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From the archives: Williams retired after 51 years in business

Posted on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 10:30 am

60 Years Ago
March 29, 1957
Two basketball players were named to the Northeast Missouri All-Star team.
There were Hunter Beckman of Troy and Richard Turnbull of Winfield.

Area young men inducted into the Army during March were Charles Brand, Foley; Lloyd Peasel, Silex Leonard Schulte, Old Monroe and Andrew Cockrell, Troy.
Volunteers who have been inducted include Donald Fisher, Foley Gary Hoffmann, Hawk Point and John Akers, Eolia.

50 Years Ago
March 31, 1967

Marine Lance Corporal Ronald Baldridge, was awarded the Purple Heart medal for wounds sustained while serving in Vietnam near Chu Lai.

Ralph Williams, of Silex, retired after 51 years in the hardware and lumber business. He sold his business to a corporation consisting of four local men.
Members of the new corporation include Raymond Albart, James Atkins, Dr. P.G. Clark, Max Teague, John Lovell, Melvin Peasel, Leo Mudd, George Willer, Donald Sullivan and W.W. Haines. Paul Cope accepted the position as manager of the business which will be called Silex Lumber Company.
40 Years Ago
March 30, 1977

Elmer Purk was named Postmaster of the Troy Post Office.

Nancy Wommack, Silex High School, was named to attend the Sophomore Pilgrimage in Jefferson City.

Dale Cope was among the recipients of awards earn by students of the College of Business and Public Administration College at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Ronnie Perkins, senior at Buchanan High School, was named to the second team all-state basketball squad. Troy ranked fourth in the final state rankings.
30 Years Ago
Those volumes have not been located.

20 Years Ago
March 25, 1997

Voters said “yes” to the 30-cent tax levy proposal; for the Lincoln County Fire Protection District No. 1. The issue received 64 percent majority.

Samuel Misuraco, age two, died in a mobile home park fire in Hawk Point on Good Friday. His mother and brother were home at the time of the fire and were able to escape.

10 Years Ago
March 28 , 2007

Orval Ricks, long-time businessman in Winfield and civic leader, died March 20 in St. Charles.
Ricks was the owner of Ricks Store for over 40 years and served over 40 years as a board member, 16 years as chairman of the Lincoln County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees. He also served as Winfield mayor (1946-55) until he moved outside the city limits.

Two county farms were presented with Century Farm award by the University of Missouri Extension Service. They included the Leitman-Broyles farm near Moscow Mills and the Cedar Val;ley Farms owned by William Wilson near Louisville.