EIGHTY YEARS AGO: Father Martin Hogan, the beloved pastor over at St. Benedict's Catholic Church, has been called to his Eternal Home. He died last Sunday afternoon from a heart attack. He was seen earlier in the day at the Luther-St. Olaf football game at Nustad Field. His death comes as a thunderbolt to his faithful parishioners and multitude of friends here. He had served the local parish for 17 years.
...A 30-year-old local man has killed his estranged wife, age 26, on a recent Saturday night. She was separated from him nearly two weeks ago, after charging that he had been cruel to her. She was engaged in washing dishes at the home where she was staying temporarily, when she was shot through the kitchen window. The man later took his own life. Two small children survive.
...A group of men has been digging potatoes at the County Home farm. Some 100 bushels of the potatoes will be parceled out from a potato bin, which has been constructed in the basement of the county jail.
...The Latin students of Mr. Oldridge at the local high school are studying poster advertising.
...The city of Decorah recently acquired some property in the south part of town from William McNamara and it will be used for a dumping grounds.
...Farms to rent are in great demand here, according to the examiner in charge of the closed Winneshiek County State Bank and its affiliated banks. Some farms have been rented out for next year at a cash rental of from $4 to $5 per acre for the highest-grade farms.
...Fred Carlson Company recently was awarded a big paving job close to home. The paving of nearly four miles on Highway 51 just south of Waukon to Postville, was let at the contract price of $90,000.
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