Feb. 15, 1900

Mr. J.E. Tidrick, one of the rising young attorneys of Winterset, opened a law office on the north side of Winterset.

A concert and dance was planned at Clark’s Hall. Prof. Matt Lilis would provide the entertainment consisting of violin solos and comic imitations. Admission was 20 cents.

Feb. 15, 1950

Due to a leak in the dam at Cedar Lake, a large drain was opened to stop the dam from breaking. The water level lowered eight feet, causing concern to city residents about water usage.

Three WHS basketball players were suspended from athletic participation for the rest of the school year by the Iowa High School Athletic Association. The three were involved in an altercation with Truro students at a county basketball tournament earlier that season. Winterset school officials decided to appeal the decision, saying it was too severe.

Feb. 17, 1960

The newly organized Winterset Kiwanis Club received its official charter. Club president Irving Hauswirth of Patterson accepted the charter for the 53-member service organization.

Comedienne Minnie Pearl and singer Carl Perkins would appear at the KRNT Theatre.

Feb. 18, 1970

A “Hong Kong-type” flu was reaching epidemic proportions in the area, filling Madison County Memorial Hospital nearly to capacity. Over 160 Winterset students were absent that Monday. Winterset stores and businesses also were short-staffed and two businesses were closed due to the flu.

A modern ‘super-egg’ factory was going into production at the Harry Watts farm. The new, temperature-controlled building would hold about 13,000 laying hens.

Feb. 20, 1980

Winterset school nurse Marion Goodenberger reported 150 to 200 absences every day that week due to an outbreak of influenza.

Winterset Chamber of Commerce formed a new “Ambassador’s Club” to serve as the public relations arm of the Chamber in welcoming new businesses.

Feb. 21, 1990

The I-35 High School jazz band won first place in the 2A division of the Jack Oatts Jazz Festival. The band competed with nine other schools.

The Small Business Administration approved a $150,000 loan for a new sheltered workshop in Winterset to be operated by Innovative Industries of Creston.