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The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, March 10, 1848 (Contributed by Nancy Piper)
Register of Dixon Land Office – We see by the Chicago Democrat that our old friend and townsman Seth B. Farwell, Esq., of Freeport, Stephenson county, has been appointed Register of the Land Office at Dixon, in the place of Geo. Mixter, Esq., resigned. Mr. F. is a good democrat, a good man, and a clever fellow and will make things go off right.

The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, April 21, 1848 (Contributed by Nancy Piper)
Estate of Abraham Mussleman, deceased.
Notice is hereby given that I will attend the regular term of the Probate Court of Lee county, to be held at the office of the Probate Justice in Dixon, on the first Monday of June next, for settling and adjusting all claims against the estate of Abraham Mussleman, deceased. All persons having claims against the said estate, are hereby notified and requested to attend at the time and place of aforesaid and produce their claims in writing for the purpose of having the same adjusted.
Lydia Musselman, Adm’strx. --- Pawpaw, April 12, 1848 (Mr. Musseleman is buried in Dekalb Co IL -- East Paw Paw Cemetery)

Dixon Evening Telegraph 10 April 1852
SALT LAKE AND DEAD SEA. -- A traveler, who had recently visited the Salt Lake, gives the following facts: 'The Lake itself is one of the greatest curiosities I ever met with. The water is about one third salt, yielding that amount on boiling. I bathed in it, and found that I could lay on my back, roll over and over, and even sit up and wash my feet without sinking, such is the strength of the brine; and when I came out I was completely covered with salt, in fine crystals. But the most astonishing thing about it is the fact (as I was informed by the gentleman who was manufacturing salt there at that time,) during the summer season the lake throws on shore abundance of salt, while in the winter season it throws up glauber salts in immense quantities. The reason for this I leave for the scientific to judge, and also what becomes of the enormous amount of fresh water poured into it by 3 or 4 large rivers, Jordan, Bear and Weber, as there is no visible outlet." Our readers will not fail to see in the account several remarkable points of coincidence with Lake Asphaltities or the Dead Sea; the same density of water, by which heavy bodies are buoyed up by its extreme saltiness, notwithstanding the constant flow into it of fresh water streams, and the absence of any visible outlet.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 17 June 1852
We were presented the other day by Mr. J.T. Little, with an enormous pie plant, the growth of this garden three miles east of this place. One of the leaves which we measured, was eight feet in circumference; and two feet six inches in width; the stalk mesured over four inches and a quarter.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 19 June 1852
Alvin Fairfield, a young man about 23 years of age, was drowned whiel swimming in the river opposite this place, on the 15th inst. We understand that he had no relatives in this vicinity; and was recently from some part of Ohio, where they reside. His body was found about fourteen miles below.

Rev. Orson Hyde, formerly editor of the Frontier Guardian, was cowhided on yesterday, nearly in front of our office by Mr. Robert Wilson of this place. Slanders which were published in the Guardian against Mr. Wilson whilst Mr. Hyde was editor is the cause assigned for the chastisement. Mr. Ayde has recently been appointed a Judge in Utah Territory. Not being fully advised of all the particulars relative to this affair, we only publish what transpired, and that without comment. -- Weston Reporter.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 3 July 1852
Nauvoo: A correspondent of the Madison (Ind.) Courier has been making a pilgrimage to the ruins of what was the stronghold of the "Latter-Day Saints" -- in the time when Joe Smith was the Prophet. We extract the following from his interesting letter: -- The city of the Mormons once had 20,000 inhabitants; there are now but 2,000. One-half of the houses the Mormons left have been removed or pulled down, and the other half are tenantless. Each lot contains an acre. In walking through its deserted streets I started serveral quails, in the midst of the once populous city. -- The mansion of Joe Smith is kept by his wife, once his widow, but now again a wife -- of another and a live man -- as a tavern. Between this mansion and the river are the remains of a famous hotel, which was abandoned after its walls had reached the second story; the walls are of fine pressed brick, with marble door-sills and caps. The Masonic Hall is a fine brick building three stories high. I am told that all the Mormons were Masons. Their lodge was under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of the State of Illinois. Smith, I am told, initiated some of the "mothers of the church," when the charter was taken from them, and the lodge closed. The front wall and the one next to it, which formed the vestibule, [are] all that is left standing of the achievement of fanaticism called the "temple," which as the inscription on a large stone, worked in the inner wall, informs the visitor, is THE HOUSE OF THE LORD, Built by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Commenced April 6, 1841. A company of French socialists have purchased a portion of the property -- the site and the ruins of the temple included. They number about 400. While I was veiwing the temple they all came out of their boarding-house from dinner. Their foreign aspect and clothing as they grouped about the stones of the temple to smoke their pipes and talk -- probably of la belle France -- made me almost fancy I was viewing a ruin in an older country. One group were gesticulating and laughing over the face of one of the ornaments which decorated each column, which I cannot describe it better than refering the reader to the picture of the full moon, which usually ornaments the cover of a Dutch almanac.

Dixon Evening Telegrapr 21 August 1852
Brigham Young has left Salt Lake with a hundred men, in search of a new settlement for the Mormons. Such is his avowed object, but his real aim is to be out of the way when the new Governor comes. He is said to have taken with him some two or three thousand dollars. Those in Carson Valley had renounced their religion and determined to settle permanently in California. Hundreds will do likewise as soon as they can leave.

CAPT. KIDD'S TREASURE FOUND -- Once more. The Mt. Holly (N. J.) Mirror tells an almost incredible story, that some of Capt. Kidd's treasure have been found among the pines, and that the occupants of that region are in a state of intense excitement. A man dreamed for several nights successively that he should find the treasure, the place to be indicated by four iron bars projecting from the earth. He went and found his dream realized. -- Two hundred and forty thousand dollars had been discovered up to Monday night, buried in iron chests, and the people have turned out with their pickaxes in further search for the treasure.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 23 October 1852
The Telegraph reported that Col. John Dement was nominated as Democratic candidate for Lee and Whiteside counties for the State Legislature, at a convention held at Dixon.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 6 November 1852
FROM THE PLAINS: Journey from Salt Lake to Sacramento -- A St, Louis train -- Humboldt River -- The Desert -- Salutary effects of Music on a fatigued ox -- Carsoin River Valley -- Cut offs -- The jurney particularly valuable to young men.

Sacramento, Cal., Aug. 25 '52: The last grand visision of our journey was from Salt Lake City to Sacramento. Having rested our stock and replenished our provisions, and made another start and moved up the valley of the Salt Lake, which is settled for a distance of fifty miles... When we intersected the direct route, called Sublett's cut off, we found notwithstanding we had gone round by Salt Lake and rested there eight days, we were ahead of most of the trains that started with us at Fort Laramie. We found the Humboldt river low and in its channel, and having plenty of of good grass on the south side most of the way... The road was covered from end to end with droves and teams, for a distance of forty nine miles... I hauled off and let my train go on to Carson river, and was relieved in due time by a fresh team sent back, and got over the same day all safe with all our stock. We now entered the valley of Carson river, along which we found a few trading posts, and something to eat. The grass was abundant, the water good; the air was pured and bracing, and the mountains beautiful... more anon. S. M. B. Note: This lengthy description of the route between the Salt Lake valley and the Carson valley contains nothing especially significant concerning the Mormons. The correspondent's earlier letter, written at Salt Lake City, was not reprinted in the Dixon paper.

Dixon Evening Telegrapr 27 November 1852
We find a letter in the St. Louis Intelligencer, apparently from a very intelligent citizen, dated "Salt Lake City, Sept. 12." which thus replies to this query: "In point of political feeling, I believe that there is little or no genuine American spirit or sentiment among the Mormons. I am satisfied that a succession of what they regard as gross persecutions and hostilities upon the people of several States, has almost, if not totally, eradicated it from their minds. -- They are undoubtedly suspicious and unfriendly to the great body of the citizens of the United States. Such being their feelings towards the people, it seems but natural to conclude that the same doubts and dislikes extend to the government which that people maintain and control. That unreasonable feelings and sentiments towards the national government prevail in this community to a much greater extent than is generally supposed in the States, is a fact of which I feel perfectly convinced. If these feelings have not yet manifested themselves in open acts of rebellion, it is because they have not sufficient confidence in their strength to justify them in taking so decided a course. I believe that a few years increase in strength, and a propitious occasion, will develop these feelings to the conviction of everybody. I base my opinion not so much upon positive acts or expressions that I have either heard or seen, as upon the general turn and character of their conversation, and information derived from the most credible sources. The conduct of the returning United States' officers, in deserting their post at the time they did, is universally condemned here by all persons with whom I have conversed on the subject. They left at the most critical period, when they stood in no immediate danger of personal violence, and by their presence must have caused such a positive development of the true feelings and intentions of the Mormons towards the government, as would have enabled it to take hold of and crush their treason in the very bud. What will be the ultimate fate of these strange people? Will they be permitted to remain where they are, and worship after their own peculiar fashion and ideas? Or will they again be driven from this. their last retreat, forced to abandon their possessions, and seek a new home in some distant land? These are questions which time alone can solve. I have formed my own opinions concerning them. Mormon and Gentile can never live together in peace and harmony; one must give place to the other. The Salt Lake Valley, is a point of paramount importance to the emigration and commerce across the continent. Americans will avail themselves of the great facilities and advantages it affords. I firmly believe that in less than ten years hostile collisions will take place between the two classes, the result of which will be that the Mormons will be forced from the Valley. Where will they go? To some province of Mexico. Will they be permitted to remain there? I think not. The progressive spirit and expanding necessities of American democracy will in time claim that territory from both Mexicans and Mormons. -- Where will they then seek an asylum? -- In some country in Asia, or some Islands in the Pacific, where the peculiar features of their religious faith are less repulsive to the feelings and customs of the inhabitants. Such is my theory. It may be right or it may be wrong."

Dixon Evening Telegrapr 25 December 1852
Everybody has a hobby, the riding of which in their opinion, would gallop creation to unbounded happiness. Greeley's great medicine is a High Tarriff; Col. Benton's, Railroad to the Pacific. The Mormons find terrestial bliss in a dozen wives, while Mrs. Oakes Smith imagines that all that is necessary is necessary to regenerate the human family, is to allow women to vote and work at the blacksmith's business. Great country, this; well, it is.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 2 April 1853
Yesterday, there arrived, via New Orleans, about 330 persons, Mormons, on their way to Salt Lake, chiefly from England. We learn from Mr. Wheelock, late Presiding Elder of the church in this city, and just returned from England, that there are six more ships on their way chiefly freighted with members of this church and their families. He estimates the number expected by those ships at from 2500 to 3000. He is advised of the arrival of a ship at the Balize with about 300 persons from Denmark. Arrangements are making for the transportation from Europe, next year, of about ten thousand. The growth of this body is one of the most singular novelities of the day. -- Mo. Rep. 21st.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 14 September 1854
Persons who borrow my tools from my shop and forget to return them had better improve on their memory or it may cost them oney and grief - Cris Brookner

Mr. Charles C. Allen, talks of starting a democratic paper here, we are told, of the Old-Line school. We dare not say that Dixon will not support another editor, for fear that we shall be called an old Fogy...

Dixon Evening Telegraph 19 October 1854
The Lee County fair is now in session at Exchange Hall. We have given them a short visit and were much surprised to see so much interest taken in the matter. They have a fine collection of everything interesting. We have not time now to speak of this as we would wish to. Go and see for yourselves - every citizen should take an interest in this Exhibition. Tickets may be had at J.C. Mead's bookstore. Member tickets $1; single tickets 25 cents.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 06 January 1855
A meetin will be held this evening at Dana and Soule's office, for the purpose of organizing a Fire Company. Will our citizens turn out?

Dixon Evening Telegraph 13 January 1855
The good citizens of North Dixon were frightened out of their -dewllings by the uncommon loud scream of the "Iron Monster" as he dashed throu the town for the first time. Next Monday, we understand, regular trains will run through to Galena, on this, the Central. As the bridge is not completed at this point, Messrs. Porter & Mallett have been engaged to carry passengers across the river.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 20 January 1855
Messrs Porter & Mallet had a horse killed by running away, from fright of a locomotive, on Tuesday last.

Mr. E.B. Stiles, of our town, was loser of nearly eleven thousand dollars in the late failure of Woodworth & Sheldon. He appears in good spirits and still flush with cash.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 10 March 1855
Messrs. J.V. Eustace, J. H. Cropsey, F.R. Dana, A.L. Porter and A.C. Stedman were elected town trustees at the election on Monday last. At a meeting of the board on Thursday evening, the following officers were appointed: F.R. Dana, president; J.C. Mead, clerk; F.A. Soule, treasurer; Jas. Watson, street inspector; and Ozias Wheeler, constable.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 14 April 1855
Messrs. Jerome W. Hollenbeck and J.H. Cropsey, of our town, commenced on Monday last, the erection, on Third street running back to Fourth - between Peoria and Market - of a sash door and blind factory, to be connected with a planing mill.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 12 September 1855
Mr. A.L. Porter has just received one of the most sumptuous carriages we have ever seen in the country. Its cost is one thousand dollars; it is beautifully mounted with silver, and in fact finished off in a style dazzling to the eye, and sickening to such purses as editors possess. There is not a carriage in the city of Chicago which exceeds this in magnificence.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 19 January 1856
A little before midnight on the evening of Wednesday the 16th, the citizens of Dixon were aroused by a cry of "fire" and upon proceeding to the place whence the alarm appeared to arise, the building on the corner of Main and Bridge streets was found to be on fire. The family residing in the house at the time barely escaped with their lives and some of the most valuable houshold furniture. Mrs. Patrick, the aged mother of Lawyer S.g. Patrick, was severely burned, but is recovering.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 13 March 1856
In Dixon's fourth annual election under its charter as a town, the following officers were named to guide the town government for the year on the board o trustees; President N.W. Abbott; trustees, John H. Cropsey, William Butler, H. Morgan and H.T. Noble.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 15 March 1856
The Dixon Musical Association was organized and W.W. Harsha elected president; A.w. Sanborn, vice president; J.G. Brooks, secretary; C.W. Palmer, treasurer; J.t. Little, conductor, and E.C. Smith and L. Warner, examing committee.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 28 May 1856
John Dixon was named president of the Republican convention at Bloomington

Dixon Evening Telegraph 05 April 1856
Dixon township election results for the year were; Supervisor, J.b. Nash; justice of the peace, William Uhl; Town clerk; T.W. Eustace; collector, J.W. Clute; assessor, J.Crawford; overseer of poor, C.Talmadge; highway commissioners, N.G.H. Morrill, Patrick Hammill and Abney Cogswell.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 18 April 1857
W.G. Ellery has a fine selection of Valentines for the inamorates of our city. The 14th of February will soon be here; but do not abuse it by sending those horrid ugly pictures to the sensitive - It is not right to would the feelings of any.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 06 June 1857
Dr. Hollister, dentist of our city, has introduced the new method of extracting teeth without pain or the use of chloroform.

Republican & Telegraph 03 March 1859
Last night the blacksmith shop of J.E. Barr, near the new bridge, was entered through the window - the burglars carefully taking out the lights and depositing them upon the ground - and what change happened to be there, together with a counterfeit $5 bill on the Bank of Commerce, Washington D.C. was taken. Mr. Barr offers a reward of $5 for the detection of the parties concerned and returns them his sincere thanks for being so careful not to break the glass taken from the window.

Republican & Telegraph 17 March 1859
A public school has been opened in Dement town, with a commencement of 52 pupils. Miss Swinbern is the principal.

Republican & Telegraph 21 April 1859
We learn that the Steam Flouring Mill of Daley & Co. has been taken by J. Cheney & Co. who are now refitting and preparing for an extensive trade in the flour business.

S.W. Beckwith, "junior editor," terminated his connectionw ith the Republican & Telegraph.

Republican & Telegraph 28 April 1859
The oil painting showing Dixon in 1837 which now hangs in he Dixon Public Library (1951) was painted by Noah Brooks in 1859. Brooks, a friend of Lincoln, was a Dixon merchant in that year. "It afford us 9I.S. Boardman) great pleasure to notice a painting, executed by Noah Brooks Ewq. of this city, of the old block house and its surroundings as it stood on First & Peoria streets in 1837 on our arrival on Rock River."

Republican & Telegraph 16 June 1859
On Saturday morning last, Patrick Sullivan, a resident of the Fourth ward in this city, died of hydrophobia, from teh effects of a bite in the hand by a mad dog that came from the direction of Sugar Grove.

The Dixon Mills have partially changed owners. Mr. Godfrey has sold his interest, and his sons with Mr. Jerome, now have the establishment in charge.

Republican & Telegraph 14 July 1859
Cheney's team ran away yesterday, and brought up against Dr. Nash's hitching post, demolishing his sign. The store is left, however, and all who wish to consult his large experience or use his medicines, can give him a call.

Republican & Telegraph 04 August 1859
A story which gave the many temperance minded citizens of Dixon added fuel for their campaign to destroy the evil influcnes of strong drink was reporte din the Republican &Telegraph in the summer of 1859. On August 4 of that year it was reported that "on Tuesday night about 10 o'clock while in a state of inebriation (a woman) by some means climbed to the awning over B.B. Higgins store with a pail of stones, intending them for some particular person's benefit below. Walking to the end of the wawning,she fell upon the sidewalk, breaking her arm and bruising her shoulder and face severely. She is not expected to survive her injuries."

Republican & Telegraph 15 September 1859
The Yeakle House has found a new name and proprietor, under the cognomen of "People's Hotel," Enos Miller proprietor.

Stark County News, Toulon Ill., October 22, 1859 (Contributed by Nancy Piper)
We learn from the Chicago Journal that a destructive fire occurred at Dixon on the morning of the 14th inst. The fire broke out between a hat store and a millinery store on the corner of Main Hennepin streets, and before it was arrested, eight buildings on the north side of Main street and twelve on south side were consumed. There was fortunately but little wind, or, in the absence of a fire department, nearly the whole of the business part of the city must have burned. Over nearly all the stores destroyed, families resided, and so rapidly did the flames spread; and so intense was the heat that many of them barely escaped with their lives, some of the females having their hair burned. The loss is about $50,000.

Republican & Telegraph 03 November 1859
Thieves are still around. Mr. McKay had his clothes line robbed, on Monday night last; also, on the same night some bed clothes stolen from the Mansion House.

Republican & Telegraph 05 January 1860
Wood is selling at $3.50 per cord.

E.B. Stiles has gone to Washington City to see the assembled wisdom

Potatoes are selling for $1.00 per bushel. Eggs are selling for 15 cents a dozen. Buter for 16 cents

Mr. Van Epps has gone to Springfield

Owing to a miscalculation as to railroad trains Bishop Ames failed to meet his engagement to preach here Sunday last.

Hay sells for $3.00 per ton. Corn brings 30 cents, so does oats.

It is stated that the death of the young man Thompson, a notice of which will be found in this paper, was caused by getting heated while skating and lying down to rest on the ice.

Judge Eustace does not resign. Doubtful things are very uncertain.

On Tuesday night some thief entered the People's Hotel and stole several articles of clothing.

Republican & Telegraph 01 May 1860
One of the earliest reports of a baby-sitting business in Dixon appeared on this date - "Miss Gunn is keeping an infant school on Peoria street. She takes small children adn larger ones...

Republican & Telegraph 19 April 1860
B.F. Shaw Esq. former editor of the Republican & Telegraph, has purchased an interest in the Amboy Times, and is about to enter upon his duties as associate editor of that press.

Republican & Telegraph 14 March 1861
The People's hotel became the Clifton House with C.C. Dowd as proprietor between March 7 adn 14, 1861. The hotel was located on Galena Street.

Republican & Telegraph 03 November 1861
The residence of H.Logan was burned to the ground after being struck by lightning. Total loss for Mr. Logan was $600.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 02 January 1864
The house of John Riley was burned down. Loss on the building and furniture was estimated at $1,500; insurance, $800.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 11 February 1864
The Dixon Harmonic Club was organized on this date. The members consisted of the Misses Goodno, Anna Wadsworth and Nellie Holt and Messrs. J.C. Ayers and A.J. Brubaker.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 10 May 1866
A drove of nearly 100 head of cattle concentrated on a span of the bridge near the middle of the river, causing the span to give way and dropping the cattle into the river. Two animals were killed and others swam to safety.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 12 February 1868
William Uhl & Son have received about 300 bushels of wheat, and besides home trade, have shipped about 600 barrels of flour. They employ 3 teams hauling flour every day.

The Mills and Wooling factory of McMartin & Wood have not been running at their capacity for several days.

Col. Dements flax factory is making 1,000 of cotton-bale sacking daily. It uses four tons of flax per day and has on hand at present 400 tons for which $10 per ton has been paid, and this for an article of the farm formerly thrown away. Thirty hands are employed most of whom are women, girls and boys.

Messrs. Dement and Tod will make for the year about 4000 plows and are now turning out from 150 to 200 weekly. They keep 34 men in constant employment.

Cheny & Mason are employing 15 hands at their steam carriage works and turned out about $3,300 worth of work during last month.

First issue of Dixon Herald appeared. A.C. Bardwell editor; W.h. Boardman, bus. mgr.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 15 July 1868
The wife of Mr. Knapp, tobacconist, on Main street, died very suddenly last evening, it is rumored, from an inordinate drinking of ice-water. We are authorized in saying that she had been using no ice-water and that the rumor is unfounded.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 22 July 1868
About 40 Swedes arrived here on Monday evening for employment on the substructure of the wagon bridge. They are a hardy, muscular set of men, though many of them are young and small, apparently mere boys in years. Most of them can neither speak or understand our language.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 1870
One of the big social events in Dixon during the holidays in 1870 was the Firemans Ball on the night after Christmas. The members of the newly organized Dixon Hose Company were hosts at the affair held in Union Hall. Everyone was invited and tickets sold for $1.50 thus giving the affair a definite touch of high society. Fireman all wore their uniforms and the ball took on the appearance of a military social function. Ladies, it is reported, spent many hours in preparation and vied with each other in the matters of feminine finery. The ball was the talk of the town both before and after it was held. Announcements heralding the "Grand Ball" began as early as December 8. High on the list of hosts were the officers of the new company who had been elected on December 4. They were - Foreman, S.A. Sutton; first assistant, F.H. Babbitt; second assistant, H.J. Cook; secretary, William Croak; treasurer, Henry S. Day; engineers, J. Mead, A. Acker, E. Becker and Mr. Davies; pipemen, E.E. Reynolds, James Duffy, J. Powell and Mr. Weidman; steward, W.W. Vann. Much of the talk at the party must have concerned the building which was being built at that time for the Hook and Ladder company and which, when completed, would have a truck room and in the rear, a neat assembly room. The building was being constructed on Hennepin street.

The Dixon Telegraph- 27 March 1872
Milton Santee was in town last week. We learn that he has one of those little law suits hand, that will afflict the best of families. Milton is well known in this community, and will be doubtless able to answer all the little allegations in that original bill.

The Dixon Sun - 24 December 1873
From this date I give my son James F. Coffey his time. He is at liberty to do business in his own name and I will not be responsible for debts contracted by him. Signed Thomas Coffey Palmyra, Lee County Ill. Dec. 17, 1873.

We hear that propositions have been made to Moses Jerome Esq. of this city to remove from Dixon. We should be sorry to lose so active a man from our community as Mr. Jerome.

Mr. Reinhart Springer left town very suddenly a few days since. The most tender inquires fail to elicit any information concerning his present residence. In all probability he has gone to the old country. He was indebted to one man for $30.00, to another for $33.00 and others for larger sums and to still another for a watch. He was a good organist and had a large class in music among the Germans.

Henry Uhl and W.J. Fritz are each feeding fine lots of cattle. Mr. Uhl has an enlarged yard mostly under cover. This is to not only preserve the cattle but saves and reserves the manure.

Roll of Honor: The Dixon Sun acknowledges the following subscriptions.
Susan Drinkwater - $2.00
Wm. H. H ausen - $1.00
John Heaton - $2.00
L. Neighmyre $1.00
W.G. Stevens & Co. $4.00
Wm. B. Minor $1.00
F.A. Albright $.50
W.A. Chambers $.65
Nathaniel Hollingshead $4.00
John Burns $4.00
Geo. Snick $4.00
Dr. J.B. Albright $4.00

Wisconsin State Journal 17 September 1889
Thomas J. Hyde, the traveling man who claims to have been drugged, robbed and shipped to New Orleans, has returned to his home at Dixon, Ill. (Contributed by Kim Torp)

Dixon Evening Telegraph 20 July 1893
The ordinance prohibiting fast driving in the streets of our city is symstemattically being disregarded without any apparent notice being taken of the violation. First street and Third street are so frequently fade the arena for speeding of fast horses that family driving has become very dangerous.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 10 August 1893
Sheriff Stainbrook has as boarders, three pick-pockets, three horse thieves and two burglars, all shrewd, sharp fellows, longing for liberty. Recently the sheriff thought from their actions that they were up to mischief and laying for them at night discovered the pick-pockets sawing on one of the windows.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 13 December 1894
The Telegraph reported the discovery of gold and silver deposits on the farm of Mr. Blackman three miles from Dixon

Sterling Daily Standard 04 January 1900
Joseph Bushman has taken the contract to tear down the old hardware building belonging to S. S. Royer. Mr. Royer will move the lumber near Dixon on a farm he recently purchased. He will build a large barn in the future with this lumber.

Sterling Daily Standard - 20 January 1900 (Contributed by Larry Reynolds)
The jury in the Wallace-LaPorte breach of promise case brought in a verdict at 7:30 Friday [01/19/1900] evening giving Miss Wallace $2,000 for her blighted affections. The jury was out from 9 o’clock in the morning until 7:30 in the evening. Attorney C. B. Morrison for the defense made a motion for a new trial in the circuit court, but this was denied. He also made a motion for an arrest of judgment which was denied. The case will be appealed to the appellate court. On the first ballot the jury stood six to six and at 11 o’clock had arrived at a verdict for Miss Wallace, but without agreeing as to the amount. The afternoon was spent in trying to fix the amount, the lowest being $2,000 and the highest $10,000. The prosecution is said to be satisfied with the amount. Miss Wallace has also entered suit against Frank LaPorte, son of Alonzo LaPorte, for slander. She claims that he has injured her character $25,000 worth. Her attorneys also state that suit for the same amount will be commenced against James LaPorte, another son, for the same cause. Nettie Wallace, the plaintiff, refused to be interviewed, but her attorneys state that for her that the verdict given by the jury is entirely satisfactory. She sued for $50,000

Dixon Evening Telegraph 02 June 1903
This morning at St. Patrick's Catholic church occurred a very pretty wedding which made Patrick J. Grady and Julia A. Prindaville husband and wife. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Father O'Meara

Dixon Evening Telegraph 09 June 1903
The Kendall Club will meet with Mrs. Barry Lennon tomorrow (Wednesday) at 2:30 p.m.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 17 June 1903
Messrs. Ben Ayres, Nick Bly, and G. Shober held a fish fry up the river this afternoon which was quite largely attended, Chefs Pyfer, Ryan and O'Brien doing the culinary honors.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 20 June 1903
Arrangements have been made for the Epworth League to have a boat ride and picnic on July 4th. Tickets may be secured from Charles Hintz at Dachsteiner's Studio.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 26 June 1903
The freshman class of the Dixon High School will have a hayrack ride this evening out to the John Hetler farm up the river.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 10 April 1906
The Bachelor Club of this city will give a dancing party Wednesday evening, April 18, at Rosbrook hall. The bachelors are Amos Bosworth, Richard Bovey, Bradford Brinton, James Carty, John Crabtree, George Downing, Frank Philpott, Harry Warner, Harry White, Hawley Wilbur. Patronesses - Mrs. Frank Rosbrook, Mrs. Charles Leake, Mrs. William Philpott, Mrs. Theodore Fuller.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 16 April 1912
The Telegraph reported the first accounts of the sinking o the steampship Titanic which took a toll of 1,726 lives when it struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic. First reports on that date indicated that Mrs. Emma Eustace, widow of the late John Eustace and sister-in-law of T.H. Eustace of Dixon and a relative of the late B.F. Shaw, was on the ship, but later reports disclosed that she had taken another ship and was safe. Her name had appearedon the passenger list but the spelling was slightly different, and those in Dixon worried that it had been garbled in the cable messages reporting the tragedy.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 02 July 1912

The O.E.S. Parlor club and families will hold a picnic in Assembly park, Wednesday, July 10. For furthere information, call Mrs. C. H. Frizelle.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 03 July 1912
Miss Florence Raymond sailed on Wednesday last from Montreal to spend the summer in the British Isles.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 02 July 1912

Dixon Evening Telegraph 06 July 1912
Mr. and Mrs. Will Bovey and Misses Olive Northrup and Inez Palmer and Dorrance Thompson and Glenn Carnahan enjoyed a picnic at the Pines Thursday.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 02 August 1912
Miss Margaret Altman entertained with a tea party Wednesday evening at the Altman cottage on the Assembly grounds, in honor of Miss Ruth Cox of Peoria, who is the guest of Miss Josephine Austin. The guests were Misses Ruth Overstreet, Marguerite Cahill, Wilhelmina Seyfarth, Corrine Eichler and Josephine Austin.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 13 August 1912
George Morgan of this city, an employee at the Princess theatre, announces that he has written a motion picture play and sent it to an eastern firm that deals in such, and that he has received word from them that they play is a very good one and may be produced in the very near future. This being his first play, he will receive no pay for it, such being the rule of the house.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 23 October 1912
The Chicago Cubs played a post-season game here on Oct. 23 against the Dixon All-Stars and defeated the home club 4-0.

The event, in spite of the local team's loss was an exciting one for many Dixonites who were able to see Ward (Windy) Miller, hometown big-leaguer, in action.

Miller was playing centerfield for the Cubs and it was largely because Dixon was his hometown that the exhibition game was scheduled.

Throughout the season, Miller had chalked up a fine record as hitter and during the Chicago city series he had next to the highest batting average. The Dixon-Cubs game was managed here by Charles Miller.

Just as Ward Miller stepped to bat for the first time, State's Attorney Edwards interrupted the game to present the Dixon baseball star with a diamond pin, a token of esteem from his fellow citizens.

Schools, business houses, offices and practicaly every instituiton in the city closed for the big event. The Telegraph staff reported early ont hat day in order ot leave work to see the game.

29 June 1914 Sterling Daily Gazette
Frank Deets was fined $25 and costs this morning by Judge I. L. Weaver for interfering with an officer. L. S. Kirby was fined $3 and costs at the same time for being drunk and disorderly. Both fines were paid. Mr. Kirby, it appears, went to Dixon Saturday [06/27/1914] evening and returned home suffering from an overindulgence in Dixon booze. Chief of Police Cushman ordered him off the streets. He went as far as the Howland stables on First avenue when he became noisy and a call was put in for the police. Chief Cushman responded and arrested Kirby, when Deets, who was also partly intoxicated, leaped upon the officer from behind and commenced choking him. Officer Havens was but a short distance away and hurried to the assistance of the chief. Both Deets and Kirby were arrested and locked up until Sunday noon, when friends bailed them out. This morning both men appeared for trial, both pleading guilty. (Contributed by Larry Reynolds)

Dixon Evening Telegraph 07 February 1919
The Telegraph of Feb. 2, carries a half-column story concerning Thomas J. McBride, brother of Mrs. A.J. Graff of this city, which will interest many old friends here. Mr. McBride left Dixon at 19 and has since made a fortune in New York, where he has a palatial home in which he has emtertained many of his Dixon friends. Thomas J. McBride, founder of McBride's Theatre ticket office, although more than 70, still is active head of the business, which is rounding out its 40th year. Prominent men from all over the country stopped at this stnad, among them Gen. U.S. Grant, Gen. Wm. T. Sherman, Gen. George E. McClellan, Gen. W.S. Hancock and presidents Grover Cleveland and Chester A. Arthur and Vice President Samuel J. Tilden. Among financial giants were Cyrus W> Field, Jay Gould, Russell Sage, J.P. Morgan and score of others. - (Today, in 1951, John and Will McBride, sons of the founder, still carry on the traditional services of the NY Business and the firm has added branches throughout New York City). (This article as reprinted in the 1951 Centennial issue of the paper).

Dixon Evening Telegraph 09 July 1920
Sheriff Frank A. Schoenholz and Deputies Phillips, Miller and Wilson raided a hotel east of Dixon and seized a still which was being used to make bootleg liquor. There had been numerous complaints from citizens in the neighborhood.

Sterling Gazette 23 August 1934
Harold Ackerman of Ohio, {Bureau County] Ill. and Dorothy Gonnerman of Dixon were married 11 o’clock Wednesday morning at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gonneman, in Dixon. Rev. A. G. suechting, pastor of Immanual Lutheran church in Dixon performed the ceremony. They will be living on a farm near Ohio, Ill. (Contributed by Larry Reynolds)

Sterling Gazette 14 September 1937
Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss Fay Elmendorf, R.N., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Elmendorf of this city, and Lawrence Kauffman of Dixon, only son of Mrs. Claude Sawyer of this city. The wedding took place Thursday afternoon, September 9, at the Grace Methodist Espiscopal church parsonage in Davenport, Ia, Rev. Young performed the ceremony. The couple have gone to housekeeping at 522 East Third street, Dixon, where their home is furnished. Mr. Kauffman is employed at the Union bus station in Dixon. Friends in Sterling and Dixon wish the couple happiness. (Contributed by Melva Taylor)

Sterling Gazette 26 October 1937 (From Larry Reynolds)
Burnell Knapp was arrested this morning by Chief Curtis G. Bucher for Sheriff Ward T. Miller of Dixon, who held a warrant charging Knapp with wife and child abandonment. Knapp was turned over to the Lee county officers and was returned to Dixon for a hearing on the charge.

Sterling Gazette 11 March 1940
Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Smith announce the marriage of their youngest daughter, Hazel M., to Milo Houghtaling of Iowa Falls, Ia., which took place Friday (8 March 1940) at Clinton, Ia. The ceremony was read by Rev. J.B. Ackman in the First Methodist church parsonage. They were attended by the bride’s brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Thomas. The bride’s attire was a black crepe dress with white accessories. Her sister wore a copen blue dress and beige accessories. Following the ceremony the wedding party motored to Durant, Ia., where they were served a wedding dinner in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lamp. The bridal couple then returned to Dixon where they have an apartment. The bride has spent her entire life in Sterling where she graduated from the local schools. She has recently been employed in Dixon. Mr. Houghtaling is the only son of Mrs. Charles Lamp of Durant, Ia. He was educated in Sanborn, North Dakota, and later in Iowa Falls, Ia. He is employed at Beier’s bakery in Dixon. (Contributed by Debbie Thormahlen)

Dixon Evening Telegraph 20 May 1944
Glen Edward Hackbarth of this city, who enlisted in the Navy several weeks ago, has been called for training and is now stationed at the Great Lakes Naval Training station where he is a member of CO 1035.

The condition of David L. Heagy, well known Dixon contractor, who suffered a severe stroke Thursday, was reported to be very critical at KSB hospital today and little hope was entertained for his recovery.

Deputy Sheriff Henry Wilson was today investigating a reported robbery on the Charles Duis farm about six miles south of Dixon on the Dutch road during last night. Two five gallon cans of gasoline and a quantity of lubricating oil were reported stolen.

Charles Taylor, 11 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Taylor, 113 Madison Ave. suffered concussion while playing in the gym at South Central School yesterday when he fell hitting his head against the floor and rendering him unconscious. He was taken to KSB Hospital and released this morning.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 22 May 1944
Mrs. I.B.Hoefer, 510 N. Dement Ave returned Saturday from Baltimore MD where she has spent a week with her daughter Lt. Jane Hoefer who is a member of the womens' army corps stationed at the headquarters of the third service command. Mrs.Hoefer returned to Dixon with Mrs.John Haynes and her daughter Mrs. Robert Bovey. Mrs. Bovey went east just a short time ago to return with her daughter who expects to make Dixon her home, for her husband Lt. Robert Bovey is stationed overseas.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 24 May 1944
Mrs. Thomas McCoy of Oak Park and her daughter Mrs. Catherine O'Donnell and grandaughter Miss Francis are in Dixon to visit until after Memorial Day.

Mr. and Mrs. Z.W. Moss will go to Chicago Thursday where Dr. Moss, President of the City Natl. Bank in Dixon, will attend the sessions of the Illinois Banking Assoc. Convention.

Mr. and Mrs. John Sheaffer entertained recently at a scramble dinner at their home. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Grobo and family, Mr. and Mrs. Alvah Drew and family and Mr. and Mis. Merle Drew and family. Mr. and Mrs. Sheaffer and Mr. and Mrs. Drew and daughter, Barbara, and Miss Lola Grobe and Freddie Drew, celebrated birthday anniversaries in May.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 31 May 1944
Augustus Durkes of Omaha spent Decoration Day in Dixon - he is staying at the Nachusa Hotel

Dixon Evening Telegraph 03 June 1944
Mrs. Arnold Butterbaugh was pleasantly surprised Saturday evening by a group of friends at a birthday party held at her home. A scramble supper was held, highlighted by a birthday cake. Those persent were, Mr. and Mrs. John Sheaffer, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sheaffer, Janet, Dean, Freddie and Diane; Mrs. Harold Shaeffer, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Butterbaugh and Helen, Mr.and Mrs. Arnold Butterbaugh and daughter Joan.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 28 June 1944
Mr. & Mrs. Carl Kron & Mrs. Mary Clark of Nelson entertained over the weekend in honor of Mrs. Eugenia Daniels & grandaughter Delia from Great Falls MT. Mrs. Daniels formerly resided in Dixon and hopes to renew acquaintances with all her old friends while visiting her daughter for the remained of the summer. Mrs. Daniels' grandson Loran Vanest, stationed at Great Lakes naval training center, spent his leave recently at the Kron home.

Dixon Telegraph 26 July 1944
Mrs. Ray Boyenga and Mrs. Robert Kitson entertained last evening at Mrs. Kitson's home 1014 E. Chamberlain at a miscellaneous shower party in honor of Mrs. Robert Craney who before her marriage was the former Helen Joynt. A large number of friends of the bride made up 8 tables of bunco, high score being won by Mrs. Elroy Schermerhorn. Traveling prize went to Mrs. Wilbur Schreiner and Miss Gertrude Kirkpatrick was awarded consolation prize.

Dixon Telegraph 28 July 1944
Mrs. Lester Knuts of Sterling and Mrs. Jack Phalen entertained in honor of Mrs. Joseph Lonergan last evening, at Mrs. Lonergans home. Games of 500 were played, Mrs. Bernice Carroll copping head prize, Mrs. Frank Stephenitch winning second, and Mrs. Grover Speaker of Sterling being awarded door prize. Those present were; Mrs. John Farley, Amboy; Mrs. Ben Payne, Mrs. Frank Stephenitch, Mrs. Grover Farley, West Brooklyn; Mrs. Harold Fischer, Miss Anne Phalen, Mrs. Joseph Sharkey, Mrs. Helen Irwin, Mrs. Mike Carroll, Mrs. Clinton Utter, Miss Mable Carons, of Dixon; Mrs. Grover Speaker, Sterling.

Dixon Telegraph 02 August 1944
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Butterbaugh returned to their home yesterday after accompanying their daughter, Helen, to school at North Manchester Ind. Helen has accepted a position as secratary to the president of the college. During their return they stopped at Logansport, spending the night with friends.

Dixon Telegraph 18 August 1944
Mr. & Mrs. Carl Kron & daughter Linda & Mrs.Mary Clark of Nelson & Mrs. Eugenia Daniels & grandaughter, Delia of Great Falls MT motored to DeKalb Tuesday & were entertained at the Gullickson studio at dinner in honor of Mrs. Daniels birthday.

Dixon Telegraph 30 August 1944
Walton: Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Drew and Mrs. Amy Drew, all of Harmon and Mrs. Omar Drew of Dixon were callers Thursday night at the Leo Drew home.

Tommy Joe Drew spent Thursday afternoon at the John Fielding home.

Dixon Telegraph 09 September 1944
SK/2/c Richard Arnould who has been in the Navy for two years is spending a brief furlough at the home of his parents Mr. & Mrs. Rae Arnould 1123 Galena Ave. Recently promoted to storekeeper second class the 21 year old blue jacket was last stationed at the Vernalis Air Station Calif.

Dixon Telegraph 14 September 1944
On Monday Evening St Anne Guild held their first meeting of the season at which they elected a new president to take the place of Grace Bertsch, who with her family has taken over the Woodyatt Grocery store at Second & College avenue.

Dixon Telegraph 25 September 1944
On Thursday evening Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Butterbaugh and Joan & Sgt. and Mrs. Shaeffer motored to Mt. Carroll to visit and spend the day at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herchel Hopkins son, Tommy and daughter Sandra.

Dixon Telegraph 21 October 1944
Mrs. Charles Butterbaugh returned from North Manchester Ind. Friday morning after visiting her daughter Helen, who is completing her senior year at Manchester College. Mrs. Butterbaugh went to Ind. with the Rev. and Mrs. M.E. Clingnpiel?, Rev.John Heckman, Mrs. Ruth Fohrney and Mrs. Robert Blough of Polo who attended a church conference there. Rev. Clingnpiel and Mrs. Blough also have daughters attending school there.

Dixon Telegraph 01 November 1944
Mr. & Mrs. Wilbur Emmert and Mr. & Mrs. Guy Moulton attended a halloween costume party at the Mathias Lievan home south of Dixon Friday evening. Misses Alberta & Edna Benoodt were also guests.

Dixon Telegraph 07 November 1944
Mrs. Margaret Clark of Dixon passed away at 8 o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter Mrs. E.P. McCarthy in Dover Ohio

Dixon Telegraph 09 November 1944
Jack Woodyatt of Dixon was fined $200 and cost and his driving license was revoked for one year when he pleaded guilty to a charge of driving an automobile while intoxicated before Judge Grover W. Gehant. In default of the fine he was taken to the county jail. Lt. Ray Cramer of the State Hwy. Police arrested Woodyatt Monday night about 9 p.m. after a collision on the Lincoln Hwy. about 1 miles west of Dixon. Woodyatt, it was reported, crashed into the side of a car driven by Leonard Glenn of Dixon, then swerved off the highway into a ditch and crashed into a pole.

Dixon Telegraph 17 November 1944
Robert Robbilard 21, was sentenced to serve 60 days in the county jail for violation of his probation when arraigned before Judge Grover Gehant in Lee County court yesterday. Walter Schultheis 15, was placed on probation for a period of 1 year. Both were arrested in connection with the passing of two worthless checks on Dixon merchants recently.

Dixon Telegraph 24 November 1944
On Monday evening about 50 friends and patrons of Lievan school district gathered for their annual Thanksgiving supper and program that followed under the direction of Mrs. Raymond Herbert who is the teacher there. Included in the program was a solo by Russell Levan; recitation, Donald Pinegar, Duet, June & Louise Baker; recitation Russell Levan; cornet solo, Raymond Levan; recitation, Janice Wiemken; kazoo solo, Russell Levan; recitation, Louise Baker; vocal solo, Mrs. Ray Herbert; dialogue, the school; recitation, Larry Baker; solo, Larry Baker; vocal solo, Dorothy Levan; and cornet & kazoo duet, Russell & Raymond Levan.

Dixon Telegraph 28 November 1944
Mr. & Mrs. Leon Burket entertained at dinner Sunday, Mr. & Mrs. Mathias Lievan & family, Mrs. Anna Kramer, Mr. & Mrs. Maynard Geisler, Miss Millicent Gehant, and Miss Lois Griffith. The occassion celebrated the wedding anniversaries of Mr. & Mrs. Burket and Mr. & Mrs. Lievan. The dinner table was beautifully decorated with the wedding bell used 25 years ago at the Burket wedding, silver streamers and a three-tiered break.

Dixon Telegraph 30 November 1944
Little Linda Kron visited her aunt Mrs. Glen Pelton in Dixon for a few days.

Dixon Telegraph 12 December 1944
Word has been received of the arrival of Susan Lee Hanson at Albert Lea Minn. on November 30 (1944). The babys parents, Mr.and Mrs. J. William Hanson formerly made their home here. She is the former Grace Ortgiesen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George F. Ortgiesen of Dixon.

Dixon Telegraph 21 December 1944
Sylvester Brierton who is a prisoner at the IL State Pent. at Menard has filed another petition in Lee County seeking his release on the plea that he is no longer insane. His action is one of a series he has filed since being committed as insane following the murder of his wife at their farm home north of Dixon in 1938. Judge George C. Dixon denied the latest petition since no new facts are alledged. The court find that it is not required to entertain such repeated and frivolous petitions.

Dixon Telegraph 23 December 1944
Christmas dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lohse and family will be; Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Meentz and daughter; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Reents and daughter of Sterling; Mr. and Mrs. Bert Higgins and daughter, and Mrs. Steven McConnell and son Staff Sgt. McConnell will be present this year as he is serving with the armed forces in Europe.

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford B.Miller of Albert City IA will spend the holidays with Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Reinhart and family of 115 Monroe avenue.

Dixon Telegraph 26 December 1944
Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Reinhart entertained at a turkey dinner on Christmas day Mrs. Reinharts brother, Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Miller of Albert City IA, Mrs. Betty Manning of Dixon, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lahman and daughter Audrey of Sterling. Miss Audrey is home for her holiday vacation from her studies at Sweet Briar College, Virginia.

Dixon Telegraph 29 December 1944
On Christmas eve Mr. and Mrs. John I. Sheaffer entertained at a Christmas dinner and exchange of gifts, the following guests: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sheaffer and family. Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Butterbaugh and datughter and Mrs. Evelyn Sheaffer. Christinas night Mr. and Mrs. Sheaffer entertained at dinner and had an exchange of sifts. Mr. and Mrs. Alvah Drew and family. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Crobc and family,

Mr. and Mrs. Merle Drew and family, and Mrs. Luella Smith of Rockford.

Dixon Telegraph 10 January 1945
Mrs. Mary Clark entertained at a birthday dinner last night in honor of her niece Mrs. Carl Kron at her home in Nelson Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Reindecker of Nelson and her daughter LaVon, of Pekin were also guests.

Dixon Telegraph 12 February 1945
Kenneth Schultheis of this city reported to the police last Tuesday of the loss of his automobile from the streets. Sterling police found the car abandoned on a side street on the east end of that city Saturday night. Schultheis went to Sterling to and recovered his car which had been badly damaged.

Dixon Telegraph 16 February 1945
Kathryn Patricia Woll, six year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Woll, 1122 Seventh street sustained minor injuries last evening about 5 o'clock when she was struck by a delivery truck in the street in front of her home. The child was removed to the Dixon public hospital about two hours after the accident and was reported to have suffered a laceration of the right hip and bruises on the left knee. The injuries were dressed and she was returned to her home.

Dixon Telegraph 15 February 1945
Emory D. Countryman doing business as Countryman's Store 1110 Galena Ave. is restrained from further overceiling sales of dry groceries and from failure to post selling prices on cuts of beef and variety meats.

Dixon Telegraph 01 March 1945
Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Kennay R 1, Dixon were celebrating their 25th anniversary Sunday Feb. 18th with the assistance of friends and neighbors who planned a surprise party in their honor at their home. Card games entertained the guests with high prizes being awarded to Mrs. Helen Clark and Mr. Kennay and low to Mrs. Marion Seavey and Sam Seavey. The honorees were presented with a gift and refreshments were served later in the evening. Mr. and Mrs. Kennay farmed in this area (Lee Center) for a number of years and both are members of the local Rebekah lodge.

Dixon Telegraph 9 March 1945
I have disposed of my Livestock Trucking Business to Elwood Ortgiesen. (L.E. Canfield)

Dixon Telegraph 07 April 1945
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Wagner and son Richard, and Mr. and Mrs. James Reid and son Robert, were Thursday evening dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Kennay and their family

Dixon Telegraph 09 April 1945
Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Seybert, 714 Broadway, entertained at dinner last evening in honor of their grandson Charles D. Freed Q.M. 3/c M.M. Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Paul Freed and son Robert, Mrs. Armound Maddern of Oregon and Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Freed.

Dixon Telegraph 14 Apr 1945
Mrs. Fred Hobbs was elected as the new president of the Loveland Parent Teacher association when it met Wednesday evening, and she will be assisted during her term of office by Mrs. Clarence Huyett as vice president: Miss Marie Shippert as secretary, and Alvah Drew as treasurer. The speaker for the evening was F. X. Davis of the House of Flowers. The third and fourth grade students furnished the rest of the program. The last meeting: of the P. T. A. for the year will be a picnic at the school on May 31.

Dixon Telegraph 28 April 1945
During the business session (Hazelwood School PTA meeting), Mrs. Adolph Meents was elected president.

Dixon Telegraph 15 May 1945
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kenney 418 Graham Street announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Mary Josephine to Wayne William Levan, son of Mr. & Mrs. Walter Levan RR 2. The wedding will take place Friday at 7 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Miss Kenney was graduated from the Franklin Grove Community High School and until recently was employed at the Green River Ordance Plant where she did war work for more than two years. An Amboy Township High School graduate, Mr. Levan is engaged in farming.

Dixon Telegraph 03 July 1945
Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Kelly of 702 Logan Avenue Dixon, are announcing the marriage of their daughter Mary Louise to Donald F. McGowan Motor Machinest mate, second class, U.S. Navy, son of Mrs. Bert Woodyatt of 822 Forest Avenue. The ceremony took place at the rectory of Gesu Catholic Church in Miami FL on Tuesday June 20, 1944 with Fr. Wm. Ross officiating. Mrs. McGowan was a member of the 1944 graduating class of Dixon. She has returned to Dixon to make her home with her parents for the present and her husband has returned to Key West FL. Their wedding was followed by a dinner at the Belfast Hotel and the couple spent their honeymoon at Miami Beach.

Dixon Telegraph 13 July 1945
Mr. and Mrs. John Sheaffer of Route 1 entertained Sunday at noon with a picnic dinner. The event honored the birthdav of Merle Drew, and proved a happy exent for all. including the honoree. Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Roy Grobe and family. Mr. and Mrs. Merle Drew and family, Mr and Mrs. Alvah Drew, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sheaffer and family, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Butterbaugh and Joan. Mrs. Harold Sheaffer and Mr and Mrs. John Sheaffer.

Dixon Telegraph 08 August 1945
One new case of Polio was reported in Dixon today and a second was under observation and had been quarantined. Stanley Sofolo 1021 Fourth St. was reported to be suffering from the malady and Steve Schultheis aged 8 residing on Grant avenue was reported a suspected case. This brings a total of 3 case within the Dixon area.

Dixon Telegraph 24 August 1945
Police Cheif Gilbert Glessner has ordered all minors off the streets after the midnight hour as a result of numerous accounts of vandalism in the business district this week. This morning at 2:20 patrolmen Lorenzen and Chapman arrested Walter Schultheis 16, in the business district. He was taken to States Atty. M.C. Pires office by Probabtion officer A.C. Handel. Walter pleased guilty to loitering and was fined $5 and costs.

Dixon Telegraph 30 August 1945
Mrs. Thomas McCann of Chicago who has been visiting with her brothers Charles E. and Ward T. Miller returned to her home this morning

Dixon Telegraph 10 September 1945
Walter Schultheis 18, of Dixon, was taken before Judge Grover Gehant by probabtion officer A.C. Handel was committed to Illinois State Training School for boys at St. Charles. Schultheis was brought into court for violation of his probation and the sentence was for one year.

Dixon Telegraph 04 October 1945
Charles A. Lievan held a closing out sale of his farm, including live stock, machinery & household goods.

Dixon Telegraph 27 Sept. 1945
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Van Oosten of Dixon who were married Saturday evening at Bethel Chuch. Mrs. Van Oosten, prior to her marriage was Frances Mary Louise Drew.

Dixon Telegraph 29 October 1945
Saturday afternoon Dixon police were informed that Walter Schultheis had made his escape from the St. Charles training school shortly before noon.

Dixon Telegraph 01 November 1945
Walter Schultheis walked into the police station today and gave himself up. He was removed to the county jail and will be returned to the St. Charles training school.

Dixon Telegraph 04 January 1946
Stanley Schmucker left Wednesday for his new assignment at Miami, FL after completing a 21-day furlough here with his mother, Mrs. Stella Schmucker and his sisters. Stanley received his wings in the naval air corps at Corpus Christi, Texas early in December and now holds the rank of Ensign (Contributed by Suzy Wert)

Dixon Telegraph January 26, 1946
For sale: Good battery radio; gasoline engine for Magtag washer. Adolph Meents. 1 Mile North Lowell Pd. Phone 4-2110

Dixon Telegraph March 3, 1946
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Grey and children Donald and Gerthen of Earlville Ill., were callers at the home of Mrs. Secca Johnson.
-- March 9, 1946 Dixon Evening Telegraph
Correction: Mr. and Mrs. Harold Grey and children of Earlville, Ill., were visitors at the home of Mrs. Lillie Johnston last Sunday, not Mrs. Secca Johnson as was stated.

Dixon Telegraph 13 July 1946
Mrs. Lilly Johnston returned Monday night from a week's visit in Earlville, Ill., where she visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Grey.

Dixon Telegraph September 14, 1946
Mr. and Mrs. Will Meyer of Peterson. Ia., visited from Tuesday until Thursday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Blain Hussey. Mrs. Meyer is a daughter of Frank Scott formerly of Franklin Grove.

Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Warrensfelt and small son have rented the house belonging to Mrs. Pearl Canode and have moved their household furniture there.

Mrs. Blanche Cryor accompanied by Mrs. Wm. Schade of Ashton to Rockford Wednesdav. The day was spent in shopping with dinner at the Wagon Wheel in the evening.

Mrs. Nellie Biesecker accompanied her son Howard and daughter, Mrs. Carl Degner to Park Ridge Wednesday where they spent the day vsiting with Glenn Bieseeker and family. Mrs. Howard Biesecker returned home with them.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Dillon had as their house guests over the week end her parents. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Bennett, her sister. Mr. and Mrs. Lou Buckman and her brother Dale Bennett and son all of Monticello, Ill.

Walter Walk and Leon Urbanski, both aged 20, of DePue, who came to Dixon last evening to witness the Football game, fell into the clutches of the police about 10:30 afterthe game. In police court today Walk paid a fine of $100 and costs assessed by Police Magistrate, Albert Kennedy ona charge of driving while intoxicated and his companion, Leon Urbanski paid a fine of $10 and costs on an intoxication charge.

Dixon Telegraph September 12, 1946
Sam Cramer received word yesterday of the death of his brother, Henry at his home at Jeannette, Pa. He is survived by his widow and ten children, four brothers, William of Pocatello, Idaho, Charles and Ray of Decatur , Mich, Sam of Dixon, three sisters, Rachel Gardin(?) of Kalamazoo, Mich.; Sadie Braitsch, Chicago and Margaret Bauslaugh, Detroit, Mich. He was a native of Dixon and had resided in the east for the past several years.

Dixon Telegraph November 8, 1946
The Baptist Missionary Society met at the home of Mrs. Clyde Chronister last night with Mrs. Evelyn Leggett and Miss Erna Hoelzen assisting hostesses.

Dixon Telegraph December 4, 1946
Charles Camery, 228 Graham street, veteral driver for the Dixon Transit Company was awarded the Dixon Evening Telegraph courtesy award Tuesday afternoon at 1:15 as he drove his bus on the North Side route. The award is being made daily by the Telegraph in cooperation with the Chicgo Motor Club. Camery who has been a driver for the transit company for 4 years was in charge of bus No.4 when he was halted by patrolmen Jack Van Meter and Wayne Keeley district manager of the Chicago Motor Club and a Telegraph representative and presented with a five dollar bill. He had been observed driving his bus several blocks on north side streets making about 18 stops.

Dixon Telegraph 02 Jan 1947
Amid speculation as to the modern conveniences promised citizens in 1947 old "Dobbin" once again proved her value today at the Howard Johnson farm, three miles south of Dixon on the Hill schoolhouse road.

A tractor stored in the Johnson machine shed somehow caught fire at 9:35 a.m. today. Dixon's community fire truck answered the alarm but could do nothing with the tractor.

The shed contained numerous drums of oil highly explosive if touched by the flames.

Finally old "Dobbin" was called on. The horse pulled out the tractor in record time saving it from complete ruin as well as forestalling a possibly serious conflagration.

The farm is owned by Dr. Pettinger of Morrison

Dixon Telegraph 08 January 1947
Mrs. Dorothy McCue, 521 S. Ottawa Ave. announces the engagement of her daughter Doris Ann to J.H. Ditsch son of Mr. and Mrs. H.D.Ditsch, 628 Willer Ave. No date has been set. Miss McCue is now employed at the Charm Beauty Salon. Ditsch is employed at the Dixon Standard Dairy. (They were married 4 June 1947)

Freeport Journal Standard (Freeport IL) 16 Jan 1947
"Topsy "star boarder and mascot of the Hotel Nachusa is dead. The little black short haired dog died Monday afternoon about an hour after an attack of brain fever caused her to have a fit. No one ever knew Topsy's age or exactly what species of canine she was, but from Nov. 13, 1945 when Grover McDonald hotel manager brought her in out of the cold until Monday, her wagging tail made her a friend to all who entered the hotel.

Dixon Telegraph 17 February 1947
Glenn Geer of Malcomb Ia. is visiting Mrs. Fred Geer and Miss Virginia Geer

Fire, unnoticed for some time gutted the roof of a residence owned by Mahlon Hartzell, 314 East Morgan street afternoon. Evidently gaining headway on the rear portion of the roof. It was learned today Hartzell, who resides in Michigan, had completed a preliminary deal for the property, recently receiving a down payment for the purchase.

Dixon Telegraph 19 February 1947
An impromptu Dixon reunion near Tampa Fla. Feb. 12th was reported in a letter from Chester Barriage 314 Seventh St. which described the accidental meeting of five Dixon couples in Florida. Enjoying the meeting were Mr. and Mrs. George Nettz, 517 Brinton Avenue, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stephen, 1703 Third St., Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hey, 516 East Fellows St., Mr. and Mrs. Nate Morrill, and Mr. and Mrs. Barriage. Here is how the meeting came about as Barriage described it in his letter. George Nettz and wife and Harry Stephen and wife, traveling in their trailer accidently parked back of our trailer last night and we met this morning. So we had a Dixon reunion.

Dixon Telegraph 25 February 1947
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Blank late yesterday sold their restrauant located in the Hoffman Building at 77 Galena Ave. to Howard Woodyatt. Mr. and Mrs. Blank will take a well deserved vacation but remain living in Dixon.

Dixon Telegraph 26 February 1947
Announcement is made of the marriage of June Walter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Walter and Lester Levan, son of Mr. & Mrs. Avery Levan which took place Feb. 15, 1947 in the Emmanuel Lutheran Church Dixon.

Dixon Telegraph 27 March 1947
Community Play "Home to Mother" Easter Parade Chorus with Judy Judd along with Joann Westgor, Roberta Espy, Bonnie Schuler, Janet Shaw, Joyce Batchelder, Kathleen McKenney, Doris Heckman, Elizabeth Gall, Jeanette Sawyer, Gloria Allwood, Marilyn Kelly and Beverly Wullenweber.

Dixon Telegraph 18 April 1947
David E. Whitcher was fined $10 and costs for speeding after he was arrested. Robert Seybert was fined $15 and costs on a reckless driver charge.

Dixon Telegraph 30 May 1947
The play "Humanity's Heart" put on by the County Nursing Council. Ushering will be Joyce Batchelder, Betty Cramer, Janet Shaw, Delores Lloyd, Gloria Allwood, Kathleen McKenney, Marilyn Kelly and Mary Pappas.

Dixon Telegraph 01 July 1947
At State Hospital - John A. Dougherty of Dixon has been given a Civil Service appointment with the State of Illinois, Robert L. Hunter, President of the Ill. Civil Service Comm. announced today. He is employed by the Department of Public Welfare as a Hospital Attendant at the Dixon State Hospital.

Beverly Ann Wullenweber, 334 W. Everett, Dixon, has been given a Civil Service appointment. She is employed as an institution worker by the Department of Public Welfare at the Dixon State Hospital. She is a graduate of Belvidere High School.

22 September 1947 Dixon Evening Telegraph
Clinton IA - Police picked up Lloyd Oelling Jr. of Dixon, Saturday in company with Jack Dillow after Oellings parents reported him as a runaway.

04 November 1947 Dixon Evening Telegraph
Paul Schultheis was fined $10 and costs on a charge of throwing empty beer bottles at automobiles.

24 November 1947 Dixon Evening Telegraph
At 10:15 last night Sarah Stuart, 414 Ottawa Ave. was bowled over when a car driven by Charles Camrey Jr. hit her at River St and Galena Avenue. She was bruised but escaped serious injury.

09 December 1947 Dixon Evening Telegraph
KSB Hospital - Admitted; Vernon Sutton of Sublette, Mrs. Alice Buhler, Paul Beckingham, both of Dixon. Released from KSB Hospital - Mrs. Goldie Lawson, Mrs. Mary DeLatre, Siebert Janssen, Mrs. Florence Beede, Mrs. Evelyn Burton, all of Dixon. Births; To Arnold Buse of Oregon a girl yesterday. To Mr. and Mrs. Nick McGrath Oregon, a boy yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Slater of Dixon, a boy yesterday.

Dixon Telegraph 29 December 1947
Mr. and Mrs. John Sheaffer had as their Christmas dinner guests Mr. and Mrs. Drew and family. Mr. and Mrs. Merle Drew and family, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Grobe and family and Miss Virginia Marros of Coleta.

30 January 1948 Dixon Evening Telegraph
Mr. and Mrs. Omer Drew motored to Chicago Thursday and attended the capping exercised of their daughter, Miss Doris Ann Drew who is a student nurse at St. Elizabeth's hospital.

07 February 1948 Dixon Evening Telegraph
In 1896 the Dixon Drum Corp made frequent appearances in the community. They included Ralph Long, Jim Sherry, Harold Woodyatt, Will Archer, Harry Long, Charlie Greer, George Alamand, Walter Swank, Will Erb, Sam Myers, Fred F??, Cal Martin, Frank Woodyatt, L. Price, Ollie Buright, Al Woodyatt, Fred Keeve, Walter Rogers, Bob Hines, Howard Woodyatt, Fred Finkler, Holly Woodyatt, Lawrence Sullivan, Frank Finkler, Carol Hall, George Thomas, Peggy Danick, Leonard Woodyatt. The photo that accompanied this article was too bad to scan and owned by Sam Myers.

12 February 1948 Dixon Evening Telegraph
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Woodyatt were reported en route to Tennessee last night in quest of their daughter Mildred 15, who authorities reported had left here by train Tuesday night with James Curtis 18 for a visit at his mothers home.

23 February 1948 Dixon Evening Telegraph
Cars driven by Leo Latimer of Dixon and Fred LaBudde of Forreston collided Saturday morning at the corner of Everett st. and Galena Ave. Another slight crash Saturday morning involved machiens driven by John Hess and Steve Bubrick of Dixon at Highland Ave. and 6th St. Hess was driving a Yellow Cab co. vehicle.

27 March 1948 Dixon Evening Telegraph
Mary Elaine and Frances Drew, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Omer Drew are home from Mt. St. Claire college in Clinton, Iowa.

14 April 1948 Dixon Evening Telegraph
Members of the council voted unanimously to dismiss Leslie Steinberg as a member of the Dixon Police Force. Glenn Camery 25, life long resident of Dixon and a veteran of WW II was appointed to fill the position.

29 April 1948 Dixon Evening Telegraph
Mary Elaine Drew, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Omer Drew was elected queen of the Mt. St. Clare college prom to be held in the Modernistic ballroom May 14. Mary Elaine is majoring in music at the college at Clinton Iowa

Dixon Telegraph 17 June 1948
Lavern Dougherty and Edward Conrow, two Dixon college students who are home on vacation, have devised a novel method of employment for several weeks. Having first obtained the approval of the City Officials and the Dixon Chamber of Commerce the two young students will launch their projects at once starting on Galena Avenue and working west, then east of Galena and finally on the North side. They will stencil house numbers in black on a white background on the curb in front of residences for a nominal fee.

Dixon Telegraph June 12, 1948
Members of Cub Scout Pack 324 are shown here as they left Sunday for a trip to the Field Museum, Chicago, a trip made as a reward for art work well done throughout the winter months,. The group includes John Ruth, Douglas Gracey, Bobby Sibigtroth, Timmy and Tommy Villiger, Phillip Ogan, Norman Thayer, Jerry Williams, David Bellini, James Hobbs, Tommy Moyer, Ronald Otten, Jim White, Charles and David Sneed, Michael Phillips, John Rhodes, Mr. and Mrs. Alvah Drew and Alvah Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Roy Moyer, Mrs. Phyllis Williams, Mr. Otten, Dale Rhodes, Billy Ogan, Bobby Sneed, Rosiena Clevenger and Merle Flynn. Den mothers, fathers and Boy Scouts accompanied the group.

17 September 1948 Dixon Evening Telegraph
Circuit Judge George C. Dixon this morning refused to recognize Bureau County Court adoption proceedings involving the child of as estranged Dixon couple and order the child be returned to Lee County within two weeks. His ruling came at a hearing in Lee County Circuit Court on a petition by Oscar Carlson for custody of two children awarded to his former wife Mrs. Vivian Carlson Blackburn at the time of their divorce March 15, 1946. Testimony revealed that one child was adopted recently by a sister and a brother-in-law of the child's mother Mr. and Mrs. Robert Webb in Bureau County court and is now living in Wyanett. The other child is living with Mrs. Blackburn's parents in Wyanett. "I'm not going to recognize adoption proceedings in Bureau County" said Judge Dixon. This court is going to keep control of that child. He ordered that the mother would retain custody of the children and directed Carlson to pay $7.50 weekly on a $1,400 delinquency which he cut to $700 and $12.50 for one child which will be raised when the child involved is returned. The court will not recognize the adoption and will not brook interference by inferior courts of other counties.

4 October 1948 Dixon Telegraph
FOR SALE: Singer Electric Upright Vacuum CLeaner; excellent cond. Call Alvah Drew Ph.R1194 (4 October 1948)

09 November 1948 Dixon Evening Telegraph
Mr. and Mrs.Paul Schultheis of Dixon spent Sunday at the home of her mother Mrs. Shirley Young.

20 November 1948 Dixon Evening Telegraph
Daniel W. McKenney passed away at 1:45 o'clock this morning after a long illness. Funeral services will be held at the Masonic Temple at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon with Mrs. Lennie Green reading the Christian Science service. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery with membes of Friendship Lodge # 7, A. F. & A.M. being in charge of graveside services. Friends may call at the Melvin funeral home until 1:00 p.m. Monday at which time the body will be taken to the Masonic Temple. He was born June 15, 1893 in Dixon and has resided here most of his life. He leaves no close relatives, his mother and father preceded him in death.

Dixon Evening Telegraph - 26 November 1948
Loveland Cubs Welcome Members. - Cub Pack No. 324 sponsored by the Loveland P.T.A. met recently in the Villagers basement. Cub Master, Ted Metzen, was in charge of the program with Assistant Cub Master Drew and Bruce Whites and Joe Otten, committeemen, assisting. Impressive candle light induction ceremonies were held to welcome the following boys into the pack: Bobby Joe Birch, Gary Chandler, Alvah Drew, Jr., Harry and Vernon Hackbarth, Jack Howell. Richard Huyett, Bobby Peterson. Richard James and Marvin Kunde. Three Lion cubs were graduated and welcomed into scouting by Scoutmaster Hobbs of Troop No. 75. Graduates were: Douglas Gracy, Ronnie Otten and Tim Villiger, Jack Keegan and seven Boy Scout Patrol leaders were present for the ceremonies. Awardsman, Joe Otten presented badges and pins to Douglas Gracey, Ronnie Otten, Tim Villiger and Jerry Williams. Den Mother pins were presented to two Den Mothers, Mrs. Marian Metze and Mrs. Arthur Kunde. John Ruth was presented with a Den Chief shoulder cord. Songs were sung around an artificial camp fire and were led by Mrs. White and Den Mother Drew. Prizes in a recent money raising contest were won by Tom Villiger, Jack Howell, David Sneed, Tim Villiger, Marvin Kunde and Ronnie Metzen. Mr. and Mrs. Gail Williams were heartily welcomed back into the Pack committee. Mrs. Metzen's Den II had the largest percentage of parents present.

27 Dec 1948 Dixon Evening Telegraph
The estate of Daniel W. McKenney was proved and admitted to probate in the County Court this morning by Judge Grover Gehant. The aged Lee County resident died at the Lee County infirmary in Eldena last November 20 Probate of the will showed that the deceased left personal property valued at $2,000 to heirs and legatees who are named as: Jerome McKenney, Sterling, First Church of Christ Scientist, Dixon and the Masonic Temple, Dixon. Lyle R. Melvin was named executor under the provisions of the will.

Dixon Telegraph 06 January 1949
Years ago Paul Dillon of Sterling came to Dixon for his bride, Miss Crete Blackman, the beautiful and charming daugher of Dr. and Mrs. Orville B. Blackman. Then in recent years his son, Martin Dillon married Miss Helene Reynolds of Dixon and now Douglas Harvey Jr. of Dixon is united in marriage to the grandaughter of Mr. Dillon Sr. keeping up a happy tradition of union between honored Dixon and Sterling families.

Dixon Telegraph - 4 Feb 1949
Jess Eakle, Twin Valley Minn. and Mr. and Mrs. Merle Drew, ALvah Drew and Mrs. John Sheaffer attended the funeral of Joseph Eakle in Waterman Tuesday afternoon.

Dixon Telegraph - 14 February 1949
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Metzen and Mr. and Mrs. Alvah Drew were in Rockford Saturday transacting business for Cub Pack 324. Mr. Metzen is cub master, Mr. Drew, assistant cub master and the ladies are both Den Mothers.

Dixon Telegraph 27 April 1949
Having sold my cafe "The Spot" to Mr. & Mrs. Russell Stevens, I wish to thank all my old friends and customers for their patronage and hope they will continue to dine at "The Spot" which will be serving breakfast, lunch and supper.

Dixon Telegraph 12 July 1949
Carolyn Muhleback about 8 years old, 1010 Sixth Avenue, darted in front of an automobile driven by Len Abell,39, 309 East Fifth St. Rock Falls, on Sixth St. just off College Ave. Monday afternoon and was struck by the auto. She was knocked down and sustained cement burns and bruise. She was taken to KSB Hospital but immediately released.

Dixon Telegraph 30 September 1949
Joseph Joyce 77 1/2 Galena Ave. and Jack Woodyatt 213 Willet RD1 were arrested and charged with drunken driving yesterday. Both were arrested on Peoria Ave. by officers Fred Sanford and Robert McCoy.

Dixon Telegraph 15 October 1949
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Riley, Verna Mae Morning and Mrs. Pearl Schoenholtz, Dixon, drove to Princeton Sunday to see Douglas Riley who had just returned from the hospital after and emergency appendectomy.

Dixon Telegraph 20 January 1950
Henry (Jack) Woodyatt has a couson on Dixon's police force, but it didn't do him any good Thursday night. Jack was arrested by officers John Woodyatt and Fred Sanford when Carl Newman 724 E. Third St. called police and said Woodyatt ran into his car. According to police, Woodyatt was found behind the wheel with the car in the middle of Everett Street in fron of Mac's Zephyr station. States attorney Morey C. Pires said today Woodyatt will be arraigned this afternoon on charges of drunken driving. Newman said Woodyatt ran into his car at Peoria Ave and First St

21 January 1950 - Henry Jack Woodyatt drew a six months Vandalia sentence when he was convicted of driving drunk in Judge Grover W. Gehant's court. Woodyatt was convicted of the same offence in December 1947. States Attorney recommended the farm sentence when he learned it was Woodyatts second conviction.

Sterling Gazette 6 February 1950
Mrs. George Campbell, wife of the Dixon commissioner of public accounts and finances, passed away Sunday at the Dixon hospital following a short illness. Funeral services will be held at the Dixon Episcopal church Tuesday. Mrs. Campbell was well known in Sterling. (from Margaret Mangers)

Dixon Telegraph 28 March 1950
Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Meents of Route 3 celebrated their silver wedding anniversary on the 17th day of March. An anniversary party honoring the Meents was planned was planned as a surprise on Sunday March 19, by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Reents, at their home, Route 1, Sterling. Friends were invited for a 12 o'clock potluck dinner.

Centering the dinner table was an all white anniversary cake topped by a silver ornament of Lillies of the Valley to which the numer 25 was attached. Preceding the dinner a corsage and boutoniere were presented the honorees by Henry J. and Walter Lohse.

During the afternoons social hour Mr. and Mrs. Meents were presented gifts of silver and crystal. They cut their anniversary cake for the guests who included: Their daughter Mary Ann; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lohse and sons Henry J and Walter; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Reents and daughter Judy Elizabeth of Sterling; and Donna Hoffman of Mt. Morris; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Krohn, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Bank of Chicago, and Mr. and Mrs. William Schible were unable to attend.

Dixon Telegraph 10 May 1950
Mrs. Rollie Ohmen and Mrs. Fred Hand were hostess' at a surprise dinner party recently at Juls Danish Farm honoring Marguritte Woodyatt who will become the bride of Richard Arndt in the near future.

Dixon Telegraph 11 May 1950
Donald McNamara 5 1/2, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward McNamara residing at 718 Jackson Avenue ran directly into the path of a car driven by Margueritte Woodyatt 27 of 611 Peoria Avenue in the 1100 block of Seventh st. Wednesday. He sustained a broken left leg and was cut and bruised about the head. An ambulance took him to KSB, patrolman William Killian investigaed the accident.

Dixon Telegraph - 25 November 1950
The Alvah Drew family of 1133 Long Avenue had as their Thanksgiving guests, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth L. Moyer and family of Freeport. The Moyers are former Dixon reidents.

Dixon Telegraph 02 February 1951
Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Meents, route 3, entertained with a Sunday dinner for Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lohse and son Walter, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry John Lohse of Mt. Morris.

Dixon Telegraph 06 February 1951
A 16 year old Lee county youth - peeved because a car was taken away from him - smashed the auto Monday with a tractor, Sheriff Charles Redebaugh said today. The boy is Lloyd Oellig, who was working on his uncle's farm near Woosung. State Atty. Morey C. Pires has charged Oellig with tampering with a motor vehicle. Redebaugh said the uncle, Charles Huyett, told Oellig he couldn't use a 1938 model Chevrolet. When Huyett returned to the farm from a shopping trip he found Oellig had seriously damaged it by ramming it with a tractor. Huyett signed the complaint. A hearing has been set for Saturday. Oellig meanwhile, is in county jail.

Dixon Telegraph 12 February 1951
Turning cars were involved in a minor accident Sunday (11 Feb. 1951). The autos were drive by Patrick Sharkey 25, of 907 W. Fourth St. and John Underhile, 66 of 1002 Hennepin.

Dixon Telegraph 19 February 1951
Lloyd Oellig 16, was charged with delinquency Saturday by States Atty Morey C Pires and placed in the custody of West Brooklyn farmer Ralph D. Montavon

Dixon Telegraph 28 February 1951
Lloyd Oellig 16, a former Dixonite, was sentenced to an indefinite term at the Illinois State Training School for Boys by Judge Gehant. He was charged as being "incorribigle". Oellig had been in the custody of Ralph Montavon, a West Brooklyn farmer, was arrested yesterday by Sherrif Redebaugh. Montavon said the youth wouldn't obey him.

Dixon Telegraph 09 March 1951
A three way crash between two autos and a city bus caused minor damage this morning. The crash occurred at 7:55 a.m.just south of First st. & Peoria ave. A car driven by Mrs. Harry Lally, Amboy, stopped for a stop sign on Peoria Ave. Another car driven by Edward Fane, 922 Woodlawn ave. stopped behind Mrs. Lally. A city bus driven by Gerald Noble, 1007 Grandview st. crashed into the rear of the Fane auto causing it to hit the Lally car.

Dixon Telegraph 14 March 1951
Ben Howard, 37, of 318 E. Second st., agreed to repay $57 Tuesday after he faced a forgery charge before Justice of the Peace John O. Shaulis, Sr. Howard was arrested by Sheriff Charles Redebaugh on a warrant signed by Jack Andrews and Michael Lazaris. State's Attorney Morey C. Pires charged Howard with forgery in connection with two bad checks.

Dixon Telegraph 26 March 1951
Lloyd Oellig 222 E. 6th St. today is short $160 following loss of his billfold in Dixon Saturday. Oellig reported Sunday that the billfold contained $110 in cash and a $50 check on an Ashton Bank. He said he believed he lost the billfold on 1st St.

Dixon Telegraph 24 April 1951
CHARLES DONALD HARMON - USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Goy, Rt. 1, Sublette, has been advanced to the rating of Airman. Harman is attached to the naval air technical training center, Memphis, Tenn., where he is undergoing a course of instruction in the aviation machinists mate school.

** Charles Donald Harman was actually the son of Mary Catherine & Hugh (Goy) Harmon. Mary died while giving birth to Charles, and it was decided that his uncle Harold would raise him. Charles Donald Harmon was raised by his grandparents, Clara and Charles Goy after their daughter Mary Catherine (Goy) Harmon passed away Jan. 14, 1933, 14 days after giving birth to Charles Donald Harmon. Harold Goy, the uncle was living and working in St. Louis, Missouri and returned to the farm with his wife Virginia when Clara Goy became ill before she died August 18, 1946. Charles Donald Harmon was by then 13 years old and started high school in Sept. 1946. Harold and Virginia Goy then stayed on the farm in Maytown. Charles Donald Harmon graduated from Amboy High School in 1950 and joined the Navy. (Contributed by Elsie Harmon)

Dixon Telegraph 01 May 1951 - Centennial Edition Contributed by Karen Swegle Holt
Alois Dogwiler has been a subscriber to The Telegraph for 56 years. He recently celebrated his 84th birthday. Dogwiler was born in Chaom, Switzerland and came to this country in 1892. He was a machinist at the Borden Milk Company for 41 years and operated his own machine shop for 4 years. He has 2 sons, 6 grandchildren adn 2 great-grandchildren.

William H. Van Epps was the tower of strength which supported the first fairs ever held in Lee county. Van Epps was a man of great wealth and boundless enthusiasm when it came to matters of agriculture or the welfare of Lee County. He was the first president of the first fair association and it was his energies that made the old fairs the tremendous successes that they were.

Dixon Telegraph 25 May 1951
Marriage license issued to Lewis Jackson Beggs of Rock Falls & Bessie L. Otten of Sterling

Charles William Adams, 621 North Dixon Ave, Dixon will be awarded a B.S. Degree by Arizona State College, Tempe AZ.,during graduating ceremonies of a class of 1,000 on May 22.

Dixon Telegraph 14 December 1951
Louis Andres, 727 Institute Blvd. was reported resting comfortably today at KSB Hospital where he was taken after apparently suffering a heart attack at his home. Dixon police were called at 8:10 p.m. and summoned a physician who order Andres to the hospital.

Dixon Evening Telegarph 24 January 1952
Wendell E. Richwine, 17, son of Mrs. Ethel Hambley, 303 First St. is now stationed at Ft. Sheridan following his enlistment Jan. 17. Richwine was employed at Cbucks Service Station prior to entering the service.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 21 February 1952
Pvt. Wendell E. Richwine 17, son of Mrs. Ethel Hambley West First street Dixon, is now stationed with the 20th training battalion at Hawaii where he is taking a 16 week basic training course. Pvt. Richwine enlisted in the army Jan 10.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 05 May 1952
A 22 month old child fell 15 feet this morning into a pile of glass and junk from the second story window of a downtown business office receiving a severe cut on his right arm and possible fractured bones. John Michael Woodyatt son of policeman and Mrs. John Woodyatt, 1512 W. Fourth St. had wandered away from the office where his mother was waiting to see her dentist at 110 1/2 First Ave. He had gone to the back of the building and to an open hallway window overlooking an alley. There he climbed onto the ledge and toppled into the 2 ft. space between the buildings and into the junk pile. His physician said that he was in shock when he was taken to KSB hospital about 10:30 a.m. and that x-rays must be taken before the full extent of the injuries would be known.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 08 July 1952
Pvt. Wendell E. Richwine, absent without leave from the United States Army, for the past two weeks is in the Lee County jail today waiting until military police arrive from Ft. Hood Texas. Richwine was arrested Monday at 7 p.m. by Dixon police by the request of the Army. He was picked up at the Deluxe Cafe. He had enlisted in the Army, completed his basic training and was stationed at Ft. Hood until two weeks ago.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 19 July 1952
A reported drowning at the north of the Galena avenue bridge yesterday turned out to be only the sleeping form of Jack Woodyatt, 812 E. Chamberlain St. The rising water had left Woodyatt as though he was almost floating away. Police awoke him and sent him home.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 24 July 1952
Henry Jack Woodyatt arrested yesterday on a vagrancy charge was sentenced to 6 months on the Vandalia work farm.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 31 March 1953
Miss Marilyn Lievan of Hollywood Calif. formerly of Dixon is visiting in the home of the Ronald Potters, 616 Palmyra ave. Miss Lievan is associated with American Airlines in Los Angeles.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 21 April 1953
Seven Dixon Grade school band students will compete in the state band contest May 15 in Bloomington by virtue of first place ratings received Saturday in the district grad school band contest in Sterling. They are Mary Anne Fries, oboist; John Hoffman, Clarinetist; David Knouse, Cornetist; Craig Wilson, Clarinetist, and an ensemble of David Krouse, Mary Jane WOlfe and Aaron Johnson, Cornetists. Fourteen students won second place ratings. They were; Philip Benson, Jon Fulfs, Kenny Kline, Dean Newman, Nancy Noble, Bob Sawyer, Guy Tiffany, Bonnie Tilton, George Walker and Jackie Woodyatt; ensembles of Kirby Holland and Donna Burch, trombonists, and Bonnie Kiatt and Becky Reeder, Saxophonists. The band won a second place rating. Seventy-four Dixon grade school musicians participated in the contest under direction of Theldon Myers.

Dixon Telegraph 30 June 1953
Jack McFarland, Murfreesboro, Tenn., whos great grandfather was one of the pioneers of Lee county made a brief visit in Dixon Monday morning while traveling through this area.

Melugins Grove, near Compton, was named for McFarlands great Grandfather Zachariah Melugin, its first settler. His great Grandfather was also a friend of "Father" John Dixon and served in the Black Hawk War.

McFarland, publisher of the Murfreesboro Daily News Journal, also recalled family records which show that his grandmother spent her honeymoon in the Nachusa House here about 1865.

Dixon Telegraph 02 July 1953
Henry (Jack) Woodyatt, Dixon was sentenced to 6 months at Vandala Work Farm for vagrancy. He had previously been sentenced in 1947 and 1950.

Dixon Telegraph - 23 July 1952
Physician Fined $100 By Judge Gehant
Dr. D. D. Martin, Propbetstown phyiscian who was arrested June 9, 1952 on a charge of driving while under the influence of liquor, paid a fine of $125 and costs in county court Wednesday before Judge Grover Gehant. Judge Gehant also revoked Martin's driver's license until Dec. 1, 1952, stating that he was being lenient on the length of revocation only because Martin was a physician. In another case of driving while under the influence of liquor, Alvah Drew, State hospital employe, was fined $100 and costs on his first offense. He was arrested at 10:45 p. m. Tuesday by Police Officer Bob Tuttle.

Dixon Telegraph 25 July 1953
Pvt. Wm. E. Underhile is in boot training in the Marine Corps at San Diego. He enlisted July 9, 1953. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Underhile 522 Peoria Ave. Dixon.

14 August 1952
Forrest (Buster) Eakman and Alvah Drew Jr., are leaving Friday night for a trip to Montana and other points of interest in that locality. They expect to return in two weeks.

Dixon Telegraph 09 Dec 1953
Auction December 16th - Mathias D. Levan - Farm, Livestock, Household Goods

Dixon Telegraph 29 January 1954
Mr. and Mrs. John Goy, Dixon, and Sheila Evans were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. P.J. Spohn (Ohio).

Dixon Telegraph 16 March 1954
Mrs. James Scanlon, Monte Bella Calif. is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kane, North Jefferson Avenue, Dixon. From Dixon, Mrs. Scanlon will visit her sisters in Aurora and Springfield. Mrs. Scanlon is the former Christine Plein, Dixon.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 15 April 1954
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Underhile 522 Peoria Ave. announce the engagement of their daughter Darlene to Marvin Younger, son of Mrs. Leroy Walker of Rock Falls and Clinton Younger, Stuttgart AR. (They were married April 29, 1954 at the First Baptist Church in Dixon, they lived at 807 W. Second St. Dixon).

Dixon Telegraph 7 June 1954
Girls Athletic Association Bowls, Plays and Hikes
Barbara Drew daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alvah Drew, 1133 Long av.
Her plans are to work at Public Service or a clothing store in Dixon.
17 September 1954
Miss Barbara Drew, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alvah Drew, 1133 Long Ave., has obtained a position with the USF and G Insurance office and will be there this winter







Dixon Evening Telegraph 15 June 1954
Wendell Richwine, Camp Kilmer NJ left Dixon Saturday after visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Brooks 1116 Hemlock after having had a 30 day leave.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 28 June 1954
A family picnic was held last Sunday at Lowell Park, those attending being; Mr. and Mrs. John Underhile, and Robert Underhile, Mr. and Mrs. John Curt, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Underhile and family, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Younger, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Beams - all of Dixon. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Underhile and family, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Gibson and daughter of Amboy.

Dixon Telegraph 02 July 1954
Mrs. Joseph Linko and infant son Joseph David, returned last week to their home in Joliet after spending 10 days at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. John Goy, 122 Van Buren Ave. Joseph David was a month old on Wednesday.

Dixon Telegraph 12 July 1954
Mr. and Mrs. John Goy, Sharon and Gene, 122 Van Buren Ave. recently enjoyed a picnic dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Blaine at Maytown.

Dixon Telegraph 20 August 1954
A Raynor Mfg. Co. employe was reported in good condition at KSB Hospital after being injured in an accident at the plant Thursday afternoon. The man is William Wadsworth, 26, of 1313 River St. who suffered chest cuts, a possible broken left hand and broken toes when a pile of steel coils reportedly j oggled loose from their underpinnings and fell on him.

Dixon Telegraph 30 September 1954
Word has been received in Dixon of a son born to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Minnahan, Los Angeles, Sept. 23. Both are former residents of Dixon. Mrs. Minnahan is the former Dorothy Lievan. This is their first child.

6 October 1954
The Alvah Drew family entertained 34 guests Sunday at a ham barbecue and bean hole dinner at "Belle Acres.'* the woodland site of their future home on Plum Hollow road. Guests were six other families who have been associated together in Cub Scout and Boy Scout work for many years. This is the fifth autumn that they have come together for an all-day picnic and outing when they bury the pots of beans in a pit filled with hot coals, cover them with earth and canvas and "forget" them until time to eat. A big ham was barbecued all day on a spit over a pit full of hickory coals. Other picnic foods completed the menu. The "Scouters" who enjoyed the affair were the Harrison Van Homes. Rock Falls: the Elroy Polzins. the Arthur Boyds and Bob Dir, all of Sterling; the Allen Boyds. Elwin Bellers and John Browns, all of Dixon. Another family belonging to this group, the Lew Kehrs, were unable to attend because of a scouting exposition in Effingham, where they now reside. Mr. Kehr is the former Sauk district Bov Scout field executive. A feature of the dinner was the presentation of a birthday cake by Mrs. Vivian Brown to Mr. Drew, who was celebrating his birthday anniversary on Sunday.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 17 January 1955
A 15 year old Dixon youth was fined $5 and costs for driving without a drivers license. The fine was assessed againt John Underhile 522 Peoria Ave, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Underhile.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 24 January 1955
Judge Grover Gehant today continued the arraignment of a Dixon man until January 31. Robert Seybert, 625 First St. was arrested Saturday on Hennepin Ave. He was trying to drive out of a parking stall near River and First Sts. and ran against an abutment on the sidewalk. Seybert faces a mandatory jail sentence if he pleads guilty or is convicted. He has twice pleaded guilty to the same charge. He was fined $100 and had his license suspended for one year in 1949 and was sentenced to 90 days in Vandalia State Prison Farm and had his license suspended for one year in 1951.

15 February 1955 - Seybert was given one year probation on the drunk driving charge and has to spend 90 days at the State Penal Farm in Vandalia, plus a $75 fine and costs.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 28 January 1955
Judge Grover Gehant continued the arraignment against John Underhile 15, 522 Peoria Ave and Leo Fredericks 17, 324 Central Pl. until Tuesday pending the report of the probation officer. The youths admitted taking a truck owned by Hans Nelson from the Lincoln Lanes bowling alley and returning it about an hour later. They drove the truck 1/2 way to Dixon when it ran out of gas. They refueled and then returned it to the parking lot. The driver of the truck James Boyd reported the theft of his grandfathers truck after one of the pinboys said that Underhile and Fredericks were bragging that they were going to take it. Underhile is free on bond while Fredericks is being confined to county jail.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 22 March 1955
Mrs. John Haefner and her daughter Lorraine Kennay, near Dixon, now are in Chicago where Miss Kennay entered Mercy Hospital Friday for a nerve operaton. She had a similar operation a year ago. Her present operation took place today. She is in Room 338 Mercy Hospital, 2537 Prairie Ave. Chicago 16, IL

Dixon Evening Telegraph 18 April 1955
Wendell Richwine 20, 35 Monroe Avenue, Dixon was fined $15 Sunday by Justice of the Peace Lawrence E. Boos for disorderly conduct. The youth was arrested about 11:55 a.m. Sunday by officer Ed Trotter on a warrant signed by a Deluxe Cafe Waitress Darlene Barnhart. Richwine was reportedly using "vulgar language" to the waitress.

Dixon Telegraph 21 April 1955
James E. Mekeel, 32, Rt. 2 Dixon was fined $5 late Wednesday by police magistrate Lawrence Boos for being drunk on a public highway. Mekeel was arrested near the Cook school on the Rock Island blacktop by Deputy Sheriff Robert Burrs. Burrs said that he found Mekeel staggering in the middle of the road. He added that a motor vehicle reportedly owned by Mekeel was found wrecked in a nearby ditch.

Dixon Telegraph 12 May 1955
Mrs. Ruth Lievan, Hollywood Calif. is visiting Mrs. Viola Crawford. Mrs. Lievan is the former Ruth Crawford, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. Wilbur Crawford. She is a sister-in-law of Mrs. Joseph Crawford Rt. 4. She spent the last 12 years California. She plans to fly back to her home on Sunday.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 18 May 1955
Wendell Richwine 20, 916 W. 2nd Street Dixon, was fined by $50 by Justice of the Peace Lawrence Boos. Was unable to pay the fine and was sent to the County jail. He was arrested Tuesday afternoon by Sgt. Burt Lorenzen and Ed Trotter on a warrant signed by Darlene Barnhart Dixon.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 22 June 1955
Sheriff John Stouffer said today that he expects a grand larceny charge to be filed this afternoon against a Sterling youth. Lloyd Oellig 20, for the alledged theft of a Dixon's mans outboard motor. Oellig who is in the custody of the Whiteside County authorities for at least two lesser charges reportedly admitted the theft to jail personel. The motor was stolen from a stand on the Wayne Herschberger residence, 1024 Myrtle Ave. Dixon and was recovered by Deputy Don Sachs in a Rock Falls second hand store. Although Oellig has denied any knowledge of the theft to Sachs, the proprietor of the store has identified Oellig as the person who sold him the motor on June 14, the day after the theft occurred. Stouffer added that the wrecker operator told him that he noticed Oelligs trousers were wet from the waist down- as if he had been wading in the river.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 04 August 1955
Lloyd Oellig, 20, today pleaded guilty to a larceny charge in circuit court and made application for probation.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 06 August 1955
Lloyd Oellig, 20, was granted a continuance until August 23.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 20 August 1955
Two Dixon youths, Leo Fredericks 19, and John Underhile, 16 are in county jail today for non payment of court fines assessed against them today. Police Magistrate Lawrence Boos fined Frederichs $15 for disorderly conduct and Underhile $10 for drunk and disorderly. The two were arrested at 12:30 today in the vicinity of the Deluxe Cafe by officers Ed Trotter and Wm. Boehme.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 24 August 1955
Judge Bracken told Lloyd Oellig of Sterling that he would give him "one more chance" and granted him probation for one year.

27 December 1955
The Alvah Drew family, 1222 Long Ave., were a complete family at Christmas for the first time in four years, since their eldest son, Bill, now is out of the Air Force after service in Germany. Guests of the Drews and Bill, Barbara and Alvah Jr., for Christmas Eve dinner were FOrrest Eakman and Joseph Blackburn Jr.

Dixon Telegraph 28 December 1955
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Billeb, 223 N. Lincoln Ave., entertained Mr. and Mrs. Alvah Drew and family on Christmas night.

31 December 1955
Mr. and Mrs. John I. Sheaffer entertained heer family for dinner on Christmas Day. Present were Mr. and Mrs. Roy Grobe and daughter, Lois; Mr. and Mrs. Alvah Drew and sons, William and Alvah Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Merle Drew and sons, Freddie and Gary.

Daily Gazette 3 August 2004 (From Larry Reynolds)
Julia V. Healy of Dixon will celebrate her 90th birthday on August 12, 2004, with a family gathering. She was born August 12, 1914 in Dixon. She has four children, 15 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren. Cards may be sent to Julia at 1403 Prescott Street, Dixon, IL 61021.

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Wylie George of Dixon, who had been spending his vacation in Northern Michigan, arrived here Monday afternoon to join his wife, Mrs. George, who is here visiting her mother, Mrs. Fisk. He brought with him several fine fish of his own catch, and among others the writer was presented with a fine black bass which was thoroughly enjoyed. Mr. and Mrs. George and daughter Gail left for their home in Dixon Tuesday.
--Submitted by Marilyn Widler

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