By Compiled by Drew Lawson
The Record-Times 

Looking Back


Last updated 1/4/2024 at 8:39am

100 years ago

• A fire starting from a furnace in the boiler room burned down the First Presbyterian Church in Davenport.

• J.J. Janke, a farmer south of Odessa, froze to death after an automobile accident three-fourths of a mile from his home. Area temperatures in the area were as low as 11 below.

• The Davenport Times-Tribune office was backed into by the Allen Grocery company delivery car after delivery boy Leo Allen left the car parked on the top of the hill, where it slid into the building.

75 years ago

• A record amount of snowfall fell, with 32.1 inches measured in Dece...

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