Subject: [IADECATU] Twice Told Tales, Leon Journal-Reporter, April 21, 2010
The Leon Journal-Reporter
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
30 Years Ago
(April 17, 1980)
Dr. James DAUGHTON, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dwain DAUGHTON of Grand River, was
promoted to vice-president of Honeywell Corporation Solid State Design
Center in Plymouth, Minnesota.
David SCOTT, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim SCOTT of Leon, was selected as a state
4-H award nominee from the Midcrest Area.
Terry R. HAINLINE announced he would be a candidate for Sheriff of Decatur
County on the Republican ticket.
Southwestern Community College sophomore Cristy BOLES of Grand River was
named to the first All-American women's junior college basketball team by the
National Junior College Athletic Association. Boles led the Lady Spartans
to a 14-10 record as she scored 527 points for the 79-80 season and 987
career points. She had a game high of 40 points scored.
Kim BUCKINGHAM of Leon was injured when he lost control of the semi he was
driving on a curve north of Pleasanton.
Three students from Davis City en route to school ran into each other when
anther vehicle had stopped on the viaduct. The students were Stacia
Elizabeth HULLINGER in one care, Mark SNETHEN in another and Susan Marie CRAIG
A baby shower was given for Nicolle Danielle BOYD, daughter of Danny and
Nancy BOYD, April 10 a the Leon High School by Louella EASTIN, Janet RICHMAN,
Cindy BOYD and Jeanne BOYD.
Charles WEBB, Leon, was elected to membership in the American Angus
The Smith Feeder Supply bowling team was together several years. They won
the league championship 11 years and the last 10 years in a row. Members
of the team included: Dick RIDGWAY, Lester (Red) ROBISON, Don HEMBRY, Mike
FROST and Billie VAUGHN.
50 Years Ago
(April 21, 1960)
Fred CONNER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Evans W. CONNER of Leon, was awarded the
F. B. Houghton award at Northwest Missouri State College in Maryville. He
was honored as having the best score in intercollegiate livestock judging.
John RUTHERFORD of Leon, was elected to the executive council of Sigma Phi
Epsilon fraternity at the University of Iowa. He was the son of Mr. and
Mrs. John RUTHERFORD of Leon.
Cicly Ann SPICER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.Earl SPCIER of LeRoy, was in the
Sigma Phi Dolphin Swim Show at Northwest Missouri State College. She
performed a solo synchronized swimming routine. She was a freshman
While tornados struck in both northern Missouri and Central Iowa, hail
caused heavy damage in Decatur County in and near Garden Grove. Baseball size
hail hit Garden Grove breaking out windows at the Bud SEITZ residence and
many other citizens reported damage. Three people were injured in northern
Missouri by the hail.
The Davis City Legion post received a certificate of award for
distinguished service. Gerald AKES was commander and Ralph HAMILTON adjutant.
Dr. Doris YOUNG was named the Indiana recipient of the special 1960 award
for scholarship and research from the Delta Kappa Gamma society. They
carried out a comparative study of elementary science instruction in England,
France, Germany and Russia.
Super Valu advertised 2% milk half gallon for 35 cents and Charmin toilet
tissue, 12 rolls for 95 cents.
75 Years Ago
(April 25, 1935)
The Armour plant in south Leon has been doing a lot of remodeling. The
office is in an entirely new section of the big building that has been built
on the south of the main structure and covering a part of the old loading
dock next to the switch track.
Fay BETHARDS of Leon, Decatur County's representative in the state Register
and Tribune spelling contest, will be accompanied by his mother, Mrs. Oke
BETHARDS; his teacher, Miss Merle STEPHENS, and W.H. ELIASON, county
superintendent, to attend a banquet at Younker's Tea Room prior to
Leonard and Lyle DAVIS, twin sons of Mrs. Marle DAVIS, 9 years old, have
attended Crown School four years and have not been absent or tardy during
that entire time. Rex and Dale MILLER, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Artie MILLER, 12
and 14 years old, have attended Crown School two years without a tardy or
absence, as well.
Frank KELLER and Chester HINDS, both of Leon, received minor injuries when
the Keller car turned over several times on a curve of Highway 69, eight
miles north of here.
The Bruce Transfer Line of Des Moines has bought the Eldridge Transfer Line
operating between Des Moines and Leon.
J.A. CASTER, pioneer merchant, who has been ill for several months, passed
away at the age of 73.
The bathhouse at the new municipal pool is nearing the final completion.
The concrete floors are to be run at once and the doors hung.
A Poultry and Egg Cooperative is planning to establish a depot here in
Leon. Approximately 25 men will be employed by the co-operative for the
handling of their products.