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1931: A drifter turned check artist?


February 16, 1911

A large number of people whose cisterns are dry are hoping for early spring rains.

Next Sunday services will be as usual, but at the evening service, it being the World’s Temperance Sunday, Rev. Mueller will preach a temperance sermon at the service. Come and hear the discussion on that important question.

February 19, 1931

A young fellow who drifted into Iroquois last week and was evidently in need of pocket change, secured a blank Farmers and Merchants State Bank check, filled it out for $5, signed Charles Hanson’s name to it and made a small purchase at Dickey’s Pharmacy, securing $4.75 in change. Before the forgery was discovered, the check artist had disappeared.

The same delightful brand of weather with which we have been favored all winter continues to function without a break. Sunday was a mid-summer day with the thermometer registering 62 above. Fires were an unnecessary luxury, and outside wraps discarded. Two Yankton youths took advantage of South Dakota’s winter climate by indulging in a Missouri River swim. February is fairly well along, and no snow or storms have yet put in an appearance.

February 20, 1941

For the present at least, Iroquois is without a resident doctor, as Dr. and Mrs. E. A. Hofer are moving to Howard, and the former is opening an office this week in that city. Dr. Hofer has served this community for almost four years, and local residents regret the removal of the Hofer family from this city.

The Iroquois Chiefs journeyed to Yale Tuesday night. The second team boys came home with a 21-15 victory, but the first string five didn’t click and were forced to come home with the short end of 32-19 score. Dean Moeller was high point man on the second team, while Don Moeller, Charles Geyer and Dale Sergeant each were credited with six points in the first team contest. Bemis shoed up best for Yale with 12 points.


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