Jeanne Newby

Jeanne Newby writes a column about the history of her hometown, Webb City, Missouri. Her column appeared for nearly 40 years in the Webb City Sentinel and continues now on the Webb City Sentinel and Wise Buyer website.

John Dermott’s legacy includes two tall Main Street buildings 

The building on the left is the Dermott Building. Twisted Oak, a large botique, occupies the building today. Ancestors, Legends & Time John Dermott’s legacy includes two tall Main Street buildings  Jeanne Newby The building on the right with the Baum advertisement is the Zinc Ore Building (formerly the Sentinel, now Maggie Jane’s). It was …

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Les Ulmer’s pool hall and back room were popular men-only entertainment options

Ancestors, Legends & Time Les Ulmer’s pool hall and back room were popular men-only entertainment options Jeanne Newby We often paint a glorious picture of the “golden years” when kids could walk all over town without parents worrying about them. Mama stayed home to take care of the kids. Three meals a day were put …

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We can thank Harry Hood and Norval Matthews for leaving us the history and first-hand accounts of early Webb City

Norval M. Matthews left us with two books about the history of Webb City. Ancestors, Legends & Time We can thank Harry Hood and Norval Matthews for leaving us the history and first-hand accounts of early Webb City Jeanne Newby I’m taking a moment to write about a couple of our Webb historians of the …

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