Old News

From the 3rd floor
of the Webb City Public Library

Tuberculosis Hospital employees celebrate Thanksgiving at work in 1947

A photo has been contributed to us that reminds us  the Jasper County Tuberculosis Hospital employed quite a few staff members. The TB Hospital later became the Elmhurst Nursing Home. It was located on the site of Webb City Health and Rehabilitation Center, at Stadium and Heritage drives (2077 Stadium Drive).

This accompanying photo of the staff Thanksgiving dinner was taken in 1947. A duplicate (below) identifies almost everyone.

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.