Looking Back Galva

Beth Welbers
Geneseo Republic
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15 Years Ago

August 2, 2006

The Galva City Council on August 1 unanimously approved the rezoning from R1 residential to B2 general service for the property at the corner of Southwest Second Street and Wallace St. just north of the Bob Evans Farms plant. The property is now owned by the Galva American Legion, who plans to put up a new building to be used as a meeting hall and maybe added onto so receptions and parties can be held there.

In the end, one of the ll became 2006 Miss Knox County Fair. Noel Anderson, a 19 year old from Altona was crowned with the title Sunday at the Orpheum Theatre, Galesburg.

Routes 34 and 17 buckled around 5 p.m. Tuesday night, August 1, at a time when the temperature sign at the Galva Banking Center reported it was 97 degrees.

Honored at the Galva Senior Citizens Center on July 20 were Arline Green, Lillian Cederberg, Vera Rohleder, Lucille Barlow, Eileen Stock Rosalie Rittenhouse, Marilyn Williams, Florence Collister and Betty Johnson.

25 Years Ago

July 24, 1996

With the rerouting of Hwy 34 scheduled to be completed this fall, Bob Schlutz, co-owner of Casey’s General Store in Galva, may have the right idea in moving his business from its current location at 403 West Division Street to a new location on Southeast Second St.

Community State Bank President and CEO Kevin Yepsen sits at his new desk in his new office in his bank’s new building in Galva. The bank will began operating from the new building this Monday.

A baby boomer party held at Alpha June 15 included special guest Elvis impersonator, J. R. Tolley of Monmouth, now rated fourth in the United States as an Elvis impersonator.

The woman of the Woodhull Bethany Lutheran Church will sponsor their annual breakfast and bake sale Thursday, August 1 at the church. Planning the event is Chris Youngren and Jeana Fors, members of the committee.

50 Years Ago

July 29, 1971

An editorial from the Galva News was one of 10 finalists in the 1971 Golden Quill Award for editorial writing presented by the International Conference of Weekly Newspaper Editors.

The Galva Chamber of Commerce put is endorsement upon the free junk car removal project of Galva automobile dealers and service stations this week.

Galva’s first mobile home park is being constructed on the east end of the city. Construction on the road’s running through the park was started early this week.

In first place in the Major League is the Lindbrg Oil team with a 5-2 record. Members of the team are Jef Plunkett, Jack Campbell, Scott Swanson, Joe Anderson, Allen Bell, Gary Wexell, John Rumlley Manager Larry Luckey, Jamie Ericson, Mark Havens, Kris Medleym Doug Wigand, Jay Estes and Lee Luckey.

100 Years Ago

Ed Tillman, a farmer living four miles northwest of Galva, will soon receive a bounty from the county for a large gray timber wolf he killed on his farm one day last week. Mr. Tillman brought the pelt to Galva and turned it over to Supervisor A. F. Deem. The animal was unusually large and was he first to be killed in this vicinity for a number of years.

Mrs. Lillian Hier went to Cambridge Monday for a few days visit with friends.

Misses Anna and Mayme Anderson spent the week-end in Galesburg, visiting their brother, W. A. Anderson.

Mrs. Ivan Bell spent Friday afternoon and evening in Galesburg visiting with a sister, Miss Mabel Olson.