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Unofficial tourism director

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

100 YEARS AGO

(1912)

The quickest divorce that has ever been pulled off in this county was granted last night by Judge Cannon. The applicant, a young man, was present and said his wife had deserted him and that he wanted a divorce upon that ground. It was granted in less than three minutes after the man was put on the stand.

J.S. Stoner has the contract for the remodeling of the Margrave Street school building and the erection of an addition to the structure. He is to remove a number of outbuildings that stood where the addition is to be erected.

75 YEARS AGO

(1937)

The county commissioners, sitting as a county board of social welfare under the chairmanship of Don Campbell, signed the first checks to be issued by them under the new Social Security program for old age assistance and aid for dependent children. There were 34 checks altogether, 31 for old age assistance and three for the aid of 11 dependent children in three families.

Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Hinderliter, of Fall River, Kan., will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary at the home of their son, Ray Hinderliter, of East of Fulton, Sept. 26. Sarah Jane Wheeler and W.B. Hinderliter were married Sept. 29, 1866, near Smithville, Ill. They bought a farm near Hume, Mo., in 1903. In 1910 they traded for a farm 4 1/2 miles east of Fulton, known as the Piper ranch. In 1914 they moved to Madison, Kan.

Alvin E. Ruddick, furniture dealer here, addressed the Fort Scott High School economics class. His topic was consumer advertising and business management.

Don Miller, Fort Scott Middle School teacher who doubles as director of tourism at the center, says people who visit are impressed. "People like the fact that it is not a tourist trap."

Fort Scott is putting its best foot forward.

50 YEARS AGO

(1962)

Photo caption: "Shown as they began a tour of Hawaii and its islands are Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Hurst, 506 Sunset Drive. At Honolulu, the Hursts visited a former Fort Scott resident, Mark Pinkston, who is connected with the Honolulu newspapers which have merged."

Kiwanis International has elected Forrest E. Short Jr. as lieutenant governor of the Kansas District. Short is the president of the Fort Scott Chapter. Attending the convention with Short were Louis Schmidt, vice president of the Fort Scott chapter, and Delbert Schilling.

SPECIAL -- Half a fried chicken served with French fries, salad, homemade bread and butter, $1. -- Lockwood Steak House. Adv.

MARMATON (By Mrs. Oriole Mulanax) -- Four inches of rain were received in this vicinity the past week.

Livestock sales have been unusually heavy today, according to Glen Nightingale, president of the Southeast Sales Co., who said the run on swine this morning will be duplicated this afternoon with beef.

25 YEARS AGO

(1987)

Ann O'Bryan, 17, senior grand champion in the Bourbon County 4-H Fashion Revue July 22 was named Kansas grand champion at the Kansas State Fair.

Twelve Month Certificate of Deposit 7.0 percent.--Farmers State Bank, Blue Mound. The bank that's on the move.

Tributes to the Chamber of Commerce:

"The Chamber not only works for economic development, it recognizes the significance of our local businesses and industries."--Ward/Kraft, Fort Scott.

"The Chamber through a structure of positive goals has worked to achieve growth in our business and trade areas." -- Gary Cullor, Cullor Limestone Inc.

There will be an ice cream social in celebration of the successful Dollars-for-Scholars fund drive at Fort Scott Community College. The fund reached $250,000 and received grant funds to match that amount.