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25 Years Ago

January 13, 1987

Greg McElfresh is suffering with a splintered finger bone this week after he dropped a very heavy object on it last week. He has a very confining cast on two fingers now, but guess that will keep him out of trouble for a while. Hope that finger heals up good as new before summer volleyball games.

Michelle Caldwell is working up a new Easter contata at Grassy Creek and she would like for a lot of singers to come out for their first practice this coming Sunday night at the church.

Jimmy Barnard and Toni Thacker took Clint Thacker out for a treat on Saturday night for dinner at Chuck E. Cheese in Florence.

Callers of Mrs. Elizabeth Dunn this week have been, Billy Dunn, Junior Dunn, Janet Costigan, Charleen Costigan, Shelly Orme, Ronnie Dunn, Kenny Dunn and Ronnie Joe Dunn.

The stork still hasn’t landed at the Roberts home but we are keeping our eyes and ears open for him.

Third graders at Northern worked on cursive writing books to study Christmas according to ABC’s winners of a contest for the best booklets were Kyle Chamblin, third place; Michelle Dotson, first place; and Derrick England, second place.

Toni Tomlin recently passed the State of Kentucky’s requirements for a limited certificate in office Diagnostic Radiology. She is the second to achieve this credential at the Butler Family Medical Center. The first was Pam Clayton, RN in 1985.


50 Years Ago

January 19, 1962

Fire has taken the life of a five-year-old Pendleton County boy, Donald Beckette, and has destroyed four homes in the county since January 1.

The design for a memorial to President Franklin D. Roosevelt has been formally approved by the Memorial Commission set up by Congress. The commission specified that a status or bas relief of Mr. Roosevelt be added to the prize-winning design, a series of towering concrete tables arrayed in a rough circle. These are to bear chosen quotations from Mr. Roosevelt’s speeches and writings.

Pendleton Circuit Court convened on Friday, January 12, at Falmouth with Judge John P. Lair presiding, to hear the case of the Commonwealth vs. Jesse T. Roberts, charged with conversion of funds belonging to the Queen Bee Co., Cincinnati. Mr. Roberts pled not guilty, being represented by court appointed attorney Edwin A. Monroe, Jr.

Dr. Robert McKenney, Falmouth physician, has established some sort of record. He has delivered six babies during the first 12 days of January.

Pendleton Wildcats won Tuesday night to defeat Grant county Braves 62 to 43 at Dry Ridge in a Pensagran Conference game. It was the 16th win against one defeat for Pendleton.

John Clark Yelton, 72, known by all his friends as “Clark,” died at his home in Plant City, Fla. Saturday morning, December 30, 1961 following a heart attack. Mr. Yelton was born in Pendleton County, March 27, 1889 the son of James Edward and Sarah Yelton.


75 Years Ago

January 22, 1937

The Flour Creek bridge was getting a new floor on Tuesday.

Ed Kidwell has returned home from a trip to Texas. Concord Correspondent.

Misses Frances Fossitt and LaFern Kober spent Monday afternoon at Peach Grove School. Ivor Correspondent.

Frank Hutchison bought of C.W. Hutchison two first-class milk cows this week for $80. Locust Correspondent.

John A. and Joseph Woodhead, local funeral directors, recently put into service a new 12-cylinder Cadillac funeral car.

Cash Wilson bought of Rev. Geb. Ammerman his farm near Locust Grove, consisting of 43 acres. Price $4,500. Locust Grove Correspondent.

The special session of the General Assembly adjourned late Saturday afternoon after being in session for four weeks. Twenty-four bills were passed out of the 28 recommended for consideration by Governor Chandler.

Mrs. John Bredell of Butler sent us a copy of The Hongkong Telegraph, an English newspaper published in the Chinese city. It was dated December 21, 1936, and was very similar to the American newspapers.

The annual President’s Birthday Ball will be held on Friday, January 29, 1937, at the new American Legion Hall on Fourth Street, Falmouth. Tickets will be on sale at Aulick Pool Room and Houchen’s Clothes Shop. Subscription $1. Mrs. C.J. Conroy and Joseph E. Malloy, sponsors.


100 Years Ago

January 26, 1912

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Perry of East St. Louis are visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Perry at Butler.

“Junie,” the old family horse of Homer McClanahan of Pleasant Valley, is dead. She was 34 years old.

John Asa Cookendorfer was suddenly stricken with paralysis last Friday evening at his home in the west end of town.

John Loomis of Denver, Colo., arrived at Portland last week for an indefinite stay with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O.T. Loomis.

A number of friends and relatives met at the home of Alex Fields at Caddo one day this week to rejoice with him over his 56th birthday.

Joe Bowling and his wife returned to their home at Paris Monday after a week’s visit with the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Caldwell at Portland.

M.L. Browning left Tuesday of last week for a visit to his son, H. Clay Browning, at Houston, Texas. Mr. Browning went there presumably on a prospecting tour.

N.C. Ridgway of this city bought the fine thoroughbred Poland China hogs at the sale of Dr. George W. McMillen last Thursday. Price paid was $270.

Harry Wilson and J. Harvey Hoffman, rural route carriers at Butler, have traded routes with the consent of the P.O. Department.

The stork visited the home of John Foley Sunday afternoon and left a beautiful 9-pound daughter. Mother and baby are doing nicely. The little Miss has been christened Mary Zerelda.