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     Company K will be mustered out of the federal service March 15 and arrive in LeMars the day following, according to a dispatch from Capt. J. G. Koenig, received in LeMars yesterday. The boys reached Des Moines at 10 o'clock on Wednesday night and are quartered at Fort Des Moines until mustered out of the federal service. LeMars is planning to give them a rousing welcome home and members of the local committee wired Capt. Koenig yesterday as to the probable date of their arrival and received the message above referred to.

     The Second Iowa left Brownsville on Saturday, March 3d, and came north via St. Louis. At Keokuk, where they first entered the state, they were given a cordial reception and spent two or three hours inspecting the wonderful dam at that place.

     A large number of the Company K boys have already reached home, having been discharged by reason of the expiration of their term of enlistment, but the company still numbers about forty-five men. It is hoped that their safe return can be made the occasion of a big patriotic celebration in LeMars and plans are being discussed to make it a holiday.

    At the Commercial Club rooms at 8:15 this evening a public meeting will be held to discuss plans and appoint committees and every person interested in helping to make the date of the return of Co. K a memorable day in LeMars, is invited to be present. This invitation is not confined to members of the club but the Grand Army, the city government, the schools, the churches and the business interests of the city are invited to join in giving LeMars soldier boys a welcome home.

-source: LeMars Sentinel Newspaper, LeMars, Plymouth Co., Iowa; Friday, 9 Mar 1917


-Submitted by Linda Ziemann
Iowa GenWeb County Coordinator, Plymouth, Monona, Sioux counties http://www.iagenweb.org
Iowa Old Press IAGenWeb Special Project Co-coordinator http://www.iowaoldpress.com/index.html