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The Halstead Independent                     July 27, 1916                 edited

Halstead 100 Years Ago
 
Baseball
·                     Halstead defeated Bentley in the Arkansas Valley League by a score of 8 to 3.   The game was slow and uninteresting.  Bentley was at a loss as to how to break up the squeeze play which Halstead worked for four runs.
 
Deaths
·                     Died:  John Dettweiler on his ranch near Upland, Cal.  He was early settler in Garden Township in 1874, to California in 1904.  Brother-in-law of H.G. Ruth.
 
Churches
·                     Christian E. Krehbiel left for Oklahoma with seven Indian boys and five girls.  As the government contract with the Indian School at Mr. Krehbiel’s has expired, these children will not return and the school will be discontinued.  Four boys, however, chose to remain:  George Romero, Grover Cleveland and Peter and Emil Hauser, of base ball and cavalry fame.
·                     The Methodist Parsonage looks like a cyclone had struck it but things will be different when the workmen finally pack their tools.
·                     The new Catholic Church is about ready for the roof.  The brick work on the spire is rather slow as it extends fifty feet above the foundation and is to be topped by forty-three feet of wood construction.
 
City
·                     Bids for construction of the proposed new dam in Riverside Park were opened and as each bid was greatly in excess of the estimate, all bids were rejected.  
·                     A group of Old Settlers Boosters will drive their automobiles more than one hundred miles to advertise the big event.  The Halstead Band will be taken along and will favor each town with a few of their favorite tunes.  The boosters will visit Newton, Sedgwick, Bentley, Colwich, Andale, Mt. Hope, Haven, Yoder, Darlow, Hutchinson, Burrton, Alta Mills, Moundridge, Hesston, Walton and Whitewater.
 
Locals
·                     Curt v. Riesen, Gerherd Wiebe and Dr. Dillingham left for Colorado Springs on a pleasure trip.  They plan to ascend Pike’s Peak in the Riesen car, over the newly opened road which has already been traveled by thousands of motor cars.
 
Transcribed for the Halstead Historical Society by Carolyn Williams from microfilm at the Halstead Public Library.