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10 Years Ago
For the first time since 2003, a portion of the customers of the Consolidated Public Water Supply District #1 in Scotland County were drinking water produced right here at home.
15 Years Ago
SCR-1 School district will be among only 1.556 schools across the nation participating in teh We the People Picturing America program.
25 Years Ago
A fire of undetermined nature destroyed the porch and caused extensive damage to the adjoining living area and bedroom of the Scott Pease residence July 6th.
35 Years Ago
Attorney George Gundy opened his law office, located at 104 W. Madison (former Wm. O. Green office), on July 8th.
45 Years Ago
Miss Connie Lee Shelley, daughter of Ms. Helen Dial, was recently selected as Scotland CountyHigh School Drum Majorette for the 1977-78 school year.
55 Years Ago
Word was received here recently that the farm home of the famous Missouri Giantess, Miss Ella Ewing was burned to the ground sometime in the past couple of weeks. It was located just southeast of Gorin. Just a few people saw the home burn. It was a frame structure and had been built to proportion the tall Ms. Ewing and was in a bad state of decay. Grain had been stored in it at one time. Cause of the fire is unknown. Kenny Clatt, who lives southeast of the house, saw the fire as he went to do his chores in the late afternoon.
60 Years Ago
Mrs. Cora Garrett, who resided at the Memphis Community Home celebrated her 95th birthday, Saturday, July 8th.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Mathes Tuesday July 11 at the Laughlin Hospital at Kirksville. He weighed 5 lbs, 9 oz. This was their second child and son. Mrs. Mathes was the former Lois Bene Kutzner of Memphis. The baby was named Jeremy.
65 Years Ago
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Evans have leased the ground back of the Coast to Coast store from Bill Lee of Moeberly and Dial Brothers Construction Compnay will erect a building there beginnng the last of the month.
70 Years Ago
Roy Clark, Jr. will start work on a new building on hte ground he purchased recently on Highway 136 in Southwest Memphis this week.
Jack Beck, tall, slender, son of Mr. and Mrs. Garth Beck, Knox County, was chosen one of the most promising of the young pitchers to try out June 20, before St. Louis Cardinals scouts. He has been a regular player on the Memphis Ban Johnson team.
75 Years Ago
Marion Duncan of Kahoka, manager of the M.F.A. bulk oil plant at that place, was seriously injured when the tank truck he was driving turned over on a hill just west of Luray early Tuesday morning.
80 Years Ago
A large barn on the Harry Graber place, known as the Dr. F. Givens home in north Memphis, was totally destroyed by fire about 9 o’clock last night during severe electrical storm. The barn was thought to have been struck by lightning. The barn and most of the contents were destroyed.
Judge G.W. Harbridge and Judge Geo. I. Rude, County Clerk Frank A. Trumnel, Mayor W.E. Wilsey and Alderman E.E. Parrish went to Jefferson City where they met with Marvin Casteel, State Director of the WPA. Last Monday notice was received here that all WPA work in the city was to cease at once and teh county and city representatives went to Jefferson City in an effort to get WPA work reinstated for the city of Memphis. Their efforts proved futile, as the state director was notified to reduce the WPA rolls from 72,000 to 25,000 in the state. The reason given was that the WPA labor was needed for defense projects in the state and there was small likelihood that any additional WPA labor would be available for the city before fall, if then.
90 Years Ago
The thermometer on the Bank of Memphis corner registered 111 degrees Saturday afternoon, June 27.
Wm. Dussler, manager of the Majestic theatre, closed the theatre after the last show on Saturday night, June 27.
Miss Helen Rader, daughter of S.R. Rader was graduated wit honors from Transylvania College at Levington, KY.
100 Years Ago
Miss Elva Justice went to Quincy Wednesday to spend a month in wholesale millinery house before going to Creston, IA to take charge of a millinery store.
Mrs. Arla B. William and niece Miss Hazel Williams, returned home Saturday from Des Moines and Oksaloosa, IA.
Mrs. A.L. Hillbrant and daughter, Miss Phyllis went to Keokuk Friday the latter was taking up nursing.