Iroquois History

1911: Ladies invited to wrestling

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June 1, 1911

Hayden’s Symphony Orchestra, conducted by one of the best violinists in the west, will play for a dance at the Iroquois opera house tonight. Tickets one dollar.

Memorial Sunday services were held in the opera house last Sunday morning, and a large congregation was present to enjoy the well-arranged program and the patriotic and thoughtful sermon delivered by Rev. Gardner. Special singing had been prepared for the occasion by a chorus of fifteen voices.

On Saturday night of this week occurs the wrestling match at the Iroquois opera house between David Woodley, the popular home mat artist and A. N. Hartwick, champion lightweight of the Pacific Coast. Ladies are invited, and perfect order will be maintained. This should make an interesting contest, as it is to be absolutely on the square, and the best man will win. Lovers of the game are invited to be on hand Saturday night.

June 4, 1931

Over 500 people from outside the city limits drove into Iroquois Thursday night and enjoyed the first open air concert of the season given by the Iroquois Municipal Band. Parked around the stand were 150 automobiles, and nearly all of them were comfortably filled. The program presented was well executed, and the outdoor audience seemed to enjoy the music. Another weekly concert will be given tonight.

May 29, 1941

Approximately 1,000,000 young men who have become 21 years old since October 16, or will reach that age in the next five weeks, were ordered by President Roosevelt Monday to register on July 1 for possible military training. The new registrants will be put at the bottom of their local draft lists.

A business transaction took place on Thursday of last week whereby Duane Garry disposed of his interests in the Standard Oil Station on Highway 14 to Kenneth Heavirland of Esmond.

A group of workmen went into action the latter part of last week on the task of repairing and renovating the St. Paul’s Catholic Church basement. The basement will be used for the various social functions sponsored during the year by the Altar Society.

Two more teachers have accepted contracts to teach in the Iroquois public schools during the 1941-42 school year. They are Miss Gwendolyn Palmer of Armour, who will be in charge of the seventh and eighth grades, and Miss Margaret Gilmore of Mitchell, who will teach the primary grades.

Next Thursday evening, June 5, the Iroquois Municipal Band will swing into action for the summer concert season, and unless otherwise announced, there will be a concert in Iroquois every following Thursday for ten consecutive weeks. This will be good news for the music lovers in this vicinity as in past years large crowds gathered in Iroquois each Thursday evening during the concert season to listen to the Iroquois Municipal Band. F. W. Aughenbaugh will again direct the band as in former years. The Aughenbaugh family is an important cog in the local band, as besides directing the band, Mr. Aughenbaugh has seven sons and one daughter-in-law taking part in the concerts.

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