From Our Early Files

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10 Years Ago
September 16, 1998
C.A.R.E. Receives Donation: A $100.00 donation was received by C.A.R.E. from the Clark County Sheriff’s Auxiliary for water and miscellaneous items used this summer for their Youth Garden Project. Three garden plots were prepared near the C.A.R.E. building and approximately 35 youths and adults have been involved in the project. Carol Ritter, co-chair of the Auxiliary, presented the check to Boyd Woods.
Lady Indians Triumph: The Clark County R-1 Lady Indian Softball team hosted a tournament on Saturday, September 12, and came up winners. The home team defeated the Canton Lady Tigers 11-0; the Knox County Lady Eagles 11-2; and the Schuyler County Lady Rams 2-0. The Lady Indians are now 9-2 for the season.
Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Roberts – 50 years; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Chewning – 50 years
Deaths: Leota M. Kirchner, James Owen Bingham, Rosalie L. Schmid, Dona Mae Sisson, Alta Louise Stott, Lynn Estal Lipper

20 Years Ago
September 14, 1988
C&R winners: Jarred McAfee, 10 speed bicycle; Nicholas Sommers, scooter.
The Kahoka Lions Club raised almost $1,000, over Labor Day weekend, for muscular dystrophy.
Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Chewning – 40 years; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Roberts – 40 Years
Deaths: Wilma Kirchner Ochsenbecker, Glen Foster, Ruth Diehl

30 Years Ago
September 13, 1978
Jana Steinman named Old Settler’s Queen; first runner up – Tina Brewer; second runner up – Sue McAllister
Old Setter’s Princess was Teresa Brewer; first runner up – Judy Meinhardt; second runner up – Charlotte Gray
Old Settler’s Little Miss and Mr. Clark County were Danelle Wilson and Toby Wood.
Martha D. Kinkeade, 36, of Winchester, is hospitalized with possible head injuries, following a one-vehicle accident in Wayland.
A sunflower, grown from birdseed, has reached a height of 17 feet 6 inches in the backyard of Mabel Mitten at Medill.
The annual Skate-A-Thon for muscular dystrophy raised a total of $4,365.10 in pledges.
Deaths: Wayne Kious, Matthew Nooning, Russell Draper, Arveta Kapfer Alexander, Raymond Smith, Deon Isaac Regan, Bryan Mohr

40 Years Ago
September 13, 1968
Lance Corporal William Fishback, 19, formerly of Kahoka, has died in Vietnam from fragment wounds to the head. His parents are Walter and Velma Edlen Fishback of Springfield.
Joe Dochterman, 32, of Alexandria, a mechanic at Daniel Chevrolet in Kahoka, was injured, Monday afternoon, when a piece of steel punch flew into his left eye, lodging behind the eyeball.
Mr. and Mrs. Sammy Day of LaBelle have purchased the Canton Gamble store.
Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Dochterman – 61 years
Deaths: James Murphy, Homer Hays, Alta Mustoe Hall, Anna Martin Winkler, Arthur Guymon, Estella Parks, Sadie Bogener Baum, Judith Gutting

50 Years Ago
September 1958
Harold (Butch) Mayer of Wayland is hospitalized for injuries received in the Australian pursuit race at the stock car races in Memphis. Driving a car belonging to Delbert Weller of Medill, Mayer has severe facial cuts, two teeth knocked out, and a broken ankle.
Pfc. Charles Kirchner, Ft. Riley, Kansas, was chosen as Soldier of the Month. He received a three-day pass which he spent with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kirchner.
Carolyn Kay Murphy graduated from Blessing Hospital School of Nursing in Quincy and will work as a staff nurse at the St. Louis City Hospital.
Ruthanna Schuttee, a graduate of St. Mary College at Xavier, Kansas, is teaching seventh grade at O’Fallon.
A magnolia tree and lilacs are blooming – again – at the Jesse Hoskins residence in Wyaconda.
Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Elwell – 60 years; Mr. and Mrs. Russell Washburn – 50 years; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hufford – 55 years
Deaths: Ada Howell Toops; Hazel Atherton, Anna Spurgeon Hicks, Helen Wells Semones, Florence Bogener Kirchner, Clara Cashman Carter, Charles Harrison

110 Years Ago
September 16, 1898
Rains fall often enough to keep down the dust.
Overcoats have been in demand the past week.
The camp meeting on the Lewis farm, north of Fox River, closed Sunday.
Ernest Vornkahl of Grant Township had a horse killed by lightning.
David Easton of this city, who was working on the walls of the new poor farm building, fell from a scaffold and was hurt pretty badly.
The case of State vs. Guy Longacre was tried before a jury in Squire Daily’s court at St. Patrick, last Saturday. Defendant was charged with selling liquor unlawfully, was found guilty, and fined $100.
Madison Township: Hubert, little grandson of Squire Kinkeade of Waterloo, is near death’s door with either malarial or typhoid fever.
Chambersburg: Professor Heath of Peaksville will give a graphophone and musical entertainment at Hogan, Wednesday night.
Down at Old Churchville: Mosquitoes and chills are growing milder.
Deaths: Sarah Ann Gray, Benjamin Harris, Albert Cooper