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100 Years Ago
March 16, 1921
H.B. Davis, Emden, has a flock of 97 Plymouth Rock hens that frequently lay 82 eggs a day.
There were 320 cases of eggs shipped from Shelbyville during the past three days.
B.A. Singleton, Epworth, held a Spotted Poland China hog sale in Shelbyville Tuesday. The top hog brought $250, other hogs brought $220, $150, $145, $125, $115 and many others $100 each.
During the past week E.M. Smoot has delivered touring cars to W.R. Turner, Fred Wilson, Prince Dimmitt Jr., a tractor and plow to T.D. Blackwood.
A community club for Shelbyille was organized here Friday night. William R. Moran was made chairman and T.G. Thompson, secretary. Other members of the committee are W.T. Dimmitt, J.E. Garrison, Joseph Davis, E.M. Smoot, Elmer Frye, Vincil Keith, G.L. Miller, E.S. Collier and Dr. H.B. Hammond.
Members of the teachers training class of Shelbyville High School have been assigned weekly periods of actual teaching in rural schools in the county. Members are Clara Hatcher, Ruth Douglass, Ruth Staggs, Pauline Bragg, Edna Bower, Ethel Hall, Mildred Hall, Gertrude Feely, Gladys Collier, Esther Dahn, Merle Hickman, Joyce Gatchel, Etta Ralls and Eda Wood.
75 Years Ago
March 13, 1946
The Shelby County Herald will offer $10 in three prizes of $5, $3 and $2 for the best letters from a reader of this newspaper in the Swift and Company letter writing contest.
The Shelbyville Lions Club held its regular meeting yesterday with dinner at the Capitol Café. Elmer Holcomb, Assistant State Service officer, made a talk on the GI Bill of Rights.
The Shelby County Soil District, the sixth to be established in Missouri, has an active farm planning program in progress. Nolan A. Walker is supervisor; Arthur B. Colliflower, engineering specialist; R.C. Kirkpatrick, Conservation Aid; Robert Hamby, Soil Mapper. Thirty-four farm plans have been completed.
Mrs. Maggie Stanton of Shelbyville has received word that her son, Geo., has re-enlisted in the U.S. Army for three years duty overseas. He is now at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
John William Staggs, Shelbyville, received his discharge from the army Friday at Jefferson Barracks after 37 months of service with the medical corps. He served in the European and Pacific theatres.
50 Years Ago
March 17, 1971
The Salt River Nursing Home Board was notified last week that the U.S. Comptroller has released the $456,000 grant for the nursing home to be built just west of the Shopping Plaza in Shelbina. Keith Mayes, Chairman of the Nursing Home Committee, received the news by telephone from State Senator Norman Merrell, who was notified earlier by U.S. Senator Stuart Symington.
The Shelbyville Rural Housing, Inc. project was completed last week. The housing was officially checked and approved last Thursday and occupants began moving in immediately. Mrs. Esther Stewart moved in the same day of the inspection.
The weather for Sunday established a record for this community when the temperature registered from 83 to 85 degrees.
On Saturday, the North Shelby Science Club traveled to Canton to participate in the Y.E.S. Regional Science Fair. Theresa Steffen, with her project on Tribolium Bugs and Colors, was the only North Shelby winner by receiving a third-place medal in her division. After the fair, everyone rode the ferry across the Mississippi River and went to Quincy for a pizza.
Several weeks ago, the Girls Scouts of Shelbyville asked the citizens of this town to support their program by eating Girl Scout cookies. And did they have an appetite? How about 744 boxes of cookies?
Clark Theatre in Shelbina will present “Cool Hand Luke” starring Paul Newman on Friday and Saturday March 19 and 20.
25 Years Ago
March 13, 1996
Nadine Reitz is being recognized as a Green Thumb participant during National Employ the Older Worker Week, March 10-16 for the outstanding work she does at the Shelby County Health Department. As receptionist, Mrs. Reitz answers the telephone and greets clients as they enter the Health Department, but those are just some of her duties.
The annual meeting of the historic Bethel German Colony was held Saturday afternoon, March 9 at the Bethel Fest Hall. The business meeting was conducted by Dr. Jerry Eber. Eber reported the board has been working to downsize the operation and had contacted the Missouri Arts Council for guidance in how to proceed. The organization cannot support an executive director at this time. The position held by Liz Fakazis has been eliminated.
A highway construction project has been awarded to resurface Route 36 in Shelby County. The highway will be resurfaced from the Macon County line east to the west Shelbina city limit. The existing pavement will be surfaced with asphaltic concrete. Minor work will be done on the bridge over Crooked Creek.