Iowa News from across the
- 1938 -
February 3, 1938
Lansing, Iowa News
--The Fred Wittman sale Monday totaled $2,500. The farm will be tenanted this year by John McKee.
--At the annual meeting of the Calhoun Co-operative creamery's stockholders, William Thompson was elected to succeed himself for a term of three years, and Ole Orness to succeed Andrew Laughlin. Other members of the board are Harry Lenz, Joe Weipert and O.E. Buntrock. Milton Wilde and Willard Marti were hired as buttermakers, the latter to do the secretarial work. The reports showed a total of $177,367.30 of business transacted during the past year. A total of 533,798 pounds of butter were made. The creamery was organized in 1896 and re-built in 1925. It is located at Church.
--At a congregational meeting of the Federated church, Alfred Magnusson and Dr. A.R. Fredrickson were re-elected trustees for three years, and Albert Kehr as treasurer.
--Relatives at Lansing received word of the death of Miss Louise Beckmeier at Los Angeles. Miss Beckmeier was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. August Beckmeier, and was born at Lansing May 4, 1863. She moved to California in 1918 (or 1913), where she held the position of department manager in one of the big stores. She was a charter member of the local EWA study club. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Frank Rice of Los Angeles, two brothers, Tade of Alma, Wis., and Louis of Freeport, Ill. Burial was in Los Angeles.
--Mrs. Otto Koch went to La Crosse Tuesday to be present at the ceremonies when her daughter Geraldine received her white uniform from one of the nurses training schools of the city. Miss Lucille Weipert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Weipert, also is in the same class.
--In the Vocational Homemaking department of the city schools Magdalene Thompson of the freshman class and Leonette Mullarkey of the senior class received honors for the work they completed in sewing, which is special work done outside of school. Both will represent the Lansing school at the Vocational Homemaking conference at Iowa State college during the summer. The projects were judged by Mmes. T.M. Rickansrud, A.R. Fredrickson, Fred Schafer, George Aschom and Len Barthell. Miss Alice Lynum is teacher of this branch of work.
[transcribed by S.F., January 2011]
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