From Our Files
1972: Motorcycle group keeps local cops on alert
May 5, 2022
• May 1, 1947
A contract for construction of a new disposal plant was awarded to R.V. Leary Co., of Des Moines. That was the same firm which had the contract for installation of the new power unit at the municipal light plant. Their bid was $83,640. The new plant would be located near the existing disposal system and would be modern in every respect.
James B. Martin, 99, of Sutherland, was installed as commander of the Iowa Grand Army of the Republic. He was the only surviving Iowa member of the G.A.R., the organization of Union veterans who fought in the Civil War.
• May 4, 1972