Coon Rapids Enterprise - Thursday, January 8, 2015, PAGE 4:
75 Years Ago
January 5, 1940
Dwight Williams Coon Rapids’ “refrigerator man”, reports he expects to begin harvesting his annual ice crop Monday. The ice, he says, is excellent, about 12 inches thick and of fine quality as it froze fast without thawing. With good equipment and experienced help the ice harvest promises to be of short duration.
“Shorty” Raymond Raygor was elected chief of the local fire department at a meeting in the town hall Thursday night. He succeeds Dwight Williams. Assistant chief is George Franks and secretary-treasurer is Jack Russell. First foreman is Jack Alex, second foreman is Dwight Williams and chief of fire police is C.A. Nelson. Fires in the community were evenly divided according to reports at this meeting during 1939, 14 were in the country and 14 in town!
The opening of a new year finds a business change in Coon Rapids. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Watrous having bought the Tall Corn Inn from Leo Kinnick and taken possession.
Mr. and Mrs. Watrous are both experienced in this line of work. Mrs. Watrous has been employed in a restaurant in Manning and at several local restaurants. They will serve lunches, meals, sell cigarettes and give the public first class cafe service. Mr. Watrous will continue to operate his trucking business. Mr. Kinnick has taken employment for the time at the First State bank.
Families are Forever! ;-)