Iroquois History

1911: Those darn badger holes

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September 7, 1911

Fisher & Greer have let the contract to B. D. Stephens for the erection of a two-story cement block building. With basement, size 25 X 60, front to be of pressed brick with ornamental plate glass front. The building now being used by them for their hardware stock is being moved back on the lot and will join the new structure, thus giving them a building for business purposes 156 feet in length. The three floors of the new building will add 4,500 square feet of space for stock. When this is completed, the harness stock which they own will be removed from its present location and joined with the hardware stock under the one roof. The front of the new building will be of vitrified pressed brick of the same high-priced quality selected for the new school building. This will be a nice improvement for the town and will give Fisher & Greer a fine home for their hardware and harness business. It is evident from the substantial improvements being made this year that Iroquois businessmen are not scared by a temporary set back in the shape of a short crop.

Kenneth Lenhart, eight years old, was thrown from a horse last Thursday and fractured a collar bone and splintered some ribs. The lad was thrown when the horse he was riding stepped in a badger hole.

September 10, 1931

The Iroquois Public Schools opened Monday with a first-day registration of 193, 97 of which are enrolled in the high school. The senior class consists of 27 members. Sixteen are in the junior class; 24 are sophomores, and 30 are freshmen.

September 11, 1941

Private Perry Snyder of Iroquois has left Camp Claiborne with the 135th Regiment for war maneuvers in the Lake Charles area of Louisiana. Pvt. Snyder is one of more than 500,000 soldiers participating in the war games. These maneuvers – the most extensive in the nation’s history – cover a period of two months and extend over a great part of the south.

The Little Chief department again makes its appearance in this issue with Vernon Bensley as editor and Helen Ulrich as associate editor. Charles Geyer will take care of the sports section, while Mary Alice Christopherson will write up the music items. Keep up with the local school activities by reading the Little Chief regularly.

There is still some shock threshing to be done in this community, and the past couple of weeks of rainy and cloudy weather has made it impossible to make much headway with the jobs.

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