125 years ago
BANK MATTERS: The Security National bank will have its fourth birthday. Few banks have had a more prosperous career. From small beginnings, it has grown to be one of the stablest institutions of the northwest. Its business has been built upon the strict of legitimate banking, with dealing liberally with all the business interests of Sioux City it has pursued a safe and conservative course. The bank is now located in its new and elegant building and is rapidly increasing business.
MUDDY MESS: Street car passengers for the stock yards yesterday had a very unpleasant experience with the mud. About 200 yards from the waiting room, where the street track crosses the railroad track, the rail has for some time been out of order and consequently causes frequent derailment of the car. This occurred yesterday and as the team could not pull the car back in place passengers had to pick their way through mud over their shoe tops to the yards. A few dollars’ expenditure and a few hours’ work would obviate all such inconvenience.
MOO-LA: About the most wonderful freak of nature was reported by Charles Ibs last night. About two weeks ago he bought a cow of Ed Haakinson at the stock yards, paying for the animal $10.50. Last evening she presented her astonished owner with four health-looking calves, each weighing about sixty pounds. Three bulls and one heifer make up the group. Charley says the cow is too much of a curiosity to drive to the slaughterhouse and he proposes to go into the stock-raising business immediately.
100 years ago
CITY HAPPENINGS: The board of supervisors yesterday nominally rejected the plan of the syndicate of Sioux Cityans to erect a $350,000 courthouse in return for a 50-year lease of the first two floors… The Leeds Boosters will petition the city council for the construction of a storm sewer on Harrison Avenue this spring. The residents want the sewer to start at 46th Street and run to the Floyd river. The residents will also discuss the paving of the main thoroughfare through Leeds.
BUILDING NEWS: Coal bunker and warehouses that will cost in the neighborhood of $35,000 will be erected for L.G. Everist near Fourth and Clark streets, on the south side of Fourth Street. The bunkers will have the biggest capacity of any similar structure west of Chicago.
50 years ago
BAND OF BROTHERS: The Handke brothers, eight of whom served in the Army or Navy during World War II and one who served in the Navy during the Korean War, were honored by the Iowa Department, American Legion, at a meeting of Henry V. McKenna Post at Oto. The sons of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Handke of Oto, they are Gifford, Tracy and Al, all of Oto, Harold, Melvin and Joseph, all of Sioux City, Harold of Bronson and Leo of Anthon. The ninth brother, who died last November, was represented by his wife.
SAX PLAYER: Lorna Wright, alto saxophonist of Woodbury Central High School’s band, has been accepted as a member of the 1963 United States of America band. The band will assemble this summer at the University of Southern Mississippi in preparation for a concert tour.
25 years ago
MOVILLE BOOTS LA ROUCHE FOLLOWERS: Four residents of Moville, upset with strangers trying to take advantage of community concern for a child carrying the AIDS virus, dumped a card table full of literature on a downtown sidewalk Wednesday. Representatives of Lyndon LaRouche were told it would be best if they left town. They did. The representatives had gone from residence to residence and businesses distributing fliers about LaRouche and spoke to residents about AIDS, asking the community to isolate the child in a secure and sterile environment. Apparently, Moville residents were not about to repeat the bitterness shown in other communities, as 600 residents turned out Tuesday night to learn more about AIDS in a gathering set up by the school district. LaRouche supporters interrupted the meeting, asking all attendees to sign a Stop Aids Now in This Year pledge.
MILLER RECOVERS GUNS: Woodbury County Sheriff Leo Miller said Thursday an internal investigation has recovered $5,591 in non-regulation weapons purchased with county funds but not accounted for in department documents. Miller claimed that as many as 10 of the 24 weapons were given to employees as gifts by former Sheriff Russ White. But the former sheriff said every weapons purchase made during his seven-year administration was done so properly and approved and that the accusations being made by Miller are politically motivated.
These items appeared in the Journal Feb. 3-10, 1888, 1913, 1963 and 1988.
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