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Wenona Index, 1937

01 Jan - Mr & Mrs Milton Robinson celebrated 20th wedding anniversary
01 Jan - Mr & Mrs James Artman celebrated 16th wedding anniversary
11 Jan - Mr & Mrs John Engel observed silver wedding anniversary
16 Jan - Mr & Mrs Lutton celebrated 50th wedding anniversary
20 Jan - Herman Kross appointed guard at Joliet penitentiary
06 Feb - T. B. Weston celebrates 90th birthday
07 Feb - Mr & Mrs William Hoskins observe 41st wedding anniversary
14 Feb - Mr & Mrs George Marshall celebrate 32nd wedding anniversary
24 Feb - Farm home of Roman Miller, east of town, burns
27 Feb - Mr & Mrs D S Myers, Varna, celebrate golden wedding
06 Mar - Mr & Mrs Alfred Holander celebrate 37the wedding anniversary
23 Mar - Mr & Mrs Joseph Harconnet celebrate silver wedding
05 May - Frances Marks wins first place in grade school essay contest for schools in Peoria diocese
10 May - J. L. Sullivan selected as grade school superintendent
10 May - Miss Ethelin Ray engaged as teacher in grade school
10 May - Public Service Co. installs new street lights in Wenona
23 May - Charles Pearson critically hurt by tractor
29 May - Poppy sales go over top
03 Jun - Reception held for Rev. Geo. Bernard, new pastor of Bethany Lutheran church
24 Jun - Rev. B. J. Shoody, pastor of St. Mary's church, leaves to take up new pastorate in Pekin
01 Jul - Miss Alyce Wilson receives commission as postmaster at Wenona
01 Jul - Dr. J B Dunham retires after practicing medicine in Wenona for fifty years
19 Jul - Emil Johnson left for visit in Sweden
31 Jul - Lawrence Lindholm retired and pensioned after 43 years of service to C & A railroad
28 Aug - Mr & Mrs James McAllister celebrate silver wedding anniversary

Contributed 08 Mar 2014 by Peggy Thomas

Mrs. James Henderson, formerly Miss Mary campbell, was honored at a lovely post-nuptial party Saturday afternoon, when Mrs. Albert Grotenhuis, of Chicago, entertained for her at the R. L. Ball home in this city.
The guests were served dessert from a prettily appointed table decorated with white asters, lighted tapers and a bride's cake. As Mrs. henerson cut and served the cake Miss Edith Gants served the assorted wedding ice cream molds. The dime in the cake was found by Miss Lois Flug, the ring by Mrs. Henderson, and the thimble by Mrs. Walter Becker. Several games fo bridge were enjoyed with prizes being presented to the honored guest. Mrs. Henderson was showered with lovely gifts for her new home which has been established in the Peterson apartments. Guests present were: Mrs. Jack Patterson, Streator; Mesdames James Henderson, C. J. Brown, C. W. Swanson, Walter Becker, Lester Hoskins, J. L. Sullivan and R. L. Ball Misses Hortense Turner, Marjorie Ward, Viola Crone, Sheila Campbell, Lois Flug, Lorraine Gregg, Edith Gants.

Mrs. Al Grotenhuis, of Chicago, entertained a number of young women at a 7 o'clock dinner at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Ball, Saturday evening. The affair was in honor of Mrs. Lester Hoskins [nee Virginia Flahavan], a recent bride. The evening was spent in games of various kinds, prizes being awarded to Mrs. Jule Beckman and Miss Mary Campbell, who in turn, presented them to the honored guest. Mrs. Hoskins was also the recipient of a gift of silverware from the attending guests. Those present were the honor guest, Mrs. Hoskins, Mrs. Jule Beckman, Misses Zena Flahaven, Mary Campbell, Alice Holmstrom, Iola Dickey, Virginia Melody, and the hostess, Mrs. Betty Grotenhuis.

The home of Mrs. Lester Hoskins was the scene of a pretty party on Saturday evening, when Mrs. Hoskins, assisted by Mrs. Betty Gretenhuis, of Chicago, and Miss Zena Flahaven, was hostess to about thirty young women. The affair was given in honor of Miss Virginia Melody, who is to become the bride of Jack Patterson, of Streator, on Saturday, Septembr 19. Bridge was the main diversion of the evening. After the usual number of games, Misses Ida Pettit and Mary Campbell, having the best scores, were awarded prizes. They, in turn, presented the trophies to the honored guest. A two-course lunch was served by the hostesses. A decorated bride's cake, adorned with a miniature bride and groom, was placed on the bride's table. When the cake was carved and portions distributed to the unmarried guests, Miss Louise Love discovered the ring, Miss Isabelle Kinsella uncovered the thimble, and Miss Zena Flahaven found the dime. Miss Melody was presented with many gifts including linen, silver and glassware.

Contributed 31 Jul 2015 by Peggy Thomas

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