JULY 23, 1884

We learn that on last Thursday five warrants were sworn out by a citizen of Adel alleging that he had reason to believe that a number of druggists at Perry were selling liquor contrary to law.

Sheriff Diddy served the writs which were issued and made search of the establishments named. The result was that in one store he found some of Harter’s Iron Tonic, one bottle of which he seized.

As to the article itself we know nothing. Naturally, the people of Perry feel incensed that some person in Adel should swear out such warrants by the wholesale against her businessmen and especially when the man doing it knew nothing about the facts and was only acting as a stool-pigeon for someone else.

We favor enforcement of the prohibitory law, but if it is violated in Perry, let Perry see to its enforcement. If it is violated in Adel and our people haven’t moral courage enough to prosecute those who violate it, we trust we will not go to Perry for someone to swear out warrants.

JULY 25, 1894

There seems to be a regular mania for raffling off wheels, guns and other articles. These things are a kind of gambling forbidden by law and liable to get somebody in trouble. Besides of all of this the principle of the thing is bad and its only effect will be to create an appetite for other kinds of schemes for getting something by chance.

JULY 29, 1914

Mrs. Sylvia Sebring from near Redfield was brought before the commissioners of insanity last Friday upon complaint of her neighbors. The hearing occupied the day and was continued until next week. Mrs. Sebring lives there is something doing and it does not tend to promote the peace of the neighborhood.

JULY 28, 1943

From "Around the Town" by Scott Snyder:

Henry Phillip Iseley, a man with whom Dallas County officers have had some contact, is an objector. He objected to being drafted because he is a conscientious objector. He objected when he was placed in a camp for objectors, out in Seattle, Wash. He objected when Deputy Sheriff Ralph Grimm picked him up here while he was trying to stretch a three-day pass over a period long enough to allow him to attend an objector’s convention in New York. He objected when sent back west and he objected when he was convicted of violation of the selective service act. He is now in the U.S. penitentiary at McNeil Island, Wash. serving a three-year term. And he’s objecting.

JULY 25, 1979

Dallas County Sheriff Lee Struble reports several complaints regarding theft of livestock.