130 YEARS AGO
A little pleasantry was indulged in at Perry last Wednesday night at which time it appears that Peter Keerns became excited and threatened to cut two or three men to pieces. Peter was taken before a justice and his bond for appearance at the next sitting of the district court was placed at $1,000, and being unable to find anyone willing to risk that amount on him, he will board with Sheriff Diddy until next spring.
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As this is leap year we wish to publish the fact that we have in our neighborhood one good, quiet, industrious bachelor who ought to be found by some good woman. Enquire for Harrison Douglas.
120 YEARS AGO
I wonder what was the matter with Ward Belden that he forgot to tie his team last Saturday night. Something unusual must have happened to him. Anyway, he had to walk home.
100 YEARS AGO
Walter Jenkins conducted quite an extensive as well as laborious experiment last Tuesday trying to get an automobile to run without gasoline, but came to the conclusion that the experiment was altogether a failure and determined that automobiles were never intended to run without gas.
35 YEARS AGO
A large, angry crowd is expected to gather in the Adel Municipal Center community room next Wednesday, Feb. 14, for a city council meeting on the proposed one-half million dollar paving project. About 20 blocks of Adel streets are slated for concrete paving this year, 86 percent of the cost of which will be assessed to affected property owners.
25 YEARS AGO
Construction on Dallas County’s new public safety facility is causing only minor inconveniences in the daily routine at the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department.
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Arguing that housing developments in the southeastern part of the county contribute greatly to property tax revenues, about a dozen residents of Boone Township last week ask the Dallas County Board of Supervisors to pave a 1.7 mile stretch of gravel road in the area.
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Contributions for a baler to help Adel-DeSoto Middle School students continue their plastic milk jug recycling project are beginning to slow down, reports science teacher Sue Heiland. This week’s donations brought the total from $1,110 to $1,177. An additional $223 is still needed to purchase the baler. The students hope the project will become a permanent part of the community once the baler is purchased.