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February 28, 2024

From the Ipswich Tribune May 29, 1930 edition

Hard Fought Cases Feature Court Session

Crowds have thronged the court room at Ipswich the past week, listening to the proceedings.

Two cases have occupied the limelight – State of South Dakota vs Adolph Zahalka and Joe Zahalka and state of South Dakota vs Lou Mikolas.

The Zahalka case was a hard fought legal battle. Four days was consumed in presenting the evidence.

The charge was that of grand larceny in unlawfully taking one black mare belonging to Gottlieb Pade.

The jury deliberated on the evidence for twenty-two hours and disagreed. The case w...

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