Looking back Galva
15 years ago
Aug 2, 2006
On August 1, Galva City Council unanimously approved the zoning change from residential R1 to general service B2 for the property at the corner of Southwest Second Street and Wallace Street, just north of the Bob Evans factory. Farms. The property is now owned by the Galva American Legion, which plans to construct a new building that will be used as a meeting room and possibly added for receptions and parties to be held there.
Ultimately, one of ll became the 2006 Miss Knox County Fair. Noel Anderson, a 19-year-old from Altona was crowned Sunday at the Orpheum Theater in Galesburg.
Roads 34 and 17 closed around 5 p.m. Tuesday evening August 1, when the temperature panel at the Galva banking center said it was 97 degrees.
Arline Green, Lillian Cederberg, Vera Rohleder, Lucille Barlow, Eileen Stock Rosalie Rittenhouse, Marilyn Williams, Florence Collister and Betty Johnson were honored at the Galva Senior Citizens Center on July 20.
25 years ago
July 24, 1996
With the Highway 34 rerouting due to be completed this fall, Bob Schlutz, co-owner of Casey’s General Store in Galva, may have the good idea to relocate his business from its current location at 403 West Division Street to a new location on the 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 start operating from the new building on Monday.
A baby boomer party at Alpha on June 15 featured Elvis impersonator JR Tolley of Monmouth, now ranked fourth in the United States as an Elvis impersonator.
Lutheran Church Woman Woodhull Bethany will sponsor their annual breakfast and bake sale on Thursday August 1 at the church. The planning of the event is Chris Youngren and Jeana Fors, committee members.
50 years ago
July 29, 1971
A Galva News editorial was one of 10 finalists for the 1971 Golden Quill Award for Editorial Writing presented by the International Conference of Weekly Newspaper Publishers.
The Galva Chamber of Commerce this week approved the plan to remove unwanted cars free of charge from Galva car dealerships and gas stations.
Galva’s first mobile home park is being built at the eastern end of town. Construction of the road through the park began earlier this week.
Lindbrg Oil is in first place in the Major League with a 5-2 record. The team members 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 county bounty for a large gray wood wolf he killed on his farm one day last week. Mr. Tillman brought the skin to Galva and handed it to supervisor AF Deem. The animal was unusually large and was the first to be killed in this vicinity in a number of years.
Ms Lillian Yesterday went to Cambridge on Monday for a few days’ visit with friends.
Miss Anna and Mayme Anderson spent the weekend in Galesburg, visiting their brother, WA Anderson.
Mrs. Ivan Bell spent Friday afternoon and evening in Galesburg visiting a sister, Miss Mabel Olson.