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After leading Adel’s football team to an unbeaten season as a junior, Nile Kinnick moved with his family to Omaha. As a senior, Kinnick was a standout football and baseball player at Omaha Benson High School before he enrolled at the University of Iowa where he became the only Heisman Trophy winner to play college football in the state.

115 YEARS AGO

Elmer Diddy is having more trouble with his hand. He has suffered enough pain and trouble with it to test the patience of an angel.

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John Kerns told us that he has sold about $70 worth of melons this year.

110 YEARS AGO

A criminal action was brought against Ad Kenyon of Waukee last week, charging him with cruelty to his mother who is aged and not of sound mind. Attorney Dingwell appeared for the state and Mr. White for the defense. After introduction of state’s evidence the case was dismissed by Mayor Howe before whom the hearing was held.

80 YEARS AGO

This paper apologizes to Mayor William A. Queale of Redfield because of an error which appeared in some bills printed at the News office a few days ago. On the bill was a proclamation singed by the mayor of Redfield. They were ordered by C.W. Mabbitt and the phone message became mixed up. Mr. Mabbitt’s name was signed to the proclamation as mayor when it should have been Mr. Queale. Mr. Mabbitt says he feels honored but is not entitled to the distinction.

25 YEARS AGO

A disgruntled customer will be asked to make restitution for a glass panel of a door he kicked in frustration when he arrived at the Adel Post Office half an hour late last Wednesday. Postmaster Patti Davis said the rural Adel man arrived at the post office at 5 p.m., found the post office was closed and “kicked the glass panel to vent his frustration and shattered it.. The Adel Police Department was summoned, but the post office inspector declined to press charges because the customer did not willfully break the window.

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Two school districts, Central Dallas at Minburn and Van Meter, will have special enrichment tax levy questions on Tuesday’s school election ballot. Central Dallas is asking for a renewal of an enrichment levy which has been in place for several years. Van Meter is asking voters to improve an enrichment levy, which includes approximately 57 cents per $1,000 assessed valuation and an income tax surcharge of about $10.50 per $100 of tax paid.

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