H. A. Swartzendruber and Son purchased the trucking business from I. J. Kelley & Son this week. They will continue to do custom hauling as well as transporting livestock to packing houses.
The junior-senior banquet was held Thursday evening at the Jefferson Hotel in Iowa City. Seniors present were: Leona Brenneman, Joe Chody, Beulah Dickel, Junior Ehrenfelt, Alfred Dean Grady, Burdette Hershberger, Kenneth Hershberger, Jane Kallaus, Mary Katherine Kallaus, Ilene Kennard, Ruth Ann Leibig, Bette Madden, Jean Miller, Leo Miller, Warren Schaeffer, Clair Schenk, Jerome Schnoebelen, Robert Scott, Richard Shalla, Maurice Strabala and Marie Stumpf.
Mrs. Lloyd Stragner has been elected as the new relief operator by the Kalona Switchboard Company.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schuck received a message from the war department stating that their son, Pfc. Harold D. Shuck, was reported missing in action, as of April 20, in the African area. It is presumed that he was aboard the troop ship whose sinking in the Mediterranean was reported recently. The officers and men lost on that ship were numbered 498.
The senior class of Wellman High School is presenting a play. Cast includes: Howard Durian, Betty Bell, Carolyn Scalf, Hazel Glider, Eleanor Swartzendruber, Roy Taylor, Harriet Huffman, Darold Netser, and Alyne Freel.
Sgt. Donald Ruegsegger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guido Ruegsegger is having a 15-day furlough at the parental home. He is in the Army Air Forces and is one of the ground crew at the air base at Great Bend, Kan.
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Blumenstein, who were seriously injured in the automobile accident in which Wm. Singleman was killed, are now at home. Mrs. Blumenstein is still confined to her bed. Mr. Blumenstein, whose knee was seriously injured, is able to get about on crutches.
Hila Sue Foster, who was 6 years old on April 26, was honored at a party in the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Foster. Guests were Hila Sue’s teacher, Miss Margaret Henn, Dolores Redlinger, Joan Greiner, Virginia Watson, Angeline Whetstine, Frieda Rathmel and Aileen and Arleen White. Games were played and gifts unwrapped and lunch was served. Two birthday cakes had been baked, one by Mrs. Greiner and one by Mrs. Durian. The refreshments were pressed chicken sandwiches, potato chips and olives, ice cream, cake and candy bars.
The community was shocked Monday morning when word was received by Mr. and Mrs. William Owen that their son, Sgt. Lawrence L. Owen, 27, had been killed inaction in Italy on April 6.
The graduation class this year are as follows: Jim Buline Jr., Marion B. Eden, Leroy A. Forbes, Rose Mary Hotz, Dorothy Marie Jehle, John W. Larew Jr., Doris Eileen Mitchell, Clifford G. Murdock, E. William Musser, George Nicholson Jr., Ava Marie Nielson, Albert T. Petsel Jr., Margaret Lou Stock, Orville E Walker, Carolyn M. Werbach, and Jean Laura Westfall.
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