Out of the past 10/28/12

Sunday, October 28, 2012


A Scott City man escapes serious injury early in the morning, when he apparently drives his compact pickup truck around a lowered railroad crossing gate and is struck by a Union Pacific freight train at Scott City; witnesses say he went around the gate while attempting to cross the Cotton Belt Railroad tracks at the crossing to Wetterau Foods.

In a written report, a committee declares there is an immediate need for a new elementary school in Jackson; the report also urges school district officials to develop a master plan for the eventual construction of a new high school complex.


The new Third Baptist Church building, at the corner of Lynwood and Randol, is dedicated in an afternoon service, Dr. Thomas S. Messer preaching the dedication sermon; work on the new sanctuary was completed this summer at a total cost of $30,000.

In observation of Reformation Sunday, a large scroll is posted on the door of St. Andrew Lutheran Church; known as "A Lutheran Manifesto," it commemorates the nailing of 95 propositions on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, on Oct. 31, 1517, by Martin Luther; it will remain on the door all week.


John Temple, 69, of the Smelterville suburb, his wife and grandchildren are picking cotton in the small field on South Sprigg Street, just north of the suburb; Temple has a good crop of cotton on the 12 acres of land this year; the land is owned by Maj. Giboney Houck, and Temple gets three-fourths of the crop.

With $9,066 on pledges collected, officials of the Industrial Trust Fund of the Chamber of Commerce are going ahead with details looking to the construction of a new factory building here; two tracts are being considered.


The manager of the Grand Theater, as well as the manager of the troupe that gave Sunday night's performance at the theater, have agreed to appear in police court concerning their violation of the Sunday closure law.

Three frame residences near the corner of South Frederick and College streets are destroyed by fire late in the afternoon, two of them being occupied by widow women and the third by Silas Lancaster.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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