George Mahr and Willard McCoy formed a dairy partnership on January 1, 1922. This partnership lasted one year, when the Mahrs went on their own. Sons Phillip and Marvin delivered milk before school with a horse and spring wagon and later with a Model T Ford. In 1928 a purebred Guernsey bull and three Guernsey cows were purchased. This was the beginning of the Wynola Guernsey Farm located southwest of Pickard Park. For over 30 years Mahrs delivered bottled milk in Indianola and to Simpson College. The Warren County Historical Society has a permanent Mahr Dairy exhibit.
100 Years Ago (1911)
You can buy coal to warm yourself from the Green Bay Lumber Co., Chas. F. Enos manager.
The new iron bridge over Middle River is now finished. It awaits the new approaches.
W.H. Berry announced he would be a candidate for Governor. He
served as Senator from Clarke and Warren counties. He is an honest
and capable man who should have been appointed to the Supreme Court.
50 Years Ago (1961)
Fred Hutchcroft Jr. wins Iowa Soybean Yield Contest with a yield of 50.91 bushels per acre.
Simpson Coach Les Deaton has a fine men's basketball team. It is led by Pete Hadley and Bob Tidgren.
Bids are being taken for the construction of a new post office for Carlisle.
30 Years Ago(1981)
Warren County String Ticklers played on the courthouse steps. Band members are: Dave Bunch,
Mike Weeks, Terry Feldott, and Bob Nible.
The Warren County Historical Society has a collection of 4"X5" photo negatives. We are looking for a scanner to scan them in to our Computers. Do you have one to loan or would be willing to scan them in for us?
Warren County Historical Society hours: Thurs. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sat. 9:00 am to noon.