Looking Back – Calhoun November 9, 2022
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25 years ago
November 5, 1997
The Calhoun Warriors won the first contest of the IHSA Class 1A football playoffs on Saturday, November 1 at Hardin against the Carthage Blueboys, 32-30. They now advance to the second round and will play conference foe Triopia on Saturday, November 6 at Hardin in a 1 p.m. contest.
50 years ago
November 9, 1972
Robert Matthews went to work Monday as a new employee at Hanks Funeral Home to assist with the ambulance service.
Matthews, a native of Hardin, has been employed until recently as ambulance driver for Jacoby Bros. Funeral Home in Jerseyville.
He is married to the former Miss June Rose Klunk, a native of Kampsville.
Paul B. Hanks has stated previously that they are discontinuing ambulance service in the near future, and he has advised the News that he is trying to work out plans where ambulance service will be available when his firm discontinues.
Funeral homes in Pike County have discontinued ambulance service, or are in the process of quitting, and the Pittsfield area is now being serviced at a cost of $25.00 minimum per call, plus 50 cents per mile one way.
However, for North Calhoun County residents, until further notice, Ward Funeral Home is continuing service until other arrangements can be made.
75 years ago
November 6, 1947
Miss Cecilia Sagez was crowned the Calhoun County Apple Festival Queen on Centennial Day, donning a crown made by Mrs. Otis Ingle. Her page girls were Sue Eberlin and Paula Marie Lorsbach.
This edition of the Calhoun News features an extensive article on the events of the Hardin Centennial Celebration, which brought about 12,000 people into the county to partake in the festivities.
100 years ago
November 9, 2022
The members of the executive committee of the Calhoun County Farm Bureau held their monthly meeting in their office office at Hardin last Saturday, and transacted business.
They also lined up their program for the farmers’ institute which is to be held in Hardin Nov. 17 and 18. Those of the committee who were present at the meeting were: Albert Franke, Batchtown; W.C. Kinder and John Herter, Brussels; John Day and J.Q. Nimerick, Hamburg; A.D. Foiles, Belleview; Jos. Brangenberg, Kampsville; Anton Schulte, Gilead; Chris Ringhausen and J.H. Alison, Hardin.