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   Arlington Progressive (Newspaper) - May 16, 1968, Arlington, Iowa                                LINCTO VOLUME I NUMBER 39 May 1968 ARLINTON Pages 10t PER COPY W A DEN AFAST GROWING FOOD CAPITOL OF BEAUTIFUL IOWA Wadena is fast becoming the Dining Capitol of Iowa and if you dont beleive that you should have visited the friendly little town last Sunday You just couldnt find a parking place down town unless you were lucky enough to catch someone Just pulling Art and Gladys Thomas can take credit for the towns pop ularity as an eating and the fame of their Valley Inn was quite evident that day when they ser ved some 200 smorgasbord dinners to as many satisfied Art and Gladys have moved their place across the and they still have a lot of remodeling to do before they get the building to look just the way they want it to but things are shap ing up real good and youll be hearing about a Grand Opening for their new Valley Inn in the very near Wadena now boasts another fine eating and The as it is is having its Formal Opening this Friday and Its not a grand opening by any for many local and area folks have been enjoying the food and the friendly atmosphere of the place for a coiiDle of In nearly 200 people enjoyed Mothers Day dinner at The Cabaret last Sun Simple arithmetic shows that some 400 people partook of the goodies offered in a little town that boasts only 300 home When Rich Ellinger and Bud Alderson planned the place they figured they would do a good business because Wadena is lo cated in a good spot to attract customers from a wide area of dining but they didnt reckon with the immediate success of the been jumping every since they opened the door the first In theyve run out of steaks twice so a little plan ning will have to be done in that In a story in the PROGRESSIVE a couple of weeks ago we told you that Rich had brought along a friend of his called Doug Wil and that this fellow played a little dont know but I keep wanting to call figure it when we said the guy played a little piano we hadnt heard him we want to go record right now in saying that he is He plays much In the style of Joan Castle and my good F rankle a guy not too well known but one of the finest pianists playing the bet ter clubs You name a and Doug can play least we didnt stump him the night we heard him TOP Bud Alderson plays the unfamiliar role of bartender and Art Herrling pitches in as CENTER PHOTODoug Wilsie tickles the irories while Wadenas friendly post Bob sits in for a session with his BOTTOM Edna Minger serves a juicy steak to Glenda one of the waitresses at the new All of the above photos were taken in action at the new Cabaret in Summer Reruns THREE FUN DAYS AT PRAIRIE Hey Sport Theres lots of things going on this weekend to satisfy the young and old Theres horse racing at Elkader on Sunday and theres three big days of excitement over in Prairie du Chien starting on The three funfilled days at the friendly little city across the big bridges are called Frontier Days and the theme of the extravaganza is just with most of the local male resi dents sporting beards and mus taches and the ladies all decked out in their Gay Ninety Thirty lovely ladies are vying for the title of Miss Prairie du Chien and whoever the lucky lady chosen will rule over many of the features of the Uni que is the fact that the winner will be the first authentic holder of that Down through the years Prairie du Chien has hos ted many events that produced many lovely but this is the first event that ever recog nized the winner as Miss Prai rie du Television Max will head a strong field of performers for both the parade and the grandstand performance on Other performances and events too numerous to mention are listed for the three big days of but you can read all about this big event on page three of this Study the pick out your favorite day of events and pack the kids in the car and head across the river for a day of fun and HORSE RAGING AT ELKADER SUNDAY One of the features of the new eating place most enjoyed by din ers to date is the Salad Table and when you partake of the good ies thereon for the first time you SCHOOL HEARING SCHEDULED MAT 22 is as good as else on the menu the Well predict that the Valley Inn and The Cab aret will work together In off ering the dining public the finest food possible and that In the fu ture the problem wont to where togo in By the you ladies can pick up a Baby Orchid Just by stopping In at The Caberet on Friday or The Starmont Commools of Clayton will ittee met May with be held on May approximately 30 interested people at at the Court concerning an appeal by the commHouse in Ittee to the county superintendent of The following letter The hearing will be held before was read to the people county Superintendent Donald chairman Potter in the Court Room and will Citizens committee Iowa be recorded by a court Dear Bliss The above action is provided for The hearing on the appeal to in Chapter and Code the County Superintendent of Sen of The Elkader Jaycees will spon sor horse races at the Elkader Recreation Park race track this coming Sunday The first event gets under way at 1 with over 100 entries from four states vying for the prize money offered in eleven The approved by the Iowa Quarter Horse will feature quarter tho roughbred and chariot A nother thrilling feature will be a Farmers Race with riders and from Clayton County mak ing up the There will be two races for thoroughbreds on the Race 7 at and Race 11 at place Signed Donald Potter County Superintendent Clayton County Schools The committee pointed out that this is a public meeting and that all interested people are urged to and show will collect prizes in these two races and they are ex pected to be the hits of the show along with the Farmers Lowell Miller of Cedar Kalis will be the with Jim Bush Son of Bloomfield handling the starting gate The Jay cee Ettes of Elkader will have a lunch stand on the grounds to pro vide hot dogs and other goodies for Admission for the exciting aff air is only a buck for while small wranglers under 12 can get in for four Why not come and bring the whole family for an afternoon of chills and spills SOFTBALL PRACTICE EVERY TUES NITES AT AT FOOTBALL ALL MEN   

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