The following items were taken from the May 22 through 28, 1960, and 1910, Examiner.

The following items were taken from the May 22 through 28, 1960, Examiner.

For the first time in more than a quarter century, production in the open hearth furnaces at the Sheffield Division of Armco Steel Corp. has been discontinued because of business conditions. The last of the four open hearth furnaces at the plant was emptied. Two electric furnaces continue production of steel.

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Henry Brothers Small Animal Circus, which has entertained thousands of youngsters and oldsters in towns and cities across the country, has chosen Horseshoe Lake on R.D. Mize Road as its base of operation for the future. He plans to make the lake property, adjacent to the Independence airport, a headquarters for other circus performers as they pass through this area.

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Graduation exercises for the 71 members of the Blue Springs High School class of 1960 were held in the school auditorium. The Bowley English trophy for four years of excellence, was presented to Connie Johnson, who was also salutatorian. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Johnson. Named valedictorian was Linda Neil, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Neil. Her father is the school’s principal. A new award, the F.L. Stillions math award, was presented to Larry Brown, the son of Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Brown.

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Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Robert Fitzgerald has resigned from the staff of the Independence Sanitarium & Hospital charging interference with his professional duties. The dispute originated over the extent to which a new associate of Dr. Fitzgerald would use physical therapy rehabilitation facilities at the hospital. Dr. Fitzgerald said the new doctor broke off the association with him as a result of the hospital insisting that he use the hospital facilities for physical therapy patients.

 

The following items were taken from the May 22 through 28, 1910, Examiner.

The Blue Springs school will have its annual commencement exercises, with two graduates from the senior course, Guy Quinn and Bessie Brown. Graduation exercises will also be held for eighth grade pupils: Julian Boley, Harry Broaddus, Herbert Brown, Ruth Hifner, D.W. James, Charles Litchford, Ermont Montgomery, Bernice Nevitt, Leota Newhard, Marie Porter, Marjorie Quinn, Muriel Quinn, Myrtle Tucker, Lester Webb and Junior Pierce.

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W.S. Gregg of the Mize Hardware Company is not in the chicken business, but he is out to solve the high cost of living proposition as far as his own home expenses are concerned. He sent an incubator and brooder to his home, bought a lot of eggs, and started his machine to work. He took off 101 little chicks.

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Four candidates for township offices, all Democrats, filed with the county clerk in Independence. Three were from Sni-a-Bar township, as follows: Thomas M. Vermillion of Oak Grove, for re-election as Justice of the Peace; A.G. Williams of Blue Springs, for re-election of Justice of the Peace; and William Coley, for re-election as constable. Albert Allen of this city, who has been Justice of the Peace for several years at Sugar Creek, filed for re-election.

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When we printed a few days ago that Brus Chiles had gotten $89 an acre for a corn crop last year, we got Mr. Chiles in for a lot of embarrassing questions. What he did say was that he made $8 to $9 an acre clear for the land put in corn and planted as last as June 24.