Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

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February 27, 2013

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RAGBRAI was going to roll through Knoxville. Riders were expected to come in on Highway 14 from Monroe and roll east to Oskaloosa.

Knoxville VA patient Chet Collins was killed in a hit and run. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation was looking into the incident.

First grader Eric Owens was pictured giving a customer a shave on the front page.

The students of the VA Child Care Center raised $5,329.20 for the purchase of three Apple computers and a printer. Two were to be used by the children and one by the office.

The Knoxville Panthers rallied to defeat Davis County to earn a share of the South Central Conference boys’ basketball title. In another game, Jeff Hollingshead set a new KHS single-game record by hitting 15 of 16 free throws.


Dr. Harold J. Madsen was appointed the new director of the Knoxville VA Medical Center. He took over on March 3, 1963. Employees of the VA held a reception for him.

An Open House and dedication was scheduled for the new Melcher-Dallas High School.

Marion County was celebrating National 4-H Week. The Extension Council and 4-H members were pictured on the front page.

Hairdressers of Knoxville planned a Heart Fund benefit hairstyle show at the Women’s Club building.

Sisters Toni and Marsha Watkins of Bussey jointly announced their engagements. The daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Robert waters were engaged to Merlin Vanders Sluis (Toni) and Richard Heck, III (Marsha).


Some AP Food Mart prices: 10 pounds of sugar, 51 cents; 49 pounds of flour, $1.25; a 20-ounce loaf of bread, 8 cents; a large head of lettuce, 6 cents; 8 pounds of cooking apples, 25 cents; 2 dozen oranges, 25 cents.

You could buy a new top coat for $20. Throw in a hat for either $1.95 or $3.45.

Iowa’s share of the national debt was $746,223,578. Combined national, state and local public debt totaled $988,214,337 in Iowa, or 40 percent of total assessed value of all Iowa real and personal property.

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