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April 14, 1910

Mrs. M.L. Henry has been appointed the census enumerator. A $100 reward is being offered for the arrest and conviction of any timber thief on the MineLaMotte Lead Company land. A gasoline iron exploded and seriously injured a woman.

April 11, 1935

A record 175 students will graduate the 8th grade in Madison County. The fire department has a nice cash balance so the city is lowering the levy 5 cents.

W.M. Mouser and W.L. Edwards were elected to the Marquand School board. Several Fredericktown people lost their investment in the traffic bridge over Mississippi at Cape Girardeau. The bridge went into receivership and was ordered sold by a federal judge.

April 14, 1960

The body of Kate Davis was found in City Lake 6 days after she was reported missing. W.L. “Pat” Patterson has been elected school board president. Felicia Bamer and Lynette Bollinger have been selected for girls state. Shirley Royer was named the corn growing champion of the county. FFA members Freddy Lerche and Lindell Sikes are to receive State Farmer Degrees.

April 11, 1985

A tornado struck near Marquand. The old Allbright school was destroyed, many trees were down. A fire damaged the Bethel United Baptist Tabernacle in Roselle. Kathy Arment and Tanya Dorris won the Democrat News Easter Coloring Contest.

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