Tuesday, August 21, 2018

50 year Celebration Poster


Sunday, May 27, 2018

Bates County Champs 1911-1912


Stephanie Perkey Adams seen this picture in the 1912 Rich Hill Year Book at the Alumni Dinner. She like the Picture so I post it.
Ethel Coonrod -(Right Guard ) Ester Jones (Captain Center)  Clara Hoover (Center) Gladys McCarty(Substitute) Katherine Semple(Coach) Maude Hoover(Substitute) Ruby Wiek (Left Forward)Mable Wastson (Right Forward)Viola Bradley (Left Guard )

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Big House on Park Street,

This article comes from the Historical Notes of Bates County Museum by Reva Stubblefield in 1974

W.K.Royce ,an early Rich Hill merchant built this home this home on Park Park Street which in 1974 , is a magnificent survivor of that bygone era.
You can read more about Royce, William Kingsbury Here

Thursday, May 10, 2018

New Sign at Big Mouth

Rich Hill City Alderman Billy Humble installed a new sign next to "The Big Mouth" Bucket.

Click to see Big Picture

Monday, March 5, 2018

great pictures of remodeling the old high school from the Rich Hill library



Got these great pictures of remodeling the old high school from the Rich Hill library.
Thanks Dixie   


Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Rich Hill Bridge

I want to thank Dennis Meyers for this  postcard scan

Dennis ask me if I  knew where the bridge over the creek is or was!
Dennis I am sorry I don't where this is or was.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Mining Review July 29 1955 story of the Catholic Church

Mining Review July 29 1955 story of the Catholic Church  
Picture from the Francine Droz Collection 

The Catholic church was organized in Rich Hill soon after the founding of the city.In the summer of 1880 a Catholic priest, a missionary to this district,came to Rich Hill at intervals and held mass and baptised babies.
At first he held mass in the home of Mr. and Mrs.Humphrey Connelly .Later mass was held in store building
Early in the year 1881, the congregation decided to build a church and in a few months the church was completed.The church was the same building  which stands on the corner of Ninth and Walnut streets During the years the church has been enlarged and services have been held continuously in all those years.
Two of the priests were father Daugherty and Father Fogarty.
Father John Murphy is pastor of the Church at this time.