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Iowa's Newsworthy Past

Iowa's Newsworthy Past No bells or whistles, just a read through select columns in historical Iowa newspapers on this day i The items read aloud from digitized newspapers have been acquired freely, thanks to the countless dedicated community preservationists all across the state of Iowa.

By and large, the digitized newspaper projects have been identified via the University of Northern Iowa Rod Library's thorough Iowa Historical Newspaper index. https://guides.lib.uni.edu/iowa-historical-newspapers


Music:
Brendan Lee Spengler

Operating as usual

🍷 ok ok, I know it’s early, but there’s a story in today’s episode about grape growing outside of Manchester, IA that re...
09/15/2021

🍷 ok ok, I know it’s early, but there’s a story in today’s episode about grape growing outside of Manchester, IA that really excites me. 🍇

Today’s episode of Iowa’s Newsworthy Past contains items from the Manchester Press (Manchester, IA) on September 15, 1871. “A fine vineyard” is located on page 3 out of 4 in that issue. In the episode, it is the 2nd story read.

Source: Community History Archives of Manchester
http://manchesteria.advantage-preservation.com/

Here is the first paragraph of that story. Transcription below!

“A fine vineyard

A few days since we visited the vineyard of Mr J E. Smith, at Coffin’s Grove, about four miles west of Manchester. Never having heard of his place before, never having seen any of his grapes in market, we were considerably surprised when we arrived there, at the very fine display of fruit he made. We much doubt the ability of any State to show a finer lot of grapes, taking into consideration the age and number of the vines.”

Today’s episode of Iowa’s Newsworthy Past comes to us from The Wyoming Journal (Wyoming, Iowa) on September 8, 1927. Not...
09/08/2021
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Today’s episode of Iowa’s Newsworthy Past comes to us from The Wyoming Journal (Wyoming, Iowa) on September 8, 1927. Not too far from my hometown of Cascade, Iowa. On the last page (8/8) in that issue is this rather timely illustration 😅. Hope everyone is getting back into the swing of things after that beautiful 3-day weekend!

Source: Digital Archives of Jones County

Made accessible by the Jones County Genealogical Society on the Community History Archive online search platform Advantage Archives.

http://jonescounty.advantage-preservation.com/

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The next 5 days will bring forth 5 new episodes from Iowa’s Newsworthy Past. Episodes drop at 7 am on the dates listed b...
08/28/2021

The next 5 days will bring forth 5 new episodes from Iowa’s Newsworthy Past. Episodes drop at 7 am on the dates listed below. Thanks for tuning in!

08/24/2021

Hello hello! Good morning, listeners. I just wanted to pop in and say that there are a couple new episodes out from Iowa’s Newsworthy Past.

Greetings! I’m here to announce that this podcast will absolutely be taking a  summer break. Honestly, it’s too nice out...
06/03/2021

Greetings! I’m here to announce that this podcast will absolutely be taking a summer break. Honestly, it’s too nice outside to hole up in my basement for this. 🌞

Oh and also because I will need to use the computer I record on for my remote summer job. 🤓

And I’m getting married in October. 🤗

No promises but there may be a couple surprise episodes that I’ll be sure to let you all know of! 😎

Of course, you’re always welcome to re-listen or check out anything you may have missed. It’ll all still be out there on Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts. 🥳

Thanks everyone for lending me your ears these past six months !!! ❤️❤️❤️ Like, wow.

Enjoy the last episode tomorrow for a while (or not lol)...😏

AND HAVE A RIP ROARING SUMMER! 🏖🩱🚴

This photograph was taken in 1947 of Grandma and Grandpa Noonan on their wedding day. 💗

05/12/2021
🌪 BRAIN TWISTER 🌪 From the March 31, 1887 issue of the Anamosa Eureka (Anamosa, IA). Today’s episode is from this very i...
03/31/2021

🌪 BRAIN TWISTER 🌪

From the March 31, 1887 issue of the Anamosa Eureka (Anamosa, IA). Today’s episode is from this very issue...I didn’t read this one for the episode and have instead I have saved it all for you!

Figure out this brain scramble and put it in the comments below 👇🏻

(no prizes here, just glory 😉👏🏻)

From the Cascade Pioneer (Cascade, IA) in the 3/19/1908 issue. Source: Jones County Digitized Newspapers jonescounty.adv...
03/19/2021

From the Cascade Pioneer (Cascade, IA) in the 3/19/1908 issue.

Source: Jones County Digitized Newspapers jonescounty.advantage-preservation.com

Text:

“Pioneer Portrait Contest.

The Cascade Pioneer will publish twenty-four portraits of prominent persons, two each week, and will give the FIRST subscriber who guesses the correct list
$10.00 IN GOLD,
and the subscriber who FIRST names the largest number correctly will receive
$5.00 IN GOLD
The only condition of this contest is that those who compete must be subscribers or members of the family of subscribers. If you are not a subscriber sent $1.00, if you live in the county, or $1.15 if you live outside, and you will be competent to enter the contest.

No. 17 No. 18
Send this Coupon with your guess:
PIONEER PORTRAIT CONTEST.
NO. 17 IS ...............
NO. 18 IS ...............

Contestants will have until the 14th day of April, 1898,—six days after the lash issue of the Pioneer containing the final portraits—to complete their lists. The FIRST CORRECT LIST received at this office wins the $10, and the FIRST LIST received containing the LARGEST NUMBER wins the $5.00.”

03/17/2021
“The roads were evidently muddy”

Good afternoon everybody! Happy St. Patty’s Day. Many Irish immigrants settled in Iowa long ago...including my ancestors ✨☘️

The first episode back (after a few week break) is outta my hometown of Cascade, Iowa in the Cascade Pioneer on this date in 1927.

The first item in today’s episode is titled “The roads were evidently muddy” ~ here is that clip and the actual story. I will link the episode in the following comment. If you’re from Cascade, perhaps you recognize the two guys in the story!

Source: Jones County Digitized Newspapers http://jonescounty.advantage-preservation.com/

Found on page 1.

I got a kick out of this story and hope you do too!

Taking a break 😎
02/20/2021

Taking a break 😎

Today's episode includes items from theTingley Vindicator (Tingley, IA) on February 19, 1942. This image is taken from p...
02/19/2021

Today's episode includes items from the
Tingley Vindicator (Tingley, IA) on February 19, 1942. This image is taken from page 1 of 8 in that issue.

Title: Correction
Source: Digital Archives of the Tingley Vindicator
https://tingley.advantage-preservation.com/

Transcription:
"Correction
In last week's paper a number 8 got into the place where a 6 should have been—thus stating Mrs. J. E. Overholtzer had observed her 78th birthday. It was her 76th birthday. We also omitted the names of Mr. and Mrs. Lou Weeda and family as guests at her birthday dinner.”

Today's episode includes items from the Charles CityIntelligencer (Charles City, IA) on February 16, 1865.This image is ...
02/16/2021

Today's episode includes items from the Charles City
Intelligencer (Charles City, IA) on February 16, 1865.
This image is taken from page 2 of 4 in that issue.

Description: Miscellaneous town news item
Source: Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84038074/

Transcription:

"A commercial traveller, who lately visited this town,
left at the hotel an article of wardrobe, and wrote
to the chambermaid to forward it to him. He received
the following reply:
'I hope, dear sir, you'll not feel hurt,
I'll frankly tell you all about it;
I've made a shift of your old shirt,
And you must make a shift without it.'"

😆

Today's episode comes to us from the Sutherland Courier (Sutherland, Iowa) on February 15, 1917. This image is from page...
02/15/2021

Today's episode comes to us from the Sutherland Courier (Sutherland, Iowa) on February 15, 1917. This image is from page 2 of 8 in that issue.

Description: cartoon

Source: Digital Archives of the General N. B. Baker Library http://sutherland.advantage-preservation.com

02/13/2021

Good morning! Thanks for following my podcast. Let's talk music...

First some brief background on the beginnings.

I started this podcast a couple months ago, bumming around after work one day and having a little fun creating the first episode and thinking not much of it other than how fun it was to make. After an energizing conversation I had with my fiance while listening to it together over making dinner, I decided I would make another the next day, see how that felt. It felt very good, so I kept going.

In the beginning I was using the easiest music it was for me to obtain, choosing from the many built in background sounds from Anchor (a super easy podcasting application).

Long story short, I wanted to see if I could use background music that was made by artists and friends I know and enjoy listening to. So, about a month ago (I believe the first episode released the Friday after the insurrection) I was given permission from Blake Shaw Music (Iowa City) and Brendan Spengler (Memphis, TN) to attach their sounds to my episodes. I'm so grateful that they did!

Today I realized these two fine fellows have the same initials 😛! Blake and Brendan are both super talented and passionate about the art they create and in the following comments I will be linking their music pages.

Thanks for listening to Iowa's Newsworthy Past!

~Cristin

Today's episode includes stories from the February 13, 1919 issue of The Peterson Patriot (Peterson, IA). This image can...
02/13/2021

Today's episode includes stories from the February 13, 1919 issue of The Peterson Patriot (Peterson, IA). This image can be found on page 2 of 8 of that issue.

Description: advertisement

Source: Kirchner French Memorial Library http://peterson.advantage-preservation.com/

Transcription:

"Edison Phonograph Records

The factory is doing better in the matter of records and during the past week we have received some fine numbers, some of which we list below.

In the Clock Shop, a descriptive fantasia—Soder's Band.
Nightengale and Frog—a piccolo and bassoon piece.
Cleopatra Polka, cornet solo Bohumir Kryl.
Egyptia, characteristic intermezzo by Peerless Orchestra.
General Pershing March—Imperial Marimba Band.
Prettiest Little Song of All—Burckhardt with bells.
American Aviation March, Creatore and His Band.
Sons of Uncle Sam, Creatore and His Band.
Dixie Medley and Infanta March, the great old time favorites by Epps and his banjo.
Glen Ellison in Favorite Scotch Songs.
Ada Joes and Billy Murray sing "I'll Take You Back to Italy."
The Glow-Worm—Imperial Marimba Band:

Ask to hear these. Every one is a splendid number and should be in your home.

Runge Drug Co."

Today's episode comes to us from the Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa) on February 11, 1954. This image is from page 4 of...
02/11/2021

Today's episode comes to us from the Villisca Review (Villisca, Iowa) on February 11, 1954. This image is from page 4 of 10 in that issue.

Description: advertisement

Source: Villisca Public Library ( http://villisca.advantage-preservation.com/ )

Text:
"Too late to turn back--
When you see troubles piling up straight ahead,
you've lost your chance to play safe. And fire,
explosion, theft or other disaster can hurt you plenty.

Now...before trouble strikes your home and
your savings slide away in a trail of debt, see us for
strong insurance.

McGee Ins. Agency
Phone 3333
418 S. Third St.
Villisca, Ia.
Bonds
H. F. ‘Pat’ McGee
Insurance"

Spotify link for today’s episode 😀 Or search “Iowa’s Newsworthy Past” on Apple Podcasts!
02/10/2021
February 10 Iowa's Newsworthy Past | Nature snap shots: Extinct and vanishing animals - Iowa's Newsworthy Past

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Or search “Iowa’s Newsworthy Past” on Apple Podcasts!

February 10 on Iowa's Newsworthy Past unravels as follows. Knoxville Journal 2/10/1905-- W. A. Gamble fell dead; A free concert; Suit against Amana Colony; Nature snap shots: Extinct and vanishing animals; Short news items. Music: Blake Shaw- "Kickin' out" Brendan Lee Spengler- "The Storyteller" and...

📰 Good morning! Dentist appointment, anyone? 😆 Today's episode is from the Knoxville Journal (Knoxville, IA) on February...
02/10/2021

📰 Good morning! Dentist appointment, anyone? 😆

Today's episode is from the Knoxville Journal (Knoxville, IA) on February 10, 1905. This image can be found on page 3 of 8 in that issue.

Description: dentist advertisement

Source: Marion County Community History Archive (https://marioncounty.advantage-preservation.com/)

Text:

"Painless dentistry

Dr. Oberman
The Des Moines specialist
In painless extraction of teeth
Will be in
Knoxville
At
Commercial Hotel
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 1905

If you have bad teeth this is your
best opportunity to have them
removed painlessly. Dr Oberman
has a state wide reputation as
a painless dentist. Thous-
of his patients testify to
the fact.

'E. J. N. Stevens, a retired boot and
shoe merchant, who was in
business at Dexter for eighteen years
says:
I could not believe it possible to
extract teeth painlessly until I had Dr.
Oberman take out all my upper teeth.
There was not the least bit of pain
connected with the operation and I
am now wearing a set of teeth which
are satisfactory in every respect. The
doctor did some crown work for my
wife, which she is perfectly pleased
with, and we will surely let Dr. Oberman
do our dental work in the future.'
E. J. N. Stephens, Adel, Iowa.

Home office:
303-304-304 Citizen's Nat'l Bank Bldg
Sixth and Walnut Sts.
Des Moines, Iowa.

Don't forget the date.

Wednesday, Feb. 8, '05"

Today's episode is from Garner, Iowa in the Hancock Signal newspaper on February 9, 1881. This image is from the issue o...
02/09/2021

Today's episode is from Garner, Iowa in the Hancock Signal newspaper on February 9, 1881. This image is from the issue on page 3 of 4.

Text:

"Farmers coming to town with wheat or other produce will find it to their advantage to buy their dry goods, groceries, notions, clothing, fruit, salt, etc., etc., of A. B. Elliott, Garner. Hancock co., Iowa. All goods bought for cash and for sale cheap.”

Description: A. B. Elliott advertisement.

Source: Garner Public Library

02/08/2021

Hey everyone thanks for following Iowa’s Newsworthy Past! Episodes are released at 8 am daily (unless I announce otherwise 😉).

If you would like to message me with any suggestions on which newspapers I check out for upcoming weeks, or are curious about locating evidences of events that occurred in Iong ago in Iowa, reach out and contact me via email here:

[email protected]

No guarantees that I will be able to deliver on exactly what you’re curious about, but I’d love to try as a personal challenge!

I hope you enjoy this specially curated blast from the past.

📰 🎙💕
Cristin

Today's episode of Iowa’s Newsworthy Past is a reading of items within the Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye on February 8, 186...
02/08/2021

Today's episode of Iowa’s Newsworthy Past is a reading of items within the Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye on February 8, 1862.

The below image is of the Markets section of the issue, which I found on page 3.

02/07/2021

Iowa's Newsworthy Past is a project imagined and curated by Iowa City resident Cristin Noonan. Born and raised in Cascade, Iowa, she now resides in Iowa City, Iowa. Cristin recently obtained her M.A. from the School of Library and Information Science from the University of Iowa (Go Hawks).

About the podcast:
No bells or whistles, just a read through select columns in historical Iowa newspapers on this day in history. These readings create a window back in time and are perfect for listening intently or as background, and hopefully stir the imagination!

The items read aloud from digitized newspapers have been acquired freely, thanks to the countless dedicated community preservationists all across the state of Iowa. By and large, the digitized newspaper projects have been identified via the University of Northern Iowa Rod Library's thorough Iowa Historical Newspaper index. https://guides.lib.uni.edu/iowa-historical-newspapers

Search "Iowa's Newsworthy Past" on Spotify or Apple Podcasts!

Today's episode of Iowa's Newsworthy Past comes from the Cascade Pioneer on February 7, 1879.
02/07/2021

Today's episode of Iowa's Newsworthy Past comes from the Cascade Pioneer on February 7, 1879.

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