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25 years ago
April 30, 1997
The new Bank of Calhoun County facility in Hardin opened its doors to customers on Monday, April 21. The establishment is located at the four-way in Hardin next to the courthouse.
The facility features three drive-thru lanes. The three story building is totally handicapped accessible, including an elevator.
The top floor is used mainly for storage. The computer department, bookkeeping and a board room are located on the second floor.
All daily business is conducted on the main floor, which includes four teller windows and loan officer departments.
A grand opening is being planned for the near future.
50 years ago
May 4, 1972
Heavy spring rains have raised the rivers around Calhoun during the last few weeks.
High water clears out the debris around the river’s edge and creates a hazard for boaters and fishermen as the river becomes more congested during the warm weather.
The wet spring has also hampered many farmers in planting their crops and green thumbs from working in their gardens.
75 years ago
May 1, 1947
An excerpt from East Hardin Happenings by ‘Ma Haworth”
Old Man River lashes and swirls in mad confusion, tryin’ by power and might to break down the levee and reclaim the fertile patch o’ soil known as E. Hardin.
However, our levee, board-based, reinforced with steel and exceptionally high, stands as a shield between EH homes and the angry river.
Of course, it could crumble and break, but we do not anticipate such a calamity.
We pin our faith to this green grassy barrier, and we keep our fingers crossed hoping this friendly heap of Mother Earth will save our homes from inundation.
Mr. and Mrs. Dee Varble and family moved from their home in Brushy Arbor to Hardin. They will occupy Grandma Varble’s house until the river recedes from their door.
Flood stage in E H spells woe to our Brushy Arbor neighbors on the other side of the levee.
100 years ago
May 4, 1922
The water in the Illinois river continues to recede slowly. The river this spring has showed a new high water mark.
Our sister village of Kampsville has probably realized the worry of the high water more so than any other village in our county.
The water was up to the floor of the Kampsville Bank building and of the Brenn Hotel. Rowing boats by young lads in the streets of Kampsville was a common sight during the high water stage.
Near the river the row boats passed easily over the top of the fences and the south part of the village was entirely submerged.
Old citizens of Kampsville say the water was higher this time than they ever saw it before.