100 YEARS AGO
Joe Heylman, a grandson of the pioneer resident of this city, after whom Heylman Street is named, arrived here today to take a position as country reporter on the Tribune-Monitor. The paper is to make a special effort to keep up on the little and big happenings of interest that occur in the country and the small towns around this city. Mr. Heylman has been assigned to this work. This paper wants all the news on the day of its happening. A live correspondent will be established in every town and community, and will work under the direction of Mr. Heylman. No necessary expenses or pains will be spared to get the news of Fort Scott's neighborhood in Bourbon and western Vernon counties, and get it on the day that it happens. Any assistance shown Mr. Heylman will be appreciated. He has been employed recently in feature and assignment work on the Kansas City Times.
75 YEARS AGO
Willard Nichols, instructor in vocal music at the junior college and senior high school, has returned from Northwestern University, where he spent the summer taking courses and is getting his school choruses organized. Already the classes are filled to capacity with more than 200 having enrolled. Mr. Nichols is planning to give an opera this fall and of course he will produce the oratorio "The Holy City" as heretofore. It is expected the junior college choruses will make several trips to nearby cities. The high school choruses have been consistent winners at the annual interstate music contests at Pittsburg.
Miss Lucille Porter, a new teacher, will have charge of vocal music at the junior high school, taking the schedule of Miss Alta Cowen. The study of music in the public schools is required of all pupils in and above the seventh grade. Those showing especial interest are organized into glee clubs which appear publicly at intervals, putting on at least one operetta and a special Christmas program.
50 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: "When the Bloodmobile comes here this week, Hugh Blevins, 902 S. Judson, expects to give his 34th pint. County Blood Chairman W.V. Clayburn said Blevins' total is the highest in Bourbon County." -- Tribune photo
Mercy Hospital presented volunteer service awards as follows: Janet Marshall, 500 hours; Mrs. Gene DuVall and Mrs. Livian Rogers, gold pins denoting 150 hours of service; blue stripe for 50 hours, Lydia Peele and Carlene Mullens.
Photo caption: "Located upon a hilltop in southeast Fort Scott this new building will soon house students of the Fort Scott Bible School. Groundbreaking for the 11,000-square-foot structure was held Dec. 7 last year." -- Tribune Photo
Safeway: Thompson seedless grapes or Flame Tokay, your choice, 2 lbs. for 29 cents; Jonathan apples, 4 lbs. for 49 cents; large size Kansas cantaloupe, 2 for 30 cents; large ears sweetcorn, 5 ears for 29 cents; Colorado peaches, full bushel $3.89.
25 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: "Fort Scott High School junior Christa Farmer teamed with senior Jennifer Powell for five straight wins and the No. 1 doubles championship in the Tigers' season opening invitational tennis tournament played on local courts. The Tigers took the team championship, also grabbing firsts in No. 2 singles and doubles and a third in No. 1 singles." -- Photo by Bob Weems
Photo caption: "Raymond Loar, Mapleton, picked from his garden this 6 1/2 pound beet and said it is the biggest beet he has ever grown. Loar and his wife, Miriam, have raised beets for many years, but he doesn't have a clue why this one grew so big." -- Tribune photo