Monday, November 7, 2022

The Museum Minute

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

Herrman’s Historical Happenings week of November 8

1895 A.H. Culver, of Butler, is attending the State Sunday School convention in Sedalia. He is listed as one of the best Sunday School workers in Mo.

1933 Apparently coffee lovers, break into a rail car at the Butler depot and steal three cans of coffee, nothing else taken.

1945 The Bates County Democrat newpaper prints “With the number of aging cars on the road these days, car seat covers are in great demand”.

1952 Ed Steele, of Butler, a recent winner of the Regional Dairy Farming award in FFA work, has been advised he has won an all expense paid trip  to the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, Canada.

1972 Jim & Carolyn Yoss, from Appleton City, open Yoss Thriftway Supermarket, on business 17 in Adrian.

1972 A new feature in the Headliner newspaper is a column “Old Lumber Yard Notes” by Merle Tyner, former Butler mayor and one time manager of the Jones-Hunt lumber yard.

1978 The Levy’s Store, east side of the Butler square, is celebrating their 102nd anniversary with their annual sale.

1999 Robin Fleischer is the first woman president of the Bates Co fair board, succeeding Larry Herring.

2001 C.A. Moore, editor/publisher of the News-Xpress, in Butler has an article in this edition on the doughboy statue on the courthouse lawn that has survived 74 years.

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