100 YEARS AGO
(March 23) Mrs. Eunice Dorey died last evening at the family home, 123 S. Judson St. There is deep regret over the death of this most estimable woman. Her only son, Charles, and an only sister, Mrs. Amanda Hartman, have the sincere sympathy of the community. Mrs. Eunice Tincher-Dorey was born in 1843 in Indiana and came to Kansas in the spring of 1860 and on March 4, 1861, she married W.H. Dorey, one of the well-known residents of the city. Mr. and Mrs. Dorey lived just after their marriage on the Plaza and all the Civil War history was familiar to Mrs. Dorey. At the close of the war Mr. and Mrs. Dorey built a house on the site where the present spacious Dorey home stands. The large house was built about 30 years ago. The husband of the deceased passed away on Dec. 28, 1902.
Dr. Newman returned this afternoon from Hammond where he was called on professional business.
75 YEARS AGO
M.L. Sparks, an architect and builder from Tulsa, has taken over the Keplinger Mill at 7 Scott Ave. The Sparks family is living at the Courtland Hotel until they find a suitable residence. Mr. Sparks has been in the building business for 45 years and says he can construct any kind of building from four feet square to 18 stories high. He constructed the high school at Girard, 25 miles from Fort Scott.
James W. Jennings and Mrs. Belle Bright were united in marriage last night by Justice C.M. Armour on the stage of the Liberty Theatre.
The mercury descended to 29 in Fort Scott last night and quite a freeze was recorded.
James R. Connolly, the poor commissioner, found himself in a rare and rather unpleasant predicament yesterday morning. Mr. Connolly, who lives seven miles southwest of Fort Scott, found his car wouldn't run. His phone was out of order, the wind having blown down the wire.
Deciding that other phones in the same locality also were out of order, Mr. Connolly wasted no further time. He walked the seven miles into Fort Scott along the Katy tracks.
50 YEARS AGO
Two basketball stars have decided to go into the mitt business Tuesday night when the Junior Olympics benefit boxing matches get under way at Memorial Hall. Garyl Erie, Fulton, and Frank Desmond, Fort Scott juco, signed to battle for the welterweight championship of Bourbon County in the novice division.
The Basketeers are the champions of the seventh grade fundamentals basketball tournament at the junior high school. Led by Larry Young with 14 points, the Basketeers nudged the Twisters 32-31. Timmy Bloomfield hit 15 and Dennis Person got 11 points to lead the Twisters.
Jasper Titone and Co., Kansas City, has purchased property at the corner of East National and Fairgrounds Road for the purpose of constructing a bowling alley.
25 YEARS AGO
It will be strange to many on April 21, when a new Fort Scott City Commission will be sworn in -- strange because a familiar face will not be a member of the new commission. John Baker is nearing the end of his last term in 14 years in office.
Bourbon County Business and Professional Women met at the Fort Scott Grey Room. Pat Eastwood introduced guest speakers, Howard and Dorothy Kivett, who presented a slide program on their recent trip to England.
A capacity crowd filled Eugene Ware Elementary School auditorium for the annual Spring Music Program. Charlotte Swaim, Ware music teacher, both directed and accompanied her students through the performance.