100 YEARS AGO
After Tuesday, the Fort Scott Brick Co. will be at home in their new office in the rooms formerly occupied by the Bank of Fort Scott on Wall Street. The Brick Company will have a very handsome uptown office which will greatly facilitate their business transactions.
The Loose End Sale, which the Glaze & Lewis store will open tomorrow, promises to be one of the biggest sales in the history of the store. Goods from all departments will be offered at prices made fit the pocketbook of the customers, not the ones of the owners. Tomorrow morning, dress patterns will be given away as advertised. In the afternoon, goods will be thrown from the top of the store and what ever a person catches is his for keeps.
75 YEARS AGO
The new municipal band of 29 pieces in its first concert at the park shell at the South Main Street Park last night performed surprisingly well and the large crowd in attendance was well entertained. The acoustics of the shell were found to be more than satisfactory as the music could be heard as well south as far as Eighth Street as it could from the seats in front of the shell. A number who preferred to sit south of the swimming pool found that they could hear the music as well as could be desired.
A project was launched this week at Uniontown for the improvement of the park in that town's public square. The actual work has been assigned to the NYA, three youths from Uniontown, three from Redfield and four from Fort Scott being employed. The work includes construction of a tennis court and horseshoe court, work on the repairs to the bandstand and fence.
50 YEARS AGO
(July 7) -- Arrival of three new doctors in Fort Scott has been announced by the Newman-Young Clinic and Mercy Hospital.
Dr. James T. Good is associated with Mercy Hospital as director of the new pathological laboratories which are being set up at the hospital. The laboratories will be available for "on-the-spot" diagnosis by Dr. Good.
Associating with the Newman-Young Clinic are Dr. John Benage, obstetrician and gynecology specialist, and Dr. Dean Gettler, general surgeon. Dr. Good specialized in and practiced internal medicine for eight years in Springfield. The past three years he has had special training in pathology at the University of Kansas Medical Center and Menorah Medical Center, Kansas City.
Dr. Benage, native of Pittsburg, graduated from Kansas University Medical School at Lawrence. He interned one year at St. Margaret's Hospital in Kansas City. In 1959 he began a three years' residency specializing in obstetrics and gynecology at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City.
City Commissioners approved building permits for Curtis Shankel, a new residence at 1711 S. Eddy; Foodtown, for expanding the present store; and Harvey Chambers, 1518 E. Wall, for building a patio.
25 YEARS AGO
City Commissioner Claude Norris, a former mayor and the leading vote-getter in the 1985 commission race, resigned at the close of the July 7 meeting. Norris said he had been elected Grand Master of the Kansas Masons and felt he would not have time for both jobs.
"I have thoroughly enjoyed the years spent on the commission," Norris said.
Norris, who owns Norris Heating and Air Conditioning, said he was pleased with the new commissioners, Nancy Maze and Joe Beckham, who were elected in April.
Lisa Epps, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Epps, has been selected to represent Kansas for the 1987 School Honors Research Program at the National Synchrotron Light Source, Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, N.Y.