125 years ago
William L Heckman and Miss Annie Buddemeyer were married December 29.
100 years ago
The railroads are increasing passenger fares to 2 1/2 cents per mile for one-way tickets and 2 1/4 per mile for round-trip tickets.
The government has a plan to allow farm boys, in the Army, to return to their homes at periodical interviews intervals to assist in crop production.
75 years ago
More than 200 kinds of food, ranging from applesauce to soup, will be strictly rationed under plans the government announced this week.
Clifford Robinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Robinson, is home for Christmas after service in the Pacific area for the past year
60 years ago
Jaok Greene was awarded first prize in the Hermann Chamber of Commerce Christmas lighting contest.
The Hermann municipal utilities has presented $2916.26 to its Light and Power customers, as was announced by the Cty Council.
A sound system has been installed in St. James Church on Stony Hill for the amplification of chimes and organ music in memory of the late JM Gabler.
50 years ago
Mrs. Stella Engelmann received a papal blessing from Rome on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of her membership to the third order of St. Francis.
The new rates for first-class postage is six cents an ounce, airmail is ten cents an ounce and postal cards are five cents.
Tips and Splinters: just as I make myself believe everything is going fine in the new year, along comes batches of Christmas bills,. Then, too, I’ll have to remember to write 1968 instead of 1967.