Monday, February 28, 2022

The Museum Minute: Dairy King rules the Butler strip

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

Herrman’s Historical Happenings week of March 2

1882 Theodore Joseph and Emil Buchner will soon open their cigar factory in Butler.

1922 Sauerkraut lovers gather at Lon Ray’s grocery store, just off the square in Butler for the opening a new barrel of the fermented cabbage.

1930 Marshall’s Cleaners have just installed a modern hat blocker and finishing machine. Butler.

1946 Mr & Mrs H.R. LeNeve, who recently bought the roller skating rink, on East Park Avenue in Rich Hill, opened tonight with a large crowd.

1965 “Hooray!” The Dairy King is opening again, west side of US 71 north of Kahn Chevrolet. Earnest & Fern Fains says “Try our Dari King punch”.

1972 Mrs Claude Barker announces she’ll be retiring at the end of the year. She as taught grades one thru eight. She also taught in Passaic. She and her husband moved to Butler in 1949.

1978 Charlie’s United Super market, southwest corner of the stoplight in Butler (Dollar Tree location) “round steak, 99 cents per pound, Zesta Crackers 2lb 99 cents.

1991  It takes workers about three hours to remove the stalled Cadillac of 72 year old Opal Cain of Adrian. Her car stalled on the railroad tracks south of Passaic. The car and driver were spotted by a sheriff’s deputy around 3:30 pm.

2000 Butler mailman Ron Nissen graduates from Park College with a BS in Social Psychology. He is a 1971 BHS graduate and air force veteran.

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