100 YEARS AGO
This was the coldest morning of the winter in Fort Scott, the thermometer registering two degrees below zero at daylight. A few at various places over the city registered one degree colder than that, but the majority registered two below, and that is considered authentic. But it was not noticed as much as on some previous mornings, as there was little or no wind. The government thermometer also registered two below. Press dispatches show that the cold is intense at points in Colorado, the thermometers at Steamboat Springs registered as low as 54 below. This is unusual, even for Colorado.
Star Barber Shop, 3 S. Main St., in connection with a shoe shine parlor: Ducky Clary, first chair; Pal Roe, second chair; Ray Flinn, third chair; Frank Conrad, fourth chair.
75 YEARS AGO
NOTICE: Sealed bids will be taken to sell two-room frame school building, District 23, Pawnee Station. Bids to be opened Jan. 13 at the site of the building. We reserve the right to accept or reject all bids. -- Board of Education, Fred Crystal, Clerk.
Whiteside's Store No. 1, corner of Oak and National; Store No. 2, corner of Third and Crawford: ground beef, 2 pounds five nickels; Ares Flour, 24 pound bag 59 cents; G.E. lightbulbs, 10 cents; hominy, No. 2 can 5 cents; mop sticks, each 10 cents; clothes pins, 4 dozen 10 cents.
The records of the office of Sheriff George Hare since he went into office on Jan. 11, 1937, up to the present time show that he had a total of 151 prisoners in the county jail.
Fay Henry, who is employed at the welfare office's commodity room in the courthouse basement, planned to finish sacking today the last of the shipment of 5,600 pounds of oranges received the first of the week for distribution among relief clients.
The oranges will be given out Saturday whether or not an additional large consignment of commodities allotted to the county arrive in time for distribution then.
50 YEARS AGO
First steps toward merging the county and city jails have been taken.
County commissioners and Mayor William Rardin met yesterday to work out details of the consolidation. Under the proposed plan, city jailer Joe Johnson and his family would move from their present quarters above the city jail to the living quarters in the county jail, now occupied by Sheriff Clarence Northrop. Northrop and his family would move to a private residence.
The city would rent space in the county jail from the county and would have separate offices. The sheriff would maintain his office in the courthouse. The move is expected to be of considerable savings to taxpayers.
Notice: Check our exclusive listings before buying. -- Oberzan Realty Co., 1702 S. Eddy St.
Citizens National Bank, 79 Years of Banking Service, 1884-1963. Make our bank your bank and enjoy the convenience of one-stop modern banking service. Main Bank at Wall and Main; Drive-In Bank, Wall and Judson.
25 YEARS AGO
(Jan. 7) -- After two major snow and ice storms already this winter, Bourbon County and surrounding areas seemed to shrug off the five inches of snow that fell yesterday and this morning. High temperatures were in the teens and lows only a few degrees above zero.
The selection process for a new police chief for Fort Scott has been completed and city manager Marty Stricklan said he will announce someone next week who will fill the position.
Stricklan told The Tribune that three of about 18 applications were interviewed for the position which was left open when Police Chief Dale Ogran died Nov. 19 at his home.