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This Week In History, 8-6-09

     

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The following reports are taken from The Calhoun Chronicle archives:

 

1909, 100 years ago

 

Attorney J.T. Waldo attended his first case in Squire Bee Hopkin’s court at Minnora last week. He has opened a branch office there.

 

Homer Witte, a bright young school teacher from Washington District, is in the city looking after business affairs.

 

The river registered a fraction over one foot on the gauge here Thursday morning after rains Tuesday and Wednesday on Upper Steer Creek.

 

A force of hands are at work moving and building a rig on the Lee Westfall farm. This well will be watched with a great deal of interest.

 

Miss Bess Williams is now relief girl at the Citizen’s Telephone Co. switchboard, and the office is no longer closed at the noon and supper hours. Bess is a fine girl and we are sure she will give good service.

 

 

1959, 50 years ago

Fire destroyed the home and personal belongings of the Tom Morehead family on Tuesday morning of last week.

 

Everything the elderly couple had was destroyed in the blaze, with the exception of a washing machine, which was on the porch. It was reported that there was no insurance on the home or contents.

 

A number of persons have expressed a desire to help this couple re-establish their home. A place will be made available soon for donations of household items and any other aid.

 

 

 1984, 25 years ago

A public hearing to receive comments concerning proposed rules and regulations governing “small arms” hunting will be held Aug. 20 by the Dept. of Natural Resources. As presently constituted, the regulation prohibits the hunting of big game (deer, bear, wild boar) with any pistol or revolver using a “straight walled” case of less than .357 caliber, a “bottle necked” case of less than .44 caliber, or a muzzleloader of less than .44 caliber.

 

It permits the hunting of woodchuck in open fields with a pistol or revolver and provides for a course on safety and proficiency in the use of handguns. The course will be avail-able to all persons who hold proper hunting licenses and who are 21 years of age or older.

 

 

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