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15 years ago
The Memphis V.F.W. Post celebrated its 60th Anniversary.
Captain John W. Elliott, fiCommanding Officer of Troop B, Macon, announces that effective September 18, 2005, Trooper Doug Siegfried will transfer from Zone 4, which serves the citizens of Putnam and Sullivan Counties, to Zone 5, to serve Clark and Scotland Counties. He and his wife Kristina are natives of Nauvoo, Illinois, and will reside in Scotland County.
The Scotland County Class of 1950 dedicated a trophy case to the high
school in memory of their classmates.
65 Years ago
Gertrude Weber worked as a checker at Anders Booterie.
The Memphis Junior Chamber of Commerce is planning a program of house and street numbering, coming at a time when all mail, after November 1st, must carry street address, in addition to names.
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Rockhold of Los Angeles, CA, came Sunday to visit his brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Rockhold and other relatives.
75 years ago
P.R. Allen was sworn in
as presiding judge of the county court.
95 years ago
W. H. Southerland and others were beautifying the depot grounds by cutting grass across the tracks from the station.
Members of the Arbela Christian Church were papering, varnishing, and putting in electric lights.
flG.L. Muffley, Memphis jeweler, was to leave October 1 to relocate to Palmyra.
105 years ago
B.F. Ewing, father of Ella Ewing, bought 20 acres of the Tippett farm. He sold his farm near the Price School and expected to move to the
Karl Schenk went to Ames, Iowa, to enter the Iowa Agricultural College.
Carpenters were working on the new home of Atty. C.C. Fogle, next to the Park Hotel property.
W.C. Huff and G.C. Clark returned from St. Louis, where they bought equipment for their barbershop in the basement of the Kinney Hotel.
The County Court set aside September 21 and 22 as good road days.
The Race Program at the 57th Annual Scotland County Fair was a huge success with over 8,000 spectators in attendance.
125 Years ago
Mark Mount has purchased the entire stock of marble of W. I. Humphrey in this city and will continue the monument business at the old stand.
The new restaurant of Sturdivant & Brewster in the Kinney block will give farmers a good lunch for 15 cents.
The Walter E. Main circus yesterday attracted one of the largest crowds ever seen in the city of Memphis.
The Granger Enterprise failed to come to hand last week and some of our Granger friends informed us that they left town and suspended the paper.
The brickwork on the courthouse is completed and the building is now in the hands of the carpenters and plaster craftsmen.
The waterworks well is completed. Last Sunday when they were down twenty-three feet, the flwater began flowing in faster than the pump could draw it out of the well and further digging was deemed impractical and unnecessary.
135 years ago
On Wednesday of last week, A. C. Cowell, in the company of eight or ten citizens of Memphis, chartered a bus and drove about six miles southwest to the farm of Alexander Dance to witness the trial of a Buckeye Down Binder. They witnessed the machine starting, and were surprised to see a single pair of horses walking off with it. Before night, Mr. Camp-Cowell closed the contract for a Down Binder, since he was so fisatisfied with the trial.
Ed Rigger has been doing extensive business manufacturing hammocks.
At a meeting of Murray Post, G.A.R. last Thursday, the Post resolved to hold a memorial service at the Court House at 2 p.m. fiFriday, the official time for the interment of General U. S. Grant.