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June 3, 2009
Traer Star-Clipper

50 Years

June 5, 1909

Lyle D. Bitcon, 25, a member of the Traer High School faculty for the past four years, has purchased the D. H. Hyland Insurance Agency in Traer from Mrs. Lula Hyland. The transaction was effective Monday, June 1.

Russell Greiner, son of the Paul Greiners of the Dinsdale community in Grant and Anita Blackburn, daughter of the Sam Blackburns of Grundy Center were wed at 10:30 a.m., May 27 at Scared Heart Catholic Church in Grundy Center.

Mr. and Mrs. William Neidick Jr. of Traer announced the engagement of their daughter, Ellen, to Roy Kern, son of Mr. & Mrs. Lowell Kern of Traer.

Continuing to expand the facilities of its Traer plant, Funk Bros. Seed Company is starting this week a $40,000 imporvement to it's office and bagging department here. Contract for the construction went to the Gethmann Construction Company of Gladbrook.

Just five more days to buy the Star-Clipper at old bargain rates. Single copies of the Star-Clipper, starting next week, will cost 12 cents each at our office, or 15 cents each by mail.

Mr. & Mrs. Warren Breakenridge of the Dinsdale Community announce the engagement of his daughter, Judith Ann, to Ronald Neal Karr, son of Mr. & Mrs Darrell Karr of Traer.

Mrs. Vince Kuzela, 69, registered nurse and wife of the veteran meat market operator in Clutier, died about midnight Wednesday in Mercy Hospital, Cedar Rapids, a victim of cancer.

Mr. & Mrs. Lester Untiedt of Traer were at Kansas City, Mo., Sunday to witness the graduation of Evonne Untiedt from National College for Christian Workers at the close of a four-year course.

June 4, 1909

100 years ago

Walter Nicholas glided out of town last week and glided in again this week bringing a bride. He was married on Tuesday to Miss Mary Louise Thomas of Prairie City, Iowa.

It now costs fifteen cents to get a shave in Traer, our barbers having raised the price June 1.

Geneseo: Born to Mr. & Mrs. Henry Peters, a girl.

Buckingham: there is not diphtheria in these parts now and the quarantine has been removed from the Ewing home for sometime.

Clutier: Mrs. Frank Caslavka is on the sick list.

Clutier: The street lights for the town of clutier were ordered this week. There will be three lights on Main Street, on an iron post twelve feet high, each lamp giving 1,500 candle power, lighted by gasoline.

The Clutier public schools were hold their commencement excersis June 4 in the hall.

Misses Mae, Anna and Mabel fleming, late of Buckingham, now of Ames, leave this week for the state of Washington to spend the summer with their two brothers. The young men are doing will in the west.

Geneseo: Will Burns, John Griffen and Charles Life will each soon appear in new automobiles.

The farmers will be obliged to work the roads themselves this year, the trustess being unable to get an overseer.

Dinsdale: W.L. Ready is suffering from a paralylic stroke. His son, Albert, from Hartington, Neb., and daughter, Harriet, from Popejoy, Iowa are with him.



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