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04 June 1940 - Sterling Daily Gazette

Body Showed Signs Of Severe Beating - An autopsy has disclosed that Henry Prestegaard, 50, of Lee county, who died mysteriously Monday, suffered severe brain hemorrhages, a skull fracture over the left ear, skull fractures at the top and base of the brain, and severe head wounds. Coroner K. B. Segner of Dixon says the report indicates that he was severely beaten. Sheriff Gilbert Finch of Dixon is investigating. It is reported Prestegaard visited several saloons at Compton Sunday in company with two friends from Lee. (Contributed by Margaret Mangers)

25 May 1944 - Dixon Evening Telegraph

Mrs. Mary Kay Miller entertained Monday with a farewell shower for Mrs. Helen Beemer. The ladies attending were Minnie Yenerich, Maxine Gilmore, Virginia Knetsch, Dorothy Carnahan, Margaret Carnahan, Ida Archer, Cora Beemer, Faye Archer, Hazel Rosenkrans, Zelda Swope, Marcella Bastian, Coletta Miller, Evelyn Walter, Irma Archer, Laura Reese,

Sgt. Dale Miller of Dow Field, Bangor Maine came Monday to spend a 24 day furlough with his wife and father Roy Miller. They will spend some time with her parents at LaMarr Mo. Mrs. Miller plans to spend the summer months with her husband at Bangor.

Lt. Dale Archer came Sunday to spend a short furlough with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Roy Archer.

Mrs. Thomas McMichael left Wednesday for Austin Tx. to be near her husband stationed at Camp Swift.

Mrs. Ida Taylor was a Sunday guest of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Archer.

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Archer and daughte spent Sunday at Roy Archer.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Schweiger and family spent Monday evening at the home of Joe and family near Lee. Donald Schweiger came home with them to spend a few weeks with his grandparents.

Mr. and Mrs. Bud Metcalfe of Ottawa spent the weekend with her mother Mr. Florence Mirely.

Mr. and Mrs. Roland Richardson and Hugh attended the show at Mendota.

Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Chaon and sons spent Tuesday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bauer.

02 June 1944 - Dixon Evening Telegraph

Mr. and Mrs. Bud Jacobs and family of Compton called at the Louis Shaddick home (Paw Paw) Sunday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Fassig, Mrs. Edwin Eagel of Spring Valley and Mrs. Wm. Barnickel and daughter Irene of Compton were Dixon visitors yesterday.

03 June 1944 - Dixon Evening Telegraph

Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Corwin of Compton were visitors in Dixon this morning

15 June 1944 - Dixon Evening Telegraph

George A. Richardson son of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Richardson of Compton, was among the graduates at the Wheaton College commencement excersises held at Wheaton June 12. George received the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.

05 July 1944 - Dixon Evening Telegraph

Mrs. Bertha Holdren of Aurora spent the past week at the Robert Swope home.

31 August 1944 - Dixon Evening Telegraph

Charles Abell of Aurora is spending a few weeks at the Zene Johnson & Judd Beemer homes

15 Oct 1945 - Dixon Evening Telegraph

Sgt. Ted Swope who recently returned from overseas is spending a 45 day furlough with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Swope and other relatives.

12 Sep 1946 - Dixon Evening Telegraph

Mr.and Mrs.Harold K. Johnson and little son Jerry Kermit and Mrs. Milded Olson of Rockford were late afternoon and evening guests at the Bruce Angel and Mrs.Charles Stout home Sunday.

17 May 1947 - Dixon Evening Telegraph

Sunday afternoon May 11, Miss Clarice Noe of East Moline and Arthur Herrier of Compton were united in marriage at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Gloth. The service was read by Rev. Ridell A. Kelsey, pastor of the Mt. Morris Methodist church. The bride was attired in a brown suit adorned with a violet orchid and the bridesmaid wore a gray suit and a gardenia corsage. The young couple will make their home in East Moline.



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