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1875 146 years ago

The grand jury found a true bill against two young men, named Sam and John Chumly for felonious assault . The Chumly's have for some time back not been on the best terms with Jos. Colter, son-in-law of Mr. Chumly senior. Friday before last, the two brothers came to the fence of the field in which Colter was at work and using some very insulting language. The boys carried a rifle with them, which was placed against the fence. Mr. Colter took it up and discharged it; the consequence was that the one of the brothers made an attack on him in which he was being worsted, that his brother John made a furious assault upon Colter with a knife, inflecting severe if not dangerous wounds a

1876 145 Years ago

Twenty-five teachers made their examination for credits at the meetings of the Institute.

Our farmers are very busy turning under the wheat stubble and pray for a little rain to lay the dust.

The editor made a trip to Drake last week to attend the Republican mass-meeting held at that place and thereby some delay has been caused in the print publication of this issue, which we hope our readers will excuse.

Wanted – everybody to know that Rob. Robyn has opened a new grocery store on the corner of Second and Schiller streets.

Blackberry brandy, best quality, cheap at Rob Robyns

Last Tuesday morning, at about 10 o'clock, George Gilden, while in company with other boys bathing in the Missouri, near Chr. Schlender's Tannery ventured out too far and was drowned. The boys who were with the unfortunate lad ran home with his close and told his mother the terrible accident.

Search was at once instituted in after several hours’ diligent labor, the body was found by Mr. Adolph Schlender. The coroner immediately held an inquest on the body and the jury returned a verdict according to the circumstances.

The body was then brought to the mother who is on a visit to her relations. The anguish of the poor woman, when she beheld the lifeless form of her darling, who but so short a time before was all animation and youthful mirth, can be imagined, but not described.

Mr.Gilden, who is a mate on the "Kate Kinney", passed down on board his boat at about 4 o'clock in the afternoon, but as the boat did not land, a message informing him of the sad accident was sent per telegraph to Miller's Landings from whence the stricken father hastened at once to the body of his boy, whom he had last seen in the enjoyment of life and health, and who now was but an inanimate form. This afternoon a large concourse of friends and acquaintances of the bereaved parents followed the remains of the unfortunate lad to their last resting place.

1896 125 Years ago

 John Reiff has purchased from Henry Schuch the two-story building on Market Street and will open a saloon and boarding house.

The County Court has made in order to receive the legacy from the late Chas. D. Eitzen in the amount of $50,000 to erect a new court house on the present ground.

1921 100 Years ago

The Gasconade River Farmers Packet company has engaged the services of Capt. Henry Buerger to pilot their steamer “Cinderella"."

 Harry Kraettly has given up his employment with the local shoe factory and leaves today for St. Louis to take a position in the main office of the International Shoe Company.

1961 60 Years ago

The executive board of the Hermann Hospital Association met at Valley View on Wednesday and endorsed a legislative proposal which would enable areas nearby hospital facilities to form a Hospital District.

The Board of Education of Gasconade R1 school has unanimously accepted the annexation of the Montgomery county R3 district.

1971 50 years ago

 Mayor Wilford Kallmeyer was presented a box of Girl Scout cookies to help promote Girl Scout cookie week.

A propane gas explosion was averted at Sparkenburg last Wednesday morning after a transport truck skidded on the ice and overturned on Route P in front of St. Martins church there.

Lieut.(j.g.) Ed. Gray and Mrs. Gray and their daughter Heather Lynn arrived at Midway Island January 11, where Lieut. Gray will be serving as supply officer for 18 months.

Herbert Duffner, who had been stationed at Goppingen Germany, with the Army arrived here Thursday from Brazil, Switzerland, for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Duffner.

Dianne M Schneider, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Schneider of Hermann Route one, has entered the St. Francis convent at Mishawala Ind. She was a 1969 graduate of St. George high school.