100 YEARS AGO
There are a few fishermen in the city who are sportsmen enough to go to the trouble of seining the rivers with a large mesh seine in an effort to get the carp out. The carp kill good fish. All of the game fish caught in the seine were thrown back in the stream and then the men went after them with hook and line.
Many automobiles have been driven down to Arcadia this afternoon by local motorists. Among those who toured were Jerry Turley, Dr. Lesher, Herb Conine, Dr. Jarrett, Frank Tallman and Charles Hulett. The roads are in good condition and the trip was made in good time by all the machines.
Last night was the worst night of summer for bugs and crickets. When merchants opened their doors this morning they found thousands of crickets lying in the doorways and on the sidewalks.
75 YEARS AGO
HIATTVILLE -- There was a large crowd at homecoming this year than ever before. People were present from Uniontown, Redfield, Hepler, Fort Scott, Pawnee, Garland, St. Paul, Walnut and Kansas City. The crowd was called together at 1 o'clock for dinner. A talk of reminiscing was given by Ernest Blincoe, who also gave a brief history of Hiattville telling that John Hartnett was the first white child born there and Mrs. Mack Chambers and Will Dunn were the oldest settlers in Bourbon County. Both came in 1867.
When the heat gets you down, try our hot weather lunches. When the thermometer registers in the upper nineties and your resistance is low -- that's the time you will welcome the hot weather lunches served at Fort Scott Drug Co., 103 S. Main St. We feature delightfully delicious toasted sandwiches, malted milks, sodas any flavor, fresh limeade, fresh orangeade.
A prize winner limerick by Beuna Warren:
"The man who has faith in his town,
Can be sure he will not be let down.
And his wife won't tease,
If only he'll please,
Let Woodards clean her best gown."
50 YEARS AGO
Miss Judy Hammons, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Hammons of Mapleton, recently returned from a tour of Holland, Germany, England, Austria, Italy, France, Greece, Israel, Cyprus and the Island of Rhodes. The trip was offered to U.S. college students by the University of Munich, in Germany, in an effort to bring about better understanding between the people of Europe and the United States. Miss Hammons is a graduate of Fort Scott High School, class of 1958, and spent one year at Fort Scott Junior College. She graduated from Kansas State University in 1962.
Photo caption: "Hula- Hoop jumping is one of the tricks Tammy, a toy fox terrier, learned from her owner Cheryl Maberry, who is taking a dog project in Scotty 4 -H Club. Cheryl is also teaching Tammy to walk on her hind legs. She will parade at the dog show at the fair."
25 YEARS AGO
Many people give blood, but few give like Earl Dosstter, of 313 Jefferson. He received a plaque today for donating 15 gallons of blood over a period of 40 years to the Red Cross Bloodmobile. Dosstter is an audit examiner at American States Insurance. Bloodmobile co-chairman Becky Weddle said, "I think giving 15 gallons of blood is a real sacrifice." Dosstter is the top donor in Bourbon County. Dosstter donated the first unit toward his 16th gallon of blood Wednesday, and he said he plans to continue giving as long as he is able.
An old-time buggy ride was a highlight of Eula Blair's 94th birthday on July 29. She was accompanied by her daughter, Mary E. Stoughton, of Mapleton, and another daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Phil Nethercott, Tulsa, Okla. Others included grandchildren and great-grandchildren.