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25 years ago Record & Landmark Feb. 10-16, 1995Board of Health meeting: “Health Director William Mashburn agreed to withdraw his resignation until August 1996. Dr. Ronald Milam, chairman, said that Mashburn ‘was very gracious in offering to stay on another 18 months.’” [He had planned to retire April 1, 1995] (2/10)

NIHS 52, SIHS 50: “After a 5-0 Lady Viking run made it 39-34 the Raiderettes answered with a 9-2 run and led by 43-41. North never trailed again connecting on nine of 15 free throws in the final period. Lindsay Lawrence had 10 points during the decisive fourth quarter.” (2/12)

Obit William Oscar Gryder, 75: “He was a member of Diamond Hill Baptist Church and was retired from the finishing department of Statesville Chair. He was educated in Statesville and Iredell County Schools. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.” (2/13)

Obit Paul Bell Hucks, 75: “He served in the U.S. Army, and was a retired maintenance worker for Templon Mills. Surviving are his wife, Stella Mills Hucks, two daughters, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.” (2/14)

Obit William (Bill) Hubert Goodin, 78: “He was a lifelong member of Western Avenue Baptist, where he was former Sunday school teacher. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy. He was retired as unit head in returned goods for JC Penney Distribution Center.” (2/15)

Old depot: “Dwight Bassett announced that $15,000 has been received from Norfolk Southern. The railroad company agreed a year ago to give DSDC a grant equivalent to the cost of demolition if the corporation moved the building off Norfolk Southern’s property.” (2/16)

Fifty years ago Record & Landmark Feb. 10-16, 1970Mooresville: “Recorder’s Court Judge William S. Neel will not seek election to one of four judgeships under the district court system. The district court system is slated to replace the recorder’s courts effective the first Monday in December.” (2/10)

Mitchell history instructor talks to Optimist Club: “Oscar Stradley showed slides and provided a narrative of activities carried on at Ft. Dobbs last summer. He emphasized the economic and cultural opportunities offered the community by development of the site.” (2/11)

36 men and one woman from Iredell County are on the dean’s list at NC State: “Susan Jane Canter is a junior studying computer science. She represents a growing number of women (2,097) who are choosing the state’s landgrant institution for their studies.” (2/12)

Rev. Dr. Henry E. Pressly, Statesville native and WWII Army chaplain in Italy, saw more than 300 days of mountain combat: “When the war was over, he assisted German chaplains in the prison-of-war camps in Italy in the Army’s program of rehabilitation.” [scheduled to speak at First ARP] (2/13)

Raiders 66, Parkland 20: “Lois Marlowe turned in an outstanding job with 25 points. Joining her were Debbie Nicholson with 16 and Jonna Whitley with 13. North Iredell used all their players in the action, with reserves playing extensively in the third and final period.” (2/14)

License tag deadline: “Charles Washington said Friday’s lines were some of the longest ever. At one time the line doubled back for a total of 10 rows inside the building. His office sold 1,057 tags Friday. It’s the biggest single day sales ever for the Statesville office.” (2/16)

75 years ago: Record & Landmark Feb. 10-16, 1945“Attorney Robert Collier veteran of two years in Italy, as a civil affairs officer, spoke on their problems of re-establishing governments in towns after the armies had passed on.” (2/10)

“Corporal George Sharpe has been reported missing in France since January 17. His wife, the former Christine Jurney is living with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D.F. Jurney.” (2/12)

“Private Jack Shaver of the United States Army is missing in action his wife was informed last Friday. Shaver has been overseas but a few months.” (12/12)

“Parks Fox was killed in action on Luzon January 18, according to a message received by his wife. Fox had received the Purple Heart for wounds suffered in action last year,” (2/13)

“Twelve months have passed since Pvt. William Alan Burgess was reported missing in action and as is the customary procedure he has been declared by the War Department as dead.” [MIA Feb. 2, 1944 with no evidence “to support a continuous presumption of survival.”] (2/13)

“Pfc. Frank Henry Whiting was slightly wounded in Belgium on January 12 and is now in a hospital there. Whiting, a paratrooper, entered the Army in December, 1943.” (2/14)

“Pfc John W. Davis is in a hospital somewhere in France the result of wounds received in military action in Belgium. The War Department telegram said ‘slightly wounded.’” (2/14)

“Pfc. John Souther was wounded in Germany December 2. His parents have also received the Purple Heart awarded to him.” (2/14)

T/Sgt. Ira G. Royster, Jr. “seriously wounded” Feb. 3: “At the time he was wounded he was with the First Army somewhere inside Germany.” [overseas Oct. 1944] (2/15)

“Pvt. Clyde McDaniels died January 29 in Belgium although details are obscure as to whether his death resulted from a previous wound.” [Son Mr. & Mrs. C.B. McDaniels] (2/16)

100 years ago Landmark Feb. 10 and 13, 1920“Yesterday afternoon 527 cases of influenza had been reported.” (2/10)

“The city has taken charge of Billingsley hospital and will use the institution to care for the influenza patients who cannot be cared for elsewhere. When the influenza epidemic has subsided the institution will continue under the city’s management.” (2/1)

Iredell Telephone Co.: “Influenza cases have developed in our Operating Department to such an extent that we can only work one-third of our force. We ask you to cooperate with us in keeping our exchange working. You can do this by using your telephone only in cases of absolute necessity.” (2/10)

“The number of influenza cases in the city reached 794 yesterday. Several influenza patients here have developed pneumonia.” (2/13)

Troutman Rt. 1: “The influenza is about to strike out community. It is in a mild form. But we are better prepared than we were a year ago. We have a ’phone line from Mooresville and one on the way from Troutman, so we can get a physician.” (2/13)

Olin: “Miss Ruby Fraley, after a few weeks visit with relatives in Baltimore, Md., and Washington, D.C., returned to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Fraley, but was immediately called to Statesville to nurse influenza patients at Mitchell College.” (2/13)

125 years ago Feb. 14, 1895“The snow which fell Wednesday of last week was followed Thursday evening by a cold wave of great severity; Friday morning the mercury was about 2° below zero, the lowest of the winter. The cold continued till Saturday night, though with less severity when it moderated considerably. The snow was dry and packed and the sleighing was fine. The skating was fine Friday and Saturday and many young people from town spent these days at Davis’ pond.”

“The kind of weather we have had for a week entails great suffering on the poor. Many a one in Statesville doubtless has been pinched with cold and hunger and it is to be hoped that the wants of the deserving ones have been supplied.”

“For the first time, probably, in the history of the county, a colored lawyer appeared in the bar at this term of court. He is Lisbon Berry, a native of Hillsboro. He appeared in several cases for colored defendants and handled his cases very well.” [He won an acquittal for a client charged with assault with a deadly weapon on the local railroad depot watchman during a November holdup. Berry was in Statesville from 1894-99.]

Mooresville: “Mrs. W.A. Parker and family left here last Wednesday morning for Texas, their future home.”

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