By Roz Weis
By Roz Weis

    EIGHTY YEARS AGO: Herman Wansenried of the Freeport Cheese Factory east of Decorah was one of the high judges in cheese judging at a recent meeting of the coveted organization – The Cheesemakers of Iowa. Oscar Krause and Henry Hoffman of Frankville were also high in the contest.

The Decorah High School junior class will present the play “The Rafferty Racket” next week in the high school auditorium. Players are Marvan Bachman, Roma Kittlesby, Agatha Miller, Ruth Seim, Lorraine Cekal, Barney Baltes, LaVernne Blount, Orland Haugen, Doris Dale, Mildred Telford and Nils Boe.

The DeMolays and Masons will serve up a tasty coon and turkey supper in the lodge rooms next Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Now showing at the Lyric Theatre: “Ambassador Bill” starring Will Rogers. Tickets are 10 cents to 26 cents for a good seat.

The nine coal silos of the Ingvolstad Lumber Company are now completed. A fire extensively damaged the silos in early July.

FRONT PAGE NEWS: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wheatman, pioneer residents of Winneshiek County, are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary this week at their home at 901 Vernon Street. The bride is the former Miss Rachel Fristad.

Approximately 300 people attended the 4-H Club annual party. Games, music and lunch were enjoyed by all those members in attendance. Alice Albertson of the Burr Oak Clever Clovers earned a medal from the County Farm Bureau for having the best two-year record book. She and her teammate Maxine Cassel earned medals for having won the county championship in the girls’ demonstration contest. Andrew Bakke of Frankville Township came home with a medal from the Farm Bureau for the most outstanding record in Dairy Calf Club work.

Rosemary and Mark Kuhn will play a “marimbaphone” duet at the Decorah High School concert this week.

Holt’s Dairy in Decorah has just installed a new modern bottle filler and capping machine.

Wholesale and retail oil marketers and their employees are having a meeting at the Winneshiek Hotel next week. The purpose of the meeting is to organize a County Petroleum Public Relations Committee to help with trade negotiations.

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EVENTY YEARS AGO: Howard Benzing, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gust Benzing of Calmar, left recently for an expedition to the South Pole with the Byrd Expedition Crew. He enlisted in the Navy several years ago and his previous assignment was in San Diego, Calif.

Following the trail of he stork from December of 1946: A son was born Dec. 4 to Rev. And Mrs. Oscar Engebretson, Decorah; a son was born Dec. 4 to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hruska of Spillville; a daughter was born Dec. 5 to Mr. and Mrs. Roger Wheatman; a son was born Dec. 5 to Mr. and Mrs. Karl Gipp; a daughter was born Dec. 8 to Mr. and Mrs. Russell Rasmussen; and a daughter was born Dec. 8 to Mr. and Mrs. Will Kuehnen.

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