Bancroft News

1943: Fundraiser brought in over $70


There was no church service at the Presbyterian Church on June 19. It's very disappointing to those who look forward to it, to miss even one.

Micah Perry, Lennox, spent a couple of days with his grandmother Linda and other relatives last week, returning home on Tuesday.

Janice White, Brookings, spent Monday afternoon visiting with her mother Rose Grothe. White had been visiting her sister Sharon Pieper, Valley Springs, for a few days last week.

Finally, the crops are beginning to look like they should have been looking two or three weeks ago. Alfalfa has been very short for the first cutting, bringing hopes for a taller second cutting in the near future. Corn fields are showing a lot more green every day. What a late spring! Most of the corn will not be “knee-high by the fourth,” after getting such a late start. Farmers in some areas that had a lot of rain find that the seeds were washed out of the ground, necessitating a second planting.

It's hard to realize that before this paper comes to your doorstep or mailbox, 2022 will have already started the descent into the last half of the year. Where have the days of the first half gone? It seems to fly by faster every year.

1943 history
(thanks to Pauline Claassen)

March 4, 1943

Township elections were held; George Smith, Ralph Dirksen and Roy Currier are the new officers.

March 18

The senior classes of 1942 and 1943 presented and dedicated a service flag for the alumni of Bancroft High School with stars for the following graduates: Donald Costello, L. J. Custard, Norman Custard, Raymond Dirksen, Elmer Dirksen, Edward Dirksen, Darrell Drake, Arnold Davis, John Forbes, Delmer Forbes, Lynald Foote, Bruce Huddleston, Milo Hageman, Arden Brower, Harry Huffman, Cletus Keller, Delbert McMillan, Maynard Muilenburg, Dale Reeter, James Riddle, Garfield Roberts, Delbert Schlueter, Delos Tyrrell, Leo Waeckerle, Ellis Wertz and three teachers, Alvin Feller, Floyd Kleinjan and Melvin Hansen.

The basket social held after the P.T.A. meeting brought in over $70.00.

April 15

Bancroft vicinity ladies completed and turned (in) 73 garments for the Red Cross drive. Children's pajamas, girl's blouses and men's shirts were made.

This begins the start of the second hundred of my 'writings.'


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