100 Years Ago

July 25-28, 1916

Dr. and Mrs. D.A. Yowell and son and Robert Stribling of Virginian, Ill., visited the formers parents, Mr. and Mrs. D.K. Yowell.

N.B. Barr traded his grocery stock to J.V. McAllister for the brick livery barn on South Main Street.

Mrs. C.A. Lawson and daughter, Miss Stella, left for Stevensville, Mont., in the interests of the latter’s health.

Dr. Leo P. Bell, son of Dr. and Mrs. John Bell of near this city, was licensed to practice medicine by the State Board of Health at Jefferson City. Dr. Bell left the first of July for Rochester Minn., where he was to spend three years on the medical staff of Mayo Brothers Clinic.

Raymond Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Anderson of this city, accepted the position of stenographer in the office of the chief dispatcher of the Hannibal division of the Burlington at Hannibal. Richard Asbury accepted a position as city salesman in St. Louis with the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co.

A son was born July 14 to Mr. and Mrs. Hamp Berry. Mr. and Mrs. Mart Swinney of north of town were parents of an 11 pound son born July 20. Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Jackson of west of town were parents of a daughter born July 27.

Miss Mary Byrd Boulware accepted a position as supervisor of music in the public schools in Cambria, Iowa. She was a graduate of Stephens College, Columbia.

William M. Nolen returned from a month’s trip to California with the National Editorial Association. En route home he stopped in Salt Lake City, Colorado Springs, Kansas City; and Odessa, Mo., where he visited his sister, Mrs. W.T. Armstrong, in Odessa.

The following were named officers of the Knights of Pyhias Lodge at the organization meeting: A.A. Melson, chancellor commander; H. Monroe Anderson, vice chancellor; W.J. Rouse, prelate; George W. Tompkins, master of work; Ed M. Jayne, master of finance; Eugene Schweer, master of exchequer; J.S. Rutledge, keeper of records and seals; E.H. Anderson, master at arms; C.S. Jackson, inside guard; J.S. Conway, outside guard; Dr. J.N. Southern, W.E. Yowell, E.L. Anderson, trustees; R.L. Wilson, Node Green, U.L. Owen, George W. Tompkins, past chancellors.

90 Years Ago

July 27-30, 1926

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Asbury and son, left for their home in Memphis, Tenn., following a visit with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.P. Asbury and John A. Yates. They were accompanied by her sister and nephew, Miss Frances Yates and J. Montgomery.

Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Colley were parents of a daughter, Charlotte Ruth, born July 25. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Little were parents of a daughter, Alma Lucille, born July 27. Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Saunders of Lakenan were parents of a daughter born July 27.

A Stephens College club was formed in this city with the following officers: Miss Mary Byrd Boulware, president; Miss Martha Elizabeth Conway, vice president; Miss Evelyn Jackson, secretary; Miss Aleen Orr, treasurer. Other members were: Mrs. W.B. Fahy, Mrs. C.L. Elzea, Mrs. M.C. Hawkins, Mrs. Robert Hawkins, Mrs. Millard DeLashmutt, Miss Charlesa Elzea, Miss Alpha Elzea, Miss Hasseltine Ramsey, and Miss Winnifred Vaughn.

Miss Mary Byrd Boulware accepted a position as supervisor of music in the public schools in Cambria, Iowa. She was a graduate of Stephens College, Columbia.

William M. Nolen returned from a month’s trip to California with the National Editorial Association. Enroute home he stopped in Salt Lake city, Colorado Springs, Kansas City, and Odessa, Mo., visiting his sister, Mrs. W.T. Armstrong in Odessa.

80 Years Ago

July 30, 1936

Miss Justena Courtney of Quincy, daughter of Mrs. Amos Miller of near this city, was married to Waldo A. Milliron July 25 in Quincy.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Brown of Hannibal were parents of a daughter, Barbara Stillwell, July 21.

R.T. Feaster of Palmyra entered upon his duties as agent for the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Co. in Monroe City. Feaster filled the vacancy caused by the resignation of A.F. Ritter. R.R. Short had been acting as agent since Mr. Ritter’s resignation.

Miss Lois Couch, student in Kirksville State Teachers College, completed work in personal type-writing in six weeks instead of 10 weeks.

The closing program of the fourth Daily Vacation Bible School in Monroe City was held. Mrs. E.H. Farmer was supervisor of the presentation of the work.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Cox of Oklahoma City, Okla., arrived to visit two weeks with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Cox.

Miss Ruey Hardest and Miss Katherine Peers of Boulder, Colo., arrived to spend the remainder of the summer vacation with Miss Hardesty’s mother, Mrs. Emily Hardesty.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shay and family left on a motor trip to Denver, Colo.

70 Years Ago

July 25, 1946

John Edward Hirsch of Middletown, Mo., was named a member of the high school faculty for the 1946-47 school term. He was teacher of mathematics and science, as announced by C.L. Gottman, superintendent of schools.

Roy M. Luyster, instructor of vocational agriculture in Monroe City High School, held the first class of instruction in farm institutional training under the GI Bill of Rights. The program was opened with a class of five. They were: Leo Thomas Mudd, John F. Ritter, Jack McFarland, Lester Greeves and Harold Martin. Eight additional veterans who had filed certificates of entitlement for the training were: Herman L. Dimmitt, Michael Kendrick, William L. Hatton, Robert F. Hulen, Clarence R. Graupman, Kenneth W. Ryan and George A. Yates, all of the Monroe City community, and Curtis L. Patrick of Huntington. Seven other who had filed their certificates of entitlement were: William T. McCoy and William H. Graupman of Hunnewell; Leo Kendrick, James Morris Klein, Claud Turner, John McGill and Earl M. Rothfuss, Monroe City.

John M. Medcalf purchased from Mrs. J.M. Carrico of Beloit, Kan., the business building in which his grocery store and meat market was located.

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Burditt of Springfield, Mo., were parents of a son, Larry Mack, born July 14. Mr. and Mrs. R.F. Asbury II of Lexington, Ky., were parents of a daughter, Judith Ann, born July 17. A daughter, Frances Ann, was born July 24 to Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Kirby.

Miss Anna Lou Harrison, daughter of Mrs. W.C. Hayden, entered upon her duties in the clerical department of the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Hannibal.

60 Years Ago

July 19, 1956

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Upchurch and daughter, Lynda, left Sunday for a vacation at their lodge in Canada.

Robert Maddox, chairman of the Monroe City Bloodmobile campaign, was very successful in securing donors and is commended for his efforts.

Ralph Thurman received $16.75 cwt. for a 17-head drove of 212 lb. hogs sold recently by the Producers Live Stock Marketing Association, National Stock Yards, Ill. A bull weighing 1480 lbs. turned at $14.50 for H.C. Hays & Son.

Mr. and Mrs. Julius Buckman of Shelbina have announced the approaching marriage of their daughter, Bernadette, to Robert Robison. The wedding was to take place Saturday, Aug. 4.

Carolyn Beall of Kansas City was visiting Ann Utterback at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Utterback. Carolyn’s parents will join her for the weekend.

A fire of undetermined origin destroyed the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Painter northeast of Hunnewell Friday morning. Mr. Painter was working on the farm and Mrs. Painter and six children were attending a 4-H club meeting at Pee Dee School.

50 Years Ago

July 21, 1966

Work was progressing on the Monroe City Municipal Swimming Pool as the August opening date was nearing. Applications were being sought for lifeguards.

As the temperatures soared to 103 degrees the light plant had a peak of 3300 kw’s were recorded on the panel on July 16.

Members of the Monroe City R-I FFA chapter left for State FFA camp held at the Lake of the Ozarks. Attending were Harlan Greeves, Jim Behring, John Behring, Kent O’Bryan, Bob Carson, Bob Brown, Fred Chinn, Norman Kendrick, Bob Kendrick and Gary Bohrer.

Fred Chinn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Chinn, was selected to receive an all expense paid two-day trip to St. Louis. The trip was sponsored by the United Sportsman League of St. Louis and was awarded to eight FFA boys each summer.

Births: a son, Brian Allen, July 13 to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee of Washington, Ill.; a daughter, Melanie Alene, July 15 to Rev. and Mrs. Gary Wayne Mayes of LaBelle, Mo.; a daughter, Kimberly Ann, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Russell Porter; a son was born July 14 in Levering Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Ted Piatt.

40 Years Ago

July 15, 1976

George Spalding and David Kuhlman presented checks for $15,000 each to Mayor Morris Bastian, that were to be used for engineering costs for the north-south runway at the Monroe City airstrip.

Spalding and Kuhlman presented the checks from Diemakers, Inc. and Monroe City Diecasting Co.

Both companies used the airstrip extensively in their work and encouraged construction of the new strip, which would be able to handle turbojets.

Keith Hendrix, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Hendrix, was awarded a scholarship to Missouri Valley College. Hendrix had been named as a recipient of an Athletic Grant offered by the college.

Mary Jo Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Paul Williams, was the winner of the freezer in the “count the pennies” contest sponsored by John and Shirley Huggans of Western Auto. The contest was held in conjunction with their grand opening. The number of pennies frozen in ice was 9937. Three people guessed the same number and a drawing was held to break the tie. Huggans said they were well pleased with the response to their grand opening and the contest brought in many people.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Terry Shively of Monroe City became parents of their second child and daughter, born July 3. She was named Tara Lynn. Mr. and Mrs. Mark Vollrath became the parents of their first child and son born July 11. He was named Gregory Tait.

Locust Creek Red Rider, owned and exhibited by John Drebes, won Best Male of Show at the National English Sectional at Webster City, Iowa June 26.

30 Years Ago

July 17, 1986

Cannon Hills Golf Course, Mark twain Lake’s newest recreation facility, was now ready for play. The nine hole golf course was begun in the spring of 1984 and has a length of 2996 yards from the red tees with a course par of 35 and situated on 67 acres of land.

The 152nd Annual Swinkey Picnic was to be held Sunday, July 20 rain or shine.

Births; a daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Gosney July 6; a son, Ryan Joseph, July 11 to Joe and Ann Yager of Arnold, Mo.; a daughter, Jannon Michelle, July 11 to Steven and Jada Beaver of Longview, Texas; a son, Donald Edward, July 11 to Gary and Nancy Harn.

Announcement was made of the approaching marriage of Miss Bethany Ann Glascock of rural Hannibal to William Bartly Franklin. The wedding was to be held at the First Baptist Church in Monroe City Aug. 9.

20 Years Ago

July 11, 1996

Geoffrey Morthland, 14 year-old grandson of Polly Morthland, was named the 1996 Tom Sawyer during the Nation Tom Sawyer Days in Hannibal. He is the son of John and Corliss Morthland of Hannibal.

Adam Kendrick, a native of Monroe City, won first place during the 10th annual Mark Twain Lake Rodeo. He is the son of Cheryl and Scott Kennison of rural Monroe City and Kenny Kendrick of Shelbina.

After 37 years in education, William R. Miles was to retire. He was currently the superintendent of Monroe City Public Schools.

Carson Buckman, son of Steve and Debbie Buckman, signed on with the Missouri Valley College basketball Vikings.

10 Years Ago

July 12, 2006

Taken from the files of The Lake Gazette

Two Mile Pork announced an expansion to their hog operation during the “Lunch and Learn” program sponsored by the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council, Missouri Pork Association and Missouri Corn Growers Association meeting held at the Scott Hays farm.

Births: a son, Hunter Allen, was born to Douglas and Alison Wagner; a daughter, Ella Sue, April 27 to Matt and Jennifer Hays; a son Casey Robert, June 24 to Kevin and Deanna Vannoy; a son Karson Blake, May 17 to Joe and Jaymee Quinn.

Stacey Acevedo and J.L. Shuck announced plans to be married July 26 on the beach in Negril, Jamaica.

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