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Friday, August 31, 2012

100 YEARS AGO

(1912)

The order issued recently from the Post Office Department at Washington, the closing of all of the post offices in the United States on Sunday in all except special delivery departments, will not be put into effect in Fort Scott at this time, according to Post Master Griffith R. Hughes.

The Frisco will handle the Ringling Brothers Circus for much of the time they are playing in this territory during September. It is being dreaded by all the officials of the road over whose territory the special trains will be handled. The handling of the circus for a few days paralyzed the regular business over a road, as much must be given to handling the long circus cars.

An up-to-date chili parlor has been opened at 4 1/2 N. National Ave.

From now on the regular Mexican chili con carne will be served to all lovers of this dish. This is the only place in the state where the genuine Mexican chili is served and it is said to be far superior to the dish made famous by the Americans. Spaghetti and hot tamales also will be served. The place will be a retreat in cold weather.

75 YEARS AGO

(1937)

One bright Fort Scott grade school boy has done some arithmetic work before school has even started and announces the important fact that there are only 37 more weeks before school ends for summer vacation.

County Commissioners Don Campbell, Frank Benedict and C.S. Kelley, County Engineer Hubert McCurley, John Reagan of the engineer's office and J.A. Stapleton, county director of social service, went to Topeka to consult with the state tax commission regarding the issuance of $8,000 in general obligation bonds.

50 YEARS AGO

(1962)

Appointments to a committee to publicize the Nov. 10 commemoration of the 100th anniversary of National Cemetery were announced by Marcel Normand, chairman. Normand is political science instructor at the junior college. Normand's appointments include G.W. Marble, editor of The Tribune; Mrs. Lucile James, junior college drama instructor; Floyd Dotson, Security State Bank president; R.E. Woodrow, guidance director for the Fort Scott schools; P.O. Crawford, National Cemetery superintendent; Marsha Becco and Helen Kay Foster, junior college students.

Amen -- Persons who attend the Old Settlers Picnic at Uniontown might be a little reluctant to enter the event listed on handbills as "The Horseshoe Pitching Contest." The printer left out the word "shoe" after the word "horse."

Army Specialist Marvin Lewis Jr., 24, whose parents live on Route 4, Fort Scott, participated with more than 70,000 Army and Air Force personnel in Exercise Swift Strike II, a two-week U.S. Strike Command maneuver in North and South Carolina. Lewis is a squad leader in Combat Support Company of the 1st Division's 13th Infantry, regularly stationed at Fort Riley. He entered the army in November 1960.

25 YEARS AGO

(1987)

Back to School sale with 75 percent off at the Salvation Army Thrift Store, 213 Scott Ave. Shop for coats, blue jeans, socks, tops, shirts, jumpers, sweaters.

At the meeting of the Fort Scott Garden Club, a sponsor at the Bourbon County Fair, Kenneth Pollock presented the club the prize money he received on his flower entries at the fair. Billie Wood gave the lesson on house plants.

Dennis Fry, a member of the Uniontown FFA chapter, is among five Kansas Future Farmers of America members who have been selected to participate in the 1987 National FFA Band to perform at the national convention in Kansas City in November. The band will be composed of over 100 members from all 50 states.

Nell Dikeman
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