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Bandit fires a shot

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

100 YEARS AGO

(1912)

Hundreds of people are expected to go to Fulton tomorrow to be present at the fair on the one the big day. There will be exhibits of fine livestock tomorrow, that being the day for the horse show. The floral hall, poultry and other exhibits and the many forms of entertainment were great attractions today and will be tomorrow. Many will go from here in autos and on the Frisco trains morning and afternoon. The Fulton Fair Association takes this means to extend a hearty invitation to all Fort Scott people.

Herman Woolsey, the enterprising young dealer who sells phonographs of all varieties, has added a soundproof record room in the rear of the store so that all prospective customers will not be bothered by the other noises. Mr. Woolsey has developed an extensive business in this line.

75 YEARS AGO

(1937)

An unidentified bandit fired a shot from a revolver at Alva Pellett last night about 9 o'clock at the Pellett Filling Station on U.S. Highway No. 69 about seven miles south of here when Pellett failed to obey a command to hand over his money. But the bullet missed its mark and the filling station man was uninjured. The car was seen going south without further demand for loot. Pellett said there were two men in the car, but he was unable to give a description of either of them. The car was a coupe, but it was so covered with dust or dried mud that he was unable to distinguish the numbers on the license plate.

The fire department was called to the home of Roscoe Campbell, 624 Heylman St., last night to perform a job quite unusual to firefighters. Mr. Campbell dropped his bunch of keys in a cistern. The late rains had filled the cistern to eight of feet of water. Several methods were used to fish out the keys before it was decided to put the pumper system to work. Almost all eight of feet of water was pumped out before the keys were found.

50 YEARS AGO

(1962)

Mrs. Bernice Bruce, 1701 E. Wall, has completed a nurse's training course at Topeka School of Practical Nursing. She has accepted a government appointment at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Topeka.

Four Fort Scott young men attending the University of Kansas have been pledged to fraternities. George William Frick, 302 Sunset Drive, has been pledged by Phi Delta Theta; John H. Campbell, 310 Circle Drive, by Phi Kappa Psi; John Phillip Hammons, 1310 Marblecrest Drive, Sigma Chi; and Shannon Michael McAillen, 1320 Horton St., by Sigma Nu.

Mrs. T.M. Givens, 1115 S. Judson St., entertained her bridge club at her home this morning with a coffee for her daughter, Mrs. George (Edna) Cheatham, Calgary Alberta, Canada.

New officers of the Fort Scott Hairdressers Association are Fritz Graff, Hazel Ewing, Erma Clayton, LaDonna Warren, Margaret Huff and Grace Ann French.

25 YEARS AGO

(1987)

Photo caption: "The bricks on Broadway Street went under a layer of asphalt as residents of that street got a long-awaited overlay. In December of 1986 residents of Broadway signed a petition requesting the overlay."

School day memorabilia and reminiscing marked the September meeting of the ONO Club (Our Night Out). Kathryn Morrison showed her pocket folding cup she had as a student at Pawnee School. Lorena Muntzert passed around her second grade picture taken at Dry Ridge. Della Morrow talked about the one-room school at Fairview, near Pleasanton, where she attended the first eight grades. Carrying water a quarter-mile for school use was a daily chore for the pupils attending Bunker Hill School, remembered Godly Soberly.

Nell Dikeman
Memories spring eternal ...