War in Mexico has an effect on Iowans at home, skunk farming proves profitable, fire in Waterloo, a dead horse, university salaries, melon farming, button factories and the news from around Tama County are covered this week.
War is declared with Mexico, the State Hospital for the Insane is profiled as well as the Tuberculosis Sanitorium in Toledo, four men are executed for a murder in New York, Waterloo is headed to the Panama Exposition and a dispute is brewing over the new Geneseo School.
Police are looking for a body in a trunk shipped to Iowa from Montana, residents seek relief from pain in the mineral springs of Colfax, wolves are being shot just outside of town and much more.
Coal mining accident in Iowa, for the love of cars, baseball continues to grow and a big church conference are in the news this week.
This week we explore Iowan’s commitment to bettering themselves and their towns and much more.