October 8, 1897
J. M. Bottorff has been prospecting for lead ore two miles southeast of town the past few weeks with encouraging results. He worked quietly and alone until the first of last week when he found it necessary to employ an assistant. Several pounds of glittering ore has been taken out and indications point to a vast improvement in the yield as the shaft grows deeper.
October 11, 1917
Quite a surprise was sprung on the people of Versailles when the news came that Anna Beatrice Allen and Arthur A. Koetting were married Sept. 28, 1917 in Sedalia. Aruthur was called to the colors in the second draft. The marriage was kept a secret until Oct. 3, the day he left for Camp Funston training camp.
October 14, 1937
Mr. and Mrs. James B. Whittle of Versailles, both 80 years-old, celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary Wednesday, Oct. 13. Mrs. Whittle, before her marriage, was Mary Keith. Nine years ago, they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. All their children were present, and presented them with $50 in gold.
October 11, 1957
Barbara Ann Marker was chosen to represent Versailles in the Royal Queen contest in Kansas City. Marker was accompanied to the gala affair by chaperone Mrs. Jim F. Hughes.
October 13, 1977
The Versailles Nutrition Site had its monthly birthday party Sept. 29, serving a roast beef dinner to 130 persons. The Versailles Greenhouse donated corsages and boutonnieres. The Melody Makers provided music and entertainment for the afternoon. Neva Root won the prize for bringing the most new guests in September. For persons to receive birthday corsages or boutonnieres he or she must have participated at the nutrition site three months prior to their birthday month and at least twice each month.
October 9, 1997
Eighty-one people attended the Waisner family reunion Sunday, Sept. 28 at Hutchison Tri-county Convention Center in Versailles. Dennis Sipe said the opening prayer before the basket dinner was served.