100 YEARS AGO
So far, this has been a bad season for dealers in ice. According to the statements of our manufacturer the demand for ice this season has been only about one-half that of the year preceding. Last year the local plants had difficulty keeping up with their orders, but no trouble of this kind has been experienced so far this year. The decreased local demand has given the dealers an opportunity to increase their territory, however, and on Saturday the Fort Scott Ice Manufacturing Company shipped two carloads of ice to points south on the Frisco.
Save the pieces of your broken lenses. We can reconstruct them without your prescription. If your frames become bent or twisted out of shape, we will gladly straighten them without charge. Consult R.C. Houghton, the Fort Scott optometrist, No. 3 East Wall St.
75 YEARS AGO
The mercury rose yesterday to a new high, reaching 98 by mid-afternoon, but dropped during the early morning hours to a minimum of 71. A year ago yesterday the thermometer stood at 100 for the fourth day of 100 or better readings, reaching 105 in the four-day stretch.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fisher were complimented by a group of friends who gave a dinner party in honor of their wedding anniversary last night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Reynolds, northeast of the city.
Mrs. Sarah Casner, pioneer resident of Bourbon County for the past 58 years, yesterday celebrated her 98th birthday at her home. Cake and ice cream were served.
Mrs. Casner lives just south of the National Cemetery. In 1879 Mrs. Casner came to Bourbon County with her family and homesteaded a claim in the Rockford Valley neighborhood. Her children were raised in that neighborhood. From the old farmstead, they moved to a farm near Fort Scott where they have since resided.
50 YEARS AGO
Mr. and Mrs. Roy W. Armstrong announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Judith Lee, to Jerry Arthur Witt, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Witt. The wedding will be Aug. 25 at the First Christian Church.
Temporary District No. 9 board members were made permanent last night at the first annual meeting of the newly consolidated district. Reece Singmaster was voted director for one year; Raymond Pfeiffer, clerk, two years; and George Brock, treasurer, three years. A budget of $48,190 was voted for the coming year.
Before you go on vacation this summer, make sure that all your valuables are safe from loss and theft. Place them in one of our Safe Deposit Boxes and enjoy a worry-free vacation. Just another service of The Citizens National Bank. You can bank on us!
25 YEARS AGO
Sister Mary Julita Lienhard, a Fort Scott native, has been appointed administrative vice president at Mercy Hospital. Sister Julita, a longtime staff member, has been the director of education for the past year. She will continue to be responsible for education and the medical library. In addition, she will have administrative responsibility for the operation of the hospital auxiliary, pastoral care and the hospital-wide sponsorship ethics program.
The Kansas-Missouri Jolly Circle met at the home of Mary Seavers with Geraldine Coonrod presiding. Plans are being made for the club's 50th anniversary observance in September.
Fort Blair, once a stable and once the symbol of an insurance company, is being prepared for yet another renovation. The building, once known as the Western Blockhouse, is now owned by the Historic Preservation Association of Bourbon County. The blockhouse, built is 1863, originally is one of three such structures placed in Fort Scott to protect the town and the military camp from the Confederate forces during the Civil War.