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Aug. 9, 1911

(Wednesday) - Beloit’s first suffragette meeting occurred at the corner of State and Grand and culminated with the formation of the Beloit Political Equality League; during Miss Harriet Grimm’s talk of women’s suffrage, a dog fight started down the street and several turned their attention to that; Miss Grimm said, “I don’t want to talk to them; it would be useless.”... Two Shirland lads, Edward Hilkey and George Wiessart, ages 11 and 12, captured and killed a three-foot long snake and plan to make a belt of its skin. ... Mayor Cunningham says he won’t sign an ordinance that would warn parents to keep their children free of head lice, because it would sent a message that Beloit youngsters aren’t clean.

Aug. 9, 1961

(Wednesday) - Mrs. Kate Hattstaedt, 106, a Beloit native and the widow of the founder of Chicago’s American Conservatory of Music, has died in Hollywood, Calif.; she was born Katherine Castle in Beloit and lived on East Grand Avenue until the family moved to Chicago when she was 18. ... Kay Goodrich of rural Rockton has won the grand championship award with her 4-H home grounds improvement project at the Winnebago County 4-H show; she’s a member of the Tri-River Tryers 4-H club. ... The Maxwells team won the Tigerland minor league tourney at the Roosevelt playground; members include Tom Reagan, John Thomas, John Belken, LaVern Daniel, Steve Larson, Bob Irwin, Ronnie McCowan, Dan Wright, Chuck Warringer, Tom Wrogjt, Greg Thomas, Jim Zillman, and LaMont Weaver. ... Tom Kalk of South Beloit showed the grand champion Shorthorn female at the Winnebago County 4-H show.

Aug. 9, 1986

(Saturday) - The boom of a crane came in contact with power line and a 24-year-old Racine construction worker was electrocuted while working along Interstate 90 near Janesville. ... The Beloit Reds won the Little League “World Series” by beating the Cubs, 18-5, with a bases loaded triple by Christ Kennedy; Scott Garner led all hitters, going four-for-five.

Aug. 9, 2001

(Thursday) - Owners of the Manor restaurant, a Beloit landmark that was built as the Morgan Manor years ago, have appealed a Beloit city council decision to reclassify the property as a historic landmark; Council president, Bill Watson, says he thinks the property has undergone so many alterations that it no longer has the historic integrity a landmark should have. ... Rockton wrestler Grant Miller has won both the Greco Roman and Freestyle titles at the USA Cadet National tournament.

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