100 YEARS AGO - June 12, 1919

Start Easy. Stay Positive.



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
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
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

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.


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