Tuesday, March 29, 2022

The Museum Minute: Don’t vote for the wrong guy

Courtesy of the Bates County Museum 802 Elks Drive, Butler Mo 64730
(660) 679-0134 Herrman’s Historical Happenings week of March 30

1888 The full extent of last night’s blast and fire at Keith & Perry’s coal mine #6, near Rich Hill is being assessed. 20 are dead, 15 missing and several unaccounted for. Most died of suffocation in the mine 6 miles from Rich Hill.

1889 Adrian is abuzz over the prospect of a college coming to their town.

1911 Today’s issue of the Butler Weekly Times is dated March 33, 1911.

1945 Tonight and tomorrow at Fisk Theater, in Butler Roy Rogers in “Lights of Old Santa Fe”.

1955 Ada O’Rear, Home Economist for the Osage Valley Electric Cooperative, is seen on the Bea Johnson Show, KMBC-TV channel 9 in Kansas City.

1960 3,503,600 bushels of corn were harvested last fall, in Bates county compared to 1,731,170 bushels picked in 1940.

1972 The Bates Co Democrat runs a paid political advertisement for Leslie White, candidate for fourth ward councilman, however, the picture in the ad is Eddie Herrman, candidate for city tax collector, Butler.

1978 See or call Ron Gardner, he’s got the gasoline with the additives that makes a difference in your engines. MFA Oil Company, Butler.

1999 The Bates County Memorial Hospital honors its active staff of physicians: Dr Curtis Long, 35 years; Dr William Hayne, 35 years; Dr Robert Strobach, 35 years; Dr Jeffery VanBiber, 12 years; and Dr Jim Miller, 1 year.



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