January 12, 1911:
An epidemic of La grippe is again prevalent in these parts, and many are the victims. The disease comes this year in violent form, with a variety of complications and a disposition to wind up with pneumonia unless great care is taken.
A dance will be given at the opera house Monday night, Jan. 16, to which everybody is invited. Music by Broulette’s Famous Dance Orchestra of Sioux City. Supper at Cozy Restaurant. Usual prices.
The county board has named as official papers for the year 1911 the De Smet News, Lake Preston Times and Hetland New Era. The Chief will continue to publish the proceedings of the board. The doctors chosen to administer to the poor patients during the year are Drs. Hopkins of Arlington, Haberman of De Smet, Cowgill of Iroquois and Bailey of Lake Preston.
January 15, 1931:
T. J. Sullivan of Iroquois has been appointed a deputy sheriff for the west end of Kingsbury County, the appointment being made by Will Swartz, the new sheriff. During the past four years, there has been no deputy sheriff in the western part of the county, the last incumbent of this office, Chas. H. Ohlsen, retiring at the beginning of the first term of Sheriff Kruse.
The advance of two cents in the price of gasoline a couple of weeks ago was in effect in Iroquois at some of the filling stations only for a short time. All filling stations in Iroquois, with one or two exceptions, have dropped back to the old price of 17 ½ cents.
January 16, 1941:
A number of cases of influenza, the epidemic which is gradually spreading over the country, are reported nearby, but none of a serious nature. The doctors advise going to bed as soon as the first symptoms appear, and that's good advice.
At the school board meeting Tuesday night, the resignation of Miss Ella Burr, English teacher in the local high school, was accepted and will become effective Jan. 24.