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"My son brought this recipe home from a neighbor lady almost 30 years ago. It has been his birthday cake ever since. I had my picture with this cake in your 1973 Holiday Cookbook."

Ingredients

2/3 cup butter
1-1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup cocoa
2-1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
2/3 cup rinsed, drained and chopped sauerkraut

FROSTING:
5 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

Cream shortening and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Sift dry ingredients and add alternately with water to egg mixture. Stir in thoroughly rinsed and chopped sauerkraut.

Pour batter into two 8-inch round or square pans which have been greased and floured. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Frost cake. Store cake in refrigerator until it is served.

FROSTING:

Mix flour and milk in saucepan and cook until thick. Let cool. Cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla. Add cooled milk/ flour mixture and beat until stiff and fluffy.

Edith Polson
Prophetstown



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1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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