100 Years Ago
July 18-21, 1916
Twin daughters were born to George and Maude Yates July 5. One died at birth and Elizabeth survived.
The marriage of Miss Olivia Landrum of Hunnewell and Harold Thomas of Omaha, Neb., took place July 20 at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Landrum.
Misses Oza Crawford and Cora Schweer, students at the University of Missouri, visited their parents.
Miss Lucille Bell, who was employed as a special lecturer and demonstrator for the Royal Baking Powder Co., arrived for a visit with her parents, Dr. and Mrs. J.H. Bell, near town.
Vautis Sharp, Joseph Quinn and James Wimsatt attended the 14th annual convention of the Rural Letter Carriers’ Association of Missouri held in Hannibal.
Mrs. P.N. Jones and Mrs. R.F. Renshaw spent the weekend with the daughters, Misses Dilola Jones and Georgia Renshaw, who were students in the University of Missouri at Columbia.
90 Years Ago
July 16-19, 1926
A 10 pound son was born July 17 to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Conway. He was named Raymond Clark. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cash July 12.
Officers installed for the second term of the year by the Monroe City I.O.O.F. Lodge were: H.H. Turner, noble grand; Harry Strean, right supporter noble grand; John Clawson, left supporter noble grand; Orville Wilson, right supporter vice grand; Ray Edwards, left supporter vice grand; Elmo Jackson, warden; George Chipman, chaplain; W.I. Longmire, conductor; Otis Webb, inside guard; R.O. Ballard, outside guard; R.E. Clawson, right scene supporter; and Thomas Tyhurst, left scene supporter.
80 Years Ago
July 16, 1936
P.M. Christian was advised by Postmaster General James A. Farley that he had been confirmed by the United States Senate as postmaster at Monroe City for a term of four years.
Bernard Meeker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Meeker of north of this city, re-enlisted in the U.S. Army. Meeker had completed the last two years of his second period of duty in Panama.
Bert L. Lange was advanced to the post of second trick operator for the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad in Monroe City. The trick became open when A.F. Ritter became agent succeeding S.B. Thiehoff, who retired.
70 Years Ago
July 18, 1946
Mrs. Abigail Marlow was employed as a teacher in the departmentalized four upper grades in the elementary division of the Monroe City Public Schools, as announced by C.L. Gottman, superintendent of Monroe City schools.
Andrew H. McColloch, who served as a dive bomber pilot with the rank of first lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps, was to be decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross, the air medal and Gold Stars in lieu of the second and third air medal.
Betty Burton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Perrigo, drowned July 17 in a pond on the J.D. Robey farm at the west edge of Monroe City.
Earl Clifford Foster, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Foster of near Woodland, drowned July 15, in a pond on the Charles Million farm near Woodland.
Miss Anna Lou Jarboe was elected teacher of Walkersville School in Shelby County for the 1946-47 term.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post No. 4240, purchased one lot from Claude Buckman and one-half lot from C.E. Robey, located at the intersection of Locust and West Dover streets, for the site of the proposed V.F.W. Center.
A daughter, named Linda Sue was born July 13, to Mr. and Mrs. George Pendleton. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Elliott were parents of a son, Watson Tuley, born July 15.
60 Years Ago
July 12, 1956
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Koetters of Quincy were parents of a daughter, Theresa Mary, born July 3, in St. Elizabeth Hospital, Hannibal. Mrs. Koetters is the former Martha Blickhan. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hedberg were parents of a son born July 9, in St. Elizabeth Hospital. He was named Jeffrey Roland.
Miss Joanne Sohn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Whitecotton of Frankford, and John W. Lehenbauer of near Indian Creek, were married in St. Stephen Catholic Church at Indian Creek, July 4.
Victor Clem had leased the new D-X Service Station which had been completed on Highway 24-36 east of the Rainbow Motel. Jett Kendrick was the operator.
Miss Mildred Ritter, who had been employed on the nursing staff of St. John Hospital in St. Louis, had resigned and had entered upon her duties at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Hannibal.
The high reading for the week was 92 degrees recorded on July 7 and the low was 59 on July 10.
C.E. Hedges IGA Super market had purchased the stock of goods in Medcalf’s Market from Mrs. Maurine Medcalf.
John F. (Jack) Spalding had been named vice president and a member of the board of Utaco Uranium Company of Moab, Utah.
50 Years Ago
July 14, 1966
A long established business firm, D.T. Johnson Plumbing, Heating and Sheet Metal Shop, closed for the last time July 9, following a two-day close out sale by public auction.
The 121st annual Swinkey Picnic was to be held Sunday, July 24, rain or shine.
Dr. George C. Stiles, state veterinarian, announced that there was an outbreak of hog cholera in the Monroe City area, being highly contagious and infections, hog cholera can cause a great many deaths in a heard.
Births: a son, Jeffrey Michael, June 25 to Mr. and Mrs. Gerald G. Campbell of San Antonio, Tex; a daughter, Mary Kathleen, June 29 to Mr. and Mrs. Charles McElroy of Brunswick, Mo; Mr. and Mrs. Greg Buckman of Stoutsville gave birth to their eighth child and fourth daughter July 12. She was named Jacqueline Yvonne.
40 Years Ago
July 8, 1976
Patricia Susan Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Williams of Monroe City became the bride of Michael Gene Gluba of Addison, Ill., on Saturday, June 19.
Over 300 friends and former customers called at Conway Lumber Company June 30 to celebrate Mr. Conway’s retirement.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Hays became parents of their first child and daughter born July 7. She was named Jacqueline Renee.
Norman Grossman was hired as the principal of Monroe City R-I High School.
Deann Freidank was crowned the Queen of the Bicentennial Ball on the Fourth of July. First runner-up was Carolyn Yates and second runner-up was Vicki Adam.
Judges had a hard time deciding on the winners in the beard contest for the Bicentennial Celebration. They voted that Joe Paul Williams had the ugliest beard; Rollie Oelschlaeger, the longest; and Bill Keller, the most handsome.
Bill Smith of Indian Creek won the prize for the fanciest mustache and Nick Hays, the most handsome.
30 Years Ago
July 10, 1986
A large frame house on Stoddard Street in Monroe City was destroyed by fire at 6:30 p.m. July 5. The house was owned by Mr. and Mrs. Roger Crowe and occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Russell Foss.
Robin Sue Berry and Darren Jay Freidank were to be married Jan. 3.
Births: a son, Andrew Kristan, June 30 to Lisa Miles at the Columbia Medical Center; a daughter, Alicia Marie, July 5 to Linda and Harold Dowell.
20 Years Ago
July 4, 1996
The Monroe City Ambulance District announced plans to build a new building.
Students from the Monroe City School district summer school visited the dairy farm of Marge Frankenbach.
Gary and Linda Moore were announced as the new managers of Bristol Manor.
Jason Hughes and Melody Smith announced plans to be married Aug. 2.
Births: a daughter, Sarah Gabriella, was born June 11 to Mr. and Mrs. Elroy Corona of Harlingen, Texas. Mrs. Corona is the former Ellen Evans; a son, Parker Dale, was born June 19 to Roger and Daphne Pennewell.
Juanita Yates placed second in the National Federation of Press Women communications contest with her autobiography entitled “From the Windmill’s Edge.”
10 Years Ago
July 5, 2006
Taken from the files of The Lake Gazette
The 20th annual Mark Twain Lake Rodeo drew crowds of over 3,500 on Saturday and Sunday and a crowd of over 1,500 on the Friday night opener. Crowned Miss Mark Twain Lake was Rachel Horn of Perry and Junior Miss was Austee Anderson of Palmyra.
Births: a son, Hunter Allen, May 11 to Douglas and Alison Wagner; a daughter, Alena Lynne, June 6 to Greg and Jessica Gilmore.
Paula Jeannette Kendrick and Anthony Gary Sullivan were married May 27 on the beach in Seacrest. Fla.