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Memories spring eternal ...

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

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100 YEARS AGO

(1908)

Some of the Reverend Mackenzie's ministerial friends are laughing over a predicament in which he found himself today. He brought his Sunday trousers downtown and had them nicely pressed. On the way back home he stopped at Planck's Hardware Store and asked to leave the bundle there for a time. Meantime, a lady entered the store and left a similar package. Later Rev. Mackenzie went in, picked up the lady's package and carried it home. He found that, while the contents were just as useful and perhaps just as stylish in their way as his trousers, he could not wear them in the pulpit with a satisfactory degree of dignity.

W.H. Barker, who for many years conducted a shoe shop at Second and National Avenue, has returned from Bartlesville and reopened his shop. He has laid in big supply of leather and has the newest tools.

75 YEARS AGO

(1933)

A halo of considerable size was standing around the moon last night.

A Fort Scott man who drove through the western border of Missouri yesterday said the only outward appearance of excitement over the opening of the beer season in Missouri was just across the line from Fort Scott, where Kansans were quenching their thirst.

Will "Brigham" Keys, a former Fort Scott boy who has made his home in Kansas City for several years, played ball in the Texas League in 1885, according to the files of the Monitor of that year.

There are but seven more weeks of school and then the summer vacation starts.

We are making miniature photos 25 cents per dozen for a short time only at Falk's Studio, which is the site of his blacksmith shop.

Girls, how would you like to win a free trip to the World's Fair at Chicago or $125 in Cash. Here's how: The Fox Theaters in this district will award the grand prize to the winner of the Fox Personality Girl contest. The girl receiving the most votes in each town will receive $25. You get 100 votes free with each paid adult ticket at your Fox Theatre.

50 YEARS AGO

(1958)

Funeral services for First Lt. Robert J. (Bob) Pratz, former Richards, Mo., and Fort Scott resident, who was killed Tuesday in a two-plane collision over Fort Rucker, Ala., will be Friday at the First Methodist Church conducted by the Rev, Tull of the First Christian Church. Services are being held at the Methodist Church due to construction work at the First Christian Church. Burial will be in Fort Scott National Cemetery. Memorial services were held today at the base chapel at Fort Rucker. The funeral party left by train this afternoon and will arrive here on the Frisco at 6:10 p.m. Thursday. Captain Jack Ahrens, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ahrens of Fort Scott, will be the military escort. Ahrens is stationed at Fort Rucker. Pratz was flying an L-19. He was practicing precision flying with another member of the team, who was a civilian pilot. The Konantz Funeral Home is in charge.

25 YEARS AGO

(1983)

March 31 being the 60th wedding anniversary of Charles and Opal Atkisson, of 1355 Marblecrest Drive, their brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and their families celebrated the occasion with a luncheon at the home of the honorees. The Atkissons were married March 31, 1923, at the Baptist parsonage at Bronson. They made their home in the Devon community until moving to their present home in 1970.

Ron Wimmer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wimmer of Fulton and a 1961 graduate of Fort Scott High School, is the recipient of the Kamelot Award from the Kansas Association for middle level education. The award is in recognition for his outstanding contributions to middle level education as assistant superintendent of the Olathe School Distract. Wimmer has been with the district for 18 years.

Whiteside's West store, 301 South Crawford--Sunday specials: Huggies Daytime diapers box of 18, $2.69; IGA golden corn, cut green beans or peas, 4 cans for $1; Smith Bros. cough drops, 30 cent size, 5 boxes for $1.

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Partner, Route 4, will observe their 45th wedding anniversary with a reception April 17 at the First Baptist Church.

Nell Dikeman
Memories spring eternal ...