Looking Back – September 29, 2021
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25 years ago – October 2, 1996
Mike and Joe Foppe of Brotcke Engineering Company in Fenton, Mo., have been drilling test wells for Hardin’s new water project across the road from the old Calhoun Medical Center.
Joe explained that these test holes for the new water wells will determine the kind of rock and soil formation.
These samples then will be used to size for the screen and gravel packs that will go around the wells.
Within the month, a bigger rig will be brought in to drill the water wells. Elevated platforms will be built so that everything will be located three feet higher than the 500-year flood level.
Another test well was previously drilled south of this location. Bedrock was hit at 80 feet.
50 years ago – September 30, 1971
New sign at the Harbor House
An ornately sculptured wooden sign, which took the artist 200 hours to complete, goes up over the old Macauley’s at the ferry landing in Kampsville. The new Harbor House will feature dinners and mixed drinks as well as entertainment. The hotel is now in operation.
75 years ago – September 26, 1946
Thursday of last week marked the opening of the Brussels Food Locker in Brussels, the plant having now been completed and ready for operation.
The locker, located in the building formerly occupied by the Brussels Bank, is operated by John (Skinny) Mossman. It is all modern and contains brand new, up-to-date equipment, such as an electric saw, scales, etc.
Raymond Kiel of Meppen has been hired as butcher for the locker where all meats can be cut, packed and stored for as long as the customer wants.
The capacity of the locker is 240 lockers, but Mr. Mossman says that there is space to add some extra.
He said that there were still a few lockers available for those that might have just been waiting until the plant was ready for produce.
100 years ago – September 29, 1921
Someone has said that the world was growing better and the remark causes us to stop long enough to remark that it appears that the old fashioned modest person doesn’t exist anymore.
The public has just got through reading in the daily papers, the slush, slang and vulgarity of the Stillman case when close onto the heels, comes the filth and stench of the Fatty Arbuckle case, and besides these two cases of rot, the columns of the dailies have been filled with murders of every kind which all put together would bring blushes to cheeks if the natural blush were not practically extinct.
It has been well said that were it not for the fact that most people have forgotten how to blush, the disgusting details of the Arbuckle case would make it unnecessary for women to buy artificial coloring.