50 years ago
Chips and Splinters
You can save 25% on our discontinued colors of vinyl asbestos floor title title. This is first grade title. While the stock last the price is eight cents each for 9 x 9, and $.15 each for 12 x 12 tile.
The following “dead dogs” are taking up space in our store, and in order to move them out we will sell them at give-a-way prices. Asbestos siding shingles, assorted colors $9.00 per square; asphalt roofing shingles, assorted colors, $6.00 per square; wooden storm doors, glazed, idea for hotbeds, one dollar each.
The Herman Fire Company answered two alarms in the past week. The firemen were called to the home west of McKittrick Thursday night of last week when a short electrical wire threatened damage to appliances and the home. Wednesday morning, the firefighters extinguished a chimney fire in Rhineland.
The Herman municipal library board of directors reports a check made at a meeting at the library Thursday evening revealed many delinquent books. Since last May, the board reports about 40 books are over due in comparison with 30 books for the same period last year.
About 30 cars of the Missouri-Pacific freight train were derailed east of should morning late last Thursday afternoon.
The City of Herrmann has filed a petition in Gasconade County Circuit Court for a declaratory judgment to annex a 240-acre unincorporated area at the present south city limits.
75 years ago
Grocery store shelves were just about depleted here Saturday. By Monday stores were again stocked with groceries and were ready to sell rationed items.
100 years ago
Many loads of walnut logs are being hauled in from First Creek, which were bought by the government and shipped to distant points to make gun stocks.