125 years ago
PARK PAVILION: The Central Park pavilion at the end of the cable line is complete, even to the gay painting in several brilliant colors that set it off to a very good advantage. Plans call for putting in ice cream booths and a series of weekly dances will be held.
SIOUXLAND NEWS: Dakota Cityans have voted to issue $4,000 in bonds for the purpose of building a new school-house. ... There are more than 100 teachers who will instruct the young of Sioux City during the next school year. The salaries will run to nearly $6,000 a month. ... Lots are selling well in the metropolis of Nebraska -- South Sioux City.
GERMAN-AMERICANS: The 50th anniversary of the founding of the order of the Sons of Hermann will be celebrated by the German-American citizens of Sioux City in elaborate fashion. The group will meet at the Krummann farm near Leeds, when all the patriotic sons of German soil will help to commemorate the deeds of the great Hermann, who united the barbarians and led them to victory against the legions of Rome.
100 years ago
HORSEMEN STRIKE: Fifteen white hostlers at the Schlocman Horse commission company went on strike because they would not work with negroes. Two white men were arrested for disturbing the peace. Police protected the horse barns from further trouble during the afternoon.
MORE WAR NEWS: Lucien Greynald, son of Prof. and Mrs. Reynard Greynald of Sioux City, was awarded France's highest military medal. He was one of 129 volunteers to leave their trenches to search for buried German mines. Twenty-four of his colleagues were killed and he was twice wounded, but will recover. ... Miss Hanna Olen, Sioux City, was on the Bergensfjord passenger liner on its way from Bergen, Norway, to New York City, when the ship was stopped by a British submarine who fired two shots across the bow and searched every man on it. The liner then proceeded to New York City.
JOTTINGS AROUND TOWN: Three men caught 75 catfish, pickerel and bass during a two-day fishing expedition at Brown's Lake. ... A fire at the Cott Hat company, wholesale, 315 Pearl St., caused $20,000 worth of damage to the stock. The fire's cause is not yet known.
50 years ago
TROPHY WINS: Sioux City's Marie Elizabeth "Trophy" Mushro has been crowned Miss Iowa during the pageant in Dubuque. At the Sheraton-Warrrior Motor Inn downtown, the slim brunette beauty was met by city officials, friends, relatives and the press. Miss Mushro, 19, a Morningside College junior, will represent Iowa at the Miss America pageant this September in Atlantic City, N.Y. She turned over her crown to the first runner-up in the Miss Sioux City pageant, Pamela Ericson, 18, a recent Central High School graduate who will attend Morningside in the fall.
IN THE NEWS: A drive to raise $400,000 for the new Morningside General Hospital will be kicked off with a dinner at Morningside Commons. ... The Abu Bekr White Horse Mounted Patrol will present its first Sioux City show since 1961 Saturday at the Stockyards Arena. ... A massive break in a 15-inch water line at West Sixth and Perry streets dumped a half million gallons of water into the storm sewers in less than two hours.
UNION VICTORY: Two hundred members of Local 721 of the United Packing House Food and Allied Workers are entitled to partial retroactive pay and can return to work at Needham Packing Co., according to a decision from a three-man Arbitration Board. They walked off their jobs on May 11, 1961, and were replaced by non-union workers.
25 years ago
FLIGHT 232 HONORED: About 100 survivors of the crash of United Airlines Flight 232 at Sioux Gateway Airport gathered at an airport hangar to observe the first anniversary of the tragic accident during a prayer service. They were joined by about 400 family, friends, relatives and friends of the 112 passengers who died, the flight crew and Siouxlanders who aided in rescue operations. Flight 232 Capt. Al Haynes received a standing ovation.
COMMUNITY NEWS: City inspectors red-tagged the old Central High School, also known as the Castle on the Hill, at 12th and Nebraska streets, which could lead to the historic building's demolition. ... Woodbury County Deputy Sheriff Robert Aspleaf, 38, has been promoted to assistant chief deputy. ... Bill Turner, general manager of KVTV, is serving as the Port Admiral of River-Cade.
SHEEP KILLED: A semi-tractor trailer hit a flock of sheep on Cherokee County Road L 48, killing or injuring 74 sheep. Driver Larry Johnson of Cushing, Iowa, said he was unable to stop his truck when he ran into the sheep wandering on the road. The sheep were owned by Verdell Johnson of Cherokee.
These items were published in The Journal on July 19-25, 1890, 1915, 1965 and 1990.