125 years ago
Jacob J Lynn, the Shoemaker, aged 52 years, died of consumption last Thursday.
100 years ago
Friday is promotion day in public school. Thirteen pupils from six will be transferred to the high school and new pupils will be enrolled Monday.
The Federal Fuel Regulations orders all stores close at seven and other business places not later than 10. A walk-through Hermann after 10 PM shows the city in absolute darkness, the only visible lights being the nightlights in the banks. Even the light company is helping save fuel by turning all street lights off before nightfall.
William J Kemper, of Berger routes, while shredding fodder for Lloyd Stock last Monday, accidentally got his hand in the shredder. Three fingers were severed and the hand was badly bruised and mangled. After gangrene developed the arm was amputated at the shoulder.
71 years ago
At blackouts in Hermann both the shoe factory and fire siren will hereafter simultaneously sound the alarm.
60 years ago
A tentative route for a proposed 4 miles long relocation of Missouri Route 19 at New Florence has been approved by the state highway department
60 years ago
Committees for the 1968 Maifest were named by B A Wagner at the quarterly meeting of Historic Hermann Incorporated held at the German school building Monday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Kraettli observed their silver wedding Tuesday, and in celebration were hosts at a dance at Eagle Hall here Saturday night.
The St. George Elementary School cagers overcame a halftime deficit to defeat New Haven 41-36 in the championship game of the St. George Elementary Basketball Tournament held at St. George gym, Saturday night.