Feb. 8, 1900

Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy was touted as quickly curling coughs, colds and croup as well as preventing pneumonia.

Feb. 8, 1950

Nearly 34 miles of new road were added to the county’s all-weather road system during the year 1949, according to the county engineer’s office.

Madisonian editor Ed M. Smith would be featured on the “We Iowa Editors” program broadcast over radio station WOI.

Feb. 10, 1960

The worst snowstorm of the season dropped almost a foot of snow in the county, virtually closing area towns to outside traffic with deep drifts covering the highways. The state highway patrol blocked all highway exits from Winterset that Tuesday evening.

Officers for the newly formed Council of United Church Women were elected. They included Mrs. Richard DeWitt, Mrs. Eugene McNamara, Mrs. Gail Finney, Mrs. Asa Smith and Mrs. Lester Piatt.

Feb. 11, 1970

Winterset High School senior Barbara Jones was named “Homemaker of Tomorrow” in the schools annual Betty Crocker contest.

Critchett Piano & Organ, located on the southeast corner of the Winterset square, advertised a four-day sale on new and used pianos. The store had received over 100 new Baldwin pianos and organs.

Feb. 13, 1980

The Apple Tree Players were auditioning cast members for a drama titled “Christ in the Concrete City.”

Winterset teachers voted to ratify the changes in their contract, which included a base salary of $11,450.

Feb. 14, 1990

The Town Squares committee met to discuss possible improvements to the Winterset square thanks to a $45,000 grant it had received,

Chamber Director Darrell Jensen attended a meeting at the International Trade Center in Des Moines dealing with Japanese tourists coming to Iowa.