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January 7, 1971
Chrisman merchants surprised Mr. And Mrs. Roy Robins on their last day in business, December 31st, with a party in the Leader Office.
Huge barn burns on Ora Wyatt’s farm- 95 hogs, 2,500 bales of hay lost.
Miss Rebecca Sue Jones in critical condition in Paris Hospital following a New Year’s Day accident.
Births: Daughter, Angela Marie, to Mr. and Mrs. Dale F. Good, Chrisman (12-29-70); Son to Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Gene Butler, Chrisman (12-15-70); Daughter, Heather Noel, to Mr. And Mrs. Jerry Brinkley, Denver, Colorado (1-2-71)
Mr. And Mrs. Earl Hess observe 50th anniversary on December 27th.
Deaths: John Robert Scott, 74, Chrisman (12-30-70); George Walter David, 54, Chrisman (12-9-70); John Vernon Gose, 84, Ridge Farm (1-1-71); Mrs. Edna Caroline Cornett, 79, Ridge Farm (1-1-71)
January 14, 1971
Chrisman Grade School Yellow jackets lightweight team wins Little Six Tourney.
John Deere Day in Chrisman was attended by more than 300 people.
Mr. And Mrs. Edgar Crowe, Chrisman, Route One, honored with surprise supper in observance of their 52nd wedding anniversary.
Surprise party marked 61st wedding anniversary of Mr. And Mrs. Charles Hewitt, Paris.
Wedding: Sgt. And Mrs. James Ray Washburn residing in Kileen, Texas following their recent marriage.
Births: Daughter, Dawn Denise, to Mr. And Mrs. David Irish, Georgetown (12-30-70)
January 21, 1971
School boards of Scottland, Chrisman and Ridge Farm met Monday night to investigate the possibilities of forming a new school district.
H. Thomas Hixon informed recently by the Department of Conservation that his big cherry tree was the largest recorded in the State of Illinois.
Weddings: Miss Sherry Shirl Mills, Paris, and Vernon Dale Washburn, Metcalf (12-19-70); Miss Carla Lee Chesnut, Hoopeston, and David Paul Henry, Paris Route 6, (12-6-70); Lynda Jean Bell, Hume and Donavon D. Laughhead, Paris (12-18-70).
Deaths: Mrs. Marcella Couts, 30, West Salem (formerly Ridge Farm: 1-15-71).
Births: Daughter, Mari Jane, to Mr. And Mrs. Danny V. Hedge, RR 2 Chrisman, (12-30-70); Daughter, Christy Linn, to Mr. And Mrs. Winston Conn Wheeler.
Cards when two crucial games- Shiloh Raiders were defeated 75-50 last Friday night in a game played before a capacity crowd in Shiloh gym. Cardinals victorious over Scottland Eagles 69-55
January 28, 1971
Cardinals were honored at appreciation dinner hosted by the First National Bank in Colonial Kitchen.
Strong winds cause damage in community.
Shiloh Grade School heavyweights win Little Six Tourney.
Ridge Farm third graders move into new relocatable classroom next to grade school building.
Debbie Burns selected for Scottland High School’s 1971 Betty Crocker Homemaker Award.
Bids sought for the construction on new equipment storage building for the City of Chrisman.
February 4, 1971
Chicago Parker team defeated by Chrisman Cardinals 90-83.
Weddings: Sharon Marie Church to Ronald Guy Evans on January 16, 1971.
Anniversaries: 25th of Mr. And Mrs. Ernest Wm. (Bill Brown), Paris Route 2.
February 11, 1971
Cards win last Ambraw Tourney by defeating Scottland 80-71.
Appropriation on Emergency Basis for ambulance defeated.
Carla Hollingsworth 1971 Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow.
Births: Daughter, Karren Lynn, 7lbs. 12Oz , January 26th to Mr. And Mrs. Harry Tingley, Chrisman; Son, Steven Wayne, 9lbs, 9 1/2oz., January 27th to Mr. And Mrs. Dane Hess, Scottland.
Weddings: Irma Kay Wyatt to Paul Wayne DeMoss on January 9, 1971.
Deaths: Mrs. Nancy Jane Decker, Brownsburg, Indiana (2-6-71); Mrs. James A. Bell, Crawfordsville, Indiana (2-9-71); Howard (Doc) Porter, St. Louis, Missouri (2-4-71); Mrs. Ethel Wright, Ridge Farm, Illinois (1-21-71); Marvin W. Miles, Ridge Farm, Illinois (2-3-71)
February 18, 1971
Lightweights are District winners- defeated Mayo of Paris 35-31.
Debby Baker named Girl Good Citizen.
Scott-Bolen purchases new ambulance.
Anniversaries: 62nd of Mr. And Mrs. Alba Phillips, Scottland.
Births: Son, Russell Traynor, 8lbs 8 oz, on February 7; Son, Jerry Lee, 8lbs 8 oz, to Mr. And Mrs. Jerry Lee Chapman, Chrisman, Route 3.
Deaths: Wallace Harp, Chrisman (2-13-71); Mrs. Mabel Clapp, Oakwood (2-14-71); Robert W. Sharpe, Hessville, Indiana (2-1-71)
February 25, 1971
Darrell Payne Beau, Charlee Boone Sweetheart for 1971 FFA-FHA Dance.
Cards end perfect season with 80-71 win over Homer.
Army Private Richard W. Joseph assigned to duty in Hanau, Germany.
Weddings: Mrs. Verna C. Smith to Jack Shappard, Georgetown; Connie Key to Randy Porter on February 12th.
Births: Son, Raymond Davis, 8lbs 11 1/2 oz to Mr. And Mrs. Carmen Geralds, Chrisman on February 18th.
March 4, 1971
Chrisman Cardinals win 4th straight District title by defeating Scottland Eagles 69-51.
Sunday afternoon fire on north side of square in Paris destroyed one business building and damaged several others.
Engagements: Teresa Hobson to Conrad Yates; Gayle Lynn Ingram to Robert DePlanty; Rita Ann Winans to C. Paul Kruse; Neva Ann Brown to Charles Deveneck.
Deaths: Mrs. Frank Warmouth, Paris (2-26-71); Raymond Murray, Ridge Farm (2-26-71); Mrs. Guy (Laverne) York, Chrisman (2-25-71)
March 11, 1971
Bloodmobile collects 112 pints in annual visit on March 3rd.
Outstanding Teenagers of American for 1971 in Chrisman High are Sharon Wyatt, John Jenkins and Debbie Baker.
Scottland high chose Mary Faye Perrin, Beverly Waggaman, Debbie Burns and Dave Kraemer.
Casey High will be added to the schedule for next years games at Chrisman High.
Weddings: Deborah Lynn Rhoads to Harmon Ray Yates on February 21st.
Deaths: John Wesley Arrasmith, Gobels, Michigan (2-27-71)
March 18, 1971
Chrisman Grade School soloist and ensembles won 18 firsts in the District contest March 6th in Mattoon. The High School and Chorus each received 2nd place ratings in thee State contest at Shiloh March 13th.
Mr and Mrs. Ernest Wiese will represent Edgar County as delegates to the Illinois Agriculture Leaders People to People travel program. Will tour Australia, New Zealand, and the Fiji Islands.
The Scottland Juniors and Seniors have finalized plans for a trip to the Bahamas.
Mr and Mrs. Howard Martin observed their 25th wedding anniversary March 22nd.
March 25, 1971
Two Chrisman League teams, American Legion and Lions, won the two final games of their season.
Marilyn Jo Varner has been employed to teach in Ridge Farm Grade School next year.
A total of 110 persons were tested during the Glaucoma mobile unit that visited here last week.
Scottland High School basketball team and the cheerleaders were guests of honor at dinner in the Red Wood Inn as guests were a group of parents
Weddings: Elizabeth Lee Vance to Robert Evan Malaise on February 14th.
Births: A son, Derek Wayne, 8 pounds, to Mr and Mrs. Victor Bodart Jr on March 16th.
Deaths: Elmer Lowe, Hutsonville, 81 (3-15-71), Lloyd Dailey, 61, Vermilion (3-30-71), Mrs. Bernice Cooley, 57, Brocton (3-21-71)
April 1, 1971
Rick Taylor, Randy Lunger, Jon Crispin, and John Jenkins of Chrisman and Terry Simons of Scottland made first team of Ambraw All Conference. Dave Kraemer and Mike Wyatt of Scottland and Tony Lorenzen of Chrisman were among those chosen on 2nd team.
Over 300 persons were served at the Friday Night Spaghetti Supper sponsored by Band Patrons Club.
The Chrisman water tower is being painted.
Ten local people met on March 26th in the Leader Office to discuss the feasibility of having a Chrisman Centennial in 1972. Second meeting planned in two weeks.
Births: A son, Shannon Robert, 7 pounds 6 ounces to Mr and Mrs. George Brinkley Jr, on March 24th.
Deaths: Paul L. Winkler, 60, Ridge Farm (3-27-71); Linda Lou Covey, 29, Metcalf, (3-28-71), seven hours after giving birth to a stillborn son; Gerald H, Lunger, 59, (3-24-71); James F. Ballard, 75 (3-29-71)
April 8, 1971
Chrisman Yellow jackets squads broke even last Friday in their first track meet. The lightweights won over Crestwood of Paris 61-35, while the heavyweights lost 73-36. Picking up firsts for Chrisman were Richard Arrasmith, Tim Yates, Mitch Beals and Kevin Tingley. In the heavyweights division firsts were won by Breeding, Marvin, Jenness and Rogge.
Mr and Mrs. Howard Hale have opened a greenhouse at their residence on South Illinois.
The annual parent and son FFA banquet was held March 30th at the High School.
Births: A daughter, Cymi Lynn, 6 pounds 5 ounces to Mr and Mrs. Darrell Fulton, Champaign on April 2nd; A daughter, Lora Lynne, 6 pounds 13 1/2 ounces to Mr and Mrs. James Schuler on April 4th; A son, Kirk Allen, 7 pounds 2 ounces to Mr and Mrs. Richard Jones, Paris, on April 4th.
April 15, 1971
Last Saturday’s School Board election placed Edgar Phipps on the board to replace Harry Woodyard. The latter was presented a plaque for his nine years service. Board re-organized with Robert E. Wyatt again named President and Marvin Glick continuing as Secretary.
Orville Witt, 57, Hume, seriously injured in a two car accident near Metcalf on April 10th. Driver of the other vehicle was Thomas W. Fitzgerald of Sidell, was taken to Paris Hospital for examination and later released with minor injury.
City Council members have received many complains of damage to homes and cars from paint blown during the painting of the city water tower.
Conn Wheeler was elected President and Robert Craig, Secretary at the re-organization meeting at Scottland School Board 162 following election Saturday. Other members include Dennis Neal, Gary Hunt, Dean Samford, Bernard Vandivier and Jack Dailey. District 23 re-organized also with Webb Conner as President, Gail Scott, Secretary. Other members are James Huffaker, Kenneth Grubb, Floyd Hess, Charles Simpson Jr & Hobart Dixon.
Lightweights and heavyweights of Chrisman Grade School won in Monday’s meet with Kansas and Scottland. Scores were Chrisman 58 1/2; Kansas, 53; and Scottland 13 1/2.
Weddings: Patti Waggaman to Kirk Phipps on April 2nd.
April 22, 1971
Fifty-seven persons, representing thirty-two organizations attended the Centennial meeting last Thursday, April 15th in the Community Building. Tom Mills, headquarters chairman for Hoopeston Centennial spoke to the group. It was decided to go ahead and meet again April 29, with a representative of Rogers Company, a professional planners of special events, and decide definitely at that time whether or not to have this service.
Lyman Ellsberry was elected to Mayor in City election Thursday. New commissioners are Harold Hixon and Charles E. Yates. Also on the board are Homer Wolfe and Allen Lientz.
Deaths: Infant William C. Gill (4-6-71); Louisa Kietzman, 78, Rankin (4-6-71); Nellie M. Fonner, 85, Mattoon (4-6-71); Mrs. Floyd E. Gilliland, 65, Ridge Farm; Nora Glick, 93, Paris (4-12-71); Iva Humrichous, 85, Ridge Farm (4-14-71); Mrs. John H. (Maude) Owen, 89, Chrisman; Mrs. S. Warner (Lena) Yontz, 94, (4-17-17); Eugene Fulton, 47 (4-17-71); Clara Cornett, 73, Metcalf (4-19-71); Zoma Rigers Bowman, 83, formerly of Chrisman; Pearl Bouslog, 76, Chrisman, (4-11-71)
Weddings: NaDonna Lee High, formerly of Ridge Farm, to Russel Fulderson, Scottsdale, Arizona
April 29, 1971
John Rhoads, Chrisman Route Two, was critically injured Wednesday, April 21, while clearing trees and brush on his farm. Rhoads was taken to Paris Hospital, then transferred to St. Anthony’s in Terre Haute for head surgery.
Charles Gallion, Hume, Stephen Curtis, Route One and David Neal, Chrisman Route Three were involved in three separate accidents during the past weekend. Only Gallion required hospitalization. He was taken to Decatur Memorial Hospital.
The sum of $650,000 is being sought to build new YMCA in Paris for Paris and area youths.
Scottland Kindergarten and Grades 1 & 2 were taken ti Attica, Indiana, last Friday, April 23rd, where they boarded the Wabash Cannonball on it’s last run, for the trip to Danville.
City Council voted to purchase used backhoe from Francis C. Robison at a price of $5,600 plus a trade in of the one now owned by the city.
Weddings: Ann Hawkins, Monticello, Indiana, granddaughter of Mr and Mrs. Mike Jamison to Gerald Hanna on April 4th.
Deaths: Mrs. Levi (Maude) Board, 70 (4-23-71); Orville Witt, 57, Hume (4-26-71); Beton Fonner, 89, Decatur (4-21-71).
May 6, 1971
Chrisman Cardinals won the Ambraw track meet in Chrisman on Monday. Jon Crispin was naped most valuable player by winning for events. He was closely followed by Ken McKee who had three wins.
Byron Koehn, 26, is a new employee of the Chrisman State Bank.
Centennial meeting held last Thursday night with fifty-eight persons present. It was voted to hire Rogers Company and contract with the company was signed.
Centennial date is set for early in August 1972.
A large barn on Lorenzen Brothers farm burned Sunday night.
Chrisman Grade and High Schools planted trees Friday in observance of Arbor Day.
The Chrisman Feed Service opened for business this week. It is owned by Bob Cox of Paris and is being managed by Ralph Saiter of Chrisman.
Births: A son, Robert Allen, 7 pounds, 9 1/4 ounces to Mr and Mrs. Bobby Dale Miller on May 3rd.
Deaths: Minnie Elsberry, 86 (4-27-71); Levi Board, 76 (5-3-71); James. F. Listner, 87 (5-3-71)
May 13, 1971
New members of the City Council were sworn into office during Monday night’s meeting by city clerk Brenda Frazee. Departments are headed up as follows: Harold Hixon- Finance; Allen Lientz- Streets & Alleys; Charles Yates- Health and Sanitation and Homer Wolfe- Water. The board voted to retain George W. Hoult as water superintendent; Otto Nave, Chief of Police; Allen Overaker, City Attorney; Brenda Frazee, City Clerk and Kay Wolfe, City Treasurer.
Tim David and Tim Yates were the only two boys to qualify for the state grade school track meet.
A total of ninety-four students of the Scottland High School and grade school were honored last Friday night at the Honors Banquet.
Charles Ingram escaped serious injury last week when his semi truck, loaded with steel, left the highway and slid into the ditch.
Wedding Anniversaries: Mr and Mrs. Harry Board- 60th.
Births: Daughter, Lisa Jeanne, seven pounds, two and one half ounces, to Mr and Mrs. Timothy S. Wood on April 15th.
Deaths: Glenn T. Bowersock, 16, Newport, Indiana (5-7-71); Charles Tresner, 79 (5-9-71); Paul Cusick, 66
May 20, 1971
The advisory board of the Chrisman Centennial met last week and selected the following persons to head up the major committees: Bob Yontz, Jr- General Chairman; Dorothy Rogers- Secretary; Don Tate- Treasurer; Bill McClintock- Operating Capital and Bob Ingram- Decorations. Divisional chairman named were Julia Boone- Headquarters; Fritz Taylor- Ladies participation; Bob Bennett- Men’s participation; Mary D. Woodyard- Spectacle tickets; Sam Scott- Revenue; Ron Bolen- Publicity; Dale Adams- Special events. Raman Scott was elected head of the corporation; Dorothy Rogers, Secretary and Bill McClintock, treasurer. Others on the board are George Drake and Norman Mooney.
Barbara Steiner, daughter of Mr and Mrs. William Steiner, was chosen 1971 Girl’s State delegate; Elissa Montagnino, daughter of Doctor and Mrs. Jos. F. Montagnino was named Girl Good Citizen and Boy’s State delegates are Rick Taylor, son of Mr and Mrs. Joe Taylor and Kevin Hess, son of Mr and Mrs. Floyd Hess, the latter of Scottland.
Richard Stipp was hired at the last board meeting as Grade School coach.
The annual Band and Chorus program was presented Sunday.
Pictures of the Chrisman, Scottland and Ridge Farm seniors were featured in this issue
May 27, 1971
Debbie Baker was named valedictorian and Sue Thurman and George Rogers, co-salutatorians for this years Commencement exercises, which will be Wednesday, June 2 at 8:00 p.m. Baccalaureate will be Sunday, May 30, in the high school gym with Rev. Cecil H. Carroll as speaker.
The annual athletic banquet was held Friday night (May 21, 1971) with approximately one hundred and fifty attending. Those participating in baseball, basketball and track were honored.
The City Council has issued a warning to all dog owners to keep their pest from running loose.
A total of three and a half inches if rain fell in this area Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
Debbie Baker, Chrisman High School Senior, was awarded an $800 scholarship by the Paris Elks Club and also named first in girls leadership.
The grade school athletic teams and cheerleaders were honored at a potluck supper on Thursday, May 20th, 1971.
Births: A son, Bradley Cole, nine pounds ten ounces, to Mr and Mrs. Walter (Mary June) Hanley, Ridge Farm on Sunday, May 23rd.
Weddings: Carl Humrichous, Chrisman, to Bertha Thompson, California on Wednesday, May 19th, 1971.
Anniversaries: Mr and Mrs. Walter Sisson, Sr. Of Hume- 50th
June 17, 1971
An ordinance for the controlling of domestic animals was voted to be drawn up at the Monday night City Council meeting.
Baseball this week: Chrisman Pony League defeated Sidell 8-2; Dave Chandler, pitcher. Thursday, the team lost to Indianola 8-4, with Paul Scott pitching.
The Little League Yellow Jackets won from Allerton 4-2, Kevin Knicley, pitcher, after three losses.
The Centennial Committee Chairman met last Thursday night for general discussion of duties and the general plan for progression of the Centennial Plan.
Births: A son, Patrick Joseph, seven pounds fourteen ounces, to Mr and Mrs. Joe Smith on Saturday, June 12th.
Deaths: Dwight B. Kelley, 62, Ridge Farm (6-14-71); Harry Tingley, 87, Marshall, funeral was held on 6-10-71; Gilbert Stanley Combs, Bloomfield (6-7-71).
Weddings: Judith Ann Mullen to Terry Allen Mason, Decatur on Saturday, June 12th; Cynthia Allen to Phillip Shoultz, Petersburg, Indiana.
June 24, 1971
The City Council met in special session Monday to discuss the Crabapple Creek project.
The $750 bond of the contracted company of AJ Adams Co., was forfeited during the June 14th meeting, but action was reversed at this special meeting and the company will have thirty days to complete the work.
Only one person was injured in a wild two car accident on route one in Chrisman on Monday afternoon. The injured person was Della Zelenka of Westville who suffered facial injuries.
The first of a series of eight band concerts was presented last Wednesday night in City Park. The band is under the direction of L.L. Stoner Jr., and is composed of grade school and high school band members.
Weddings: Gayle Lynn Ingram to Robert Allan DePlanty, Gary, Indiana; Edna Ann Boardman and Gary K. Winans, Belvidere on May 8th; Elizabeth Joan Henschen and James Dale Black, Olney on Saturday, June 19th.
July 1, 1971
Highlights of Monday night Council meeting: Vote on control of dogs; all dogs must be licensed, have rabies shots and wear dog tags at all times; ordinance was held over for second reading of next meeting. Use of city employees to do roadwork at high school was discussed; Crabapple Creek project again underway, and a letter from State Environmental Society stated that Chrisman water supply is safe: forty-seven samplings tested.
Newman Summer Festival gets underway July 2nd.
Free movies now being shown in the park on Wednesday night following band concerts.
Births: A son, Craig Robert, six pounds five ounces, to Mr and Mrs. Sheldon Cahill, Bloomington on Tuesday, June 22nd; A daughter, Beth Ellen, six pounds eight ounces to Mr and Mrs. Richard Brinkley, Columbia, Missouri on Tuesday, June 29th.
Deaths: Mrs. O.F. (Lucy) Davis, 73, (5-27-71).
July 8, 1971
Thursday, July 1st, was the inauguration of the new United States Postal Service. Open house was held at the local post office.
Kathy Chesrown and Charlee Boone attended the state FHA conference at Illinois State University June 16-18.
Personals and real estate assessment list for Edgar, Brouilletts Creek and Prairie are published in this issue of the Leader.
Weddings: Marianna G. Dice to Duaine Kresin on Saturday, June 26, in Chrisman Methodist Church; Donna Gilbert to William Moss, Paris; Judy R. Cranmer to Rick L. Wells on Saturday, June 19, in Roxana Nazarene Church; Theresa Lynn Pigg to Joseph A. Kazakaitis in Chrisman Christian Church; Velma Stacy to Edward M. Johnson on Friday, July 2, in Ridgeway Baptist Church in Danville.
July 15, 1971
The City Council voted to have ordinance relative to dogs allowed to roam in town. To avoid impoundment, all dogs must wear a collar, have license and rabies tag.
Arthur Leeth of Kansas has been appointed as the new superintendent of Educational Service Region, previously known as the County Superintendent’s office.
Dale Rigdon of Paris has been appointed as the new Edgar County dog catcher.
Borden Milk Company will again supply milk to Chrisman school this year; Standard presented the low bid for gasoline and Tropical Paint Company will repair the roof.
An aluminum canopy, 8 foot by 50 foot has been erected at the State Bank, extending to the east side of the Chrisman Post Office. It will be possible to display signs across the entire length of it.
Ross Township Tax Assessment list is published in this issue.
Deaths: Mrs. Celia Newton, 93, Chrisman, Route One (7-1-21).
Weddings: Vicki Ann Henry to David Lee Riggen on Sunday, June 28, in the United Methodist Church.
July 22, 1971
Approximately 800 youngsters in Edgar County entered competition this week in the annual Edgar County 4-H Fair at Paris.
Ten members of Troop 32 participated in a week of camping at Cherokee Hills Scout Camp last week.
Chrisman was well represented at the Regional J.C. Junior Sports Jamboree in which approximately 100 boys and girls participated.
Capt. Robert Jenkins of the U.S. Army returned July 8 from a year’s duty in Vietnam.
Weddings: Kathi Ann Barth to James Paul Freeman on Saturday, June 19, in St. Patrick’s Church in Urbana.
July 29, 1971
DeWayne Craig’s Charolais 4-H steer brought the top price paid, $80 per hundred pounds, at the 4-H auction.
Don Tate, of the First National Bank of Chrisman, was initiated into the Chrisman Lion’s Club Tuesday night by the District Governor, Ted Siddons, of Gifford.
The Lions Club voted to give $110 for the free movies being presented in Chrisman. Also Miss Joy Jenness was chosen to represent the club at the annual Ridge Farm Festival. She is a High School Junior.
Chrisman Cardinals won the V&E Little League by defeating Broadlands 9-2 last Sunday.
Births: A son, Chad Allan, six pounds eleven ounces to Mr and Mrs. Michael D. Porter on Tuesday, July 20th.
Weddings: Deborah Lynn Brinkley to James Russel Chaney on Saturday, July 17 in the Chrisman First Baptist Church.
Anniversaries: Mr and Mrs. Homer Smith of California, formerly of this area, celebrated their 50th anniversary of July 7th.
August 5, 1971
Miss Mary Faye Perrin was chosen Edgar County Fair Queen. Joyce Vanscoyk, second runner up.
A meeting of about thirty-five citizens was held last Thursday to discuss the possibility of losing ambulance service here.
Edgar Ag held ice cream supper Saturday night in the park.
Edgar County Historical Society plans Heritage Exhibit August 15 on 4-H grounds in Paris.
Births: A daughter, Tisha Colleen, five pounds eight ounces, to Mr and Mrs. Steven G. Porter on July 17; A son, John Robert, six pounds ten ounces to Mr and Mrs. Gerald Hoult on August 1.
Deaths: Fred H. Chandler, 54, Chrisman (7-28-71); Miss Roanna Frantz, 72, Ridge Farm (7-30-71); Walter Leo Boyer, 59, Chrisman (7-31-71); Mrs. Dell Ingram, Wisconsin, formerly of Scottland; Mrs. Jacob (Eva M.) Casebeer, 91, Springfield, formerly of Edgar (7-28-71); Arthur Wheat, 86, Antioch, formerly of Chrisman (7-29-71); Lauri Ann Turner, infant, Chrisman, (8-1-71).
August 12, 1971
Dr. H.A. Linebarger, Osteopath, began his 61st year of practice in Chrisman last Saturday.
City Council members are urging citizens to voice opinions on the issue of insect spraying.
The Edgar County Board of Supervisors have received the first preliminary design study for remodeling the second floor of the courthouse to provide two courtroom facilities and possibly other offices.
Chrisman has been awarded a pedestrian safety award by the AAA.
Residents of Edgar County are asked to cooperate with the office of the Supervisor of Assessments in compliance with recent changes in the state’s tax regulations.
School registration dates have been announced for August 16, 17, 18 for both the grade schools and high school. First day of school will be August 27, from 8 to 10:30 a.m.
Rick Taylor will represent Edgar County in the State Tractor Operator’s contest.
Births: A son, Troy Morris, four pounds fourteen ounces, to Mr and Mrs. Russel Porter on August 5.
Weddings: Pamela Garwood to Richard Walblay on June 19
Deaths: Virginia Mae Brooks, 83, St. Bernice (8-8-71); Edith A. Hackett, 85, Paris (8-4-71); Kent M. Dale, 62, Santa Ana, California, formerly of Brocton (7-29-71); Herbert Evan Dixon, 54, Silver Springs, Maryland (8-4-71).
August 19, 1971
A budget of $524,366.50 for the 1971-1972 school year was approved at this week’s meeting of the Chrisman School Board.
City streets were oiled this week and given a coat of rock chips.
The first ads carrying aerial photos of Chrisman and Ridge Farm farms appeared in this issue.
Mrs. M.C. Berry was recently presented a pin for fifty year membership in the Eastern Star.
Mr and Mrs. Wayne Ballard of Paris have purchased the property of Mr and Mrs. Larry Cox on East Monroe; the Kent home of East Madison was recently purchased by Mr and Mrs. Kenneth Weaver and is being remodeled and redecorated.
Births: A daughter, Shelby Lane, seven pounds eight ounces to Mr and Mrs. Joe Hoult on Friday, August 13.
August 26, 1971
A large barn belonging to Max Sayres was struck by lightening Monday night and completely destroyed in the ensuing fire.
A new fire truck was delivered to the Metcalf Fire Protection District last week. The yellow truck has a 1000 gallon water tank and will carry 1000 feet on two and a half inch hose, 150 feet of one and a half inch and two booster rolls of one inch on top. It is capable of pumping 500 gallons per minute.
Tim Boone’s February boar was named Grand Champion of the State Farm Hampshire Breed show at Springfield last week.
Harold Orr and Floyd Richison appeared before the City Council Monday night in behalf of a group interested in starting a Shelter Care Home in Chrisman.
Poor Richard’s Cafe at the Intersection of Rt. 1 and 36 South of Chrisman this week announced the addition of Famous Fried Chicken, eat in or carry out, to their restaurant.
Weddings: Miss Sharon Garwood and Jerry Porter on Saturday, August 21.
Births: A daughter, Shawna Jo-Ann, eight pounds eleven ounces, to Mr and Mrs. Huffaker on Monday, August 23; A daughter, Tiffany Rae, seven pounds five ounces to Mr and Mrs. Tom Henry, Paris, on Friday, August 20.