By Roz Weis
By Roz Weis

    EIGHTY YEARS AGO: The Luther College Pageant Parade recently attracted crowds. The parade depicted some of the early days of the college. Two full-blooded Winnebago Indians, descendants of early settlers, headed the parade route. Leslie Decorah (Spotted Feather) and John Thunder were the Indians leading the parade, which also featured covered wagons and church floats.

The 70th anniversary of Orleans Lutheran Church was held last month at the church, located six mils east of Cresco and four miles north of Ridgeway. Mr. E.L. Bradley is to be thanked for setting up his amplifier for the overflow meeting in the church parlors.

A blazing fire, which threatened to destroy all of the buildings on the Winneshiek County Farm Home property at Freeport, broke out on a Friday night and caused damages estimated at well over $2,500 before it was extinguished. Two buildings were destroyed. All of the contents of those two buildings also were lost. There are currently 61 residents in the home at the present time, and they were moved to other quarters during the fire. News of this bad fire brought hundreds of cars from Decorah to the scene.

Kenneth Thompson of Forest City is installing a new and up-to-date bowling alley on the third floor of the Higgins Opera House here. The alley should be in operation in two weeks. Bowling is known as a good, clean winter sport and the Thompsons hope to set up a bowling team league soon.

The brand new Series 40 Special four-door, five-passenger sedan made by Buick is priced at $845.

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EVENTY YEARS AGO: Several youngsters in the third grade classes at East Side School are having fun, as they are staffing a “post office” and “general store” in their classrooms. Teachers are Miss Melba Williams and Miss Jacqueline Sand.

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