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Looking back… Odessa New Year edition

Jan. 1906,

117 years ago

New Years Eve witnessed the passing of the liquor store traffic and local saloons sold out early in the evening.

A Sunday school was organized at Irby, with Weldon Williams as superintendent and Jacob Ott as an assistant.

Samuel Reinman bought the John Schatz ranch south of town for $32,000 and leased it to his son Ed Reiman.

Jan. 4, 1935,

88 years ago

Police Judge F.B. Totusek held evening court on Wednesday night, when Jacob Hardung and Conrad Gisek appeared before him both on charges of drunk and disorderly.

Hardung pleaded not guilty and after hearing testimony Jud...


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