100 YEARS AGO
"Has it ever struck you, said one well known man, "that about the only time people get a good write-up in the paper is when they die or get married?
"When I was married and saw my notice in the paper I swelled around and thought I amounted to more than I at first thought I did. Afterward, I found I was just a bluff and was put in for politeness sake.
"Now I don't see why a wedding notice cannot be put in the paper now and then that does not flatter. For instance, why can't they say something like this: 'Miss Edith Jones was united in marriage last evening to Mr. Frank Splice. The bride is not a very charming girl and cannot cook. She knows nothing whatever of housework. The bridegroom is an up-to-date loafer and never worked a day in his life. After the ceremony, a badly cooked luncheon was served. Mr. and Mrs. Splice will reside at the home of the bride's parents.'"
75 YEARS AGO
Temporary bleachers were being erected at the east side of the municipal park on South Main Street today in preparation for tonight's exhibition match between Gross, city champion, and Kumm, stellar netman of the fast Texas University tennis team. The match, which will be free to the public, is expected to draw a record attendance for such events in this city.
The big Shrine Band from Pittsburg will play a concert at the band shell in the municipal park on South Main Street July 23. The band will be one of a number of out-of-town musical organizations to appear in concerts at the shell during the summer months.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sauer, of Girard, spent Sunday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. Filizola.
50 YEARS AGO
Several special classes for Bourbon County people are expected to add interest to this year's Community Center Tenth Annual Horse Show Aug. 10-11 at the Fairgrounds. Mrs. Jim Mertz, horse show chairman, said nine classes will be presented each night. Entry forms may be obtained from Mrs. Mertz.
Earl Carter, Northeast Scott 4-H Club member and active participant in 4-H and FFA work, has been chosen as a Kansas scholarship winner to attend the American Youth Foundation Camp at Camp Miniwanca, located near Stony Lake, Mich.
Construction of a new bridge to replace the Hornaday span has been approved by the state highway department, according to Gerald Scott, county engineer.
Marmaton (By Oriole Mulinax) -- The community received 1.30 inches in a short time Thursday evening, accompanied by strong winds and an electrical display. Total rainfall that evening and night was 2.10 inches. Little rain was received a few miles away.
25 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: "Pictured is the award-winning Fort Scott High School cheerleading squad. Seniors include Belynda Stewart, Karen Sherrell, Kristin Metcalf and Sue Wheeler. Juniors include Crista Farmer, Kristine Guilfoyle, Becky Hoffman. Shana Beth. Sophomores include Yvonne Jones, Gayla Daugherty, Katricia Sinn, Andi Ames, Pam Hartman and Rachel Reeves. Freshmen include Kristin Mason and DeeAnne Renard. Eight of the members are not pictured."-- Photo by Anna Laudati
Community Christian Church has chosen a new senior minister, the Rev. Kevin Moyers.
Moyers succeeds the Rev. Leon Weece, who left in January to become pastor of Carriage Hill Christian Church, Lawton, Okla.
Moyers and his wife, Cindy, and son, Jonathan, 1, moved to Fort Scott from Tyro, Kan., where he had been associate minister at Tyro Christian Church for seven years.