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Hiattville homecoming

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

100 YEARS AGO

(1912)

The Fort Scott Band will leave early tomorrow morning for West Liberty where they are to play at the candidates' picnic. Many of the candidates and others expect to go early to beat the heat of the day. There is an excellent grove at West Liberty in which the picnic will be given and shade for all who will be present.

Robert Einhellig, with his wife and family, expect to leave tomorrow for the Osage River where they will spend several days camping and fishing. Mr. Einhellig has been employed at the City Meat Market for the past five years and he is now enjoying his first vacation during this time.

Notice: Bicycles and general repairing. Mowers for sale. Umbrellas repaired. -- Fixit, 203 Market

J.V. Newman made a business trip to Richards.

Silas Huddleston went to Uniontown on business.

75 YEARS AGO

(1937)

BLUE MOUND -- Miss Mabel Morrell, of New York, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Morrell, and other relatives here. Miss Morrel came from New York to Kansas City via airplane. Her parents and Merle Curtiss met her in Kansas City. Miss Morrell was raised on a farm near Blue Mound and is a graduate of Blue Mound High School. She attended art school in Kansas City and is now a successful artist and dress designer in New York.

While going through some old photographs Sam Purkey, of east of the city, who is employed in the Tribune Monitor bindery, ran across a picture of 19 huge bank ledger volumes which he bound in 1910. The volumes measured 14-by-17 inches and are of the type which still remain in use in many banks and legal offices because of their durability.

50 YEARS AGO

(1962)

Hiattville is building up to its big annual homecoming celebration Aug. 5 sponsored by the Hiattville 4-H Club. Since the gala affair falls on Sunday, the sponsors urge everyone to attend the church of his choice before attending the celebration.

The opening event will be the parade which is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. There will be prizes for the best floats, pony hitches, parade horses, pleasure horses and saddle club entries.

The noon hour will feature a free bean feed. A basket dinner also is scheduled in the school house basement and there will be a 4-H concession.

Political candidates will be introduced. Music will be furnished by a grant from the trust funds of the recording industry in cooperation with Local 755 of the American Federation of Musicians, Fort Scott. There will be children's events and square dance competition.

Home made ice cream and cake Friday night by Business and Professional Women Club on Ray Shepherd used car lot, Third Street and Scott Avenue. -- Adv.

Don't forget to file a claim for federal tax refund on gasoline used for agriculture purposes, reminds J.H. Colidge, extension farm management leader at Kansas State University. The tax rate is 4 cents a gallon.

25 YEARS AGO

(1987)

Mt. Zion Baptist Church will honor the Rev. and Mrs. Ed Lee Honeycutt Sunday on the occasion of their 23rd year with the church. The theme is "Wait on the Lord." Guests church will be the Church of God in Christ with Elder John T. Owen preaching.

Photo caption: "The Bourbon County Fair began Monday with the 4-Dog Show. Michelle Durossette's miniature pinscher preferred to walk on two legs during the obedience portion of the dog show. Honors went to Amy Bartelsmeyer's cairn terrier. The merry-go-round appeared to be the most popular ride." -- Photos by John Lechliter

Nell Dikeman
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