Old News

From the 3rd floor
of the Webb City Public Library

1931 graduation party at Laf-A-Lot Lodge

Members of the Webb City High School Class of 1931 apparently gathered at Laf-A-Lot Lodge to celebrate their accomplishment. 

The lodge was apparently somewhere on Spring River. Let us know if you have information about that.

(FRONT ROW) Elroy Hulett, Mae __, Hal Wise Jr., Martha Jane __, Elmer Stevison, Richard “Dick” Hulett, Virginia Newman.

(SECOND ROW) Mary Emma Gyhart, Martha Lott, Frank Parish, Doris Jane Owen, Cora __, Ima __, Mary Stone.

(THIRD ROW) Bill Sellinger, Bill Cochran, Nancy Ruth Ragland, Eva Ruth Harrison, Margaret Langham, Geneiveve Bradbury, Jewel Berry, Mary Louise McCorkle, Martha Jane Deatherage, Martha Elizabeth Goodwin, Bob Mammen, Glenn Lowe, Evelyn Hill, Carl Berry, Lloyd Knost, Bill Kenneman.

(BACK ROW) Bill Smith, Johnny Combs, Helen Crouch, Bill Byers, __ McGaughey.

NOTE: Maj. Elroy Hulett, at left on the front row, lost his life at the age of 27 in a plane crash while night-flying at Hamilton Field, near San Francisco, Calif. He was popularly known as “Chug” Hulett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hulett, of Lakeside, and a nephew of Harry B. Hulett. His brother, Richard, was also in the air service and is also pictured in the front row.

Sentinel bound volumes are now in the Genealogy Room

The WCAGS has accepted ownership of the complete collection of bound volumes of the Webb City Sentinel, from 1983 (after the fire) until the final issue on Dec. 30, 2020.

Those issues can also be viewed on microfilm, along with much older issues.

Webb City Area Genealogical Society

WCAGS members staff the Genealogy Room on the third floor of the Webb City Public Library. Current hours are noon to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in the Genealogy Room.

Everything you want to know about Jasper County Missouri Schools is available at a site compiled by Webb City Area Genealogical Society member Kathy Sidenstricker.