100 YEARS AGO
Yesterday was a day of accidents for the fire departments. One of the large wagons, the new one, is sitting on Scott Avenue with a broken axle. Only a short time will be required to repair it, but until that can be accomplished the fire protection will be lessened, as only the one wagon and the old hose reel are available. Chief Ausman's buggy is also in the shop at the present time and the fire headquarters presents a peculiar view with the old equipment that has been brought into service again.
Yesterday afternoon a fire occurred at the home of Professor Hawkins on Hendricks Street. On the run to the scene of the blaze, one of the tires on the old wagon broke through. It did not prevent the completion of the run.
The new wagon was sent to Professor Lovan at 212 S. Holbrook St. En route, the rear axle broke in the center. The men were such a short distance from the fire that it was controlled, but with little loss.
75 YEARS AGO
A man charged with the theft of a blue melton zipper coat from the Katy freight depot on Nov. 24, 1937, was arraigned in district court this morning and upon his entering a plea of guilty to the charge was sentenced by Judge W.F. Jackson to serve a term of one year and one day in the state penitentiary.
Harry McKey has purchased the Ralph B. Porter home at 624 S. Crawford St. and will move his family there Feb. 15.
A double garage in the rear of the Walter Defebaugh home at 720 Walburn St. was totally destroyed by fire this afternoon. Some wood that was stored in the building was also consumed. The loss is estimated at $150.
Wife Preserver: A long- handled fork is best to rake foods from the hot fire when you cook out-of-doors. Fasten a long-handled kitchen fork to a yard stick, broom handle or straight, stout stick.
County Treasurer and Mrs. W.T. Blincoe visited their farm home yesterday and had as dinner guests Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bennett.
50 YEARS AGO
Three new members were elected to the board of directors at the Fort Scott Country Club as follows: Griff Hughes, Noble Johnson and Joe Gregory. The new board will continue with the present plans for construction of new facilities which are expected to get under way this month.
A proposed physical education addition to the junior high school will cost approximately $70,000, the Board of Education was told. A preliminary floor plan was presented by architect Warren Cormen. The addition would be built to the west side of the present building. Eight rows of seats for 400 persons are included on the preliminary plan for the balcony.
25 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: "The Lifeflight helicopter lands at Mercy Hospital throwing up a cloud of powdery snow. The helicopter landed at the hospital Thursday afternoon to pick up a baby who was to be flown to the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan." -- Photo by John Lechliter
Notice to VFW members: There will be a $50 Savings Bond given away at the Jan. 12 and Jan. 26 meetings, as well as other prizes.
Special services at the First Church of God marked the beginning of the centennial year. The congregation's first building was constructed in 1888 at the corner of Oak and Grant streets. The present building was constructed in 1927 at the corner of Wall and Broadway streets.