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It Happened HereAugust 12, 2015

It Happened Here

Eighty Years Ago


Harvest was expected to begin Aug. 12 at the House Fruit Farm west of Nashville. A bumper peach crop was expected.

Meinert Ice Co. advertised 30 cents per 100 pounds of ice or 40 cents delivered.

The Nashville Beauty Shoppe advertised an oil of cactus permanent for $3.

Deaths: Mrs. Charles Nehrkorn of Rice; William Pullman, formerly of Nashville; George Bollmeier of Coulterville; Mrs. Harry Mueller of Stone Church; and John Reidelberger of Round Prairie.

Seventy Five Years Ago


Voters in Johannisburg, Plum Hill, and Covington townships showed their resentment at being voted into the new Okawville High School District by boycotting the election for board of education members. Only 22 votes were cast in the three townships, none in Johannisburg.

Seventy Years Ago


Mrs. Lloyd Setzekorn and Mrs. Albert Koch were hired to teach at Nashville Grade School.

Washington County’s four coal mines produced 535,359 tons of coal in 1944 and employed 289 miners.

More than 300 people witnessed the opening of the softball season at Lions Park in Nashville. A new, lighted diamond was put to use.

Peter Pelczynski, 40, of DuBois struck by and auto and killed while walking along the Du Bois-Oakdale Road.

Other deaths: James Harvey Lee of Nashville; Mrs. Ganeus Shubert of Lively Grove; Christ Heitkamp of Hoyleton; Fred Nolting of Irvington; and Christ Horstman of New Minden.

Sixty Five Years Ago


The local draft board opened on the second floor of the City Hall in Nashville.

Jerry Ackerman of Du Bois signed a contract with the Cleveland Indians baseball team.

The Huegely Elevator at Beaucoup was burglarized and $28 was taken.

Wilson Day was hired as athetic coach of Nashville High School to succeed George Havens.

Deaths: Georgine Bengel, formerly of Nashville, and Maria Dries of Hoyleton.

Sixty Years Ago


Kroger advertised a butter knife for 99 cents with the purchase of grocery items.

Bracy Food Store advertised cabbage at five cents a pound and Gillette razor blades at 25 cents for a packet of 10.

Hollywood Brands Corp. opened a new candy facory in Ashley.

Dr. Joseph Novak, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Movak of Ashley, completed his internship in Cook County Hospital.

Deaths: Alvert Kuhlengel of Covington; Steve Rybacki of Nashville; Carl Roethemeyer of Venedy; Irving Sprehe, 23, of Carlyle; Henry Vogelpohl, a native of Addieville; William Buchholz of Hoyleton; and Rev. William Jung, former pastor of St. Paul Evangelical Church in Okawville.

Fifty Five Years Ago


The apparent low bidder for construction of the Washington County Lake was B and T Construction of Harrisburg with a bid of $134,050.34.

Cheryl Poirot was Nashville’s candidate for Hambletonian Queen at the DuQuoin State Fair.

Williamson Motor Sales in Nashville was selling new Lark automobiles for $43.19 per month.

IGA advertised six loaves of bread for 89 cents and three, four-roll bundles of toilet tissue for 89 cents.

Deaths: Charles Turner of Nashville; Henry Diekemeyer of Freeburg; Gustave Grefe of Long Beach CA; William Moolin of Pinckneyville; and Kathy Mary Hug, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Hug of Woodlawn.

Fifty Years Ago


Construction was underway on four new classrooms at Nashville Community High School.

The first fatal traffic accident of the year in Washington County occurred on the Suedmeyer curve, west of Nashville. Two residents of Nashville, Tennessee lost their lives in the crash. Six others were injured.

Other deaths: Vincent Rybacki Sr., 59, of Radom; Edward Jasper, 81, of Stone Church; Bertha Rueter, 81, a native of New Minden; William Snyder, 87, of Coulterville; and Emma Mahnken, 84, formerly of New Minden.

For More, Please Read The August 12 Edition Of The Nashville News.

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