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25 years ago
May 7, 1997
The Calhoun County Fair Board recently met and chose a winner in the 1997 fair design contest.
Students from throughout the county were invited to take part in the art design contest with 285 participating.
The winning design was drawn by Angie Tucker, a Calhoun High School senior. She will receive a $50.00 savings bond and a t-shirt with her design on it.
The top 10 winners will receive a t-shirt with the winning design.
They are as follows: Adam Fox, CHS student; Jennifer Woelfel, seventh grade CJH; Melissa Schleeper, eighth grade St. Mary’s; Cassie McClellan, fifth grade Calhoun Elementary; Emily Marie Becker, sixth grade CJH; C.W. Lorsbach, sophomore CHS; Renee Kiel, eighth grade St. Mary’s; Lindsery Halsey, sixth grade CJH, and Lindsey Crader, fifth grade, Calhoun Elementary.
Entry forms for the 1997 fair pageants will be in the next week’s issue of the News.
50 years ago
May 11, 1972
Miss Roberta Fisher was crowned the new prom queen at the junior-senior prom at Calhoun High School last Saturday night.
She was escorted by Danny Snyders.
Other members of the court were Kathy Robeen, escort Dean Taft, retiring queen Judy Woelfel, escort Karl Suhling, Debbie Kraut, escrot Mike Kiel, Sandra Ewen, escort Danny Becker, Charlene Dean, escort Kevin Roth.
The theme of the prom was “Apple Blossom Time” and the music was provided by the band, “Touch.”
Tim Hagen was the master of ceremonies.
75 years ago
May 8, 1947
Charles Braymen, age 76, retired fisherman, of Pearl, was married to Mrs. Susie Tolley, 70, of St. Louis last Thursday in Clayton, Mo. by Rev. J.N. Wynn, retired Baptist minister.
The marriage was unusual because the couple met through a correspondence club.
After three months of corresponding, Braymen went to St. Louis to meet his partner, who has 21 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. It was said that Braymen proposed marriage, as it was “love at first sight.”
Mrs. Tolley went to Pearl with Mr. Braymen to see his home. She consented to be married, and plans were completed. The couple will live in Pearl where Mr. Braymen had operated a fishmarket for 25 years.
Mr. Braymen has no children. He was married twice before. He was 69 when his first wife died and 75 when the second wife died.
Mrs. Braymen had 10 children, eight of which are still living, by two former husbands who are dead. Her second husband died three years ago.
100 years ago
May 11, 1922
There are several young former Hardin citizens and others from Calhoun County as well whom we know about who have made good in the different lines of vocation of their choosing, but the latest good news to reach our ears is to the effect that Charley Mortland, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Mortland of Hardin, who is an expert musician playing with one of the leading orchestras in the city of St. Louis, and who has written several numbers of music and composed and set to music several of the choicest songs, has recently disposed of one of his latest compositions in song to a Chicago firm for $1500.
The song is one of the latest out and is fast gaining in popularity. We have not as yet learned the title of the song, neither have we heard the air, but we know the song must be good or else a leading music house in Chicago is a poor judge, which never proves to be the case, hence we congratulate Mr. Charley Mortland upon his good success and wish to encourage him in his work by stating that his entire life of less than 35 years, which he has devoted to mastering the art of music, has not been wasted but instead is just beginning to bear fruit.