100 YEARS AGO
The high school students are showing more enthusiasm and spirit this year than they have managed in several years. Basketball games will be played this winter and a literary contest will be held sometime prior to the Iola contest. In the spring, an old- fashioned track meet will be held to place the boys in good enough physical condition to enter the Southeastern Kansas meet.
One new case of meningitis and one new case of infantile paralysis are reported from the vicinity of Arcadia. Several cases of infantile paralysis and meningitis have been reported from the vicinity of Garland and Arcadia in the past few months.
The rain of last night, which according to the instruments in the keeping of Government Observer Shaver, amounted to 1 3/4 inches. It was one of the best that has fallen over Bourbon County for a number of months past, and was of material benefit to all. It was sufficient to soak the ground up good for a number of inches down and will greatly relieve the impending water shortage, which would have been serious, especially to stock raisers, had the winter set in dry. Reports from all directions indicate that the rainfall was general and that it had greatly relieved conditions all over this part of Kansas, as rivers were at a very low stage and a serious water famine was threatened.
75 YEARS AGO
HIATTVILLE -- A burglar or burglars early this morning robbed the Hiattville Post Office of loot of undetermined value after blowing an outer and inner door from the office safe. Articles of value contained in the safe included an unknown sum of money, money orders, several checks and a considerable number of pennies.
Undersheriff Alva Crays was called to the scene immediately upon the robbery being discovered this morning by the postmistress, Mrs. Nell Long, when she opened the office for the day.
A number of residents of Hiattville heard the blasts about 1 o' clock this morning, but nobody became suspicious, several attributing it to the backfire of a gasoline motor. Entrance to the post office building was gained by prying on the door with a pinch bar.
Officers wondered today if there was any connection between the Hittville robbery and the theft last night of a car belonging to a man by the name of Cox, a resident of Linn County. A car, a 1933 Chevrolet coach bearing 1937 license tag 49-701, was stolen last night from between Fourth and Fifth streets on Burke Street, according to a report made by Sheriff Tom Amer of Linn County, who notified officers here.
50 YEARS AGO
Five of nine school districts north of Fort Scott favored consolidation in balloting last night at their respective schools. Favoring consolidation were Independence District No 85, Crescent No. 102, Humboldt No. 52, Devon No. 106, and Bunker Hill No. 51. Voting against the proposal were Center No. 68, Maple Grove No. 69, West Liberty No 6, Hammond No. 104, Fulton No. 27 and Harding did not vote.
Undefeated and united, the Fort Scott Junior College Greyhounds meet the Independence Pirates Friday in the annual Homecoming game at Frary Field that should rank with any football game in the nation for talent and color. Fort Scott is currently ranked ninth in the nation by J.C. Grid-Wire of California, a national publication, and Independence is ranked 15th.
Lee Cover, of Ray Shepherd Motors, Fort Scott, has earned a Master's Salesman Award for a outstanding salesmen at Lincoln-Mercury dealerships.
Fort Scott Hairdressers attending the Wheat Belt Trade and Beauty Show in Wichita included Fritz Graff, La Donna Warren, Leland Harness, Gertrude Blevins, Margaret Huff, Forrestine Jones, Nora Runyon, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Johnson, Alice Pierce and Grace Ann French.
25 YEARS AGO