100 YEARS AGO
The voters of Bourbon County yesterday divided the county offices almost as evenly as they could be parceled out.
The Democrats were given seven of the most important offices and the Republicans were given nine, including those of lesser importance, George Cowan leads all candidates with a majority that will exceed 900. W.F. Jackson is second with a majority that will probably exceed 600. Fred Schwartz, for county clerk, has the third largest majority, his lead being 374, with some precincts to report. Jonathan Davis is a close fourth, with a majority of 341 for state senator, with several precincts to report that may put him in third place. C.F. Louderback lost his race for county treasurer by the vote in the First Ward of this city. His opponent, Henry Drum, carried that ward by 26.
75 YEARS AGO
Harry W. Fisher will speak tomorrow at noon over station KOAM Pittsburg, during a program devoted to 4-H clubs of Bourbon, Crawford and Cherokee counties in connection with national 4-H Club Week.
DEVON -- Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Johnson recently purchased from the Federal Land Bank the 120 acres of land across the road from their home.
The land was formerly owned by G.A. VanDyke.
The Fort Scott Junior College Greyhounds and the Arkansas City Juco Tigers battled to a 7 to 7 tie on the Ark City gridiron last night in a game that was hard fought from the starting whistle to the final gun. In the first half, Woody Kramer got away for a 40-yard sprint and Harvey Rider ran 20 yards for the Fort Scott touchdown.
Early risers this morning witnessed a real phenomenon remarkable rainbow extending entirely across the western sky from north to south, although there was not a particle of rain here. To make it even more interesting there was a secondary rainbow, although not entirely across the sky, apparently a reflection of the clearer one. Some of those who saw the rainbows remembered the saying: "Rainbow in the morning, sailor's warning."
50 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: "A bit of mirth madness prevails in this scene from "Be Happy -- Go Wacky," junior class play at Hume. Players here are Mike Moore, Barbara Clark, Mary Kay Sheehy and Jerry Hines."
Northwest Scott (By Mrs. Ed Blair) -- A large crowd was present for the program and carnival at Bunker Hill School. Mrs. Edith Peterson received the transistor radio for holding the lucky number. Pie, sandwiches, coffee and soda pop were sold.
Photo caption -- "This large brownish-red boulder marks the grave of 'Old Ironquill,' Eugene Fitch Ware. The soldier, statesman, lawyer and author was buried in 1911 in the U.S. National Cemetery No. 1." -- Tribune photo
Notice: We are paying top prices for pecans and walnuts. -- Wall Street Feed & Produce, 215 E. Wall St.
25 YEARS AGO
About 1,450 Christmas checks worth a total of about $6,500 will be mailed out to some bank customers Saturday -- ones who planned ahead for the holiday spending. Local bank officials say the huge Fort Scott holiday savings, if spent here, is sure to boost the local economy.
Tex Crutcher, Citizens National Bank president, said he is sure the savings will benefit the local economy. "That is really what they put it aside for -- Christmas shopping, he said.
Bill Thompson, City State Bank president, said the amount of the savings actually spent on Christmas will help the local economy, if it stays in Fort Scott."
Steve Buerge, president of Security State Bank, said the Christmas Club savings checks usually help out Fort Scott's economy during the holidays.