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Almanac: This week in south Lake County history

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Updated: May 20, 2013 2:21AM



100 years ago

March 21, 1913

Dr. Broad has rented the livery barn of J. B. Peterson, formerly owned by Ed. Muzzall, and will take possession April 1st, with an entire new outfit of horses and carriages, intending to have a complete stock in a short time. He expects to be ready for business about the first of the month.

Miss Emma Seberger writes that they have had considerable snow in Oklahoma City this winter, the first she saw since going there four years ago.

Eggs retailed at 20 cents last Saturday.

Herman Joern, the drayman, is recovering from an eighteen foot fall in his barn which came near putting his lights out. He thought at first that his back was broken, but got out lucky after all with no broken bones.

An Easter Monday dance will be held at Genzler’s pavilion, at Cedar Lake, on the evening of March 24th. The best music will be furnished and a good time assured everybody. Come!

75 years ago

March 25, 1938

Of the total of $1,018,325.50 distributed in the form of monthly cash grants of assistance to the needy aged, needy blind and to dependent children of Lake county since passage of the Indiana Welfare Act two years ago, March 18, only a little more than one fifth is provided from funds raised through local tax levies, figures complied in the office of T. A. Gottschalk, administrator of the state department of public welfare show. This means that almost 80 percent of the public assistance allowances being paid within the county each month represents new money coming into the county. On the whole the state and county public assistance programs are financed 45 percent by the federal government, 34 percent by the state and 31 percent from local county funds.

In this issue of the Star the official announcement of Francis G. Roth, (Doc, as he is familiarly called by his friends) will be found as a candidate for the nomination of trustee for Center township on the Republican ticket to be voted in the primary election on May 3.

Not only is he well known in the city of Crown Point as one of its substantial citizens but his acquaintance spreads out widely among the farmers of the township and county, where for a term of fifteen years he served them as county veterinarian.

50 years ago

March 22, 1963

(Snow Carving at South Ward School - continued from last week) George the Bulldog is the creation of Phyllis Ault and her assistants Sharon Vickroy, and Gertrude Bosel. Celia the Seal with Fish is the handiwork of Ellen Hoshaw, Martha Likens and Dolores Haskins. The girls are in Miss Claudia Sailor’s 6th-grade art class at South Ward school.

Jim Miller and Karen Lorenz, both of Crown Point, won 1st-place honors, respectively, in the Senior and Junior Lake County 4H-FFA Dairy Judging contest on the Carl Kaiser and Carlton Ebert farms Friday. Miller scored 284 points out of a possible 300 in the senior contest. Two classes of Holstein and tow classes of Jersey cows were judged. Following Miller to the top 10 contestants in the senior contest were Roland Betz, Schneider; Howard Walter, Crown Point; Charles Haberlin and Terry Hoffman, both of Lowell; Clark Jones, Crown Point; Harry Dust, Dyer; Richard Hulsey and Don Hartman, Lowell; and Floyd Mowry, Crown Point. A total of 39 4H-FFA members took part in the senior contest.

Of the 31 contestants entered in the junior contest the top 10, following the winner, included: Bill Miller, Carol Bohling, Jim Guritz, John Hasprunar, Linda Brewer, Tom Hull, Ricky Segert and Jim Bohling, Crown Point; Alfred Keilman, St. John. Arrangements for the contest were made by Bob Keilman, St. John 4-H leader; Tony Wirtz, Washington 4-H leader; and C. D. Green, Schererville 4-H leader. Official judge was Bill Viers, Jr. of Lowell.



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