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Old school memories

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

100 YEARS AGO

(1912)

This morning's Missouri Pacific passenger train 409 carried over 100 passengers for the Uniontown Fair. The local freight at noon carried 150 and the afternoon train carried its share of trade and there were many automobiles driven over. So Fort Scott Day was in every way a big success. The Missouri Pacific's accommodations were better today than usual, although some people had to ride in a calaboose.

There are more cases of typhoid in the city at the present time than has been for a great while. It is not known whether it comes from the water or not, but it is thought that as the river is so low and he water is so sluggish that it may come from that. There are so many cases that the health officers cannot keep a record of them and as they are not quarantined cases a record is not necessary. Doctors are advising the people to boil their water and be careful what they eat.

75 YEARS AGO

(1937)

When the old Ivy schoolhouse on the east side was torn down last month, memories of 50 years ago surged back to one Fort Scott woman and her childhood when she attended the first classes when it was constructed. She is Mrs. J.H. Brown, East Oak Street, who has lived in this city for 57 years . She remembers Ivy School as an important part of the city's growing public school system.

In the period when the school was new there were some other new school buildings in which the city took pride, too. The old Central School at the present site of the new Central School and junior high was a fairly new building then. So was the Main Street School and the Eddy, the Wilson and Bell and the Margrave schools. The Main Street School is the only one remaining. They had endured more than the allotted span for the kind of structures they were.

50 YEARS AGO

(1962)

Photo caption: "Two police officers and two firemen are awarded pins for 10 years' service by Mayor William Rardin. They are Floyd McCarty and Ambrose Kite, policemen; Frank Mabery and Hurchel Duncan, of the fire department. Fire Chief Reed Hildreth, who wears a 40-year diamond studded pin, attended the presentation of awards." -- Tribune photo

The National Education Association elected officers: President, Melissa McCoy; vice president, Margaret Flanner; secretary, Pat Blair; treasurer; Linda Shull; Student Council representative, Susan Golladay. Sharon Harlan was elected homecoming queen candidate.

Mrs. Billie Wood was host to the Tri-State Ceramic Association workshop held at the Wood's Ceramic Shop.

Mrs. Livian Rogers and Keitha Bohlander attended the fall workshop of American Association of University Women, held on the campus of Washburn University in Topeka.

Frank Doherty had as plane passengers for Wichita this morning three nuns of St. Mary's School: Sister Mary Carlotta, principal; Sister Mary Ursala and Sister Mary Frances, who will attend a school convention.

25 YEARS AGO

(1987)

Photo caption: "The 1987 Uniontown High School Homecoming candidates and their escorts include Lisa Murrow and Marty Harmon; Shanda Shepard and Jeff Daly; Janet Dennis and David Farra; Crysal Hall and Danny Cambers; and Jenny George and Brian Pool. The queen will be crowned Friday when the Eagles meet the Burlington Wildcats." -- Photo by Samantha Christy

A Kansas City company today took over the operation of Hinkley Beverage of Fort Scott and began converting the bottling plant at 2500 Liberty Road into a warehouse. Seventeen workers have been laid off so far, a spokesman said, and more are expected.

Nell Dikeman
Memories spring eternal ...