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140 Years Ago
Jan. 29 & Feb. 5, 1880
Wed – Married at the residence of the bride’s father near Hurdland, on Jan. 25, Miss Hettey Miller, daughter of Mr. Jordan Miller, and Mr. Robert Trunnell, W.H. Henshall officiating.
Wed – John Kriegshauser and Miss Dora Endres of this vicinity were married Feb. 1, at St. Joseph Church.
Tom Moore and Miss Call, both of the north part of the county were married Sunday at a church in Adair.
Memories – The Millport High School is now a thing of the past, we understand.
130 Years Ago
Jan. 29 & Feb. 1, 1890
Accident – Mr. Ed Elisha Lear, an aged and much respected farmer, south of town, fell into a well while drawing water last Thursday and was drowned, Newark item.
Licensed – Marriage licenses were issued January 26 to Ozro G. Parsons and Maggie M. Barnes and to James E. Eskew and Isa Milsap.
Fire – The E.D. Reynolds residence east of Edina was destroyed b fire last Thursday afternoon.
120 Years Ago
Feb. 1, 1900
Wed – Mr. Joe Taylor and Miss Annie Rose were married at the bride’s home in Novelty last Thursday evening, South Shelton item.
Progress – The Knox City town board has reorganized into a hustling body. New crossings, new sidewalks in different parts of town, and probably they will have our city lit up by electricity. Street cars will be added in a few years, Knox City item.
110 Years Ago
Feb. 3, 1910
Birth – Mr. and Mrs. Ora Reed are rejoicing over the arrival of a little daughter who came to brighten their home January 19, Novelty item.
Wed – The home of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Hudson was the scene of a very pretty wedding, Wednesday last, when their daughter, May and Brady W. Greenley were united in marriage.
Death – This neighborhood was made sad to hear the news of the death of our good old neighbor and friend, Mrs. Mary Harris. Her remains were laid to rest in Leonard Cemetery.
Construction – We will soon have in course or erection a new church edifice in Edina. The members of the First Baptist Church of Edina have acquired a favorable site in the southeast part of town and are ready to commence building as soon as weather permits.
100 Years Ago
Jan. 29, 1920
Birth – A daughter, the third child, was born Sunday to Mr. and Mrs. Wade Callaway.
Wed – Thomas F. Vandiver and Miss Bonnie May Fast were married at high noon Sunday at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Fast, nine miles west of Novelty.
Fire – The home of John H. Musick, barber on the south side, was almost destroyed by fire last Thursday night and the property on the lot just west of his home occupied by Mrs. Musick’s aged mother, Mrs. Margaret Goetze was completely burned.
Death – Joe Welcher, who had gone to Des Moines on business took the flu while at the home of his sister there and died the ninth day of sickness, He was 36 years old. He was married four years ago this month to Miss Ella Roush, daughter of Joshua Roush of east of Edina.
90 Years Ago
Jan. 30, 1930
Assessment – The 1930 invoice of livestock as calculated by farmer returns of Knox County shows 5980 horses, 1180 mules, 4680 milk cows, 16,510 other cattle, 14,320 sheep, and 37,200 hogs on farms.
Wed – A marriage license was issued Friday in Edina to Ted House of Knox City and Blanch Callahan of Rutledge. They were married the following day in Wyaconda.
Miss Estelle Wand of Leonard, a daughter of Mrs. Frank Wand, and Carl O. Browning, also of Leonard, were married Sunday afternoon in Edina.
Rarity – Harold Cheatum killed a white jackrabbit Sunday morning on Coon Creek, about three ½ miles southeast of Edina. It was estimated to weigh twelve lbs. The fur was fine and white.
80 Years Ago
Feb. 1, 1940
Memories – Seven bobsleds were noticed one day recently parked adjacent to each other on the block just east of the schoolhouse and looked like a scene of thirty years ago.
Reports – Knox County had 2210 passenger cars and trucks in 1939 compared to 2065 in 1938 reports, Dwight H. Brown, secretary of state.
Wed – Earl C. Wallace of Prescott, Kansas was married to Miss Jane Purdy of near Millport Sunday evening.
Death – Miss Mary Olivia Goodwin of near Knox City died Friday at the age of 64. She was married to George Goodwin March 9, 1897, and they were parents of two children, Andrew and Mary Lee.
70 Years Ago
Feb. 2, 1950
Fire – The Rector Implement Company was completely gutted by fire early Friday morning.
Births – Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Shultz of Rutledge are the parents of a boy born Wednesday of last week in Gibson Hospital.
Wed – Miss Julianne Hamlin of west of Edina and Raymond Peters of Edina were married Tuesday afternoon in Memphis.
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Klote of Edina are the parents of a daughter born Tuesday morning at Grim-Smith Hospital, Kirksville.
In Service – Donald B. Caulfield, formerly of Edina, who is a veteran of WWII with service overseas with the Third Army in the European Theater of Operations, has been promoted to the permanent rank of Major.
60 Years Ago
Feb. 4, 1960
Granted – At the special city election here Tuesday for voters to approve or reject Ordinance No. 442, granting Missouri Power & Light Co. a 20 year franchise. It carried by an unusually large majority 281-2.
40 Years Ago
Feb. 5, 1970
Radar – Motorists within the city limits of Edina are being warned to comply with all speed limits. Radar control is now being used in a mobile unit by city police and any excessive speeding will be registered and the motorist ticketed and fined.
Bids – The opening of bids from contractors for construction of the new Knox County Nursing Home were held Tuesday at the courthouse and nine bids, ranging from $455,000 to $712,000 were received and considered by the board of directors.
Births – Mr. and Mrs. Donald Dale Howe of near Edina are the parents of a daughter born Feb. 2, 1970, at KOH, Kirksville.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ray Parrish of Baring are the parents of a daughter born Feb. 3, 1970 in KOH, Kirksville.
40 Years Ago
Feb. 6, 1980
Additional Arrests – The search of a Baring farm which brought charges on Maynard and Paul Komnick recently has resulted in two more arrest in Knox County last week. Taken into custody on January 29, was Joan West, 20, and Ronald Dale Deacon, 24, of Kirksville, both charged with possession of a controlled substance (schedule two). Bond was set at $2500 for both. West was released after posting bond and Deacon was being held by Macon County authorities.
Cooperative – Representatives from six communities, including Edina, signed papers last week to form a not-for-profit cooperative which they hope will supply their cities with cable television reception. Cities involved include Edina, Memphis, LaBelle, Kahoka, Lancaster and LaPlata.
Births – Mr. and Mrs. David Parsons of Edina are the parents of a son, Bradley David born Jan. 29, 1980, at Grim-Smith Hospital, Kirksville.
40 Years Ago
Feb. 7, 1990
Propane Rates – During the week prior to Christmas 1989, the Midwest experienced record low bitter temperatures that sent propane gas prices soaring to near historic highs. Fortunately for consumers, the prices have come down since the December crunch, though they still are not at pre-winter rates. Propane gas rates in Knox County reached an average high of $1.20 per gallon during the last two weeks of December. Local distributors in Knox County area did not run out of LP gas, but areas surrounding the county did. Managers at those distribution places said they were caught in the middle because their wholesalers were mandating the price increases, as well as the amount of fuel the retailer could stock. Currently LP gas prices in the county are hovering around 70-80 cents per gallon, still an average of 20-30 cents higher than prior to the cold wave.
Births – Steve and Jane Davis of Independence are the parents of a son, Casey, born Jan. 26, 1990.
Brian and Kathleen Bruegenhemke of Columbia are the parents of a daughter, Caitlyn Marie, born Jan. 20, 1990, at Boone Hospital, Columbia.
Ruby Anniversary – Rev. Ray Peters and Julianne Hamlin were married Jan. 31, 1950, in Memphis by the Rev. V.A. Venezia. The couple recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary at a dinner hosted by their children.
Deaths – Nellie Blanche Parrish, 89, of Knox City, died Jan. 31, 1990. Born Dec. 27, 1900, in Knox County, she was the daughter of James Edward and Mary Alice Parrish Anderson. On August 9, 1924, she married Rufus L. Parrish. Burial was in Knox City Cemetery.
Edwin C. Pinson, 79, of Edina, died Jan. 28, 1990. Born June 5, 1910 in Knox County, he was the son of Alonso Lincoln and Ora Natilee Ross Pinson. On August 24, 1936, he married Alta Mitchell. On Nov. 10, 1986, he married Donna Clary. Burial was in Park View Memorial Gardens, Kirksville.