100 YEARS AGO
The financial condition of the city of Fort Scott is not the most desirable at the present time, and as a result various funds, especially the general revenue fund, have been practically depleted. The appropriation ordinance for the current expenses of the city last night included aggregate payments of $3,291 from the general revenue fund, and until additional taxes are to be had, that fund, as well as the others, will be very low. The payments made last night were probably the largest that have been made in one month's time for years past, including the $3,291 from the general revenue fund; $1,112 from the water works fund; $50 from the judgment fund; $410 from the Gunn Park fund; and $33 from the Firemen's Relief Fund.
The only delivery by automobile in Fort Scott is Sam Spencer's. He gets your groceries there on time.
75 YEARS AGO
Raymond Roy, The Tribune carrier at Fulton, knows now just how the paper he delivers each day is made. Raymond was taken through the entire Tribune plant, from city newsroom to the downstairs floor where the giant press rolls out thousands of copies an hour. His tour guide was H.V. Cowan, Tribune Farm Editor.
Karbe's sells more groceries for $1 than anyone else. Follow the crowds and save: sugar, 10 lbs. 47 cents, full pint of fly spray made by Fox Tox, 23 cents; one gallon pure apple cider vinegar, 29 cents; potted meat, 3 cans 10 cents; Pantry Pride vanilla extract, 8 oz. bottle 9 cents; sliced bacon, 2 lbs. 36 cents; fresh fish, 3 lbs. 25 cents; Miller's cottage cheese, 2 lbs. 19 cents; baby beef steak, 2 lbs. 25 cents. 4 lbs. bananas, 19 cents.
50 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: "State Highway Director Addison Meschke talks with Fourth District Highway Commissioner Ray Shepherd and Lions Club president Kenneth Briggs." -- Tribune photo
Miss Jane Zimmerman and Miss Sara Jane Dallam will represent Fort Scott at Girls State, June 10-17 at Lawrence. The event is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. Miss Zimmerman is the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Gordon Zimmerman. Miss Dallam is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Dallam.
Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Allison, 1013 S. Margrave, have been informed that their son, Joseph Allison, has been promoted from major to lieutenant colonel. He has been assigned to the 12th Artillery Group, PASC, Pasadena, Calif.
Mr. and Mrs. Bud (Janet Lager) Riggs, newlyweds, will be honored at a shower given by the Devon community Saturday at the Methodist Church annex.
Mrs. Bertie Lamb, Bronson, celebrated her 90th birthday June 4. She has made her home in Pleasant, Dryridge and Bronson.
Jesse L. Russell, son of Mrs. Ruth Russell of Fulton, is serving aboard the heavy cruiser USS Helena, a unit which took part in Exercise Pork Barrel, a Navy training operation off the coast of Southern California.
25 YEARS AGO
Miss Janice Kay Willard and Harold O. (Pete) Allen were married June 2 in the Presbyterian Church parlor. She is the daughter of Mrs. Betty Ruth Willard and Mr. Bob Willard. He is he son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold O. Allen.
Photo caption: "John Wratchford and Larry Hendrix caught this 57 1/2 pound flathead catfish on a limb line baited with a small perch in the Marmaton River near Slick Rock.
In being chosen Agent of the Year, Larry Farrell was honored for his 1986 record at New York Life Insurance Company's annual meeting in Topeka. Farrell recently completed four years with New York Life.