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It Happened HereSeptember 9, 2015

It Happened Here

Twenty-Five Years Ago


Gov. Jim Edgar was in Nashville for a ribbon cutting at the new drivers facility.

St. Mary’s Health Center of St. Louis purchased the Gutzler Furniture building on South Mill Street.

A six-member delegation from Moscow toured the local high school.

Okawville Wheat Festival Queen Candidates were Cheri Rignell, Rebecca Boreup, Stephanie Bening, Nicolette Bultman, Kristin Twenhafel, Jill Minium, Donna Luechtefeld, Deanne Meier, Jennifer Auld and Tonya Plfasterer.

Soybeans were $6.03, corn $2.45, wheat $2.48 per bushel.

August rainfall measured 2.27 inches according to weather observer Doyle Cohlmeyer. Normal was 3.15 inches. The high temperature was 97 degrees.

Deaths: Steve Barciszewski, 81, of Du Bois; Randy Markham, 42, of Nashville; Helen Elms, 73, of Irvington; Elroy Jollenbeck, 67, of Foley, Alabama; James Evilsizer Sr., 71, of Staunton; Agnes Cook, 74, of West Plaines, MO; Anthony Pytlinski, 71, of Ashley; and Earnest Panzier, 74, of Waltonville.

Weddings: Margie Roberts and Jerome Ritchey; Deborah Nadolski and Thomas Skorch.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Roger Frazer (Jane Martens) of Belleville, a daughter; Mr. and Mrs. Steve Berry (Janet Kitowski) of Nashville, a daughter; Mr. and Mrs. John Lance (Tammy Moore) of Ashley, a daughter; Mr. and Mrs. Neal Carson (Carol Rhine) of Oakdale, a son; Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Sloat of Centralia, a daughter; Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Soffell (Susan Beede) of Madison, a daughter; Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Bronke (Sarah Bradley) of Bloomington, a son; Jim Quiad and Donna George, a son.

Twenty Years Ago


Chalmer “Sam” Brammeier named marshal of the Oakdale Homecoming Parade.

Only 1.8 inches of rain fell in August, but precipitation for the year was 13 inches above normal.

Trio Motors held a customer appreciation night to mark its best month of sales.

Walt Disney’s Pocahontas was the feature at the State Theater.

Gerald Lischer of New Athens was killed when his tractor-trailer slammed into a bridge support on the Route 127 bridge over Interstate 64.

Other deaths: Virginia Krawiecki, 70, of Nashville; Bobby Combs, 60, of Okawville; Mildred Zapp, 74, of Nashville; Stefanie Morey, 13, of Marissa; Frances Czerniejewski, 80, of Ashley; and Donald Moore Sr., 64, of Pinckneyville.

Wedding: Sara Rueter and Gregory McDaniel.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Dale Lake (Mary Lou Brockmeier) of Lively Grove, twin daughters; Mr. and Mrs. Steve Lohmann (Terri Schaltenbrand) of Nashville, a son; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Harrison (Debbie Kirsch) of O’Fallon, a son; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Klein (Mary Annn Wienstroer) of Stone Church, a daughter; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Setzekorn (Susan Snyder) of Richview, a son; Mr. and Mrs. Michael Franklin (Tina Greten) of Tilden, a son.

Fifteen Years Ago


Gerard and Kim Restoff purchased the True Value hardware store from Don and Connie Williamson.

Lifelong residents Harold and Kay Brammeier were named Oakdale Homecoming Parade marshals.

Lacey Baldwin made her debut as a St. Louis Rams cheerleader.

Pan Am began flights to Orlando, FL and Chicago from MidAmerica Airport near Fairview Heights.

Temperatures in the mid-90’s forced schools to close for two days.

Precipitation through Aug. 31 was 10 inches above the norm of 29.03 inches.

Deaths: Bertha Martin, 90, of Granite City; Edna Obermeier, 98, of Hoyleton; Laurette Lehde, 78, of Addieville; Louise Derringer, 52, of Rockwood; Elda Grewe, 84, of Okawville, Maxine Fort, 75, of Oklahoma City, OK; Dale Hicks 77, of Pinckneyville; Norman Frese, 82, Ervin Eigenrauch, 87, of Marion; Andreu Smith, 86, of Irvington.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Novak of Radom, a son; Barry and Beverly Wehking of Centralia, son.

Ten Years Ago


Larry Garlich gave a first-hand account of Hurricane Katrina;s destruction of New Orleans after going there to provide assistance.

Local Banks, churches and others were accepting donations to provide disaster relief for New Orleans.

Fire damaged the home of Robert Wood in Nashville and two vehicles were destroyed.

Births: Chris and Sunshyne Gray of Highland, CA, a daughter; Jeremy and Kristen Shubert of Aviston, a son; Mr. and Mrs. John Degenhardt of Darmstadt, a son.

Deaths: John Wojtowicz, 95, of Nashville; Estella Hollenkamp, 83, of Aviston; Lawrence Rockamann, 73, of Pontoon Beach.

Five Years Ago


Police and other law enforcement from dozens of different agencies came to Grace United Methodist Church in Nashville to pay their respects at the funeral of former Nashville Police Officer and Southern Illinois Drug Task Force member Doug Decker.

Dave and Cathy Combs were named the Oakdale Parade Marshals.

The Nashville City Council approved an ordinance to issue $6.5-million in alternate revenue bonds, refinancing the debt for the Nashville Water Plant’s construction, which would save the city $1.7-million.

Ashlyn Ahlers was named NCHS homecomingqueen and Braxton Lehde was named king.

Births Emily Harper was born to Christopher and Christina (Rushing) Harper of Hoyleton on July 14; Brady Anderson was born to nChris and Stephanie Anderson on September 1.

Anniversary: Albert and Rose Ann Kujawa of Nashville celebrated their n50th anniversary on September 4.

Deaths: Norman R. Mueller, 75, of Johannisburg, Sept. 1; Douglas Decker, 44, of Nashville, August 31.

For More, Please Read The September 9, 2015 Edition Of The Nashville News.