1945: Truck Operators Need Not Renew War Certificates

Certificates of war necessity issued to commercial motor vehicle operators are good indefinitely until cancelled and need not be renewed on an annual basis, the office of defense transportation stated 1945 in response to inquiries. Remember, fuel was being rationed along with food because of World War II.

1960: Blaze Claims Slayton Store

Flames shot high into the air and completely enveloped the Mansch Brothers Department Store in Slayton in 1960, and the loss was estimated at $150,000. I’m not sure what that translates into in 2010 dollars. Next post at noon.

1945: First Baby Of The Year Born

The son of Private Alfred Sell and his wife was born first in a Worthington hospital in 1945. There’s no picture, and unfortunately, no name. New Year’s 1945 Baby Sell: Are you out there? Next post at 9 a.m.