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More from the 1972 Newspaper
A new sidewalk is going in in front of Marquardt's super market.The new steps provide lower and safer access to the store. The sidewalk extends from the south end of the super market to the north edge of the Adrian Craigmiles offices.
Several improvements have been made this year at both Schools .Here Larry Busby watches work on some outside windows. Busby is parter in LEM Drywalling out of Sedalia and installed the windows at the High School. Other improvements include work in the gym, paneling rooms inside and painting throughout the building.
Posted by Bart McClaughry at 7:32 PM
Charley Ross catches big fish -everybody says later on Charley catches a bigger fish then this one.
Charley Ross topped his record by catching this 74 pound cat fish out of the Big Osage this past weekend. Charley had previously caught fish weighing over thirty pounds. This is the biggest he has ever caught and is only a few pounds off the records.
Posted by Bart McClaughry at 7:03 PM
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A small group meet at the Park at City Hall for the National Day of Prayer.The group started out with scripture read out Psalm 2 by Bart McClaughry.Then the group prayed that God would make them better individuals for the whole Nation and the World.
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This Blog is from the Rich Hill Mining Review Sept. 4 ,2009. This story is about the Rich Hill History blog and my connection to it.On the World Wide Web, more and more people are learning about the unique history of Rich Hill, "TheTown that coal built;" and it's because of Rich Hill electrician, Bart McClaughry.
A bit of a history buff, McClaughry first became interested in Rich Hill's past as he and fellow city employees discussed some of the oddities of the town. For example, City Hall used to be a two story structure, but now its only one story. Why? Was there a fire? No one really knew. And the power station; it looks like two buildings joined together. Was it originally one building or was there a second building attached as the city grew? And of course, as an electrician, any insight into the history of the city's power grid perked McClaughry's interest.
Then one day, a person gave McClaughry a stack of old Mining Review newspapers. They were archive copies that had been the property of the Review but were being discard when discovered in one of the old buildings in town. They were so brittle, that even when carefully handled, the corners and edges broke off as the pages were turned. But inside were glimpses of a time when Rich Hill was a different place.
"I've always wondered about things;" said McClaughry, "but my interest in history probably started a number of years ago when I began researching my ancestors." McClaughry had a close relationship with his grandparents, but he realized he knew nothing about their parents.
I wanted to know to know about my grandparent's grandparents,"said McClaughry. Some folks just have an inquiring mind; that's why when the stack of old Rich Hill papers was dumped in McClaughry's lap his wheels began to turn.
As he searched through the papers, he began to tinker with the idea of starting a history web site. He was familiar with blog sites, having participated in one that was used by baseball card collectors, and realized a Rich Hill site wouldn't be too difficult to start. So he began scanning some of the articles and posting them. Then he made trips to the Butler Library and copied articles from their micro-film records, and started taking advantage of the material at the Rich Hill library. Then others joined in. Some would give him photos with bits of information. And the site grew, more folks became aware of it.
Today, if you type Rich Hill history," in a Google search, you'll find the web site listed at the top www.richhillhistory.blogspot.com
"It's a great site for people to find out information about families," added McClaughry. "We have directories which list residents in the community in 1883 and in 1888." There is also a growing list of names from the Greenlawn Cemetery; currently 708 are listed, but it's a large project and one that will take time and help from others as there are approximately 8,000 markers to record.
"Its important to keep the site well documented," he adds, "which is why I rely on newspaper clippings and other previously recorded accounts."
Proper documentation is vital when individuals are doing family history or when historians want to know something about Rich Hill. But it's something that people can use just to learn about the town.
I had one resident's father-in-law contact me who said he really appreciated the site because
he had always heard so much about Rich Hill, but now he had a resource for information," added McClaughry.
Rich Hill has had a number of individuals over the years that have helped preserve the town's history. There J .D. Moore, one of the city's founders, who was a great source in the early days, as was Frank Ralston, E.W. McQuitty did a lot to preserve the city's history with his contributions to the Review during the town's 75th anniversary. Then then there was Mary Griffin, who contributed to the Wagon Wheel section of the mining Review, and of course Randy Bell's book "The Town that Coal built,"which is the most authoritative work published.
McClaughry is quick to mention those who have contributed in the past, as well as those who have helped him with the current history web site.
"I really want to thank everyone who has helped me with the project," said McClaugry who mentioned a number of individuals, but asked that their names not be listed as he didn't want to forget someone, because as he put it, "they've all been very helpful." When most people think of history, they think of classes in school or of that famous quote, "Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it." But to others, it's a way to connect with the past and an opportunity to learn. For those who enjoy history, or who are interested in Rich Hill, the place to visit is www.richhilMstroy.blogspot.com. And for those who want to get involved, simply contact McClaughry at email@example.com
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
This Blog comes from the 1938 yearbook
On March 18, 1938 the opening night of our new auditorium- gymnasium, the contest was completed that told which of our students was completed that told which of our students were to be King and Queen of the yearbook.
For a week the contest had raged. Every student had his favorites and was anxious to see them win. Two Seniors, Mary Vodry and Thelma Ochsner, and one Junior, Ruby Schapeler, were nominees for Queen; Herbert McDaniel, Earle Isaacson and Arthur Lynch were candidates for King.
At the close of the contest when the winners were announced to be Thelma Ochsner and Earla Isaacson, the study body cheered. While the orchestra played a triumphal march, the audience formed a lane through which they ascended the steps to their thrones. When Thelma and Earle were seated, the students sang with the orchestra.
The freshmen were the happiest students present for they felt triumphant over the victory of
Ikie, their football hero. Thelma's supporters beamed as she merrily danced the last number wearing on her dark curls the little crown of pink rosebuds.
That evening proved a happy one for all the students. It was a truly gala occasion.
Posted by Bart McClaughry at 11:00 AM