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IT’S A FACT!

Redfield beat Adel 33-0 during the 1939 football season to win permanent possession of the Glory Trophy, which had been established 10 years earlier by the Adelphic Club of Redfield and the Adel Rotary Club. The school would keep the trophy if it won the game three straight years.

115 YEARS AGO

As Miss Helen Simcoke was riding down a hill east of town last Wednesday the chain to her wheel broke and the wheel ran away with her. She lost control of it and was thrown into a barbed wire fence, getting pretty badly scratched up and having her clothing nearly torn off from her. Fortunately, none of her injuries were serious.

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Three young ladies from a neighboring town made themselves quite conspicuous at the depot one day last week, in an endeavor to make fun of our little city and the appearance of some of our ladies who happened to be present. We will not give the color of their clothes or their place of residence at this time, but a repetition of such conduct as was made use of on the above occasion might call for comments that would not be relished by their relatives at home, who are doubtless unaware of their actions abroad.

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A lot of beer was seized by officers at Dallas Center on the Fourth and one day last week a large number of bottles of the stuff were destroyed after having been properly condemned.

80 YEARS AGO

Vernon McCleary almost wrecked himself Monday when he turned the corner at Eighth and Main streets hurriedly just as someone spoke to him. As he looked to see who was talking his head came in contact with the sharp point of the arrow used as a direction marker on Highway 169. The highway employee who has fastened it on an electric pole must have been a shorty because the sign was not placed high enough to be safe. Anyway, Vernon received a serious gash on the scalp. An artery was cut and the blood flowed freely until a doctor took some stitches and closed the wound. As may be inferred, the sign should be raised about a foot. It’s dangerous as now located

25 YEARS AGO

Fifth District Judge Michael J. Streit on Friday denied Dallas County’s request for a temporary injunction on implementation of the Iowa State Appeal Board’s order for cuts of $2.02 million in taxes and $718,243 in expenditures in the fiscal year that began July 1.

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For some lucky farmers in Dallas County, the drought is over. That’s the conclusion of Iowa State University Extension climatologist S. Elwynn Taylor.

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