News from the state including Walcott, Amana, Cedar Rapids, Williamsburg, Munterville, Burlington, Ottumwa, Fort Madison, Burlington, Black Hawk County, Fort Madison, and Ames.
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.
I’m starting a one year project to bring to life stories of Dysart Iowa’s first 150 years and here’s the reason why.