Gleanings from "The Kinmundy Express"

Newspaper gleanings from our Hometown Newspaper

(Oct. 1904 - 1959)

 

"The Kinmundy Express"

(1914-2005) is now on Newspapers.com!


 

CEMETERIES

Photos &  Plats of local Cemeteries

 

CHURCHES

Photos & Histories of churches in Alma, Foster, Kinmundy, Meacham, & Omega townships

 

HOMETOWN PLACES

Historical Photos of area Businesses, Residences, Fires, Railroad & Depots, Parks & Lakes, plus Histories our area Towns & Townships

 

NEIGHBORS & FAMILY

Photos of Families, Clubs/Organizations,   Soldiers & Veterans, Kinmundy Centennial & Sesquicentennial, Homecoming & Parades, Farming, Bob Ford portraits from the 1960s-70s

 

MEMORIES & STORIES

Area Neighbors write about Growing Up and Living in the Kinmundy-Alma area

 

SCHOOLS

Photos & Histories of Kinmundy & Alma area schools including complete yearbook listings and pictures from the one-room schoolhouses

 

 

INGRAM'S PIONEER LOG CABIN VILLAGE

All about Kinmundy's own Pioneer Village, this includes historical articles and photos



NEWSPAPERS


SURNAMES


Links to other Kinmundy-Alma area websites

 

"Memories"

      What stories do you remember from your youth?  Do you remember walking from the high school over the railroad tracks to eat lunch "uptown", a noon fire whistle, teachers in your one-room school, Jesse George behind the counter at the store, climbing up the steps in the old high school?   Were you involved in one of the many organizations - PTO, Lions Club, Masonic Lodge, American Legion, Eastern Star, or the sorority?  Tell us your stories.  They can be short memories, long essays, or anything in between ... but just tell them!         

The Kinmundy Historical Society would be honored to preserve your memories and stories.          We would love to hear from you!  For more information, please contact:    

Dolores (Ford) Mobley – Dolores@ford-mobley.com

         208 Joan Dr.; Divernon, IL  62530; (217) 625-7527

            or

         Gladys (Corrie) See – gsee49@yahoo.com

                       408 S. Washington St.; Kinmundy, IL 62854; (618) 547-7731



Visiting my grandparents,

 Lulu Belle (Robb) Jones and George Frank Jones, in Kinmundy (circa 1945-1952) n Brasel

by Judy Aaronson

 


Calvin L. Barbee Stories:

 

Neither Rain, Nor Sleet, Nor Dark of Night 

 

A Kinmundy Story

 


Local Fox Hunters Club from Sandy Branch and Swift community"

by J. Marvin Bassett

 


An Interview with Denton Brasel


 

 

 

 

 

     A Few Memories by Glen Brasel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

An Autobiography by Elwyn Cheatum

 


 

Remembering a Country Sport - Fox Hunting 

by Agnes Clesson and Betty Jane Easley

 


 

 

 

 

Growing Up in Hill Country by Nevada (Tutt) Deadmond

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

My Memories by Irene (Livesay) Gammon

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Kinmundy History by Eileen (Eagan) Garrett

 

 

 

 

 


 

Helen (Robb) Garrett Interview

 

 

Other Stories and Memories from Around Kinmundy by Helen (Robb) Garrett        

 

Bargh's Drug Store

(includes story by Helen Garrett and poem by Wayne Robb)

 

Easter Egg Hunts in Kinmundy

 

Fox Hunting in Kinmundy

 

Garrett's Baseball Barn

 

Gladys Bradley and the first Kinmundy Library

 

Home Milk Delivery and Hammer and Kleiss families

 

Illinois Bell Telephone Office

 

                         Ira Morris Grocery Store

     Kinmundy Ballpark and Youth team

 

      Kinmundy's Centennial Committee

            

                Kinmundy Teen Center

 

               Lions Club in Kinmundy

   Montgomery's Body Shop

 

Toby and Susie Tent Show

 


 

 

 

                                          An Interview of Dorothy (Dunlap) Geiler  

 

 

 

 

 


 

Then and Now by Hazel (Keen) Geiler

 

 


 

"My Hundred Years in Illinois (1876 - 1976)"   - An Autobiography by Fred Otis Grissom

 


 

Claude Lester Howell & Maude Eva Carter Family History prepared by Frederick Howell

 


 

 

 

  Growing Up in Lester by Dean Jones   

 

 

 

 


 

 The Kinmundy Men's Ballteam and the Kinmundy Ball Park by Shirley (Bailey) Miller

 

The Old Shoe Store Burns by Shirley (Bailey) Miller

 


 

 

 

A Kinmundy-Alma Story by Gearldine "Gerri" (Doudera) Molina

 

 

 

 


 

 

Pentecostal Church in Kinmundy by Evalena Perry

 


 

 

 

  Teaching at Oak Grove School by Wilma (Osborn) Purcell

 

 

      

 


       

 

 

 

Memories by Oval Darrell Randolph

 

 

 

 

 


 

Senior Citizens of Kinmundy - Ten Year History by Lura (Williams) Robnett

 


 

History of Kinmundy Schools by PH Robnett & Karen (Jones) Robnett

 


 

 

 

 

Rudy Slane & "The Kinmundy Express" by Rudy Slane

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Memories From My Childhood by Eleanor (Tutt) Tate

 

 

 

 

 


 

Little League Ball Park by Wilma Vandeveer

 


 

Jolly Girls Club by Betty Wagoner

 


 

Recollections of the Little Country Store by Marjorie (Keller) Walkington

 


 

An Alma Story by Mary (Getts) Winks

 


 

Kinmundy Christian Church by Nelda (Reese) Zinser

 


 

 

 

              Kinmundy American Legion             

 

 

 


 

 

 

            Girl Scouts of Kinmundy

 

 

 


    

 

 

             4-H Clubs and Leaders around the K-A area

 

 

 

 



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