125 Years Ago
Con game: A man living in Wayne, Neb., and representing a Chicago livestock commission firm, told police in Covington that he had been steered into a "snap game" and robbed of his watch and $300 in money, most of it belonging to the commission house. Authorities recovered his watch, but not the money.
Annoying boys: Boys on Upper Court Street have been delaying street cars and creating a great deal of annoyance to the motormen by placing boards and stones on the car tracks. Complaints have been made to police and an officer will be detailed to the neighborhood in an endeavor to capture the boys.
Circus coming: Barnum & Bailey's "Greatest Show on Earth" will visit Sioux City. The grand historical spectacle, "Columbus and the Discovery of the New World," takes the place of "Nero," the featured show the last two seasons. More than 1,200 persons all appear at one time in the new spectacle.
100 Years Ago
Going dry: Trips to the oasis of Jefferson will cease next Saturday when South Dakota goes dry. The little village has been a mecca for the thirsty in three states since Nebraska and Iowa started prohibition. At 10 o'clock June 30 the two retail saloons and three wholesale liquor establishments will close their doors.
Priests retreat: About 100 priests are attending the annual retreat of the Sioux City Catholic Diocese at Trinity College in Sioux City. Bishop Dowling of Des Moines is conducting the services. The priests will spend their time in meditation, prayer and hearing sermons.
In club news: Members of the various P. E. O. societies met for sewing at the Red Cross headquarters. ...The Midlothian Golf Club met at the Sioux City Boat Club for golf and a luncheon, followed by bridge. ...The dinner dance at the County Club, which was the most important club social affairs, attracted 125.
50 Years Ago
Vietnam medal: Capt. Larry Hacker, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hacker, 4219 Ridge Ave., has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism in evacuating casualties Dec. 10 in Vietnam. He is a pilot with the Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 164. He is a graduate of Heelan High School and Creighton University. He now is a flight instructor in Florida.
New Miss Iowa: Markie Anderson, 20, of Sioux City, won the Miss Iowa crown Sunday night at Arnolds Park. She represented Morningside College in the pageant. She will compete in the Miss U.S. A. contest in Miami. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Keith R. W. Anderson, 4748 Mayhew Drive.
Playing pro: Leo Miller, the former Heelan High School and University of Iowa football standout, is returning to the sport after a year out of action. Miller signed to play with the Omaha Mustangs in the Professional Football League of America. He is a beef lugger at an Omaha packing company.
25 Years Ago
Fallen firefighters: The Sioux City Fire Department honored those killed in the line of duty at the Anderson Dance Pavilion Monday evening. The last to fall in action were Mike Johnson and Kirk Wicker in the June 22, 1983 Hen House fire, which was caused by arson. The first was Joseph Brow, who was kicked in the head by a horse pulling a fire rig in 1911. Five others were killed through the years.
Surgery center: About 28 Sioux City surgeons and two from Sioux Falls are planning the possible construction of a surgery center in Dakota Dunes. They have formed the Siouxland Surgery Center Association and have acquired an option on 25 acres of land in Dakota Dunes.
In the news: Dorothy Porter, a nurse and long-time Red Cross volunteer, has been elected chairperson of the board of the Siouxland Area Chapter of the American Red Cross. ...Roger Spencer won his first championship in the Men's City Golf Tournament at Green Valley. ...Retiring from Sioux City Police Department: Capt. Ronald Pettit, Lt. Ronald Shuck, Assistant Chief Edwin Conley and Lt. Loren Rubis.
These items were published in The Journal June 25-July 1, 1892, 1917, 1967 and 1992.