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29 July 1944 Dixon Evening Telegraph
Miss Anna B. Reid of Long Beach Calif. arrived Friday for a visit with her sister-in-law, Mrs. Flora Reid of Amboy and other relatives. Saturday evening Mrs. Lester Reid and daughters Mrs. Elmer Underhile and Mrs. Howard Hillison will entertain at a 6:30 supper in her honor at the home of Mrs. Hillison. Fourteen guests have been invited.

08 August 1944 Dixon Evening Telegraph
Sunday dinner guests at the home of Mrs. Flora Reid and daughter Mabel, honored Miss Anna Reid of Long Beach Calif. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. James Reid and son, Mrs. Lester Reid, Raymond Reid, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Underhile and family, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hillison and son, Mrs. Grace Reid of Amboy.

01 Mar 1945 Dixon Evening Telegraph
Selective Service Board: Pre Induction notice for Floyd G. Koesler, Amboy; Kenneth D. Schultheis Rt. 3 Dixon; William J. Masters, Amboy; Elmer C. Underhil 106 N. Prospect Ave. Amboy; James P. Halligne, Amboy; Lester W. Koehler Route 1 West Brooklyn;

03 May 1945 Dixon Evening Telegraph
The Jr. Steno Club of Amboy High School and their sponser, Mrs. John Eisenberg will motor to Sterling Friday afternoon to visit the Scovill Business School. Those girls from Sublette who will accompany the group are - Mary LaVon Lauer, Laverne Becker, Dorothy Buffer, Betty Koehler, and Arvida Kerchner.

19 June 1945 Dixon Evening Telegraph
Pfc. John Searls home from Iceland is enjoying a 30 day leave with his parents Mr. & Mrs. Levi Searls.

20 August 1945 Dixon Evening Telegraph
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Demarest who live near Dixon extertained with a scramble dinner Sunday, August 12 in honor of Mrs. Flora Reids 85th birthday. Guests included Mr. and Mrs. Ole Christiansen and Mrs. Thirza Sanders of Walnut; James & Robert Reid, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Wagner, and Richard, Ruth and Richard Demarset of Dixon; Mr. and Mrs. Lester Reid, Raymond Reid, Mrs. Grace Reid, Miss Mabel Reid, Mrs. Howard Hillison and Johnny, Mrs. Elmer Underhile, Beverly, Joyce, Sharon, and Jane and Miss Theresa Thayer of Amboy.

23 March 1946 Dixon Evening Telegraph
H.J. Ayres of Chicago, former Amboyan, is rooming at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clem Miller for a few weeks.

20 January 1948 Dixon Evening Telegraph
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Larkin of Walnut and Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Robbins of Amboy left for a vacation trip to California.

21 January 1948 Dixon Evening Telegraph
Mrs. Henrietta Friel and Mrs. Suzie Hufer admited to KSB Hospital in Dixon

27 January 1948 Dixon Evening Telegraph
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Potts and daughters Barbara and Diane visited at the home of Harold Ankeny and Mrs. Ada Ditsch Sunday.

04 February 1948 Dixon Evening Telegraph
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Parker (of Lee Center) attended open house at the Harry Longmans in Amboy Sunday celebrating their silver wedding anniversary

06 May 1948 Dixon Evening Telegraph
Frederick Leake Jr. assistant Lee County Superintendent of highways, recently purchased the Floyd D. Searls residence on Main Street in Amboy, formerly known as the Egan property. The Leake family is moving from their house on Blackstone Avenue to their new home and will occupy the apartment which has been vacated Coach and Mrs. Orval Spurlin and family who have moved to the Mrs. Hilda Prescott home.

22 November 1948 Dixon Evening Telegraph
A five room cape cod cottage and garage have been completed by Joe Wittenauer in Binghampton just across the Binghampton bridge.

24 November 1948 Dixon Evening Telegraph
To Mr. & Mrs. John Ditsch of 220 South Davis, Amboy, a girl on November 23, 1948.

07 December 1948 Dixon Evening Telegraph
George Searls and Mr. and Mrs. Emil Kohut of Chicago spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Searls.

16 February 1949 Dixon Evening Telegraph
Mr. and Mrs. Emil Kohut and son Bobby and George Smith of Chicago spent the weekend with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Searls.

19 May 1949 Dixon Evening Telegraph
The spring music festival was held at the Amboy Township high school Tuesday night under the direction of J. Edward Coe. Monica Becker, Darlene Shippert and Gilbert Goy sang vocal solos; Leon Ullensvang presented a saxophone solo; Donna Long gave a cornet solo; Lois Robbins and Darlene Shippert gave a vocal duet; and Donna Long and Mr. Coe presented a piano duet. The boys Chorus and the girls chorus sang and Gene Carroll, assisted by the mass chorus sang.

09 Jun 1949 Dixon Evening Telegraph
Miss Shirley Goy, nurse at the Amboy hospital went to Aurora Sunday with her parents to attend the gradutaion of her sister Lucy, from the nursing school at St. Charles hospital.

14 June 1949 Dixon Evening Telegraph
Elmer Underhile 40, an employee of the Green River Ordance plant sustained a broken leg and internal injuries in an automobile accident at 5 p.m. Monday (13 June 1949) KSB Hospital reports today were "condition fair". The accident occurred on an Ogle County highway approximately 5 miles east of the Kingdom. Mrs. Ernest Small of Woodlawn was driving the other car. She was taken to KSB hospital along with Underhile. Mrs. Small was not injured and was released.

31 October 1949 Dixon Evening Telegraph
The Rev. Wilford Paul, Miami MO, served as pastor for the 1st Baptist Church Sunday. The Rev. Paul is a candidate. He was entertained Sunday at the Harold Hillison home.

30 November 1949 Dixon Evening Telegraph
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Knudten and three sons spent Thanksgiving weekend with Mrs. Knudtens mother and family, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Longman. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Carroll and family and Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Gordon Parker and Pam were entertained Saturday.

Dixon Telegraph 19 May 1951
Mrs. Edna Bell Hillison this week sent invitations to relatives of her niece, Beverly Ruth Underhile, for a miscellaneous shower at 2 p.m. Sunday May 20. Miss Underhile will become the bride of Sgt. Chester Beams at 7 p.m. May 24 at the First Baptist Church Dixon.

18 September 1953 Dixon Evening Telegraph
Forrest Robbins, Cliff Larkin, J.E. Mau, Norbert Becker and John Goy are spending this week fishing at Lake Kabatogama, Rey, Minn.

19 September 1955 Dixon Evening Telegraph
Ronald Knutden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Knudten is enrolled as a freshman at Carthage College.

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