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20 YEARS 1998

A Farmington couple owe their life to their 14-year-old Pomeranian named, “Teddy Bear.” The Pomeranian woke the couple early in the morning before fire engulfed the family mobile home.

Beverly and Doug Thompson were asleep around 5:30 a.m. at their home on Karsch when the dog began barking. The smell of smoke warranted a further check of the home, and when Mr. Thompson found the source of the smoke there was only time to get out with their lives.

The 1998 Sweetheart candidates for the 35th annual competition were Nicol Contino, Jenny Hickman, Elizabeth Crites, Jaysa Boyer, Stephanie Larkins, Angie Biri, Kris Strohmeyer, Pam Miller, Mary Dziewa, Mira Celestial Juan, Melissa Steele, Julie Hawn, Amie Medley, Denise Will, Nicole Trokey, Laura Marler, Becky Freeman, Amber Hendrix, and Marianne Graf.

30 YEARS 1988

Kindergarten, first and second grade students of the Knob Lick School visited the Wolf Creek Firehouse to learn more about fire prevention. Some of the students attending were: Brad Moore, Justin Archambo, John Voyles, Michael White, Bryan Lawson, Shannon Sales, Travis Canterberry, Angela Zamora, Annie Hochadel, Crystal Lawson, Josh Koenig, Chad Wallace, Nathan Johnson, Jason Canterberry, and Brittany Harper.

Candidates for Sweetheart Queen at Farmington High School were Debby Whitener, Diannah Oder, Kathryn Voertmann, Cindy Nickelson, Melanie Vieth, Kate Besleme, Christie Cole, Amy Williamson, Cathy Graff, Angie Kinsey and Shanna Mathews.

Iron Mountain Forge President Terry Braxton announced another expansion to the Farmington plant. Missouri Treasurer Wendell Bailey came to Farmington to announce the deposit of $1.6 million dollars from the state treasury in First State Bank. Iron Mountain Forge began operating in Farmington in 1980 with three employees. 

40 YEARS 1978

Farmington Librarian Kathryn Crouch tendered her resignation during the regular monthly meeting of the Farmington Board of Alderman after she rejected a change in working hours and salary offered by the board.

Randy Detring pumped in 37 points and Jon Yeager added 20 as the Knights took an impressive 65-49 victory from previously unbeaten Potosi.

50 YEARS 1968

Maryan England, to express her appreciation to her many friends in Farmington, donated four books to the Farmington Public Library. Miss England was the high school exchange student from Australia sponsored by the Farmington Rotarians. She resided with several families during her stay in the 1966-67 school year.

Steps were taken to end the abuse motorists were making of the mail drop in front of the Farmington Post Office. Two signs reading “No Parking Any Time” were placed in the street so motorists could know both city police and postal officials were doing everything possible for the convenience of all car patrons.

The Purple Heart and the Bronze Star Medal with a “V” were presented to Mrs. Thomas D. Pipkin, Jr. of Route 2, Farmington. Mrs. Pipkin was the widow of Private Thomas P. Pipkin, Jr., who was killed in Vietnam on Oct. 11, 1967.

The “V” on the bronze star is for “heroism and personal bravery in action.” Pipkin, a machine gunner, was mortally wounded while firing upon the enemy to protect his comrades during an ambush patrol.

60 YEARS 1958

Members of the local Kiwanis Club were informed of the death of Elmer V. Kneent, a former Lieutenant-governor of Division I south which included the Farmington club.


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