September 22, 1944

• The first Fairfax man to return home among those who took part in the invasion of France is Jack Fellows, who arrived Monday and gave his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Fellows, other relatives, and his many friends a pleasant surprise, for he had not notified them that he was on his way home. In fact, his folks had not heard from him for more than a month and were beginning to worry about him. In addition to a 30-day leave, he has five-day travel time.

• John Sly has sold his residence property in northeast Fairfax to Mrs. Maggie Harmes, who will get possession on Christmas day. The price was $7,000. The Seideman property in northwest Fairfax has been sold by the heirs to N.J. Ray. The price was $1,000.

September 25, 1969

• Miss Cheryl L. McCartney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest P. McCartney of rural route 2, Fairfax, was commissioned an Ensign, Navy Nurse Corps, on September 16. After an indoctrination period at Newport, Rhode Island, she will be stationed at the Navy Hospital, Oakland, California.

• Reverend Reid Swindler has been appointed to serve as grand chaplain of Missouri Freemasons and will be installed at the 148th annual communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons in St. Louis September 29-30. Rev. Swindler is the pastor of the Fairfax Christian Church and was initiated into the local lodge by special dispensation due to his blindess. Accompanied by his seeing eye dog, Annie, he then took Scottish Rite degrees in St. Joseph in the fall of 1967. He was named orator of his class and Annie had the distinction of being the first female to attend the course.

September 22, 1994

• The members of St. John’s Lutheran Church at Corning invite you to a special day of praise and thanksgiving on September 25 when the centennial anniversary of St. John’s sanctuary and rededication of their church will be held. The sanctuary was dedicated on October 1, 1893, but because of the extensive damage inflicted on the church during the summer of 1993 flooding, the members were unable to hold the celebration last fall.

• Eugene and Mildred Bywater Smith will observe their golden wedding anniversary September 30. They were married in Troy, Kansas, in 1944 and have farmed all of their married life near Fairfax, where they raised their four children.