From the files of The Versailles Leader-Statesman
May 16, 1912
J. G. Todd has started a dairy on his farm two miles north of Versailles. He is now milking 14 cows, has one silo and will build another, will use a gasoline engine to operate his separator, and receiving the proper encouragement which he richly merits, he intends to establish a first class dairy.
May 19, 1932
A Versailles man lost a pocketbook a few days ago which was found by a local boy and returned to the owner by reason of the identification papers contained therein. He was rewarded 25 cents by the owner.
May 16, 1952
A model “A” Ford coupe suffered a bobbed tail, but the four young people riding in the machine suffered only superficial injuries when the car was struck by a west-bound Rock Island passenger train at the grade crossing a short distance east of Versailles late Sunday afternoon. After being struck, the car was thrown to the north side of the right-of-way, together with its four badly shaken up occupants.
May 18, 1962
Anne Walton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Walton, took first place in the Missouri State Appaloosa Horse Show held in St. Louis. Another daughter, Nancy Walton, took first place in the children under 12 years horsemanship event at the same show.
May 18, 1972
The number of caves on record in Morgan County have increased four-fold in the last year due to the efforts of the Lake Ozark Caving Club. Last year only 11 caves were known and recognized, they have now increased the number of registered caves to 45, registering them with the Missouri Speleological Society in Columbia.
May 13, 1982
Local artist Julie Hume was featured on the television show “Scanning the Arts” on KMOS. She demonstrated her acrylic painting skills while being interviewed.
May 21, 1992
Morgan County R-II students from Michele Vernon’s class became familiar with a fire engine provided by the Versailles Rural Fire Protection District in connection with Emergency Services Week on Wednesday, May 13 at the elementary school.
May 16, 2002
“We wish Mrs. Todd well in her retirement, and thank her for her 28 years of service in the Morgan County R-II School District.” The writing was included in a biography of Amy Todd, who was honored for her 28 years of teaching at a breakfast hosted by the Community Teachers Association Tuesday, May 7.
May 17, 2012
Nathaniel Thomas and Megan Rowley, fifth grade students at Versailles Elementary School, were recently nominated by their teacher, Jamiann Turner, for a Congressional Youth Leadership Council leadership conference. They will be attending the conference June 9-14 in Washing, D.C.