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The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, July 6, 1951
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Announcement Of
Coers-March Wedding
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          Announcement has been made of the marriage of  Mrs. Betty Marsh  and  Lawrence Coers  of Waldron.  The ceremony took place July 3 at 8:00 p.m. at the Waldron Baptist Church.
          Rev. Kenneth Neuenschwander officiated and attendants were  Mrs. Prudence Morganson  and  Fred Coers.  A reception was held at the home of Mrs. Morganson following the ceremony and the couple left for a brief wedding trip.  They will reside in Waldron.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, February 5, 1942
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          Mr. and Mrs. Fred Coers,  natives of Shelby county, who have resided in Blue Ridge for the past 18 years, will observe their golden wedding annivesary Wednesday.  No special celebration has been planned for the occasion, but Mr. and Mrs. Coers have the best wishes and congratulations of a wide circle of friends in Shelby and Rush counties.
          Mrs. Coers [Josephine Kirby]  is sixty-eight years of age and her husband is seventy-one.  They were married at the home of her parents, the late  Mr. and Mrs. James Kirby,  near the Mt. Pisgah church.  Mr. Coers was a farmer by occupation, but has been retired several years.
          They became the parents of eight children and seven are living.  They are  Mrs. [Maggie] Ed Shook,  Mrs. [Celia] Garnett Krebs  and  Mrs. [Pauline] Harvey Marshall,  of this city;  [William] Kirby Coers, of near Waldron;  Mr. [C. Eathel] Charles Hurst,  of Rush county,  Mrs. [Ruth] Albert Gahimer,  of Indianapolis, and  Harry Coers,  of Los Angeles, Cal.  A son,  Carl,  died in infancy [1896].
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, September 3, 1936
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FRANK  COERS  GETS
AWARD  THIRD  TIME
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          Frank Coers,  son of  Mr. and Mrs. Roy Coers,  of this city, has been awarded a Special Merit scholarship from Purdue university for the third consecutive year.
          The award is based on scholastic record from year to year.  Coers is in the engineering school and is a junior at Purdue.  He is a member of Theta Tau, mechanical engineering fraternity.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, April 27, 1936
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S O C I E T Y    N E W S
Frances Phares, Society Editor
Telephone No. O-N-E.
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Local  News  Items
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          Mr. and Mrs. Roy Coers  and son,  JuniorMr. and Mrs. Kenneth Long  and  Louis Bene Byron  visited  Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Wibble and son,  Donald Wayne, at Mt. Pulaski, Ill., over the week-end.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday Afternoon, March 2, 1926
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LOCAL  MEN  ARRESTED
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Taken In Raid on Alleged Gaming House at Milroy.
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          Herbert Coers  and  W. J. Britton,  who gaive their homes as Shelbyville, were arrested Sunday in a raid by the sheriff of Rush county, on an alleged gaming house at Milroy.  The men at first stated they lived in Indianapolis, but later told the sheriff they live in Shelbyville.  Five men were found in a bedroom at the Milroy house, which is occupied by  William A. Smith.  The sheriff stated that he found a card table, cards, and indications of a "party."  It was stated at Rushville that the grand jury will probably make an investigation.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
September 8, 1925
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AUTOS  COLLIDED;  TWO  WERE  HURT.
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HARRELL  COERS,  OF  THIS  CITY,
RECEIVED  DEEP  CUTS  ON  HEAD  AND  HANDS.
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CORN  OBSTRUCTED  VIEW.
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          Two persons were painfully hurt in an automobile accident which occurred Monday night about eight o'clock on a road one mile west of Porter's Camp, not far from Flat Rock.
          Harrell Coers,  son of  Mr. and Mrs. William H. Coers,  of this city, suffered a deep cut on the head and was cut on the hand by flying pieces of glass.  A young woman named  Grimes  of Seymour, who was an occupant of the car in the accident was cut and bruised about the body.  She was caught beneath one of the machines and a telephone pole.  She was taken to the hospital at Seymour for treatment.  Other occupants of the two cars suffered only slight injuries.
          Earl Kelly  and  Harrell Coers,  both of this city,  were driving toward the camp in a machine owned by Kelly.  A car driven by  Adrian George,  of Columbus, and in which three other persons were riding, was struck by the Kelly machine at an intersection.  It was stated that tall corn in a field obstructed the view of motorists.  Both machines were traveling at a good rate of speed at the time, it was said.
          The machine driven by George, who a few years ago was a member of the Columbus high school basketball team, was badly damaged.  Kelly's car was also damaged to some extent.
          Coers was brought o his home here by  Nathan Kaufman,  who was near at the time of the accident.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, March 29, 1923
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COUPLE  APPROACHING  THEIR
SIXTIETH  WEDDING  ANNIVERSARY
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          It was almost sixty years ago that  John Coers,  of Shelby county, and  Miss Catherine Myers  of Rush county, were united in marriage and settled their lives into the intersting drama of establishing a perfect home, rearing a splendid family and accomplishing success that is the result of earnest effort.  Today Mr. and Mrs. Coers rank among the best known in the section and altho they have been residents of Rush county during the entire period of their married life, their intersts have always bound them very closely to Shelby county activities.
          Mr. and Mrs. Coers are descendants of that pioneer stock that established the solid foundation upon which Shelby county was established.  Henry and Fannie Coers,  parents of Mr. Coers, were true pioneer residents and their lives were connected with the very earliest events in the community.  Mr. Coers was born September 25, 1835, in what is now Union townshp and until his marriage, resided in that section.
          Altho past eighty-three years old, Mr. Coers is quite active and his delightful tales of the early days of the county are always appreciated and never tedious.  He had been a strict adherent to the policies of the democratic party since he entered man's estate and altho he has given freely of his time and finances toward the success of the party, he has never asked reward being content to remain an active layman and not an office-seeker.
          Mr. and Mrs. Coers reside in Rush county, four miles from the Shelby county line.  Mrs. Coers has lived on this farm for seventy-two years.  She was born in Clearmont county Ohio, and came to this section with her parents when she was only six years old.  She has been assiduously with her husband in his career as a farmer and their married life has been happy, even in trials, for they have had the comfort of each other's companionship.  Their marriage took place Nove. 6, 1863.  Mr. Coers has remarkable health for his age but Mrs. Coers has been failing for several months.  They are the parents of five sons and one daughter,  Henry Coers,  of Liberty township,  Jacob Coers,  Daniel Coers,  William Coers,  and  J. C. Coers,  of Rush county, and  Mrs. Charles Gahimer  of Liberty township.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, June 8, 1908
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          Harrell William Coers,  the seven-year-old son of  Mr. and Mrs. William H. Coers,  wins one of the child's beauty dollar prizes in the  Indianapolis Star  contest which closed a few days ago.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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