125 years ago
DAKOTA COUNTY JAIL: Four gamblers, a bunco man and three high-kicking sisters are registered at the Dakota county jail.
CATHOLIC CHURCH PLANNED: Rev. Father Daly, pastor of St. Rose Catholic church, has secured a building site at Morning Side for the location of a contemplated church edifice. It is situated on the corner of Montreal and Plum streets, just above the valley. Mr. Edwin C. Peters generously donated the half block.
100 years ago
HISTORIC RESIDENCE TO BE RAZED: The old Weare residence, 705 Pearl street, built in 1871 by George Weare, pioneer Sioux City banker, is being torn down and will be replaced by a brick store and flat building. Work of the demolition commenced today. The Weare home was erected at a cost of $25,000. It is considered one of the historic buildings of the city.
VERY BLUE ZONE LIKE: The Iowa legislature should enact laws to preserve the public health of Iowa, declared Dr. Harvey W. Wiley in a address to a joint senate and house today. He recommended: Abolition of smoking on trains; law prohibiting sick persons and those suffering with colds from riding in the same coach with well persons; support of the health department cleaning up water supplies; proper sanitation in schoolhouses; a school to teach mothers to care for their babies; and good food, well cooked as the best preservative of health, with that he advocates the establishment of as many domestic science courses as possible.
50 years ago
PLAY IT!: The homemade organ built by a Sioux City music instructor will be played by Prof. Jack Noble as part of a Vermillion, S.D. concert featuring the University of South Dakota choir and orchestra. Morgan, son of Dr. and Mrs. K.B. Morgan of Sioux City, is a USD graduate and a teacher at North Junior School.
25 years ago
IBP TO BUILD $15 MILLION PLANT: IBP inc., will begin construction in May on a $15 million cattle-hide processing plant that will add 50 to 60 more employees to the 60 presently employed in hide work.
SSC DIVER SINKS RECORD: It took 13 years to bump North High diver Norm Zimmerman from the Boys City Swim Meet record book. South Sioux City’s Chris Luft, the Journal’s metro Athlete of the Week, left little room for controversy last week as he erased a City Meet record set in 1975 by Zimmerman, later an NCAA Division II national champion for Grinnell College. The South Sioux senior shattered the standard of 484.00 points with a whopping 11-dive total of 521.50. Less than two weeks earlier, he wiped out the South Sioux school mark, winning the Lewis and Clark Invitational at Council Bluffs with 474.00, a meet record.
These items appeared in the Journal Feb. 11-17, 1888, 1913, 1963 and 1988.