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Stotesbury healthiest town

Thursday, September 20, 2012

100 YEARS AGO

(1912)

It is claimed by the doctors at Stotesbury that it is without a doubt one of most healthful communities in the entire country. One doctor, who has been there 30 years, says that never in that time has there been an epidemic of typhoid or diphtheria, and only one or two slight epidemics of the grippe or pneumonia. At this time there is no sickness.

George Rag, of near Hiattville, is rebuilding his barn which was destroyed two months ago by fire from its being struck by lightning. The barn will be a reproduction of the former building and will be in size 32 by 50 feet.

Hiattville has a new blacksmith shop and a new blacksmith, George Bradburn, who came to that town from Clear Creek, Mo. Mr. Bradburn has built the shop from the ground up and says that he likes Hiattville and has come to stay permanently.

75 YEARS AGO

(1937)

A big public pep meeting to which everybody is invited will be held at the band shell at the Main Street Park tomorrow at 8 p.m. The students of the junior high school are sponsoring the event which is the opening gun for the 1937 football season. The high school band will perform and the cheerleaders are rounding up their forces. The coaches will make talks and introduce team members.

Dormant since the 1936 elections, the Republican party in Bourbon County has suddenly sprung to life and out of the movement to inject vitality into the ranks in the county came the election of Harry W. Fisher as chairman of the central committee. Mr. Fisher was elected to succeed J.A. Stapleton, who resigned to become county welfare director.

Earl Konantz this morning received the following telegraph from AB. Konantz relative to the Commander's Special stopping in Washington are Mr. and Mrs. Konantz are Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Ingham and Lucas Johnson, all of Fort Scott, while en route to the New York Legion Convention.

Funeral services for Frank H. Gunsaullus were held yesterday at the Konantz Chapel. The chapel was filled with friends and relatives. Many persons attended from the Fort Scott School System and the West Liberty vicinity.

50 YEARS AGO

(1962)

Miss Karen Lee Atkins, daughter of Mrs. Lou Atkins of 2 S. Holbrook St., and Miss Donna Faye Reynolds, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. W.R. Reynolds of 741 Wilson, are members of the junior class in nursing education at the University of Kansas, who have enrolled in two years of introduction of the KU Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. The 60 members will be honored in capping ceremonies. Following two years at the Medical Center, they will be awarded bachelor of science degrees in nursing from the University of Kansas.

Catt Community Club resumed fall meetings. The new president, Mrs. Harlan Pellett, presided. In charge of a wiener roast coming up are Mrs. Will Singmaster and Mrs. Cloyd Schoonover. The program is in charge of Mrs. Junior Schoonover and Mrs. Roy Beaman.

Miss Darlene Doherty, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Doherty of 324 S. Eddy St., is enrolled in St. Mary's Hospital School of Radio Technology, Kansas City, studying to be an X-ray technician.

Photo caption: "Tiger lettermen easing off for tonight's game with Independence are Bruder Stapleton, Dick Manley, Larry Young, Tommy Gorman, Earl Wrench, Rodney Stark, David Cummings, Lewis Kalm, Bill Endicott and Jim Chapman." -- Tribune photo

Friday and Saturday were busy days at Maguire's for they were celebrating their 46th year in the food business. Customers registered to be eligible for prizes. More than 2,000 customers attended.

25 YEARS AGO

(1987)

No publication.

Nell Dikeman
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