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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The Museum Minute: Inmate Turns Electrician

Courtesy of the Bates County Museum 802 Elks Drive, Butler Mo 64730 (660) 679-0134

Herrman’s Historical Happenings week of September 22nd
1899 M. J. Messenger, a poultry man near Hume, displays a normal egg, with a perfectly formed egg inside, shell and all.
1930 Mr. & Mrs. Glen Wright of Butler, sailed from New York for Cuba. Mr. Wright will appear in a number of exhibition baseball games with players from the National League.
1933 A huge crowd throngs into the Butler square for the last Friday night band concert of the season. Charlie Fisk and his 16 piece band delight the crowd with 16 numbers.
1933 Tony Dyke of southwest Butler, is arrested by Bates County Sheriff’s deputy H. L. Oberweather for driving while intoxicated and when jailed he tears out all the electric wiring in the jail.
1935 The Foster Tigers beat the Osawatomie Black Cats 7 to 3, with Tom Grimsley the winning pitcher.
1944 Dr. C.A. Lusk, Jr., is erecting two buildings, on the west side of the Butler square, where three buildings burned this spring. Ed Hardin is rebuilding his barber shop next to the Lusk lots.
1951 It’s the first day of the 3 day grand opening of the Nordyke Appliance Store , in their new location on the southeast corner of the Butler square.
1988 Ground is broken by officials of the Settles-Ford Gun Club of Adrian for a first class trap and skeet range, on land owned by the city of Adrian, South of the lake.
1989 30 members of the Sept Film Cinema, a French production company, are in Appleton City filming scenes for an upcoming movie “Miss Missouri”.
1999 It’s announced that Jesse Schowengerdt, son of Gary & Trevalyn Schowengerdt, has received his license to practice funeral directing. He is a 1996 graduate of BHS.