Ireland Historical Society meeting is Sunday

IRELAND — The first get-together of the Ireland Historical Society for the 2018-19 year will begin at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, in the Ireland Historical Society Building. The public is invited.

The program, “Back in Time to the 1940s,” will feature Anthony “Junie” Wigand, Tom Kellams, Ted Bartley and members of the Leinenbach family. Kellams and Wigand, being two of the oldest living persons that were raised in Ireland, will relate some of their early Ireland memories. Bartley came to Ireland early in the 1940s to work for his brothers, Herb and Lawrence Bartley, for the pay of $1.50 a day. Later, he operated a Nash car dealership. The Leinenbach family will give the history of Leinenbach Café (now the Chicken Place) from 1948 to the present day. This entity is in its 70th consecutive year. 

There will be a pictorial display of the history of Madison and Boone townships and, in particular, the history of the town of Ireland. New members are always welcomed. Membership is $10 each person. Lifetime memberships for $200 also are available. Refreshments will be served. 

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