The 1919 World Series between the Chicago White Sox and Cincinnati Reds dominated the Daily Messenger 100 years ago with each issue displaying a two-inch banner in bold black letters atop the front page announcing yesterdays winner, followed with an Associated Press story reporting the game details.
Below are excerpts from various Messenger stories over the past century.
100 Years Ago
October 2nd 1919
High school football notes: "The Mayfield High School Football squad are working like Trojans every day and if only some nearby city will book a game with them we will show you that this is not press agent stuff. They have the material and the ability, but for some reason or other cannot secure a game for the beginning of the season."
50 Years Ago
October 1st 1969
Lone gunman robs Hicks' Grocery: "A lone gunman staged an armed robbery at Hicks' Grocery, 12th and Beech Streets, about 7 pm last night. An undetermined amount of money was taken.
"Police Chief Cletus Sullivan gave details of the robbery as follows: A man, believed to be white, wearing a woman's stocking over his face and head, walked into the grocery store last night and mumbled something to Mrs. Cecil Hicks, co-owner of the store. Mrs. Hicks, who was behind the counter at the time, told police she thought it was a joke. After mumbling for the third time, the man was understood to have said 'give me your money'. At this point Mrs. Hicks noticed the man had a small revolver aimed at her."
25 Years Ago
October 6th 1994
Former hospital building is trashed; juvenile vandals' damages: $500,000: "Two juveniles are in detention in McCracken County and a third is under electronic house detention, while three others are expected to be charged in connection with the Mayfield Police are calling approximately a half-million dollars in vandalism to the old Community Hospital building in Mayfield."
10 Years Ago
October 1st 2009
Wal-Mart presents $100 gift cards to Lowes teachers: "Wal-Mart awarded 10 teachers from Lowes Elementary School funds for classroom supplies Wednesday afternoon through its new Teacher Rewards Program. Jeanne Pigg and Renae Williams, representatives from Mayfield's Wal-Mart, selected the names at random during an assembly in the school's gymnasium and presented the winners with a $100 Teacher Reward Card."
5 Years Ago
October 3rd 2014
Mayfield's faithful gather at the courthouse to pray for the USA: "Hundreds from Graves County came together at the courthouse lawn Thursday evening for over an hour of prayer, thanksgiving and community solidarity.
"People gathered largely after a request was put out on social media earlier this week asking for all people of faith to join together to pray for families, the nation, our political leaders and other current issues seen as vital concerns to the community."
1 Year Ago
October 3rd 2018
Two more enter the sheriffs race: "Two more people have begun write-in campaigns for Graves County sheriff, bringing the total to four people contesting incumbent Sheriff Dewayne Redmon.
"Michael Corey Apperson, 30, of Mayfield filed his paperwork to run as a Democrat on Friday.
"Bill Howard "Billy" Harris, 57, of Mayfield filed his paperwork to run as a Democrat on Monday."