Iroquois News

1910: Mail carriers treated like real fellows, entitled to holiday


December 15, 1910

A bowling team went to Carthage last Wednesday; cleaned up the bowlers of that burg by a nice margin and brought the purse to Iroquois. The Iroquois team consisted of Thos. Serine, Raymond Matson, Ole Larson, J. A. Schneller and Joe Otter. Neither side played a swell game.

In this and other communities, a small investment in padlocks this winter will be a paying investment. Petty thieving is frequently reported, and articles of value should not be left around loose. Recently, the Hob Café lost a 17-pound ham, and a farmer who had purchased a bill of groceries and left them in his car standing on the street had no groceries when he was ready to start for home.

Rural mail carriers are not required to deliver mail on Christmas day, the government treating its employees just like they were real fellows and entitled to a holiday like other folks. The bank and post office will observe holiday hours, and business places generally will close for the day with the exception of a few hours in the morning.

During the past week, nearly all mail trains have been late from one to two or three hours due to the handling of Christmas mail and express. Extra help was carried, and the service was as good as t’was possible to make it. The local post office force and the rural carriers also had their hands full in handling the outgoing and incoming mail.

December 18, 1930

Carpenters partitioned off the ladies waiting room in the Northwestern depot last week, and but one waiting room, the west one, will be heated and lighted this winter. The company, in the interest of economy, is adopting this plan quite generally, and the aggregate saving will amount to a neat sum.

Two fire insurance inspectors are working in Iroquois this week, making an inspection of the business properties for the purpose of re-rating the city. It is nine years since the last inspection, and there have been numerous changes in the risks during that period. The firefighting equipment was inspected a couple of weeks ago.

December 14, 1950

Vern Parkhurst bought the Standard Oil Station, Tuesday of last week, from Al Martens. Mr. Parkhurst formerly operated a station at Hayti for about a year and knows what it means to look after that kind of business. His many friends wish him the best of success.

The city main street is now taking on the Christmas scheme as the colored lights have been strung across the street.

The Christmas season is in full swing, and our stores have a nice line of merchandise to meet the needs of the most fastidious. Take a look about, and you will find a fine line of Christmas suggestions for children, young folks and grownups. Keep in mind the Christmas tree and treats for the children on Saturday the 23rd, with a free movie for all, from “Tiny Tim” to Grandpas and Grandmas.


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