By Roz Weis
By Roz Weis

    EIGHTY YEARS AGO: Two bandits are on the run in these parts. They reportedly operated in two places not far from Decorah last Sunday night. They robbed an oil station over at nearby Mabel, Minn., getting away with two quarts of oil. Next, they held up the Palm Café over at Postville, obtaining about $25 from the owners of the café. Then the bandits stole a car belonging to Forrest Drilling over at Postville. They reportedly are carrying sawed-off shotguns and other arms. Local authorities have been summoned and are on the hunt. More details will be released as they become available.

Electric lines to serve farmers and other consumers are planned this year. One plan calls for work to be along Locust Road out to Matter’s Hall, and another out to the fish hatchery area. Lines carrying 2,300 volts are proposed.

The Decorah basketball team lost an exciting cage battle the other evening to Waukon. Final score was 21-17. Decorah played without the service of Bob Hunt.

Miss Ruth Krumm, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.G. Krumm of Burr Oak, has earned straight “A”s at Iowa State Teacher’s College in Cedar Falls. 

The feet of two deer have been mounted onto a piece of wood to be used as a coat and hat rack for Leo Tekippe. Joseph Schrandt did the work to design the rack. His work is now on display at the Coast-to-Coast Store.

Area friends recently surprised Pete Dideriksen on his 50th birthday.

The Great Northern Farmers Telephone Company will hold its annual meeting in the schoolhouse at Highland Township next week.

FRONT PAGE NEWS: Three of the four children of Dr. and Mrs. Otter Tinglum of the Luther College faculty are sick with the dreaded scarlet fever.


EVENTY YARS AGO: Mrs. E.W. Waterbury has donated $1,000 to the Decorah Hospital in memory of her late husband. This is just one of several substantial gifts received by the hospital building fund in recent weeks.

Oscar Herbranson has sold his grocery business to Kenneth and Norman Strinmoen, employees of the store.

The home of the E.A. Kinnetz family in Calmar was gutted in a big fire on Dec. 31. The children went to the neighbor’s house to tell them about the fire

Dorothy Krumrey married Warren Hurlbut Dec. 31 in Charles City. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Hurlbut of Calmar.

Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Hjerleid of this city observed their 58th wedding anniversary on New Year’s Day at their home at 501 East Broadway.

The membership drive for that new Blue Cross Pre-Paid Hospitalization Plan is being conducted here Jan. 13-18. Family plans are $14.40 per year for a family or $7.20 for a single person.

WANTED: Girls to serve in the lunchroom at the Calmar Hotel.

The Decorah Vikings basketball boys have set a new school record for scoring as they romped over Postville 90-50. The Vikings played their best offensive game of the season, according to Coach Jack Edling.

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