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130 YEARS AGO

One day last week Mrs. Mike Schaab fell down as she was approaching her home, and in some manner fell with one hand on her side, crushing two ribs and breaking one loose. She was picked up insensible and Dr. Aiken was called to attend her.

120 YEARS AGO

Frank Thomas was riding a bicycle Saturday when some disagreement arose between them, resulting in Frank getting a fall. His face suffered quite severely from it.

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The “cobweb social” at J.O. Risser’s last Thursday evening was quite a novel entertainment, but an exceedingly pleasant one and largely attended. Mush and milk was served for refreshments.

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Quite the accident occurred at the Dunkard church in Colfax township last Sunday. One of Mr. Stine’s lines broke as he was leaving the church, making his team unmanageable whereby it ran into the wagon of Mr. Thomas Beaver, in which were Mr. and Mrs. Beaver and Mrs. Book. Both the wagons were overturned and the occupants thrown out. Mr. Beaver had a collar bone and one rib broken. No one else was seriously hurt.

100 YEARS AGO

From “Church of Christ notes:” ‘If it is true that the prevailing quality of a man is to be religious, then we certainly cannot neglect the institution that seeks to promote genuine religion within life. The mission of the church is to meet this spiritual need of men, in trying to do this we urge the cooperation and help of everyone who feels ready to accept the teachings of Jesus as their standard for religious conduct. If you are not an attendant anywhere else, we give you a cordial invitation to come and help us.’

71 YEARS AGO

From “Around the Town” by Scott Snyder: ‘Tip to that fellow who has been draining gasoline from the car of Judge E.W. Dingwell. He doesn’t like gas thieves any more than his ancestors liked horse thieves. Then, too, he’s presiding at the March term of court.”

35 YEARS AGO

Barbara Baldon Nuzum, former Adel High School basketball great, is now a Hall of Fame member, as of Saturday night. Mrs. Nuzum was inducted during ceremonies at the Iowa Girls’ State Tournament, March. 10…Mrs. Nuzum played for AHS in 1937, and as a guard was a member of the first All-State team. She won high praise for her performance at the state tournament that year and went on to play for the American Institute of Business in Des Moines. A leg injury closed her career.

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