Yester Years

10 Years Ago
April 2009
Cass Rural Water District raised water rates for a 1,000 gallon minimum from $28.30 to $35.90 and the cost of each additional 100 gallons to 75¢.  The increase was necessary to make up for a shortfall.  It was expected that 88 potential customers would bring in $4,500, but in reality, there were only 63 customers bringing in $3,000 per month.

20 Years Ago
April 1999
Arrested for stealing flowers from various graves at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Virginia, were Angel Sandoval, 45, and Juanan Hernandez, 24, of Beardstown.  The arrest was thanks to someone noticing their suspicious behavior, recording their license plate and notifying the police.

30 Years Ago
April 1989
The DeSollar Agency celebrated 67 years in the business that William DeSollar started in 1922.  The business was originally located above FW Woolworth’s store on State Street, in Beardstown.  In 1926 they purchased their own building at 111 W. Main Street.  In 1977 they bought the building next door and the business expanded into both buildings.  In 1937 William R. DeSollar joined his father and in 1945 broadened to include real estate and appraisals.  The 3rd generation joined in 1965 when William R’s son joined and in 1980 when Joseph also came aboard.

40 Years Ago
April 1979
VHS girls track season kicked off with a great start as Sally Briggs set a new school record in high jump of 5’ even and Karen Clark broke the school record in the 220 yard dash with a time of 28.03 seconds.  Both prior records had been set by Carol Yaple.

50 Years Ago
April 1969
Frank Myer’s Jewelry Store in Beardstown has expanded by purchasing the former Brown Shoe Store next door and opening the wall for added floor space.

75 Years Ago
April 1944
Beardstown teachers were given a flat salary increase of $125 per year to meet the increased cost of living.

100 Years Ago
April 1919
There will be a moving picture show at the Tureman Opera House in Virginia on the afternoon of April 26 to benefit the Phildelphia school.

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