida Grove.
5 – Ida County supervisors pass resolution that henceforth all orders for poor relief must be O K’d by the township trustees.
Secretary Manton of the Cherokee Chamber Commerce delivered valuable address before Ida Grove Commercial Club. Rev. Davies, retiring secretary, presented with $20 in gold.
Charles P. Denison, county clerk, successfully passes state bar exams.
6 – Ida Grove wins football game from Cherokee on own field 14 to 0.
7 – Rev. George W. Dunn assigned to Ida Grove Methodist Church and preaches his first sermon.
Frank W. Murphy of Minnesota, chairman of the Corn Belt Legislative Committee, addresses large political gathering in Ida Grove.
8 – Reception at Methodist church for Rev. and Mrs. Davies is climax to series of farewell affairs for retiring pastor.
9 – Esther Erickson and August Jensen of Holstein married in Sioux City.
11 – Ruth Meggers of Galva and William Anderson of Council Bluffs married.
13 – Popcorn Day observed in Ida Grove.
Ida Grove defeats Rockwell City in football 13 to 7.
State championship football team of 1908 holds 20th annual reunion.
14 – Robert Claussen of Ida Grove dies suddenly in the 54th year of his age.
16 – Farm residence of Merton Bond destroyed by fire, but most of contents saved.
17 – F. M. Stewart of Ida Grove presides over I.O.O.F. grand lodge at Fort Dodge.
18 – Miss Maria Rabe receives letter that came over on the Graf Zeppelin.
19 – Ida Grove defeats Mapleton in football 18 to 6.
Claus Reimers fined $500 in federal court, Sioux City, for bootlegging.
20 – Helen Brownlee of Battle Township killed in an auto accident a short distance east of Cushing.
21 – A. M. Jones of Arthur road dies in local hospital from peritonitis following a ruptured appendix.  He was 58 years old.
22 – Frank Weddell, the Ida Grove boxer, outpointed by Louis Zack in match at Sioux City.
23 – Otto A. Miller of near Schaller badly hurt, when his truck collides with a train east of Galva.
24 – Death of Mrs. Horace Brown, aged 64, takes places at Detroit.
25 – House of Herman Meyer burned to the ground in Logan township.
26 – Ida Grove defeats LeMars on latter’s field 12 to 6.
28 – Miss Helen Varner of Ida Grove, severely injured at Cedar Rapids, by being knocked down by a car.
31 – Iowa Master Breeders erect new hatchery in Ida Grove with a capacity of 52,000 eggs.  Crawford’s elevator ships out the first car of new corn.

1 – Ida Grove banks decide to close promptly at 12 and 4 o’clock.
3 – Henry Siebke, formerly of Holstein, dies at Colorado Springs.
Dan Bresnahan celebrates 80th birthday.
4 – Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Carlson of Battle Creek observe 56th wedding anniversary.
5 – Albin Benson of Logan Township takes his own life by poison.
6 – Hoover carries Ida County by 314.  Wellendorf elected auditor and Dahlquist, sheriff.  Campbell has huge majority for Congress.  Road bonds defeated in Ida County by 2217.
9 – Mrs. Agnes Stephan dies in Pennsylvania at the age of 72.
10 – Ida Grove defeats Carroll in football 25 to 6.
Legion festival in Ida Grove.
11 – Bronze tablet dedicated at Armistice observance at Silver Creek center, by Rev. C. A. VanGriethuysen.
14 – W. D. Cameron very ill in Ida Grove.
16 – Ida Grove defeated at Shanandoah on flooded field, 6 to 0.
Death of Miss Inke Helen Jensen, at age of nearly 70 years.
Holstein defeats Odebolt in football 13 to 0.
17 – Judge Henderson dismisses dismisses the last of the Hedrick indictments
Walter Lingle, formerly of Holstein, dies in Canada.
21 – Miss Laura Dester of Deer Creek, Okla. Selected by supervisors to be Ida County’s first trained overseer of the poor.
Death of Mrs. Elizabeth Wilkinson at the age of 71 – was a pioneer.
22 – John Drinkwaater’s great Abraham Lincoln production plays before crowded house in Ida Grove.
23 – George LaMond digs out of Ida County jail but is soon recaptured and turned over to officers from Missouri.
25 – Mrs. George Geiger, aged 73, late of Huraon, S. D., is buried in Ida Grove.
26 – Miss Alvina Jacobs of Schleswig and Albert Streck of Ida Grove are married by Rev. J. H. Iversen.
Funeral of Henry Helkenn, 72, is held at Holstein.
27 – Death of Lyle, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Vickery.
28 – Ida County bankers decide to use airplane to assist running down robbers.
29 – Ida Grove and Denison, before great crowd, tie in Thanksgiving game, 12 to 12.  Nine Ida Grove players in their last gridiron game.
Thomas J. Satterlee and Miss Marie Dinges married at Odebolt.
30 – Miss Viola Nelson and Richard Potter of Ispeming, Mich., married in Ida Grove.

1 – Alvina Kroeger and Theodore Lohse married in Chicago.
2 – Many minor auto accidents during heavy snow storm that blocks many roads.
3 – Ida Grove football team banqueted by mothers at Church of God.  Dwight Garner elected captain for next year.
First Farmers night of season observed by Commercial Club.
4 – Karl Hoffman’s carlot [train car] of 15 Herefords takes second prize at International and sell for $19.25 per cwt. [per 100 pounds].
6 – Death of Mrs. Laura S. Smith at the age of nearly 80.
7 – Elvin Putzier and Miss Mamie Rohwedder are married.
9 – Death of Mrs. Caroline Warn, oldest citizen of Battle Creek, at the age of 93 years.
10 – Ida Grove Legion receives a citation for outstanding community service during the past year.
Frank Lamborn store at Arthur makes an assignment to creditors.
11 – Ida Grove high school defeats Alumni in basketball opener, 20 to 14.
Opening of highway appeal case of C. A. Shimerda vs. State highway commission. Jury renders verdict for $11,755.00
C. Bleakly of Silver Creek undergoes operation for removal of limb.
14 – Annual meeting of Ida County Farmers Union, H. P. Lasher re-elected president and R. C. Jenssen, secretary-treasurer.
Ida Grove H. S. basketball teams win double header from Holstein.
Rex Beresford addresses the Ida County cattle feeders association.
15 – Board of Supervisors accept A. C. Johnston tax settlement.
16 – Miss Mable West and Louis Haefner of Arthur are married in Christian Church at Adel.
19 – Helen Gries and Wilbur Boock both of Holstein, are married in Ida Grove by Rev. Mr. Dunn.
21 – Ida Grove boys defeated by East High of Sioux City 36 to 18 and girls win from Plover 46 to 17.
Charles E. Hearst, state farm Bureau president addresses county annual meeting, Hugo Schuett re-elected president.
23 – William Jarrett dies in Minneapolis in his 89th years - buried in Ida Grove.
Edward Grieme and Frieda Menken, both of Galva, married in Sioux City.
25 – Ferd Hollander of Holstein dies in a Sioux City hospital.
27 – Ethel Stone and Harland Baker announce their marriage at Des Moines June 4.
31 – Annual firemen’s ball at Legion Hall, Ida Grove.