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Today in Whitehall-area History

June 2, 1973

            High winds leveled a barn on the Roger Semb farm near Pigeon Falls Saturday evening.

June 2, 1958

            l.loyd Hanson, 24, of Vosse Coulee, lost two toes and a part of a third Monday when he fell while cutting the lawn with a power mower. He was brought to Community Hospital here for treatment.

June 2, 1947

            Mrs. Roy Matson on Monday began working as deputy to her husband, County Clerk Roy Matson, succeeding Miss Gladys Sanrope, who has resigned to be married. Mrs. Matson has experience in the office, having served as acting clerk while her husband was in the Navy during World War II.

June 2, 1932

            The poppy sale held this year was very successful. Mrs. Palmer Hagen, poppy chairman, reports the sum of $81.25 as taken in.

June 2, 1920

            The building and stock of the Huleatt Mercantile Co. was sold yesterday through the Whitehall Land Co. to Isaac Nelson. Mr. Nelson’s wide acquaintance and characteristics as a man of intergrity and good nature assure him a continuation of the patronage of the old firm, and then some.

June 2, 1908

            Mrs. J.M. Ingalls and daughter Verne were Winona visitors Tuesday.

June 2, 1892

            Through the efforts of Principal Maloney, the graded school has been provided with a large flag, which proudly floats over the building, inspiring the younger generations with patriotism.

June 2, 1880

            Parties who make a practice of driving over the sidewalk at places where there is no crossing, would do well to bear in mind that such conduct is not in accordance with the city ordinance, and that the fine will be imposed if this is continued. What do they suppose crossings were made for?

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