100 YEARS AGO
FULTON -- A little snow followed by moderately heavy rain visited this vicinity last week. In spite of the weather a crowd of young folks enjoyed a Halloween party Thursday night at the home of Miss Ruth Cloninger. Halloween games were played and refreshments were served. Present were the Misses Neva Dexter, Pauline Faller, Opal Harrison, Fran Stauffer, Pearl Oldham and Lucile Simpson; Messrs. Milton Commons, Mack Beckford, Paul Gorman, Elijah Street and Harry Faller.
Contending that the ordinance passed at a recent meeting of the council increasing the salary of city treasurer from $25 per month under the old system to $75 under the new system of keeping the finances of the city, the Socialist members of the council last night refused to vote for the appropriation ordinance, allowing the treasurer the increased amount. As it was finally passed the treasurer was allowed only $25, the amount of the old salary. What action will now be taken has not been stated.
75 YEARS AGO
Clark Gable, Myrna Loy and William Powell bring back the outstanding picture of their careers, "Manhattan Meloldrama," to the Empress Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
A family of four children, who had not seen each other for 21 years, and who had little, if any remembrance of what their brothers and sister looked like, have just been reunited in Fort Scott. There probably will be a Thanksgiving dinner celebration. The plan tomorrow was only tentative, but may be more definite after one of the four concerned, Donald Anderson and his wife, of east of Fort Scott, dine tomorrow with his newly-discovered sister, Mrs. Albert Bright, of 132 McCleverty St. The other two members of the newly-reunited family are George M. Carlson, an employee of a cement plant at Chanute, and Francis M. Johnson, who lives on a farm near Girard. As the difference in the names of the male members of the family indicates, they have all taken the names of their foster parents.
50 YEARS AGO
Petitions to withdraw from the newly-consolidated rural school District No. 9, south and east of Fort Scott, have been denied patrons of five former districts by County Superintendent Eva Krull. The districts seeking withdrawal from the newly-consolidated district were York No. 86, Godfrey No. 80, Gish No. 13, Buck Run No. 35 and Custard No. 34. The withdrawal petitions were filed with the county superintendent following the selection of a school site 3 1/2 miles southeast of Fort Scott as the location of the planned district school.
The parking lot on Scott Avenue should be completed in two or three weeks. Commissioner A.W. Dickerson said this morning the retaining wall has been completed. Gravel will be poured on the lot within a few days. An asphalt coating is planned later. The lot will park 40 to 60 cars.
25 YEARS AGO
Danny Meara, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Meara, has been selected as the Fort Scott High School representative to the Kansas Hugh O'Bryan Youth Foundation Leadership Seminar. John VanSickle has been selected alternate. The statewide seminar is held annually and an outstanding sophomore from each school is eligible to attend.
Leader Barbara Albright reported on the ecology project at the Southeast Scott 4-H Club meeting. Two trash barrels have been placed at the soccer fields at Fort Scott Community College.
Now taking reservations for Christmas parties. -- Bright's Grill and Shakes.
Mistwood Aviation Inc., located at the Fort Scott Airport, is celebrating its first month in Fort Scott by having open house today. The new business which is open seven days a week, offers flight training, an official air carrier charter service.