100 YEARS AGO
A number of physicians of Fort Scott will go to Pittsburg to attend the meeting of the Southeastern Kansas Medical Society. Dr. Hunter is secretary of the organization and Dr. M.F. Jarrett is treasurer. Doctors from all parts of Southeastern Kansas will be in attendance.
Tomorrow is Ladies Night at the Y.M.C.A. bowling alleys and from the amount of interest that has been taken during the past two weeks there will be a large crowd present. Some of the ladies show promise of developing into good bowlers.
A new concrete sidewalk is being laid from Stotesbury to its schoolhouse, about two blocks from its main street. Several entertainment's took place to raise the money necessary.
75 YEARS AGO
(Sept. 20) Joseph Henry "Joe" Sterling, widely known in the city as a carpenter, and the father of Miss Edith Sterling of The Tribune, died today at Main Street Hospital. He was 66 years old. The Sterling home is at 416 S. Crawford St. Mr. Sterling is survived by his widow, Rosa; a son, R .L. Sterling, of 25th and Main; and another daughter, Mrs. W.D. Watters, 1102 S. Margrave St., wife of W.D. Watters. There are two brothers, George L. Sterling, Neodesha, and Otto C. Sterling, 406 W. Eighth St.; two sisters, Mrs. J.R. Hickman, 601 Wilson, and Mrs. Lucy Seely, 508 S. Main St. Two children are deceased, Wilma Jean Watters and Lela May Sterling.
Mr. Sterling was two years old when he came with his parents to Kansas from Illinois. The family settled near Garland. Mr. Sterling lived in Texas for a while and in 1894 he married Rosa Jane Coffern at Fort Scott. He went into the employ of the Missouri Pacific and then worked the old Ireland and Rollings Planing Mill. Mr. Sterling was widely known in the woodwork trade.
Mr. Sterling devoted much time and effort to the Church of God, where services will be held tomorrow afternoon.
50 YEARS AGO
Pawnee Station -- (By Mrs. R.A. Howard)
Twenty-eight pupils are enrolled in the lower grades at Pawnee School with Mrs. Verna Hoggatt as teacher. Fifteen are enrolled in the upper grades with Mrs. Fern Johnston as teacher. Mrs. Pearl Kellogg and Mrs. Audrey Wise are the cooks. Earl Bailey and Hubert Simpson are bus drivers.
Fort Scott Junior College Student Council held its first regular meeting. Sharon Harlan was elected council secretary. Beverly Thornton was elected treasurer.
B.F. Goodrich Farmers Day observance Sept. 20, 21, 22 -- Free coffee, Coca- Cola and doughnuts. Paul Campbell manager, 18 N. Main St.
Two Bourbon County 4-H members were purple ribbon winners at the state fair in Hutchinson this week. Tommy Sinn, Northeast Scott 4-H Club, received the top rating for his garden products and Nancy Bowers, Uniontown, received top honors for three jars of pickles she had canned.
Save at Procyk in Bronson: Tokay grapes, lb. 10 cents; large head cauliflower, head 25 cents; Nabisco crackers, box 33 cents; Spring Valley Oleo, 2 lbs. 31 cents.
25 YEARS AGO
(Sept. 17) -- UNIONTOWN -- It is not very often one meets someone who lives their entire life in the same state, or better yet, the same county. And it is even more uncommon to meet someone who has lived for a century. But there are exceptions in every rule and Alma Stevenson, a resident of Marmaton Valley Nursing Home here, is one of them. She has lived her entire life in the Bronson area and will celebrate her 100th birthday Tuesday. "I can't imagine I'm that old," Mrs. Stevenson said in a recent interview. "I feel pretty good."