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100 Years Ago
August 10, 1921
N. C. Parsons, Shelbina’s movie man, has purchased a Delco Light System to be used for moving pictures purposes and has also purchased a new picture machine, both to be installed on an automobile. Mr. Parsons will now be prepared to show pictures anywhere in the state.
The bodies of Brooks and Fred Teachenor, Shelbina, who were killed in the war were laid to rest with military honors in the Shelbina Cemetery Sunday afternoon. Services were held at the Methodist Church in Shelbina.
C. A. Perrigo and Emery Waibel have a partnership watermelon patch of 1650 hills and have an unusually large crop of fine melons.
Emmett M. White entered upon his duties as foreman at the Herald office. He is an old-time printer from Corning, Ark. Harry Harbert, who has been at the Herald Office for six years, has accepted a position as machine operator at the Quincy Daily Herald.
E. M. Smoot, proprietor of the Ford Garage in Shelbyville, has installed a new Burrough’s Book Posting machine which will do everything but think.
Several loads of watermelon were delivered here last week. Melons are plentiful this week and are selling for 2 ½ to 3 ½ cents per pound.
75 Years Ago
August 21, 1946
Prosecuting attorney Lane B. Henderson filed a first degree murder charge against Sam Brown and son, Stanley Brown, 24, and Mark E. Hunolt, 36, all of north of Clarence, yesterday, before Justice J. T. Collins of Shelbina, charging them with the murder of Mrs. Dora Bachstein, 74, also of north of Clarence, whose body was found in a well at her home November 18, 1941.
Sam Brown is in jail here and Stanley Brown and Mark Hunolt are in jail at Ma-con. The charges were filed following a signed statement of confession by Mark Hunolt with the highway patrol.
Davey Lee, 7-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Miller of Plevna, was taken to Laughlin hospital, Kirksville, yesterday for treatment for what is believed to be polio. Two other children of Mr. and Mrs. Miller, Larry and Saundra Ann, who are receiving treatment for polio at Laughlin Hospital are reported to be getting along satisfactorily, however, they will remain in the hospital for several weeks yet.
Justin Peoples bought the 144-acre Waters farm located southeast of Leonard from Mrs. Louisa Heinze this morning. Mr. and Mrs. Peoples have been living on the farm for the past nine years.
Miss Betty Stevens of this city was honored at a pre-nuptial surprise shower at her home Thursday night by members of the Baptist Training Union and friends. Miss Stevens is to be married August 25 to Raymond Garrett of Bakersfield.
The United State price decontrol board yesterday ordered ceilings restored on all meats but directed that dairy products and most grain shall remain free of control. The board directed that price controls be restored on soybeans and cottonseed products, effective Friday, August 23. The board also ordered a revival of the livestock subsidy payments which were in effect June 29. All meat prices will go back to the level of June 30. The decontrol grains are wheat, rye, corn, oats, barley and grain sorghum.
Dan Taylor, manager of the Dan Taylor Motor Company, opened his new garage on highway 15 in the south part of town today. He has on hand a new Plymouth 4-door sedan and invites the public to come in and see it.
50 Years Ago
August 11, 1971
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Threlkeld of Shelbyville wish to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Judy, to Keith Tonnies, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Tonnies of Bethel.
Ray Berry, Bethel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Berry, was recently appointed as Youth Delegate from Emden to attend Missouri State Grange Session to be held at Shelbina September 23, 24 and 25. Ray is a sophomore at North Shelby High School and is active in the Grange and 4-H work.
Eleven outstanding members of the Missouri Association of the Future Farmers of America have been named by Carl M. Humphrey, director of agricultural education, Jefferson City, Mo., to receive general achievement awards provided by the Santa Fe Railway. Among those receiving awards was Greg Buckman of South Shelby High School, Shelbina. The young men were named Santa Fe winners on their records for achievement and leadership in FFA work in 1971.
Mr. and Mrs. James Crook, Hunnewell, are the parents of a daughter born Mon-day at the St. Elizabeth hospital in Hannibal.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Gregory, Shelbina, are the parents of a daughter born Fri-day at the St. Elizabeth hospital in Hannibal.
25 Years Ago
August 7, 1996
Captain Dale Penn, Commanding Officer of Troop B, Missouri State Highway Patrol, has announced the promotion of three troopers to the rank of corporal. The promotions were effective July 1, 1996. Among the promotions is Shelby County’s Donald L. Schmitz who will transfer from Shelbyville to Kirksville and will be designated Assistant Zone Supervisor of Zone 5, which is comprised of Adair and Schulyer counties.
In the only Shelby County primary race, Art Cullifer was nominated as the Democratic Candidate for Sheriff by a 426 vote majority. Cullifer received 938; Allen Barton, 512 and Sam Buckman, 220. Cullifer will, in the General Election, face Charles Chinn running on the Republican ticket.