Archive for January, 2017


January 27, 2017

Republic Monitor June 1911


            The new bank has closed a deal for the two story brick building belonging to E. H. Britain and will remodel the front and divide the interior to make it ready for occupancy.  The banking rooms will be on the north side and a partition will cut off the south half which will be used for a store or for some other business.

 (Article one week later)

             A meeting of the shareholders of the new bank was held last Friday and an organization was effected.  The bank will be known as the Republic State Bank and it has a paid up capital of $10,000 with a surplus of $5,000.  The board of directors for the first year are as follows: E. Deboard, J. E. Decker, W. T. King, W. H. Fike, S. M. Hughs, C. O. Short of Iberia, and Chas B. Ousley of Crocker.  The officers elected were: President, E. Deboard;  Vice-president, J. E. Decker; Secy. W. H. Fike; Chas. House, assistant cashier of the Farmers and Merchants Bank of Iberia, will be the cashier of the new institution and Ray Groves will be assistant.  The matter of selecting quarters for the business was left to a committee composed of W. T. King, S. M. Hughs and S. E. Decker.



Republic Missouri Thursday September 26, 1929

(Article recopied from the Monitor)


            TO BE A MASONIC HOME

            Fifty or more members of the local Masonic Lodge, has underwriter an amount sufficient to acquire the building formerly occupied and owned by the State Bank of Republic, Which closes its doors in April , 1928.

A committee of enthusiastic workers have been busy on the purchase of the building for the past month, and as a result were successful within a short time in getting approximately fifty members to underwrite the amount of the purchase price.

These signers met and elected a board of trustees who will be in direct charge of the building, and carry out the articles of agreement.  It is the plan of the men who hold the building to convert the build into a Masonic Hall, in a manner that in time the building becomes the property of the lodge.

The contract and all papers in the case have met with the approval of Martin Howard, special commissioner in charge of the defunct state bank.

Just as soon as possible it is proposed to occupy the second floor for lodge purposes, and in the no distant future Republic Lodge will own its own building, an ambition that is worthy of the splendid effort that the members have put forth to acquire.



2017 Bass Pro Tournament of Champions

January 5, 2017

The Republic boys basketball team has been invited to this years Bass Pro Tournament of Champions.  Republic being  winners of the Blue division of the Greenwood  Blue and Gold Tournament will be going up against Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth, California, Thursday January 12, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.   Junior Marvin Bagley III, ESPN’s No. 1-ranked junior in the country is one of the players on this team.  Why is this showing up on the historical society’s web site you may ask.  This is the second time Republic has been invited, so this is history in the making.   If someone  should publish another  Sports Book, (we have LOOKING BACK, A Memoir of Republic Sports 1913-1969, memories are being made  from 1969-2017 ready for another sports book to be published).   Lets all get behind Republic and win this tournament.

The basketball team did their best but came up short.  I will say this group of young men make Republic very  proud.  Ty Stevens took part in the Slam Dunk Contest and did good, was also named to the all-tournament team..  It will go down in history that on January 12, 13, 14, 2017; Treyon Racley (Sr), Hunter Creek (Jr), Trent Rackley (So), Mitchell Coiner (Sr), Ty Stevens (Sr), Devon Ward (Sr), Cameron Doke (Sr), Broc Smith (So), Caleb Singley (Sr), Jeremy Geiger (So), with coaches, head coach  Trevyor Fisher, assistant coaches; Sean Price, Dave Ketterman.  Managers; Chandler Duryea, Dylan Girdley, and Jack Wright, played in the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions.  This group of men showed that Republic is a top ranked team in the Ozarks, and their sportsmanship is the best.

Republic was awarded the Edsel Matthews Sportsmanship Award.  These young people were in front of around 10,000 fans per night, this is a great honor, for the school, parents, teachers, coaches, and the Republic District.

The young ladies in the cheer-leading and pom squads did  fantastic, representing the district in a manner that all should be proud of.

The varsity cheerleaders are; Madison Bateman, Raigan Davis, Kylee Fredrickson, Ella Fry, Amanda Gideon, Allison Gill, Kaylin Glenn, Kyra Holt, Ryleigh Hosp, Haven Lander, Hannah Lee, Jaydra Phouthone-Samms, Alea Robison, Olivia Skeans, Mariah Stanfield, Caitlyn Sturgis, Emilee Sullivan, and Morgan Wojciechowski.

The pom squad members are; Caitlin Calhoun, Katie Groves, Maegen Huyck, Isabel Lopez, Jasey Overholser, Bailey Peabody, Anna Strusz, Karson Thomas, Kayla Warner, and Hadley Wilson.