100 YEARS AGO
The eighth annual commencement of the Fort Scott Collegiate Institute will be held this evening at the First Methodist church. The class has 10 members, seven having completed the preparatory course, two the business course, and one of the English Normal. Various social affairs have preceded this commencement. Last evening the class day program was a feature and today the graduates, in the company of faculty members and visiting friends, took their lunches to Gunn Park where they enjoyed a delightful picnic. This evening's exercises are free and it is expected that there will be a large number present.
Notice: I want all my old customers, and as many new ones as will, help me to catch up after a long and expensive illness, to know that I am again at my barber shop and have a good man to assist me. I need your patronage. My shop is in the basement of Fort Scott State Bank on Wall Street and will open regularly from now on. -- N.P. Harpold
Miss Josephine Penniman, who has completed a post-graduate course in the local high school, will leave next week to attend the State Normal School at Pittsburg.
75 YEARS AGO
UNIONTOWN -- At the annual school meeting, Clerk A.L. Ramsey read an interesting report from County Superintendent Mona Page. It was reported that the average attendance in the grade school was 36 which will entitle the District 70 to $972 in state aid to be derived from the sales tax. It was reported that beginning Sept. 6 the school term will be nine months. A new budget of $8,670 was discussed and voted on.
A deal was consummated today whereby J.F. Letton acquired the residence property owned by Roy Watkins at 216 S. Eddy St. This is the old Brant property. Mr. Letton will move in next week. Mr. Watkins will move to 1216 S. National Ave.
The Municipal Swimming Pool in the Main Street Park will open Thursday, according to Mayor Harry Brooks. The pool will be open on weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 to 10:30 p.m. Mayor Brooks said a terrazzo grinding machine had been used at the bottom of the pool to eliminate sharp and rough places. The bottom has been painted with enamel. Lifeguards will be on duty at all hours, the mayor emphasized.
Promotions were held last night for members of the ninth grade class of the junior high school. Superintendent V.M. Liston presided at the exercises, held at Eugene Ware School auditorium.
50 YEARS AGO
As part of National Hospital Week activities about 85 Mercy Hospital volunteers were honored with an appreciation luncheon. Carla Farmer, Mercy director of community relations, said the auxiliary contributed more than $22,000 in equipment to the hospital in 1986.
Gala decorations prevailed at the ninth grade party held at the Eugene Ware auditorium. Dancing and games occupied the evening with prizes awarded. Entertainment by a high school trio, John Campbell, Philip Hammons and Bill Frick, was enthusiastically acclaimed.
ARCADIA -- Five students here received scholarship letters for the school year. They earned at least four units of "A" grades. They are Nancy Brown, Marilyn Coonrod, Joyce Elliott, Betty Jack and Sherry Swafford.
Two Fort Scott boys, members of the Navy Band at Memphis, participated at Armed Forces Day in Olathe. They are Claude R. Travis and Gary Deloney.
Notice: Reynolds Shoe Repair -- We have moved to 203 Market, former Bolin Furniture Co. building. Bring those "hoof covers" to us.