100 YEARS AGO
Farmers were jubilant again today as a rain, just the kind that is needed for growing crops, was falling this morning. While there was but a slight precipitation here, it was much larger elsewhere and over much of the county the rain was a heavy one. Farmers in from the north and west this morning report good rains during the night. The same was true of the Hiattville neighborhood.
An inch and a half of rain at Prescott, a good rain at Fulton and a fine shower of an hour or so at Bronson this morning made those communities feel much better about the crop situation.
The Call flying machine from Girard passed through Fort Scott yesterday afternoon en route from Kansas City where it had been for a trial trip, back to the factory at Girard. The machine has been in the course of construction for a number of years past but has never been successful.
Railroad men have been complaining to police about a gang of grown men who swim near the slaughter house. The men, so it seems, take delight in exposing themselves when the trains go by.
75 YEARS AGO
John Wimmer, son of Frank Wimmer of Fulton, who has held the position of teacher of mathematics and history at the Uniontown High School, was in Fort Scott yesterday. He has just been promoted to the position of superintendent of the Uniontown school to succeed G.O. McCain, who was recently employed as printing instructor at Fort Scott Junior High School. Robert Morrison, who has a been teaching in the Pawnee school, will take the position vacated by Mr. Wimmer at Uniontown. It is not known here who will take Mr. Morrison's place at Pawnee.
With an unusually excellent program of chorus work, memory recitals and a pageant given last night in the auditorium at Eugene Ware School, the union Bible School which has been conducted by the Church of God and the United Brethren and Nazarene churches for three weeks at the Ware school, was concluded. Total enrollment was 166.
Four sets of twins kept the teachers busy distinguishing their pupils. They were Roberta and Alberta Taylor, Ellen and Esther Bradshaw, Leta and Lilas Lewis and the Delaney twins. Mrs. Helen Keplinger was dean of the school.
50 YEARS AGO
The whole family enjoys eating out at George's 69 Cafe, 1707 S. National Ave. Our delicious steaks and golden brown chicken just melt in your mouth: 16-oz. sirloin, French Fries, Salad, $1.05; chicken, potatoes, salad, 75 cents and $1; luscious hot cakes and sausage, 50 cents. Having a party? Call ahead and we'll have it ready -- whole golden brown chicken boxed to carry out, $1.25. Call ahead and we'll have it ready! Call BA3-9740.
FREE R.C. Cola and candy bars will be given away on Friday night, July 27th, at the Fort Scott Roller Rink, Oak Street and National Avenue. Open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights.
Dairy Queen Special -- hard pack or freezer fresh, 1/2 gallon 78 cents. Fort Scott has the only 'new look' DQ store in Kansas.
When the Farmers Co-Op holds open house here Saturday, its members will be looking back upon 10 years of progress which has resulted in a new warehouse, elevator and service station. The Co-op was organized in 1952 and started with a small station and bulk petroleum facility on Humboldt Avenue. The initial investment was about $10,000.
Foodtown is the champion of city recreation softball league. Team members are Jim Peters, Bob Johnson, Art Farmer, Jim Allen, Tex Crutcher, Keith Malone, Frank Odell, Gabe Davenport Lawrence Bolling, Mark Gordon, Bill Mosley and Shorty Cox." -- Tribune photo
25 YEARS AGO