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Party Line Listener Helps Capture Thief

In the morning of September 25, 1913, Leon, Iowa Sheriff F. L. Lorey received a phone call from Deputy Sheriff Bob Craig in Shenandoah. Craig had gotten word from authorities in Fremont County, Nebraska, that a horse thief was hiding out near his town. Help came in the form of a neighbor listening in on Lorey’s call.