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September 2, 1971
Five hundred and fifty chickens are served last Sunday to the approximately 1,000 men and women and children who attended the annual Republican Day Barbecue in Paris.
Robert Yontz. Jr, resigned last week as General Chairman of the Chrisman Area Centennial and Mrs. Richard (Dorothy) Rogers was appointed by the board to fill the vacancy. Bernice Haworth replaces her in the position of secretary of the executive committee.
Carroll Tingley has leased the Vanscoyk Mobile Oil Station on Rt.1. George Redman Jr., has been employed as mechanic and George Torrian will stay on as station attendant.
Births: A son, weight eight pounds, nine ounces, to Mr and Mrs. Connie Ray Evans, Metcalf, on August 24th; a son to Mr and Mrs. John Anner of St. Joseph on August 27th.
Deaths: Mrs. Leroy Langford, Bay City, Michigan, August 25th; Daniel Smith, 69, Metcalf, August 26th; Mrs. Esther Bush, 78, St. Bernice, Indiana, August 26th
September 9, 1971
Elmer Malone suffered a deep cut on his index finger Sunday morning in a chainsaw accident at his home.
Chrisman Farm Center was robbed Monday night of a variety of small tools and miscellaneous items, the value of which is at present time undetermined.
Miss Ana Maria De Sequeira Baptista will be staying in the home of Mr and Mrs. Robert Riggen under the International Fellowship Program the last semester of the school year.
Dr. Kermit Frailey and Dennie Knight were named to the All State Class B Softball Team following the state tournament in Danville last week. They played on the Blacks Sports Shop Team.
Nick Lientz carried the Chrisman Cardinals to their second victory in as many games as he shut out Westfield on two double plays.
Weddings: Linda Marie Arnett and Harold Joseph Whelan, Ridge Farm, August 22nd; Merrilee Anderson and Dennie J. Knight, Indianola, August 21st; Debra Kay Samford, Chrisman, and Dana Kennerly, Caseyville, September 3rd; Jane Ann Hiatt, Georgetown, and Russel Wayne Gutherie, Ridge Farm; Linda Jane Mullins, Danville and Gary David Newlin, Ridge Farm
Mrs. Walter (Doris) Yontz retired from the U.S. Postal Service Department after thirty years. She was post-mistress in Scottland for twenty-three years and a carrier on rural route two (formerly route four) the past seven years.
Doris Compton has been selected as a Leader of American Elementary Education for 1971, according to H. Thomas Hixon, Grade School Principal.
During the August 13th City council meeting hours and wages for the city clerk were set. The clerk will work Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon, then from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, at a salary of $2.10 per hour with extra pay for meeting nights.
Permission has been given to the Senior Class by the Unit 5 Board for the class to go on the Senior trip during the ten day Easter Vacation.
A community Centennial meeting has been called for October 4th at 7:30 p.m.
Weddings: Miss Barbara Lynn Vandevanter to Darryl Brent Shonks on August 29th
September 23, 1971
Steering committee met last Monday night to discuss the possibility of locating a nursing home in Chrisman. Representatives were from six communities.
The Cardinals defeated Shiloh for the second time as Mark Neil gave up two hits and three runs.
The Chrisman Christian Church 19th Annual Homecoming will be on Sunday, September 26th with a basket dunner at noon and afternoon program.
Sunday, September 26th, is Homecoming Day at the Edgar United Methodist Church. Rev. Wm. Meloy will speak in the afternoon.
Weddings: Sara June Carter, Fairmount and Roger Jay Lange, Brocton on September 4th; Christine Thompson, Dana and Larry R. Thomas, Terre Haute, August 21st; Kathleen Glynn, Hobart, Indiana and Jeffrey E. Thompson, Dana on September 3rd
Births: A daughter, Andrea Marie, nine pounds to Mr and Mrs. Kerry Simpson on September 18th
Deaths: Florence (Mrs. B.O) George, 85 on September 19th; Edna B, 77, Indianapolis on September 19th; Mrs. Edna Smith, 67, Metcalf, on September 8th; Earl R. Willis, 51, Rockville, Indiana on September 18th.
September 30, 1971
Sad Sack’s Pizza will open for business on October 12th. The restaurant, on the south side of the square, will be operated by Mr and Mrs. George Vermilion of Hume.
The public auction of Real Estate on the Sylvester Hoult farm was held Saturday and brought $620 per acre for each of the 248.75 acres.
Harold Hixon of Hixon’s Chevrolet and Norman Mooney of Mooney Motors Ford, report a good turnout to view the 1972 models at their showings last week.
Mrs. Wilbur Dice was taken to Lake View Hospital last Friday for emergency treatment after a farm accident.
The Cards split a doubleheader with Terre Haute last week. In Cross Country meets, they defeated Potomac and Armstrong, but were beaten by Georgetown in the 2nd meet. ABL was third.
Mrs. W.C. Dodd of Hume and Mrs. Clare Kendall returned home from a 24-day tour of Europe.
Anniversary: Mr and Mrs. William Craig observed their 35th wedding anniversary September 19th at their home with family and friends for the celebration.
Births: A daughter, Charity Jane, five pounds, eleven and a half ounces, to Mr and Mrs. James Porter of Hume on September 24th; a seven pound, seven ounce daughter to Mr and Mrs. Kenneth Ogdon, Charleston; baby is the first great grandson of Mr and Mrs. Ora Bush.
Deaths: Thomas G. Henson, 62, Ridge Farm on September 27th.
October 7, 1971
The “Kick Off” meeting for the Chrisman Area Centennial was held Monday night, October 4th, with 125 in attendance. Chairmen were named for the various committees and a resume given of the work previously done.
Thursday night, October 7th, was parent and teacher get acquainted night at Chrisman Grade School.
Edgar County Board of Supervisors voted 10-6 to accept the budget, as is, at their meeting last week. A $40,000 appropriation for a County landfill was included in the new budget. They also voted, 12-2, to buy a new $15,000 ambulance, with the city of Paris to share the cost.
County Clerk Shirley Eldredge announced this week that nominating petitions were available in his office for anyone seeing a position on the new Board of Supervisors.
Weddings: Emma Jane Scott and Steven Franklin.
Deaths: Mrs. Milo (Estella) White, Chrisman, 88, September 30th; Forrest Longfellow, 58, Scottland, October 1st; Mrs. Norna Patchett, 81, Sidell, October 1st.
October 14, 1971
The steering committee of the Chrisman Homes Inc., voted Monday night in Flanigan to place a nursing home facility in Chrisman. The local committee, compost of Harold Orr and Robert White, Chrisman Christian Church and Keith Tingley, representing the community.
Inquiry was made at Monday night’s City Council meeting as new sewage and drainage facilities for a proposed six unit apartment building. Edgar Phipps is planning same on lost in the Jackson-Monroe Avenue area, recently purchased by Lester Vanscoyk.
Kirk Barrett, 9, Craig Kindred, 10, and Steve Johnson, 12, won first pace awards in their divisions at the Punt, Pass and Kick contest at Marshall last Saturday. They now advance to the meet in Indianapolis this Saturday.
Annual Halloween Parade Contest for masked participants and a dance later in the evening will mark the Friday, October 29th, Halloween celebration.
October 21, 1971
Christian Homes Inc., voted at a meeting Friday night in Lincoln to build a nursing home facility in Chrisman, at the north west edge, on ten acres being sold doe the purpose by Mrs. Clare Kindall and her brother and sister.
Benton Caldwell and Bernie Morris purchased the Trailer Court with just under four acres, residence and farm land of approximately 114 acres, through sealed bid.
At a special called meeting last week, the Edgar County Board of Supervisors voted to build an airport in the county. The site is on the farm of Mrs. Faye Moss Reed. The present poor farm will be traded for this 120 acres.
Mr and Mrs. George Vermilion recently opened a restaurant know as ‘Sad Sack Pizza’, on the south side of the square.
Rick’s Used Furniture Store has opened this week in the building formerly occupied by the Chrisman Post Office on the west side of the square. Richard Rohrer of Westville is the manager.
Births: A son, Corey Wayne, was born on October 12th to Mr and Mrs. Gerald Ireland, Georgetown.
Deaths: Bert Good, 57, Chrisman on October 17th; Mrs. Annie Neldon, 79, Chrisman route three, on October 12th; E.E. ‘Cap’ Colvin, 72, Paris, on October 13th
October 28, 1971
The Ross Township Red Cross Fund raising campaign was completed last week with the highest total amount ever collected in this township drive.
Two licenses were issues at Monday’s City Council meeting to pick up trash and refuse in Chrisman. The first going to John Hale, who purchased the truck and business formerly operated by the late Bert Good. The second went to Bus Arrasmith, which each paying a $25 fee.
A community observance of Veteran’s Day was held at the Christian Church on Monday, October 25th.
Earl Kindred Jr., suffered a shoulder injury in a car-cycle accident last Friday at the intersection of Monroe Avenue and New York Street. Driver of the car, Mrs. John Collins, was not injured.
Pvt. Roger Wolfe, son of Mr and Mrs. Home Wolfe of this city, is participating in exercise Reforger III in Germany. More than 11,000 service men are taking part in the operation.
Births: A son, David Wayne, eight pounds, fifteen ounces, to Mr and Mrs. Henry Phipps on October 18th; A daughter, Amy Jean Lucille, three pounds to Mr and Mrs. William Hoffman on October 20th; A daughter, Libby Janeen, eight pounds, thirteen ounces to Mr and Mrs. James Honnold.
Deaths: Mrs. Ruth Pigg, Allerton, 74 on October 22nd; Lula Belle Houser, 82, North Terre Haute on October 22nd; Merlin Rice, 74, Florida on October 25th; Helen Kyle, 74, Horace on October 24th.
November 4, 1971
After a public meeting was held last Monday night concerning the coming nursing home facility in Chrisman, the steering committee voted to build a 120 bed unite. Cost could possibly run to $1,200,000.
Mrs. Ralph Smitley of Chrisman Route one was seriously injured about 12:30 a.m. Sunday in a two-car rash near Woodyard Station. Driver of the other car was Larry Hoult. He was taken to Edgar County Jail in Paris and charged by State Police with illegal transportation, failing to yield the right-of-way and driving while intoxicated.
A group of disgruntled Edgar County taxpayers met in Chrisman last Saturday night and discussed the new County Airport, county ambulance service, etc. The group decided to approach an attorney to find out the possibility of alleviating some of the above problems.
Frank Livingston has been appointed the new Kansas Township Supervisor to fill the unexpired term of the late Calvin Cook. He will serve out the tern which runs until April 1973.
A joint meeting of Chrisman and Scottland School Boards was held Monday night. Ten petitioners are carrying petitions to request a hearing for a special election to establish a new school district.
Births: A daughter, Lucinda Sue, nine pounds, one ounce, to Mr and Mrs. John Kindred on Wednesday, October 27th.
Deaths: Mrs. Beulah Martin, 75 on Wednesday, October 20th; Mrs. Forest (Edna) Loop, 76, on Sunday, October 31st; Rev. John I. Osborn, 71, on Sunday, October 31st; Paul A Hoyt, 63, Cayuga, Indiana on Monday, October 25th; Mrs. Ethelene Winans, 69 on Monday, November 1st.
November 11, 1971
During their November meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Edgar County voted unanimously for a primary election to select members for the new seven man board. The Primary will be February 8th and the General Election in April of 1972. Other business transacted by the Board included naming the men to the Airport Advisory Board; Ron Nuget and Albert Hale, Paris, and Jack Dailey, all county supervisors, and Reese Morris, Chrisman, Jack Asher, Frank Wiggins and Leonard Wolfe, Paris. Also heard was a report on the landfill from Lee Newcomer, chairman of the landfill committee.
The Chrisman Yellowjackets defeated Ridge Farm in both games of the season opener, played in Chrisman, with scores 29-24 and 47-18.
Death claimed the life of John Bruce Dickinson early Monday morning after a car-truck crash Saturday morning left him with a crushed skull.
Deaths: Charles Francis Haws, 62, on November 8th; Stephen Kegley, 92, on November 7th; Raymond Barth Sr., 66, November 8th; Gladys Boyer, 73, on November 6th; Miss Annina Means, 48, on November 7th.
November 18, 1971
Tom Baker, Charlee Boone, Merle McCallister and Rick Taylor were named this week as Illinois State Scholars in the 1972-73 competitive State Scholar Program.
Weddings: Andrea Lynn Yates and James Wayne Scrogham on October 16th.
Births: A son, Byron John, eight pounds, five ounces, to Mr and Mrs. Bryron Koehn, on Monday, November 1st; A son, their third child, Matthew Alan, nine pounds, fourteen ounces, to Mr and Mrs. James Barrett, Griffith, Indiana on Monday, November 1st.
Deaths: Edmon F. Bell, 90, on November 15th; Mrs. Goldie Ware, 87, on November 10th; Clara Mae Jensen, 78, Ridge Farm on November 13th; Mrs. James (Betty J.) Todd, 44, on November 11th.
November 25, 1971
A group of local merchants are contemplating forming some type of businessman’s club for Chrisman, to be similar in nature to a Chamber of Commerce.
The Chrisman Yellow jackets won one and lost one at Shiloh on Monday evening. The lightweights lost 22-28, while the heavies found the going a little easier as they doubled the score on Shiloh 46-23.
A Rogers Company spokesman has given out the word that April 1st is plenty of time to start growing beards for the Centennial.
Weddings: Mrs. Vicki Holler and Stephen Lorenzen, on Sunday, October 24th; Miss Linda Gail Gore, Conway, S.C. and Larry J. Smith, Myrtle Beach, S.C., son of Mr and Mrs. Merle D. Smith, Ridge Farm; Miss Sheryl Elaine McCool, Myreon Dane Reitsma, Ridge Farm.
Anniversaries: Mr and Mrs. Norman Mooney were honored at a 25th wedding anniversary party hosted by their children on Sunday, November 21st; Mr and Mrs. Huber “Mex” Toomey, Dana, Indiana, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on November 27th.
Deaths: Howard L. Jones, 61, on Saturday, November 27th; Margaret A. Parker, 66, on November 19th; Mrs. Hazel Scott Carter, 71, on November 18th; Margaret VanBuskirk, Paris, on November 17th; Claude H. Boltenhouse, 77, on November 19th
December 2, 1971
Pleasant Meadows Christian Village was the name chosen Monday night for the New Shelter Care Nursing Home complex scheduled for Chrisman. An area fund-raising campaign will start in the near future.
Debbie Haws, daughter of Mr and Mrs. Richard Haws of Chrisman, Route three, captured the Reserve Grand Champion title in the open class finals Monday at the 72nd International Livestock Exposition in Chicago. Grand Championship went to Donald Overpeck and Sons of Clinton, Indiana. Last Friday, Debbie won Junior grand Champion with her 1200 pound Charolais-Angus, “Gadabout”. Two weeks ago, she was chosen Queen of the 25th Eastern National Livestock Show in Timonium, Maryland.
Harry Woodyard is pictured as this weeks candidate for the new county Board of Supervisors. He is District I Republican candidate.
Chrisman ball team took up from where they left off last year as they won their first basketball game of the year, beating Scottland 103-50.
J. Harlan Owen retired November 30th from the First National Bank as Executive President and Cashier, after nearly 20 years service with the bank.
Anniversaries: Mr and Mrs. Roy DePlanty celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on November 28th.
Births: A son, Cory David, seven pounds, seven and three quarters ounces to Mr and Mrs. Howard Meeks, Ridge Farm, on November 28th.
Deaths: Evalena Porter, 75 on November 28th; Hilda Elva Minnick, 69, on November 29th; Essie Porter, 69, Hume on November 28th; Bee Taylor, 78, Ridge Farm on November 29th.
December 9, 1971
December 19th or 20th has been set for judging home decorations for Chrisman area.
A 14-truck caravan of the Lincoln Trails C.B. Club arrived home Sunday afternoon after delivering their cargo of toys, clothing, home items, corn and pop corn to Henderson Settlement, Frakes, KY.
The Chrisman Cardinals defeated Rossville, 90-53, last Friday night and Ridge Farm 88-68 on Tuesday night.
Mike Henry, student of Mercy Hospital X-Ray Department in Urbana, has accepted a position with Arrow Ambulance Service.
All ten division chairmen were present Monday night for a meeting of the Chrisman Area Centennial Committee. Subdivision chairmen were named.
Jamie Henry, four year old daughter of Mr and Mrs. James Henry, received second degree burns on her right arm, and lesser degree burns on her back and legs when her gown caught fire from the fireplace in their home Tuesday morning.
Anniversaries: Mr and Mrs. Chester Sewell will observe their Golden Wedding Anniversary on Sunday, December 19th.
Deaths: Douglas Dawson, 88, on December 1st.
December 16, 1971
Candidates for Homecoming Queen at CHS this Friday are Theresa Wyatt, Sr.; Sharon Ingram, Jr.; Cathy Niel, Soph.; Pam Taylor, Freshman.
A motion was made at Monday nights council meeting to invite the ‘Blue Angels’ flying team to Chrisman in the summer of 1972, hopefully near the time of the Centennial to help publicize the event.
Miss Theresa Wyatt, CHS senior, has been honored by being chosen for the annual DAR Good Citizen Award.
Ralphy Judy, Chrisman Route three, is shown this week in the series of candidates for election to the new seven-man County Board of Supervisors.
Chrisman Cardinals defeated Oakwood last Friday night 85-63 after being behind at the first quarter 11-13. Taylor with 28 points and Payne with 25 were big guns for CHS.
Weddings: Miss Sarah Lee Campbell and Virgil Dean Teuscher on November 6th.
Births: A son, Brent William, nine pounds, to Mr and Mrs. William Brinkley, Ridge Farm.
Deaths: Bertha M. Underwood, 89, Camargo, on December 10th.
December 23, 1971
Pam Taylor, daughter of Mr and Mrs. Eugene Taylor, was crowned Queen at the annual Homecoming dance Friday night. In the homecoming game, Chrisman defeated Shiloh 102-55.
Don Wood filed a petition Monday as Democrat candidate for county coroner.
Bill McClintock was elected President of the Booster Club for the coming year.
Chrisman Yellow Jackets had a double victory at Kansas last week with the lightweights having a score of 27-25 and the heavyweights 43-31.
Weddings: Kristi Lynn Sparks to Jerry E. Parkinson, Muncie, Indiana.
Anniversaries: Mr and Mrs. Chester Sewell, 50th; Mr and Mrs. Orville Bolen, 65th
Births: A son, Erice Wallace, eight pounds, three ounces to Mr and Mrs. Tim Bowyer on December 17th.
December 30, 1971
Chrisman Cardinals defeated Beecher 95-61 in first round action at the Rossville holiday tourney. In their second game, they fought back against the Westville team, after being behind 33-29, to gain another victory 72-61.
Willard (Bill) Bowman, 37, of Pekin will become a partner of William McClintock in the firm of Haworth-McClintock on January 1st.
A large sign was placed on the site of Pleasant Meadows Christian Village last Thursday. Plans for the nursing complex are being readied in the hopes that construction on the 120 bed unit can begin in early summer.
Irvin B. Wood, 68, of Chrisman, died at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 28th of injuries received Monday afternoon in a car-truck accident near Woodyard Station.
For the second year in a row, the John Harris trailer on Route 36 has won the Chrisman Area Christmas Sweepstakes, after first winning the lighting award. Robert Johnson was second and Carmen Gearlds, third.
Births: A daughter, Kelli Leann, eight pounds, nine ounces to Mr and Mrs. William (Emma Jean Gearlds) Reeves on Saturday, December 18th; A daughter, Sherri Noel, seven pounds, twelve ounces to Sgt. And Mrs. Ray A. Saiter, Knoxville, Tennessee.
Deaths: Mrs. Anna Williams, 84, on December 22nd ; Mrs. Carl (Madge) Milholland Kirschner, formerly of Scottland on December 19th; Muriel Dawson, Hume on December 28th.