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October 15, 1997

25 Years Ago

Marshfield—The winter season is quickly approaching and with that, increases the amount of wood burned and the potential for fires. This year, local firefighters are working to alert citizens on how to react quickly to a fire and to know where to go.

Rogersville—On Sept. 11, the Rogersville mayor and entire board of aldermen simultaneously resigned their positions, leaving the city without a government. Now, more than a month later, solutions to fill the void are still being sought. A public meeting was held at the Rogersville Senior Citizens Center on Oct. 9 so that City Attorney LeRoy Kaelke could update the citizens on the options the city faces.

October 19, 1972

50 Years Ago

Randy Arthur, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Arthur, Marshfield, was presented his Eagle Scout Award at a special Eagle Court of Honor, at the Barber-Edwards-Arthur Chapel on Wednesday. Night, Oct. 11.

Two students from Webster County have been admitted to the teacher education program at Southwest Missouri State University. Joan Bledsoe, an art major, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ival Bumgarner, Rogersville. She is a 1960 graduate of Rogersville High School. A 1970 graduate of Hartville High School, Travene Sue Brown is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Travis Brown, Marshfield.

October 16, 1947

75 Years Ago

A substantial addition to the F.C. Tucker & Son 66 Station has been completed. The new building will house a modern cafe business which will be under the management of “Pete and Red” Petersdorf.

Tom Farr of this city and L.A. Williams, Niangua were fishing Friday at Norfolk Dam. It is reliably reported that Tom caught a 7 1/2 pound bass. We report this news realizing that it may cause quite a rush of business for the Norfolk area. Another report says that the fish was so large that Tom had some thought of calling to Marshfield for a wrecker to help him transport the fish home.

Deaths reported in this issue: Clark Gene Hillman, 40, Willard; Omega ‘Midge’ Mace, 60, Marshfield; Jack Glen Farrow, 70, Rogerville; Bessie Myrtle (Ames) Johnson, 93, Marshfield.


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