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100 Years Ago
September 28, 1921
Through the efforts of the members of the Community Club of Shelbyville roads signs have been constructed which will be placed near the city limits on the five roads coming into Shelbyville. These sings are 8 feet high and each one carries 4 advertisements business firms in Shelbyville.
A new home, modern in every respect being erected by Edgar Taylor northeast of town, on the site of the old home which was destroyed by fire several months ago. The new house will have eight rooms, two baths, heating plant and basement.
75 Years Ago
October 9, 1946
Sgt. Samuel Kenneth Turner, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Turner of Shelbyville, is now stationed with the 388th army band at Ft. Lawton, Wash. Kenneth was inducted February 20, 1945, and has been in training at Camp Hood, Texas, Ft. Lewis, Wash., Camp Beal, Calif. and Ft. Lawton. Sgt. Turner is now in an army hospital in Ft. Lawton, according to world received by his parents here Sunday.
According to the local board all 18-year-olds are supposed to register when they become 18 years of age although they will not be called service until they are 19.
Joseph Willard Loft of Clarence who left September 30 for induction was accepted by the army.
Lieut. Bob Barkelew, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Barkelew of Shelbina, expects an assignment to Japan soon. He reported to Pittsburg, Calif. last week after spending a furlough with his parents.
First Sgt. Lynn Byars of Shelbina has been assigned as an instructor in the Reserve Officers Training Corps at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Pvt. Bill Not Clapper, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Clapper of Shelbina, who has been stationed at Camp Stoneman, Calif., is leaving the states soon for Japan according to word received by his parents.
P.M. Perrigo, Shelbina, marketed through his cooperative, the Producers Live Stock Commission Association at National Stock Yards, Ill., a consignment of 17 spring lambs, averaging 92 lbs. at $19.25 cwt. Among other residents of the community selling through the Producers recently were:
E. R. Gaines, Clarence, received $18.25 for 11 head of spring lambs that weighed 74 lbs. and $16.50 for a pair of heifers, scaling 685 lbs.
Sixty-three spring lambers, registered $17.00 for F. E. Moore of Clarence. They weighed 73 lbs.
A pair of heifers, weighing 415 lbs., sold at $15.00 for T. F. Lindsay of Shelbyville.
J. P. Vanvacter, also of Shelbyville, received the same price, $15.00 cwt., for a pair of 457-lb. heifers.
B. E. Slater, Clarence, obtained $16.50 for a heifer weighing 770 lbs., and $15.00 for a boar scaling 690 lbs.
J. C. Krieg, Shelbyville, realized $14.00 for two cows, tipping the scales at 1,107 lbs.
A 6 lb. 13 oz. son was born September 28 to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Janes north of Clarence at Samaritan hospital, Macon. He is their first child and has been named Vernon Lee.
Mr. and Mrs. Denver Barr of southeast of Clarence are parents of a son born September 29 at Samaritan hospital, Macon. He is their second child and son.
50 Years Ago
September 29, 1971
Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln Mahaffey, Kennewich, Washington, celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary at an open house September 5 in the Kennewich Activity Center.
Mrs. Joe Perry, Shelbyville, has bene appointed by the Shelby County Court as the new Food Supervisor of Shelby County. Mrs. Perry will start her work November 1 on the Food Program in the County. The Roads building in Shelbina will be used as the distribution center for the commodity food and also as storage as it was before the program was discontinued.
A Shelbyville, Missouri native assumed new duties last week as deputy director of the Navy’s project office responsible for the submarine-launched Polaris and Pseidon missile systems. Captain Walter M. Douglass, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude A. Douglass, Shelbyville, Missouri, takes the new job in the Strategic Systems Project Office.
25 Years Ago
September 25, 1996
Among the names of recent Missouri lottery winners was one Shelby Countian. The report shows that Teresa Kunce, Shelbina, was a $3,000 scratcher winner.
David Rupert, son of Kathy and David Rupert, has been named a recipient of a Make-the-Grade Scholarship from Vatterott College. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of outstanding performance in both core and technical courses. Rupert is a 1996 graduate of North Shelby High School. He attends classes in Automotive Mechanics at the Quincy Campus of Vatterott College.
Audrey D. Oto is one of 21 Goshen (Ind.) College students spending their fall in Costa Rica. Students spend 14 weeks in a foreign country as part of their Study-Service Term (SST).