Memories spring eternal
100 YEARS AGO
John Cole, who lives northeast of town, left this morning for Pleasanton to attend the funeral of Dick Blue. These men were both raised in West Virginia and were boys together in the same school. When the Civil War broke out they both enlisted in the Union Army and served from the beginning until the close of the war. After a service of a couple of years both were transferred to Ft. Leavenworth and served in the Western Army. This was the probable cause of both becoming residents of Kansas. Mr. Cole located in Bourbon County and Mr. Blue, in Linn County. After a separation of three or four years the two met in Linn County and old acquaintances continued with the friendship of Damon and Pythias.
75 YEARS AGO
The High School basketball team has about decided to play another game this season. If the weather is not too threatening they may be granted a leave of absence Friday night to go over to Butler and play a team of farmers. The boys are planning for a trip a long ways from home. They want to go to Pleasanton the next time. Before the season closes, a game here may be arranged.
Arch Davenport had six little polecats he was carrying around the streets yesterday evening. He bought them for ten cents and was passing them out. The polecats Arch had were weren't the loud smelling variety but were a very much inanimate articles--they were "three for" cigars.
The walks were so slippery this morning that they caused many accidents in the way of falls. In fact, it was a morning of falls. The sidewalks were covered with ice and had not the rain melted much of the covering on the stone it would have been a hazardous undertaking for those who came down later to make the journey.
50 YEARS AGO
Walter Othick, the abstractor who was recently dismissed from Mercy Hospital to his home, 206 South Eddy, is reportedly doing "fairly well."
Mrs. Rex Walls of the Vogue has returned from New York where she attended the spring fashion showings.
Photo caption: "Approximately 80 PTA women from Winfield Scott and Eugene Ware schools were collecting donations in the Mothers March last night for the March of Dimes. Mrs. Evelyn Whiteside, 323 West Tenth, responded by turning on her porch light to support the campaign."--Tribune Photo caption:
"There really is a 'Frosty the Snow Man.' At least that is the name the youngsters at the Fort Scott Bible School named this giant eight-foot snow man. He was erected in the school yard by Roberta Reynolds, Gerald Heathman, Rose Ann Green, Sally Hellsman and Verl Leonard.--Tribune photo
Players in a pageant marking the 50th anniversary of the Parent Teacher Association will be Mrs. O.L. Rylander, Ernest Diehl, Mrs. Alice Miller, the Rev. Gordon Zimmerman, Phil Frick, Mrs. Paul Hammons, Mrs. Kenneth Pollock, Mrs. Hugh Blevins, Mrs. Julian Cochran and A.B. Fulton.
25 YEARS AGO
We note with pleasure that the Bourbon County Commission has taken advantage of a Citizens National Bank suggestion to make a simple change in method of payment that will result in a savings of more than 500 percent. The dollars involved aren't big, but the principle certainly is. Congratulations.
Photo caption: "Fort Scott Community College head football coach Gary Butler signed four players of last season's Fort Scott High School team to Jayhawk Juco Conference letters-of-intent. They include wide receiver Shawn Grant, running back Mike Willard, defensive lineman Joe Lattimer and linebacker Mark Lentz.--Photo by Dave Wagner