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FROM THE FILES OF THE DEMOCRAT NEWS 100 YEARS AGO - April 10, 1919 Marriage Licenses: Robert Cook, Fredericktown to Bessie Dees, Marquand; Gilbert Stevens, Fredericktown to Meda Stacy; Nona Kennedy, Zion to Flora Stacy, Fredericktown; James Edward Hardwick, Fredericktown to Dadie Bell Gordon; Jas. W. Jordon, Mill Creek to Effie L. Childers, Fredericktown; Chas. A. Rodgers, Avon. To Mildred Beard, Mine La Motte. Thursday was a big day for Marvin College and Fredericktown. A crowd estimated at from 2,500 to 3,000 gathered on the campus and participated in the memorial service at which a tree was planted for each of the 28 boys who, during the war, gave their life for country. 75 YEARS AGO - April 6, 1944 Trooper James W. Willoughby engaged in his second gun-battle of the past few months Sunday about 7 o’clock when he attempted to stop a car six miles east of Fredericktown. The Wolf Construction Co. started construction of fifteen new homes this week. Excavators are at work and plans call for the pouring of some footings early next week. Announced this week that the Library Board will appear before the City Council next week and ask for a larger measure of financial support. Brought to you by... www.ellisbatteries.com 6764 Hwy 67 • Fredericktown, MO 573-783-7963 50 YEARS AGO - April 10, 1969 On a demonstration run, Pilot Walt Newman showers a would-be fire area at the Boy Scout Lake last Friday. The Missouri Municipal League this week made a city by city computation to show what the revenue sharing plan would do for each community in the state. A business building on South Mine La Motte Ave (commonly known as Deevers building) was sold this week to the New Era Bank. 25 YEARS AGO - April 7, 1994 Voters in Madison County spoke, and they said: “Yes” to 9-1-1 service and “No” –barely- to a new county jail in Tuesday’s Election. The Elks Distinguished Citizenship Award was presented to Don Weiland, of Fredericktown for outstanding and meritorious service to humanity. Missouri Treasurer Bob Holden Wednesday announced approval of a linked deposit of state funds to assist Magnetic Collectables Ltd, in expanding its manufacturing capacity at its new plant in Fredericktown.