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25 years ago
December 4, 1996
On November 3, five new members were inducted into the Brussels National Honor Society.
They include Ben Seiferman, senior, son of Carol and Phil Seiferman; Marie Moennig, junior, daughter of Helen and Tony Moennig; Jennifer Heffintgon, junior, daughter of Cindy and Bill Heffington; Linda Hartman, sophomore, daughter of Barb and Bill Hartman; and Jennifer Fuhler, sophomore, daughter of Mary and Mike Fuhler.
To be eligible for National Honor Society, students must achieve a B average and be selected by a majority of the faculty council based on the qualities of service, character, leadership and scholarship.
The members of the National Honor Society are first row, left to right, Ben Seiferman, Marie Moennig, Jennifer Heffington, Linda Hartman and Jennifer Fuhler.
Second row, left to right, John Macauley, vice president, Erin Tepen, president, Amanda Droege, secretary, and Wes Held, treasurer.
50 years ago
December 2, 1971
The oldest church building in Calhoun
A frame building, 40 feet, with four rooms for living quarters was built in 1848 under the leadership of Theodore Schleeper and Casper Blooms. It is located at the northeast corner of the Catholic Cemetery. In about 12 years, the 30 families in the new parish felt that they would need a larger building.
Theo. Schleeper donated five acres of land and plans were started to erect a new church.
The old building, still standing, was changed to a two story structure, and for many years, it was used as a saloon and dance hall.
With the coming of Prohibition in the 1920s, the building was rented as a store building or a storage building.
75 years ago
November 28, 1946
A meeting to organize the Calhoun County branch of the Mississippi River Scenic Highway Organization was held Saturday afternoon in the courthouse.
T.M. Beatty of Quincy was present, as were quite a few from Calhoun County.
This Calhoun County branch was formed to investigate the possibility of obtaining for Calhoun a portion of the Mississippi River Scenic Highway which is a proposed federal project.
Carl Franke of Batchtown was elected chairman of the Calhoun County group; Karl Simon of Gilead, vice chairman; Walter Lesseg of Point secretary and Everett Byrd of Oak Grove treasurer.
Mr. Franke then appointed a committee to assist the officers of the group. This committee consists of the county commissioners, Paul Aderton, Stanley Sievers and Floyd Freesmeyer; Fred Halemeyer, Carl Fredrickson of Point; Harold Whitworth of Oak Grove; Rev. Dale Turner of Hamburg; Homer Snyders, Batchtown, and J.H. Allison of Hardin.
100 years ago
December 1, 1921
Excerpts from the Dec. 1, 1921 edition of the Calhoun News. See what your kinfolk of yesteryear were up to.
Mrs. Joseph Brangenberg and little daughter were Str. Golden Eagle passengers last Sunday on their way home to Kampsville from St. Louis, where they had been during the surgical operation which Mr. Jos. Brangenberg underwent in St. Luke’s hospital in that city one day last week. Mrs. Brangenberg reports that Mr. Brangenberg is recovering from the effects of the knife nicely but that it would be about four weeks before he would be able to leave the hospital.
The Calendar Club, composed of young married ladies of Hardin, was pleasantly entertained by Mrs. Arthur Eberlin at her home Wednesday evening of last week. The following evening (Thanksgiving evening) the Calendars, with their “hubbie,” were entertained by Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Greathouse at their home on main street. The evening was spent playing pinochle and other amusements. At the close of the happy event, refreshments were served by the host and hostess.
Miss Kathleen Fischer, who spent the Thanksgiving holidays with her aunt and uncle Mr. and Mrs. Batty Corbett of Hardin, returned to Hamburg Sunday. She was accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Corbett and children who spent the day there visiting relatives.