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Many want Glebe fund used for school purposes (8/5/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, Aug. 4, 1910from the Mathews Journal Many of the school patrons of the county are agitating for using the Glebe fund for Public School purposes. We are…
Clubhouse built in Mathews (7/29/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, July 28, 1910from the Mathews Journal A fine bungalow is being erected at “Spring Hill,” the farm of Mr. S.G. Miller, which when completed with be the…
Planning for the 1910-11 school year (7/22/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, July 21, 1910from the Mathews Journal The county school board met for its annual settlement with the Treasurers on July 18. The finances of the several districts…
A big sale at the Marchant store (7/15/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, July 14, 1910from the Mathews Journal We are now showing our first display of Ladies Walk-Over shoes. These do not need a line in the Newspaper to…
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Bethel Church holds a picnic, ice cream for Children’s Day (7/8/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, July 9, 1910from the Mathews Journal The Children’s Day picnic held at Bethel Church near Laban a few nights ago, was a success in some respects at…
Summer visiting news from communities (7/1/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, June 30, 1910from the Mathews Journal Mr. B. W. Sutton, of Blakes, returned home from Norfolk on Friday. Mr. Clinton Sadler is home from Hampton and Phoebus.…
Local residents home from college, visiting afar (6/24/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, June 23, 1910from the Mathews Journal Mr. Earl Marchant is at his home at Crickett Hill for the summer, after spending the past session at the Virginia…
News from Gwynns…and more from days gone by (6/17/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, June 16, 1910from the Mathews Journal Gwynns: Mrs. Ruth Muse anticipates a trip to Westmoreland county in the near future. Miss Lora Owens has returned home from…
Achilles High School corner stone is laid (6/10/2020) - 100 YEARS AGOThursday, June 10, 1920from the Gloucester Gazette With impressive Masonic ceremony, the corner stone of Achilles High School was laid Wednesday in the presence of a large gathering…
Please pay your subscription for new high school fund (6/3/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, June 2, 1910from the Mathews Journal The land upon which the new High School will be built having been selected, those who have subscribed to the High…
Your choice of shoes at rock-bottom prices (5/27/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, June 2, 1910from the Mathews Journal The Great Sacrifice Sale! Never was such a sale in force in this County. 5,000 pairs shoes must go at a…
A birthday party and a hay ride (5/20/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, May 19, 1910from the Mathews Journal Little Miss Earlyne and Maurice Hughes entertained a few of her friends on Friday from two to six p.m. Those being…
MHS commencement is at Red Men’s Hall (5/13/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, May 12, 1910from the Mathews Journal The commencement exercises of the Mathews High School will be held in the Red Men’s Hall on Friday night, May 20,…
Mr. Clements may have a wondrous hen (5/6/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, May 5, 1910from the Mathews Journal A strange rumor is at present going around. Its origin is as follows: Mr. John Burke says that Mr. Henry Hunley…
Consolidated school under consideration in western part of Mathews (4/29/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, April 28, 1910from the Mathews Journal To the Patrons of the Battery School: Having been appointed a member of a committee to advise as to the desirability…
Residents to concentrate on a cleaner village (4/22/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, April 21, 1910from the Mathews Journal A meeting of the residents of Mathews C.H. will be held in the Courthouse on Tuesday, April 26 at 8 p.m.,…
Bay Aging volunteers step up during COVID-19 pandemic (4/22/2020) - As residents across the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck confront the COVID-19 pandemic, heartwarming stories about Bay Aging’s volunteers are emerging. Social distancing is now the new normal, exacerbating feelings…
News on a new library, Sunday school, and residents visiting (4/15/2020) - 110 YEARS AGOThursday, April 14, 1910from the Mathews Journal Mr. Marshall White is spending some time at his Diggs home. The Milford Haven School has had a new library put…
A party for young people held at Blakes (4/8/2020) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, April 7, 1910from the Mathews Journal Blakes: The young people of this place gave a very delightful entertainment at the Chapel Lodge, I.O.O.F., on last Tuesday…
Classifieds from one century ago (4/1/2020) - 100 YEARS AGO Thursday, April 1, 1920 from the Gloucester Gazette People’s Wants. For sale: One complete gasoline lighting system, consisting of three swinging lamps, one new wall lamp, 10-gallon…
Battle of the Bands (3/25/2020) - The spring of 1966 brought the usual appearance of new things in Mathews County, including two rock bands formed by Mathews High School students. They faced off in June for…
Many cases continued in Gloucester court (3/18/2020) - 100 YEARS AGO Thursday, March 18, 1920 from the Gloucester Gazette Owing to changes in the jury law which invalidated the jury drawn for this term of Court, no cases…