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1907 — This home in Holyoke belonged to Leon and Florence Kepler when this photo was taken in 1907. In 1936, Colver Brothers Hardware, Furniture and Undertaking moved the funeral business there, by then the O.J. Colver residence, from their building at 123 S. Interocean Ave. The home was remodeled, and a funeral chapel was added to the original structure. The building, located at 241 E. Furry St., still serves as a funeral home, currently owned by Baucke Funeral Home. — Source: Phillips County Museum

Peekin’ into the past

Five Years Ago
Aug. 16, 2012

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One of the larger pieces at Phillips County Museum, this stage curtain was one housed at the McKelvey School, District No. 12. It was a one-room school located 8 miles south and 1 mile east of Paoli, and the curtain was there from 1952-1961, when the school was discontinued. — Johnson Publications

Family business leaves advertising legacy; locals remember curtain at McKelvey School

     A 65-year-old painted theater curtain housed at the Phillips County Museum recently caught the attention of Curtains Without Borders, a Vermont organization dedicated to finding, documenting a

Recipe Train

    Diane Rahe’s mother’s chocolate zucchini cake recipe lives on in the Zion Lutheran Church cookbook. “It needs no frosting,” said Rahe. “It’s very moist.”


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