100 YEARS AGO
The Fort Scott Grain and Implement Company has solved the mystery of getting good, clear water. The other day, as an experiment, a quantity of water was placed in a separator and after a few turns of the handle clear water emerged from the cream faucet and the mud came trickling out at the milk end.
The water is as clear as crystal and does not have the peculiar taste of boiled or distilled water. Many people have been going to the store to try the water made pure in this novel fashion. All say the water is the best yet and the cream separator has been working overtime to supply the demand.
Caldwell Davis, mayor of Bronson, spent today in the city with W.F. Jackson, who is attorney for the city of Bronson.
75 YEARS AGO
These are busy days at the Sunflower Hatchery, 120 N. National Ave., owned by E.J. Englehart. Each Monday and Thursday the chicks come off in the two big automatic Smith incubator rooms, each with a capacity of 50,000 eggs. Downstairs there is a battery brooder room where surplus chicks are held so that mail and local orders may be met. Deliveries are made in a score of states, including Arkansas, the Dakotas, Nebraska and other Midwestern states. The longest shipment of the season went to California and there are regular customers in Minnesota.
In the two 50,000 egg capacity incubators the turning of eggs is so simplified that one movement of the hand turns 1,800 eggs. In another room there is a special incubator for the hatching of turkeys, ducks and geese. The hatchery here is one of the three Sunflower Hatcheries operated by Englehart, the others being situated in Iola and Bronson.
50 YEARS AGO
A young fisherman hooked a school bus with a fly rod while fishing off Rock Creek Lake bridge. Because there were fishermen on the bridge, Walter Campbell could not drive his cows across the bridge to pasture. These are just two of the many incidents which brought about an edict from Bourbon County Sheriff Clarence Northrop that a state law prohibiting fishing or hunting from bridges or roadways would be strictly enforced.
Commissioners this morning adopted a resolution to establish a county court in Bourbon County, effective Jan. 14 of next year. It will for all practical purposes eliminate Justice of the Peace courts in the county. County Attorney Charles Warren said the establishment of a county court would mean added income to the county of several hundred dollars a month.
25 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: "The arch joining the Ralph Richards Museum to the adjacent building was dedicated Monday with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Fred Campbell, president of the Historic Preservation Association of Bourbon County, cut the ribbon dedicating the newly competed arch."--Photo by John Lechliter
The six candidates for Fort Scott City Commission will square off tonight to field questions from a press panel and from the general public. The candidates for city commission are Wally Anthony, Joe Beckham, Carey Lockwood, Nancy Maze, H.B. "Blonn" Miller and Jim Purtle.
Letter to the Editor:
On behalf of the Fort Scott High School Band Boosters and Band, I would like to extend a special thank you to the community for its support in helping to send the band to Florida. The band is alive and well in Fort Scott, thanks to the leadership of Steve Harry, the support of the community, and the talent and enthusiasm of some fine students, of whom we are very proud. -- Beverly Lyons, Fulton