100 YEARS AGO
Last evening as C.A. Lager and wife and four children were returning from the Arcadia picnic, an automobile driven by some Fort Scott people passed them at a high rate of speed and the team Mr. Lager was driving became frightened and ran away, throwing all the occupants out along the roadside. Dr. McLemore was called out from the city. Mrs. Lager seems to be the most seriously hurt. Her trouble appears to be in the spine. Mr. Lager suffered a cut in the head. A son, Charles, suffered a broken ankle.
Unless a change is made at the Arcadia picnic, it is probable that it will never again draw the crowd that it has this year. A number who have been returning say it is impossible to secure a meal at Arcadia this week for less than a half-dollar and that beds have been in demand at $1 each. Arcadia has not the accommodations for so large a number of people. Residents there have taken advantage of the occasion to hold up those who have been compelled to pay the prices.
75 YEARS AGO
Clouds and a stiff breeze out of the north during the noon hour today prevented a new summer heat record for Fort Scott. At 12 o'clock the government thermometer had reached 103, the same mark as yesterday. At 12:45 it had dropped to 99. The day opened hot and sultry after an unusually warm night that sent many residents into their yards to sleep. The mercury never got below 73 during the night. The mercury ascended to 103 in Fort Scott yesterday to equal the summer's high mark recorded on July 4 and 5.
The Northeast Scott 4-H Club held a successful tour starting at the home of James Linville who showed a fine Jersey calf. At the Reed home, the group surveyed Ralph's careful cultivation. Irene displayed several garments which she had made with great care, including a wool suit.
50 YEARS AGO
Short of loans for back to school? Come see us at Atkins Insurance and Loans. -- Money Dial BA3-0701
Photo caption: "This Hereford steer, owned by Kathy Johnson of Drywood 4-H Club, was judged Grand Champion 4-H Baby Beef animal at the county fairgrounds. Miss Johnson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Johnson, Garland. -- Tribune Photo caption: "A contingent of Fort Scott link masters are preparing for an assault on the Twin Hills Country Club course in Joplin beginning tomorrow. Kenny Smith, Bill Sailors, Bob Coyan, Bill Bloomfield, Dr. Herbert Crane and Forrest (Skip) Short will tee off at intervals.
Northwest Scott (By Mrs. Ed Blair) -- Another good rain measuring 1.20 inches fell in this vicinity Saturday night.
Photo caption: "A real competitor from Redfield, Joyce Martin, age 3, rode Bingo like a professional in the Community Center Horse Show." -- Tribune photo
25 YEARS AGO
Downtown Fort Scott Project, 20 1/2 E. Wall, welcomes the following new business in the Downtown Area: Medical Dispensing, 23 West First Street; Vic's Boots, 114 E. Wall St.; Freed Photography and Printing, 10 N. Main St. Coming soon: Franz & Co., 16 N. Main St.
The First United Methodist Church was the scene June 20 for the marriage of Christine Louise Kivett, daughter of Howard and Dorothy Kivett, Route 5, and Bradley Dean Kerr, son of Ronald and Norma Kerr, Kansas City, Kan. The bride is a graduate of Fort Scott High School and received her BS degree in bakery science from Kansas State University and her master's degree in cereal chemistry from K-State. The bridegroom is a graduate in environmental engineering technology from K-State.