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55 Years Ago
New stop and go lights were installed on the four corners of the square. In addition, octagonal stop signs have been placed on each of the four corners.
Vernon Tippett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Tippett was a awarded a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Petroleum Marketing at the 69th Commencement of the university of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK, Sunday.
65 Years Ago
The Wales Construction Co. of Moberly, who have been remodeling the old Hesse building on the south side of the square, put in a new sidewalk in front and along part of the west side of the building.
The city this week is laying a new water main from the dead end near the Burns and Lancaster service station on Highway 136 in southwest Memphis, west and northwest to the water plant.
Ivan Neil Nelson of Memphis has beguna commercial aviation as transportation agent with Southwest Orient Airlines.
75 Years Ago
Over 3400 feet of stockstopping for the city streets has been signed for and paid for, and many other property owners had signified their intentions to blacktop their front footage.
James H. Talbott, owner of the Kahoka Fress Press, announced he had sold his newspaper plant.
The following from Scotland County attended soil field day at the University of Missouri farms: Arch Riebel, Charles D. Miller, Walter Hopkins, Clarence Miller, Donald Mount, Bill Orcutt, Gordon Thompson, J.R. Enness, Floyd Dunn, Bernard Browning, Turner Haden and Vernon Winkler.
The Cub Scouts had a picnic and swim at the south canal, accompanied by Rev. W.E. Longstreth.
85 Years Ago
The high school band was to give concerts every Thursday night under the direction of Loyal Shelton.
Mr. and Mrs. Marlowe Roberts of Phoenix, AZ, were guests of honor at a dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Forrester.
Eight of the 13 members of the 1935 graduating class of Bible Grove High School held a reunion on Saturday, May 30. Members present were Misses June Norton, Faye Jackson, Minerva Howard, Annabel Jones, Alva Erwin, Carson Erwin, Bill Hall, and Will Elsea.
90 Years Ago
Col. M.A. Bates, a former editor of the Democrat, died at his home at Plattsmouth, Nebraska, Monday June 1, at the age of 89 years.
The commencement address for the senior class of 1931 was given by Eugene Fair, president of the Kirksville State Teachers College at the Christian Church.
95 Years Ago
Mrs. E.L. Jackson of Los Angeles, CA, was visiting her sister, Mrs. Mary Kenoyer and brother, J.T. Harvey.
Ward McIntyre was carrying the mail on city route 1, while Ernest Leeper was taking his vacation and visiting his brother Victor Leeper in Colorado.
100 Years Ago
Miss Lula Brookhart, daughter of Warren Brookhart of Arbela, expected to go to foreign fields as a missionary when completed four years’ work at Culver-Stockton College at Canton. The Christian church of Arbela offered to send Miss Brookhart to Culver-Stockton so that she might be fitted for the work.
The board of directors of the Medill Cold Storage Co. announced there would be an all-day picnic at Medill on Wednesday, June 16.
105 Years Ago
The Frank Harkness home burned June 3. It was north of the square, and was formerly the home of the Z. Sandoz family.
The new Map recently issued by the Missouri Bureau of Geology and mines gave the following altitude in Scotland County: Memphis, 757; Rutledge, 647; Granger, 761; Gorin 700 feet, and Downing, 876 feet.
Clara and Mazie Lawrence who had been attending college at Valparaiso, IN, returned home.
R.D. Westcott of Rutledge went to Kansas City and heard Billy Sunday and Theodore Roosevelt.