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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

The Museum Minute: Elkhart Bandit Busted for Illegal Liquor Sales

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

Herrman’s Historical Happenings week of October 20

1883 The editor of the Bates County Record newspaper complains, in print, about the cattle sales that are held on the courthouse lawn, Butler
1895 Bates Co Prosecutor P.H. Holcomb goes to Elhart  to prosecute Grant Goodman for selling illegal liquor in Merwin.
1919 When Edson Snyder, cashier of the Farmers Bank of Passaic, unlocks the door this morning, finds someone had tried to dynamite the safe during the weekend. Since the fuse was never lit, it is thought the attemptee’s were scared off.
1938 Twenty members of the Rich Hill FFA return from a two day trip to the American Royal, in Kansas City. Ralph Greenlee won first, second & third with his 3 pens of Buckeye pullets. 
1945 Truman Record, owner of the Record Flying Service at the Independence Mo. airport brings several army training planes and pilots to Butler and presents an airshow to a large crowd.
1972 Miss Tena Stephens, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mel Stephens, is crowned Butler High School Homecoming Queen during the Butler-Pleasant Hill football game, at Deaton-Thomas field.
1977 Wesley Bolin, a native of Butler, is sworn in as the Governor of the state of Arkansas.
1977 The “News-Headliner” newspaper in Butler, breaks the news that rural water districts are going to sue the city of Butler, in protest of recently established water rates.
1978 Emmett Kling, Jr., marks the 90th anniversary of his Kling Monument Company at 11 N. Havanah st, in Butler. Founded by Kling’s grandfather, his daughter Melissa Phillips is preserving the family tradition.
1995 Kathy Knox of rural Butler recently won the national competition at the U.S. Border Collie Handlers Association finals at Sheridan, WY. She and her husband Jack have 30 registered border collies and return every year to Scotland to replenish their kennels.