30 Years Ago - 1989
Adair County Cattlemen ranked high in the recently completed Mid-crest Area Cattle Evaluation Program, according to Russell BreDahl, Adair County Extension Agriculturalist. Eleven Adair County Cattlemen consigned a total of 26 steers in the test. Delmar Marckmann, who farms southwest of Greenfield, consigned the second place entry in the 90-steer field and Dale Evans of Bridgewater owned the third place entry. Mike McDermott and Richard Woodside placed seventh and eight, respectively. Other Adair County Cattlemen who participated in the test were Delmar Brown, Arvid Evans, Kenneth Evans, Ford Brothers, Marlin Marckmann, Ron Nelson and Raasch Brothers.
A volleyball team from Southwest Iowa that included two Adair County girls won the second place silver medal for the 16 and under division at the Iowa Games in Ames last weekend. Anita Lampe of Greenfield and Jennifer McKinney of Orient-Macksburg were members of the team that also included Julie Woodard of New Market, Janelle Phillips of Hamburg, Christie Mitchell of Southeast Warren and Jackie Fizer of Afton. Sally Corcoran and Nick Dicks of Southeast Warren were the coaches.
60 Years Ago - 1959
Greenfield was one of the more than 100 Iowa towns that welcomed the settlement of the 13-month Continental Trailways strike. By the beginning of next week, Greenfield will be served by six buses daily. Resuming operation this Friday, four buses will service this community daily.
Needlecraft Club met with Mrs. Joe Geesman on Thursday afternoon, July 23. Eleven members answered roll call. Mrs. Gene Livingston and Mrs. Frank Templeman conducted the regular business meeting. Mrs. Everett Guthrie gave her treasurer’s report. Mrs. Guthrie invited the club to meet with her Thursday afternoon, Aug. 20.
Numerous reports of storm damage have been received from the wind and rain storm which struck the Orient and Zion community about two o’clock Tuesday morning. Rainfall during the storm measured 1.4 inches and a severe electrical storm accompanied the downpour. Traces of hail were also reported in some areas. Corn fields were flattened and gardens severely damaged by the hard wind.
90 Years Ago - 1929
A field of alfalfa on the Henry Young farm in Grand River Township ready for the second cutting was visited by the Adair County Farm Bureau alfalfa tour recently.
Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Valentine announce the arrival of a 6 1/2 pound son, Saturday, Aug. 3. He has been named Robert Dean. Miss Ruby Russell and Mrs. John Lischer are assisting to care for them.
Mrs. Dewey Williams and baby of Fontanelle spent Thursday in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ruch of Bridgewater.
H.R. Bevington is taking his vacation this week on a fishing trip spent in northern Minnesota.
Ed Sachau of Jamaica spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Sachau and family.