10 years ago
Times Tribune, January 23, 2013
An accident claims the life of a Worth County teenager; fire destroys Worth County home
Editor’s Note – On January 18 and 19, two tragic events occurred in rural Worth County. What follows is a short capsule of each story.
Two Worth County youths were involved in a single-vehicle accident on January 18 three miles northwest of Allendale that claimed the life of a 17-year-old Worth County resident.
An early morning fire on January 19 completely destroyed a home on Silver Trail in rural Worth County, northeast of Allendale.
25 years ago
Times-Tribune, January 28, 1998
Stolen car, purse
Two thefts were reported in the Grant City area on Friday evening, January 23.
According to the Worth County Sheriff’s Department, Cathy James had left her purse in her car outside her home around 3:30 p.m. She discovered on Saturday that her purse had been stolen. The purse contained credit cards and a checkbook.
A 1991 Pontiac owned by Ryan Owens and registered to Gary Owens of Grant City was driven from his residence early Saturday morning. The car was later discovered in a field by boys about two miles southwest of Grant City on Sunday. Items taken from the car included a stereo system, cassette tapes and college books. No estimate was given of the loss.
50 years ago
Times Tribune January 24, 1973
More working ladies
In Worth County, more married women than ever before are leading double lives – as housewives and as jobholders – and this is also the case in Atchison, Gentry, Holt and Nodaway.
In shops, factories, business offices, professional fields and elsewhere, working women are the order of the day.
The latest figures indicate that as many as 34.1% of married women in Worth County are now employed outside the home or are seeking such employment. In 1960, the ratio was 27%.
Nationally, there are nearly 19 million married women who go to work every day, some of them have full-time jobs and some part-time. They outnumber their single sisters by about 50%.
Facts and figures come from the US Department of Commerce, US Department of Labor and others. They show that married women have radically changed the labor market over the past decade. They accounted for 43% of the total number of new job openings and around 75% of women’s job gains.
Much of the increase is due to middle-aged women, who have more free time now that their children are growing up.
However, the main advance over the past five years has been seen among young married women, those in the 20-24 age bracket, who work to supplement their husband’s income. There are 40% more at work today than there were in 1966, according to the Department of Labor.
Figures for Worth County show an increasing proportion of married and single women in employment.
The 1960 census listed a total of 366 people in the labor force, or 27% of the local female population of working age. According to the latest census, it has now reached 34.1%, with a workforce of 441 people.
100 years ago
Worth County Times, January 25, 1923
Carl Wyman accidentally shot
An accidental shooting occurred at the home of John Morin near Parnell yesterday morning which nearly claimed the life of Grant City’s Carl Wyman but only resulted in a minor head injury.
Mr. Wyman and his father-in-law, Judge PW Motsinger, were in the vicinity of the Morin house trying to buy horses and had stopped at the Morin house. As they started to leave, when they were about 30 feet from the house, they were called out to by “the hog oiler man”, and as they turned to face the house, the gunshot was heard by Judge Motsinger, who immediately looked in the direction of the report. and saw the hole in the screen through which the bullet had come. Wyman says he never heard the report, but told Motsinger that something hit him in the head and as he took off his cap, blood ran down his face. Judge Motsinger says his first instinct was to ‘beat’ him out of reach, but after consideration and with no other signs of hostilities, they returned to the house where Ms Morin helped to dress the wound , after which the two men came to Grant City where Dr. Dunkeson attended to the patient. The bullet had hit the head a little forward and to the left of the top and had come out about an inch and a half back, leaving a nasty wound. Wyman was wearing the cap he was wearing at the time when they reached Grant City and he showed the two bullet holes.
While there was Morin at the house dressing the wound, a young man said to be from Maryville came downstairs and explained that he and Miss Morin had been messing around with a gun near the upstairs window and that the rifle had been accidentally unloaded, the bullet going through the window.
125 years ago
Worth County Times, January 27, 1898
Arrested and released
Last Friday, the city marshal, by order, arrested a young man named Huff for disturbing religious worship. Reverend Gates of the Free Methodist denomination was leading worship in the street outside Pickering’s restaurant and Huff cursed him, it is claimed. He was placed under arrest by City Attorney Phipps sent for Police Judge Kerr, before whom the culprit was to be tried.
But Mr Kerr refused to pursue the matter and read the riot deed to the Reverend Gates, believing he had angered Huff to some extent by making insinuations and casting unfair reflections on the general public. Under these conditions, there was nothing the city attorney could do except have Huff apologize to Reverend Gates and his brothers for his unseemly conduct, after which he returned home. Some support Mr. Kerr, while others are inclined to censor him.
We have always doubted the propriety of these street meetings, for they subject those who participate in them to jeers and mockery from me who never obscures the entrance to a church and whose sensitivity to good impressions is blunted by perverted moral misconceptions. It may be enough to proclaim biblical truths from the housetops, but we think it is even better to go to the synagogues to teach sinners that Christ was the embodiment of moderation and tolerance.