100 YEARS AGO
Arcadia, the bustling little city south of here, has started two campaigns and with the little assistance which Pittsburg and Fort Scott can give, intends to make both a success. The first is for the proposed interurban road from this city to Pittsburg and the other is to help the building of the good roads from Joplin to Pittsburg and to Fort Scott.
A booster meeting will be held this evening in Arcadia which will be attended by all the citizens of that city, the farmers within a wide radius and several delegates from Fort Scott and Pittsburg. Local men who are interested in this move are glad to see Arcadia start the move and get enthusiastic about it.
When this spirit grips a township it can generally get what it wants, for where there is a will, there is a way.
75 YEARS AGO
Fort Scott, next Wednesday, ought to be the biggest and most significant day in this city's history. That is the day when the dairy industry literally "comes to town" to be our guests at the Fort Scott Dairy District Party. Dairying supports hundreds upon hundreds of families in this district. Dairying means more money spent in this community. Dairying, which has withstood well the fluctuations of agriculture and business, has remained a great steadying influence. Let us pay tribute to a great industry and to the men who make it what it is today.
The Business Women's Club members announced that as a part of their work in supporting the Fort Scott Dairy District Party they would open a restroom for women and children in the room at 114 S. Main St., formerly occupied by the Style Shop. It is hoped that all women visitors will make this their headquarters.
50 YEARS AGO
Dr. Guy I. Akers was appointed Bourbon County coroner to succeed the late Dr. L.L. Cooper. Gov. John Anderson made the appointment. Dr. Akers is connected with the Newman-Young Clinic, 200 S. Main.
Harry Fisher, chairman of the community centennial committee, said all expenses have been paid and the event was a big success. Fisher went on to express his appreciation for what he called excellent cooperation of all persons connected with the observance.
Photo caption: "Among 30 women students who are candidates for 1962 Military Ball Queen and honorary ROTC brigade commander at Kansas State College, Pittsburg, is Mrs. Jerry Wheeler, the former Phyllis Hudson, of Fort Scott.
Four Fort Scott Tigers were named to the All-SEK football team by the league's coaches. Lewis Kalm and Larry Young were named to the offensive team and David Cummings and Tommy Gorman were selected on the defensive team. Receiving honorable mention were Bill Endicott, Bruder Stapleton, Dick Gordon and Rodney Stark.
25 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: "A flagpole installed in front of the Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce recently was dedicated by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The Olson-Frary-Burkhart VFW Post 1165 donated the flagpole to the Chamber so the U.S. and Kansas flags could be flown on the same staff. Pictured are R.C. "Tot" Coyan, Perry Dobbins, Floyd Parks and Commander Steve Buell. The pole was made by the Pavey Machine Works and a plaque at the base of the pole was donated by Bruce Marble & Granite Works." -- Photo by Anna Laudati
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Clary, rural Deerfield, will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Blue Room at Fort Scott Community College. The couple's children will be hosts.