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| September 7, 2023 12:00 AM

Flathead Courier, Sept. 6, 1923

Community fair plans moving forward rapidly

The housing committee for the community fair has secured Gray’s hall, the Midway barn and the Carter building for the fair displays. The dairy cattle and swine will be exhibited at the Midway barn, the poultry in the Carter building, and the exhibits of fruit, grains and grasses, vegetables, needle work, and culinary, etc., will be displayed in Gray’s hall.

The carnival concessions will occupy the street and nearby vacant lots. Fourth street will therefore be fair street from September 27 to 29.

The community fair will be brought to a close Saturday evening with a big banquet and dance.

Court held Tuesday

Tuesday was an important date in the history of Lake County. The first term of court in the history of the county was opened Tuesday morning with Judge James M. Self of the Fourth judicial district presiding. Court was held in the office of Clerk of Court D.A. Cubbage. No jury was called.

The first two cases were divorce suits transferred from Flathead county.

School wagons to be run this year

Contracts were let by the trustees of school district No. 23 at their meeting last Friday evening for transportation of school children during the coming school term.

The bid of Murl McAlear for $4.00 per day with a Ford truck was accepted for route No. 1. The contract for route No. 2 was given to W.H. Maschmeier at $4.50 per day with Ford truck. Virgil Gwinn’s bid of $4 per day on route No. 3 was accepted. A Ford truck will be used. L.D. French was given the contract on route No. 4 at $2.25 per day, a Ford touring car to be used.

Ronan Pioneer, Sept. 5, 1963

Hamels chosen as Farm Journal Family Test Group

Mrs. Robert Hamel, Chalimar Farm, St. Ignatius was named a member of the Family Test Group of Farm Journal magazine, according to Miss Gertrude Dicken, Women’s Editor.

Mrs. Hamel and her family are one of 500 member families of the group located all across the United States. The families were selected for their special skills in some phase of farming, homemaking, or community work.

Family Test Group members help the Farm Journal editors by acting as a sounding board for editorial ideas and by reflecting local opinions, travel and farm visits by the 38 Farm Journal editors. These families also test products, both on the farm and in the home.

Webb, Cahoon top Charlo Show

Beauty on Parade was the theme of the Charlo Flower Show held Aug. 24 in the school lunchroom.

Mrs. Ike Webb, Ronan, exhibited the champion gladiola, a Landmark. And Francis Cahoon in the junior division exhibited the champion rose, a red hybrid tea, Avon.

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