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These are some of the leading stories from the Mirror-Democrat for 1972.  This is from the 04 Jan 1973 issue.  It doesn't seem like that long ago, does it?  How many of these do you remember?


bullet January 06
bullet Eric Shane, son of the Gerald Shanes of rural Thomson, is the first baby of 1972.
bullet Doctors postponed surgery scheduled for Mrs. Vera Aubrey.  A bonegraft below the hip was done as well as pinning.  Mrs. Aubrey's condition is satisfactory.
bullet Morhardts to leave Caroline Mark Home.
bullet Open house Sunday for Chadwick doctor & family.
bullet January 13
bullet Open house honors Mrs. Faun Strubb, former matron of the Caroline Mark Home, on her 75th birthday.
bullet Art Robbe who has been seriously ill and in intensive care in St. Mary's Hosp., Rochester, MN, responded to the new medication and returned home Monday much improved.
bullet Lowell Gibbons' move to Platteville, WI.
bullet Mrs. Glen Edwards, 69, Lanark, died Saturday.
bullet January 20
bullet Mark Kromer named to Dean's List for Academic Achievement at S. I. U. for fall quarter.
bullet Mrs. Keohane returned from a two weeks trip to North Africa.
bullet January 27
bullet Orrin Eaton dies at 94.
bullet Elmer Rahn named Carroll County's outstanding young farmer.
bullet Mrs. Max Smith suffers concussion in fall on ice.
bullet Larry J. Friederich, 22, Chadwick, killed in truck collision.
bullet William Pottorff and incumbents Earl Smith and Shirley Kromer take out school board petitions.


bullet February 03
bullet Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Robinson, rural Elizabeth, hired as custodian and matron of the Caroline Mark HOme.
bullet Miss Floy Orr dies Saturday.
bullet Lowell Neis' celebrate silver anniversary with open house.
bullet Cheryl Guenzler marries James Broderick.
bullet Mrs. Al?? Ray died Saturday in Clinton Nursing Home.
bullet February 10
bullet Steve Myers named Outstanding Teenager of America
bullet County DAR winners are Cindy Kloepping, Mt. Carroll, Ruth Mackey, Chadwick, Doris Kay Brenner, Lanark, Nancy Hartman, Thomson, Linda Lea Temple, Shannon, Marilyn Vandermoon, Milledgeville, Debbie Handel, Savanna.
bullet The George Prices moving to Elkhorn, Wis.
bullet February 17
bullet John Signer dies at 82 after long illness.
bullet Suellen Finer named to Dean's list at Carthage.
bullet Kenneth Schneider, Sr. weds Mrs. Marle Woessner of Shannon.
bullet Elver Eisfeller named bank president.
bullet Mt. Carroll's first foreign exchange student, Maria Noqueira of Brazil who arrived Feb. 2, is introduced with host family, the P. J. Brodericks of rural Savanna.
bullet Art Robbe resigns as Civil Defense head.
bullet February 24
bullet Mrs. Glen Teeter dies at 81.
bullet Hal Ashby, 66, died Sunday.
bullet Wilbur Lartz of Savanna honored at retirement party.


bullet March 02
bullet Mrs. Paul Weiler heads GOP Women.
bullet Erma Slick marries Alfred Amici Feb. 26.
bullet Jim Haag and Mr. & Mrs. Glen Neuschwanger honored at Blue and Gold banquet for continued service in scouting.
bullet Basketball awards Duane Derrickson most valuable player, Steve Myers free throw trophy, Duane Derrickson and John Leemon elected co-captains.
bullet March 09
bullet Mrs. Levi Zink dies after a two week illness.
bullet Mrs. Harold Eaton died unexpectedly in her home.
bullet Mr. & Mrs. Harlan Brunner adopted a baby boy, Kerwin Mark, who joins a brother and a sister.
bullet Supt. Harold Graham was admitted to St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
bullet Todd Grimm, 7, returned home March 1 after surgery in Rochester.
bullet Helen Mackay sees first robin March 3.
bullet Glen Davis suffered a massive heart attack.
bullet Karen Brunner, student nurse at Moline Public Hospital, is capped.
bullet March 23
bullet Mrs. Hattie Davis died after long illness.
bullet Frank Magill, Steve Myers and Roger Strukhoff to appear on "Classroom Quiz' in Rockford.
bullet Golden wins States Attorney race in primaries.
bullet March 30
bullet Fire destroys barn, 100 hogs, some equipment, hat and stray on Dean Meador farm east of Lanark.  Lightning blamed.
bullet Bob Colsher is a new volunteer in the Mt. Carroll Ambulance Corps.
bullet Bob Grzelak, 27, Rockford, has joined the firm of Frank's Furniture here.


bullet April 6
bullet Earle E. Engleking, Sr., dies at 77.
bullet Brenda Kay Smith marries Melvin Gable.
bullet Barbara Ann Kehl weds William Kampas.
bullet Stan Toepfer fractures leg in P.E. class at W.I.U.
bullet Roberta Sherf is cover girl on a brochure sent out by Ill. State U at Normal.
bullet April 13
bullet Fire destroys Dwight Spealman home near Chadwick.  Lightning is the cause.
bullet Mrs. Kathryn Shepley of Chicago, sister of Mrs. Mary Boyd, died unexpectedly in her home.
bullet Connie Buckwalter Paxton marries Robert Haas.
bullet Earl Smith and Robert Hutchison were elected to school board.
bullet April 20
bullet Meekers sold to Gary Harmsen of Miles, IA.
bullet C. Bernie Johnson and wife took over management of the Carroll Cafe.
bullet Leland Knapp is recipient of Don Jarchow Memorial Award at FFA Parent-Son banquet.
bullet Break-in reported at Dr. Piper's office.  Large amount of drugs and supplies taken.
bullet Mrs. Magill re-elected president of Community club.
bullet April 27
bullet Mrs. Cora Wood died at 95.
bullet Harold A. Rogers, 66, died in Savanna Hospital.
bullet Dr. Walter J. Hipple, Jr. succeeds Dr. Robert E. Keohane as dean of Shimer College.
bullet Janet Dimpfl of Chadwick receives Dorothy Footitt scholarship award.  She is majoring in Home Economics education at S. I. U.


bullet June 1
bullet Sixty-six seniors graduate.  Steve Myers is valedictorian and D'Anne Noble, salutatorian.
bullet Diane Law to participate in 4-H Teen Caravan and spend two months with family in Denmark.
bullet Jud Laws to note 50th wedding anniversary.
bullet Porter Poffenberger, 84, died unexpectedly in Wisconsin nursing home.
bullet Wylma Miles and Fred Colehour wed.
bullet Barbara Geisz named to Girls State by Legion Auxiliary.
bullet June 8
bullet Classes of 1942 and 1947 hold reunions.
bullet Teachers Elmer Gerlach and Mrs. Arlene Bickelhaupt selected as Leaders of American Secondary Education for 1972.
bullet Dr. and Mrs. Robert Keohane announce retirement from staff at Shimer College but plan to head Shimer at Oxford program in spring of 1973.
bullet Burton Streicher earns Engineering degree.
bullet Former residents, the Val Smiths of Sparta, wed 58 years.
bullet Dale Siefert and Patricia Piper graduate at U of I.
bullet Robert Johnson, Chicago, drowns in Warren Harms pond east of Lanark.
bullet June 15
bullet Dale Siefert is named to national honor society of veterinary medicine.
bullet Olive Toepfer, 82, died Friday.
bullet John Irons weds Mary Kelly of Savanna.
bullet Robert Wiltshire and Christine Weber of Chadwick are wed.
bullet Yvonne Muntean earns Master's Degree in French.
bullet John Streichers plan 50th anniversary open house.
bullet J. Arthur Fetterolf returns to Shimer to newly created post as controller.
bullet June 22
bullet Jim Foltz is candidate for American Farmer degree.
bullet Marion Schreiners wed 50 years.


bullet July 6
bullet Barbara Kessler is named Miss Flame, 1972, by local Fire Department.
bullet Herb Keim flys home-built Midget Mustang for first time Sunday.
bullet Mrs. Harold Graham's father, Karr Freeman, 68, died in Kentucky.
bullet Cal Caldwell, 46, dies after long illness.
bullet Dr. C. John Thomson is promoted to Lieutenant Commander in U.S. Navy.
bullet Professor Mary Kinney retires after 30 years as member of faculty of the Simmons College of Library Science in Boston.
bullet Lyle Laws wed 25 years.
bullet Democrats hear Mrs. Daniel Walker.
bullet July 13
bullet Dr. Mauro Ganzon is welcomed to Savanna.
bullet Tom Oberg and Mary Doyle, D'Anne Noble and Doug Daggert, and Jack Doty and Sibyl Haag are wed.
bullet Arlo Paxtons honored on 25th anniversary.
bullet July 20
bullet Mrs. Cathy Poffenberger hired as county nurse.
bullet Jack Kampmeier suffers ruptured disc while vacationing in Wyoming, returns to Rockford hospital by air ambulance.
bullet George Hoertz's to celebrated 25th anniversary.
bullet Janice Reiff marries Charles Webster.
bullet Roger Neis and Linda Williams wed.
bullet William Erdmier earns law degree in California.
bullet Exchange student Maria Nogueria is feted before returning to her native Brazil.
bullet July 27
bullet Over 200 hear Dan Walker, Demo candidate for Governor.
bullet Blaine McGinty named chairman of the Lions Candy Day.
bullet David Gilliland makes hole-in-one at Oakville.
bullet Julie McGowan and David Castro, Kathy Rath and Wayne Becker, Marianne Ivey and Frank Jokisch wed.
bullet John Wursters plan 50th anniversary celebration.
bullet Beulah Sack, 69, dies following long illness.
bullet Lee Rogers resigns as chairman of planning commission.
bullet Craig Fritz enlists in Army.


bullet August 3
bullet Savanna Wood Products hit by fire.
bullet Jim Nowlan speaks at GOP youth rally.
bullet Michael Colehour named Sailor of the month.
bullet August 10
bullet Herb Keim awarded trophy at fly-in at Oshkosh.
bullet Erik Isgrig writes about Hotel Gelnview.
bullet Herb Christian returns to Puerto Rico.
bullet Glenn Bickelhaupt answers Madison attorney's charges of county being at fault in Henne Jail escape, Sept. 1971.
bullet Brian Woessner and Cynthia Nowviock wed.
bullet August 17
bullet Govenor Ogilvie leads parade at Fair.
bullet Clarra Gordon, 97, dies.
bullet Dr. W. C. Niedermeyer retires from dental practice.
bullet Diane McCue and James Kosmiskey, JoAnn Holm and David Brinkmeier wed.
bullet Mrs. Ruth McCombie, 62, dies unexpectedly in Savanna home.
bullet Mrs. Ray Pohill named to head Percy re-election campaign.
bullet August 24
bullet Carol Messmer chosen Queen of 4-H roundup, Herb Getz is King.
bullet Betty Hopkins is outstanding Girl Scout.
bullet Open House Fetes Mrs. Nellie Fredericks 90th birthday.
bullet JoAnn Halfman and Bradley Kloepping wed.
bullet Mrs. and Mrs. Fred Rhodes note 40th anniversary.
bullet John Adolph commissioned second lieutenant.
bullet Lisa Leemon fractures leg in fall from horse.
bullet August 31
bullet Michael Kelly heads Shimer admissions.
bullet Nicole Michael, 18, from France, arrives as foreign exchange student.  Host family is Kenneth Emerys.
bullet Ward Rogers named art director at Racine, WI firm.
bullet Roberta Sherf and James Delp wed.
bullet Mrs. Grace Roberts dies at 76.
bullet Michael Neuschwanger graduates from Army basic.
bullet Robert Hartman is named commander of American Legion post.


bullet September 7
bullet Gregory Brown, 14, dies in tractor accident at Thomson.
bullet Peggy Kaufman and Jonathan Cate wed.
bullet Father Reese and family to leave for post in Canada.
bullet September 14
bullet R. H. Seitner, Jr. purchases Teslow Chevrolet, Grand Opening slated for Sept. 21, 22, 23.
bullet Cretney heirs file $700,000 suit in District Court against county, sheriff and two deputies.
bullet Roger Strukhoff is National-Merit semi-finalist.
bullet 1932 class plans reunion.
bullet George Kinney, 28, dies following Aug. 31 auto-truck accident.
bullet Frank Natts, Deneen Bogues observe 50th anniversaries.
bullet September 21
bullet Methodist Church congregation commemorates 125 years.
bullet Mrs. John (Lucille) Crouse, 62, dies after extended illness.
bullet Old Stone Hotel comes down as Grimm's Dairy plans parking area on West Market Street.
bullet Jeanne Streicher and Scott Grey wed.
bullet Dolly Robbe Osborn, 79, dies.
bullet Richard Tinius, Good Samaritan Center administrator, transferred to Jasper, IN.
bullet Ron Luce, 28, named to Mt. Carroll post.
bullet September 28
bullet Jail break attempt fails at county jail.
bullet Dora Mummert, 97, dies at Savanna Hospital.
bullet Mrs. Ogilvie at Republican Headquarters in Savanna.
bullet Barbara Smith and Ronald Brierton wed, to live in Okinawa.
bullet Mr. and Mrs. Harold Holm wed 40 years.


bullet October 5
bullet Thomas O'Neal, 72, dies after long illness.
bullet Centennial farm families honored. 
bullet Sharon Smith, 19, rural Mt. Carroll, dies.
bullet Eva Manning and Larry Buchholz wed Sept. 2.
bullet October 12
bullet Police Chief Howard Helms quits as city's Civil Defense head.
bullet Herb Kessler's barn burns, $11,000 damages listed.
bullet Dwight Spealmans, whose rural Chadwick home was destroyed by fire, move to Mt. Carroll.
bullet Thirty-seven area women attend Chicago tea for Mrs. Pat Nixon.
bullet October 19
bullet Jim Foltz receives coveted American Farmer Degree in Kansas City.
bullet Announcement made of Sept. 2 wedding of Kathy Kessler and Dan Cassidy in Freeport.
bullet Judge Rapp named Chair-man of Northwest Ill. Criminal Justice Commission.
bullet David Bielema named to two-county insurance post.
bullet Burton Streicher and Anita Chan wed.
bullet Mrs. Diana Campbell Grove, 59, of Syracuse, NY, dies following long illness.
bullet Mrs. Harry (Nina) Hartman dies Oct. 12 in New Mexico auto accident enroute home from visit here.
bullet Kris Hartman and Tim Robinson reigned over high school Homecoming.
bullet October 26
bullet Rites held for Mrs. John (Mildred) Coppernoll, 52, of Stockton.
bullet Sandra Floming and Lamoine Aude exchange vows.
bullet Mrs. Cora Wolfe, 86, dies.


bullet November 2
bullet Hawks are number one in Northwest Seven conference with 12-0 win over Milledgeville.
bullet Robert Neuschwanger feted for 30 years service with IRS.
bullet Dr. and Mrs. Siefert, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Weidman return from tour of Middle East.
bullet November 9
bullet Elected in Carroll County are Loren Golden, State's Attorney; Dr. L. B. Hussey, Coroner; Gordon Smith, Circuit Clerk.
bullet Hawks claim first football title since 1940, frosh-soph ends at 7-1.
bullet John Millers wed 25 years.
bullet Jeff Neuschwanger ends boot trainingin Navy.
bullet Herb Getz, Barbara Geisz, LeAnn Handel, and Carol Messmer win 4-H Key awards.
bullet Rick Hopkins joins staff of Delta Queen river boat.
bullet November 16
bullet Henry Wantd, 54, Hanover, fatally injured at S.A.D.
bullet Sherrie Fishbein, 5, dies in Thomson fire.
bullet Walter Swingleys wed 63 years.
bullet Robert Watson and Diane Derrer repeat vows.
bullet James Downs and Richard Huffman commended by sheriff for preventing attempted Sept. 24 jail break.
bullet November 23
bullet Pastor and Mrs. Wallace Johnson to leave Lutheran pastorate, accepts call to Kiron, IA.
bullet Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Bonjour installed Worthy Matron and Worthy Patron at O.E.S.
bullet Mrs. Eugene Murray and Mrs. C. R. Colehour attend bi-centennial forum in Springfield.
bullet Loyde Haas and Robert Wolber suffers injuries in farm accidents.
bullet Football awards given.  Jerry Randecker, Duane Derrickson, Tim Robinson named tri-captains.
bullet November 30
bullet Charles Nadig, 48, Hanover, Jo Daviess Coroner, dies of apparent heart attack at son's wedding reception.
bullet William Halfman, 36, son of the John Halfmans of Argo Fay, dies unexpectedly of a heart attack Thanksgiving morning.
bullet Historical Society votes to return Mosquito Hill Church to its board, revise constitution.
bullet Jean Getz and Larry Messmer wed.


bullet December 7
bullet Historical significance of Carroll County courthouse is cited.
bullet Attorney William Petty is honored on retirement as State's Attorney the past 16 years.
bullet Denise Douglas, 9 year-old Chadwick paper girl, is cited for alerting authorities of fire at Walter Kahler home where he was asleep on the couch.
bullet Carolyn Mackay Spanogle and Wayne Getz wed.
bullet Alfred Becker notes 50th wedding date.
bullet Vivian Ackerman and Merlin Sager wed.
bullet Dan Brinkmeier and Jim Warfield and high school art classes exhibit art work at Shimer.
bullet December 14
bullet Steven Long, 18, son of Shimer College President Robert Long, dies in England.
bullet John Early named Public Defender.
bullet Harry Byars, 81, dies unexpectedly.
bullet Andrew Bro named to manage Timber Lake Playhouse for 1973.
bullet Glen Aubrey, Sr., 78, dies after extended illness.
bullet Mrs. Sylvia Miller, 73, dies.
bullet Dr. Colli named to fellowship of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
bullet Kathryn Stakemiller, 56, and Luella Eshelman, 69, Chicago, died unexpectedly.
bullet Pierre Bonjour and Connie Engaldo wed.
bullet Donald Kearnaghans honored at 50th wedding anniversary open house.
bullet December 21
bullet Thieves take presents, etc., from the Rev. Robert Phelps home.
bullet Duane Meinsma and Kathy Bush, Deborah Dauphin and Patrick Kelley, Violet MacMahan and Willard Cleveland wed.
bullet Mamie Pfeiffer, Lanark, to observe 101st birthday.
bullet John Hoovers wed 64 years on Christmas day.
bullet December 28
bullet Mrs. Eileen Corcoran wins color TV given by Business Men's Association.
bullet Emily Turnbaugh cited for Christian Education work.
bullet Glen (Pat) Ashbys 50th wedding anniversary honored Dec. 31 at open house.
bullet John Steins surprised on 35th wedding date.
bullet Jay McCall, Savanna, weds Arizona girl.
bullet Bernard Groharing, Thomson, heads Radio Patrol.

SOURCE: Mirror-Democrat 04 Jan 1973