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100 Years Ago
February 25, 1921
He Paid Up. 
One day last week Frank Koontz, who represents a wholesale grocery house was run over by an automobile while crossing the street at Amsterdam. Koontz suffered a dislocated shoulder besides numerous bruises. According to the Bates County Republican the fellow who was driving the car was formerly in the grocery business and had had some financial reverses and had owed Franks's house a little bill for some time. He had told Frank that "some day I'll run across you and pay you for that bill." Immediately after the accident, the fellow sent his check in for the bill. Frank says "he sure is a man of his word." 

80 Years Ago
March 14, 1941 
Effective April 1, delivery of mail in Pleasant Hill will be changed from village carrier service to city delivery, according to official word reaching Postmaster Basil V. Jones this week. The change, which brings mail delivery up to the standard sought for several years follows the advance in rating of the Pleasant Hill postoffice to first class, a year ago, and the recently completed campaign of making complete the town's street signs and house numbers. 

65 Years Ago
March 1, 1956

Pleasant hill set new records in consumption of both electricity and water during 1955, the annual report of the Municipal Utilities shows. The city's electric plant generated 3,712,550 kilowatt hours, an increase of approximately 20 percent over 1954. The water plant pumped 97,041,300 gallons, nearly 20 percent above the 1954 figure. 

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