Almanac: This week in south Lake County history
April 2, 2013 12:14PM
Updated: April 2, 2013 1:09PM
100 YEARS AGO
April 4, 1913
Raymond Sherman has bought an Eagle Motorcycle and is breaking the critter to ride.
Louis Weiss, J. S. Rockwell, and Aug. Hildebrandt are at the Kankakee marsh this week in search of ducks.
Perhaps we have not gotten any more rain than the ground needed for spring, but it is quite sure we have had wind enough already to do the year out.
Only nine members of the G. A. R. comrades could be mustered to attend Wm. Livingston’s funeral, and only about 25 are left all told, and a majority of them are not able for duty.
Only a small per cent of the people are superstitious of number 13, but the year 1913 is liable to add to that list if the fatalities keep up the pace they have started with. In Crown Point the shocks and thrills have come regular for a month or more, commencing with the deaths of Margaret and Hazel Krimbill, and funerals quite regular since. It seems that both young and old have tickets in life’s lottery box and that they are being drawn out quite regular, having no respect for age or health.
75 YEARS AGO
April 8, 1938
The common-place question at public sales of “How much am I offered?” and the auctioneer’s outcry of “Sold to that guy over yonder” was a minus quantity at the public venue held by Auditor Finerty, when he attempted to sell some fifty pieces of Lake county real estate to satisfy school loans which had gone by the boards for non-payment of principal or interest by school fund borrowers. Auditor Finerty made all diligent effort to dispose of some of the advertised delinquent property, but try as he did, a public sale without buyers cannot be a success, so, according to law, the county became the owner of a lot of farming land and other real estate with improvements thereon. He explained that under the existing law if no purchasers are found for the real estate so delinquent for state school loans, the county in which the loans are made must purchase the property for an equal a out to the unpaid mortgage, plus delinquent interest and cost of advertising the sale. It is also necessary on the part of the county to have the properties appraised and then it may be sold at its appraised value.
50 YEARS AGO
April 5, 1963
Center township assessor Harry H. Strong says personal property assessing schedules have now been made available to his office and deputies will start delivering them to taxpayers. State law requires that a taxpayer must sign and file his own return, but Form 101, which was introduced in 1962, has been revised and deputies will make every effort to help the taxpayer as much as possible in filing of returns, Strong explained. No appreciable change will be made in the assessment of household goods if the household has remained the same as previously, the assessor continued. Automobiles will again be assessed at one third of Red Book National Market Reports valuations; for 1963 vehicles, factory delivered price will be used as base price.