May 14, 1943
Calling at The Mail office Wednesday afternoon, Ray O. Richards of Linden informed this newspaper that the Linden Cemetery will be one hundred years old on May 30 and the event will be observed with a basket dinner, which the public is invited to participate in. The cemetery was established when this part of the country was a virgin wilderness, but the early settlers realized that a proper burial place was needed and went about its location and early construction. For many years, as this newspaper has often pointed out, the Linden Cemetery, like many early-day burial grounds, was allowed to remain in an unkempt condition, but when the Linden Cemetery Association was organized its members went about the underbrush and timber and soon had brought it to its present state of attraction.
May 9, 1968
Charity Lake was declared a community lake by the State Conservation Commission at a meeting March 26. This brings the lake, started by local labor, money and materials, under the commission’s lake regulations. Under the state regulations no hunting with any type of firearms will be permitted within the boundary of the road, swimming is prohibited and there is no fishing. It is expected that fishing will be permitted in the spring of 1969. Frogs can be taken in season now, but only by fishing methods (no shooting). Statewide hunting regulations apply to the rest of Brickyard Hill Wildlife Area which is located northwest of Rock Port. There will be no horseback riding in the area according to Steven Kramer, local conservation agent. Kramer stated that the riders were abusing the use of the area by riding their horses in the picnic grounds and across the dam.
May 6, 1993
Jesse Kendall, son of Brad and Julie Burke, Rock Port and Kevin Kendall, St. Joseph, grandson of Gilbert and Phyllis Burke, Rock Port and Ruth Beck and Ken Beck, both of St. Joseph, is the proud owner of a  new 18-speed Pacer Mountain Bike as a result of collecting the most pledges of Community Hospital’s Pelican Pursuit Running Event held April 24. Jesse contributed to the total amount of $8,748 raised for the hospital.