The Mound City Rural Firemen have done it again. The 5th Annual “Rumble by the Refuge” Truck & Tractor Pull was a huge success thanks to the hundreds of local volunteers, especially the members of the volunteer fire department, who made the event possible.
Seventy years ago, on July 16, 1945, none of the world knew what was going on in the desert hills north of Santa Fe, NM. For several years, the secret Manhattan Project had been working on and preparing for an unprecedented testing of a atomic bomb that would change the world, the Trinity test.
Roberta Gates, 96, sits in her recliner at her home in Craig, MO, and reminisces about the years when Craig was a booming town. Berta, as close friends call her, has lived in Craig since 1939, when she and her husband of one year, Frank, moved there from Smithville, MO.