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1928

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Years: 1925 1926 192719281929 1930 1931

Significant events from 1928.

January

  • 13th - Ellis Medlock, a bootlegger from Kirksville, is attacked and murdered as he is delivering product.

February

  • The Tourner Hotel is renovated. The owner, Preston C. Gilliatt, was about to build the Graham Hotel as well, and moved the Penrod Drug Store and a millinery shop out of the existing building.

March

April

  • 30th - Harley Johnson is fatally injured when a stick of dynamite he is holding explodes.
  • Orval Wires is shot and killed by an unknown assailant at his own front door. Wires is involved with illegal poker games, but the reason for the shooting is unknown. Wires lived on the farm of Philip Hill, three miles north of town.

May

June

July

Roy Feltus and Harry Howard buy the Pullman Hotel, at the corner of Kirkwood Avenue and Morton Street, from Henry Gentry.

August

  • The Wayport and Carlton school buildings are condemned. They were already planned to be closed before the school year began. The Washington Township Consolidated School, located near present-day SR 37 and Crossover Road, was to replace them, along with Center School and three other schools.

September

October

  • Improvements are made to the Smithville High School, including water fountains and several improvements to the gym.
  • Howard Demming stabs Edward Deckard in a quarrel over a dog. He is later arrested at Kirby Station waiting for a train to Tulip (twenty miles to the west).

November

The Gus Dalton Store on West 8th Street is raided by the police. They find illegal alcohol sales.

December

John Allen is killed by Charles Houston and Roy Adams, in a drunken brawl at Allen's home on west 11th Street.

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