July 1890s
A petition has been filed with the county clerk and will be presented to the court at the August term, praying for the order of an election submitting a proposition to the voters of Morgan County for the building of a jail. The order will doubtless be made by the court, as the petition is numerously signed, and we are satisfied the proposition will carry at the November election. Morgan County is sorely in need of a jail. It will save much expense to the taxpayers.
July 1910s
On the authority of experts representing 43 leading life insurance companies in the United States, it appears the spinster lives longer than a married woman. Business women live longer than business men. Will power is hardly less important in many cases than physique. Even in disease, a man or woman possesses a natural tendency toward health and cures which are often attributed to medicine, but are really the assertion of the will.
July 1930s
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hedrick, well known citizens, residing on Route 4, south of Morgan County, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at their home Sunday, July 17.
July 1950s
Some months ago, the idea of a Kauffman reunion originated in the minds of a few of the younger relatives, and after some correspondence, it was suggested that such reunion should be at or near the old home of David D. and wife Elizabeth Kauffman, who settled in Prairie Valley, northeast of Versailles, in the early days following the Civil War. At the July 18 and 19 reunion, about 100 descendants of the Rev. David Kauffman met for the celebration. Joe Driver, 92, gave the opening address.
July 1970s
“Basic skills” tops the list of educational priorities adopted by the State Board of Education for the 1978-79 school year at its meeting July 20 in Jefferson City. This marks the third year that emphasis on basic academic skills has been first among the board’s priorities.
July 1990s
The Versailles Christian Academy Board of Education during its regular meeting Monday, July 20, discussed enrollment, curriculum, and volunteers. The academy had an official enrollment last weekend and will continue to enroll children until school begins Monday, Sept. 14. Those interested in enrollment should contact Amy Dornan and register immediately so that supplies and curriculum for each child can be ordered.