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Posted September 02, 2015 in Adel, Community Featured

100 Years Ago: Local Happenings: Mrs. Josiah Ludington was spending the latter part of the week here with Mrs. Elmer Knop: week; Miss. Blean Conant is the owner of a new piano received last week.   Mrs. Beane Finley’s father, W. H. Comstock of Lecher, S. D. left for his home Monday after a visit here.

Advertisement: H. V. Rickerson – The Clothier – Adel, Iowa; Your Clothes Critics and men who insist upon “making an appearance” don’t be satisfied with anything less than a hand tailored suit at the finest quality from $18 to $25.

75 Years Ago: Nile Kinnick Thrills 85,000 football Fans – Millions of others over the Nation See Game by Radio Report: Nile Kinnick who learned to play the game of football while a member of the Adel school team, who last year was acclaimed the halfback in college football and who received more honors and trophies than any other player, came back into the spotlight Thursday night as a member of the College All-Stars. The game was played on Soldier’s Field in Chicago before a crowd of 84,567 people with millions of others listening to a nation wide radio hook-up. The All-Stars scored 28 points to the Green Bay Packers’ 45 points. Kinnick was responsible in no small way for most of the points scored by the All-Stars.

Advertisement: Harry’s Cash and Carry: Box of bacon ends – 49 cents; Pork Roasts – 14 ½ cents lb.; Pork Chops – 19 cents lb.; Lard – 7 cents lb.; Sunkist Oranges doz. – 29 cents; Sweet Potatoes – 4 lbs. – 25 cents; Wheaties – 2 pkg. – 19 cents.

50 Years Ago: Charles Kreager, son of Mr. & Mrs. Ross Kreager of Adel, received a scholarship. He is enrolled in the Animal Science Curriculum. Kreager is a 1965 graduate of Adel Community High School, a member of the National Honor Society and the Letterman’s Club. He received $800 from Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben and $250 sponsored by the Farmers Grain Dealers Association.

Advertisement: United Food Market: Miracle Whip – Qt. jar – 39 cents; Campbell’s Tomato Soup – 9 cents can; All vegetable margarine – 1 lb. 10 cents; Humpty Dumpty Alaska Salmon – tall can – 39 cents; Spam – 12 oz. can – 43 cents; 100 extra Green Stamps free with capon and $5.00 in groceries.

25 Years Ago: (Caption) Hood Takes Reins As Athletic Director – For the first time in nearly 12 years, Kelley Hood won’t be pulling on a pair of sweat socks and a t-shirt after classes are dismissed for the afternoon. Hood, Adel, De Soto’s new Activities Coordinator will instead be concentrating on his new responsibilities such as helping the high school’s extra-curricular athletics and fine arts programs run smoothly.

Advertisement: Mitchell Motor Co. – N.E. corner of the square – Winning Cars and Trucks during the official Ford Clearance. Ford Tempo now get $1,000 cash back; Ford Taurus – also get $1,000 cash back.

Some Interesting Facts About Adel: History of Museum cont’d. : After the Society deeded the museum to the City of Adel, the city raised money along with a $7,000 grant given by the State Historical Society for a new roof and a heating, cooling and ventilation system. Main Street Chamber offices were located in the back of the building. More renovations were made as contributions came in

Museum Moments: Lots of visitors toured the museum during the Sweet Corn Festival. Home- made ice cream was served again. Ed Morrow displayed his extensive collection of antique button hooks and shoe horns. He is a wealth of information about these items. Thanks, Ed!.

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