Cherokee Daily Times from Cherokee, Iowa on May 31, 1960 · Page 40
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Cherokee Daily Times from Cherokee, Iowa · Page 40

Cherokee, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 31, 1960
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'Good Old Days" This is a picture of George Lent driving one of his pacers in the "good old days". Shown with him irJ the seat is Henry Larnoreux, grandfather of Jim Lamoreux of Cherokee. , The' Miller - : .McClintock Agency was :first established in 1928 by Lee M. Miller, in Cherokee. He w'as originally from Cle'arwater, Nebraska, where he seived a's Superintendent of schools for fo'ur years. ; ' ' The Miller Agency was first located over Ba'umdnn's.. Home Bakery and' then relocated, in 1938, over th« Central. Trust & * Savings Bank. Mr. Miller has '„ maintained, essentially, the same business policy ' throughout his sei vice, -to the . public .... .that, of / supplying general insurance, as Jr his mottp indicates:. "Insurance J 1 For Every Need". """"" In 1953, A.'-'l.l McClimpck be' came a partner in the firm and-ln , October, of tne( same. .year, the' offices were move'd-to their present, modern site on East Main Street. Mr. MqCJiin-tock", • a-^ native of Lakeview, I'piva, had been associated with I 'the Cherokee School System fcir,:ei : ghteen years, prior to entering::, the insurance field, and upon [his resignation was honored at: a program which leflected the :'feejing of the:'community .toward j tlieir ' beloved 'Mac". • - : \ Comparative ' Statistics, show that over the -yjears,'"' different ^ , companies have been added, until j *~ today the agency represents some ' thirty companietoT including, stock j and mutual concerns. | Far gone, but not forgotten, are the' days when ' policies -were! hand-written and entailed in-j tncate paper work. Today, forms'; „ are ' printed or typewritten and policies are more complete. Another advancement in service is • the "package policy" which in- I eludes multiple, coverage and is' now available for the clients' - added convenience. Gas Find. May 1, 1890 "Are' a natural gas region?.-Uncle .William Weir, has been boring : a well for a farmer living near the; north boundary line of Ida County, and at a depth of 280 feet struck gas which issues from- the hole, with such force as to tluw put heavy iron : tools. The Illuminating qualities of the gas had not been tested at the time this report was received, but it is thought to be of the same quality as that of the Pennsylvania and Ohio natural gas wells. If such should prove to be the 'case, an era of unexampled .prosperity store for Northwest Iowa." Don Guest Starts New Agency Here Don E. Guest deals in all forms of. insurance coverage. Although he -first' -established his- own agency in February of 1953; 'at Cherokee, lie has been associated with the insurance business in this county since 1-938. -Don is a native of Cherokee County, Cherokee, Iowa and a -graduate of Wilson High School. He. is also a graduate .of the Chillicothe Business College in Chillicothe, Missouri;. .Mr. Guest's . service . .record '•shows" his entrance into the United States ' Araiy - took place on June 10, 1942 and continued until December 29, 1945. The last year and a half of this period was spent in overseas duty. He 'is -presently a member of the American -Legion, Treptow Post 230 and has held the offices of Adjutant and Chaplain in this organization. His religious affili- tion is with the Trinity Lutheran Church of this city. We shall be hearing more of Don Guest, an up-and-coming young business personality in our community. The viaduct on North Second street in .Cherokee at one time was a scourse of considerable trouble and was the-cause for resolutions being passed by local groups urging that it be improved. • Unofficial surveys made by city officers showed that in a period of only three or four years, 21 accidents had occured at that point. ; When the bridge was built it was large enough to accomo- date most traffic, but as vehicles became larger, it became a cause of trouble for larger trucks and trailer vehicles because of the low clearance. - - • i The photo at top shows the bridge when it had low clear- once. • The photo at top shows, the bridge, when it had low clearance. Photo at bottom was taken of one of the accidents, when the driver failed to notice the warning about 100 yards south of the trestle. Deep snow and ice on the road made Clearance less than usual and \the result was the entira top of the truck pulled to pieces. . The railroad later fixed the viaduct, allowing ample clearance. . .. ... The year of 1905, ihe Cherokee Gas Company, headed by George A. Green, started production of illuminating gas in a plant at South fourth and Locust streets - - '-on what may have seemed a doubtful venture at that time. In 1925 the gas properly was purchased by The Northwestern Light &• Power Company, which operated independently until 1954 when the parent company. The Iowa Electric Light & Power Company purchased all of its assets. .-"."- With the advent of Natural Gas, which came to Cherokee in 1940 . . . a new gas era was born . . thousands of feet of new mains have ;t been laid to aMomoA'ate the ever expanding growth of Cherokee and the increased d'em'a id for Natural Gas - - - noi only for cooking, water heating, "rerrv»epji'ion but heating as well. Today the company serves-more than* 2,000 gas customers of which over 1700 are heating patrons. 'if...' Today in its' serj/ice to thify area - - Your Gas Company follows ihe tradition of its (forebears, . . . building for even a greater future in this progressive^ comrnunity. .'/.•* ' We are proud jlo have shared in the progress of Cherokee . . . and ' , '' ''-' look forward t£» ! another century of service. f- v IVAN H. ZIEGENBUSCH District Manager Distribution Sup''- • Who has been associated/ with The Gas Company Iiare since 1947. •' / Who has been associated with The Gas Company in Cherokee for more than ' 25 years. Uppsr Right: Is shown our sales floor and general offices. Canter Right: We picture at the Islt Joanotte Swanger and Mrs. Bob Conloy ths members of our office staff. Exterior ofsYour Gas Company Office, located/ay J 24 East Main Sire=t. Above: Upper: left to right are Hogor Frisbie and Ronald Puhrman, Lower • left to right - Paul Roseen, Rudy Kasberg, Kenneth Anderson. Dave McLaughlin all members of our service department

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