From the October 20, 1921 edition of the Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1: Burlington Junction Loses Election.The city election held at Burlington Junction Monday for the purpose of voting bonds in the sum of $39,000 to install a system… Read moreBurlington Junction Votes Against Waterworks, 1921
From the Burlington Junction Post, as reprinted in the June 23, 1921 Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1: Found Stolen Mail.A considerable quantity of first class mail, most of it postmarked at Maryville, and destined to points south of here… Read moreBoys Find Stolen Mail, 1921
Civic news from the Skidmore News, courtesy of the Burlington Junction Post, February 14, 1921, p. 1: Will Have a Fire Truck. Burlington Junction is to have a motor fire truck within a very few days. Its purchase was authorized… Read moreBurlington Junction Gets New Fire Truck, 1921
John Dix pleads guilty to the attempted burglary of the C. B. Zarn store at Burlington Junction, Missouri in 1909 and is sentenced to two years in the penitentiary.
The C. J. Rees hardware store in Burlington Junction, Missouri, is burglarized by Parnell Greenelch in 1911.
Baseball news from Skidmore, Missouri in June 1905.
From the January 3, 1902 Skidmore Standard, page 6: J. H. Nicholas’ store in Burlington Junction was burglarized one night last week. The proprietor first discovered that he had been robbed Tuesday morning while selling a customer a pair of… Read more32 Pairs of Shoes
Crime seldom made an appearance in the pages of the Skidmore Standard, but the following sensational story did appear in the August 2, 1901 edition, right on page 1: Jim Gaulding Captured. Excitement ran high in our little city Sunday… Read moreJim Gaulding Captured
We’ve all heard modern talk of objectivity in journalism. No such worries for the August 11, 1903 Skidmore Standard: Burlington Junction Won Our ball team was defeated Sunday afternoon in a warmly contested game by Burlington Junction’s team by a… Read moreBaseball Reporting