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Godfrey joins District 9

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

100 YEARS AGO

(1912)

Col. W.A. Cormany went to Springfield today to adjust a fire loss that occurred there.

Jonathan Davis came in yesterday from his home near Bronson and went up to the West Liberty this morning to attend the candidates' picnic held there today. Mr. Davis will return to this city this evening. He is much encouraged in his race for the state Senate by the support that has been pledged to him.

A blowout last Friday probably saved the reputation of the Fort Scott tennis club. A team composed of three players was to have motored down from Prescott, but the blowout forced the automobile to be returned to the garage and by the time it was repaired it was too late to start. The Prescott team has assured the manager of the Fort Scott club there will be no blowout tomorrow.

75 YEARS AGO

(1937)

Work is to be resumed soon on the WPA improvements on the Carol Plaza after a suspension of about three months. Assurance is contained in a letter received this morning by City Commissioner Freeman Martin from the district office of the WPA in Chant. Approval is made, with slight changes, of plans for a supplementary work project on the Plaza to cost a total of $15,000 and to provide work for 51 men for four months. Much work has already been done, but it was necessary to suspend work on the project three months ago because the money appropriated for the work had become exhausted.

The car title application business at the courthouse has slowed down greatly. A total of only seven applications for new titles were made yesterday, and four of those applicants also secured license tags, which they could not get without first getting titles. There were also two applications for transfers of title.

50 YEARS AGO

(1962)

Fort Scott businessmen and their employees will attempt to present a carnival atmosphere tomorrow during the sidewalk bazaar, an event which in the past has been successful in drawing shoppers. Merchants will be competing for a trophy. Robert Galvin is chairman.

Patrons of Godfrey School District No. 80 voted to annex to the school district recently formed south of Fort Scott. Godfrey became the 11th district to join District 9 which is now making plans for construction of a new school building. Patrons of Pawnee voted down the same proposal.

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Paddock, 902 Heylman, entertained with a party Saturday honoring their daughter, Karen, who is 2 years old.

"We have been keeping a very busy schedule in meeting young farmer groups in Scotland and England and will leave for Paris this evening," says the postcard message received by The Tribune from three Future Farmer of America boys of Bourbon County who are touring Europe this summer. The boys are Mike Dikeman, Earl Carter and Dale Niemeir.

25 YEARS AGO

(1987)

Photo caption: "Jeff Chaplin, 10, and Richie Farmer, 8, won stereos by selling the most advance tickets to the Bourbon County Fair. Jeff sold $140 worth of tickets and Richie sold $132. The prizes were presented by Mary Ann French, secretary-treasurer of the fair."

Shelly Sparks recently received her wings from American Airlines, Dallas, upon completion of flight attendant training. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Sparks, she will be based at La Guardia Airport, New York City. She is a 1983 graduate of Fort Scott High School and a graduate of Pittsburg State University.

Photo caption: "Dacia Fox smiles broadly as she models her entry in the adventures in clothing category at the 4-H Fashion Revue. Lisa Jackson, a junior division grand champion, models her entry at the Bourbon County Fair."

Nell Dikeman
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