Wednesday, August 26, 2009
.Alderman Blackie Robertson suggested a warning be placed in the paper cautioning people that water pressure might be low especially in case of a fire. A caution was also given to stay away from the tower due to the danger of falling ice.
The mayor informed the council that a HUD waterline grant application was mailed Monday night. The application requested funds for water line improvements in the southwest and northeast section of town.
The application was for a of $186,000 $105,000 in the southwest and $81,000 in the northeast.
Police Judge Herb covey informed the council that effective February 1, court would be held at 9 a.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday in the city hall chambers. He also suggested that court costs be raised from $10 to $12. To enact the raise in an amendment in the city ordinance would have to be made. No action was taken on it.
Thelen read aletter from the Nevada-Vernon County Chamber of Commerce thanking the mayor for his aid in helping find funding for a secretarial posiotion in their office.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
This article comes from the Rich Hill Mining Review July 31 1969
CB Group asks Council to order Street Signs
.Contributions to the street sign fund are still arriving, however, we have just reached the half-way mark and much more is needed.If you have not sent your donation you may send it to the City Clerk, Rich Hill Mining Review, Marqaurdt Store, Klumpp Hardware, Dr. F. D. Inmon, Dave Clark, president of Community Betterment or to any business person in Rich Hill who will gladly give it to the fund.
. Mr. Clark President of Community Betterment met with the city council last week and asked if the council will order the signs within the next week which they agreed to do. It will require approximately a month for the company to fill the order, it is hoped that by that time most of the money to pay for them will have been raised.
.The cost of the signs and poles for each intersection is $12.00. Many persons have paid for one sign which is a big help, although any amount that can be given is appreciated. The street sign project has been kicked around several years by different organizations and now with all of them joining hands the signs will be a reality in a short time.
.Another project suggested to the city council by Mr. Clark was the repairing and refinishing the memorial 'entrance to Rich Hill at Highway 71 and Park avenue. The council gave Mr. Clark permission for the club to do the -necessary work, which, when completed will add much "to the entrance to Rich Hill. This memorial entrance was erected by the Craig-Wheel-er-Duzan Post, of the American Legion soon after World War I.
.Have you driven over town this summer and viewed the welLkept lawns at many homes It is true there area few vacant lots which need to be cleared of of weeds but as a whole the own is most attractive. Rich Hill has a number of show places. Look around you and see what you can do to help Rich Hill's beauty
Monday, August 24, 2009
The Missouri Colony Brooder House
8 x 10 $48.50
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
The grass and weeds in the sidewalks of downtown Rich Hill was a topic at a recent Chamber of Commerce meeting. All agreed the appearance of the business district could be enhanced with just a little effort. I chimed right in with the rest pointing out that just a few hours work could rid the area of the unwanted greenery.
Someone pointed out that the Review had quite a weed growing right by the door. Quickly I assured them that this magnificent specimen was no weed but a valuable ornamental plant that I tended with daily care. I convinced no one.The truth of it is that I had stopped one day, right before the Fourth, to pull this weed. It didn't yield quickly and I was in a hurry so I left it meaning to come back later and dig it out. A month later it was still there. However just a few days after the Chamber meeting I found the weed stuck in my screen door—a reminder that improvement projects start close to home.
I really never noticed that weed much. Usually in a hurry I just went in the front door with head down not looking to the left or right. But you can bet others noticed it and all the other weeds and grass by the store fronts. It's like at home rushing to do some home repair before visitors arrive. As long as it's just the family you let it go, sometimes even forgetting the problem exists. But the thought of visitors seeing our shortcomings brings on a flurry of activity.We have visitor’s everyday downtown.
Of the problems that exist for Rich Hill some will have to have long term solutions. But the problems of grass and weeds can be licked in just one afternoon.
Saturday afternoon there going to be a workday for this very purpose.
If you own a business or building downtown this would be a good time to begin the clean up. If you can't make it yourself there are probably some young people around town willing to make a few dollars for back to school.
Pitch in. Let's start the ball rolling for some improvements not only in downtown Rich Hill but for the whole town.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Flag Raising here To-Day
Mammoth Flag at Entrance to
The beautiful America flag was raised to the top of a mammoth flag pole nearly seventy feet high at the entrance to Central park this Friday afternoon with appropriate ceremonies enhanced with patriotic airs played by the Rich Hill band, The crowd was not as large as hoped for but the occasion was marked with genuine enthusiasm. Mayor Jones presided. J. D,
Saturday, August 8, 2009
The city council convened in regular session Tuesday evening, Mayor Jones and all members of the council being present. In addition to routine business transacted, R. S, Parsons was installed as the new superintendent, and A Gordon assistant superintendent. Contracts were made for another year with the Westinghouse and B & M. companies for lamps, meters and other supplies. Monthly accounts were also allowed.
Having- rented the repair shop at the White Way Garage, I am prepared to repair all makes of automobiles; also any tractor or stationary engine, electrical work on motors, cars etc. Am equipped to pull in broken down cars.Kindly solicit your patronage. All work guaranteed.
H. R. Johnson
Phone 60Extension to the Miller Garage—Heck & Ruble Make New Improvements.
A new extension building is being added to the Dennis Miller garage property on Fifth Street. The new building is 50x50, and is being constructed of new building material from the Dickey clay plant, which has lately been enlarged, being the first output of the new clay and tile works. In the new garage building concrete floors have been laid, and a handsome French plate glass, front, with a broad entrance, and other improvements of a modern character will be added to the structure. When completed the Miller garage property will be 50x140 feet, giving the ample accommodations and making it one of the best in this section of country,
The building on Park Avenue occupied by Heck & Ruble, manufacturers and jobbers of fine cigars, is undergoing extensive improvements. A new French plate front has been added, partitions being torn out to give way to s fine office building and other interior improvements. This firm is manufacturing popular brands of cigars and their trade is being extended to cover a portion of Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma- They give employment-to several salesmen beside employees of the factory. The growth of their business justifies the modern improvements in the building occupied by this splendid industry