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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 Trenton Sun Page 2 - Time Marches On -1913- H.A. Ritzheimer has the re- cord for catching fish in Novem- ber with a hook and line. Last Friday he caught 33 catfish at Silver Creek, one of the nicest lines of fish brought to town for a long time. Mr. Arthur Mann, second old- est son of Mr. and Mrs. David Mann of this city, and Miss Lula Orschell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. Orschell, well known farmers of the Cracker Neck neighborhood, wre united in marriage at 2 o'clock last Thurs- day afternoon. Rev. Henry J. Althoff, pastor of St. Barbara Church, Okawville, has been chosen Bishop of the Catholic diocese of Belleville, as .successor to Bishop John Jans- sen, first Bishop of the diocese, who died July 2, of this year. The Frauenverein of the Qer- man Evang. Church will give a " bazaar and supper at Turner Hall on Thursday, December 22, 2923. The public is cordially in- vited to attend. -1923- A rumor is going the rounds, not only here but at other parts of the county, about a cerain citizen of this city having been shot while stealing chickens and was confined in the hospital at Highland suffering for gunshot wounds. The gentlemen in ques- tion has been working every day and has never left town. First and second graders in Trenton School who had perfect attendance in November were Dennis Davis, Dean Eisenmay- er, Curtis Lee, Zelda Peter, Ma- bel Ranz, Marguerite Schoene, Noraetta Wehrle, Margaret But- ler, Mildred Butler, Lillian Beck- er, Leo Davis, Leonard Mann, Wesley Ranz, Wylette Rule, Henry Schroeder, and Lester Schroeder. Mrs. H. Koch, who has been seriously ill the last month, is slowly convalescing and her re- covery is assured. A very pretty wedding took place Thanksgiving afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Emig, when their only daughter Miss Frieda was united in mar- riage to Mr. Philip Emig, in the presence of the immediate family and a few relatives and friends. -1933- Miss Edna Stahl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stahl of south of town, and Richard Fix, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Fix of Bel- leville, former residents of this vicinity, were united in marriage Wednesday afternoon, Novem- ber 29, at 2 o'clock in the rectory of St. Peter Cathedral at Bel- teville. On Saturday, December 2, the basketball fans of Trenton were giv6n the pleasure of seeing two picked teams of the Trenton Turners play. A large turnout was recorded and enthusiasm ran high. The first game was played by two girl teams, who well rewarded the paying cus- tomers. Hazel Cryder's team de- feated Helen Bassler's team by a score of 18 to 8. Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Glanzner, and daughter, Mrs. Elvera Stohrer and children of Peoria, Harlan Glanzner and Miss Aure- lia Brefeld were the Thanksgiv- ing guests of Dr. and Mrs. Phil. Griesbaum at Lebanon. -1943- George William Louden, the older son of Georg e and Sarah Jane Louden, nee McKee, was born on the family farm south of Trenton, on July 17, 1858 and departed this life November 28, 1943, having rerched the ripe old age of 85 years, 5 months and 11 days. The many friends of Miss Beatrice Kuper of Trenton were greatly surprised to learn that while on a visit with friends in Texas since last August, she was united in the bonds of Holy Mat- rimony on October 23, 1943 to Sgt. Albert F. Niehenke of Bar- telso, at Biggs Field, Texas, in a Catholic Church in that city. John Dilley visited with rela- tives at Centralia Thanksgiving Day. Mrs. Anna Anderson, one of our well known aged citizens, went to Aviston the first of the week where she will spend the winter months at the Old Folks Home. -1953- We almost had a white Thanksgiving but the flakes didn't stick to the ground and the hopes of the kids for a sleigh- ing party went down the drain. Erwin Bruner lost his bet to Ad- dison Feldt that a lasting snow would fall in November. Thieves forced the rear door and entered the Trenton Drug Co. late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. An estimated $25 was taken from the cash reg- ister. The narcotics section was broken open and cleaned out. Two small bottles of Narcotics as well as several deadly poisons were removed. State police were sent by Gov- ernor William G. Stratton into St. Clair County Friday night on gambling raids. The officers found three slot machines at Lolly's, one mile west of Trenton, and two at the Club Flamingo west of New Baden. The ma- chines were taken to the sheriffs office in Belleville and will be de- stroyed. Mrs. Albertina Kehrer, 96- year-old widow of New Memphis, died Friday morning, November 27, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Breese. Mrs. Catherine Zitzmann and Joseph F. Thome were married Saturday morning, November 28, in St. Mary Church. -1963- Mr. and Mrs. Otto B, Kuhl of Trenton have announced the en- gagement of their daughter, Dor- othy, to Floyd Huelsmann, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Huelsmann of Aviston. The firemen are now starting their 1963 Fund Drive and it is their hope that the fine coopera- tion they have always received will be bigger than ever so that they may go ahead in their pro- gram of bringing the finest in fire equipment to our area, to ever improve the insurance rates of our town and rural district. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Russell Ritzheimer at the Highland Hospital on Fri- day, November 29. U.S. Senator Paul Douglas telephoned D. L. Schaeffer Tues- day that Trenton had been given a $32,000 sewer grant under the Accelerated Public Works Pro- gram. Attorney Eldon Hazlet no- tiffed Alderman Bernard Brefeld of the good news and Congress- man George E. Shipley sent a telegraph to the Trenton sun. Trenton will provide matching funds to take advantage of the grant. -1973- Miss Diane Lampe vas crowned Wesclin Homecoming Queen with Jane CrUder as first runnerup and Connie Davis as second runnerup. Dave Kunz has opened Alaed- din's Lamp Gift Shop at 2 W. Broadway in Trenton, formerly the location of Huber's Shoe Store. Santa Claus is coming to Trenton Friday, December 14, at 7 p.m. After his arrival he will set up his headquarters on West Broadway next to Rusty's Barber Shop. More than $1,000 in mer- chandise and cash will be given to lucky Christmas shoppers in Trenton. Last Tuesday night the Wesclin Warriors opened their season with a bang by defeat- ing the Livingston Eagles 89-62. The Warriors had six scorers in double figures: Kurt Klein, Mark Berger, Todd Reigle, Rick Brink- man, Mark Stanton, and Mike Kreke. -1983- Ron" Dillow was sworn in as Trenton's new police chief. tCitizens of Trenton welcome the city's new policeman, Jack Swank. The Rev. Gerard H. Nete- meyer, 82, of Vevay, Indiana, died Wednesday, November 30 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati. He was pastor at St. Mary Catholic Church, Trenton, from 1943 to 1966. A dinner-dance honoring the 20th anniversary of the Trenton Jaycees is planned for February 11, at the VFW Home. Kenneth B. Haselhorst of Aviston and Paul J. Lampe of Breese have received the pres- tigious National Quality Award presented by the National Asso- ciation of Life Underwriters and the Life Insurance Marketing and Research Association. Both are Country Companies insur- ance agents in Clinton County. -1993- Off-duty Trenton police chief Tim Harris saw a suspicious ve- hicle near American Way Mini Storage on November 24, and on- duty officer Elmer Strunk arrest- ed a Missouri man attempting to burglarize the storage units. Trenton fourth grader Matt Neighbors was the winner of the .Safe-T-Saurus Rex poster con- test, sponsored by the Women's Committee of the Clinton Coun- ty Farm Bureau. Matt's effort was rewarded with a $50 savings bond, About 98 percent of parents at St. Mary's and Trenton Ele- mentary participated in Parent- Teacher Conferences during the month of November. -2003- Jim's Formal Wear Company of Trenton announced that the organization has sold its Atlanta Formal America retail tuxedo stores. Jim's Formal Wear has ,owned the Atlanta stores since 1997. Trenton police chief Mike Ri- ley, assistant fire chief Terry Fo- chtmann, and Fochtmann's son Kyle on Sunday rescued seven puppies from near-certain death after they had been dumped in the country south of New Baden. Bernard "Junior" Deimeke, 60, of Trenton, died Wednesday, November 26, 2003 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Grant Evans, Keith Kunz, Matt Hellmann, and Erln Ed- mistion were the Wesclin high school seniors named Illinois State Scholars recently. Parrot Head Club makes a donation COMMUNITY LINK GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED A CHECK for $1,600 from the Clinton County Par- rot Head Club, which was raised during their 2013 Spring Phling. The Parrot Head Club has been an ardent supporter and advocate of Community Link, hosting fundraising events and volunteer- ing for several of Community Link's events. The Parrot Head Club is again hosting their Clinton County Parrot Head Club Spring Phling on Friday, February 21, and Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Bretz Wildlife Lodge in Carlyle. This event features music by Paul Rouse, Jimmy Sr. and Craw- daddy, Tall Paul with Kristi, and Jimmy and the Parrots with Crawdaddy. The proceeds of this event will benefit Community Link. For more information or to purchase tickets, you may contact Todd Peppenhorst, President of the Clinton County Parrot Head Club, at toddpccparrot@yahoo. com or (618) 792-6586. Remembering Your Child During the Holidays "Remembering Your Child during the Holidays" will be the focus of the St. Joseph-Breese Share meet- ing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, De- cember 10, in the hospital Board Room. "Christmas can be a challenge for anyone who is grieving but this season can be especially difficult for those who have lost a child," said Karen Gebke, host of the group with hus- band Scott. "One of the questions that comes up is how to--or if you should-- remember your child at this season," she said. "For some parents, re- membering their baby or child at the holidays, pos- sibly by lighting a candle, hanging a special ornament or wearing a special piece of jewelry, is helpful but there are no right or wrong answers," she said. "With a little consideration, you can determine whatworks for you and your family." Those attending the meeting can, if they feel comfortable doing, so, share their own ideas; other sug- gestions will be provided at the meeting. Share is for parents and families who have lost a child. Everyone is welcome, not just parents who de- livered at St. Joseph's in Breese, and there are no restrictions on how long ago the loss occurred or how long someone can attend. The group generally meets the second Tuesday of each month. Share is sponsored by the hospital's Women and Infants Center and there is no charge. In case of inclement weather, Karen Gebke will notify those for which she has contact information. Cancellation information will also be posted on the hospital's Facebook page. For more information, con- tact Karen Gebke at 228- 7665, 709-2878 or sharest- josephs@yahoo.com. For WIC information, contact 526-5464 or helen.essen- preis@hshs.org. ............. ................... iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii i  i i I :,ur iiday '" " -- season to sparkle. Gg  as tree lights and fei drated houses are magical parts of the season. But remember to keep your tree watered, use only UL approved lights that are in good condition place extension cords out of traffic and not under rugs, and unplug lights before you go to bed. When you decorate the outside, use only lights rated for outdoor use, and watch for overhead power lines when using a ladder to put up your decorations. And make sure you don't overload your electric circuits, a major cause of electrical fire. out THE SUN online:at