Looking Back Galva

compiled by Lisa Samuelson
Headlines in history

15 Years Ago

September 27, 2006

The Galva News has captured seven awards, including three first place honors and a second place in General Excellence, in the 2006 Illinois Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.

Doug Rylander, Katie Kilby and Amanda Hiller spoke briefly about their summer experiences at the September 15 meeting of the Oneida Woman’s Club.

The Lambda Nu chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, Galva, has welcomed three new members. They are Tina Moore, Rachel Wigant and Vicki Conner.

Alwood High School has four exchange students in its student body this year. They include Enrique M. Chang from Mexico, host family Bill and Tracey Harmon, and Leon Saldi of Columbia, host family Dean and Lindi Kernan, all of Alpha; Amelie B. Cintra from Brazil, host family Jerry and Cheryl Spivey and Anh V Le, from Vietnam, host family Terry and Doddle Johnson of Woodhull.

25 Years Ago

September 28, 1996

Jan Bruyn, member of the Henry/Stark Counties Local Interagency Council, is currently Council, is currently distributing books to local libraries. The main characters in these books have disabilities. The goal of the program is to help raise awareness of young children towards other children with disabilities. On Thursday, September 19 Bruyn presented Galva Library director Melody Heck with the book A Very Special Critter by Gina and Mercer Mayer.

Letitia Brown and Doug Nelson were crowned queen and king of the 1996 ROWVA homecoming in a coronation ceremony held last Thursday night. The ceremony followed a band show and class skits.

Ruhl & Ruhl Realtors, Inc. announces Margo Clark Galva has joined its Geneseo office as and Associate Broker.

Jennifer O’Hern, Paul Wikoff, ROWVA seniors, have been recognized as commended students in the 1997 National Merit Scholarship Program by ROWVA High School principal Andy Richmond.

50 Years Ago

September 16, 1971

Football fans will start cheering the Galva Wildcats tomorrow night as the 1971 season opens in a game in Tiskilwa. Varsity cheerleaders are Becky King, Sue Carter, Joanne Willer, Pat Evans and Judy Good.

Galva Co-Operative Grain and Supply Company served barbecued chicken to nearly 750 persons at the Patrons’ Appreciation dinner September 8.

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Pahlow, and family, returned to their home in Gross Ile, Mich, September 7 after visiting with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Pahlow, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Alderman, over the Labor Day Weekend.

At the Town and Country meeting last Wednesday evening prizes went to Mrs. Bob Sweat, Mrs. Harold Rose, Mrs. Don Carter and Mrs. Stanley Ballard. The club met at the home of Mrs. John Barlow.

100 Years Ago

September 15, 1921

Leslie Jaines and Clarence Myers were Kewanee visitors last Thursday

W. J. Myers left Friday for Detroit, Michigan.

Henry Leander was in Galva on business Thursday.

Fred Nelson had his toenails removed Sunday.