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Dixon Evening Telegraph 08 June 1944
Mrs. Earl Bothe of Eldena has returned to her home after spending a few days at Topeka Kansas visiting her son Sgt. Albert Schumacher.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 08 September 1944
Miss Jean Shoemaker daughter of Mrs. Earl Bothe of Eldena became the bride of Robert Wojtkiewicz of Chicago on Saturday September 2, 1944 at 2:30 P.M. at the rectory of St. Sebastian's Church in Chicago. Those present were the brides sister Mrs. Robert Hoyle of Amboy, the bridegrooms mother and his sister Miss Lorraine Wojtkiewicz. The bride was graduated from Amboy High School in 1912. Both she and her husband are employed at the Green River Ordnance Plant. They will make thier home in Amboy.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 28 September 1944
Corp. Harold Glessner who has spent a 3 weeks leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Glessner of Eldena, after several months service overseas left yesterday afternoon for Miami Beach, Fla., where he will take a two weeks rest before being reassigned.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 20 October 1944
Jules Chevalley returned to the County Home at Eldena after spending a month with home folks. Joe B. Bauer accompanied him, returning to West Brooklyn the same day.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 10 November 1944
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bruce of Rochelle entertained with a dinner Sunday in honor of their son Lavon R. Landau of Great Lakes. Those present were Mr.and Mrs. Ervin Hoover of Franklin Grove, Mr. and Mrs. Clair Pfoutz family of Franklin Grove, Mrs. Sheldon Hoover of Dixon and two daughters of Dixon, and Mr. and Mrs. John Lohymer of Eldena.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 28 November 1944
Glenn White, who resides on a tract of land east of Eldena exhibited an unusual stock of oats to the Telegraph this morning. The grain had grown after thrashing was completed, the first occurrence of its kind in White's experience. They were discovered yesterday, perfectly preserved despite freezing temperatures.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 06 February 1945
About 200 friends from Eldena, Evergreen School, Will School and surrounding territory entertained the Lloyd Hoyle family at a farewell party Friday evening at Legion Hall in Dixon. The Hoyle's have residents of the same community for 24 years and both have been active in the Red Cross. Their friends have been extended an invitation to visit them in their new home four miles northeast of Ashton.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 02 March 1945
The Glenn White family moved to the farm they have purchased near Eldena. The farm vacated by the White's will be tenated by Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Zentz.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 03 April 1945
James McWilliams Jr. machinists mate 2nd Class U.S. N.R. who is home on a 30 day leave after serving 18 months in the South Pacific will be honored by friends of the Eldena Community Thursday evening when they give a scramble supper and open house in his honor at the Eldena church. Mr. McWilliams son of the Senator James McWilliams of Eldena will report in Philadelphia for further duty with the navy next week.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 26 January 1952
Mr. and Mrs. Abner Deets, Dixon; Austin Deets, Sterling and Mrs. Frank Shoemaker, Eldena, motored to St. Paul Minnesota Monday, taking the Abner Deets daughter, Dawn to enroll in the St. Paul Bible Institute. Mrs. Shoemaker visited friends in Minneapolis while the others were in St. Paul. They returned to Dixon Wednesday.

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