90 Years Ago
June 18-22, 1926
R. Brown Lee completed his work in Northwestern University with honors and entered upon his duties with the Insurance Company of North America in Chicago.
J.D. Tuley celebrated his 10th birthday with a wiener roast at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Watson Tuley. Guests were Leaman Watts, Francis Wadsworth, Willis Yowell, Forrest Carpenter and Gray Wade.
Rev. J.J. Meinhardt, pastor of St. Stephen’s Paris, Indian Creek, transferred to a new charge at Brunswick. Rev. F. McEvoy, who had served as assistant priest in Holy Rosary parish for one year was assigned to the Indian Creek charge. Rev. L.K. Gassman of St. Mary’s, Kan., was assigned to Holy Rosary parish as assistant.
J.G. Wade left for Indianapolis, Ind., to attend the National Retail Hardware Dealers Association. Mr. Wade represented the Missouri Retail Hardware Association.
Misses Mildred Tooley and Katherine Hampton returned from a visit in Colorado.
Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Hagan left for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. E.O. Hallock in Topeka, Kan.
Miss Isora Lee Baldwin of Brookfield came for a visit with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Green and other relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Uel Dooley were parents of a daughter born June 15.
80 Years Ago
June 18, 1936
Robert Painter, Joe Christian, Anna Belle Christian, Mary Beth Christian, James Edwards, Miss Ruby Lou Edwards, Miss Zelda Twaddle, Miss Ina Powell, Glen Gaskill, Harold Gaskill, Virginia Thompson, Jack Sothron, Jack Raetz, Pauline Engle, Barbara Jean Whittleton, Hulda Hedberg, Emma K. Hattersley and Mrs. Hasseltine Scothorn were received into the First Baptist Church as new members.
Miss Ruth West and Henderson Forsythe of this city, students in Culver-Stockton College, Canton, were among those ranking high in scholarship the last quarter of the 1935-36 college year.
Mr. and Mrs. George Brown and Mrs. Mary Cline left for Tulsa, Okla., to attend the sessions of the National Christian Temperance union.
J. Marvin Agnew, accompanied by Mrs. Agnew and son, left for Spokane, Wash., where he was to report for work with the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Lewis and son, R.C., of St. Louis came to spend the summer vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Lewis in this city and with Mrs. Lewis’ parents in Paris.
70 Years Ago
June 20, 1946
Miss Edwina Utterback, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Utterback, was married to Norman Romig, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Romig, Sunday, June 16, in the home of her aunt, Mrs. Ross Marshall.
Miss Catherine McColloch, daughter of Mrs. Margaret M. McCulloch and the late Frank J. McColloch of north of this city, and Donald E. Sykes, son of Mr. and Mrs. V.M. Sykes of Hannibal were married Sunday, June 9, in the parsonage of the Park Methodist Church in Hannibal.
Miss Dorothy Carroll of Pleasanton, Kan., and John Medcalf of Huntsville, former resident of Monroe City were married June 10 in Moberly.
Mrs. Geraldine Legg Weller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Legg of Palmyra, was married to Harold Hoehne, also of Palmyra June 9 in Wood River, Ill.
Lieut. Fred C. Moyers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Moyers of southeast of Monroe City, transferred to the United States Navy from the Naval Reserve, in which he enlisted June 10, 1941.
Mr. and Mrs. Vic Losson of Kansas City were parents of a daughter born June 15.
A daughter, Gail Christine, was born June 17 to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Buckman of Hannibal.
Monroe City contributed more than half of the total funds colleted in Monroe County in the cancer control drive. Monroe City contributions were $328.37, with the county collection $710.88.
60 Years Ago
June 14, 1956
Dorman “Ozzie” Osbourn, former Hannibal-LaGrange College basketball coach, was to coach boys basketball at Holy Rosary High School for the 1956-57 season.
Mrs. Lelia Berryman, wife of G.L. Berryman, had signed a contract to teach the divided room of grades 4 and 5, in the Monroe City Public School system for the 1956-57 term.
The Rev. W.K. Harper was returned as pastor of the Monroe City and Florida Methodist Churches for his sixth year by the Missouri Conference which concluded its 141st annual session at St. Joseph June 6.
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil D. Smith had purchased the residence at 224 Charles Street from the estate of Miss Edna Smith.
A high temperature for the week was 96 degrees on June 10 and 12, with the low reading of 62 degrees.
Miss Lois Redman assumed her duties in Palmyra June 18, as home demonstration agent of Marion County.
Mrs. and Mrs. Arthur Buckwalter of Monroe City were parents of a daughter, Karen Sue, born June 8 in Levering Hospital, Hannibal.
50 Years Ago
June 9, 1966
The foundation for a new animal clinic was erected by Dr. Fray. The new 80 x 30 clinic is located just east of the Fray home.
Stevie Buckman, 13-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Buckman, submitted to lung surgery June 1 at the University Medical Center in Columbia. Doctors had tried unsuccessfully to remove a stone lodged in his left lung by mechanical treatment and the young boy was on the critical list for two days but rallied after the stone was removed, and sufficiently recovered enough to go home. Stevie had swallowed the stone while playing on Memorial Day. It had first lodged in the left bronchial tube and then entered the lung where it damaged the lung wall, endangering his life.
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Williams became parents of a son, Phillip Anthony, born May 27.
John Hunter Anderson of Hunnewell celebrated his 90th birthday June 7. He is in excellent physical and mental health.
40 Years Ago
June 3, 1976
The Monroe City Bicentennial Commission budgeted a total of $3,433.50 for the local bicentennial celebration, including the week’s festivities prior to and including July 4. The week long celebration was to be called the Spirit of ’76 Celebration.
Only 91 swimmers braved the cool weather when the pool opened May 31.
The Cathedral Bell Choir of Central Christian Church of Lima, Ohio, was to perform at the Monroe City Christian Church.
Mrs. Harry C. (Thelma) Saunders spoke at the annual Daughters of Isabella breakfast.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Shoemyer were to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house June 13.
Glenn Jones, 14, and Dwayne Sharp, 12, were killed May 30 when the 1975 Yamaha motorcycle they were riding drove into the side of a westbound Burlington-Northern freight train. Both boys were dead at the scene. It was not known which by was driving the cycle.
The engineer of the train was not aware of the accident until he was informed in Shelbina. There were 102 cars in the train.
Glenn Jones was the son of Charles and Alice Pauline Dickerson Jones. Dwayne Sharp was the son of Mrs. Aletha Sharp and the late Cecil Sharp.
Births: a daughter, Grace Anna, April 27 to Rev. and Mrs. Charles E. Baker of Birmingham, Ala.; a daughter, Melanie Kathleen, May 24 to Mr. and Mrs. Terrence E. McNally of Kirksville.
30 Years Ago
June 5, 1986
Timothy Eugene Lewis was named valedictorian of the class of 1986 in ceremonies held in the Monroe City High School auditorium May 29. Mary Joanne Thompson was salutatorian of the class, which consisted of 87 seniors.
Steven Patrick Tipton, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Wayne Tipton of Monroe City, was among 24 seniors to graduate from the Missouri School for the Deaf, June 6.
Births: a daughter, Lindsay Renee, May 29 to Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Minor; a daughter, Ashley Nicole, May 29 to Tamara and Curtis Fahy.
Seventeen eighth grade students graduated from Holy Rosary School May 27.
Greg Buckman was the winner of the Lakefest ’86 5K Run in the 50 and over division.
Amy Head, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Head and Neil Wilper, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Wilper, were winners of the Lanham Essay Award.
20 Years Ago
May 30, 1996
Members of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary placed flags on the Veterans graves at St. Jude’s Cemetery for Memorial Day.
U.S. Navy Commander Mark McNally, son of John and Geraldine McNally of this city, was selected for promotion to the rank of captain. His is married to the former Rose Hays.
The First Baptist Church, among the other churches in town, held their Vacation Bible School.
Todd Yager, son of Gary and Dede Yager, recently graduated from the Dallas Institute of Funeral service in Dallas, Texas.
Rodney Yager graduated form Missouri Western State College, St. Joseph, with a double major, Bachelor of Science in biology and Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Science/Chemistry emphasis. He is also the son of Gary and Dede Yager.
10 Years Ago
May 31, 2006
Taken from the files of The Lake Gazette
The Monroe City R-I High School graduated 58 students in their 115th annual commencement exercises. Valedictorians were Keegan Thompson, Jessica Zeiger, Kaci Reynolds and Blake Greeves.
The Missouri Water and Wastewater Conference dedicated its new training center in the memory of Lena “Marge” Bentley, a long-time Monroe City employee at the Water Treatment Plant.
Births: a son, Ryan Joseph, March 29 to David and Amber Hays.
The Farmers Elevator and Exchange installed a new grain dryer on May 25.
Fifty-eight students graduated from the Monroe City Middle School May 25.
Brian Hancock was awarded the Planet Shottenkirk, Starradio Male Athlete of the Year.