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FROM THE FILES OF THE DEMOCRAT NEWS 100 YEARS AGO - April 17, 1919 Brought to you by... www.ellisbatteries.com 6764 Hwy 67 • Fredericktown, MO 573-783-7963 50 YEARS AGO - April 17, 1969 Fredericktown is to entertain the annual meeting of the Southeast Missouri Press Association this year and preparations are already underway. The Madison County Farmer’s Warehouse Association has received its incorporation papers and is now ready to begin the construction of its warehouse near the freight depot. The school board last week elected practically all the teachers required at the grade and high school for next year. Miss Carla Kay Bollinger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bollinger, is a queen candidate for Sagamore Queen at Southeast Missouri State College. Frank Gillett, retired vocational agriculture teacher at Fredericktown High School, has been nominated (and selected) to receive the Teacher-Education Award of the College of Agriculture, University of Missouri. Marine Pvt Larry Mills, 18, son of Mrs. Clara Mills of Marquand, was killed Friday, April 11 near Da Nang in Vietnam. 75 YEARS AGO - April 13, 1944 25 YEARS AGO - April 14, 1994 Flight Officer Leo Allen DeGuire last week graduated and received his wings from Selman Field, Monroe, La, as an aerial navigator. A contingent of about 400 soldiers are expected to camp in the City Park tonight. When Capt. C.J. Whitener was in the recent raid over Brunswick, Germany, his co-pilot was the noted Hollywood star, James Stewart. The U.S. Olympic Festival Torch Relay will make a 5-mile trip through Fredericktown, Sunday, June 5. The torch will reach town from Perryville at approximately 8 a.m. Robert Scott Reid, a senior at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, will join the Law Firm of Schnapp, Graham, Reid and Fulton in Fredericktown, following his graduation in May of 1994. Mary Jane Huffman and Alan Kopitsky will be married Sunday, April 17, at Eagle Lake Country Club, in Farmington.