From Our Files
100 years – Sept. 20, 1923
Frank Green was released from jail yesterday morning, having been put in the evening before by night marshal Pitchford on a charge of being drunk. In order to obtain his freedom from
the city authorities he posted a $50 cash bond. Green is said now to be subject to prosecution at the hands of state officials as soon as the city has finished with him. He told Mr. Pitchford that a stranger gave him the liquor, but the officers are apparently fully aware of the source of the intoxicant and if only a little more evidence becomes available other arrests will be made.
From the progress made during the past few weeks on the three large road projects of the county, it would appear that the work will be largely, if not completely, finished by the first of the year.
Division Engineer Newton of Sikeston was here yesterday on matters pertaining to the road work in this county. Incidentally he gave us the first authentic information relative to the construction of the Big St. Francois River bridge near Roselle, a contract for which was let the 5th of this month at Jefferson City.
75 years – Sept. 23, 1948
According to information available this week, the Madison County Fair, staged last Wednesday and Thursday at the ball field in Memorial Park, was a financial success as well as a credit to the work of the committee arranging it. Approximately $1,100 was taken in at the gate and this figure did not include those season tickets which had been previously sold.
Lindell Maze suffered a broken right leg Saturday while at work at the St. Louis Smelting and Refining Co. Maze and several other men were cleaning out an ore bin when some of the large rock became loose and knocked them from a platform on which they were standing.
The end of the strike came Saturday with Local 648 calling in their pickets and declaring the strike at an end. The decision of Local 648 was hastened by the resignation of Elmer Cook as president and the disintegration of the union organization.
50 years –Sept. 20, 1973
Mrs. Amelia Schulte was honored Sunday with a mass at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in honor of her 100th birthday. Her birth date was Monday, Sept. 17.
According to the latest figures from the Department of Commerce, Madison County provides a means of livelihood within its own borders for the major portion of its working force. The number who travel out of the county is relatively small. A total of 76.8 percent of the local area’s employed people have in-county jobs, it is shown.
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Seabaugh will leave on Monday, Oct. 8 for a three-week trip of the Orient which will include Hong Kong. Seabaugh was made eligible for the trip by sales records set by his store in Admiral televisions and appliances.
The Starkey Lumber Co. is constructing an office at the City of Fredericktown’s new landfill site. The landfill is located on property purchased from the Chamber of Commerce.
25 years – Sept. 23, 1998
1998 Azalea Queen Jeanne Rehkop competed Sunday, September 13 in the Southeast Missouri District Fair Queen Pageant. The contest featured a questionnaire, a five-minute interview, evening gown, and casual wear.
Leroy and Georgia Bollinger celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary Thursday evening, September 2, 1998 with a dinner party at Country Place.
Ed and Norma Tripp visited recently with Etta and Emmett Wray in Savannah, Tennessee. They also visited with Wray’s daughter, Diane Farris, Diane and her husband Alan hosted a Bar-B-Q to celebrate Ed and Norma’s 47th Wedding Anniversary.