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Students to attend art camp

Thursday, June 14, 2012

100 YEARS AGO

(1912)

Alex Mason, well-known farmer of the north part of the county, was somewhat injured in a run-away that occurred yesterday at Fulton.

Fancy shades for your gaslight. Some of the finest ever shown. If you are looking for a particular style or color of shade for hall, dining room, living room, den -- you will have to see these. You will be more than pleased with the collection. Prices to please. -- O. Ingham, 117 S. Main St. (since 1885).

The Funny Club enjoyed a pleasant afternoon yesterday with Miss Frances Crider. Prizes went to Miss Ethel Cheney and Miss Helen Howard. A tempting luncheon was served at the close of the contests.

C.H. Osbun, president of the Fort Scott Fish Club Association, has called a meeting for the 18th day of June to be held at the Association grounds at 8 p.m.

The White Palace is now open -- shave, shine, bath, cigars. The best equipped shop in the city featuring electric massage, compressed air. -- Located at the junction of Main and Market streets. Telephone 30.

Pawnee Items: Quite a number of our Pawnee girls are attending Institute in Fort Scott. The boys are lonesome, but every Sunday the girls come home to visit.

75 YEARS AGO

(1937)

A Bronson lad, Carrol Dee McLaughlin, went shopping in Fort Scott at the Vogue, Fort Scott's only air-conditioned store. Mrs. McLaughlin made her purchases and the proprietor Rex Walls acknowledged that her check was perfectly acceptable. Mrs. McLaughlin remarked that she had been a customer of Katzung's, the former name. She asked the proprietor, "What is the name of the store now?"

And that is where Carrol Dee came in, "Oh, I know this place. This is the Vogue." Mr. Walls, interested in the boy's quick answer, asked how he happened to know the store's correct name now."

"Because I carry The Tribune at Bronson and read about the Vogue in it," he replied. "This is the air-conditioned store."

Work on the Elm Creek Lake site southwest of town, which has been suspended for a number of weeks, has been resumed. J.P. Bell is serving as foreman of a crew of 20. Work is centered on the construction of a boathouse and shelter house. These buildings are being constructed of native rock. There are also plans for an outdoor fireplace.

50 YEARS AGO

(1962)

Patricia Ann Manley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Manley, is a dairy princess contestant who helps her father on the dairy farm. She is a 1962 graduate of Fort Scott High School. She has been a member of the Northwest Scott 4-H Club for eight years.

Photo caption: "Jim Cullor, Fort Scott kart enthusiast, has been named division representative of Karting International to serve and direct activities in Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Texas.

Cullor began karting when the sport started sweeping the country and has won 60-odd races since he wheeled his first kart on the track four years ago. Jim's wife, Leone, and son, Jimmy, have won their share of the trophies lining shelves in the Cullor household. Jim knows karting inside-out and has built, modified, repaired and studied ways and means to improve the sport and keep it in a family event category.

Six Fort Scott High School students plan to attend the annual Mid-West Music and Art Camp at the University of Kansas. Janice Kay Gray, Janice James and Kay Clinesmith will be enrolled in the music division; Paula Harpster and Mike Willard in theater; and John Aldis in science.

25 YEARS AGO

(1987)

No publication.

Nell Dikeman
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