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FROM THE FILES OF THE DEMOCRAT NEWS 100 YEARS AGO - June 12, 1919 WWW.ELLISBATTERY.COM Start Easy. Stay Positive. HWY 67 SOUTH - CHEROKEE PASS • FREDERICKTOWN, MO 573.783.7963 HOURS: Monday-Friday 7:30AM-6PM • Saturday 9AM-1PM 50 YEARS AGO - June 12, 1969 During the past week a considerable sum has been contributed by the business men and others who are interested for the purpose of giving those who are inclined toward baseball a chance to enjoy the game this summer. Dozens of the home boys who have served in France with the 89th Division have been arriving home the past week from the camps where they have been discharged. Probably most of the boys will reach home before the end of the week. Another flour mill is going up within the next two or three months, according to plans made by U.S. Skaggs. He has bought a part of the old mill lot near the railroad in north town and will erect his mill on that lot. Burglars broke into the Swisher Chevrolet Co. early Wednesday morning and took an undetermined amount of cash. They entered through a back window and used tools from the back shop to pry open the safe. Sandy Marsh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Marsh, began work Monday at The Democrat-News. Her job will include news reporting, editing, photography, and feature writing. After repeated delays, work at Fredericktown Country Club has finally begun. Work began on Saturday with the moving of the top soil from around the sites of old number one and number six greens. More heavy equipment is expected in soon. 75 YEARS AGO - June 8, 1944 25 YEARS AGO - June 9, 1994 Local people stood around their radios in awed silence Tuesday morning as news of the invasion of the Normandy coast of France came in a steady stream over the ether waves. Pfc. Arthur S. Duncan has been in the service almost four years and has served 33 months in Alaska. He took his training at Fort Lewis, Wash. and is now in Mississippi. At least 45 men were put out of work this morning when the Fredericktown Lead Co. announced the closing of its Shafts No. 1 and 2, three miles west of Fredericktown. The approval in April, 1994, of legislation to provide 911 service in Madison County was a very significant step toward providing more responsive emergency service to the residents. The Olympic Torch went through town, Sunday morning. The torch is headed towards St. Louis for the Olympic Festival July 1-10. Steve Green runs the second leg of the Torch Relay. Twenty students and adults from the Fredericktown area left on Tuesday, June 7, for a three week tour of Europe. Leading the tour, which is arranged through Cultural Heritage Alliance of Philadelphia, will be John Howser and his son, Michael Williams of Lake St. Louis, MO.