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25 years ago Record & Landmark Jan. 20-26, 1995

Obit Robert Barnes (Barney) Patterson, 77: “He was a lifelong member of Coddle Creek ARP Church where he was a deacon and elder emeritus. He was a retired supervisor at Cannon Mills. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Medical Corps.” (1/20)

“West Iredell managed to erase the two point deficit in the final period by outscoring the Eagles 22-18 to win 78-76. In addition to Shon Coleman’s 33 points, David Lentz scored 16 and David Heintz added 15 for the Warriors.” [West Iredell over Wilkes Central] (1/22)

Obit Dennis (Bus) Fleming Goodman, 72: “He was the retired manager in the dye and spinning department at Templon Spinning Mills. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. He received the Bronze Star and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.” (1/23)

“Council discussed a number of budget issues: employee pay and benefits; time frame and funding source for a $16 million second water source; future of the motel/hotel tax fund and special appropriations; and possible tax and utility rate increases.” [3-day planning retreat] (1/24)

CITGO, Fast Phil’s Convenience Stores & 3 schools adopt eagles at Carolina Raptor Center: “N.B. Mills is adopting Zlaty, a golden eagle; Monticello is adopting a bald eagle named Queen Charlotte; and Statesville Middle is adopting Sir Raleigh, another bald eagle.” (1/25)

“It was officially reported today that the Annual Heart Ball, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 4, 1995, at the Statesville Country Club, is a complete sellout. Anyone wishing to go on the waiting list, in case of cancellations, may call Linda Johnson.” (1/26)

50 years ago Record & Landmark Jan. 20-26, 1970Petal Pushers Garden Club: “A report on the club’s continuing project at Caldwell Park was heard and three members, Mrs. Karl Kirkman, Jr., Mrs. William Mills and Mrs. David Pope, were asked to decide on shrubs to be planted at the park and notify the nurseries.” (1/20)

Is 91-year-old Avery Neel Young, Sr., the county’s oldest driver?: “Mooresville’s full-time license examiner H. Dean Chaney said Neel passed the written test and a road test with flying colors. ‘He did much better than a lot of younger drivers.’” (1/21)

SHS 59 Lexington 50: “Frank Cauthen dumped in a layup and was fouled to make it 47-45. He missed the charity toss, but Jamie Gilbert grabbed the rebound and stuffed it in for a four point lead. Statesville just rode the clock out then on foul shots.” (1/22)

Obit John David Little, 59: “He was a retired furniture worker and had been a member of Race Street Methodist Church and the Men’s Bible Class of the Race Street Church. He was a veteran of World War II.” (1/23)

“The N.C. State Band is coming to Statesville to repay the SHS Grenadier Band for Statesville’s performance at the State-Wake Forest football game in Raleigh last fall. It was the first game of the season and N.C. State band students were not on hand.” (1/24)

“A. McFarland Woodside is a 1921 graduate of Harmony High. As a boy his one dream and ambition was to become an agriculture teacher in the public schools.” [Got BS in agriculture & MS in zoology at NC State; retired after 42 years as entomologist in VA & WVA] (1/26)

75 years ago Statesville Daily Record Jan. 20-26, 1945“Engineer-gunner of the B-24 Liberator, ‘Lady Grace’, T/Sgt. Charles C. Mills, Jr., has completed 41 missions. He has been awarded the Air Medal and five oak leaf clusters.” (1/20)

“Lt. Lewis Wilburn Hollar, Jr., was killed November 18, over Yugoslavia. A letter received Friday revealed that the Flying Fortress in which his crew was returning from their mission collided in mid-air with another plane.” [originally reported MIA] (1/22)

T/5 Clarence Patterson, Jr., MIA Dec. 22: “He is attached to the Seventh Armored Infantry Division which made a record drive through France and Belgium last summer. The last letter received from him was December 14.” (1/22)

“Pfc. Jack Head is recovering from wounds in his arm and hand sustained while fighting in Germany, Dec. 14. He is in a hospital in France. He is with the 330th Infantry.” (1/23)

POW headed home: “PFC. Carl J. Benge is being repatriated to this country local Red Cross officials announced today. Benge was taken a prisoner in Italy on Jan. 30, 1944.” (1/24)

“Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Roberts have been informed by the War Department that their son Private First Class Harold H. Roberts was killed in action in Belgium December 27. Roberts was inducted December 6, 1943. He sailed for duty overseas July 22 of last year.” (1/25)

“Lt. R.B. Kestler, Jr., has gone to Ft. Worth, Texas, after spending a week here with his parents. Kestler is included in the first class of 17 men being trained to pilot the Army’s new super-giant of the skyways, the B-32.” [heavy bomber deployed mid-1945] (1/26)

100 years ago Landmark Jan. 20 and 23, 1920Thursday Afternoon Book Club: “The club has received a photograph of the little French orphan, Marie Marcon, whom they supported last year and are supporting again this year. Accompanying the photograph was a very grateful letter from the child’s mother, expressing her appreciation to the club.” (1/20)

“Mr. C. Munroe Adams will return to Statesville in April to practice law. Mr. Adams was in military service for a year and when he was discharged went to Badin where he has been in the legal department of the Tallassee Power Co.” (1/20)

“How come the town clock doesn’t strike anymore?” (1/20)

“The office of the Statesville Loan & Trust Company will be moved from the Morrison building to the Coble block, south Center street, and will occupy the front part of the building formerly used as a pool room. The change will be made about the first of February. Mr. W.E. Webb is manager.” (1/23)

“Mrs. C.M. Wagner, of Troutman, sold during the year 1919, 95 dozen eggs for $51.80; 577 pounds of butter for $315.05; and $35.00 worth of milk. Total, $401.85, after consuming a sufficient amount for family use and boarders. Mrs. Wagner sold this amount of butter and milk from three cows and the amount of eggs from thirty hens.” (1/23)

125 years ago Landmark Jan. 24, 1895“The Yadkin Ripple of last week says: ‘There is a rumor to the effect that an electric railroad is in project to run from Donnaha by East Bend, Yadkinville, Eagle Mills and to Statesville. It is intended to make the Yadkin and smaller watercourses along the route furnish the power.’ The Landmark hopes there is something in the rumor.”

Iredell County Teachers’ Association: “Quite an interesting programme has been prepared for the next meeting, February 2d. The best teaching talent in the town and county has been secured to lecture, read papers and recite at this meeting. Walter C. Feimster, President.”

Mooresville: “The commissioners of Mooresville in a called meeting last Tuesday decided to levy a tax and build a mayor’s office and a new calaboose, and also to continue the night watchman through the month of March.”

Harmony: “Mr. Jas. Dixon and Miss Minnie Moorefield were married last Thursday by Mr. Z.R. Tharpe, Esq. Mr. Dixon had a pretty tough time securing license. He first went to town and failed, came home and went to ’Squire N.J. Gaither’s Wednesday night, and then sent back to town Thursday for the papers.”

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