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Memories spring eternal ...

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

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100 YEARS AGO

(1908)

Residents of the East Side, who some time ago started an effort to have a fire station erected over there, have not abandoned ideas along this line by any means. The East Side people have offered to go down in their pockets and furnish funds with which to erect a building and there is little doubt that that the council will agree on the terms of the people of that end of town.

The police had but little, if anything, to do of late. There has been no business since the trial gives the Knox House gambling effects.

The Redfied school board issued this bulletin: "We have received word that our high school, because of the high quality of its work, has been recognized by Baker University for all grades earned by its graduates and that a scholarship is offered to that student ranking highest in the graduating class this year."

75 YEARS AGO

(1933)

Many friends of the A.J. Liepman and J.M. Liepman families offered condolences at the J.M. Liepman home, 742 South National Avenue, where Mrs. Wilma Ruth Liepman lay in state and final tribute was paid the memory of this beautiful young matron and at the funeral yesterday. Hearts were saddened as all viewed Mrs. Liepman, reposing in her wedding gown of white satin with robe of ivory and pearl ornaments. Within the stately casket was the love token from the only daughter, Wilma, a pillow of white lilies and white sweetpeas inscribed "Mother." The casket rested on a catafalque in the bay window of the north reception room. The interment was made in the Liepman family lot in the Jewish Cemetery. Pallbearers were Morres Liepman, Chicago; Frederick Liepman, Henry Wagner, Ernest Tanquary, Sidney Penniman and Ed Swearingen.

50 YEARS AGO

(1958)

Nine baseball teams from Southeast Kansas and one from Missouri have entered the district tournament under the auspices of the National Baseball Congress at the Bourbon County Fairgrounds starting Friday night. The teams which will participate in double elimination are Piqua Bronson, Uniontown, Brazilton, Galena, Columbus, Osawatomie, Paola and Fort Scott and Moundville in Missouri. Two games will be played each evening. The umpires will be Kenneth Pearson and Earl Dunkle of Fort Scott, both of whom have been certified by the National Baseball Congress. The fairgrounds field is being put in good shape and with a few adjustments on the lights everything will be ready to go.

Bob Hess and Larry Cooper, two high school boys who started working the wheat fields of Oklahoma when school was out, are now at Pratt, Kas., as they continue north with a combine out fit.

25 YEARS AGO

(1983)

Photo caption: "Pioneer Harvest -- Wheat harvesting is beginning all over Kansas, but for these members of the Pioneer Harvest Committee wheat binding was only the start of work before the October festival. Harry Jarrett, 214 North Judson, drove the 1935 model tractor while Richard Dixon, 414 West 23rd, operated the binder. Helping untangle the binder were Leonard Carnes, 114 North Barbee, George Jackson, 810 South Judson and Richard Dixon II, 1320 South Little." -- Photo by Jeff Taylor

The Sunny Slope school reunion was held June 4-5 at the Diamond Church with 46 sharing lunch on Sunday at the Old Fort Cafeteria. Teachers present included Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Tull, Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Marcella Sharp Whiter, Fulton, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth (Elma Clary) Younts, Mantesa, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Dare (Thelma) Johnson, Nevada, Mo.; and Dortha Rutherford, who taught at Sunny Slope in 1954 when the school was closed. Many in the group attended the Good Ol' Days festivities.

Nell Dikeman
Memories spring eternal ...