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100 Years Ago
October 12, 1921
There was a sudden drop in the temperature Monday night and those who had put up stoves were fortunate. Many were busy with stoves and stove pipe preparatory to chasing the chill from their home.
There will be a matinee at the opera house in Shelbyville Saturday afternoon beginning at 3 o’clock. A big show will be held Saturday night at 8 o’clock. Admission is 15 and 25 cents.
The Shelby County Railroad Company on September 30 discontinued the section service between Shelbyville and Keller Switch. A. R. Reed has been the foreman of the section crew and he and four men are affected by the change.
A extremely cold winter is predicted, more severe than any we have had experience for many years. It would be wise to make preparations now for our families and livestock so all may live in comfort during the winter.
Agricultural engineers are in demand at this time as engineering in farming is rapidly growing.
75 Years Ago
October 23, 1946
Miss Roberta Cable of Kansas City became the bride of Clyde Bilyeu, son of Mrs. Blanche Bilyeu of this city, October 12 in Denver, Colo. The Rev. Harold Knudsonperformed the ceremony in his home. Attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ake of Indiana, and Marie Cooper of Dallas, Texas.
J. S. Larrick of south of Clarence threshed over 3,000 bu. of soybeans.
H. H. Drennan had 2 head of 800 lb. heifers on the St. Louis market yesterday which sold for $24.00 cwt.
Ernest Slaven of near here harvested 192 bu. of soybeans off of 8 ½ acres. He sold 184 ½ bu. to Henderson Produce Co., here for $507.37.
T. D. Blackwood had 10 head of 950 lb. steers and heifers on the St. Louis market yesterday which sold for $21.00 cwt., and a cow and bull that sold for $19.00.
The top of the hog market, $27.00 cwt., was obtained Wednesday, Oct. 16 by W. L. Burditt of Shelbyville, when he marketed 33 head of choice 238-lb. hogs, through his cooperative, the Producers Live Stock Commission Association at National Stock Yards, Ill. Among other residents of this section selling through the Producers recently were:
Emerson Prange, Shelbyville, secured $26.00 cwt., for a consignment of 40 lambs, averaging 90 lbs.
The price of $26.00 was also secured by Raymond Smith of Shelbyville, for a consignment of lambs that weighed 92 lbs.
Miss Virginia Gough, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gentry Gough of Shelbina, and Leroy Wright, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Wright of Lakenan, were married Saturday morning at 9 o’clock in a double ring ceremony read by the Rev. Ft. J. J. O’Connor pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shelbina.
The Hunnewell girls team won first place in the eighth annual invitation tournament held at Center, Missouri last week. The first game was won from Perry, then Center and in the finals Saturday night handed the tall New London sextet their first defeat of the season. The Hunnewell girls are as follows: Peggy Moyers, captain, Mary Sue Tipton, Elaine Shively, Fern Parshall, Anna Grace Smoot, Betty Sue Smoot, Phyllis Howell, Jane Dale, Bonnie Smoot and Ruby Mae Smallwood.
50 Years Ago
October 13, 1971
The wonderful autumn weather in this locality continues with cool nights and warm days with plenty of sunshine. Rain the past week registered .16 of an inch. The first heavy frost of the season occurred this week with little damage to vegetation.
At the regular monthly meeting of the board of directors of The Citizens Bank, Shelbyville, held Friday October 1, Donald O. Hafner was elected as director to fill the term vacated by Dr. A. W. Moreland, Shelbyville.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Blackford, rural Shelbina, received a letter recently from Commanding Officer, Alexander M. Weyand of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, saying that their son, P. F. C. Bill L. Blackford, on 13 September 1971 was selected as a distinguished Trooper of the 2nd Brigade of the 82nd Airborne Davidson of Fort Bragg. Since then, P. F. C. Blackford has been promoted to Sp/4.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Threlkeld of Shelbyville are announcing the engagement and approaching wedding of their oldest daughter, Sandra, to Joe Mueller of St. Louis, son of Mrs. August Mueller and the late August Mueller of Jennings.
Marine Pvt. Terry L. Yeater, son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Yeater of Route 1, Emden, Mo., graduated from basic training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at San Diego. He is a 1969 graduate of Monroe City High School.
25 Years Ago
October 16, 1996
Kenneth and Darlene Mayes of Shelbina will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on October 24, 1996. They were married in the Chapel of the Roses in Chula Vista, California, upon Kenneth’s return from the military at the end of World War II.
Virgil and Beverly Decker will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at an open house at the American Legion Hall in Shelbina, Mo. on October 26, 1996. They were married October 24, 1946, at the Christian Parsonage at Paris, with the late Rev. Wimberly, officiating.
Kyle Kendrick, a Children’s Services Worker with the Shelby County Division of Family Services Office, was honored as the “Area II Youth Advisory Board Worker of the Year” at a reception held September 25 at the DFS office in Shelbyville.