From the Eddie Herrman Archives
1862-A battle between Bushwackers and Northern exponents occurs near Coleville, section 25 of Deer Creek township. (Northeast of present Adrian)
1880-This issue of the Bates County Record newspaper says, “Butler needs a standard time. Right now the schools, the mills, and the railroads each have their own times.”
1883- Two young men named Medley & Couples are fined $5 each for running their horses on a public road, near Butler.
1890-Mr Wilson and family arrives in Amoret, to be the landlord of the new Stratford Inn, and pledges to have it open by the 18th.
1902-It is rumored that Lon Stanley will shortly open up the Laclede hotel. Lon will make a first-class landlord.
1915-The workers at the Ideal Coal Mine, near Hume, are spooked by a crazy man who jumps from a train, claiming somebody is trying to murder him. Constable Taylor takes him to safety, where no one can get to him. (the calaboose)
1944-Floyd Payne is in Amsterdam, on furlough from O’Reilly Hospital in Springfield, MO., wearing a Purple Heart.