40 - Lest We Forget

100 Years Ago

Oct. 3, 1918


Ashton Township failed Saturday to raise their quota by $12,100 yet it is expected that the amount will be raised before the campaign closes. The Liberty Loan workers were much disappointed Saturday that so many people remained away from the polling place and had it not have been for a number of people taking large subscriptions of the picture would have looked much worse than it did.

Fifty-six children were weighed, measured and registered by the Child Welfare Committee last week at the home of Mrs. J. C. Griffith. A doctor and a nurse were in attendance each day and records were kept.

Clarence Henert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob E. Henert, had a narrow escape for his life one day last week. Clarence had taken his pony to drive a bull back into the pasture which had a broken fence. The bull finally turned on the pony and knocked him over and threw Clarence to the ground. The pony got up to give the bull a fight and this saved the little fellow from being gored by the bull.



75 Years Ago

Oct. 7, 1943


Ashton’s Girl Scouts are at it again. With a fine record of war service already established in successful scrap drives and bond drives., the Girls Scouts are planning another campaign, this time for rags, old iron, newspapers, wrapping paper and cartons.

A 200 acre state park on the east bank of Rock River, one and a half miles north of Oregon where Lorado Taft’s heroic statue of the Indian chief Blackhawk stands, was proposed this week in Chicago as a memorial to the late Frank O. Lowden, Illinois’ governor during the first World War.

Enthusiasm ran high among the seniors at Ashton High School Monday afternoon when they were called upon to face the “birdie.” The Blankenberg Studio received the contract and were on hand, seeking the cooperation of all members of the graduating class to make the pictures a great success.


50 Years Ago

Oct. 3, 1968


Army Private First Class Kurt Bergquist, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Milford Bergquist, Ashton, was assigned Sept. 9 to Company C, 2ndBatallion of the 35thInfantry Division’s 14thInfantry near Tay Ninh, Vietnam as an infantryman.

Gerald Salzman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Salzman, has recently been appointed to be the Interfraternity Council representative to All University Student Government.

Homecoming will be the A. H. S. theme this weekend when the Aces meet Byron on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Activities of the weekend include a bonfire and snake dance Friday evening at 7 p.m. and the homecoming dance Saturday night at 9 p.m.


25 Years Ago

Oct. 7, 1993


Bob and Lois Taber of Overseas Missions Society will be at Reynolds United Methodist Church on Sunday, Oct. 10. They will be sharing their Russian experiences during the 9 a.m. Sunday School hours. Bob will also bring the message during the 10 a.m. worship service.

The Franklin Center High School Student Council sponsored the video program “Positive I. D.,” a program using a contemporary music and video presentation to deliver the message that it is okay to be “individually different.”

Ron’s Food Market advertises Del Monte vegetables, 3 cans for $1, Best Yet white bread, 2 loaves for 89 cents and Fieldcrest 2 percent milk for $1.79 per gallon.


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