Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

From Our Files

1974: Cook Industries still planning depot

• Jan. 27, 1949

It was estimated that between 700 and 800 people stopped at the Burns Chevrolet Co. on Highway 18 to look at the new 1949 Chevrolets. Area residents also had the opportunity to stop at Lorenzen Motor Co. to see the new 1949 Pontiac models.

Verlin Bobzien, of Hartley, entered the Chillicothe Business College at Chillicothe, Mo., to enroll for the course in commercial and railroad telegraphy. He was an Army veteran.

Ninety-six percent of the 1,087 students enrolled in O’Brien County high schools took advantage of the opportunity to have a chest examination. The purpose of the min...