100 YEARS AGO
For several months, there has been talk in regard to the establishment of an electric light plant at Fulton, and it is probable that by the time spring comes, the town to our north will have electric lights of its own. The report has reached here several times that definite action had been taken on this matter. But it has not as yet been put before the town board for action.
Special school children's matinee Saturday at the Pictureland, with prices at 5 cents and 10 cents.
Mr. and Mrs. B.E. Sells have issued invitations a for dancing party for next Saturday at Union Hall.
MAPLE GROVE -- James M. Laughlin's new barn is nearing being completed.
On account of the storm, there was no Sunday School at Maple Grove.
We understand that the supper at Maple Grove last Monday night netted about $9.50.
75 YEARS AGO
One of the largest funeral services ever held in Mapleton was the one held yesterday for Eldon Grover Cook, young man of that community. Over 400 attended the service held at the Latter Day Saints church. A cortege of 125 cars went with the family to the cemetery.
"Push" Hembree and family moved yesterday from the T.J. Strode farm, three miles south of Catt School, to the E.J. Hawkins place, at Tubtown. A farewell supper was given for the departing family. There were 18 families present at the event.
CITY LAUNDRY -- Shirts thoroughly washed, finished by hand, starched to individual taste, buttons sewed on, tears are mended, collars turned; 24-hour service.
FULTON -- The girls' drum corps, under the direction of Miss Nora Mae Craig, has been practicing new drills and will appear soon at some of the basketball games. Patti West is the drum major.
FULTON -- Several new courses have been added at the high school curriculum. The new subjects include sociology, mechanical drawing, vocations and speech.
Mound City -- Mayor R.C. Swift sent his resignation to the city council at the regular council meeting. W.R. Austin, president of the council, becomes acting mayor and will serve until the next city election in April 1939. Ill health caused Mr. Swift to resign.
The report of Police Judge Everett Blakeley Jr. and Chris Hoy for the month of December, as filed with City Clerk Christina Luffel, shows that during the month in police court $59 was in new fines were collected and $25 in old fines, bringing the total to $84.
We wash-- You save, at Campbell's Laundry and Cleaning, the licensed sanitone cleaners. You get 10 lbs. of wet wash for only 40 cents
50 YEARS AGO
Business in Bourbon County apparently was good, as the number of business establishments increased by 19 and the county's effective buying surged forward. These points are included in reports just released by Dun & Bradstreet, Inc., and the University of Wichita. William J. Gordon, district manager of the Kansas City office of Dun & Bradstreet, said there now are 277 business concerns in the county as compared to 258 in 1961.
The prediction is an extension of the previous trend and presupposes that the county population will dwindle through the next eight years a the same rate from 1950 to 1960.
Retail sales in Bourbon County will increase each year through 1970, the report says.
Shortly before 6 p.m. yesterday firemen were called to an apartment in the heart of the city. On arrival they found girls sharing an apartment had let the biscuits burn, and the smoke from the biscuits was frightening enough to get firemen on the job.
25 YEARS AGO