100 YEARS AGO
Every farmer who comes to Fort Scott to market his produce is much interested in Fort Scott's prospective new lavatory, which the committee appointed by Mayor Brooks will probably decide to locate on Market Square or a site easily accessible to the Square. There has been a need for this improvement for a long time, especially in view that Fort Scott has such a market business as few towns this size can boast. There are many farmers who come to Fort Scott who are inconvenienced for the lack of a lavatory. It will be almost the greatest improvement Fort Scott could have and it will be a token of appreciation of the large amount of business the farmers do in the city.
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Hog cholera is reported among the hogs in the country near Pawn. The disease has been raging for some time and a number of farmers have lost hogs as a result. The disease has not secured the hold, however, that it has in some parts of this section and the farmers are hoping that it will be stamped out in the near future. Sam Graham has lost 19 hogs and has a number of others sick at this time. Fred Branch also has lost a considerable number of hogs.
75 YEARS AGO
The Western Insurance Security Company, the holding company for the Western Fire and the Western Casualty Companies, reported net profit of $213,166 for the first nine months of this year. The figure compares with a net loss of $8,370 reported a year ago.
The Rev. and Mrs. J.A.W. Bays held open house to members of the First Baptist Church Thursday evening at the parsonage, 105 S. Eddy St. The members of the church are very proud of their new minister and his family who have already taken hold of the church work in such fine shape and who are also getting acquainted with Fort Scott and its people.
Free: 3 delicious hamburgers with each sack order of two or more hamburgers. Clip this coupon and present to White Grill, located North Junction of Highway 54 and 69. This coupon and one dime (10 cents) good for 5 hamburgers.
PLEASANTON -- The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ward, living on the state line east of Pleasanton, was destroyed by fire Saturday night. Mr. and Mrs. Ward were in town and were called out of the picture show. The contents were destroyed except for a few pieces of furniture taken out before the Wards arrived home. The origin of the fire is now known. The property was not insured.
50 YEARS AGO
Political candidates and their supporters are now engaged in their final assault on the voters of Fort Scott. And as usual, they are breaking the law. Fort Scott ordinance prohibits any cards, leaflets or handbills from being placed on vehicles parked on the streets, or upon any yard, or to attach them to the door of any premises. Passed in 1934, the ordinance states that these leaflets, etc. may litter public places, or the sewers may become clogged, or fire hazards created, or filthy conditions caused."
Mid-Continental Waterproofing Co., Inc., 315 E. Wall, entered low bid for roofing and masonry repair work on Memorial Hall. The Fort Scott's firm bid was $16,900 with additional fees for stone replacement work. It will not be known how much stone is to be replaced until the work is under way. City officials pointed out this will be the first exterior repair work to be done on the hall.
25 YEARS AGO