100 YEARS AGO
County Surveyor Gene Toles' driving horse became untethered this afternoon in front of the courthouse. Something frightened the animal and it started to run pulling the buggy. From National Avenue, the animal sped down Second to Main. It fell on the brick pavement, got up again and at the corner of Main and Second, as it turned onto Main, it fell again and slid 20 feet coming in contact with Mrs. C.C. Crain's horse and buggy in front of the Tribune-Monitor office. Jumping to its feet again the maddened animal rammed Mrs. Crain's buggy, dragging it down Main Street until it reached the north end. The horse was bruised and skinned. It is usually very gentle.
75 YEARS AGO
HONOLULU, July 6 -- Vessels from three nations pursued the widening mid-Pacific search today for Amelia Earhart, after a meteor was mistaken for flares from her missing plane. The long-searching Coast Guard cutter Itasca, which encountered the lights that proved to be meteors, advised Washington at 12:54-11:54 a.m. CST that no new information was available on the missing first lady of the air.
A crowd estimated at 5,000 witnessed the display of fireworks last night at the Rock Creek Lake under the auspices of the Elks Club and the Chamber of Commerce. Cars were parked in all the available fields and on the roads as far east as Highway 7. Members of Battery E assisted in traffic control.
Mr. and Mrs. G.R. Leffler, of north of the city, are wondering what has become of their pet lamb named "Oscar" which disappeared last Friday. The lamb, a favorite pet, is 3 months old.
The municipal band, under the baton of Emmett Crabtree, will practice tonight at the senior high school auditorium. A good attendance is urged. The practice is being held preparatory to a concert to be given Friday night at the new Main Street Park Shell.
50 YEARS AGO
The following prices are now in effect:
Car wash $2; lubrication $1.50; tire repair (tubeless) $1.25, (tube type) $1; service call $1.50. -- Fort Scott Motor Co., Inc., 1706 S. Main; Todd's Phillips, 17th and National; Garrett Texaco Service, 601 S. National; Jerry's 66 Service, 501 S. National; Palmer's Sinclair Service, 724 E. Third; Kramer Sinclair Service, 202 S. National; Ashford Standard Service, 101 S. National; Harpster's DX Service, 24 South National; Guilfoyle Skelly Service, 2 N. National; Comstock's Texaco Servicenter, Market and National; Colonial Mobile Service, Highway 54 and 69; Ray Shepherd Motor Co., Inc., 213 Scott Ave.; Bill's Service Station, 501 E. Wall; Reader's Conoco Service, 302 S. National; Perry Sinclair Service, 519 S. National.
Dr. and Mrs. Francis M. Stone announce the engagement of their daughter, Alice Jane, to William Dell Woodburn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Woodburn, Pleasanton. The wedding is planned for Aug. 25 at the Methodist Church.
25 YEARS AGO
Fort Scott City Commissioners will face a crowded agenda at their regular meeting Tuesday. Included are considering action on a petition to reinstate the ban on drinking on public property and designating smoking areas.
The petition to reinstate the ban on drinking on public property was signed by 205 area residents for 11 years, from 1975 to 1986, one week before the Fort Scott High School reunion. Rather than suspending the ban for the three days of the reunion, commissioners voted to permanently repeal the ordinance saying it could be reinstated if problems developed.
There will be a presentation of a municipal service award to Leonard Lee Lemmon, who has worked in the Fort Scott Fire Department for almost 30 years.