EIGHTY YEARS AGO: The Veterans of Foreign Wars is forming a new Junior Drum Corps. Thirty-two boys, sons of members and soldiers, are invited to join. James Hepburn will be the corps commander. The local VFW post will supply uniforms and equipment. All will be provided with instruction of playing of drums and bugles.

...The Winneshiek County Board of Supervisors currently has two rock crushers in operation, one on the Hesper Road and the other on the Canoe Road.

...Mrs. Hannah Marlow is the new manager of the Chocolate Shop on Decorah's Winnebago Street. All lines of candies, confections and fountain service are being continued with an expansion in the meal service, and catering too. Special Sunday dinners, complete with roast chicken, salad, dessert and more are priced at 50 cents.

...Some $200,000 in dividends is being sent out to the 5,051 depositors of the closed Winneshiek County State Bank, according to a state superintendent of banking. Payment is likely by mid-December.

...Lyle Tatro, long a resident of Decorah, has leased some space in Waterloo for service of monitors, generators and armatures. The Tatros have moved to Waterloo as a result of this change of business.

...Arthur Olson, a Luther College student from Stoughton, Wis., currently heads the student body in honor points for the first semester. Honorees from the Decorah area on the list include Raymond Sivesind, Gilbert Halverson, Einar Wulfsberg, Milo Lee, Harold Hoff, Rolf Wulfsberg, Ray Lee and Gerhard Jacobson.

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