50 Years Ago
February 20, 1961
City Policeman Mack Tyler stated Saturday that the small children who are hanging onto the City garbage truck as the men make their rounds over the town, are in danger of serious injuries. He urges the parents to stop these children from chasing after the truck or hanging on to it.
Jodie Whitley has just completed a complete service training course in Detroit, Michigan, covering Diesel and Gas Motors, Ferguson Hyd. Systems, Hay Tools and Combines. Upon completing the course, he is now connected with Hill Implement Company.
Joe M. Roberds, who lives in the Riverside Addition, brought one of his prize purple top turnips to the news office to show us. It weighed three and one-half pounds and measured eight inches in diameter.
Billy and Joan Hardy raise coon dogs at their house. Their black and tan coon hound had a litter of 14 puppies recently and 13 still were living at the last report.
At the Corral Drive-In Theatre _ HIGH TIME - starring Bing Crosby, Fabian, Tuesday Weld, Nicole Maurey
69 Years Ago
February 16, 1941
H.M. Locker, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram M. Locker of Richland Springs, last weekend became a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a member of the first class to graduate from the advanced flying school at Foster Field, Victoria.
The first rabbit drive of the season in the Bethel Community will be held this Friday, February 27, when the group will meet about 9:30 a.m. at the Bethel School house.
A new printer was born to Mr. and Mrs. James Clark at the Connors' Nursing home last Friday morning. The little fellow had not yet been named when we heard of it. His father is the printer-linotypist at the San Saba Star office. Congratulations James and the Missus. This is their first son, however, they have a nice little daughter.
Misses Nora and Minnie Huffstetler found an icicle on their house Thursday morning, which measured eight inches around at the largest part, and was 40 inches long.
110 Years Ago
February 22, 1901
The county issued a 10-year, 4 percent, $750 bond to purchase from Mills county a one-half interest in the Lunsford bridge on the Colorado River.
The ex-officio pay per annum of the county officers was fixed as follows: county judge $400, county clerk $150, district clerk $300 and sheriff $300. Finance ledger work, $150, to be paid county clerk.
W.M. Godfrey received a telegram last Saturday informing him that his son Clay was killed in the explosion of the Commerce gold mine at Ashe Peake, near Duncan, Ariz. Nine men were entombed and only two survived. The force of the explosion was tremendous. Fifteen hundred pounds of giant powder went off at once.
T.C. Henry and S.E.W. Hudson sold their Bannister farm and ranch, consisting of 1200 acres, to B.D. Sherrill at $3.65 per acre.
Eugene Prather returned last week from Houston where he finished his course at Massey's Business College.