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Dixon Evening Telegraph 26 May 1944
Mrs. Alex Gehant was hostess to the members of the Lucky 13 Club at her home on Thursday afternoon Those fortunate in winning prizes in "500" were Mrs. Laura Nelles, Mrs. Elizabeth Swope, Mrs. Darlene Bauer, and Mrs. Helen Schummel. One guest, Mrs. Mary Knauer was also present.

Mr. and Mrs. A.B. McCrea of Aurora were weekend guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. August Bettner.

Mr. and Mrs. Lester Kessler spent Sunday at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. David Rhodes of Earlville.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold McCann spent the weekend at the Harry McCann home in Dixon.

Mrs. Edith Bieschke returned to her home after spending 10 days in Ottawa at the home of her daughter Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Ruhland.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter D. Gehant and a party of friends from Evanston spent Saturday and Sunday at the home of Mrs. Wm. Gehant.

Mrs. Louise Eaton, Mrs. Gertrude Ellsworth and Jack Erbes of Amboy visited friends here on Saturday afternoon.

Mrs. Helen Loan and daughter Anne of Dixon were weekend guests of her parents Mr. and Mrs. John Dinger.

Mrs. Jacob Henkel received flowers by cable for Mothers day from her son Cpl. Leo Henkel who is in Sardinia.

A birthday dinner was given at the Herschel Hoerner home on Sunday honoring Mr. Hoerner. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Glaser of Sublette, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Montavon, Vernon Vincent, and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hoerner.

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Carlson and son Phil of Rochelle were visitors at the George Halboth home Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Long Jr. of Rockford were weekend guests at the Wm. Long Sr. home.

Guy and Leon Hoffman, Marian Jeanblanc, Delmore Delnotal and Martha Zinke were among the class that graduated from the Lee Center High School on Friday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Dankas and friends of Milledgeville (Carroll Co) visited friends and relatives in Mendota and West Brooklyn on Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Dolan and guest Mrs Lilly Stout were Sunday visitors of Mr. and Mrs. John Weeks of LeMoille.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Henkel and daughter Dorris of Compton and son Donald were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Funfsinn near Prophetstown.

Guests at the Wm. Brucker home on Saturday evening were Mr. and Mrs B.T. Sibigtroth and daughter Sadie of Sublette, Mrs. Ed Schrader of Burlington Ia., and Mr. and Mrs. Max Burley & Family.

Mrs. Wm. Herbert and Mr. and Mrs. Theo Herbert Jr. of Mendota were visitors at the Herschel Hoerner home on Friday evening.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 08 June 1944
Corp. and Mrs. Cletus Henkel are the proud parents of an 8 3/4 pound baby daughter, Judith Ann born Wednesday May 31, at the Amboy hospital. Corp. Henkel is now serving somewhere in the southwest Pacific. His wife was formerly Betty Theiss, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Theiss of Sublette.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 29 June 1944
Mrs. Irvin Knauer and daughter Elaine, Mrs. Wellington Chaon, daughters Paula, Donna, Marjory & Beatrice spent Friday evening at Dixon.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 29 July 1944
Mrs. Laura Nelles entertained the members of the "Lucky 13" club at her home on Thursday afternoon. Prizes in "500" were awarded to Mrs. Sadie Augenbaugh 1st prize; Mrs. Kate Gehant 2nd prize; Mrs. Rose Bresson low; and Mrs. Georgia Knauer for the most set backs. The club will meet in 2 weeks with Mrs. Elizabeth Bresson.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 03 August 1944
Mrs. Mary Knauer, Mrs. F.F. Knauer, Mrs. Andrew Vincent and Mrs. E.E. Vincent all of West Brooklyn; Mrs. Artur Kessel of Maytown; Mrs. Margaret Hoefner and Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Chaon of Compton attended the funeral of the formers daughter Mrs. Arthur Anglemaier in Chicago on Wednseday afternoon.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 10 August 1944
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Jeanblanc of Springfield Ohio spent the week end at the Earl Mellott home.

Mrs. Georgia Knauer and daughter Elaine, and house guest Faith Meppen of Racine Minn., Joan Gehant and Doris Gunn enjoyed a picnic supper and swimming party at Lake Mendota Saturday evening.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 17 August 1944
Fred Koehler and daughter Zelda and Mrs. Georgia Knauer spent Saturday night and Sunday with relatives in Rockford. Mrs. Lolita Koehler who has been visiting there since Tuesday returned home with them on Sunday evening.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 24 August 1944
Mrs. Florian Walter visited last weekend at the home of Mrs. Georgia Knauer and Mr. and Mrs. August Bettner. Mrs. Knauer returned to Batavia with Mrs. Walter for a several days visit.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 20 October 1944
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Mellott was baptised at St. Mary's Catholic Church Sunday morning October 15th 1944 at 11 o'clock with Rev. Fr. James Lafferty officiating. The baby was given the name Agnes Cecelia. Sponser were Miss Esther Mellott and Clarence Jeanblanc.

Clarence Jeanblanc and Miss Lorene Wisner were dinner guests Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Mellott.

Mrs. Mattie Derr returned to Amboy Friday after spending several days with her daughter Mrs. Irvin Knauer.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 4 January 1945
Pfc. Robert Jeanblanc spent a short leave at the home of his father Albert Jeanblanc. Robert left to return to camp again on New Years Day.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 14 June 1945
Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Wertman of Chicago and Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Anderson & daughter of Aurora were visitors Sunday at the home of Mrs. Lula Long

Dixon Evening Telegraph 25 July 1945
Irvin "Lefty" Knauer remembered by many of the baseball fans around here for his sparkling play in the past, has returned home after being honorably discharged and is rumored to be taking over the West Brooklyn ball club... as he is a good friend of most of the Dixon team, and is admired and respected by them it is hoped that he can make a ball team out of the West Brooklyn crew. If he does Speed Saunders has been heard to say he would be to hold a game with "Lefty".

Dixon Evening Telegraph 07 September 1945
Irvin Knauer is employed at the Conoco Station in Mendota.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 15 May 1947
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Chaon entertained relatives at a dinner Sunday in honor of their daughter Donna Mae. The guests were Mr. and Mrs. George Dinges, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Chaon, Mr. and Mrs. Ermin Dinges and son Russell, Mrs. Catherine Dinges and Mrs. Margaret Theiss of Sublette. Sunday evening visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bauer and Mrs. Mary Knauer of Compton and Mr. and Mrs. George Jones and family.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 03 April 1947
Weekend guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rex were Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Adrian, J.B. Clark and Miss Selene Hansen all of Chicago. Henry Lipps of Hampshire was a dinner guest on Sunday.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 21 January 1948
The West Brooklyn fire truck was called out on Saturday at 9:15 to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Christance north of town for a roof fire, there was some damage but the promtness of the fire company, the blaze was soon under control.

Mr. and Mrs. William Gehant entertained at 6:30 supper Sunday evening were Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gehant, Andrew Gehant, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Gehant and Miss Shirley Jones.

Mr. and Mrs. George Untz and Mrs. Ivan Jeanblanc motored to Peoria on Monday and took Robert Untz there where he is going to school.

Date Unknown
The West Brooklyn Catholic church, which was built a few years ago, was burned to the ground Friday afternoon. The building cost about $22,000 and was insured for $7,000. The fire is supposed to have started from an incubator which was in use in the basement. Several nearby buildings were saved by hard work. It is thought the building will not be rebuilt. [June 1908 written on article]

Dixon Evening Telegraph 15 June 1954
Mr. and Mrs. John Haefner and their daughter Lorraine J. Kennay entertained Pfc. Robert E. Clayton at dinner Wednesday evening.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 11 December 1954
Mr. and Mrs. John Haefner of West Brooklyn, announce the engagement of her daughter, Lorraine J. Kennay, to Robert E. Clayton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Clayton of Amboy. Lorraine is a senior at Lee Center high school and after graduation plans to do bookeeping and accounting work. Bob attended Amboy high school and for the past two years has been serving with the US Army. He recently received his discharge. The engagement was announced at a birthday party honoring Lorraine Wednesday evening Dec. 8 at her parents home. Those attending the party were Mr. and Mrs. Earl Clayton, Mrs. Betty Lilves and Cathy and Linda, Miss Betty Breeson, Mrs. Ada Wolff, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Scaggs, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wolff, Mr. and Mrs. John Haefner and Mary Jane and Scotty, Robert Clayton and the Honoree.

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