What Was Happening In Walnut, Iowa, In 1910


IN 1910



On Wednesday, February 23rd. at Harlan occurred the marriage of Mr. Hugo Karstens, of this place, to Miss Cora Cushing, of Corley.  They arrived in Walnut the same evening and were tendered a reception at the home of the groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Karstens.

The happy couple will reside on the Peter Jacobs farm northwest of Walnut, Mr. Karstens having leased the same for the coming season.  A host of friends extend congratulations and best wishes to them and trust they will find their matrimonial pathway strewn with many of the beauties and comforts of life.

Notice of Annual School Meeting

Notice is hereby given to the qualified electors of the Independent School District of Walnut, Iowa, in the County of Pottawattamie, State of Iowa, that the Annual Meeting of said District will be held at the Town Hall in Walnut on Monday, March 14th, 1910, at 12 o’clock M, and closing at 6 o’clock p.m.

A Director will be elected for a term of three years, to succeed T. H. Broughton and one Treasurer will be elected for a term of two years to succeed J. F. Ronna.

The meeting will be open for the transaction of such business as may legally come before it.    

C. R. SPANGLER, Secretary.

$25 Reward.

I will pay the above reward for information leading to the discovery and conviction of the party or parties that removed or stole my telephone at the stock yards.    I. T. Spangler


Roy Schuttloffel made a trip to Missouri last week.

R. Menefee is able to get around after being confined to the house for two weeks with a slight attack of pneumonia.

C. E. Brown was appointed assessor for Lincoln Township.  He made fast time, it taking him only about eight days to go over the township, although he had bad roads and bad weather.

F. H. Copley was a business visitor in Oceola, last week, where, it is reported, he bought a farm.

Probate Notices.  For Elizabeth Swingle and for Patrick Howard.

W.  S. Sankey was a business visitor in Atlantic, Tuesday, and made a short visit with his son, Bert and family. 

Wm. Staack of Herrick, Nebraska, returned home the first of the week, from a two weeks visit in Walnut and vicinity with relatives and old time friends.                                                       

Miss Lena Karstens returned to her work in Ord, Nebraska, Monday morning after a week’s visit in Walnut with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Karstens.

Amiel Troll returned home from a three weeks visit with relatives and friends in West Liberty, Iowa, the first of the week.  Mr. Troll has accepted a clerkship on the farm with August Paasch.

Mr. and Mrs. Jas Jensen, formerly of Walnut, now of Prairie Rose are the happy parents of a fine baby boy, (a young blacksmith).  Date of his birth is Wednesday, February 23, 1910.  The event is also the stork’s initial trip to the Jensen home.                                                                                         

Art Bunker has received the appointment for taking the 1910 census for Walnut and Layton township.  His work begins April 15th.

Art Young loaded his farm machinery, household-goods and etc, aboard the cars, Wednesday and departed for his new home near Highmore, South Dakota.

Otto Paasch, who has been assisting Beachler & Wallace in their general store the past few weeks, has accepted the position permanently.  Otto is a reliable young German, competent and courteous and will prove a successful addition to the clerks in this establishment.  

C. A. Rossmann moved from his farm south of town to Walnut the first of the week, and is now happily located in his property recently purchased from A. E. Kincaid. . . .

As I am going away, will sell my residence and team of mares.    Bluford Chambliss. 

J. E. Beckendorf returned home from Davenport, Wednesday morning, from a few days visit with relatives.

Born on Saturday, February 26th, 1910, to Mr. and Mrs. August Beyer, a fine baby boy of regulation weight.

Brindley’s Restaurant is headquarters for a good meal, or anything in the short-order line.  THE WHITE HOUSE.

John Lindeman and family moved to West Bend, Iowa, the first of the week, near which place they will make their home on a farm for the future.

Miss Amanda Nelson and Mr. Ben H. Lee, of near Harlan, were united in marriage in this city, Saturday afternoon, February 26th, 1910.

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Deen and children left for Atlantic, Saturday afternoon for an over Sunday visit with his brother, Sam, and family.

I will sell my household goods at the old laundry building in Walnut, next Saturday afternoon, March 5th, at public auction.  A. E. Kincaid.  (March 4, 1910)

Harry Lodge departed for Clarkville, Iowa, the first of the week, where he will locate and practice his profession, veterinary.

There are two severe cases of typhoid fever in Walnut.  Mrs. Bert Foote is quite ill with the fever, and Emil Mueller has been suffering with the disease for a couple of weeks.

Mrs. Jurgen Thiessen went to Neola Tuesday morning, for a visit with her children.

When our citizens came down town, Wednesday morning, the following placard was looking at them from a wire stretched across from the Citizens Bank to the Palace Café:–“THE ? IS WHO WILL GET THE POST-OFFICE.  Everyone reading the sign, promptly gave it up as a question unanswerable at the present time.

The City Council have entered into contract with the Walnut Milling Company whereby the latter is to furnish electric lights, for patrons of the light plant during the day time, same to be under the meter system now in use by the city.  The Milling Company have ordered the machinery and will have the system in running order within the next sixty days.  This is a long step in the right directions and will be a big improvement over the present conditions.

We understand the Great Rock Island have appropriated five thousand dollars for the building of a new depot building in Walnut.  If this rumor proves true it will be pleasing news to our people.  We have been convinced all along, that if the company did build they would do it right.  However, we will be sure of the building when the brick and mortar get together.  We will hope, at least, that the good work will begin in the early spring and be completed before the summer and fall drunks begin to get ripe.  (March 11, 1910)