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100 Years Ago
June 29, 1921
Under a new law girls in Missouri will continue to be girls until they arrive at the age of 21 and until they become of legal age must get the consent of their parents before they can marry. The law becomes operative June 20. Suffrage has its little drawbacks as well as privileges.
Miss Katherine Drain has received her B.S. Degree in Education from the University of Missouri at Columbia. She has been employed to teach History and Sociology in the Shelbyville High School.
C. H. Christine has just completed the erection of a Missouri Poultry house on his farm, east of town. Plans were furnished by the College of Agriculture at Columbia. The house is adapted to localities where winters are severe and summers very warm.
Clyde Browning has been in the Cherry Box neighborhood selling eyeglasses and testing eyes. He has done quite a lot of work of that kind throughout the community which has given good satisfaction.
A consignment of lumber was recently shipped from a western state to Chicago, Ill., valued at $300. The freight charges are said to have been $800.
75 Years Ago
July 10, 1946
Of the eight men who reported for pre-induction examinations at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, June 27, five failed to pass according to information received at the local selective service board Merton F. Perrigo, of Macomb, Ill., formerly of Shelbina, passed for limited service, Robert Capel Walker of St. Louis, formerly of Shelbina and Raymond Rigsby of Clarence passed. Traylor Hagan and Kenneth Charles Copenhaver were transferred and as yet have not been heard from.
First Lieutenant Kenneth Duncan who left here Saturday for Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, to report for overseas duty in Japan, returned today having received an extension furlough until July 18, at which time he will report to Ft. Lawton, Wash.
Pvt. Jack Wood, arrived Thursday on emergency furlough to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Wood, and sister, Mrs. Glenn Patterson, who underwent a major operation at Simpson-Thurman hospital, Shelbina. Mrs. Patterson was removed to her home Monday and is recovering satisfactorily.
Major Lucien B. Wright of Richmond, Mo., husband of the former Reva McMaster of Shelbyville, has been awarded the Legion of Merit for “exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services in the Southwest Pacific area and Japan.” Major Wright, who is slated to be discharged soon, has served four years with intelligence of the army air forces. He has recently been assigned to A-2, intelligence section, of headquarters, PACUSA, in Tokyo, after having served under the command of Admiral Halsey in the southwest Pacific area, and later under the command of the late General Harmon at Hawaii, and at Guarri on the staff of General Spaatz, present commanding general of the army air forces. Upon the completion of the move of the headquarters, Pacific air command from Manila to Tokyo he became assistant chief of intelligence division. Major Wright will fly to Washington for a ten-day period of temporary duty prior to his discharge and plans to return to his civilian employment with the department of agriculture as an associate engineer.
The county received this morning a RD-7 caterpillar tractor and bull-dozer which they purchased from the government for $5,550.00. The outfit, which is the largest the county has ever owned, was shipped here from Utah.
Twins daughters, weighing 5 and 5 ½ lbs., were born July 1 to Mr. and Mrs. Olin Wood of south of Clarence. Mr. and Mrs. Wood have three other children, two sons and a daughter. Mrs. Wood is the former Caroline Hayden.
Miss Jerry Lee Brehm, of Shelbina, and Harold R. Zirkle of Shelbyville, were united in marriage Sunday afternoon, June 30, at 4 o’clock in the home of the officiating minister, the Rev. T. E. Spurling, of this city.
50 Years Ago
June 30, 1971
Even though it is very late in being reported to the newspaper, there was vandalism of a County Motor Grader reported to the Sheriff’s office on Thursday, June 17. The vandalism evidently took place the afternoon or evening of June 16 and involved a Galion 118 Motor Grader, owned by Shelby County and parked at Bethel. Radiator and fuel hoses had been cut on the machine and dirt placed in both the radiator and fuel line. The vandalism was discovered before major damage was done to the machine; however, it was necessary to repair minor damages before the machine was operable. The incident was investigated by Deputy Sheriff Doug Smith.
Mrs. Okla People’ teaching career has covered an area of four counties and a total of 21 teaching years. Mrs. Peoples recently retired from teaching at the Leonard Elementary School.
25 Years Ago
June 26, 1996
Shawn Anthony McEwen, a graduating senior at North Shelby High School, has won a $1,000 MFA scholarship.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Schmadeke, Hartsburg, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Anne, Wentzville, to Kevin Donald O’Neill, Springfield, Ill., son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. O’Neill, St. Louis. A July 27 wedding is planned at Faith Lutheran Church, Jefferson City.
The Shelby County C-1 School Board met on Wednesday, June 19, with all directors, Superintendent Larry Smoot, High School Principal Terry Morrow and Elementary Principal Sandra Kiehne present. In executive session, later in the evening, Kim Gaines was hired as High School Principal and Donna Henderson as Junior High Science Teacher