Ralph Thomas

US Air Force 1967 – 1990

Enlisted United States Air Force May 3, 1967 and sworn in at Federal Building in St Louis, Missouri. Shipped to Amarillo AFB, Texas for six weeks of basic training. Amarillo was a hot dry desolate place, with no trees. For six weeks practiced marching, military classes on USAF history, … > More >

Masonic Lodge

Free Masonry in Marceline dates from October 17, 1889, when the Grand Lodge of the State of Missouri granted a Charter to Marceline Lodge Number 481 authorizing them to meet and work with Milton Helwig, Worshipful Master; I. Jeff Buster, Senior Warden; and John F. Eyler, Junior Warden. The former Masonic Building was located where … > More >

American Red Cross

The Marceline Community has received assistance and supported the Red Cross by finances and volunteer services in all phases of their program.

A Red Cross Canteen under the supervision of Mrs. Sig Steiner in World War I.

In May 1942, a Red Cross work room for the making of surgical dressings was opened in the … > More >

Rural Home Circle

On a very muddy day in early March, 1910, a small group of women met at the home of Mrs. Dave Haley, at the invitation of her daughter Maude and Alice Haley, an in-law niece. The purpose was to organize a club to relieve the monotony and dreary weeks of a long cold winter and … > More >

Sorosis Study Club

The Sorosis Club was organized in 1928 as the first Junior Federated Club in Third District M. F. W. C. under the sponsorship of Sorosis, the first Senior Federated Club in Marceline. At that time a Sorosis member, Mrs. Sig Steiner, was president of Third District and it was through her efforts that club plans … > More >

Boy Scouts of America

Troop 99 – Marceline, Missouri

The Boy Scout movement in Marceline began in 1911 with the Rev. J. D. Mendenhall as Scoutmaster of Troop #1, sponsored by the Methodist Church.

Leaders in this movement through the years have been Rev. E. V. Claypool, Rev. Fred J. Smith, Rev. F. E. Edwards, Rev. George P. Sturgis, … > More >