Little Apple News from Appleton City

The first Sesquicentennial Event will be held 150 years after the day the Railroad crew started laying the tracks through Appleton City on September 10, 1870.  Postmaster Dewey McQinn has just received approval for the cancellation that will be done at the Depot September 10, 2020 from 12:00-2:00. A ceremony will be held at 12:01 p.m.  Bring an item to be cancelled during that time. Stamps will be available for sale as well as a picture postcard of the Depot. A Depot postcard with a stamp may be purchased for $1.00.  Out-of-towners may send an item for cancellation and a return stamped self-addressed envelope mailed to USPS, 119 W.4th St. ACMO, 64724.  It makes a great souvenir for years to come. Other souvenirs will be available for sale that day.

Appleton City Landmarks will serve a Taco Salad Lunch on Thursday September 10, 11:00 to 1:00 at the M.K.T. Depot. The lunch will be carryout only and consist of a large taco salad with topping of your choice, homemade cake and drink for a donation of $7.00.  All funds will be used for upkeep of the Depot and Museum grounds.  Join them for the first 150th celebration of the beginning of the railroad in Appleton City.

The A.C. Fall City Wide Garage Sale dates are set for September 18 – 19. Permits are $5 and can be purchased at City Hall through noon on September 16. Permits to set up in the A.C. Park are $25 for the pole shelter, $15 for the stage, $10 for a lawn permit and these prices cover both days. Park permits are also available at City Hall and are sold on a first come, first served basis. Maps will be available at Food Fair, Powell’s True Value and Casey’s beginning Thursday afternoon. House of Joy Ministry will be at the City Park on Saturday from 3:00-5:00 to pick up donations. If you have questions, please call Dianne Foster at 476-2390.

The Appleton City Public Library is conducting their Friends of the Best Sellers Program until September 24, 2020. The program’s purpose is to fund the purchase of new hardback books for the library. You can become a friend by either choosing a book from the list or requesting another book you’ve wanted to read and then donating $20.00 for said book. The perks of being a Friend to the library are that you will be the first person to check the book out, you’ll have the opportunity to read other books purchased by Friends first, and you will be honored by having your name placed on a special nameplate in the front of each of the Library Friend books. Library hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to noon.

St. Clair County Cattlemen will be at Osceola Rodeo Days September 3–6.  Be sure to come by to get your ribeye steak sandwich.  They will have their Fall Photos Fundraiser with Michelle Parmalee October 23 – 25.  Contact her at 660-492-2996 to reserve your spot.

Appleton City Second Saturdays for September 12 but they need more vendors. Mark your calendar and let them know if you’d like a booth.  You can contact them and get more information at

The Knights of Columbus will have their monthly pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose on Sunday, September 13 from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.  Treat your family to a hot breakfast you don’t have to cook or clean up.  A free will donation will be greatly appreciated.

The Sesquicentennial History book has been published is available at the AC Museum, which is open on Friday 1:30-4:30 p.m. until September.25. The book cost is $25 and $30 if mailed

There is a beef raffle to benefit the Appleton City Cemetery.  There will be two chances to win ½ beef processed by Powell’s in Clinton.  The drawing will be in the fall of 2020 with a definite date to be announced later.  You need not be present to win.  Tickets are $10 each.  All proceeds go to support the Appleton City Cemetery.  Tickets can be purchased at Zink Motors, St. Clair Co. Bank, Noble’s, Community First Bank, Powell’s Tru Value and Green Welding.

After much deliberation, Immaculate Conception Parish has canceled the Annual Labor Day Picnic.  However, they will still hold the quilt raffle.  Anyone who would like to support that raffle, may buy tickets from a parish member, the Parish Office, or at Montrose Savings Bank.  They would like to thank all who have supported the Picnic for many years.  They look forward to having it again next year.

Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for September. Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: Sept 2- Upper GI, Colonoscopy Dr. Namin, Sept 3 – OB/GYN-Dr. Kallberg, Sept 4 –Ophthalmology, Dr. Soni, Sept 9-Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Sept 10 – Podiatry, Dr. Dowell, Sept 10– Rheumatology, Dr. Tay, Sept 16 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin      Sept 23– Ortho-Dr. Gray, Sept 24– Rheumatology, Dr. Tay.


Sept 7       Labor Day Holiday.  Schools, banks and government facilities (City Hall) will be closed

Sept 10     Sesquicentennial stamp cancellation 12:00-2:00 at the Depot

Sept 10     Appleton City Landmarks carryout Taco Salad Lunch 11:00 to 1:00 at the M.K.T. Depot

Sept 12     Second Saturday event

Sept 13     Grandparents Day

Sept 13     Knights of Columbus pancake and sausage breakfast 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose