Thursday, September 22, 2011

Ukrainian Festival Celebrates Cultural Diversity

Chariton's Ukrainian community celebrated its's second annual Festival on Saturday, September 17.  The weather was cool with scattered showers, but that did not stop the courthouse square from filling up with people.  Home cooked Ukrainian food was displayed on a large table including home-cooked traditional perogies, some breads, cabbage rolls, borsch, blintz and a variety of other choices.  To wash the food down there was a Ukrainian soft drink known as "Kvass".

Accordians and other musical instruments, native to the Ukrainians, were played giving live music to the crowd. Children and adults were dressed in traditional attire and a speaker shared Ukrainian history.
(Article in the Herald-Patriot, September 22, 2011, was written by Sandra Knebel)

Thomas/Schuholz Clothing Store Sign

Andy Towle, a former resident of Chariton, is seen holding the sign he brought back to Chariton.  The old sign is in very good condition.   The sign was donated to the Lucas County Historical Society for safe keeping where it will be displayed for all to see.  The picture is very clear and easy to read.  The clothing store was later known as Halden and Thomas.  The store was located on the northwest corner of the square where the Gold Boutique is now.  $700 was raised to purchase the sign which was in the Nashville Antique Archaeology store in Tennessee.  When Mary Stierwalt heard about the sign, it sparked her interest and she wondered how the  money could be raised to purchase the sign.  In talking with Mary Greubel Nance from Oskaloosa, a former CHS graduate, Greubel Nance suggested that 700 people each chip in $1 apiece to buy the sign.  The response was very good and it didn't take long to raise the money.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Open House for The New Public Safety Center/Holding Facility

The upcoming open house for the new public safety center/holding facility will be on October 7 and October 8.  The new law center is located on Hy-Vee Road.  Dates for the open house will be Friday, October 7 from 4-7pm and Saturday, October 8, from noon to 4pm.  On October 24 and October 25 and possibly the 26th all furniture will be moved to the new facility.  On Oct 26 the telephone and radio service will be transferred.